1. Salman Khan
Salman Khan made his acting debut in the 1988 film 'Biwi Ho To Aisi' where he played a supporting role. His first leading role in a Bollywood film was Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic film Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). The film went on to become one of the highest grossing films of India. He received the Filmfare Best New Actor Award for this film and also received a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 1999, Khan starred in the hit film 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain', which cemented her relationship with Sooraj Barjatya for the third time. Biwi No.1 was the biggest film of that year and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam silenced the critics and the film once again got him nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Khan is a dedicated bodybuilder. He works hard every day and is famous for taking his shirt off at movies and stage shows. In 2004, he was named the 7th most handsome man in the world and the most beautiful man in India by People magazine of America.
2. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan started his film career as a child artist in the home production, produced and directed by Nasir Hussain with the films Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) and Madhosh (1974). Eleven years later, he got an acting debut that went unnoticed, Ketan Mehta's Holi (1984). Khan's first lead role appeared in the 1988 film "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak", which was directed by his nephew and Nasir Hussain's son Mansoor Khan. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was a huge success at the box office and furthered Khan's career as a leading actor. As a typical 'chocolate actor', he came to be regarded as a teen idol. Khan does only one or two films a year, which is a different matter for a mainstream Hindi cinema actor. He is also known as Mr Perfection in Bollywood.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Khan started his career with Doordarshan serial "Fauji" in 1988 in which he played the character of Commando Abhimanyu Rai. After that he acted in many more serials, most notably 1989's "Circus", which narrated the lives of circus workers and was directed by Aziz Mirza. His first acting in Bollywood was in the film "Deewana" which was declared successful at the box office. He received the Filmfare Best Debut Award for this film. In 1994, Khan played the role of an obsessive and psychopathic lover in the film "Anjaam", and for this he received the Filmfare Best Villain Award. In 1995, he played the lead role in Aditya Chopra's debut film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge". The film is considered one of the most successful and biggest films in the history of Bollywood. It has been running for 12 years in some cinema houses of Mumbai. He once again won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for this film.
4. Amjad Khan
Amjad Khan was the son of well-known actor Jayant. His first film as an actor was "Sholay". Before joining the acting world, Amjad was working as an assistant director with K.Asif. He faced the camera for the first time as an assistant and after K. Asif's "Love and God", Amjad Khan played a Pakistani pilot in Chetan Anand's film "Hindustan Ki Kasam". Amjad Khan played mostly negative roles in his long career. The audience loved to see him as a villain in front of stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and he was the star villain. Apart from this he acted in character and comic roles in a few movies, notably Shatraj Ke Khiladi, Dada, Qurbani, Love Story, Yaarana.
5. Kader Khan
Kader Khan was a Hindi film comedian as well as a film director. He has worked in more than 300 films. His first film was Daag (1973) in which he played the role of a prosecuting lawyer. He completed his graduation from Ismail Yusuf College. He also worked as a teacher. Kader Khan's film career started when he once played a role in his college and was praised by the people present there. When actor Dilip Kumar came to know about this, he called Khan and expressed his desire to see the role, then Khan prepared well and performed it for him. Dilip Kumar was impressed by his performance and gave Khan a role in the films Sagina Mahto and Bairag. Khan, who has impressed with his art and voice, has received many awards.
6. Mohammed Yusuf Khan
Dilip Kumar's birth name was Muhammad Yusuf Khan. His first film was 'Jwar Bhata', which came in 1944. The success of the 1949 film Andaz brought him fame, in which he worked with Raj Kapoor. He was known as the Tragedy King because of his tragic roles in films like Didaar (1951) and Devdas (1955). He played the role of Mughal prince Jahangir in Mughle-e-Azam (1960). The film was earlier black and white and was made in color in 2004. His last film was Quila (1998). He worked with Amitabh Bachchan in Ramesh Sippy's film Shakti. He also received the Filmfare Award for this film. He is still an inspiration to leading actors like Shahrukh Khan.
7. Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan appeared in Parampara in his acting debut. In the year 1994 he was very successful in the films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. In the 1990s his triumphs were limited until the release of Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and the National Award for Best Actor for Hum Tum (2004). The commercial success of Salaam Namaste (2005), Race (2008), and Love Aaj Kal (2009), landed Khan as the lead in the critically acclaimed films Parineeta (2005) and Omkara (2006). Tanhaji was critically acclaimed and emerged as a huge commercial success grossing over 3.67 billion rupees (US$51 million) worldwide. The Hindustan Times opined that Khan had delivered his best performance to date, noting his "moments of joy with his sinister laughter in the midst of killing people".
