Top 10 Superstars of Bollywood over 100 years of Indian cinema
`Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan..Iske Seva Jaana Kahan…’ are the words which defines Raj Kapoor. Great performances in cult films like Shree 420, Awaara, Aag, Mera Naam Joker tagged him as ‘The show man of the millennium’. Raj Kapoor has also been awarded with the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke Awards for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. of The actor turned film maker also directed several super hit films like `Bobby’, `Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, `Prem Rog’ under his banner RK Films.
The living legend Dilip Kumar who is considered as a ‘Bollywood thespian’ indeed is a fortuitous that when the Hindi cinema is celebrating the 100th year of its existence, the thespian also celebrated 90 years of his age recently. He is considered thespian as he was part of the cinema since 1944 and also known as a reference point for approaching the craft of acting.
The film fraternity calls Rajendra Kumar as `Jubilee Kumar’. During 1960’s Rajendra Kumar had become the hottest actor and every film starring him was a silver jubilee hit. There were instances when he had six or seven films running in their silver jubilee weeks at the same time, since then Rajendra Kumar came to be known as ‘Jubilee Kumar’.
Rajesh Khanna’s name is synonyms for romance in Indian Cinema. The actor has several back to back hit films like Aaradhna, Saccha Jhootha, Roti, Daag, Haatji Mere Saathi to his credit. The chocolate boy of Bollywood rose to instant national fame and stardom with his film Aardhana. He was soon referred as the first ‘superstar of India’ by film critics.
Dev Anand has always been called as the ‘evergreen’ star for his immortal charm and undying spirit. The legend is also known for being a matinee idol with a Hollywood star persona. The actor turned film maker has given us some path breaking and popular films like `Guide’, `Jewel Thief’, `Johnny Mera Naam’, `Des Pardes’.
Over the years, Amitabh Bachchan has been tagged with various metaphors like `angry young man’, `Big B’, `Shehenshah of Bollywood’ and many more but the actors impeccable body of work does all the talking. Now after spending long years in Bollywood this living legend is considered as The ‘Star of the millennium’.
Though not being a hero material, SRK is considered as a `King Khan’ of Bollywood all thanks to his association with YRF and the romantic films he did. The actor enjoys fan flowing from all round the country and his self made personality is ruling every the hearts of his millions of his fans. The actor has proved his capability by doing all sorts of roles from lover boy to negative.
In the past few years Aamir Khan has grown into a respectable actor and director in Bollywood. The actor does one film a year and that’s what makes him different from other superstars. Being choosy about what one does in Bollywood is so rare and commendable. Hence, the actor has been tagged as `Mr. Perfectionist’. He is a real professional and takes his career as a mission.
Salman Khan also known as the bad boy of Bollywood is also often called as the man with a golden heart. Though the handsome actor has always been surrounded with controversies has not only given some of the biggest blockbusters but has also played a star-maker for many in B’town like Katrina Kaif, Arjun Kapoor, Zarine Khan, Sajid-Wajid to name a few. Even after spending more than 22 years in Bollywood the actor still enjoys a huge fan following and his fans swear by his name.
Fame has its price! Many might think that being born with a silver spoon is a boon but it actually can set the bar quite high for that person. Ranbir Kapoor who debuted with SLB’s Saawariya in Bollywood didn’t receive fame instantly however within the last few years, the Kapoor lad has not only proved his acting mettle with films like `Wake-up Sid’, `Barfii’ but has also wooed girls with good looks. The grandchild of Raj Kapoor, Ranbir’s work now speaks for him and looks like the Gen-next superstar will definitely carry forward the legacy of the Kapoor’s.