Career best performance of 15 actors

A lot of people have been asking us to pick the career-best performance of the current actors, both male and female, in the industry.  So here you go, we pick the best performance of the top male actors in the industry.

In alphabetical order..

  • Aamir Khan (Rangeela) – It was a tough choice between Rangeela and Lagaan, but there was something magical about Munna. Hard to describe in words, no wonder Aamir was disappointed and decided not to attend award ceremonies when he didn’t win anything for his performance. Watch the film if you haven’t, one of RGV’s best.
  • Abhishek Bachchan (Guru) – arguably the best performance of 2007. He didn’t win any awards, not because his performance wasn’t worthy enough, but because it happened to coincide with an even better performance from Shahrukh Khan in the same year.
  • Ajay Devgn (The Legend of Bhagat Singh) – Widely considered to be the best performance of his career, along with Zakhm, Ajay played the real-life character of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’. He received the National Film Award for best actor.
  • Akshay Kumar (Hera Pheri) – Paresh Rawal as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte had the best role in Hera Pheri, but as the film progresses you fall in love with Raju. Impeccable comic timing coupled with a restrained performance from Akshay.
  • Emraan Hashmi (Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai) – It was between OUATIM, Awaarapan and his debut film Footpath. Our pick, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. He was fabulous!
  • Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) – Farhan has impressed in all his films so far, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was by far his best.
  • Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish) – He deserved all the awards in 2010, didn’t he? Missed out because the film didn’t do well at the box office.
  • John Abraham (Jism) – John’s performance in his debut film was his best, followed by his most popular negative act in Dhoom.
  • Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi) – Tough choice between Rockstar and Barfi!, but the deaf and mute role was so much more challenged. It could have gone so horribly wrong with a lesser actor, but Ranbir nailed it and swept most awards that year.
  • Ranveer Singh (Ram Leela) – He started out with a surprise hit Band Baaja Baraat in 2010, and has only starred in 6 films so far. Ram Leela is easily his best performance so far.
  • Saif Ali Khan (Omkara) – It doesn’t get much better than Ishwar ‘Langda’ Tyagi in Omkara, does it? A once-in-a-lifetime performance and easily the best of Saif’s career.
  • Salman Khan (Tere Naam) – Salman is one of the most under-rated actors in the industry. Watch him in films like Tere Naam, Andaz Apna Apna or even in Dabangg to know why. Not his fault if his audience want to see him in larger-than-life action roles, no?
  • Sanjay Dutt (Vaastav) – Dutt essayed the role of Raghu, a simple boy next door who becomes the King of the Mumbai underworld due to unfavourable circumstances. He lived the character of the underworld Don in this Mahesh Manjrekar’s crime drama with utmost conviction.
  • Shahid Kapoor (Kaminey) – Shahid is one of the most talented actors in the industry, but very few of his performances have received critical acclaimed, except Kaminey where he teamed up with Vishal Bhardwaj.
  • Shahrukh Khan (Chak De India) – That scene when the women’s hockey team wins the world cup, and the camera zoom in on Kabir Khan’s face. His expressions filled with disbelief, joy, emotions.. it had everything.

Do post your own list of favourite performances of all actors in the industry.



  • rk not able to give more expressions like Hrithik gave in each movie…. I have to call Hrithik He is God of Expressions, no expression is left for give by him….. And check shabana azmi’s tweet about Agneepath, even Amitabh B. Ji Appreciate Hrithik’s performance in agneepath

  • I forgot one… SRK in kabhi haan kabhi na( this one is by far the best performance of SRK.THE BEST) no other actor could have portrayed Sunil like SRK did that too in the 90’s when actors used to do overacting. It’s simple SRK is best actor, superstar india has ever witnessed

  • For me its very tough to choose between srk performances bcz there r so many great performances.
    1. DDLJ
    No one can play the role of Raj better than srk. He was extraordinary as Raj.
    2. MNIK
    Again an outstanding performance.
    3. CDI
    It was srk’s performance which make CDI a special movie nd a blockbuster movie.
    4. Bazigar
    5. Swades

  • And i didn’t call agneepath an artistic film. I told dat artistic films are generally prefered over masala such as barfi over agneepath.

