Top 200 Best Indian Actors and Actresses

by unitedpoojasingh | created - 31 May 2017 | updated - 10 Dec 2017 | Public

* The best top 200 actors and actresses of Indian Film Industry According to IMDB * Top 200 Ranking Actors and Actresses based on Acting Skills * Top 200 Actors and Actresses performance based only * Performance based Top 200 Actors of Indian Cinema * Top Art Movies and Realistic Cinema Actors * Actors Blessed with good acting skills * Best of all times bollywood * Actors who can really act * India's Top Most Actors

1. Aamir Khan

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Aamir is no doubt one of the most dedicated actors in this world. With his recent success in India and China markets combined he has got the title of World's Biggest Superstar. He went through rapid transformations in his body structure for his films to bring out the reality factor in his ...

2. Akshay Kumar

Actor | Hera Pheri

Akshay Kumar, born September 9, 1967, is an actor. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modeling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do ...

3. Ajay Devgn

Actor | Shivaay

Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. He made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films such as Courage (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale...

4. Amjad Khan

Actor | Sholay

Amjad Khan was born on November 12, 1940 in Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India. He was an actor and director, known for Sholay (1975), Yaarana (1981) and Maa Kasam (1985). He was married to Shaila Khan. He died on July 27, 1992 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

5. Amitabh Bachchan

Actor | Black

Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But ...

6. Amol Palekar

Director | Bangarwadi

Amol Palekar was born on November 24, 1944 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and director, known for The Village Had No Walls (1995), Gol Maal (1979) and Kairee (1999).

7. Abhay Deol

Actor | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Abhay Deol (born in 1976, India) is an Indian film actor. He is the nephew of famous veteran actor Dharmendra and cousin of actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and actress Esha Deol. After graduating from Mumbai University, Abhay headed to Los Angeles and studied Fine Arts. After completing a two year...

8. 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 ...

9. Arshad Warsi

Actor | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Arshad Warsi was born in Mumbai, India, and did his schooling at a boarding school, Barnes School, Deolali in Nashik district, Maharashtra. He was orphaned at the age of 14 and struggled for a living in Mumbai during his early days.

Financial circumstances forced Warsi to start work as a door-to-door...

10. Anushka Shetty

Actress | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Anushka Shetty is an Indian Film Actress. She was also a Yoga Instructor and has trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur.

This tall and gorgeous beauty debuted in the 2005 Telugu film Super starring Nagarjuna which was super hit at box office. Later her performance in Vikramarkudu make her noticeable....

11. 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 Page 3 (2005).

12. 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...

13. 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 ...

14. Aruna Irani

Actress | Caravan

Aruna Irani made her debut in the movie Gunga Jumna (1961) at nine years old playing Azra's character. After doing several small roles in films like Jahanara (1964), Farz (1967), Upkar (1967) and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969). She was paired with comedian Mehmood Ali in films like Aulad (1968), Jawab, ...

15. Annu Kapoor

Actor | Vicky Donor

Annu Kapoor made his debut in the film Mandi directed by Shyam Benegal in 1983.His career has spanned nearly 30 years including a distinctive presence in Bollywood cinema, television serials, and reality game shows. He is best remembered for hosting the singing show Antakshari, produced by ZEE TV. ...

16. Ashish Vidyarthi

Actor | 24

Ashish Vidyarthi was born on June 19, 1962 in Tellicherry, Kerala, India. He is an actor, known for 24: India (2013), Haider (2014) and Pokiri (2006).

17. Adil Hussain

Actor | Life of Pi

Adil Hussain is known for his critically acclaimed performances in award winning films such as Ang Lee's Oscar winning Life of Pi, Subhashish Bhutiani's Hotel Salvation/Mukti Bhavan, Iram Haq's What Will People Say, Danis Tanovic's Tigers, Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Pan Nalin's Angry...

18. Anupam Kher

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

Anupam Kher was born on March 7, 1955 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Rang De Basanti (2006).

19. Anil Kapoor

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary.

A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby ...

20. Amrish Puri

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Believe it or not, Amrish Puri wanted to become a Bollywood movie hero but failed a screen test in 1954. And what a failure it was! Mr. Puri went on to become one of the most renowned and credible villains in the history of Indian cinema. His most memorable and often quoted role is the character of...

