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47 Underrated Male Actors in Bollywood

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From the very beginning, only Bollywood has been stardom. Previously hit actors dominated the films, and now only their son – daughters or any good looking star is able to add the earnings of his films to the club of 100 crores. Meanwhile, it has become very difficult to identify films of good artists.Only two or four selected actors are earning crores of rupees from their films again and again, whether or not they have acting ability. The audience is also bored with their ripe acting and the clichéd story of films.

But there are some actors who have kept the love of Bollywood alive in their hearts due to their acting and the story of films. So today we will tell about some actors whose films earn crores or not, but their style and the story of the film reflects the reality of an artist. So let’s start with the countdown of our list:


1

Irrfan Khan

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इरफ़ान खान 1

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan ( 7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020), known professionally as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema as well as British and American films. Cited in the media as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Khan’s career spanned over...Read More

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दिकी 2

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ([nəˈwaːzʊdːiːn sɪdːiːki]; born 19 May 1974) is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama. Siddiqui’s feature film debut was alongside director Prashant Bhargava in Patang (2012), and his performance was...Read More

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Manoj Bajpayee

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मनोज बाजपेयी Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee (born 23 April 1969), also credited as Manoj Bajpai, is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema and has also done Telugu and Tamil language films. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards and two Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance...Read More

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Naseeruddin Shah

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Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1950) is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the Hindi language film industry. He is notable in Indian parallel cinema. He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.

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Pankaj Tripathi

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पंकज त्रिपाठी

Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi films. He debuted in 2004 with a minor role in Run and Omkara and has since worked in more than 40 films and 60 television shows. Tripathi’s breakthrough came in 2012 for his antagonistic role in the Gangs of Wasseypur film...Read More

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Om Puri

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Om Prakash Puri, (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream commercial Hindi films, as well as independent and art films. He is best known for his author-backed roles in films like Aakrosh (1980), Arohan (1982), Ardh Satya and television films like Sadgati...Read More

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Paresh Rawal

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परेश रावल 4

Paresh Rawal (born 30 May 1955) is an Indian film actor, comedian and politician known for his works notably in Bollywood. He was a member of parliament in the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament representing the Ahmedabad East constituency from 2014 to 2019. He is politically affiliated with the Bharatiya...Read More

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Randeep Hooda

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रणदीप हुड्डा Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda (born 20 August 1976) is an Indian actor and equestrian. Best known for his work in the Hindi film industry, he is the recipient of accolades such as two Stardust Awards and a nomination each for the Filmfare and the International Indian Film Academy Awards.
Hooda made his Hindi...Read More

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Ashutosh Rana

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Ashutosh “Rana” Ramnarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, producer, author and television personality. He has worked in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi films. He has also worked in Indian television shows. He has also...Read More

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Pankaj Kapoor

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पंकज कपूर

Pankaj Kapur (born 29 May 1954) is an Indian theatre, television and film actor. He is the father of actor Shahid Kapoor with his first wife, Neelima Azeem. He has appeared in several television serials and films. His most acclaimed film roles to date have been that of Inspector P.K. in Raakh (1989),...Read More

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Nana Patekar

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नाना पाटेकर 5

Vishwanath Patekar (born 1 January 1951), better known as Nana Patekar, is an Indian film actor and writer, philanthropist and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi cinema.
He is best known for his role in the film Agni Sakshi written by Ranbir Pushp for which he won the National Film...Read More

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K. K. Menon

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Kay Kay Menon (born Krishna Kumar Menon, born 2 October 1966) is an Indian film, stage and television actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema, and also in Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu cinema.
Menon was born in Kerala and raised in Ambarnath and Pune, Maharashtra.

He studied...Read More

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Ranvir Shorey

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रणवीर शौरी

Ranvir Shorey is an Indian actor and former VJ. Since making his debut in Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002), he has starred in a number of high-profile films such as Jism (2003) and Lakshya (2004). He has also starred in the critically acclaimed films such as Traffic Signal, Bheja Fry (2007) and the critical and commercial hit Mithya (2008).

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Rajkumar Rao

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Rajkumar Rao

Raj Kumar Yadav (born 31 August 1984), known professionally as Rajkummar Rao, is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi films. He is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, and an Asia Pacific Screen Award.
Rao graduated from the University...Read More

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Piyush Mishra

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पीयूष मिश्रा 6

Piyush Mishra (born 13 January 1963) is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. Mishra grew up in Gwalior, and graduated from National School of Drama, Delhi in 1986. Thereafter, he started his career in Hindi theatre in Delhi. Over the next decade, he...Read More

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Deepak Dobriyal

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दीपक डोबरियाल 7

Deepak Dobriyal is an Indian movie and theatre actor. He is recipient of a Filmfare award. He worked in many Bollywood films such as Omkara (2006), Shaurya (2008), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Dabangg 2 (2012), Chor Chor Super Chor”(2013) Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) and Hindi Medium (2017), Angrezi Medium (2020).

