The Top 7 Bollywood Actors of All Time Who are Popular among Masses

People of India love movies and movie stars. From the time the movie-making industry started in India, the public always had their favorite actors whose names were enough to get audiences to come to cinema halls. In this list, we will discuss about the top 7 Bollywood actors who were quite popular among the masses.

Dilip Kumar 

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Dilip Kumar made his Bollywood debut with the movie Jwar Bhata but his first successful movie was Jugnu in the year 1947 and after that, he gave many super hit movies like Andaz, Aan, Daag, Devdas, and many more. He is the idol of many Bollywood actors like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Dharmendra. Along with being a big star, Dilip Kumar was a great actor too who had a huge mass following. He is mostly known for his movies like Devdas, Madhumati, and Mughal-E-Azam which were blockbusters hits.

Dev Anand

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There is no doubt that Dev Anand was one of the biggest stars during his heydays and was quite popular among the youth because of his unique way of talking and acting. Along with being an actor, he was a producer and director also who gave many hit movies like CID, Jhony Mera Naam, Guide, Jewel Thief, etc. One fun fact about Dev Anand is that he never did multistarrer movies and never shared the screen with any other actor.


The He-Man of Bollywood, Dharmendra was quite famous because of his dashing looks and well-maintained body. He was one of the very few actors whose career as a lead hero continued for a very long time. The masses adored him and used to flock into the cinema halls when a movie of Dharmendra is released. In his career that spanned more than 40 years, he gave many blockbuster movies like Patthar aur Phool, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Sholay, Seeta aur Geeta, and many more. His two sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol are also famous Bollywood actors.

Rajesh Khanna

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Rajesh Khanna is regarded as the first superstar of India and the mass hysteria he created during his peak years can’t be matched by anyone. He became a superstar with the movie Aradhana and holds the record for giving 16 hit movies continually, a record yet to be broken. Boys used to dress like him and girls dreamt of marrying him. Rajesh Khanna no doubt was a superstar who was loved by both masses and classes.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

The Prakash Mehra directorial movie Zanjeer marked the arrival of the megastar Amitabh Bachchan who probably is the biggest superstar India has ever seen. During the late 70s and 80s, his name was the guarantee of success. Some of his big hits are Zanjeer, Deewar, Kabhi Kabhi, Sholay, Coolie, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, Don, etc. He is quite active as an actor today also and gave hit movies like Sarkar, Black, Paa, Cheeni Kum, Badla, and Piku even after crossing the age of being a lead hero. He is adored by mass and class equally and he has many awards under his name.

Shahrukh Khan

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Shahrukh Khan made his debut with the hit movie Deewana which fetched him the Filmfare Award for the Best Debut (Male). At the start of his career, he gave hit movies like Darr, Baazigar, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, etc but it was Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge that made him a superstar. He is famous not only in India but abroad also. Many people from other countries got knew about India because of Shahrukh Khan. He is truly a global superstar and still loved by the masses a lot.

Salman Khan

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The name Salman Khan needs to introduction and he is probably the biggest star in India right now. He made his debut with the superhit movie Maine Pyaar Kia directed by Suraj Barjatya. His next collaboration with Suraj Barjatya was the movie Hum Aapke Hain Kaun opposite Madhuri Dixit and it’s regarded as one of the biggest hits in India ever. He has got a loyal fan base that goes to watch his movies irrespective of the content of the movie. They just want to see Salman Khan on screen and nothing else. Salman Khan is the true example of a mass hero whom the fans love unconditionally.

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