1. Om Puri
Om Puri was one of the Versatile actors in the history of Indian cinema who acted in mainstream commercial as well as parallel movies. He debuted in 1976 in a Marathi film Ghaashiram Kotwal and later he delivered some stellar performances in Ardh Satya, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Aakrosh, Mirch Masala. He entertained the audience with his perfect comic timing in Hera Peri, Welcome, Singh Is King, Bajrangi Bhaijan and many more. he played a memorable role in ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ an American comedy. He was a Padma Shri award recipient, winner of two National Film Awards, Received Honorary OBE(Order of the British Empire) for his contribution to British Cinema and many National and International Film Festival awards.
2. Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar is the legendary Indian actor, he started his career as a stage actor and made his debut with a small role in Hum Hindustani. The screen name Sanjeev Kumar was given by Sawan Kumar Tak. He was seen as a protagonist in the film Nishan and in Naya Din Nayi he played nine roles in the movie “Nayi din nayi raat”. Mausam, Sholay, Angoor, Aandhi, Trishul, Silsila are some of his best films. He has received National Film for Best Actor for the films Dastak and Koshish, Filmfare Award for Best actor and BFJA Best Actor Award for Koshish
3. Pankaj Kapoor
Pankaj Kapoor is undeniably one of the best actors in the Indian Film Industry. He has contributed a lot to theatres, Big Screen and also a television and proved his acting mettle in a variety of roles. The audience called him as an all-rounder for his versatile roles. Some of his must-watch performances are as an understated menace in Maqbool, as dead-face humor in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and as a Drunken buffoonery in Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. His popular movies are Ek Doctor KI Maut, The Blue Umbrella, Dharm. He is the winner of three National Film Awards, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor and Best Villan Awards, Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role.
4. Farooq Shaikh
Farooq Shaikh was an Indian actor, philanthropist and television presenter born on 25th March in Amroli. He had his own style in acting, he was straightforward but polite and his warmth both on and off-screen was hard to miss. Shaikh became the Charming actor in the 1907s and 80s with equal command over theatre and films. His career as an actor started in 1973 with a film called Garam Hawa. His chemistry with actress Deepti Naval was most loved by the audience who acted together in Chashme buddoor, Saath Saath, Katha, Faasle and many more.
5. Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah is one of the finest actors in the Indian Film Industry. For two decades he entertaining the audience with immense talent, maturity, and versatility in his roles. As an Urdu poet in negative character Shah will be remembered forever Sarfarosh, A corrupt cop in Maqbool, common man in A Wednesday, a superstar in Dirty Picture Shah was pretty impressive. He played the lead role in Ijaazat, Jalwa, Hero Hiralal. He is awarded the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. He is a winner of three National Film Awards and many National and International Film Festival Awards.
6. Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar is Indian popular Actor, Director, and Producer. He had started doing theatre in the late 1960s and It was 1974, his first film Rajnigandha hit the big screen and “the boy next door” landed in the film industry. Most of his characters in the films were based on the day-to-day struggles of the common man which the audience loved. Later he enjoyed hits like Choti Si Baat, Chitchor, Baaton Baaton Mein. He also entertained the audience with his comic timing in films like Gol Maal, Naram Garam. The audience were are also thrilled to see him as a villain in Bhumika.
7. Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan is primarily a versatile Tamil actor but has also done films in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bengali films. He made his debut with a Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma in 1960 when he was just 6 years old. In 50 years of his career was witnessed as an Artist, Filmmaker, Choreographer, Singer, Lyricist and what not. Moondram Pirai, Salangai Oli, Nayagan, Hey Ram, Anbe Sivam are his epic movies. He received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award, Chevalier Award by the French government, The Padma Bhushan, National film Award and many more.
8. Guru Dutt
Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone famously known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer, and actor. His movies Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, and Chaudhvin Ka Chand were classics during the 1950s and the 60s in which Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool were included among the greatest films of all time by Time magazine. His journey was full of challenges he did small parts in films like Chand, Lakhrani, and choreographed a song in Hum Ek Hain later Dutt got an opportunity to work with Amiya Chakravarty and Gyan Mukherjee. His directorial debut was in 1951 with the film Baazi and later C.I.D, Jaal, Baaz saw huge success
9. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
From his struggling days as a watchman to a Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui has established himself as one of the best actors of Bollywood. After watching a play for the first time he dreamed of becoming an actor and joined the National School of Drama. He made his debut with a small role in Saraarosh and then Shool, Jungle, Munna Bhai MBBS. Some of his best performances are in Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur, Kick, Badlapur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He has won the National Film Award and many other awards.
Pran Krishan Sikand was one of the Hindi cinema’s best-known antagonists who intimidated heroes and heroines which his menacing eyes and powerful screen presence. In his entire career, he has appeared in over 350 films. He did leading roles in Khandaan, Pilpili Saheb and Halaku. His roles in Upkar, Johny Mera Naam, Shaheed, Purab Aur Paschim, Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony are the best performances. He has received the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his lifetime achievement and many film awards.
11. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachan is a mega-star. He has played in about 200 movies. He has given many blockbusters. His comic timing is good (Young age), He is also known as an angry young man of Bollywood. He has received national awards for movies BLACK, PA, PIKU.
12. Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal is one of the most versatile actors in the Bollywood of all times who has never failed to entertain us for the last 3 decades be it Baburao in Hera Pheri or his funny yet negative side in Andaz Apna Apna. Some of his memorable performances are in the films Hungama, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Welcome, Malamal Weekly, Sardar, Phir Hera Pheri, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge and many more. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution in the entertainment industry, The National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in films Woh Chokri and Sir, Film Fare Award for Best Comedian.
13. Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee is an Indian Actor who proved wrong to all who think that it takes only a good face to become an actor. He belongs to the list of actors who have struggled a lot in their past. At first, he was rejected from the National School after applying for four consecutive years of Drama but later He proved them wrong by his incredible performances in films like Satya, Shool, Zubeidaa, Pinjar, Raajneeti, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Satyagraha, Special 26, Aligarh. National Film Award and Filmfare were also given to him.
14. Sanjay Mishra
Sanjay Mishra is an actor who is best known for his comedy roles and is delivering soulful performances for 25 years and made their mark in the industry by performing unconventional roles. He made his debut in the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! and later films include Rajkumar, Satya, Masaan, Ankhon Dekhi, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga, Phas Gaye Re Obama, Golmaal Again,
15. Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar is best known as an Indian Philanthropist, theatre and movie actor, who is remembered for some of his Soulful performances. He is a veteran who served as the captain in the Indian army during the Kargil War. Parinda, Krantiveer, Ab Tak Chhappan, Prahaar: The Final Attack, Wajood, Apaharan, Tirangaa, The Attacks of 26/11, Welcome are Some of his Best. Nana Patekar also founded an NGO called Naam Foundation to help farmers and their families who are affected by drought in Maharashtra. He was awarded the Padma Shri. He has won two National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, One for Best Actor and many Filmfare Awards.
16. Aamir Khan
The world’s most successful actor who sets a new record at the box office every time his film releases, he films Ghajini, 3 Idiots, PK, and Dangal are the first to collect 100cr, 200cr, 300cr, and 350crs respectively.
17. Vijay Raaz:
Vijay Raaz is an Indian actor who shines on the big whether be it a small role or a bad film. After a long time, the film Monsoon Wedding gave him a break and later started getting many roles, He was cast as the lead role in the film Raghu Romeo which was also a box office success. Later on many films such as Run, Deewane Huye Pagal, Dhamaal, Welcome, Delhi Belly, Pataakha, Gully Boy, Soorma are must watch.
18. Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri was a great actor and human being who appeared in more the 200 films and has portrayed some of the most memorable villains in Indian cinema. The great American Filmmaker Steven Spielberg described him as his favourite villain. He is known for his iconic roles like Mogambo in Mr India and Chaudhry Baldev Singh – Simran’s father in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Nayak: The Real Hero, Meri Jung, Damini, Karan Arjun, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Virasat, Koyla, Gandhi are his best performances.
19. Abhay Deol
Abhay Deol is an Indian actor and producer born in the Deol family. At a young age, he began acting in a theatre production at his school and made his debut in 2005 with Socha Na Tha. Later Deol performance in Manorama Six Feet Under, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Dev.D gained praise from the critics. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara became the highest-grossing film of Bollywood and Raanjhanaa, Happy Bhag Jayegi, Road Movie, Chakravyuh are some of his best films. He received the Indo – American Arts Council Film Festival Award.
20. Boman Irani
Boman Irani is a well-known Indian film and actor who is best known for his negative and comic roles. Earlier he used to work as a photographer and was very passionate about acting and started training under Hansraj Siddhia where he adopted various acting methods and made his debut with film Darna Mana Hai and with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S he became very popular. Main Hoon Na, Veer-Zaara, Don, Housefull, Cocktail, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, 3 Idiots, PK are his best performances. He has received Iifa and Filmfare awards for his best performances.
21. Rahul Bose
The multi-talented Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist and a rugby player who played international rugby for India for 12 years. His movies Chameli, Shaurya, Pyaar Ke Side effects, The Japanese Wife, Mr and Mrs Iyer, Kaalpurush, Jhankaar Beats, Split Wide Open, English August, Everybody Says I’m Fine! Bombay Boys, Anuranan is the best.
22. Rajkumar Rao
Rajkumar Rao is one of the most talented and versatile actors in the present generation of Bollywood. He has made a place in Bollywood with his acting skills, without deadly looks. His movie Love Sex Aur Dokha gave him a break and later he did Ragini MMS, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Chittagong, Talaash, Kai Po Che!, Shahid, Queen, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Stree which proved his acting mettle. He received the National Film Award, 3 Film fare Award and Asia Pacific Screen Award.