5:25 am - Tuesday July 29, 2014

Top 100 Best Bollywood Actors Of All Time

Greatest Bollywood Actors of All time

Bollywood has a very long history. Over a period of more than 100 years Indian cinema has given many timeless and classic films. Bollywood might have been criticized for not giving chances to new talents at right time yet it is acceptable fact that Indian cinema has produced some of the finest actors of all time. As Bollywood has influence on people of India so many actors are worshiped like god by the fans. Here I have made a list of Top 100 Best Bollywood actors of all time. I have tried to make this list as unbiased as possible. You will find a wide variety of talented actors in the list. You will find the obvious choices (actors who are universally accepted as face of Hindi Cinema). You will also find actors who not only got critical acclaim in Indian movies but were also praised for their contribution to Hollywood films. You will also find actors who were praised on Big screen but found more popularity and fan following from small screen (TV).

There were various factors and standards that were kept in mind while making this list. We did not include any actor just on the basis of because he is handsome, have tall height and super hero physique. We did not chose actors just because his films are able to earn 100 crore in a week or so. Though the above two factors did contributed in ranking but the only factor which was the major standard was – method acting. Many Indian actors developed their own unique and distinct style in acting and they became popular for that. In fact many dialogues became popular in Indian cinema just because of the actor who quote them. We have also included actors who were popular in south Indian cinema more but also were praised for their acting in Bollywood Films.

best bollywood actors

So here is the list of 100 Greatest Indian Actors of All time. If you find any of your favorite male bollywood actor missing then do let us know in comments):

100. Kumar Gaurav
best bollywood actors
99. Ronit Roy
best bollywood actors
98. Gulshan Grover
best bollywood actors
97. Arbaaz Khan
best bollywood actors
96. Suriya
best bollywood actors
95. Sunil Shetty
best bollywood actors
94. Tushar Kapoor
best bollywood actors
93. Arshad Warsi
best bollywood actors
92. Sharman Joshi
best bollywood actors
91. Mohnish Behl
best bollywood actors
90. Shahid Kapoor
best bollywood actors
89. Arjun Rampal
best bollywood actors
88. Akshaye Khanna
best bollywood actors
87. Randeep Hooda
best bollywood actors
86. Vivek Oberoi
best bollywood actors
85. Kulbhushan Kharbanda
best bollywood actors
84. Om Parkash
best bollywood actors
83. Prakash Raj
best bollywood actors
82. Chunky Pandey
best bollywood actors
81. Jimmy Shergil
best bollywood actors
80. Rahul Bose
best bollywood actors
79. Raj Babbar
best bollywood actors
78. Asrani
best bollywood actors
77. Farhan Akhtar
best bollywood actors
76. Saif Ali Khan
best bollywood actors
75. Prem Nath
best bollywood actors
74. Randhir Kapoor
best bollywood actors
73. Ritesh Deshmukh
best bollywood actors
72. Dara Singh
best bollywood actors
71. Shekhar Suman
best bollywood actors
70. Kishore Kumar
best bollywood actors
69. Rajendra Kumar
best bollywood actors
68. Rakesh Roshan
best bollywood actors
67. Raaj Kumar
best bollywood actors
66. Prem Chopra
best bollywood actors
65. Mukesh Khanna
best bollywood actors
64. John Abraham
best bollywood actors
63. Vikram
best bollywood actors
62. Utpal Dutt
best bollywood actors
61. Chiranjeevi
best bollywood actors
60. Abhay Deol
best bollywood actors
59. Pankaj Kapoor
best bollywood actors
58. Mamooty
best bollywood actors
57. Danny Denzogpa
best bollywood actors
56. Mohanlal
best bollywood actors
55. Mehmood
best bollywood actors
54. Nagarjuna Akkineni
best bollywood actors
53. Farooq Sheikh
best bollywood actors
52. Prithvi Raj Kapoor
best bollywood actors
51. Boman Irani
best bollywood actors
50. Jackie Shroff
best bollywood actors
49. Madhavan
best bollywood actors
48. Shakti Kapoor
best bollywood actors
47. Guru Dutt
best bollywood actors
46. Feroz Khan
best bollywood actors
45. Emraan Hashmi
best bollywood actors
44. Bobby Deol
best bollywood actors
43. Abhishek Bachchan
best bollywood actors
42. Amjad Khan
best bollywood actors
41. Satrughan Sinha
best bollywood actors
40. Jitendra
best bollywood actors
39. Ashok Kumar
best bollywood actors
38. Vinod Khanna
best bollywood actors
37. Om Puri
best bollywood actors
36. Amol Palekar
best bollywood actors
35. Kadar Khan
best bollywood actors
34. Paresh Rawal
best bollywood actors
33. Govinda
best bollywood actors
32. Manoj Bajpai
best bollywood actors
31. Anil Kapoor
best bollywood actors
30. Sanjay Dutt
best bollywood actors
29. Sunny Deol
best bollywood actors
28. Rajnikanth
best bollywood actors
27. Pran
best bollywood actors
26. Nana Patekar
best bollywood actors
25. Mithun Chakraborty
best bollywood actors
24. Manoj Kumar
best bollywood actors
23. Anupam Kher
best bollywood actors
22. Irrfan Khan
best bollywood actors
21. Ranbir Kapoor
best bollywood actors
20. Amrish Puri
best bollywood actors
19. Shammi Kapoor
best bollywood actors
18. Sunil Dutt
best bollywood actors
17. Hrithik Roshan
best bollywood actors
16. Ajay Devgan
best bollywood actors
15. Salman Khan
best bollywood actors
14. Akshay Kumar
best bollywood actors
13. Rishi Kapoor
best bollywood actors
12. Shashi Kapoor
best bollywood actors
11. Raj Kapoor
best bollywood actors
10. Dharamendra
best bollywood actors
9. Sanjeev Kumar
best bollywood actors
8. Kamal Hassan
best bollywood actors
7. Naseerudin Shah
best bollywood actors
6. Dev Anand
best bollywood actors
5. Rajesh Khanna
best bollywood actors
4. Dilip Kumar
best bollywood actors
3. Shahrukh khan
best bollywood actors
2. Aamir Khan
best bollywood actors
1. Amitabh Bachchan
best bollywood actors

