Top 5 Greatest Actors of All Time (NDTV)

NDTV had a poll for the ‘Top 5 Greatest Actors of All Time’. The question was asked to random people across the country, who were allowed to choose any actor from all of India. Below are the results, based on votes from 30,000 people!

  • 1. Amitabh Bachchan
  • 2. Aamir Khan
  • 3. Salman Khan
  • 4. Shahrukh Khan
  • 5. Dilip Kumar

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rocky18:  (August 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm)

Must be a joke? Salman Khan at No 3 for greatest ‘actor’?? I would agree with anything -- biggest superstar, most popular star.. but actor he isn’t.

Indian people have always misunderstood the difference between acting talent and popularity. It’s the same with box office success and quality of movies. Sad.

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aakash:  (August 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm)

nice list… they all are all time greats… a big salute to all of them

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sadashiva:  (August 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm)

salman and actor??????…if you take 30000 people from a salman fans club this ill be happened. all know who is better srk srk srk

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Rajesh:  (August 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm)

@rocky very well said srk should be at no 1 bcs he have 16 filmfare awards in that 8 for best actor

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rocky18:  (August 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm)

I agree with the Top 2.. Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are the best actors the industry has ever produced. I would put Dilip Kumar at 3, Shahrukh Khan at 4 and Hrithik Roshan at 5.

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ahmed:  (August 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm)

dilip shab should be first and no offense against mr bachan but media just like put him on top where in old times he was total dominated by late mr rajesh khanna and all time favorite dharmji. and offcourse all three khans there are in the league of their own and nobody was successful as these three before and nobdy will ever in many years to come

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Dude:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm)

Omg Now This is ridiclous. . Evry one knws yes salman is at his best in box office terms but he is better ACTOR than SRK,DILIP KUMAR…it realy hurts

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ready:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm)

Where is dharmendra and rajesh khana…..

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sachin11:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm)

very good n accurate list.this list is 100% correct.amitabh is the greatest.aamir is the god of acting.salman has his own style of acting which is 3 are absolutely correct.only no 4 should have been replaced by no 5.good job ndtv.

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iHushi:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm)

@rocky18 That’s true… there should be hrthik roshan in top 5 because this is all about acting…

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manish:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm)

@rocky18 you are a jealous bum. amithab is hyped doesnt deserve to be in top 10
1. dilip kumar
2. dharm ji
3. salman
4. aamir
5. srk

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rocky18:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm)

@ahmed… really? Stop this obsession with the 3 Khans. Amitabh Bachchan at his peak was a one man industry and even if it was briefly, Rajesh Khanna was more popular than any superstar of today.

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sk:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm)

Salman khan is the biggest star in the history of indian cinema.. we shouldn’t compare him with anyone. salman is salman. thats it.

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Suninder:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm)

Where is Hrithik? Hopeless list. Hrithik was better than Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. He was better than any other actor in a historic role as Akbar.

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Rupsha:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm)

This new poll is definitely rigged. Because Some days ago I saw Srk won the NDTV all time greatest superstar by 50 % votes. How many times wl they come up with same poll just to please ‘other khans’?

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sk:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm)


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Rijwan:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm)

Thanks for good joke collection from NDTV,
Haha…..can’t stop laughing..
Salman in top 5!!
But be serious…SRK on top ever..

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sajid patel:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm)

useles where is akshay and hrithik. akshay who does stunt al do hiz self. indians c popularity nt talent.

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yousuf kallatra:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm)

Always depend on box office salman is the best
dnt depend on box office then here is a list
1 paresh raawal
2 ambarish puri
3 anupam kher
4 nana patekar
5 nasruddeen sha

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Dharmesh:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm)

SRK should have been at the top. We all know this. Still we find it difficult to accept. Why? Because Shah Rukh wins always?

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rocky18:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm)

@sajid patel.. so doing stunts is good acting? LOL. First go and check the meaning of the word ‘acting’ in the Oxford dictionary (i.e if you have ever heard of it).

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Rijwan:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm)

3-Dilip kumer.
4-Rajesh khanna.
5-Amir khan.
There will be no Salman..

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rahul:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm)

worst list ,there should be hrithik in list n also akshay,stupid ndtv n its poll

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Raza:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm)

I think salman khan is 1st in this list and Dilip kumar is 2nd in this list. .3 khans is the backbone of Bollywood . .

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Arjun Singh:  (August 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm)

Dilip Kumar is the best actor India has ever seen.He got 8 Best Actor filmfare awards.When he came with Amitabh in Shakti 1982,he dominated Amitabh completely and won his 8th best actor award.Amitabh won 5 Best actor awards and was nominated 27 times.Shah Rukh Khan has got 8 Best Actor awards and 20 nominations.Aamir has 2 Best actor awards and 17 nominations.Salman has never won and has only 5 nominations.Here are my Top 10 Best Actors of Bollywood and I am not taking into account stardom
1. Dilip Kumar
2. Sanjeev Kumar
3. Raj Kapoor
4. Dharmendra(The man who gave the highest hits in Bollywood)
5. Amitabh Bachchan
6. Rajesh Khanna.(No one can match the hysteria surrounding him)
7. Naseeruddin Shah
8. Kamal Hassan
9. Shah Rukh Khan
10. Sunny Deol and Aamir Khan.
NDTV list is absurd.

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