True Bollywood Actors (Underrated)

by atulinternet | created - 03 Jun 2016 | updated - 12 Jun 2016 | Public

1. Imaaduddin Shah

Music_department | Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Imaaduddin Shah is known for his work on Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015), 404: Error Not Found (2011) and Dhobi Ghat (2010).

2. Sanjay Mishra

Actor | Dilwale

Sanjay Mishra is known for his work on Dilwale (2015), Masaan (2015) and Port Djema (1997).

3. Rajpal Yadav

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Rajpal Yadav was born on March 16, 1971 in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Jungle (2000) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007). He has been married to Radha Yadav since June 10, 2003.

4. Vicky Kaushal

Actor | Sanju

Vicky Kaushal is an actor and assistant director, known for Sanju (2018), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).

5. Johnny Lever

Actor | Awara Paagal Deewana

Johnny Lever, born in Andhra Pradesh and was brought up in Mumbai's King's Circle area (Dharavi). His mother tongue is Telugu. Johnny studied in Andhra Telugu School till the seventh grade but couldn't study further because of financial problems in his family, after which he decided to leave school...

6. Rajkummar Rao

Actor | Shahid

Raj Kumar is also known as Rajkummar Rao. He was born in Gurgaon. He finished his schooling in Gurgaon and graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and SRC in Delhi. He is an Acting graduate from Pune's Film and Television Institute of ...

7. Sushant Singh Rajput

Actor | M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Sushant Singh Rajput is an Indian television and film actor. He is best known for playing the role of Manav in the ongoing TV series, Pavitra Rishta on Zee Tv. Having made his Bollywood debut with a blockbuster of a movie, Kai Po Che directed by Abhishek Kapoor which was adapted by Chetan Bhagat's ...

8. Ashutosh Rana

Actor | Sangharsh

Ashutosh Rana born in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh is an Indian actor working in the Hindi Film and Telugu Film industry. He finished his Primary School education in Gadarwara and used to play the role of ravana in the city Ramleela. Later, he went to National School of Drama (New Delhi) for acting. ...

9. Dhanush

Actor | Raanjhanaa

Venkatesh Prabhu known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film "Aadukalam" and in the same year, he received international ...

10. Pankaj Kapur

Actor | Maqbool

Pankaj Kapur the acclaimed film, television and stage actor signified the young crop of great actors of which Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah and Ifran Khan formed a part. Unlike his other counterparts Kapur hasn't broken the vow to work only in good Art and Independent projects. A perfect actor Pankaj ...

11. Piyush Mishra

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Piyush Mishra, is an Indian film actor, music director ,lyricist, singer, script and dialogue writer, and a well known theatre director and Hindi playwright. He spent his early life in Gwalior, where he received his education.

Theater and television After his graduation from National School of Drama...

12. Prakash Raj

Actor | Anniyan

Prakash Raj was born on March 26, 1965 in Bangalore, Mysore State, India as Prakash Rai. He is an actor and producer, known for Anniyan (2005), Kalki (1996) and Oggarane (2014).

13. Kunal Kapoor

Actor | Rang De Basanti

Kunal Kapoor was born on October 18, 1975 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Rang De Basanti (2006), Don 2 (2011) and Dear Zindagi (2016).

14. Manjot Singh

Actor | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Manjot Singh is an Indian born actor whose portrayal of young Lucky in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) made him accepted as dynamic sardar actor in Bollywood. Manjot had never acted before getting this first break. Manjot comes from a well educated Sikh family.

15. Pankaj Tripathi

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Pankaj Tripathi is an actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Stree (2018) and Newton (2017).

16. Rajesh Sharma

Actor | Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Rajesh Sharma was born on October 8, 1980 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He is an actor, known for Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Special 26 (2013) and Race 3 (2018). He has been married to Sangeeta Sharma since 2011. He was previously married to Sudiptaa Chakraborty.

17. Vinod Nagpal

Actor | Pink

Vinod Nagpal is an actor, known for Pink (2016), The Far Pavilions (1984) and Buniyaad (1987).

18. Navin Nischol

Actor | Zorro

Navin Nischol was born on March 18, 1946 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. He was an actor, known for Zorro (1975), Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) and Dhund (1973). He was married to Geetanjali Nischol. He died on March 19, 2011 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

19. Deepak Dobriyal

Actor | Omkara

Deepak Dobriyal is an actor, known for Omkara (2006), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015). He has been married to Lara Bhalla since 2009.

