Bollywood, over the years, has produced some of the most well-loved characters in cinematic history. So let’s count down the Top Ten Bollywood Characters that Everyone Loves.
This iconic character from the movies
Phir Hera Pheri
is one of the most hilarious characters in Bollywood history. The eccentric man, played by
, will have you in stitches throughout the whole movie.
Another beloved character, Chatur is that kind of person whom we hate in real life, but love them on screen. From his famous "balatkar" speech to his fake accent, everything about this character is endearing.
Another famous character, Circuit is the sidekick that everyone needs. Loyal and willing to beat up anyone who messes with his friends, this man captured the hearts of every child when Munna Bhai released. Unfortunately for the parents, many children also began to imitate his mannerisms.
4. Aslam Bhai
An immensely popular character, Aslam Bhai, ( played by
) is definitely a fan-favourite. Even if you don't know the movie "Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega," you will still know (or at least know of) this iconic character.
Bollywood unfortunately still has a distinct lack of iconic female characters. Or at least they did, until
Jab We Met
released and we were introduced to the fun-loving and quirky Geet! Played by Kareena Kapoor, Geet not only entertained us with her antics, but also taught us to enjoy life to the fullest.
Not all beloved characters have to be the cookie-cutter good boy types. Gabbar Singh from Sholay was a villain that was so evil and spine-chilling, that despite his ability to strike fear into our hearts, he's one of the most iconic and well-loved characters of all time.
Viru Sahastrabuddhe, also known as Virus. He is the "antagonist" of the film 3 Idiots, but still one of the most popular characters of the movie. A strict disciplinarian, he runs his college with an iron hand. The bane of his life are the students who take great delight in mocking him and his eccentric ways.
8. Vijay Deenanath Chauhan
The quintessential "angry young man", this hero portrays the struggle of a common man in his quest to avenge his father's death from an evil gangster. The character shows the complexity of emotions in a person, by trying to stay true to his values and please his family, while at the same time keeping them safe, which requires him to become a gangster himself.
The hero of the longest running movie in Bollywood history, Raj was every girl's dream guy. Romantic and fun-loving, he captured Simran's heart (and the hearts of the audience) in one fell swoop.
Another one of Amitabh Bachchan's "angry young man" characters, Jai from Sholay won over the audience with his sense of justice and loyalty. An embodiment of core Indian values, he became an instant hit with the viewers.