The Reigning Kings of Bollywood

Salman Khan:

Everything Salman Khan touches seems to turn into gold. Or a Rs. 100 crore+ blockbuster. Since the release of Dabangg, there has been no looking back for Bollywood’s bad boy, whose movies have been met with packed halls every single time. Although the overriding theme of his movies rarely changes (he’s a cop, there’s family drama, dance numbers abound and the villain gets beaten to pulp), the audience seems to lap it up.

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Shahrukh Khan:

From a humble middle-class upbringing to India’s biggest superstar, Shahrukh Khan has come a long way. That he is enormously talented, has the greatest fan following amongst Bollywood fans and is a supremely astute businessman are undisputed facts. His last release, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, was a crowd puller that topped the charts in India and abroad. His two previous releases, Don 2 and Ra.One had performed well at the box office but not as well as expected. 2013 looks a promising year for SRK as he prepares for the release of Chennai Express and I Love New Year.


Aamir Khan:

Aamir Khan hasn’t earned the tag of Mr. Perfectionist by doing nothing. Going at a rate of one movie at a time, Aamir Khan has rarely disappointed audiences. From the rib-tickling Andaz Apna Apna to the heartwarming 3 Idiots and the super-hit Talaash, Aamir is a supremely bankable star. With Dhoom 3 slated for release towards the end of 2013, this year promises to be another successful one for Aamir.


Akshay Kumar: 

The Khiladi is down, but not out. His movies have been on a roller coaster ride, with some being surprisingly large hits while some fizzle out even before the weekend is up. Seen last year in a few forgettable films with only Rowdy Rathore performing some magic at the Box Office, this year is critical for Akshay Kumar to regain his title of being a star who can deliver hits. With Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2 set to release in 2013, he will be keeping his fingers crossed.


Ajay Devgn: 

A successful transformation from an offbeat/serious actor into a hardcore commercial star has made Ajay Devgn a favourite with producers. His 2012 releases, Son of Sardaar and Bol Bachchan were huge crowd pullers, running for weeks in theaters. Although 2013 has started on a less auspicious note with Himmatwala not performing very well, he can count on Satyagraha to bring him back to the fore.


Ranbir Kapoor:

Ranbir began his career with a chocolate boy image with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. Though the movie didn’t do well, his performance in the movie was very much acknowledged and since then, this fourth generation Kapoor has proved that he does belong to the first family of Bollywood. His movie Wake Up Sid was a scorching hit and his performance in Rajneeti was exceptional as he stood out along the likes of Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee and Nana Patekar. Rockstar and Barfee, two of his recent films did exceptionally well at the box office and earned him a lot of critical appreciation. Today he is regarded as the ‘indispensable’ actor of Bollywood.


Irrfan Khan:

Irrfan Khan’s initial career began with Theatre and Television. It  wasn’t until he starred in Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior, that he became an actor to watch out for. He is perhaps the best known Khan in Hollywood. Known for doing art films, his first award was a Filmfare that he won for his role in Haasil. He was a part of the mega hit Slumdog Millionaire and was lauded colossally for his role in the biopic of Paan Singh Tomar. His recent flick, Life of Pi was also appreciated worldwide.


Hrithik Roshan: 

Born in the world of cinema, Hrithik Roshan grew knowing the hardships he had to endure to achieve the success which would match his family. And he did just that by winning two Filmfares – Best actor and Best debut for his first film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. He featured in the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham which became India’s highest-grossing film in the overseas market and his biggest commercial success to date. He is regarded the ‘most complete actor’ of Bollywood. The first superhero of Bollywood with his movie Krishh which was as sequel to his Koi …Mil Gaya, both of which he won many Best actor awards.The success of Jodhaa-Akbar saw him earn the title ‘Shehenshah’ of the Indian film industry. These accomplishments have established him as a leading contemporary actor in Bollywood.


Saif Ali Khan:

Scion oof the Pataudi royal family, Saif Ali Khan has done fairly well in the Indian cinema industry winning many awards and nominations for the work he has done in several movies till date. Though he commenced his career in the year 1992 with Parampara, his first solo lead role was seen in 2004′s Hum Tum, which was a huge commercial hit, both domestic and overseas. Since then he has done several other movies and has earned a lot of appreciation. His upcoming movies Go Goa Gonaand Bullet Raja have been creating a buzz among the audience already and hopes are all high for Saif to turn this year into his!


Emraan Hashmi:

This Bhatt family boy shot into the Bollywood limelight with the ultra controversial Murder opposite Mallika Sherawat. Though the story of the movie was brilliant, the sensual scenes in the movie got Emraan the tag of being a Kissing Actor. He silenced this to some extent with his powerful performance in Kalyug and followed it up with powerful roles in Jannat and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai. With a powerful box office appeal, Emraan has proved to be a canny actor with a mix of serious and commercial roles.


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