8. Sanjay Khan
Sanjay Khan was a superhit actor of his time and has done direction, film writing, film production. Sanjay Khan made a TV show named 'The Sword of Tipu Sultan'. Acted in the serial in which his character Tipu was very popular. Some of his superhit films are 'Zindagi Aur Toofan' (1975), 'Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Kasam' (1977), 'Mela' (1971), 'Sabka Saathi' (1972), 'Dosti', 'Beti', 'Sone Ke Haath', 'Nagin', 'Woh Din Yaad Karo', 'Ek fool, do maali'. Not only this, Sanjay Khan also made TV shows like 'Jai Hanuman', 'Maryadavad Purushottam'. Made a new identity in the world of direction by doing serials. In his film career spanning nearly four decades, Sanjay Khan saw many ups and downs. He acted in the TV serial named 'The Sword of Tipu Sultan' and also directed it. The audience on TV gave him immense love as 'Tipu Sultan'. Actor Sanjay Khan brought fans his autobiography 'The Best Mistakes of My Life', in which he made many revelations about his journey so far.
9. Zakaria Khan
Zakaria Khan was tall and had a deep voice. He acted in many Indian films under his stage name Jayant. He worked in Vijay Bhatt's first Gujarati movie Sansaar Leela. The name Jayant was also given to him by director and producer Vijay Bhatt. He played lead role in many movies like 'Bombay Mail', 'Challenge', 'His Highness' and 'State Express'.
10. Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz Khan is an Indian actor, director and producer best known for his work in Hindi cinema. Since making his debut in 1996, he has acted in several lead and supporting roles. Arbaaz Khan is the son of the screenwriter Salim Khan and brother of the actors Salman Khan and Sohail Khan. He made his debut as a villain in Daraar (1996). Despite receiving a Filmfare award for his role, he was not as successful as a solo actor and increasingly appeared in supporting roles. In 2010, Khan transitioned to directing and producing under Arbaaz Khan Productions. His first film as a producer was Dabangg (2010), and directorial debut Dabangg 2 (2012).
11. Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan started his career with the film Prem Aggan. He was also given the Filmfare Best Debut Artist Award for this film. After this, he did many great films in Hindi cinema, including Jungle, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bhoot, No Entry, Jansheen, Hey Baby, All the Best, Om Jai Jagdish. The film "Prem Aggan" could not be successful at the box office. After two years, Fardeen's career was re-launched with Ram Gopal Varma's “Jungle” and after that his career started moving slowly but surely. It is true that there was a series of hit-flops in Fardeen's career, but he definitely got so much success that he never had a shortage of films.
12. Feroz Khan
Feroz Khan played a long film innings. He was known for his distinctive, different style and characters. In films, he is in the role of a handsome hero and somewhere in the role of a dreaded villain. Firoz Khan played both the characters well. Firoz Khan started his film journey in the year 1960 with the film Didi. Acted in dozens of films. Directed many films. And was associated with many roles. Traveling a film journey of almost five decades, Firoz Khan last film in 2007 was Welcome, in which he appeared in a special style. He received the Filmfare Award for the film Aadmi Aur Insan. Apart from that, Khan got recognition from films like 'Uche Log', 'Main Wahi Hoon', 'Aradha', 'Upasana', 'Mela' and 'Aag'. Films like Dharmatma, Jaanbaaz, Qurbani, Dayawan brought him fame.
13. Imran Khan
Imran Khan acted as a child artist in his maternal uncle Aamir Khan's films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. In both the films, he played the role of little Aamir Khan. He aspired to become a director but eventually he became an actor. Khan made his film debut as a lead actor in 2008 film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, directed by Abbas Tyrewala and produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and co-starring Genelia D'Souza. Khan won the Best Emerging Actor award along with Farhan Akhtar at the 54th Filmfare Awards. His next film was Kidnap with Sanjay Dutt and Minissha Lamba in which he played a negative role. Despite a good opening, the film did not do well at the box office, which was attributed to the poor direction of the film by critics. Despite this, Khan's performance was highly appreciated and earned him a nomination at the 2009 IIFA Awards.
14. Irrfan Khan
Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan was an actor of film and television. He proved his mettle in films like The Warrior, Maqbool, Haasil, The Namesake, Rog. He also received the Filmfare Best Villain Award for the year 2004 for the film Haasil. He has acted in more than 30 films of Hindi cinema. Irrfan is also a well-known name in Hollywood. He has also appeared in the films A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. At the 60th National Film Awards 2012, Irrfan Khan was given the Best Actor Award for his performance in the film Paan Singh Tomar. He was selected as the Filmfare Best Actor for the Hindi Medium film released in 2017. Angrezi Medium was his last film released in 2020.