21. Amole Gupte

Writer | Taare Zameen Par

Amole Gupte is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and director, known for his work on Bollywood films like Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth), Stanley ka dabba, Kaminey and others. He is also an actor in Bheja Fry 2 (2011), stanley Ka Dabba (2011),Urumi (2011) Phas gaye re obama (2010) and Kaminey.

22. Boman Irani

Actor | 3 Idiots

Boman Irani was born on December 2, 1959 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and Don 2 (2011). He has been married to Zenobia since January 28, 1985. They have two children.

23. Balraj Sahni

Writer | Baazi

Balraj Sahni was born on May 1, 1913 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India. He was an actor, known for Baazi (1951), Bhabhi (1957) and Kabuliwala (1961). He was married to Santosh Chandhok and Damayanti Sahni. He died on April 13, 1973 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

24. Binnu Dhillon

Actor | Dev.D

Binnu Dhillon is an actor and producer, known for Dev.D (2009), Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan (2018) and Chhevan Dariya (The Sixth River) (2010).

25. Bharat Bhushan

Actor | Mirza Ghalib

Bharat Bhushan was born on June 14, 1920 in Meerut, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India. He was an actor, known for Mirza Ghalib (1954), Gateway of India (1957) and Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954). He died on January 27, 1992 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

26. Chiranjeevi

Actor | Shankar Dada MBBS

This Telugu Star was a student at the Madras Film Institute and an amateur stage actor. His first public performance was in the Republic Day parade ballet of Andra Pradesh on 26 January, 1976. His film debut was Punadhirallu (1978). His brother-in-law is producer Allu Aravind. His success started ...

27. Chunky Pandey

Actor | Don

Chunky Pandey was born in Bombay, India on September 26, 1962 in a non-film household.

Chunky's real name is Suyash Sharad Pandey, but is also known as Chandrakant Pandey. He shot into fame with a secondary role in 'Tezaab' which had Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles. He continued to ...

28. Danny Denzongpa

Actor | Baby

Danny, who married Gawa Denzongpa, a Sikkimese princess and niece of the last chogyal from her hometown of Gangtok, currently resides in Juhu in Mumbai. He likes to listen to Nepali folk music especially Nepali flutes. In recent times he has become more selective as to the roles he plays. He does ...

29. Darsheel Safary

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Born in the same city and on the same month as his family friend Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary (born March 9, 1997 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian child movie actor primarily working on starring in Hindi Bollywood films. He is best known for his acclaimed portrayal of a dyslexic child in the 2007 film...

30. Deepak Tijori

Director | Fox

Deepak Tijori was born on August 28, 1961 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor and director, known for Fox (2009), Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (2016) and Tipsy (2020).

31. Dharmendra

Actor | Sholay

Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Dharmendra Deol played the romantic hero in woman centric films from 1960-1968 and became romantic hero from 1968-69 and played the role of action hero from 1971-1997. Dharmendra has appeared in 306 films.

He is known as 'Garam' Dharam in ...

32. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

33. Dimple Kapadia

Actress | Dil Chahta Hai

Born in a Gujerati-speaking family on June 8, 1957, daughter to businessman, Chunnibhai and Betty, Dimple has a younger sister, Simple, who was born on 15 August 1958.

She was discovered by Raj Kapoor, who signed her up opposite his son, Rishi, in the 1973 hit 'Bobby'. The film made Rishi and her ...

34. Dev Anand

Actor | Kala Bazar

After having played the Lead Actor for more than five decades in over 110 motion pictures, Dev Anand continues to bestride Indian Cinema today. He has given a new dimension to that magical state known as Stardom. And for his exemplary work he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 by the President ...

35. Deepti Naval

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Deepti Naval is an Indian film actor, director, writer, painter and photographer. A multi-faceted personality, her major contribution has been in the area of art cinema, winning critical acclaim for her sensitive and close to life characters that emphasized the changing role of women in India. The ...

36. Dilip Kumar

Actor | Gunga Jumna

Dilip Kumar is considered to be one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema. Starting his career in 1944, he has starred in some of the biggest commercially successful films in the period 1949-1961. . He was the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award and holds the record for most number...

37. Farooq Shaikh

Actor | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Farooq Sheikh was an Indian actor, philanthropist and a television presenter. He was known for his work in Hindi films from 1977 to 1989. He returned to acting in films in 2008. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema. He's acted in serials and shows on television and...

