Most Famous Indian actors
Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema. Kamal has won awards including four National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards.
Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; Born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician.
Muhammad Yusuf Khan (born December 11, 1922), better known as Dilip Kumar, is an Indian actor, who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Popularly known as The Tragedy King and The First Khan, he has been credited with bringing realism to film acting since his first film and is regarded as one of the greatest actors of world cinema. Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies.
Mohanlal Viswanathan (born 21 May 1960), known mononymously as Mohanlal, is an Indian actor, producer and playback singer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has had a prolific career spanning four decades, during which he has acted in more than 350 films.
Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail (born 7 September 1951), better known by his stage name Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. In a career spanning four decades, he has appeared in over 400 films, predominantly in Malayalam language and also in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.Mammootty initially used the name Sajin in his early films.
Villupuram Chinnaiah Mandrayar Ganesha Murthy, known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) was an Indian actor, and producer. He was active in Tamil cinema during the latter half of the 20th century.
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan (pronounced [ˈaːmɪr ˈxaːn]; born 14 March 1965), widely known as Aamir Khan, is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host. Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema.
Shah Rukh Khan (Born 2 November 1965, also known by the initialism SRK) is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" and "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.
Rajesh Khanna (pronunciation born Jatin Khanna; 29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012) was an Indian actor, film producer and politician who is known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is referred to as the "first superstar" of Indian Cinema.
Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M. G. R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for ten years between 1977 and 1987.
Anil Kapoor (born 24 December 1956) is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in over hundred Hindi-language films, as well as international films and television series. His career has spanned almost 40 years as an actor, and as a producer since 2005.
Kennedy John Victor (born 17 April 1966), better known by his stage name Vikram or Chiyaan Vikram, is an Indian actor and singer who predominantly appears in Tamil language films. He has won seven Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award amongst other recognitions and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People's University of Milan in May 2011. He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of small-budget Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films in the 1990s, many of which went unnoticed.
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born Canadian actor, producer, television personality, martial artist, stuntman and philanthropist who works in Bollywood films.
Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name Chiranjeevi, is an Indian film actor and politician. He was the Minister of State with independent charge for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India from 27 October 2012 to 15 May 2014.
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born 12 December 1950), known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor.
Akkineni Nagarjuna (born 29 August 1959) is an Indian film actor, producer, television presenter, and entrepreneur known for his works primarily in Telugu and Hindi language films. He has received nine state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and a National Film Award-Special Mention.
Hrithik Roshan (English: , born 10 January 1974) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He has portrayed a variety of characters and is known for his dancing skills. One of the highest-paid actors in India, he has won many awards, including six Filmfares, four for Best Actor and one each for Best Debut and Best Actor (Critics).
Venkatesh Daggubati (Born 13 December 1960) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning 30 years, he starred in 72 feature films. He has played a variety of roles in Telugu cinema and in a couple of Bollywood films.
Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952) is an Indian actor, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He received the National Film Award for his debut role as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker (1970).
Arvind Swamy is an Indian film actor, model, entrepreneur and television presenter known for his work in Tamil cinema. He was introduced as an actor by Mani Ratnam with the film Thalapathi (1991) and subsequently starred in successful films such as Roja (1992), Bombay (1995), Minsaara Kanavu (1997) Thani Oruvan (2015), Bogan (2017) and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018). Swamy also starred in other regional film industries, including Telugu and Malayalam films where he has done films such as Mounam (1995), Daddy (1992) and Devaraagam (1996).
Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman, best known by stage name Karthik, is an Indian film actor, playback singer and politician who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman. He was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai (1981).
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Venkatesh Prabhu (born 28 July 1983), better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter and playback singer who usually works in Tamil cinema.He has also starred in a couple Hindi filmsDhanush's first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja.
Vijaya Gurunatha "Vijay" Sethupathi , is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer who works in Tamil films. Following a stint as an accountant, Sethupathi began considering an acting career.
Srinivasa Sarja (born 15 August 1964), known professionally as Arjun, is an Indian actor, producer and director. Referred to by the media and his fans as "Action King", he has worked predominantly Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films, while also performing in a few Malayalam and Hindi films.
Mahesh Babu (born Mahesh Ghattamaneni on 9 August 1975) is an Indian actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist known for his works in Telugu cinema. He owns the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt.
