Below you will find some of the most famous and well loved men of the cinema in all of India. Whether in the field of sports or entertainment, these men have earned the right to be fan favorites, as they have courted their fans and treated them with the utmost respect and consideration.
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10. John Abraham
Bollywood is a place just bursting with some of the best talent on the planet, as its actors, musicians and dancers light up our world with color and art. John Abrahm is a well-beloved actor and producer that is known as one of Bollywoods greatest celebrities. Born in Aluva, Kochi, kerala, India on December 17, 1972 to Abraham John and Firoza Irani, John received his MBA from Narsee Monjee Institutet of management Studies, Mumbai.
Soon after, John began his career as a model, which led him to make films with his acting debut in 2003’s erotic thriller, “Jism”. He continued finding roles and enchanting audiences with his style and looks, until his role in the blockbuster 2004 hit playing anti-hero Kabir in the film, “Dhoom”. He is currently filming “Force 3” for 2017.
Prabhas is a well favored and beloved actor from Tollywood, and the son of the famous Telugu film producer, Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju. Prabhas made his start in Tollywood films with “Eshwar” in 2002. He continued to secure acting roles in a variety of film projects, until his breakthrough role in M.S. Raju’s 2004 film, “Varsham”, opposite Trisha Krishnan. While his film career has had its shares of ups and downs, he retains a massive, loyal fan base that appreciates his hard work and charisma and in 2015 is secured a role in S.S. Rajamouli’s epic, “Baahubali: The Beginning”, which became one of India’s top grossing films. He is currently at work in the sequal, which will be released in 2017.
8. Salman Khan
Born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, on December 27, 1965, Salman Khan is an actor, singer, and producer who has had an active career in the Indian Cinema for well over 25 years. This award-winning performer is also among the most well-known personalities, and being the son of Salim, a screenwriter for the cinema, entertainment is in his blood.
Khan secured his first supporting role in the film “Biwi Ho To Aisi” in 1988, shortly thereafter landed a lead role in 1989’s romance hit, “Maine Pyar Kiya”. Khan’s star continued to rise in Bollywood, with films such as “Sultan” (2016), “Kick” (2014), “Ek Tha Tiger” (2012) which all rank among the top highest grossing films in India’s history. He is currently reprising his role of Tiger in “Tiger Zinda Hai”, for release in 2017.
7. Varun Dhawan
At this moment, Varun Dhawan is working on a remake of the 1997 hit film “Judwaa” which starred Salman Khan, called “Judwaa 2”, where Varun Dhawan will appear in a double role. The film is a highly anticipated one and also stars Jacquieline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. Varun Dhawan was born on April 24, 1987, and is the son of film director David Dhawan.
Before entering the entertainment world, Varun studied business management at the Nottingham Trent University. He later made his theatrical debut in the 2010 film, “My Name is Khan”. His breakthrough role came with the romantic film, “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” in 2014, and musical, “ABCD 2” in 2015. Diverse and always a fan favorite, Dhawan will be sure to have an active and healthy film career in Bollywood for many years to come.
6. Virat Kohli
Virat kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in Delhi, India. Friends know him by the name of Cheeku. Virat Kohli, or ‘Cheeku’ is an Indian International Cricketer who, at this time, is the captain of India’s National Cricket Team, and has held this title since 2013. Virat Kohli plays as a right-handed batsman and is considered the top of his game, and among the best in the world.
In fact, ESPN placed Virat kohli at number 8 on their list of the most famous athletes of 2016. His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is right arm medium. He has achieved many records and awards in his sport. Virat Kohli is the co-owner of the ISL team FC Goa and the IPTL franchise UAE Royals.
5. Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu is a very famous actor, producer and owner of the G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. production house, who works in the Telugu Cinema. Born on August 9, 1975, his father is celebrated Telugu actor, Krishna. Mahesh Babu began his cinematic career as a child actor, his first film 1979’s “Needa”, after which he continued to gain valuable experience in child actor roles.
Mahesh Babu breakthrough role came with his lead performance in “Rajakumarudu” in 1999, where he won that State Nandi Award for Best Male Debut. Mahesh Babu has continued to enthrall audiences everywhere with his diver performances and interesting film role choices. He is currently working on a film with director Koratala Siva.
4. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor is a strong believer in the method style of acting, and studied intensively at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Insitute. Born on September 28, 1982, Kapoor saw his acting debut in 2007’s “Saawariya”. His breakthrough role was in the 2011 film “Rockstar and the 2012 film, “Barfi!” which earned him two Filmfare awards for Best Actor.
However, it was the smash hit film, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” which placed him in the hearts and souls of Bollywood fans. He is the co-founder of Picture Shuru Productions and co-owner of the Indian Super League team, Mumbai City FC. His latest release is “Jagga Jasoos”, a Bollywood comedy/drama directed by Anurag Basu, and is scheduled to be released on April 7, 2017.
3. Shahid Kapoor
It’s 2017 and Shahid Kapoor is currently gracing the Feburary cover of GQ magazine. Decked out in a stylish suit, complete with bow tie, near his caption “pushing boundaries”, which also reflects his philosophy for his craft. His next release is “Rangoon” where he stars against Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan. Shahid Kapoor was born on February 25, 1981 and is also referred to as Shahid Khattar by some.
He made his film debut in 2003’s “Ishq Vishk”. His portrayal in the action hit, “R…Rajkumar” netting him great acclaim. This Filmfare award-winning actor has a loyal fan base, and is known as one of the most handsome men in India. he is a vegetarian and is a supporter of a variety of charitable causes involving children and the environment.
2. Arjun Kapoor
During India’s Lakme Fashion Week, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor surprised fellow actor Varun Dhawan as he was walking the ramp for designer Kunai Rawal, an act which shows his personable and fun loving side. Arjun Kapoor made his Bollywood film debut with the movie, “Ishaqzade” which also starred Parineeti Chopra. Born on June 26, 1985 in Chembur, Mumbai, to film producers Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor, and is currently working on the film “Shiddat” which also stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. Arjun Kapoor has worked both behind the scenes as an assistant director and producer, in films as well as in front of the camera.
1. Hritik Roshan
As of February 2017, Hritik Roshan’s film where he portrays a visually impaired voice over artist struggling with life’s obstacles, “Kaabil” is still doing well at the box office, which is not surprising, as Hritik Roshan is a major player in the Bollywood cinema. Hritik Roshan began his career as a child actor. Born on January 10, 1974, in Mumbai into a Punjabi family, whose father is the well-respected film maker, Rakesh Roshan, Hritik Roshan received his B.A. in Commerce from Sydenham College. He has since had a very successful film career and is the recipient of many awards, which include six Filmfare awards. According to an interview on February 2, 2017, he has not yet signed on to any new films.
All in all, a fantastic list of men in India who fascinate their fans and bring them pride and pleasure in being a fine and respected men of their colorful and fun culture. From film, music, sports and the arts, they represent the finest and talented in their country today.