Who are the 5 Best Bollywood Actors? There have been hundreds of actors in Bollywood, many of them reaching legendary status. That being said, we can only focus on the contemporary 5 best actors in Bollywood. These actors are favorites of masses and they have been picked based on popularity and their star power owing to their hits and super hits. Here is a list of these stellar celluloid gods.
- Shahrukh Khan: Also known as the "King Khan" of Bollywood has been the leading man in more than 60 movies in a career spanning more than two decades. His movies have raked millions of rupees at the box office and have won him several nominations and awards (25 Best Actor awards so far). He has a tremendous fan following both in India and other parts of the world, more so than Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. One of his all time best films is "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ, as it is popularly called) which is also the longest running Indian film ever.
- Aamir Khan: Known as the perfectionist of Bollywood is often compared to Tom Hanks. His illustrious career has spanned more than two decades (a contemporary of Shahrukh Khan). He is known for being choosy about his projects and being very detail oriented about his work. His last two films "Ghajini" and "3 Idiots" are the highest grossing Bollywood films ever. His earlier films like "Lagaan," "Rang De Basanti" and "Taare Zameen Pe" have been chosen for the top slot at the Oscars in the foreign film category.
- Salman Khan: Known as the Hero of the masses, he has no awards or accolades to back two decades of his work in Bollywood. He however has a huge fan following making him a very bankable star. Some of his mega hits are "Main Ne Pyar Kiya," "Hum Aap Ke Hai Kyon," "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam," "Tere Naam," and the recent "Wanted." He was the first star to herald the shirtless era in Bollywood with his rippling muscles, which to this day attracts attention.
- Saif Ali Khan: The young "Nawab" of Bollywood is very much a part of the Best 5 actors of Bollywood owing to his versatility and excellent work of more nearly two decades. He started out slow with many duds which did no justice to his acting ability. "Dil Chahta Hai" catapulted him in the big league where his outstanding comic timing was highlighted. He followed it up with movies like "Kal Ho Na Ho," "Omkara," "Hum Tum," "Love Aaj Kal" and many more. His romance with the reigning queen of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor has also given a lot of momentum to his star power.
- Akshay Kumar: The golden boy of Bollywood and a dark horse of sorts. He is probably the most versatile actor with every possible type of role under his belt. His movies are known to be sure shot money makers. He has consistently starred in hit after hit in Bollywood. His hits are way too many to name, some notable ones are his first "Khiladi," "Hera Pheri," "Singh is King" and many more. He is one other actor whom the awards haven't been very favorable to but his loyal fans are proof of his place in the 5 best Bollywood actors. This dare devil actor still performs most of his stunts himself.