38. Farhan Akhtar

Producer | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

An accomplished and award-winning producer-director-writer-actor-singer, Farhan Akhtar is the ultimate Bollywood multi-hyphenate. Born in 1974 to prolific Indian film writer and poet, Javed Akhtar and writer-director, Honey Irani , Farhan was raised in an environment where creativity and ...

39. 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 ...

40. Farida Jalal

Actress | Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Farida Jalal was discovered by Filmfare's United Producers' Talent Hunt in the 1960s. She starred in her first movie as a teenager, in the Rajshri Productions' "TAQDEER' in 1967. Thereafter she has starred in more than 200 movies as a character actress mainly, but also as lead actor in some. She is...

41. Guru Dutt

Actor | Pyaasa

Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their ...

42. Govinda

Actor | Happy Ending

Govinda was born on December 21, 1963. Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles; his powerful contribution in dancing in bollywood is inevitable. He is one of the most successful actors and is definitely the best dancer in ...

43. Gulshan Grover

Actor | Badman

Gulshan Grover was born, raised and educated in Delhi, India. After receiving his master's degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, he decided to pursue his passion and made a lifelong commitment to entertainment industry. He honed his acting skills in theatre, and after many stage ...

44. Gurpreet Ghuggi

Actor | Race

Gurpreet Ghuggi was born as Gurpreet Singh. He is known for his work on Race (2008), Nalaik (2005) and Singh Is King (2008). He is married to Kuljeet Kaur. They have two children.

45. Girish Karnad

Writer | Ondanondu Kaladalli

Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Maharashtra. He is acclaimed for his contemporary playwrights in Kannada. He is also an actor, director and screen writer. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards where three are ...

46. Hrithik Roshan

Actor | Super 30

Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor, born on 10th January 1974, well known globally for his versatile roles, unmatchable dancing skills and attractive looks.

After having appeared in films as a child actor in the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) for ...

47. Huma Qureshi

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Huma Qureshi born and raised in Delhi. Her father is a famous restaurant owner called Saleem's a chain of some 10 restaurants in Delhi. Her brother, Saqib Saleem is an actor and acted in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. In year 2011 an announcement was made that Huma would make her Bollywood debut in a ...

48. 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 ...

49. Irrfan Khan

Actor | Dabba

Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) January 7, 1967 to a Pashto speaking Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business.

The Khan family name ...

50. Jackie Shroff

Actor | Devdas

Jaikishen was born in the Gujarati-speaking Shroff family on February 1, 1957. His dad's name is Kakubhai, his brother's is Hemant, and they live in Bandra, Bombay in a bungalow named 'Le Pepeyon".

A vegetarian, Jaikishen made his Bollywood debut in a bit-role as a villain in the hit Heera Panna (...

51. 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 ...

52. Jeetendra

Actor | Kalyug Ke Avtaar

Ravi Kapoor was born in a business family that dealt with imitation Jewelery and used to live in a chawl. While supplying jewelry to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya's double in the 1959 movie 'Navrang'.

His first break as a Bollywood leading man came in 'Geet Gaya Patharon Ne'. Although Ravi ...

53. Jaspal Bhatti

Actor | Fanaa

Jaspal Bhatti, the most popular social satirist in India, graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh in North India, as an electrical engineer. He was famous for his street plays like his My Nonsense Club during his college days. Most of these plays were spoof ridiculing the corruption ...

54. Johnny Lever

Actor | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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...

55. Jaswinder Bhalla

Actor | Carry on Jatta

Jaswinder Bhalla is an actor and writer, known for Carry on Jatta (2012), Rangeelay (2013) and Just U & Me (2013).

56. Kamal Haasan

Actor | Vishwaroopam

Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. ...

57. Kangana Ranaut

Actress | Queen

Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Her dad's name is Amardeep, who is a businessman and contractor, her mom, Asha, is a school-teacher. She has two sisters, eldest one is Rangoli, and she has a brother, Akshit, who is about...

58. Konkona Sen Sharma

Actress | Omkara

Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...

59. 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 Angaar (1992). He was married to Azra Khan. He died on December 31, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

60. Kay Kay Menon

Actor | Haider

Kay Kay Menon was born on October 2, 1966 in Kerala, India as Krishna Kumar Menon. He is an actor, known for Haider (2014), Black Friday (2004) and Gulaal (2009). He is married to Nivedita Bhattacharya.

61. Kajol

Actress | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kajol was born on August 5, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Kajol Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), My Name Is Khan (2010) and Fanaa (2006). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.

62. Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Kulbhushan Kharbanda was born on October 21, 1944 in Hasan Abdal, Punjab, British India. He is an actor, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Hera Pheri (2000) and Haider (2014).

63. Kalki Koechlin

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Kalki Koechlin was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry. Her parents had come to India as hippies in the 1970s and settled there after they fell in love with the country. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo.

Kalki was studying in Ooty when her parents insisted that she ...

64. Kapil Sharma

Actor | The Kapil Sharma Show

Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, TV anchor and singer.He was selected among top 100 celebrities in 2013 Forbes India magazines and he was ranked 96th in that list. Currently he hosts The Kapil Sharma Show.[2] He also hosted television comedy shows like Comedy Nights with Kapil, The ...

65. Krishna Abhishek

Actor | Bol Bachchan

Krishna Abhishek is an actor and producer, known for Bol Bachchan (2012), Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat (2002) and O Pushpa I Hate Tears (2020).

66. Karuna Bannerjee

Actress | Aparajito

Karuna Bannerjee was born on December 25, 1919 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India. She was an actress, known for Aparajito (1956), Pather Panchali (1955) and Mahakavi Kalidas (1942). She died on November 13, 2001 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

67. Kanwaljit Singh

Actor | 15 Park Avenue

Kanwaljit Singh is an actor, known for 15 Park Avenue (2005), Bang Bang (2014) and Saans (1999). He is married to Anuradha Patel.

68. Lara Dutta

Actress | Don 2

It is not a secret that Lara Dutta is a beauty with brains. This was demonstrated when she scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest. After this she was crowned Miss Universe 2000, making history as not only the most beautiful but also the most intelligent young ...

69. 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.

70. Manu Rishi Chadha

Actor | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Manu Rishi Chadha, one of the finest artists in our industry was born and raised in Delhi. His only dream was to become an actor and hence to hone his skills, he quit college to pursue theatre.

He gave 10 years to theatre and eventually decided to move to Mumbai to give a bigger platform to his ...

71. Mehmood

Actor | Do Phool

Mehmood was born on September 29, 1932 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is known for his work on Do Phool (1974), Main Sunder Hoon (1971) and Bombay to Goa (1972). He died on July 23, 2004 in Pennsylvania, USA.

72. Mukesh Tiwari

Actor | Dilwale

Mukesh Tiwari was born on August 24, 1969 in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for Dilwale (2015), Gangaajal (2003) and Yehi Hai Zindagi (2005).

73. Mammootty

Actor | Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha

Malayalam film actor Mammootty was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). He had two younger brothers Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. He did his high school (pre-degree) at Maharaja's College, Thevara and then studied law at Ernakulam ...

74. Makrand Deshpande

Actor | Hanan

Makrand Deshpande was born on July 3, 1958 in India. He is an actor and writer, known for Hanan (2004), Danav (2003) and Company (2002).

75. 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 ...

76. 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, ...

77. Mita Vasisht

Actress | Droh Kaal

Mita Vashisht is an Indian television, film and theater actress, who graduated from National School of Drama, New Delhi in 1987.

She was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India to Rajeshwar Dutt Vasisht, a retired Colonel in the Indian Army and Meenakshi Mehta Vasisht, a teacher and musician.

She had her ...

78. Manoj Bajpayee

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Manoj Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1969 in Belwa, Bihar, India. He is known for his work on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Satya (1998) and Aks (2001). He has been married to Neha since February 23, 2005.

79. Manoj Joshi

Actor | Devdas

Manoj Joshi is an India film and television actor. Joshi began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 60 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedic. His earliest well known serials include Chanakya, Ek Mahal Ho ...

80. Madhuri Dixit

Actress | Devdas

Madhuri Dixit is one of the most acclaimed actors and Kathak dancers Bollywood have ever witnessed. Born in a Marathi Brahmin Koknastha family to Mr. Shankar and Mrs. Snehlata, Madhuri Dixit has two sisters Rupa, Bharti, and brother Ajit. She performed decently well in her academics and aspired to ...

81. Mohnish Bahl

Actor | Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!

Mohnish Bahl was born on February 14, 1963 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is known for his work on Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994), Sanjivani: A Medical Boon (2002) and Baaghi: A Rebel for Love (1990). He has been married to Ekta Bahl since 1992. They have two children.

82. Mithun Chakraborty

Actor | OMG: Oh My God!