  • top 10 performance in Dis century,
    1. Hrithik Guzaarish
    2. Hrithik in Kmg
    3. Amitabh in black
    4. Hrithik in Jodha Akbar
    5. Amitabh in paa
    6. Hrithik in Agneepath
    7. Salman in Tere Naam
    8. Srk in MNIK
    9. Aamir in Ghajini
    10. Ranbir in Rockstar

  • Huhh.. Great article indicine.. Keep going
    For the very First time I hav seen the honest opinions of ppl commenting here irrespective of the hatred they hav against other actors..!!
    Btw if u wil ask me ma list goes like dis
    Aamir- havnt seen rangeela.. So no comments. I think I wil go wid rang de basanti followed by lagaan ghajini 3 idiots
    Abhishek- Guru/Dus
    Ajay- outim.. Havnt watched zakham. N LOBS.. I remember only in flashes as I was a kid at that time.. N havnt seen since then.
    Akshay- As he had done multiple films.. I too hav multiple choices… namastey london followed by waqt hera pheri garam masala n many more.. He has the best comic timing among bwood superstars..
    Emran- tough one.. Awaarapan jannat outim murder 2 equally good
    Farhan- bmb n rockonn too
    Hrithik – huhh his performances too r endless.. Kmg agneepath knph jA. Havnt watched guzzarish yet
    JOhn- dhoom 3.. Wanna see madras cafe..heard alot abt it
    Ranbir- rockstar all the way.. Actor par xcellence.. Barfi was good too
    Ranveer-i wil go wid ladies vs ricky behl..he was charismatic in dat one.. Then ramleela
    Saif.. Huhh he is among one of ma favourites.. His finest performances are Race followed by hum tum lak.. Havnt seen omkara yet

  • Salman khan.. Though I dont like him much.. But he too couldnt b tagged as a complete nonactor.. infact he has given some commendable performance too.. I hav watched tere nam in pieces.. Neva seen the climax.. So no comments
    dabbang was his best performnce in recent times.. The best scene was wen he beats arbaz ‘his step brother’ n den wen tears trickles down the eyes beneath his googles.. N he sweeps it in a dashing style.. loved dat one
    Also veer was a gud one.. N kkhh too
    Sanjay dutt- Munna bhai all the way n vasstav
    Shahid kapoor- um still waiting foh the time wen shahid wil b at the place where currently our king shahrukh is.. Its just dat his luck isnt favouring him.his finest performances are kaminey jab we met n r rajkumar
    Shahrukh khan- Umm quite surprised.. I thought it was only me who loved that scene.. Its the best scene I hav eva seen in ma life.. I found indicine loved it too..
    Which means it was really an xtraordinary scene. though I havnt cried yet watching movies.. But this very scene left me teary eyed..( still didnt cried coz um strong enough hold ma emotions).
    His finest performances are in order as follow..
    chak de india- atbb performance
    Swades- couldnt get better dan dis
    Mnik- autistic performance at its best.. Same in the league of kmg
    Devdas- dilip kumar himself said dis k srk played the role 100times better dan him
    Don- I loved the movie bcoz of srks style negative act n pitch of his voice while delievering dialogues.. All wer perfect
    Dtph- I still used to hum the whistling weneva um alone.. After watching dis movie I too wanted to b a stage performer though I was still a kid
    kkhh- the perfect naughty college boy
    Ddlj- it needs no introduction.. But stil I feel the movies mentioned above wer far better both in terms of actng n story
    Kal ho na ho- I bet even non srk fans cried watching dis movie.. Even some of ma frnz said dis who didnt like him… It was dat scene wen saif asks shahrukh wat he would hav done if he was in his place.. To which shahrukh replied.. ”kaash mai tumhari jagah hota kaaash” (i wish I would hav been at ur place I wish) is ma second best scene..
    Darr/baazigar.. To xpect a performance like dis from a newcomer is just impossible. But shahrukh did it

  • How people think DDLG an K2H2 are srk’s best act? ? My fav was veer from veer zara. .i haven’t watched darr,khkn,khnh and full swadesh. So my take is
    4.veer zara(my fav)

    hrithik’s best:
    3.jodha akbar
    4.dhoom 2

    amir’s best act:
    3.3 idiots
    haven’t seen sarfarosh!

    Salman’s best act:
    1.tere naam

    akki’s best:i am not sure abt it.
    Ajay’s best:lobs then zakhm

    ranbir’s best:
    1.rockstar(he’s superb in it. He has lipsing perfectly.)