Ranbir Kapoor (pronounced [rəˈɳbiːr kəˈpuːr]; born 28 September 1982) is an Indian actor and film producer. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012.
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani (born 6 July 1985) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. The recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards, Singh is among the highest-paid actors in the country and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. After completing a bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Singh returned to India to pursue a career in film.
Ajith Kumar is an Indian film actor who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. In addition to his acting, he is also a motor car racer and participated in the MRF Racing series (2010). His other skills include cooking, photography, air pistol shooting and UAV/drone modelling.He began his career with a small role in the 1990 Tamil film En Veedu En Kanavar.
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an Indian actor, producer, occasional singer and television personality. In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards for acting.
C. Joseph Vijay (born 22 June 1974), professionally known as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema. He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema. Vijay is referred to by fans and media as Thalapathy (commander).Vijay at the age of ten marked his childhood cinematic debut in drama Vetri (1984), he continued to perform as child artist in films till Ithu Engal Neethi (1988), directed by his father S.
Vinod Khanna (6 October 1946 – 27 April 2017) was an Indian actor, film producer and politician. He was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. He was also an active politician and was the MP from the Gurdaspur constituency between 1998–2009 and 2014–2017.
Saravanan Sivakumar, known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter, best known for his work in Tamil cinema. After making his debut in Nerukku Ner (1997), Suriya landed his breakthrough role in Nandha (2001) and then had his first major commercial success with the thriller Kaakha Kaakha (2003).
Sudeep Sanjeev, better known mononymously as Sudeep or Kichcha Sudeep, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter and television presenter, who primarily works in Kannada cinema, in addition to appearances in a handful of Telugu, Hindi and Tamil films. Sudeep is known for his performances in the Kannada films Sparsha (2000), Huchcha (2001), Nandhi (2002), Kiccha (2003), Swathi Muthu (2004), My Autograph (2006), Mussanjemaatu (2008), Veera Madakari (2009), Just Maath Maathalli (2010), Kempe Gowda (2011) and the Telugu-Tamil bilingual Eega (2012).He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada for three consecutive years for his films Huchcha, Nandhi and Swathi Muthu.
Shahid Kapoor (pronounced [ʃaːɦɪd̪ kəˈpuːr]; born 25 February 1981), is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Cited in the media as one of the most attractive Indian celebrities, Kapoor maintains his popularity despite a fluctuating career trajectory and is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.
Palaniswamy Gounder, better known by his stage name Sivakumar (born 27 October 1941) is an Indian actor and visual artist who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen in Tamil cinema and television.
Konidela Kalyan Babu, better known by his stage name Pawan Kalyan, is an Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, writer, philanthropist and politician. His film works are predominantly in Telugu cinema.
Mohan Babu (born Manchu Bhakthavatsalam Naidu on 19 March 1950) is an Indian film actor, director, and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu Cinema. An alumnus of the Madras Film Institute, Mohan Babu has acted in more than five hundred and seventy five(575) feature films in lead, supporting and a variety of roles.
Allu Arjun (born 8 April 1983) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri.Arjun then appeared in Sukumar's debut film Arya.
Ramanathan Sarathkumar (born 14 July 1954) is an Indian film actor, politician, journalist and former body builder and former president of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association. He has acted in more than 130 Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films.
Karthik Sivakumar (born 25 May 1977), better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. The younger brother of actor Suriya, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Crescent Engineering College India and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering which he earned in the United States.
Prabhas (also known as "Prabhas Raju" born 23 October 1979) is an Indian film actor associated with Telugu Cinema. Prabhas made his film debut with the 2002 drama film Eeswar. He has won the Nandi Award for Best Actor, for his role in Mirchi.
Saif Ali Khan (pronounced [ˈsɛːf əˈli ˈxaːn]; born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra's unsuccessful drama Parampara (1993), but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both 1994).
Ram Charan is an Indian film actor, producer, dancer, and entrepreneur who works in Telugu cinema. He is one of the most popular and influential actors in Tollywood and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2013.
Nivin Pauly (born 11 October 1984) is an Indian film actor and producer, who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema.Pauly applied for the audition and was selected to play one of the main roles in Vineeth Sreenivasan's directorial debut Malarvaadi Arts Club in 2009 which was produced by actor Dileep.
