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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  • Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman, Salman Ye ek Actor pore india par Hokomat karta he. Aur Bollywood ko chalata he. Jisstara ek shakhs pesse kama kar apne gar ko chalata. he.

  • # Indicine
    Jokar is coming tomorrow but you did not even put a single article about his predictions. I am impress.

  • in my point of view i saw the top actors in 2 catageroy, the 1st one is old actors, and 2nd one is present actors,

    1- Dalip Kumar.
    2- Raj Kapoor.
    3- Rajesh Khanna.
    4- Amitabh Bachan.
    5- Raj Kumar.

    2nd list,
    1- Shahrukh Khan.
    2- Amir Khan.
    3- Haritik Roshan.
    4- Salman Khan.
    5- Akshay Kumar.

  • Strange!! How Hrithik is not there in the list when an actor like Salman khan has been listed on 3?? Salman Khan is better than Dilip Kumar?? good joke!!! and Hrithik is out of the list even after Films like KMG, ZNMD, Jodha Akber, Lakshy, Guzaarish and Agneepath?? Hrithik even won most best actor awards in the last decade!! what makes this channel motivate to make such a ridiculous joke?

  • Salman is the best actor.Srk don’t even deserve to be in the top 100 actors list.i mean how come a guy with monkey face , pakoda nose, goaty voice & shitty acting can qualify 4 this list.Salman is the king of Bollywood.Salman rocks.
    My list……..
    1. Salman Khan
    2 to 5 i don’t give a damn about.Salman is the best & most good looking actor in our country.

  • Just because salman is giving hits since wanted movie and Aamir khan giving hits from Ghajini doesn’t make them in top 5 greatest actors. You should see consistent performance since the beginning of their career. If you are truthful then only one answer comes to your mind ie SHAH RUKH KHAN!!!!

  • Where are Dharmendra, Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Shahid Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor (MR. INDIA!!!), Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Rishi Kapoor, Dev Anand….??? I know you have to choose only five, but they all deserve to be on that list. That’s why making a “Top 5 Greatest Actors of All Time” it’s wrong! BUT, you can do a list ” Best actors of all time in the world” and you write “Indian actors”!! That’s so much better and you can’t be wrong! :)

  • its so ironic
    that while salman khan himself and akshy dilip amir hrithik
    accredits shahrukh khan as the best we find cheeky ppl and stupid try to write srk off but
    he is always in our hearts minds
    the best actor not in india but all over the world
    the best actor of all time king of acting
    in poll
    made by khaleej magazine
    comparison between shahrukh khan and brad pitt
    srk destroyed pitt totally
    so how come amir and salman khan better than srk
    lol srk is a living legend
    there wil be like him he is the pivot of indian cinema
    noone watches hindi cinema
    without him bollywoodis big zero without him
    its unjustice to make him fourth
    srk born to rule dominate

  • for the one who says that srk is only romantic hero read about him then talk
    first of all shahru khan studied acting on the british barrry john hands acting shakesparian plays
    In 1993, Khan garnered appreciation for portraying negative roles, that of an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr and Baazigar.[45] The “Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema” analyzed that “he defied the image of the conventional hero in both these films and created his own version of the revisionist hero.”[46] Darr marked the first of many collaborations of Khan with film-maker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films. Khan’s stammering in the film and the usage of the phrase, “I love you, Kkkiran,” were popular with the audiences.[47] His other release, Baazigar, in which he played an ambiguous avenger who murders his girlfriend, “shocked the Indian audiences” with an unexpected violation of the standard Bollywood formula.[48] His performance in Baazigar won him his first Filmfare Best Actor Award.
    In 1995, Khan starred in two box-office blockbusters. His first release was Rakesh Roshan’s melodramatic thriller Karan Arjun, in which Khan was a part of an ensemble cast that included Salman Khan, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Raakhee and Amrish Puri. The film, which dealt with the concept of reincarnation, became the second-highest grossing film of the year in India.[52] He followed it with Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut, the romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. A major critical and commercial success, the film became the year’s top-grossing production in India and abroad.[53] The film was declared an “all time blockbuster”; it remains the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema[54] and as of 2011, it is still playing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.[55] Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has grossed over 1.2 billion worldwide. The film won ten Filmfare Awards, and Khan’s performance as a young NRI who falls for Kajol’s character while on a trip across Europe won him critical acclaim and his second Best Actor Award at the Filmfare. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the film amongst the 25 Must See Bollywood Films, citing it as a “trendsetter of sorts”.[56] Raja Sen reviewed, “Khan gives a fabulous performance, redefining the lover for the 1990s with great panache. He’s cool and flippant, but sincere enough to appeal to the junta [audience]. The performance itself is, like the best in the business, played well enough

  • the accomplishment of shahrukh khan talks
    about him so just shut up losers
    you dont deserve srk
    losers
    srk should have been born in usa
    not in india

  • where is Akshay Kumar in the list??????hopeless list.the only actor who’s been always here to entertain people with maximum movies every year, and who sustained in top 5 for last 20 years and more in between all bollywood politics is only akshay. THINK BEFORE YOU LIST SOMETHING!!!!!!its not just popularity that make an actor into the list….salman in the last is pathetic!!!think about actors who’s got the range to showcase different genres of acting…not just by showing biceps nobody becomes an actor.and stop pushing salman to the top…his end is near…and the fall will be HUGE!!!!

