Indian film or Hindi Cinema is often called Bollywood. Bollywood has produced many legendary actors, but today in this topic, we will discuss the Top Ten Legendary Bollywood Actors. Everyone may have their own opinion about their favorite actors, and every actor who has worked in Bollywood may have an extraordinary talent, but we cannot discuss everyone here, so the WTV WORLD LIVE team has selected these ten actors.

Sr. No. Actor Name

1. Raj Kapoor

2. Dilip Kumar

3. Rajesh Khanna

4. Amitabh Bachchan

5. Shah Rukh Khan

6. Dharmendra

7. Dev Anand

8. Aamir Khan

9. Kader Khan

10. Amjad Khan



Raj Kapoor’s real name is Ranbir Raj Kapoor, and he was born on 14 December 1924. Ranbir Raj Kapoor was born in Peshawar at Kapoor Haveli. His father Prithviraj Kapoor was the first one in Kapoor Family, who started his career in Bollywood. Raj Kapoor has received 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards as well. Kapoor also received the Padma Bhusan Award in 1971 from the Government of India. Raj Kapoor was called the Clark Gable of Hindi cinema. His first film was “Inquilaab” in 1935, and his last movie was “Ram Teri Ganga Maili.” He died due to Asthama on 2 June 1988.


Dilip Kumar’s real name is Muhammad Yusuf Khan, and he was born in Peshawar on 11 December 1922. He is known as The First Khan of Bollywood and The Tragedy King as well. His debut film was Jwar Bhata in 1944. He has several hits, but our favorites are Devdas 1955 and Mughal-e-Azam 1960. His last movie was Saudagar in 1991. Dilip Kumar was married to the beautiful heroine of that time, Saira Bano. Kumar received 8 Filmfare Awards. The government of Pakistan honored him with the highest civilian award of Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1998. The government of India awarded Kumar with the second-highest civilian award of Padma Vibhushan in 2015.


Rajesh Khanna’s real name is Jatin Khanna. He was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar according to the documents, but in actuality, he was born in Burewala, a city of Pakistani Punjab. His father, Lala Hiranand Khanna, was the Head Master of the Municipal Corporation School of Burewala. He was adopted by Chandrani Khanna and was raised in Amritsar. His debut film was Aakhri Khat in 1966. Rajesh Khanna was married to Dimple Kapadia, who had a debut with Rishi Kapoor in Bobby 1973 at the age of 16. In the same year, they got married. His last film was Riyasat, which was released after his death in 2014. He died on 18 July 2012 at the age of 69.


Amitabh Bachchan’s real name is Inquilaab Srivastava. He was born in Allahabad on 11 October 1942. Mr. Bachchan is an Indian film actor, former politician, producer, television host, and playback singer as well. Amitabh is the one and only “Angry Young Man” of Bollywood. Bachchan had gotten the popularity with Sholay, Deewar and Zanjeer in the 1970s. He is still working in 2020 at the age of 77. Bollywood actress Jaya Bhaduri is his wife. He has two children, Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda. His son Abhishek married to famous Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai.


Shah Rukh Khan is a famous actor of the current time and is also known as SRK or King Khan of Bollywood. SRK was born on 2 November 1965. He has received 14 Filmfare awards. He started his career on TV in the late ’80s. His debut movie was Deewana in 1992. Gauri Chibber is his wife. The couple got married in 1991. In 2005, the Government of India awarded him with Padma Shri Award. France Government has also awarded two awards, “Order des Arts et des Lettres” and with “Legion of Honour.” He is no doubt the real king and Bazigar of Bollywood.


Dharmendra was born as Dharam Sing Deol. Dharam was born on 8 December 1935 in Nasrali, Punjab, British India. He made his Bollywood debut in 1960 with Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere film. His superhit film is Sholay. He married to Parkash Kaur in 1954 and then actress Hema Malini in 1980. He has six children. Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and Esha Deol are the ones who also worked in Bollywood. He also received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India in 2012. Dharmendra also served as Lok Sabha member from 2004 to 2009.


His real name was Dharam Dev Pishorimal Ananad. Dev Anand was born on 26 September 1923 in Shakargarh, Punjab. Anand served Hindi cinema for six decades. He was a very successful actor in Bollywood. He passed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Government College, Lahore. Dev left his home town in 1940 and shifted to Bombay. His debut film was Hum Ek Hain. Hum Ek Hain’s movie was released in 1946. His last film was Chargesheet in 2011. He was born on 26 September 1923. Dev Anand died 3 December 2011 at the age of 88.


Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is his full name. He was born on 14 March 1965. Khan is also known as Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood. He was married to Reena Dutta and then to Kiran Rao. Khan’s father Tahir Hussain was also a film producer and director. His debut film was Yaadon ki Baaraat in 1973, in which he worked as a child artist. His super hit movies are 3 idiots, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, and PK.


Kader Khan was born in Pishin, Balochistan, on 22 October 1937. He was an actor, comedian, and screenwriter. Kader Khan was Hafiz-e-Quran as well. He is from the Pashtun Kakar tribe. Khan started his Bollywood career with film Daag in 1973. Khan worked in more than 300 films. He was moved to Toronto due to health issues and was died on 31 December 2018 at the age of 81.


Amjad Khan was a Bollywood actor and director. Who can forget his role as Gabbar Singh in Sholay? He was born on 12 November 1940. He started his Bollywood career with Nazneen in 1951. Amjad Khan’s portrayal of Gabbar Singh is considered as the first depiction of pure evil in Bollywood. He died on 27 July 1992 at the age of 51.

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