Siddharth Suryanarayan (born 17 April 1979) is an Indian film actor who is known for his roles in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi language films. Apart from acting, he has also been involved in films as a screenwriter, producer and playback singer.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996), popularly known as N.T R, was an Indian actor, producer, director, editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.
Dulquer Salmaan (born 28 July 1986), is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema, along with a few Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. The son of actor Mammootty, Dulquer graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Purdue University, and worked as a business manager before pursuing a career in acting. After a three-month acting course at the Barry John Acting Studio, he made his debut in the 2012 action drama Second Show, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Ravi Mohan (born 10 September 1980), better known by his stage name Jayam Ravi, is an Indian Tamil actor who works in the Tamil film industry. The son of veteran film editor Mohan, Ravi made his debut as an actor in the romantic drama film Jayam (2003), directed by his elder brother Mohan Raja and produced by his father.
Jayasimha known as Bobby Simha is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam-language films. After making brief appearances in the films Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi and Pizza (2012), he portrayed a kidnapper in Nalan Kumarasamy's Soodhu Kavvum and a comic villain in Alphonse Putharen's Neram.
Fahadh Faasil (born Fahadh Fazil; 8 August 1983) is an Indian actor and film producer, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry and has also appeared in Tamil films. He has acted in more than 40 films and has received several awards, including a National Film Award, two Kerala State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards South.
Silambarasan "Simbu" Thesingu Rajendar (born 3 February 1983), also credited as S. T. R., is an Indian film actor, director, writer, music composer, dancer, lyricist and playback singer in the Tamil film industry.
Amar B. Choudary (born 4 January 1984), known professionally as Jiiva, is an Indian film actor, producer and philanthropist, who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He began his career as a child actor in 1991 in films produced by his father R.
"Aryan" () has as its root a term that was used as a self-designation by Indo-Iranian people. The term was used by the Indo-Aryan people of the Vedic period in India as an ethnic label for themselves and later refer to the noble class as well as the geographic region known as Āryāvarta, where Indo-Aryan culture is based (in this region).
Prabhu Deva (born 3 April 1973) is an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer and actor, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning 25 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles and has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography.He was also awarded the Padma Shree award in 2019 for his contributions to the art.Beginning with a series of acting roles in the 1990s and early 2000s, Prabhu Deva featured in several commercially successful films including Kadhalan (1994), Minsara Kanavu (1997) and VIP (1997).
Vishal Krishna (born 5 October 2004) is an Indian child actor, from Malayalam film Industry. Vishal made his debut to Malayalam Film Industry in Maalgudi Days in (2015), in which he played the role of a 9-year old boy named Milan, for which he won the Best Child Artist Award in The Kerala Film Critics Association Awards 2015.In 2016, he did the Movie named Annmariya Kalippilaanu directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas.
Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha ComM (born 17 November 1986), commonly known as Nani (Portuguese pronunciation: [naˈni]), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer.
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni is an Indian film Actor known for his work in Telugu cinema. He debuted in the 2009 film Josh, directed by newcomer Vasu Varma and produced by Dil Raju. Josh was an average grosser.
Jai Sampath, known mononymously as Jai, is an Indian actor working in Tamil films. The nephew of music composer Deva, Jai had worked as a keyboardist in films and had made his acting debut in a supporting role in Bagavathi (2002).
Atharvaa Murali (born 7 May 1989), known mononymously as Atharvaa, is an Indian film actor working in Tamil cinema. The son of actor Murali and grandson of legendary Kannada director S. Siddalingaiah, Atharvaa began his acting career with Baana Kaathadi (2010).
Shiva (born 10 December 1982) is an Indian film actor who has featured in Tamil language films, and had previously been a radio jockey with Radio Mirchi. Acting mainly in comedy films, he rose to fame following his performances in the Venkat Prabhu directorials Chennai 600028 and Saroja, before also featuring in Thamizh Padam.
Prasanna Venkatesan, often credited mononymously as Prasanna, is an Indian actor in the Tamil film industry. He made his debut in Five Star in 2002, which was produced by Mani Ratnam. Apart from lead roles, he has also played supporting roles.