  • Top 5
    1 amitabh bachan
    2 amrish puri
    3 khader khan
    4 Md rafi
    5 ar rehman
    in modern world one and only SRK

  • One doubt to sensible people,can anyone guarantee the place of Salman five years ago & five years after? I bet if this survey was held in 2008/2009 Salman would not be even in the list. Big B,Aamir & SRK will be in the list,even if survey will be held in 2017. The feature of a good actor is that he just needs a good script to carry the entire film on his shoulders & do not require any heroine. Just like Aamir did in Taare Zameen Par,SRK did in ChakDe India, Big B did in Sarkar & Paa. Salman Khan have never proved himself in a negative role. There is no point in not including actors like Hrithik & two time national award winner for best actor & Akshay Kumar instead of Salman Khan.What would have been the fate of the films OSO & 3 Idiots if Salman did that. Everyone know Ompuri,Paresh Rawal,Naseerudhin Shah,Nana Patekar etc. are also versatile actors.

  • One doubt to sensible people,can anyone guarantee the place of Salman five years ago & five years after? I bet if this survey was held in 2008/2009 Salman would not be even in the list. Big B,Aamir & SRK will be in the list,even if survey will be held in 2017. The feature of a good actor is that he just needs a good script to carry the entire film on his shoulders & do not require any heroine. Just like Aamir did in Taare Zameen Par,SRK did in ChakDe India, Big B did in Sarkar & Paa. Salman Khan have never proved himself in a negative role. There is no point in not including actors like Hrithik & two time national award winner for best actor & Akshay Kumar instead of Salman Khan.What would have been the fate of the films OSO & 3 Idiots if Salman did that. Everyone know Ompuri,Paresh Rawal,Naseerudhin Shah,Nana Patekar etc. are also versatile actors.

  • @jaya prakash, you should who am i. I am the biggest srk hater and his enemy. I have already said it before. Srk was a total miscast and looked out of place in a movie like OSO, which was better suited for masala heroes like salman,akki,ajay d. And now coming to 3idiots, with due respect to aamir, the script & movie itself was so good that any other actor who have done it, because it was really something like a character in ghajini. And same with chak de india, there was nothing special about srk’s acting, it was too good a movie that even a lesser star would have done that. salman didnt do any negative roles, simply because he never wanted to do so and its unlikely he would do one in the future, unless it is some special and larger than life character or may be we may see him in dhoom 4,5…… I dont know about srk, but as long as bollywood lives dilip saab, big b, raj kapoor, rajesh khanna, dev anand,sanjeev, aamir and salman khan will remain immortals and incomparables in the bollywood history and no one can deny this fact.

  • @jaya prakash, you should who am i. I am the biggest srk hater and his enemy. I have already said it before. Srk was a total miscast and looked out of place in a movie like OSO, which was better suited for masala heroes like salman,akki,ajay d. And now coming to 3idiots, with due respect to aamir, the script & movie itself was so good that any other actor who have done it, because it was not really something like a character in ghajini. And same with chak de india, there was nothing special about srk’s acting, it was too good a movie that even a lesser star would have done that. salman didnt do any negative roles, simply because he never wanted to do so and its unlikely he would do one in the future, unless it is some special and larger than life character or may be we may see him in dhoom 4,5…… I dont know about srk, but as long as bollywood lives dilip saab, big b, raj kapoor, rajesh khanna, dev anand,sanjeev, aamir and salman khan will remain immortals and incomparables in the bollywood history and no one can deny this fact.

  • All these people who are saying that Salman doesn’t deseve to be in the list than neither Srk.Both belongs to a same school of acting.
    Both have a unconventional style of acting which does not appeal
    to everyone expect their fans.Yeah agree salman hasnt been doing
    good acting since few movies but if you wanna see his acting than
    watch tere naam,watch his every movies 90s he has acted.watch karan arjun he was better than srk there.same goes for srk his best
    hamming act was devdas btw i am not a great fan of his hamming act.But l liked him in Chak de,Swadesh etc.But please srk & salman
    fans don’t say that they are greatest actor, there are lof of better actor than them.& be happy that they have made it to list by their large fan following . But surely they are biggest entertainer & superstar of this era.

  • @NVSN are you mad? Every time you told that you Srk haters.. Hmm its ok. There is nothing change if you like ant hate him and like u ants want to be known by irritating Superstars. You also told that you SRK ‘s enemy !! Dude who are you think 1st :D have u any ability to be a enemy of SRK? Lolz.. :D

  • THE LIST IS JOKING.SALMAN IS NO.3?WHO NEVER WON FILMWARE AWARD IN HIS CARRER. AAMIR WIN FILMFARE AWARD 2 TIMES. SRK AND DILIP KUMAR WIN 8 TIMES.THAT`S PROVE WHO IS THE BEST. THIS IS REAL LIST 1. DILIP KUMAR (8 TIME WON FILM FARE AWARD) 2.SHARUKH KHAN(8 TIME WON FILM FARE AWARD) 3.AMITHAB BACCHAN(4TIME WON FILM FARE AWARD) 4.AAMIR KHAN(TWO TIMES WON FILM FARE AWARD) 5.AKSAY KUMAR (1 TIME WON FILM FARE AWARD) THIS 5 ACTOR IS REAL BEST. THERE CARRER PROVE IT.

  • Sorry for one mistake. It is two time national award winner Ajay Devgn. Then salman fans,what was the reason for disasters like Main Aur Mrs.Khanna & Yuvraaj.

  • @all akki fans now dont blame that kunder guy ur akki is equally responsible for this upcoming disaster.Akshay kumar has a very poor scipt choice which he proves in his every second movie.
    Leave khans alone his stardom is less than of Hrithiks.No how pathetic the movie is that should
    get a 8+ cr opening which proves that akshay is not a big star like them.

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