Watching movies is a favorite pastime for lots of people from all walks of life. With popcorn and beverage in hand, we set ourselves in comfy couches and relish in seeing our favorite movie stars go into action. It’s interesting that movie stars are starting to emerge from other countries, like India. If the U.S. has Hollywood as the center of American film industry, India has Bollywood, the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai. Let’s take a look now at some of the most popular Bollywood celebrities to date.
Born in 1965, Salman Khan is a multi-awarded film actor, television presenter, model, and philanthropist. Several of Khan’s films have been commercial successes. In fact, Khan starred in India’s highest grossing film for nine separate years in his career. This feat remains unchallenged. Because of Khan’s acting prowess, he won 52 awards out of 72 nominations from different award bodies. Such is the popularity of Khan that he was declared as India’s Most Searched Celebrity Online in August 2013.
Considered by the media as one of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities, Deepika Padukone is a film actress and model. She also occasionally joins stage shows, writes articles (her article properties can be found in newspapers), and endorses several products. After competing in national badminton tournaments, Deepika left the sport to venture into fashion modeling. She eventually shifted to film acting and made her acting debut in the 2006 film Aishwarya. She starred in a series of box office hits starting with the 2012 film Cocktail. In 2013, she acted in two highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express. In the same year, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.
Amitabh Bachchan is a veteran Bollywood film actor, producer, singer, and television presenter. With a career of more than 40 years, he appeared in over 180 Indian films. Amitabh was touted as the “angry young man” of Bollywood as he rose to popularity in the 1970s. Earning much respect from his peers, Amitabh is considered as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the colorful history of the Indian film industry. Amitabh’s many nominations and awards from both local and international film festivals and award ceremonies are a testament to his high-level of acting. Hollywood finally took notice of Amitabh when he was cast in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Madhuri Dixit is considered as one of the best actresses in Bollywood. After debuting in 1984, Madhuri proved to be one of Bollywood’s most sought after leading actresses. Aside from her beauty and great acting performances, she is also an accomplished dancer. She starred in many box-office hits, such as Ram Lakhan in 1989. She holds the distinction of having the highest number of Best Actress nominations, 13, at Filmfare.
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