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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  • 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.

    • 1)Mammootty, 2)Kamal Hassan 3) Amir khan 4) Vikram 5)Dhanush 6) Shaaruk Khan 7) Joseph Vijay 8) Mohanlal 9) Amitabh bachan 10) Suriya. I Think this suitable for acting vice , you guys always suggested Bollywood only but you do no south Indian actors acting skills it’s better than Bollywood actors , down south many actors have multitalended

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

    • Are you sick, dharmendra and rk is not even boot of amitabh bachan. Amitabh bachan is God of cinema. Make some sense kid.

  • 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

  • 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is the god of acting.salman has his own style of acting which is 3 are absolutely correct.only no 4 should have been replaced by no 5.good job ndtv.

  • @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

  • @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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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’?

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

  • 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

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

  • @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).

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

  • 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.

    3) AAMIR
    4) SALMAN
    5) AMITAABH….

  • @rocky18 I am only a salman fan not aamir’s or srk but facts are facts wether you like it or not mr bachan doesnt even have a single blockbuster in his career even emraan hashmi and ranbir has it too, so i DONT know what one man thing you are talking about. mind you i am a salman fan and you damn know as well that salman gave great acting performance in movies like tere naam, kyun ki, hum aap kay kain kuon, khamoshi, maine pyar kia, hum dil de chuke sanam and even in wanted and dabangg was his iconic performance and I know you are simply jealoused of his success. as for three khans a part from them nobody else have an all time blockbusters so that make them most successful

  • @Ahmed.. hold on! Mr Bachchan doesn’t have a single blockbuster in his career??!?!?!? Really? He has so many! Sholay itself was an ‘All Time Blockbuster’. Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar were all huge blockbusters. Get your facts right and then talk!!!

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