Typically, actors and actresses from India are multi-talented and are known not only in India but throughout the world.

These Top 10 Indian actors have excelled in their field. They are some of the most notable and wealthiest actors in the industry.

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan

A well-known actor in Hindi films, Irrfan has also had success in Hollywood and British movies. He’s considered both versatile and natural bringing a special talent to the big screen. He’s had roles in over 80 films and has appeared in over 45 television shows.

His achievements include many awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Main Character, Man of the Year and an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Rugged good looks and incredible talent have launched Anil into international superstar status. His careers span over 40 years and are nothing short of amazing. He made his first appearance in Hindi film in 1979 and his story since has been nothing but success.

Anil is a producer, as well. His filmography and television appearances are numerous and impressive. It is these roles that have led to him winning numerous Best Actor Awards as well as Best Supporting Actor, Best Comedian and Most Sensational Actor to name a few.

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Maybe Anupam doesn’t have traditional Bollywood leading man looks but his work certainly makes him stand out above the crowd. He has appeared in over 400 films and has had roles in various plays.

He’s served as a producer and director as well as having worked in animated film. He’s been honored with civilian awards for his contribution to the film industry and has served as chairman for several acting affiliations.

His are too numerous to mention all but do include Best Actor, Best Comedian, Best Supporting Actor and Actor of the Decade.

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan
Kamal is an actor, screenwriter, playback singer, producer, and director. He got his start as a child actor and through the years developed a talent that would make him one of India’s leading actors.

He’s won many awards including 19 Filmfare Awards and 3 National Film Awards. His production company has produced several of his own films. He’s noted for his charity work and for his contribution as publisher of the magazine Mayyam.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Akshay is an actor, producer and martial artist. His career includes roles in over 100 films and he’s been named one of the most successful actors in the history of India film. He began his acting career in the 1990s and has since established himself as one of the most famous actors in Bollywood.

He’s also been named by People (India) as one of the sexiest men alive. He’s earned a sixth-degree black belt in Karate and has endorsed several nationally known products including Pepsi and Honda.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan

With a career lasting over 25 years, Salman has made a name for himself as an actor, producer, philanthropist and singer. His big acting breakthrough came with his role in a romance titled  Maine Pyar Kiya.

As far as earnings and fame are concerned, he’s made the Forbes India list as World’s Top Paid Entertainers. He’s had quite a bit of media controversy surrounding his personal life but that has not stopped him from being one of the most successful actors in India.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

Ajay’s debut role in Phool Aur Kaante won him an award for Best Male Debut from Filmfare and since he’s been given several awards from both Filmfare and the National Film Awards.

In total, he has won 32 awards for his acting including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. His production company is a story of success much like his career.

Ajith KumarAjith Kumar

 

Ajith has been given the named Ultimate Star by his fans so that should tell you a little something about his career. His first notable role was in a thriller titled Aasai but he’s made a name for himself in romance genre as a “romantic hero.”

He’s had roles in over 50 films and has won many awards for Best Actor and Favorite Hero. In 2004, during a break from acting, Ajith was a Formula Two race car driver and was ranked third best in India.

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor

 

Dubbed by the media as one of India’s most attractive actors, it’s easy to see why Shahid has enjoyed success as an actor in romance films.

His career has been through some fluctuation but that doesn’t seem to stop him from being one of India’s most popular actors. He’s won many awards including 3 from Filmfare. He’s recognized for his generous charity work and has made appearances in commercials as well as music videos.

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

Varun studied business management in college but turned to acting as his career. He started as an assistant director in 2010 and landed his first romantic comedy role in 2012 in a film called Student of the Year.

This role got him noticed and earned him a nomination for Best Debut Actor at the Filmfare Awards. He’s had roles in 10 films one of which is currently in production and is also involved with on stage performances, co-hosting award ceremonies and charity work.