  • @nipun, dude don’t worry Aamir’s performance in Dhoom 3 was very good, but still i won’t put it in even top 20 performance of last 2 decade, while you put Hr D2 in top 5 of last 2 decade, it shows you double standard for judging performance. and i only replied you as you were talking best in last 2 decade, not best of Hrs.
    @ankan. Lol, you are more intelligent than anybody here, Ranbir’s Barfi is expression less, lol, i think audience were fool enough to judge as Ranbir’s giving expression or not, the fact is that performance looks easy but its even more tough, as the whole performance of Ranbir is around body language, he creates laughter, he made audience to feel for his character and most important Barfi took opening of 9-10 cr while its lifetime was 106cr, while its has very limited appeal it shows how much his performance and film appealed to audience, as compared to any 100 cr grosser of that year. Hr’s Gujaarish i haven’t seen yet, but as you all saying it was Hr’s best, its funny that movie was directed by Sanjay Bhansali, having successful pair Hr-Aish after D2 & Ja, still movie couldn’t sustain after weekend, sorry but if his best performance can’t help to bring audience into theater despite favorable reviews than its not much special for me.
    As far as KMg Hr was too good in the film but those who had seen his earlier film before KMG & Lakshya watch that film agqain you will find Hr’s KMG act still were their in those films where he supposed to do an adult act, that’s why that performance is not in top of my list.

    My Top 10 Are:
    1. Big B:- Paa
    2. Ranbir – Barfi
    3. Big B:- Black
    4. Aamir’s: Lagaan
    5. Srk:- CDI
    6. Aamir’s- 3 Idiots (not an easy task to fit in student role at the age of 44 perfectly)/RDB equally good
    7. Sanjay Dutt: Munaa Bhai
    8. hrithik:-Agneepath (i haven’t see JA totally, tough found Hr great even i seen it in parts but put AP here as i watched that movie whole and feel touched to performance)
    9.Salman’s Tere Naam
    10.SRk:- Devdas/Veer Zaara(its tough for me to choose better among them)
    11.Ajay Devgan:OUATIM

    Perfromance those i loved the most apart of top superstars
    1. Darsheel:- TZP (Best of 2007 for me and for many, got best actor award in critics enough for award believers)
    2. Irfan Khan:-Paan Singh Tomar
    3. Abhishek Bachchan:Guru

    List for film after 2000s.
    I choose those performance in which Actor’s performance and movie as a whole were equally great and satisfactory.

  • @Ankan Thats Why,Ranbir won all awards for barfi.only he missed national awards.check in google,what madhuri said.ha ha ha! whole bollywood praised barfi.Don’t hide reality!Hrithik in agneepath,this role was too much boring.Amitabh B. did historic perfomance in one can do this.stop joking.Barfi was magical.Audience found new feeling.On the other hand poor classic remake agneepath failed to entertain like 2/3 crap viewers support it.

  • @Sky 98% agree with you.2% not because barfi’s nett collection was 120.68cr(official figure).but no doubt,u wrote awasome.

  • @ all the srk, aamir, salman, akshay, hritik fans, In my opinion only Ajay Devgan is the best actor, here we are not considering the box office results but truly acting skills, no one can match ajay in that aspect. Be it Zakhm, the legend of bhagat singh, gangajal, deewangee, company, raincoat and many more the list is endless, ajay is way above the rest, shall I say a cut above the rest, no doubt that he has won 2 national awards

  • @sky: so in ur list, bigb in paa at 1st while hr’s kmg is not even in top 10! !
    Salman’s tere naam is at 9th while hr’s kmg which won him all awards is not in top 10 ! !
    According to u,amir’s 3i and rdb acts are better than hr’s kmg,ja acts. LOL. .i don’t want to argue anymore.

  • Does This Guy @sojib hussain have a brain? ?
    Agneepath failed to entertain people? ? ?hr’s acting was boring? ?GO HOME U ARE DRUNK. Also,many celebrities appriciated agneepath performance of hr. Yes,rk was gud in barfi. But calling agneepath a crap is totally was a critically acclaimed film. Ranbir’s role was different and dat film was an artistic and off beat one. That’s why it is more preferable. .rk was gud in barfi. But dat doesn’t mean hr was boring. I don’t think any of the khans,kumars,kapoors would have done it that efficiently. Only a moron can call it boring.