Mithun Chakraborty was born on June 16, 1947 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India as Gouranga Chakraborti. He is an actor, known for OMG: Oh My God! (2012), Vivekananda (1994) and Guru (2007). He has been married to Yogeeta Bali since July 1982. They have four children. He was previously ...

83. Mukesh Khanna

Actor | Hera Pheri

Mukesh Khanna was born on July 19, 1958 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Hera Pheri (2000), Shaktimaan (1997) and Mahabharat (1988).

84. 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).

85. Madhubala

Actress | Mughal-E-Azam

Arguably the most beautiful artiste to ever grace the Indian screen, Madhubala rose from humble beginnings to become the most captivating star India has ever produced. Madhubala was born Mumtaz Jehan Begum on Valentine's Day 1933, in a poor, conservative family of Pathan Muslims in Delhi, a part of...

86. Meena Kumari

Actress | Kaajal

Born 1933 into a poor Parsee theatre family of Ali Bux and dancer Iqbal begum in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Entered films to support family in difficult times. She was six when hired for Leatherface (1939) in 1939 by Vijay Bhatt and named Baby Meena. Later she became Meena Kumari when cast for ...

87. Mala Sinha

Actress | Jahan Ara

Mala Sinha was born on November 11, 1936 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Alda Sinha. She is known for her work on Jahan Ara (1964), Himalay Ki Godmein (1965) and Pyaasa (1957).

88. Manoj Pahwa

Actor | Mulk

Manoj Pahwa is an actor, known for Mulk (2018), Being Cyrus (2005) and Satya (1998).

89. Manoj Kumar

Actor | Roti Kapada Aur Makaan

Manoj Kumar was born on July 24, 1937 in Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India as Harikishen Giri Goswami. He is an actor and writer, known for Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974), Upkar (1967) and Shor (1972).

90. Nassar

Actor | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Nassar is one of the most acclaimed actors in India. He is the current president of South Indian Actors Association. Nassar is well known for Thevar Magan (1992), Bombay (1995), Anbe Sivam (2003) and Nayakan (1987).

Nassar was born on 5 March 1958 to Mehaboob Basha and Mumtaz in Chengalpattu, Tamil ...

91. Naseeruddin Shah

Actor | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Naseeruddin Shah was born on July 20, 1950 in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), A Wednesday (2008) and Iqbal (2005). He has been married to Ratna Pathak Shah since April 1, 1982. They have three children.

92. Nandita Das

Writer | Firaaq

Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Bawandar (2000) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.

93. Nagarjuna Akkineni

Actor | Rajanna

Nagarjuna did his schooling at Hyderabad Public School and later went to Little Flower Junior College to do his intermediate. After that, he went on to do mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and later got a masters degree in automobile engineering at San Jose State ...

94. Nana Patekar

Actor | Krantiveer

Vishwanath Patekar (born on January 1, 1951 in Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India) is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is known for his work on Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), Raajneeti (2010) and Parinda (1989). He made his acting debut in the early 70's and since then has been nominated for multiple ...

95. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor | Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012).

Early life and ...

96. Nargis

Actress | Raat Aur Din

She was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid in Rawalpindi, British India, daughter to Jaddanbai and Uttamchand Mohanchand, a former Hindu Mohyal Brahmin who converted to Islam as Abdul Rashid. Her mother was a well-known dancer, singer, actor, composer, and director. This is what paved the way ...

97. Nirupa Roy

Actress | Chhaya

Kokila was born on January 4, 1931 in Valsad, Gujarat, India, in the Gujarati-speaking Balsara family.

She was married to Kamal Roy at a very young age, and shortly thereafter in 1946 both husband and wife decided to make a career on the silver screen. They traveled to Bombay, both applied, but only ...

98. Nutan

Actress | Seema

Nutan Samarth was born on June 4 1936 to poet Kumarsen Samarth and his actress wife 'Shobhana' as the eldest of their four children (a younger sister is the actress Tanuja). Her parents separated when she was a small child. 13-year-old Nutan made her debut in K. Asif's "Hamari Beti". She was a ...

99. Neeraj Kabi

Actor | Ship of Theseus

Neeraj is a multiple award winning film and theater actor, best known for his powerful performances in Ship of Theseus and Talvar. He won the Best Actor Awards at the Sakhalin International Film Festival in 2014 and the NBC Newsmakers Achievers' Awards in 2015. Neeraj is the owner of the renowned ...

100. 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.



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