Do you want to know who are the most popular actors in Bollywood? Check out this list of the top 10 most popular Bollywood actors in 2021.
To gossip about Bollywood celebrities is always a hot topic on social media. That’s why you are also here. Bollywood is currently 2nd most popular film industry in the world and the major reason behind it is their talented actors. No doubt, Bollywood actors concede their popularity all over the world. Followings popular Bollywood actors are such perfect examples of it. Let’s have a look at the list and feel free to give us your opinion in the comment section.
Top 10 Most Popular Bollywood Actors 2021
10. Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is the son of the greatest Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. He was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India. As a son of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, he was also expected to go on the field for cricket. But the results are in front of us, he chooses the line in which his mother was.
His career in the Indian film industry was begun in the year 1993 with Yash Chopra’s drama movie ‘Parampara’. He didn’t perceive success when entered the film industry but then gradually achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama movie ‘Yeh Dillagi’, & the action movie ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’. He even did comedy-drama in movies like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’.
The 2004 romantic comedy ‘Hum Tum’ proved Saif Ali Khan’s first success in which he played male lead and earned the National Film Award for Best Actor. Divorced from actress Amrita Singh with whom he had two children, Saif Ali Khan has been married to actress Kareena Kapoor since 2012. So this was about Saif Ali Khan as the top 10 most popular actors in 2021.
9. Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh is another most popular Bollywood actor. He is an Indian film and young Bollywood actor who appeared in his debut film ‘Band Baja Baaraat’ in 2010. This Bollywood star was born on the 6th of July 1985 in Mumbai, India.
After completing his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Ranveer returned to India to pursue a career in film. His first film happened to be a commercial success earning the actor a Filmfare award in the Best Male Debut category.
He did many successful movies like ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’, ‘Lootera’, ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’, ‘Gunday, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. In 2015, he portrayed Bajirao in the historical romance ‘Bajirao Mastani’, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films. It even earned him Filmfare Award for Best Actor. In the past few times, Ranveer became one of the popular Bollywood celebrities. That’s why we have also shortlisted him in our list of top 10 most popular Bollywood actors in 2021.
8. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor, the well-known name from the Kapoor family is the youngest to work in the Film Industry. He was born on 28th September 1982 in Mumbai, India. The son of actor Rishi Kapoor and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. He made his acting debut with Bhansali’s tragic romance ‘Saawariya’, a box office flop.
The 2011 drama ‘Rockstar’ and 2012 comedy-drama ‘Barfi!’ earned him two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare. Thereafter he did Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016, both were Blockbuster films. Recently he did Sanju in 2018 which gave him more popularity as a Bollywood actor.
Through his career in Bollywood films, Kapoor has become one of the most popular Bollywood actors. Besides that, he also considers one of the highest-paid Bollywood actors in India.
7. Hrithik Roshan
Another truly deserving name in this list of top 10 popular Bollywood actors in 2021 is Hrithik Roshan. This Bollywood actor was born on 10th January 1974 in Mumbai, India. He established a successful career in Bollywood, has won six Filmfare Awards, and has been even called one of the most handsome men in the world.
After making child actor appearances in several movies throughout the 1980’s Roshan made his film debut with a leading role in his father’s Rakesh Roshan’s movie ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’. After that, he did many movies of all categories.
Apart from acting, Hrithik Roshan is also considered one of the most popular professional dancers of all time and followed by so many dancers. He has endorsed several products and brands and even has launched his own clothing line. He even is a stage performer and has hosted a dance show ‘Just Dance’. Thus, the list of popular Bollywood actors of 2021 is incomplete without Hrithik Roshan.
6. Ajay Devgan
The actual name of Ajay Devgan is Vishal Veeru Devgan and he was born on 2nd April 1969 in New Delhi, India. Apart from being a popular Bollywood actor, he is even a director, producer, husband, and also a father of two children. He is considered one of the most popular actors of Bollywood. He has even won a lot of awards for his performances in many outstanding roles.
Ajay Devgan was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri as being the fourth highest civilian honor of the country. The actor began his career in the year 1991 with the movie ‘Phool Aur Kaante’. Besides that, the actor owns his production company AJAY DEVGAN FFLIMS. And if he talks about popularity, he is among the top popular Bollywood actors.
