The list of the top 10 actors in India is incomplete without the mention of Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai. Rajinikanth is the king of independent movies making in India today. He has managed to create an empire of his own by creating a whole new wave of movies, all of which have received great international box office. Aishwarya Rai is an extraordinary actress, producer, director, and author. She has managed to craft an impressive filmography for herself, which has led to her winning more than one Best Actress award at the Oscars.
However, it was her first award for Best Actress that clinched it for her. Aishwarya Rai’s other two Best Female Indian Actors awards have also gone to her, proving that Indians love to crown a queen just like Aishwarya Rai. Rajinikanth was also a surprise inclusion in the top 10 actors in India. There is no doubt that Rajinikanth’s career has touched international heights with success, but at the same time, his fans have been waiting for his comeback to make him a true actor on par with legends like Amitabh Bachhan and Sharukh khan. It seems that after the cancellation of his Rajini’s engagements, Rajinikanth has taken some much-needed rest to recuperate completely from his “hell” to prepare for the next phase of his life. In an unusual move, Aishwarya Rai even called her fan “God’s Gift” to celebrate the successful conclusion of her Rajinis’ engagements early this year.
This begs the question, what have been the most popularly known names in the last few decades who have earned the top 10 most actor slots in India? One answer can be Sammi (Sophie Segal), who earned the third slot after Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai. The flamboyance and bombast of this young girl are very rare and refreshing. However, she too enjoyed a similar success story after her Rajini’s days where she was once nominated for an Oscar, which marked her entrance into the film fraternity in a big way. She is now one of the most sought-after stars in social media marketing and has been named on the India Smart Resources list.
Another prominent name in the Indian cinema that cracked the top ten list is Varun Dharan who played the lead role of a revolutionary character in the movie Baahubali. Varun was one of the youngest actors to be cast in a Hindi film and his role managed to take India by storm. He is presently busy with television serials but continues to be a leading man in Indian cinema. Another actor who earned the highest money in the Hindi films was Madhubala, who is commonly referred to as the “Fashionista.” After earning a lot of film serials and winning some good reviews for his roles, Madhubala stepped into the Bollywood scene and carved a niche for himself as one of the best-known faces of Indian cinema.
The last on our list is Shah Rukh Khan. Since he became a household name with his hit movies such as Baahubali and Cupper, no actor has been able to shake off the perennial preference of the audience for lovable and humorous characters in Bollywood films. Shah Rukh Khan also managed to make Bollywood dance and comedy a cut above the rest with his trademark punch lines. A lot of fans even consider him to be the best male comedy actor in India today. A favorite among both the youth and the adults, Shah Rukh has carved a niche for himself in the pantheon of top 10 actors in India.
Some other names on the top 10 actors in India who are set to do well in their career are Aishwarya Rai, who plays the role of Jasmine in the animated film, My Friend Fatima; Manish Malhotra, who plays the role of Ajit in the animated film called Baahubali; and Ravi Teja, who is cast in the film called Om Shanti Om. Aishwarya Rai’s first Hindi movie, Raat (shot for Om Shanti Om), did not do too well, but her performance in the latest Baahubali, has seen Aishwarya Rai climb up the ranks in the film industry. She has also bagged herself some major awards at various international film festivals, including the best actress award at the recent MTV Asia Awards. She will next be seen in the science fiction action film, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, called Baahubali. Other notable stars include Madhubala Rana, who was known for her hilarious roles in television before her big break in Baahubali; Dushman Phu, who has been in leading roles in many films since he was a teen; Deepika Padamsee, who has impressed critics with her acting skills and charisma; and Ravi Teja, who has been a constant presence in Bollywood.
Some other prominent Indian film actors from the state are Srikanth, who has three Telugu films to his credit, including the award-winning Tamil movie, Nanban; Ajit Plunkett, who is known for his action-packed movies; and Yash Chopra, who has two popular episodes of his survival series, Blackaundabha. Yash Chopra is most popular for his role as Dr. David Storey in the popular television show, Blue’s Clues. Another actor, who is noted for his action-packed movies is Sharukh khan. Sharukh Khan is best known for his action-packed movies like Kick, No Ordinary Family, and Wedding Address. Other prominent telugu cinema actors include Yogen Massoud, who has two popular episodes of his survival series, Hunters; and Alok Barsame, who has featured in several movies that have won him accolades and awards.