Bollywood is a second largest film industry in the world just after Hollywood. So many actors tried their luck in Bollywood however only few of them established as evergreen successful Bollywood actors. Yes, there are some Bollywood actors who will never miss whenever we will talk about all time successful actors of Bollywood. Therefore, Top 10 About has decided to shortlist evergreen Bollywood superstars through a fresh list of top 10 successful Bollywood actors of all time.
Top 10 Successful Bollywood Actors of All Time
Here are the 10 evergreen superstars of Hindi Cinema starting from Dilip Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan. Some of the Bollywood superstars in this list are not alive presently but they will always be in the heart of their fans.
10. Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor is a successful Bollywood actor, producer who has emerged in many Bollywood films, International films and TV series. He started his acting career in 1979 from Umesh Mehra’s Hamare Tumhare in a modest role. Thereafter, he has given so many outstanding Hindi films such as Mashaal, Meri Jung, Tezaab, Beta, Taal, No Entry, Slumdog Millionaire, Dil Dhadakne Do etc.
Internationally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognized Indian actors of all time. His first role in an international movie was Slumdog Millionaire for which he got the Screen Actors club Award for Outstanding Performance. He has also starred in the 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol for which he expected good reviews from critics and audience. His show in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated rave reviews from the American press.
Therefore, if you look his entire filmy career, he always being in the lame light which prove him one of the successful Bollywood actors ever.
9. Akshay Kumar
Who don’t know about Akshay Kumar? He is one of the most popular Bollywood actors of 2018. According to his entertaining Hindi films and fan following, we can undoubtedly say that he is one of the successful actors of Bollywood. He has been selected for Filmfare Awards some times while won it two times.
He has come into view in more than 125 movies. When he began his acting profession in the 1990s, he generally starred in action films. And he was particularly famous for his appearances in feature movie commonly called the “Khiladi series”. The following year he was rewarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In year 2011 The Asian Awards honored Akshay Kumar for his outstanding achievement in Cinema.
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8. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is another one of the most popular and successful Indian actors today. He is also recognized as one of the most influential actors. He was known as the typical “chocolate hero” for his look however he proved himself as a teen icon.
Uncle Nasir Hussain directed, Yadon Ki Baraat, was his first movie. He acted as a child actor and appeared in the title song of the movie. His first profitable success came in year 1988 with the Bollywood movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. His cousin with Nasir Hussain’s son Mansoor Khan directed this movie. After that, he has come into view in a number of blockbuster films such as Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, Gajni, 3Idiots, Dhoom 3, PK, Secret Superstar, Dangal etc.
Firstly he married with Reena Dutta in year 1986. They have two children- a son Junaid, and a daughter Ira. He got divided with his first wife in year 2002, ending the 15-year marriage. He got married with Kiran Rao on 28 December 2005.
7. Salman Khan
Salman Khan is a most popular Indian actor who was born on 27 December 1965. He is the son of a prominent screenwriter, Salim Khan. Although, being the son of a prominent father, he struggled hard to get fame and popularity in the Bollywood film industry. He never uses his father name for his success but instead he is one of the most successful Bollywood actors of all time.
Making his look in a supporting role in the Bollywood movie Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), he started his profession as an actor. With the movie Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), he made his mature debut. It was his first profitable success. It also helped him to succeed a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. For his look in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, he acquires Filmfare Award for greatest Supporting Actor. Now his name is enough for box office hit as there is huge fan following of him across all over India.
6. Shahrukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is the only Indian actor who have huge fan following all around the world. He is the most popular Bollywood actor worldwide as comparing to other shortlisted successful Bollywood actors here. He was born on 2 November 1965. Shah Rukh Khan started his acting profession with the release of Bollywood movie Dewaana. At that time, he won the heart of millions of people through his great performance and multi talented acting skills.
Sha Rukh Khan aka SRK is recognize as one of the most successful Bollywood actors of all time. He is also one of the most handsome men in the world. He enjoys wonderful respect in all walks of life till now which made him an evergreen superstar of Indian cinema.
The list of successful Bollywood actors is not complete without the name of Dharmendra. He was famous for his handsome look and outstanding acting skills. That is why, he is recognized as one of the greatest actors that have ever produced in Bollywood industry.
This evergreen actor is popular by many different names in Bollywood industry. He is famous as ‘Garam’ Dharam. Dharmendra shared the same achievement in both action as well as romantic films. He was one of the top Bollywood actors of his time also still active in cinema till date.
This Bollywood superstar started his career with Arjun Hingorani’s movie Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960), but got fame as a solo hero with Phool Aur Patthar (1966). And for this he selected first time for Filmfare as Best Actor Award.
4. Amitabh Bachchan
He was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad. Undoubtedly, he is truly deserving Indian actor to be occupied in this list of top 10 successful Bollywood actors of all time. He first gained fame in the early 1970s as the “angry young man” of Hindi cinema. Thereafter he appeared in over 180 Indian films across more than four decades.
He is generally recognize as one of the greatest, respected and successful actors in the history of Indian cinema. French director Francois Truffaut called him a “one-man industry”.
He married to Bollywood actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple has two children, Shweta Nanda as well as Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek is also a Bollywood actor and is married with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai.
3. Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna was the most handsome Indian actor who had wide fan following all over India. This evergreen megastar is also referred as the “First Superstar” of Indian Bollywood cinema. Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka was born on 29 December 1942 and died on 18 July 2012. He was also one of most popular and successful actors of Bollywood film industry who given so many blockbuster Hindi films.
He made his debut as an actor with Bollywood movie Aakhri Khat in 1996. But his fame as an actor came with Ravindra Dave’s movie, “Raaz” in 1967. During his career he appeared in more than 160 movie. In most of his movies, he acted as a solo hero.
He honored with Filmfare Best Actor Awards three times and also nominated fourteen times for the same category. Besides that he won the BFJA Awards for Best Actor four times and nominated 27 times for the same category. In 2005, he received the Film fare Lifetime Success Award.
He married to Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia and they have two daughters Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna.
2. Dev Anand
Dev Anand is recognized as one of the most romantic and successful Bollywood actors of all time. He was born on 26 September 1923 and died on 3 December 2011. This superstar of Indian cinema will always be keep in mind for his style of delivering wonderful dialogue quickly as well as love of shaking head while speaking.
It became Dev Anand trademark in Hindi cinema. With a payment of Rs. 160, Dev Anand started his profession in the military censor office at Church gate, in film city Mumbai. His first movie as an actor was Hum Ek Hain (1946), which was existing by Prabhat Talkies. It did not bring anything any success for him.
Shaheed Latif directed with Bombay Talkies produced, Ziddi, in 1948 helped him to get his initial and first success. And thereafter the rest is history, he is still recognize as most successful Bollywood actors. The Indian government gives him Padma Bhushan award in year 2001 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in year 2002. And he won two Film fare Best Actor Awards for Kalapani (1958) also Guide (1966). He also received Film fare Lifetime Success Award in 1991.
1. Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar is an most famous Indian film actor. He was born on 12 December 1922 as Muhammad Yusuf Khan in Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar Pakistan in a Pashtun family. Dilip Kumar is recognize as all time successful Bollywood actors and greatest actors of Indian cinema. He debuted as an actor in the movie Bollywood Jwar Bhata (1944). He is the first actor to get a Film fare Best Actor Award in year 1954. Also the Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan award in year 1991. He also got Dadasaheb Phalke Award in year 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. Dilip sahab also nominated for Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament for a term. He has stop working from the Indian Film Industry in year 1998.