5. Akshay Kumar
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia aka Akshay Kumar was born on 9th September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He is an Indian-born Canadian actor, producer, and martial artist who has also appeared in over more than a hundred films. He married Twinkle Khanna, on 17th January 2001 and since then he is living a happy life with his family.
Besides that, he has won numerous awards for best actors and many more. He has his grip over every type of role whether it is romantic, comedy, comic roles, or even a supporting role. He gave our Indian Cinema a new and look by giving back-to-back hits from 2011 till today.
Apart from films, Akshay Kumar has even worked as a stunt artist. He is even known as the “Indian Jackie Chan”. The actor has been awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. In 2011 Akshay Kumar was honored with The Asian Awards for his contribution to Indian Cinema. In the past, he has given some box office hit films such as 2.0, Gold, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Gabbar is Back, Mission Mangal, etc. This obtained him one of the most popular Bollywood actors in 2021.
4. Aamir Khan
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is one of the most popular and greatest actors of Bollywood. He was born on 14th March 1965 in Mumbai, India. Being a great Bollywood actor, he is even a producer and a great director.
Through his career in the Hindi film cinema, he is known as a “Perfectionist”. He works on his project carefully and every time tries to give his best performance in every movie. Even he has earned many awards including the Filmfare and the Padma Shri awards. In 2010, he was honored with Padma Bhushan.
Aamir Khan first appeared on screen as a child actor in the film ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’. His first feature film role came with the experimental film ‘Holi’ in 1983. From 1983 till now he has given Hindi cinema many successful films. That’s why he is one of the most popular Bollywood actors in the current time. Apart from acting the actor has participated in many social works and even started a television talk show Satyamev Jayete which was a great success.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born on 11th October 1942 in Allahabad, United Provinces during the rule of the British. Besides as the greatest Bollywood actor, he is a producer, singer, and television presenter. His first movie was popular in the early 1970’s they were ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Deewar’. He is known as by “Angry young man” of Indian Cinema. He is even referred to as the “Shahensha” of Bollywood.
Undoubtedly he has won many awards as he has done over a hundred and fifty movies. He even hosts the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. He also appeared in politics for some time during the 1980s.
The Government of India has honored him with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and even a Padma Vibhushan for his contribution to the arts. The Government of France has honored him with its highest civilian honor, Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. It doesn’t matter he is 76 years but still consider among the top popular Bollywood actors of 2021.
2. Salman Khan
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan was born on 27th December 1965 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. Besides as an actor, he is also a producer, television personality, singer, and philanthropist. Salman is popularly known as “Sallu Bhai” and “Bhaijaan” by his fans. He has won many awards during his filming career. He is one of the most successful Bollywood actors of the current time.
The son of the screenwriter Salim Khan, the actor began his acting career with a supporting role in ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ in 1988. From then to today he is giving his fans and country the best films as much as he can. He has done many roles of different kinds like comic roles, romantic roles, and even drama.
Apart from acting the actor is a stage artist and is active in his own social charity non-profit organization “Being Human”. Currently, Salman Khan has a wide fan following across Asia that’s why he is spotted at 2nd place in the list of most popular Bollywood actors of the year 2021. Not only a popular Bollywood actor but also the most dominating Bollywood celebrity.
1. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2nd November 1965 in New Delhi, India. “King Khan”, “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” and many more are the name that his fans given him.
Shah Rukh Khan has earned this name by playing outstanding romantic roles in numerous movies. Also, he has done comic roles and family drama. He has won the most number of awards in Bollywood including 14 Filmfare. He has a huge fan following not only in India but all around the world. No Bollywood actor can beat him in terms of popularity worldwide.
SRK married his college love, Gauri Khan in 1991 and represents an example of the perfect family being. He began his career in many television series in the 1980s. He made his debut in 1992 with Deewana. And from there till now he hasn’t stopped. Apart from acting, he owns a cricket team, “Kolkata Knight Riders” in the Indian Premier League. Also appeared as a television presenter and a stage show performer. He is also considered one of the most successful Bollywood actors of all time and the world’s biggest movie star. Here also he has achieved the 1st position in the list of top 10 most popular Bollywood actors 2021.