  • well rk fans wont agree with me, @Sajib, award dosent find best actor, nd i knw u didnt watch Agneepath yet, and dnt teach me to how judge performances, i m 1step ahead of selected awards jury to judge performance, and if whole bollywood praised barfi’s act, then y i dint listened about barfi after award shows?? While Hrithiks performance in Agneepath praised by A. B. Himself, its really boaring act?? I think rk fans are really senceless, and accept truth in barfi P.c. Was 10tym btr than rk and work even more harder… Nd rk’s that act even Imran khan will play with same ease with Anurag Basu kind of director…
    @sky, rofl 4 u rk’s act 2nd best in last 2 decade? Very funny, fan hai rk thik hai bt itna andha hona thik nahi…. And yes i m, im intelligent to judge performance more than u, even salman, srk fans praised Hrithik for Agneepaths performance, read everybody’s comments, u will find agneepath name many time in coments… Nd i dint said rk was expression less, read my comment again… Or @sajib u said agneepath failed to entertain audience? Really? Very funny man, its collect more than barfi, in month Jan, in 2012 i bet rk still nt able to cross agneepath’s lyftym collection in month jan. In 2015 too… With 2800 screens… Morons like u never accept truth,
    i used to like hrithik from his starting career, but i dnt used to be a hrithik fan, i m honest viewer not biased towords favr8 star, i told only that what is truth….. Bt people and sm other star fans also never accept truth that Hrithik is better actor than each, and later that make me Hrithik fan… In 2010 Hr wont win award for guzaarish, thats nt mean his performance in guzaarish less than srk’s Mnik from same year, irfan khan won Asias best actor award for lunchbox and doesnt won other Indian awards that doesnt mean he is nt perform gud….. have to say honestly barfi is awesome movie bt rk’s act didnt that much good… Aisa karna apni maa ko Agneepath and barfi 2no movie full dekhne k liye kahna and puchna apni maa se kiska performance best tha, atleast rk fans jaise truth se bhagta nahi mai, jo ye bole k movie or act boaring hai hrithik ka, its showin how much sence having u about acting and movie…. That truth not acceptors make me Hrithik Fan… Otherwise i just use to like him b4 some years not a Hrithik Fan… But people run away or didnt accept truth that gave me anger and I converted into His Fan… And @Sajib once again take help from ur mom or dad, show them Agneepath both old and new and ask whose performance is best…. Its gud to be accept a truth

  • @Ankan I Can’t stop my laughing.u r comparing with big b.goto hospital please.old agneepath was flop.but big b created a victory by this role.he won national award for this+critics proved you’ve 1paisa nonsense knowledge.i told u nah only u like 2/3 crap viewers support boring poor agneepath.acc to 60%websites barfi defeated agneepath in box office.Ranbir’s barfi perfomance–shut up your mouth.respect it.
    @lol_nipun u r most crap viewer of this site.ur every comments are funny :D

  • @Ankan Taare zameen par’s kid actor did better than hrithik’s agneepath perfomance.he was perfect entertainer unlike digital boring vijay dina-nath chauhan :D :D :D

  • @nipun yes Hr kmg wasn’t have any place in my top 10, for me it was great performance but far from my taste of films and performance i measure and likes. Yes Aamir’s 3i and RDB were better acts than Hr’s kmg for me as both films and performances was way better than KMG film and performance. aamir did what was the demand of scripts and what public likes. Its matter for me alot. I want a movie won as a whole rather than an actor performance. That’s why i said in my comments i used those performance which matched perfectly with the movie rather than simply award winning and pleasing critics act. @ankan don’t panic dear i am not a Ranbir fan but yes i loved his performance and barfi movie very much. I don’t need to involve my parents view in a simple thing just to make opinion of performance of stars. I don’t know what you thinking but if you compare with big b Than hr was far away from that epic act of Vijay chauhan and that’s the reason the movie being made as i never seen any old remake not having great act.

  • @aks:everyone has their own views. So it’s okay.
    @sojib hussain: u are a moron. You should know dat agneepath was a masala entertainer,but was not similar to craps like ready,dab2,sos,boss,rawdy etc. It was a classic.
    And i love class movies more. Yeah,barfi was a nice film and rk was also gud in it. No doubts about dat. But you’re saying hr was bad in agneepath and it was a crap which is totally ridiculous. Both hr n rk were great in their films.but rk was prefered in awards as it was a different role. I love rk. But morons like u always make me hate.
    And,u moron is comparing agneepath wid barfi which was an off beat film. What about crap besharam? SHAME ON YOU.

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