Popular Film Actors from India

List of famous film actors and actresses from India, listed by their popularity with photos when available. India has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Indian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of India and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Dr Divakar and Kalabhavan Mani are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Indian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from India?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of India in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Indian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    • Birthplace: Allahabad, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Height: 1.88
    • Parents: Harivanshrai 'Bachchan', Teji Bachchan
    • Children: Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
    Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former ...more
    • Birthplace: India, Bangalore
    • Nationality: India
    • Children: Sidhu Rai, Pooja Rai, Meghna Rai
    Prakash Raj (born Prakash Rai; 26 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director, producer, polyglot,thespian, television presenter, activist and politician who is known for his works in the South ...more
    • Birthplace: India, Delhi
    • Nationality: India
    • Height: 1.83
    • Children: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor
    Shakti Kapoor (born as Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor on 3 September 1952) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. Known for his villainous and comic roles in Hindi films, he has featured in ...more
    • Birthplace: Sattenapalle, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Height: 1.62
    • Children: Sid Kanneganti, Raja Goutham Kanneganti
    Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian film actor and comedian, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most ...more
    • Birthplace: India, Shimla
    • Nationality: India
    • Parents: Pushkarnath Kher
    • Children: Sikandar Kher
    Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. He has ...more
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    Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Jaipur, India
    • Nationality: India
    • Children: Naveen Asrani
    Govardhan Asrani, popularly known simply as Asrani, is an Indian actor and director whose Bollywood career has spanned five decades. He has acted in over 350 Hindi films. Asrani has played the lead ...more