10 Most Famous Indian Actors


Amitabh Bachchan

With an acting career spanning four decades, he is without a flick of doubt the most famous and successful Indian actor. His films have touched various genres and some of his famous movies are Sholay, Deewar & Zanjeer, which are also considered to be the classics of Indian cinema. Recently he acted in the Hollywood movie The Great Gatsby.

Dev Anand

The romance hero of the 60s, Dev Anand was known for his iconic style. Apart from acting in about 119 films he also acted in 2 English films. He has been conferred with the Padma Bhushan and the prestigious Dada Saheb Palke award.

Sharukh Khan

Known more by his moniker SRK, he is well acclaimed in India as well as abroad. The French have awarded him two national awards including the Légion d’honneur in 2014. He is known for his romantic roles in such well-acclaimed movies like Devdas, DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and others. He is also an active philanthropist.

Amir Khan

Making movies that have a social and a cultural impact, he is better known as Bollywood’s Perfectionist. All of his movies that include Raja Hindustani, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti are well known. Although awarded many times he has never attended an award ceremony and even declined to have a wax imitation of himself in London.

Salman Khan

Another well-known Khan in the Indian cinema he has acted in various romantic as well as action movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Dabangg. He has also been caught in a handful of controversies including his much-publicized and tumultuous relationship with Aishwarya Rai.

Katrina Kaif

A British-Indian actress she is very popular especially among the youth of India. She is particularly known for her debut in Namaste London with Akshay Kumar.

Madhuri Dixit

Often cited as the most famous Indian actress she has been particularly known for her dancing and her beauty. She has featured among many widely acclaimed movies like Hum Aapke Hai Haun,Khalnayak and Tridevi.


Aishwarya Rai

Known for her beautiful green eyes she is a very popular Indian actress and also the most highly paid. Some of her famous movies include Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Jodhaa Akbar. She has been conferred with the Padma Shri.


Akshay Kumar

Well known for his ‘Khiladi Series’ and his highly action intensive roles in the Indian contemporary cinema, he has been in the industry for more than 2 decades now. Some of his famous movies include Khiladi, Namaste London and Hera Pheri.