So this was our list of Best Indian Actors. Which of the above listed Bollywood Actor is your favorite? Did we missed any good actor?

68 Responses to “Top 100 Best Bollywood Actors Of All Time”

  1. June 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM #

    AMAZING COLLECTION OF BOLLYWOOD GREAT HEROES AND ACTORS. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS COLLECTION WITH US.

  2. Rehan
    July 20, 2013 at 3:56 PM #

    Great collection but you forgot Rishi Kapoor and Aditya Pancholi.

    • Mr. X
      July 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM #

      Hello Rehan,

      Rishi Kapoor is on 13th Spot

  3. prabhjot singh
    July 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM #

    where is KL SAIGAL the first super star of indian cinema ?

    • Mr. X
      July 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM #

      Hello Prabhjot Sir,

      KL saigal surely was a Great Star. Most Indian audience dont know about him as all his movies dates back before independence. Frankly i haven’t seen any of his movies and all actors listed here are reviewed by us. Our team will surely take a note of KL Saigal. Thanks for your suggestion.

  4. August 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM #

    Dilip kumar is #1 , Srk is #2 both have 8 filmfare award for best actor , Amithab is 3 and Amir khan is on #14 , ITs the original arrangement of bollywood top 100 actor in 100 years

    • hera
      August 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM #

      Amir Khan must be number 1 followed by Big B on number 2 then SRK then the rest of actors

    • hera
      August 17, 2013 at 7:34 AM #

      it is not depending on how much the actor get filmfare award because Indian awards are fake and useless and faithless. .but the real ranking is depending on the value of the actor..and it is so real to put both Amir Khan and Amitab Bachan in the top 2 because they are the most great actors in all time in bollywood. .SRK never pass or never come before the perfectionist and Big B

      • khalil
        April 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM #

        no other than shahrukh as he is the real face of bollywood. truly he has globalized our film industry everywhere in the world. he is the only face who is recognised everywhere. every celeberity is asked to be verified at usa airport even our ministers n its not a news when srk is asked for d same its a news all over d world so he is no 1 of all filmindustries even of hollywood.

