- SALMAN KHAN
Undeniably, Salman Khan is the ruler of the box office. With his films bringing in huge moolah and his career boasting of multiple blockbusters in the past few years, Salman Khan has dethroned Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan from the top spots. While Aamir still manages to bring in huge numbers, so does Shah Rukh. But the euphoria and anticipation around Bhai’s films is unmatchable. With 2014 drawing to a closure and Salman’s Kick standing the tallest in the numbers game, our Dabangg Khan has already beaten SRK in this year’s Forbes’ list.
Salman Khan born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on 27 December 1965 is an Indian Film Actor, Film producer, Television presenter, and philanthropist. Popularly known as Tiger of Bollywood, Sher Khan, Bhai. Khan began his acting career with Biwi Ho To Aisi but it was his second film Maine Pyar Kiya (1989, garnered him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Khan has starred in several commercially successful films, such as Saajan (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Judwaa (1997), Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Biwi No.1 (1999), and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), having appeared in the highest grossing film nine separate years during his career, a record that remains unbroken. In 1999, Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his extended guest appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). In 2011, he won the Screen Award for Best Actor for his performance in Dabangg and in 2013, he won the Best Actor Popular Choice for his performances in Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2. He has started an NGO called Being Human which sells T-shirts and other products online and in stores.
- SHAHRUKH KHAN
Shah Rukh Khan also known as SRK born on 2 November 1965, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. He is also known as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” or “King Khan. Los Angeles Times described him as “the world’s biggest movie star”, with a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide, Khan was the second-richest actor in the world in 2014, with a net worth of US$600 million. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, and the Government of France has awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d’honneur. He has earned till now 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations. He is currently co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries, and is also the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.
- AKSHAY KUMAR
Akshay Kumar born on 9 September 1967 is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He won Filmfare Awards two times. He was particularly known for his appearances in feature films commonly called the “Khiladi series” as well as other action films such as Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Mohra (1994), Elaan (1994), Suhaag (1994), Sapoot (1996), Angaaray (1998), Keemat – They Are Back (1998) and Sangharsh (1999. In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Law on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011 The Asian Awards honored him for his outstanding achievement in Indian Cinema. On indian T.V he hosted the show Khatroon Ke Khiladi and Dare 2 Dance.He is married to actress Twinkle Khanna and has a son Aarav and daughter Nitara.
- RANBIR KAPOOR
Ranbir Kapoor born on 28 September 1982 is an Indian film actor. Through his successful career in Bollywood films, he has become one of the highest-paid actors. He won two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare for portraying a troubled musician in the drama Rockstar (2011) and a deaf-mute man in the comedy-drama Barfi! (2012). A starring role in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time, established him as a leading Bollywood actor. He is a co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC. The Economic Times credited him as “the most bankable actor of his generation”, and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur said that “he is no longer on the cusp of super-stardom,he’s there. In 2013, he was one of the recipients of the “People of the Year” award by the Limca Book of Records. Currently is known for his relationship with Katrina Kaif.
- SHAHID KAPOOR
Shahid Kapoor on born 25 February 1981 also known as Shahid Khattar, is an Indian film actor known for his work in Hindi cinema. The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem Kapoor began his career by working in several music videos and television commercials. He made his film debut with a leading role in the romantic comedy Ishq Vishk (2003) for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. His maternal grandfather was Anwar Azeem, a noted Marxist journalist and author from Bihar. His great great grandfather was the film director, screenwriter, novelist and journalist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas more popularly known as K. A. Abbas. K.A. Abbas in turn was the grandson of Hali, the chief protégé of Urdu poet, Ghalib.His named has come with almost the actresses with whom he has worked.
- AMITABH BACHCHAN
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan born on 11 October 1942 is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India’s first “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades.He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.With his dominance on the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a “one-man industry”.
He has won many major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor (a record he shares with Kamal Hassan and Mammootty), a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 39 nominations overall. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contributions towards the arts. He made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim. France’s highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, was conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007 for his “exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond.”
- VARUN DHAWAN
Varun Dhawan born on 24 April 1987 is an Indian actor working in Bollywood films. He is the son of film director David Dhawan. He worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 drama My Name Is Khan.He made his acting debut with Karan Johar’s 2012 romantic comedy Student of the Year, a box office success, for which he received a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Debut. In 2014, he starred as the protagonist of two commercially successful comedies— Main Tera Hero and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Times of India’s addressed him the Most Desirable Man of 2012 and was also the Most Promising Newcomer (Male)on Times of India’s Hotlist 2012 .
- RANVEER SINGH
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani born on 6 July 1985 is an Indian actor working in Hindi films. He started his career with Yash Raj Films’s romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat. The film emerged as a critical and commercial success, earning Singh a Filmfare Award in the Best Male Debut category.Band Baaja Baaraat went on to become a sleeper hit. Anupama Chopra of NDTV writing that “debutant actor Ranveer Singh” is pitch perfect in the role of the uncouth but good-hearted small town slacker who is a bit of a duffer when it comes to matters of the heart. He has also signed on to appear in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic romance Bajirao Mastani opposite Deepika Padukone.His movie Ramleela was praised a lot.
- FAWAD KHAN
Fawad Afzal Khan born on 29 November 1981 is a Pakistani singer, model and actor. He has established a successful career in Pakistani TV cinema. In 2014, Khan made his Bollywood debut, with the release of Khoobsurat with Sonam Kapoor. He has been known for the serial “Humsafar”. In 2008, he stepped into full-time drama serials, appearing in Anjum Shehzad’s travel and adventure drama series Satrangi and in the drama Dil Deke Jayen Ge. Humsafar received Pakistan’s highest rating ever at 9.75 and went on to win the Best TV Play (Satellite) award at the 12th Lux Style Awards.Khan was praised for his performance and he won the Best TV Actor (Satellite) award for his portrayal of Asher Hussain at the 12th Lux Style Awards. After Humsafar, he next appeared on the drama Ashk as Rohail Hayat. Ashk. Then come another hit “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” for which Khan won the Best Actor (Popular) award at the 2nd Hum Awards and the Best Drama Actor at the 2nd Pakistan Media Awards. He’ll once again collaborate with Khoobsurat co-star Sonam Kapoor in Battle for Bittora which will be produced by Rhea Kapoor and will start filming in late 2014. He has also committed to star in Akshat Verma’s next who earlier has written Delhi Belly. Khan has also committed to star in another Bollywood film Ashi Dua’s biopic untitled film opposite Sonakshi Sinha, which will be based on the life of Amrita Pritam.
- EMRAAN HASHMI
Emraan Hashmi born on 24 March 1979 is an Indian film actor. He is nephew of producer/director Mahesh Bhatt.Before starting his career as an actor, Hashmi worked with Vishesh Films as an assistant director on Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz (2002). In 2003, he made his acting debut with Bhatt’s Footpath and followed it with the erotic thriller Murder (2004), which emerged as a box office success. Hashmi subsequently appeared in several hit films, mostly under the Vishesh Films banner. He later garnered praise for his performances in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Shanghai (2012). He has established himself as a leading contemporary actor of Hindi cinema. Hashmi has received three Filmfare Award nominations.He married his long-time girlfriend Parveen Shahani in 2006 and has one son.
This Ranking is based on Google Trends Top Chart released by Google on the basis of most searched actors for the year 2014.
[author image=”http://www.aapkatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2014-02-05-11.40.33.jpg” ]I am Saumya Kashyap, final year B-Tech student from Neotia Institute of Technology Management and Science,Kolkata.I love writing and also enjoy reading.[/author]