20. Jimmy Sheirgill

Actor | A Wednesday

Shergill was born in a Sikh family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985 where he studied in Yadavindra Public School, Patiala and Bikram College Patiala. He learnt acting from Sri Harpal Singh, and then moved to Mumbai to work in the entertainment ...

21. Madhavan

Actor | Vikram Vedha

Madhavan was born on June 1, 1970, in a Tamil-speaking family.

At the age of 18 his college entrusted him with the responsibility of representing India as a Cultural Ambassador to Canada.

A year later he and three others from his college were sent to Britain as army cadets and received training in ...

22. Ranvir Shorey

Actor | Ek Tha Tiger

Ranvir Shorey was born on August 18, 1972 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an actor, known for Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) and Bheja Fry (2007). He was previously married to Konkona Sen Sharma.

23. Rajendra Gupta

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Rajendra Gupta was born on February 22, 1945 in Panipat, Punjab, British India. He is an actor, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Paan Singh Tomar (2012) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011).

24. Saurabh Shukla

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Shukla's family left Gorakhpur for Delhi when he was two years old. After completing his schooling, he graduated from Khalsa College, Delhi. His professional career began in 1984 with his entry into theater.

Shukla began serious theater in 1986 with roles in plays like A View From The Bridge (Arthur...

25. Vijay Raaz

Actor | Monsoon Wedding

Vijay Raaz was born and raised in Delhi where he attended Kirori Mal College. While at college he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai where he received a role in Ram Gopal...

26. Omi Vaidya

Actor | 3 Idiots

Omi Vaidya is an actor and editor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), The Desert Rose (2007) and Out of Time (2003). He has been married to Minal Patel since August 22, 2009.

27. A.K. Hangal

Actor | Sholay

His childhood was spent in Peshawar, where he had performed in theater for some major roles. However, his primary occupation for the early part of his life was that of a tailor. He was an active participant in the Indian freedom struggle. Following his father's retirement, the family moved from ...

28. Alok Nath

Actor | Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

Alok Nath was born on July 10, 1956 in Khagaria, Bihar, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), Sapna Babul Ka.... Bidaai (2007) and Gandhi (1982).

29. Asrani

Actor | Sholay

Asrani was born in a middle class Sindhi family. His father migrated to Jaipur after the Partition of India and opened a shop selling carpets. He has four sisters and three brothers: two elder and one younger. Asrani was highly uninterested in business and very weak in mathematics. He completed his...

30. Dalip Tahil

Actor | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Dalip Tahil was born on October 30, 1952 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India as Dalip Tahiliani. He is known for his work on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Ra.One (2011) and Gandhi (1982).

31. Deven Verma

Producer | Yakeen

Deven Verma was born on October 23, 1937 in Kutchh, Cutch State, British India. He was an actor and producer, known for Yakeen (1969), Chori Mera Kaam (1975) and Angoor (1982). He was married to Rupa Ganguly. He died on December 2, 2014 in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

32. Govind Namdeo

Actor | Satya

Govind Namdeo was born on September 3, 1954 in Sagar, Vindhya Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for Satya (1998), Johnny Gaddaar (2007) and OMG: Oh My God! (2012).

33. Feroz Khan

Actor | Janasheen

Firoz was born in Bangalore on September 25, 1939 to a Pathan father, Sadiq, and an Iranian mother, Fatima. He has three brothers, Abbas alias Sanjay, Akbar, and Sameer. Both Sanjay and Akbar are actors within their own rights, while Sameer is a film-maker and assists in their Golden Palms Spa ...

34. Jagdeep

Actor | Andaz Apna Apna

Jagdeep was born on March 29, 1939 in Datia, Central Provinces, British India. He is known for his work on Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Sholay (1975) and Soorma Bhopali (1988).

35. Jeevan

Actor | Professor Pyarelal

Jeevan was born on October 24, 1915 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, British India as Onkar Nath Darj Durga Prasad. He is known for his work on Professor Pyarelal (1981), Kanoon (1960) and Mahabharat (1965). He died on June 10, 1987.