    • Yeshwant Sharma
      January 29, 2014 at 4:08 AM #

      Lemme give u a lil info on awards Filmfare awards nowadays have lost there value except once in a blue moon they do come up with good results as in case of barfi n bhaag milkha bhaag ..now according to me SRK did not deserve an award for dtph or for kkhh now that makes his count down to six and I am being liberal here ..dilip Saab has eight of them n he truly deserved them …Amitji has 5 to his name all well deserved and four national awards and let me tell u one national award = 10 Filmfare awards ..so there u have it according to me both amitji n dilip Saab deserve the top spot !! Peace out !!

  5. reza
    August 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM #

    I think Dilip kumar and SRK are number 1 after that Amithab and Aamir khan

    • hera
      August 17, 2013 at 7:44 AM #

      According to UK FORBIS Amitab Bachan is number 1 and Amir Khan is number 2 and some other names such as Hirithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the Top 5.. check Forbis pull for bollywood best actor in all time

  6. Arpita Saha
    August 20, 2013 at 9:54 AM #

    You forgot Siddharth Malhotra!

    • lily
      February 8, 2014 at 6:54 AM #

      I agree he should have been on there

  7. August 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM #

    SRK IS NO. 1………..ALWAYS

  8. nitesh
    August 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM #

    amitabh is 1 to 10

  9. md shoaib
    August 30, 2013 at 1:37 AM #

    Perfect setup

  10. prince
    September 2, 2013 at 5:58 AM #

    salman should be in top five

  11. zuhair khan
    September 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM #

    I think akshay should be placed in top 5 after amir and amitabh as he gave a new identity to bollywood

    • farhan
      November 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM #

      Dilip saab should be on 1 st because he is oxford of industry and amitab,srk,aamir follow dlip saab only pls think about this . I dont appreciate with ur list.dlip sir is original bollywood king. Baadshah and shenshah

      • Mr. X
        November 27, 2013 at 9:53 AM #

        Hello Farhan,

        I Do agree with you. Dilip sir is surely a Legend.

  12. sharookali
    November 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM #

    1.Dilip kumar
    2.Shahrukh khan
    3.Salman Khan
    4.Amir Khan

    This is the currect step

  13. A M Muhas
    December 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM #

    SRK will stand in Top. Bcuz he is the only actor has every recods.

  14. mahya
    December 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM #

    i think srk should be with aamir in second place.

  15. imran ali shahzad
    December 20, 2013 at 4:23 AM #

    shahrukh 1 . dilipkumar 2 amitabh 3 rajesh khanna 4 amir 5

    • aamir's best fan
      December 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM #

      just mind before writing aamir on 4th no.

  16. C
    December 26, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

    I think your list is generally very good. I would certainly agree with Amitabh Bachchan being first.Then for me, it would be Dilip Kumar, then Shahrukh Khan followed by Rajesh Khanna.

  17. Sameer Bhate
    December 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM #

    No one to beat The one & only Amitabh Bachan. All Superlatives go with him. I think there are only 2 Towering Personalities in India.
    1. Amitabh Bachan
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    great contribution in their respective feilds.
    Thanks & Regards, Sameer Bhate

  18. Sabah
    December 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM #

    Where is salman khan…….

    • monika
      March 20, 2014 at 2:52 PM #

      salman khan is on 15th

    • addy
      June 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM #

      spot no. 15

  19. jayesh soni
    January 11, 2014 at 12:56 AM #

    Nice set this is correct list.

