Although it isn’t hard to guess the most popular celebrities of Bollywood, here is a list of our most searched actors with a little insight into their career.
Often in the news for controversies, Salman yet has a huge fan following. Fondly called Bhai by his fan, he is undoubtedly India’s most loved actor. He is also the highest paid Bollywood star earning around 50 crores per movie. Salman started his career as an actor in 1988 with Biwi Ho Toh Aisi. He has given us many hit movies since then, latest being Sultan which broke records at the theater. Salman is also a very famous TV personality. He has been hosting
for a long time. He is humorous and is a delight to watch.
Sunny Leone was a renowned porn star before she made her debut in Bollywood with Jism 2 and became one of the most talked about celebrity in B-town. Her other movies include Ragini MMS 2, Jackpot,
Ek Paheli Leela
. She would soon be seen doing an item song in the
Shah Rukh Khan
starrer, Raees. Apart from acting in films, Sunny also hosts television shows like Splitsvilla. She is also part of campaigns raising money for cancer patients.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan or our very own King of Romance has been stealing our hearts since the 90s. He was first seen on the big screen in Deewana but was a recognized TV face before that. He started his career with villainous roles, however, later moved to romantic roles and became every girl’s Prince Charming. His style and lust still make women skip a heartbeat. He is one of the most consistent actors Bollywood has ever had. Besides movies, Shah Rukh has also hosted TV shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kya Aap Panchvi Paas Se Tez Hain, etc. The French Government awarded him for all that he has given to the film industry.
Known for his martial arts skills, Akshay Kumar’s journey to Bollywood is not unknown. He has done many films since stepping into this field. Some of his best works include Housefull,
, Holiday, etc. Akshay has worked as a stunt actor and prefers to do his own stunts in his movies. He has hosted TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi and is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. He has two children with wife,
and was recently on a holiday to spend more time with his daughter.
Big B is the most prestigious actors this country has seen. His work is praised throughout the country. This global celebrity is also seen in the Hollywood movie,
The Great Gatsby
. He is known to be involved in social work, donating money to charities and helping out farmers in debt. He is a generous human being and is adored by the country. He is a well-known TV actor and hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati for a long time.
Last seen in PK, Mr. Perfectionist has proved to be one of the most celebrated actors in the last decade. His talent never fails to surprise us. Some of his best works include
Rang De Basanti
, 3 Idiots, PK, Ghajini, Dhoom 3, etc. He is very careful in choosing his roles. His sensitivity towards the society is highlighted in his show Satyamev Jayate. He was recently in the news for making a comment about “moving out of India”. However, he later cleared that he did not mean to offend anybody, nor did he mean that India was intolerable. This was very unlike him.
Deepika is a tall, beautiful, and bold actress, one of the prettiest the industry has had. She started her career alongside Shah Rukh Khan with Farah Khan’s
Om Shanti Om
, and immediately caught everybody’s eyes. She is well renowned globally, and we will soon see her in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, thus making her debut in Hollywood. She is also often identified with social issues such as feminism and depression. This Indian beauty has everybody drooling about her.
There is a reason she was Miss World. Priyanka is a talented and gorgeous woman popular all throughout the world. She is currently doing a TV series called Quantico. Her last movie was
, which was a big hit. Before that, she has given great performances in Fashion, 7 Khoon Maaf,
Dil Dhadakne Do
, etc. The singer-actress has released three singles, and it is safe to say that her career is at its peak.
Made her debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi alongside Shah Rukh Khan; this young actress is one of the most renowned celebrities of India. She is a strong, confident woman who is also very talented. Band Baja Barat, opposite
, marked the turning point in her life. She has been in the news for going out with
for quite some time now. She supports social causes like gender equality and animal rights. She is always seen wearing her best smile.
Rajinikanth, an Indian actor, is mainly seen in Tamil films. He is “the God” of the South. Besides acting, he has also worked as a movie producer and screenwriter. Robot and Ra.One are two Bollywood films he starred in. The song Lungi Dance in Deepika Padukone-ShahRukh Khan starrer
was a tribute to Rajinikanth. His latest film, Kabali, gained so much publicity even before releasing. People were given sanctioned leaves in the southern part of the country just to watch the movie.