36. Iftekhar

Actor | Sholay

Iftekhar was born on February 22, 1920 in Jullundur, Punjab, British India as Sayeedana Iftekhar Ahmed Shareef. He is known for his work on Sholay (1975), Don (1978) and Daag: A Poem of Love (1973). He died on March 4, 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

37. Kader Khan

Actor | Taqdeerwala

Kader Khan was born on December 11, 1937 in Pishin, Balochistan, British India. He was an actor and writer, known for Taqdeerwala (1995), Naseeb (1981) and Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990). He was married to Azra Khan. He died on December 31, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

38. Kiran Kumar

Actor | Chalaak

Kiran Kumar was born on October 20, 1953 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is known for his work on Chalaak (1973), Do Matwale (1991) and Love Has No Language (2008).

39. Mahesh Manjrekar

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Mahesh Manjrekar was born on May 13, 1953 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor and director, known for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Astitva (2000) and Nidaan (2000).

40. Laxmikant Berde

Actor | Haathkadi

Laxmikant Berde was born on October 26, 1954 in India. He was an actor, known for Haathkadi (1995), Trinetra (1991) and Gadbad Ghotala (1986). He was married to Priya Arun and Roohi Berde. He died on December 16, 2004 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

41. Madan Puri

Actor | Mr. X in Bombay

His debut film was Khazanchi 1941 in which he played a small role of co-cyclist in the song "Sawan Ke Nazare Hai" along with Jankidas, Ramola Devi & Manorama. The film was directed by Dalsukh M.Pancholi. Madan Lal Puri was born in 1915 in Lahore, Punjab, British India to S. Nihal Chanda Puri and ...

42. Mohanlal

Actor | Dasharatham

Mohanlal was born to Viswanathan Nair (father) and Santhakumari (mother) in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, ...

43. Raghuvir Yadav

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Raghuvir Yadav was born on June 25, 1957 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is known for his work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Dil Se.. (1998) and Gandhi to Hitler (2011).

44. Om Prakash

Actor | Dus Lakh

Om Prakash was born on December 19, 1919 in Lahore, Punjab, British India as Om Prakash Bakshi. He was an actor and director, known for Dus Lakh (1966), Namak Halaal (1982) and Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966). He died on February 12, 1998 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

45. Prem Chopra

Actor | Do Anjaane

Prem Chopra is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. Prem Chopra was born to a Hindu Punjabi family in Lahore on 23 September 1935 to Ranbirlal and Rooprani Chopra. He was third of six children.His father worked at the attorney-general's office. He was brought up in Shimla. His father wanted him to ...

46. Prithviraj Kapoor

Actor | Mughal-E-Azam

Prithviraj Kapoor was born on November 3, 1906 in Samundri, Punjab, British India as Prithvinat Kapoor. He was an actor and director, known for Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Maharathi Karna (1944) and Bidyapati (1937). He was married to Rama Kapoor. He died on May 29, 1972 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

47. Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Actor | Sadak

Sadashiv Amrapurkar is a popular actor who is well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the 1980s and 90s. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 1991 for Sadak - the first time the award was instituted. In addition to negative roles, he has ...

48. Rakesh Bedi

Actor | Uri: The Surgical Strike

Rakesh Bedi was born on December 1, 1954 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Pyar Bhara Dil (1991) and Banjaran (1991).

49. Randhir Kapoor

Producer | Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Randhir Kapoor is one of the most influential men in Bollywood apart being the head of RK Studios in Chembur, Bombay - a studio that was started by his father - the showman Raj Kapoor. Randhir played the lead hero in 34 films from 1971-1987 and had 23 of them as box-office hits. Randhir Kapoor was ...

50. Ranjeet

Actor | Amir Garib

Ranjeet was born on November 12, 1946 in Jandiala Guru, Amritsar, Punjab, British India as Gopal Bedi. He is an actor, known for Amir Garib (1974), Ghazab Tamasha (1992) and Heeralal Pannalal (1978).

51. Satish Shah

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Satish Shah was born on June 25, 1951 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India as Satish Ravilal Shah. He is an actor, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), I'm Always Here (2004) and Om Shanti Om (2007).

52. Tiku Talsania

Actor | Devdas

Tiku Talsania was born on June 7, 1954 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is known for his work on Devdas (2002), Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and Special 26 (2013).

53. Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor | Andhadhun

Ayushmann Khurrana was born on 14 September 1984 in Chandigarh, India. Ayushmann started off his career as a popular radio jockey, and eventually became a VJ on MTV India and one of the most popular hosts in India. He shot to stardom with the runaway hit, 'Vicky Donor' in 2012. His effortless act ...