  20. Prat
    January 25, 2014 at 7:14 PM #

    You said bollywood actors!! I believe so you considered most of the south Indian actors like mohanlal, mamooty, kamal hassan etc on the basis of their acting in hindi films ..otherwise you know what i mean..

  21. Akash Deshpande
    January 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM #

    So glad to see Aamir, my most favorite at 2nd position and also glad to see Amitabhji on 1st position! They both deserve that!
    They both are too much better than srk.Only two films of srk were extraordinary which are Chak de India and swades, were too many movies of both Aamir and Amitabhji were extraordinary!

  22. ankush P
    January 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM #

    Amithabh and Mr Perfect.Amir no.1

  23. satya
    January 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM #

    Salman Khan, Raj kapoor & Rishi Kapoor should be in the top 10 based on there track record, acting & fan following.

  24. Yeshwant Sharma
    January 29, 2014 at 4:04 AM #

    I really like the list but as a guy from theatre I have a great deal of respect for naseer sir as well .. According to me the top 3 actors have to be Amitji ,Dilip Saab n naseer sir these guys are legends !! All the other actors follow afterwards in today’s generation all the actors cope these three icons !!

  25. lily
    February 8, 2014 at 6:52 AM #

    I do not agree with this list
    1. Ranbir is not and will never be better that Mammooty he doesn’t have the experrience or his skills
    2. Mohan lal is not better that Mammooty
    3. Shahrukh Khan IS better that Amir

    • sksonu
      March 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM #

      Shahrukh is the best actors in the world
      He is a only acting king
      Jab amitabh jaisa bada actor man gaya ki sahrukh me wo baat hai wo acting hai kise koi nahi kar sakta mai kahta hu karna chahe to uski puri jindagi nikal jayeg lekin nahi kar sakta duniya wale tum bhi maan jao srk is best of the world

  26. Sufyan
    February 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM #

    There is a difference between “actors” and “entertainers”…

    A list of top actors should be focused on acting versatility, experimental roles, innate talent and offers a natural screen output.

    Based on this, Nana Patekar and Shashi Kapoor should be much higher. Hritik Roshan is on his way up…

    It is too difficult to compare actors of different generations, but my top pure actor and top pure entertainer are as follows:

    Top Actor – Aamir Khan of the 1990-present
    Top Entertainer – SRK of the 1990-present

  27. Gaurav
    February 25, 2014 at 6:13 PM #

    I think Salman is in 80-100 rank because he is not a actor he is just a Model.
    He does not knows acting he just apprciated by audience by his show up ,muscle

  28. Ho
    March 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM #

    Nawazuddin siddiqui must be there in top 20

    • Sanaullah shinwarie
      March 17, 2014 at 5:39 AM #

      Aamir khan must be number 1
      And shahrukh khan is 2

  29. Priya
    March 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM #

    Srk is the best bcos DDLJ is running in cinema for 18 yrs he should be on no. 1

  30. saad khan
    March 31, 2014 at 11:58 PM #

    srk should on top

  31. krishna
    April 1, 2014 at 12:34 AM #

    i think salman should be in top 10…and how could be ajay devgan in 16 and akshay in 14…not fair for national award winnig actor….u miss great comedian johny lever and rajpal yadav….at least jackie shroff name should be there….where u have mention name of kumar gaurav….sahid kapoor is not so talented…but he is a superstar…but u rated in late 80s whre as abhishek bachan in 40s…how could be possible…

    • krishna
      April 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM #

      huge mistake…jackie shroff name is mentioned…

  32. noel
    April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM #

    I absolutely agree with the first three.

  33. Nimboo
    April 8, 2014 at 5:36 PM #

    Amitabh is the legend and always be………
    Aamir is the king and always be…….
    Srk is a #### always be

    • USAWOOD
      April 26, 2014 at 11:37 PM #

      How did Amir become King?
      Amitabh is the Legend: and always will be…
      and
      SRK is the King and always be.

      If you don”t believe, then search in Genius Book world record, you will find who is the King of Bollywood.