Daughter of the famous actor,
, Sonakshi came to Bollywood in 2010. She made her debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg. She has done many films since then; however, she is seen doing similar roles which became a topic of criticism for her. Besides her roles, people also make negative comments on her weight. But none of this was ever enough to bring this beauty down or make her lose her bubbly side. She has also done a few Tamil films.
Daughter of the famous Bhatt family, Alia made her first appearance in Bollywood with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. Since then she has done a lot of films. Some of her best works include Highway, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, Kapoor & Sons and
. In fact, she received high praises for her work in Udta Punjab. Besides acting, Alia also sings. She has sung three songs in her films so far.
The latest mom-to-be, Kareena Kapoor started her career in 2000 with Refugee. Known for her size-0 figure, she is one of the chicest actresses in the industry. She last appeared in Udta Punjab. She has her own clothing line and often makes a style statement with her fashion sense.
Hrithik Roshan is surely one of the best dancers in B-town. Selective in his roles, Hrithik last appeared in
but will soon be seen again on the big screen in
. He has given us many hits. Hrithik did films as a child as well. He hosted a TV serial called
and also has his own clothing line. A fact unknown to many about Hrithik is that he is also a playback singer. He is a well renowned and leading movie star.
This British beauty is known for her gorgeous personality and looks to die for. Before coming to Bollywood, she was a model. Being from a foreign land, she did not speak or understand Hindi. But she overcame this weakness over the years. She is a hard working actress who talks very less about her personal life. She is a stage performer and is quite active with her mother’s charity. Katrina has also starred in Telugu films.
Popularly acknowledged as the chocolate boy, Ranbir has many females swooning over him. With his good looks and adorable smile, Ranbir has been winning hearts since Saawariya even though the film wasn’t quite a hit. Ranbir has had ups and down in his career and has come out strong from them. His best works include Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Tamasha, Rockstar, Barfi, etc.
Shahid started his life in Bollywood as a background dancer. He finally appeared as a lead in 2003 in Ishq Vishk. Even though he won a Filmfare for this, the following few years were a struggle for him. The high point in his life came with Vivah. Today, he is a loved celebrity. He has paved his path to success and is doing pretty well. He gave us huge hits like Haider. Apart from movies, being an amazing dancer, Shahid has been the judge on
Jhalak Dikhla Jaa
. He has also hosted many award ceremonies and is a recognized face today.
Regarded as a serial kisser, Emraan is a highly paid and well-renowned actor. His works include Murder, Once Upon a Time In Mumbai, Zeher, Gangster,
The Dirty Picture
, Shanghai, etc. He picks up roles from romantic-drama and mostly does justice to them.
A more recognized face in Tamil and Telugu films, Kajal made her Bollywood debut with Kyu! Ho Gaya Na…. She came into the limelight with Singham and Special 26, both of which were major hits. She is one of the highest paid actors in Tollywood and is now quite popular in Bollywood as well. Kajal is also a model and has a degree in Mass Media.
Aishwarya Rai is considered to be a true Indian beauty. Winner of Miss World pageant, she is a model, actor, and a beautiful dancer. She is married to actor
and also has a daughter with him. A very talented actor, her best films include Devdas,
, Guzarish, etc. She supports charities and is also a brand ambassador for many of them. She is the first Indian actress given a chance to be a part of the jury at Cannes Film Festival. Her beauty is known and admired all over the world.
21. Ranveer Singh
Starting his career with Band Baja Baaraat, Ranveer turned out to be the most versatile actor of our generation. Giving us hits after hits, Ranveer has really geared up on his career. We last saw him in Bajirao Mastani for which he received a bouquet of praises and a Filmfare award. One of the most deserving actors in today’s time, Ranveer is often in the news for his rumored relationship with Deepika. The two make a quite a couple, though.