54. Kunaal Roy Kapur

Actor | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Kunaal Roy Kapur is an actor and director, known for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Delhi Belly (2011) and The President Is Coming (2009).

55. Rahul Khanna

Actor | Wake Up Sid

Rahul Khanna was born on June 20, 1972 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for Wake Up Sid (2009), The Emperor's Club (2002) and Bollywood/Hollywood (2002).

56. Atul Kulkarni

Actor | Rang De Basanti

Atul Kulkarni was born on September 10, 1965 in Karnataka, India. He is an actor, known for Rang De Basanti (2006), Hey Ram (2000) and Devrai (2004).

57. Sushant Singh

Actor | Virrudh: Har Rishta Ek Kurukshetra

Sushant Singh is an actor, known for Virrudh: Har Rishta Ek Kurukshetra (2007), Jungle (2000) and Baby (2015).

58. Manav Kaul

Actor | City Lights

Manav Kaul is an actor and director, known for CityLights (2014), Wazir (2016) and Tumhari Sulu (2017).

59. Inaamulhaq

Actor | Filmistaan

An alumnus of National School of Drama, Inaamulhaq was born on Nov 14, 1979 in Saharanpur-Uttar Pradesh. He first appeared on stage at the age of twelve. Later, he joined the 'Indian People's Theatre Association' and acted in numerous plays as a lead.

In Mumbai he started his career as a writer for ...

60. Purab Kohli

Actor | Rock On!!

Purab Kohli is an actor and director, known for Rock On!! (2008), Airlift (2016) and P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke (2016).

61. Aman Verma

Actor | Kehta Hain Dil

Aman Verma was born on October 11, 1971 in India. He is an actor, known for Kehta Hain Dil (2002), Sangharsh (1999) and Lamhaa: The Untold Story of Kashmir (2010).

62. Ali Fazal

Actor | Furious Seven

Ali Fazal was born on October 15, 1986 in Lucknow, India. He is an actor, known for Furious 7 (2015), Victoria & Abdul (2017) and 3 Idiots (2009).

63. Akshaye Khanna

Actor | Dil Chahta Hai

Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai in 1975. He is the middle son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna.

After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay ...

64. Arjun Rampal

Actor | Om Shanti Om

From Jabalpur, Arjun Rampal went to Delhi to complete his education.

At a party in Delhi, Fasion Designer Rohit Bal spotted Arjun Rampal and cast him as a male model in his shows.

In 1994, Arjun proclaimed the title for 'Society's Face Of The Year'. And soon after went on to become an Indian ...

65. Kunal Khemu

Actor | Go Goa Gone

Kunal Khemu was born on May 25, 1983 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Go Goa Gone (2013), Blood Money (2012) and Traffic Signal (2007). He has been married to Soha Ali Khan since January 25, 2015.

66. Milind Soman

Actor | Arn: Tempelriddaren

Milind Soman was born on November 4, 1965 in Scotland. He is an actor and producer, known for Arn: The Knight Templar (2007), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Arn (2010). He was previously married to Mylène Jampanoï.

67. Mukul Dev

Writer | Omerta

Mukul Dev was born on November 30, 1970 in Delhi, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Omerta (2017), Ssshhhh... Koi Hai (2001) and 21 Sarfarosh Saragarhi 1897 (2018).

68. Rajeev Khandelwal

Actor | Kahiin To Hoga

Rajeev Khandelwal is an Indian film and television actor. Some of his most notable characters have been Dr. Aamir Ali in the 2008 debut film Aamir and ACP Arvind Mathur who battles his inner demons in Shaitan, the Tinnitus affected DJ from Soundtrack. He also played Vivaan Agasthi in the 2013 ...

69. Sonu Sood

Actor | Jodhaa Akbar

Sonu Sood was born in may 1973 to a entrepreneur and a teacher. He was in born in Moga,Punjab but was raised in Nagpur. He has two sisters. He is an engineering graduate. He is married to Sonali and they have a son Ishaant. He was an Mr. India contest. He is mainly known as the antagonist ...

70. Vinod Mehra

Director | Gurudev

Vinod Mehra was born on February 13, 1945 in Amritsar, Punjab, British India. He is known for his work on Gurudev (1993), Jurm Aur Sazaa (1974) and Parde Ke Peechey (1971). He was married to Kiran, Meena Broca, Bindiya Goswami and Neeta Mehta. He died on October 30, 1990 in Bombay, Maharashtra, ...



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