  34. Anand
    April 11, 2014 at 6:09 PM #

    Based on Versatility and not stardom.
    1. Pankaj kapoor
    2. Om Puri
    3. Naseer
    4. Irfan Khan
    5. Aamir Khan
    6. Ranbir Kapoor
    7. Amitabh B
    8. Farooq S
    9. Nawazuddin siddiqui
    10. Sanjeev Kumar.

  35. uday
    April 16, 2014 at 3:33 AM #

    Amitabh,rajesh khanna, dev anand ,dilip kumar, they have given morre memorable movies…so dnt fight for SRK..

  36. manjeet
    April 17, 2014 at 2:27 PM #

    whr is rajesh khanna

  37. garima
    April 22, 2014 at 2:33 AM #

    you forgot ashutosh rana……..

  38. pankaj
    May 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

    You’ve missed out Bharat Bhushan.

  39. chad
    May 16, 2014 at 3:48 AM #

    1 dilip Kumar KING
    2 Raj Kapoor
    3 SRK
    4 amir Khan

  40. Kunal
    May 19, 2014 at 8:19 AM #

    No matter how many awards u get /// no matter whether your film does 100 crore business or not//// It all depends on how much u love your work,, how great u r when it comes to acting //your fan following , your success and love and affection which u get from people.

    No. of awards dont make the difference.. AAmir khan and A bachan – they both are superstars including late Mr. rajesh khanna.

  41. Mintu
    June 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM #

    I don’t agreed Sunil Shetty should came under 50 how could he is in no- 95 he has done fantastic movies no no no I don;;t agreed sorry.

  42. amit
    June 10, 2014 at 6:09 PM #

    After amitabh srk amir akshay is only one actor which make bollywood in all field comady action love imotional so he on top 5 and sunnil shetthy under 50

  43. Bunty
    June 11, 2014 at 1:58 AM #

    Where is Dilip Kumar? He is the greatest actor in the history of Bollywood.

  44. IDS
    June 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM #

    Let’s forget the Stardum.
    If this list is on the bases of quality of ACTING ABILITIES then, It should be :

    1 – Prithviraj Kapoor
    2 – Balraj Sahni
    3 – Amitabh Bachchan
    4 – Sanjeev Kumar.
    5 – Dilip Kumar
    6 – Om Puri.
    7 – Naseeruddin Shah
    8 – Ajay Devgan
    9 – Aamir Khan
    10 – Amrish Puri / Anupam Kher / Akshay Khanna / Irfan Khan / Nawazuddin Siddiqui etc….

    Shahrukh, Salman, Sanjay Dutt, Rajesh Khanna etc. are STARS and not ACTORS at all….

  45. pushkar ravi
    June 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM #

    govinda is my fevoret

  46. paxx
    June 15, 2014 at 9:27 PM #

    1amitab
    2dharmendra
    3srk
    4salman
    5amir

  47. shanya
    June 29, 2014 at 8:59 PM #

    i think arjun rampal should atleast be in top 20 his movies were fantastic and how can chunkey pundey is in 82 where arjun rampal is in 89 i think there is a mistake

  48. Zarhaab
    July 6, 2014 at 11:08 AM #

    I think NO. 1 is Dilip Kumar and NO. 2 is Amitab and Then Amir Khan

  49. raja hareshchand
    July 10, 2014 at 12:58 AM #

    so how can you say any other best then dilip kumar
    dilip kumar (kohinoor) is most expensive diamond in the world

  50. benchettah
    July 12, 2014 at 7:31 AM #

    i think that sharukh is best then aamir in ranking so you should correct this mistake pleas.

  51. yuvraj
    July 14, 2014 at 3:15 AM #

    1.Amitabh
    2.Govinda
    3.Anil kapoor
    4.Rajesh khnna
    5.Aksay kumar
    6.Ajay devgan
    7.Hritik
    8.Salman
    9.paresh raval
    10.Amir

Leave a Reply