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Saurabh Shukla

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सौरभ शुक्ला 8

Saurabh Shukla (born 5 March 1963) is an Indian film, theatre and television actor and director. He is famous for his roles in Satya (1998), Yuva (2004), Barfi! (2012), Jolly LLB (2013), Kick (2014), PK (2014), Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Raid (2018). He has also worked in a short documentary with Ruth Agnihotri and Rachael Agnihotri in Goa.
In 2014, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Jolly LLB.

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Jimmy Sheirgill

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जिमी शेरगिल

Jasjit Singh Gill (born 3 December 1970), better known as Jimmy Sheirgill, is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi and Punjabi films.Sheirgill began his film career with the 1996 thriller Maachis.His breakthrough came with the blockbuster musical romance Mohabbatein (2000), which became...Read More

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Sanjay Mishra

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संजय मिश्रा

Sanjay Mishra (born 6 October 1963) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and television. An alumnus of National School of Drama, he made his acting debut in the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!. Later films include Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). He also...Read More

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Yashpal Sharma

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यशपाल शर्मा 9

Sanjay Mishra (born 6 October 1963) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and television. An alumnus of National School of Drama, he made his acting debut in the 1995 film Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!. Later films include Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). He also...Read More

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Anupam Kher

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अनुपम खेर Anupam 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 appeared in over 500 films in several languages and many plays. He won the Filmfare Award for Best...Read More

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Arshad warsi

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अरशद वारसी

Arshad Warsi (born 19 April 1968) is an Indian film actor, producer, dancer, television personality and playback singer who appears in Bollywood films. He is the recipient of several awards including a Filmfare Award from five nominations and is noted for acting in varied film genres.
Before...Read More

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Sayaji Shinde

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सयाजी शिंदे 10

Sayaji Shinde (born 13 January 1959) is an Indian film actor who has acted in Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Gujarati, Hindi films and several Marathi Plays. Sayaji started his acting career in 1978 in Marathi one-act plays. His performance in a 1987 Marathi play titled Zulva was very well received, and since then he started gaining popularity among the circle of stalwarts. Later, he moved on to Marathi cinema and then started acting in other languages.

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Pavan Malhotra

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पवन मल्होत्रा 11

Pavan Malhotra (born 2 July 1958) is a Hindi film and television actor. He has played lead roles in Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s National Film Award-winning Bagh Bahadur and Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, both released in 1989. He is famous for his role as the cold-blooded mafia...Read More

मोहम्मद ज़ीशान अय्यूब 12

Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Khan is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He is frequently cast in supporting roles, and has appeared in more than 25 films in a career which has spanned eight years. He has also worked in a Hindi serial ‘Kyunki… Jeena isi ka naam hai’ which was telecasted...Read More

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Sushant Singh Rajput

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सुशांत सिंह राजपूत Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput (21 January 1986 – 14 June 2020) was an Indian actor who is best known for his work in Hindi cinema. He starred in a number of commercially successful Bollywood films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Kedarnath (2018) and Chhichhore (2019). Due to his contribution...Read More

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Aditya Srivastava

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आदित्य श्रीवास्तव 13

Aditya Srivastava (Born: 21 July 1968) is a theater artist, and, Indian film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Senior Inspector Abhijeet in India’s longest-running television police procedural C.I.D.. He has also portrayed pivotal roles in the Bollywood films Satya, Gulaal, Lakshya, Paanch, Black Friday, Kaalo, Super 30 and Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jana Hai joining CIF among others.

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Vijay Raaz

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विजय राज़ 14

Vijay Raaz (born June 5, 1963) is an Indian film actor, director and comedian. His breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding in 2001. In 2014, he debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.
Raaz was born in Delhi on 5 June 1963. During his studies...Read More

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Rajesh Sharma

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राजेश शर्मा 15

Rajesh Sharma is an Indian film actor who acts in Hindi and Bengali films.
He was born in Ludhiana, India. He worked in a theatre group named ‘Rangakarmi’ in Kolkata. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama, New Delhi passing in 1990. He has been married and divorced to Sudipta Chakraborty, a Bengali actress. Sharma has been married to Sangeeta Sharma since 2011.

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Atul Kulkarni

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अतुल कुलकर्णी 16

Atul Kulkarni is an Indian actor who works in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the Best Supporting Actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. He is also the president of Quest, a research-action organization concentrating on...Read More

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Vipin Sharma

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विपिन शर्मा

Vipin Sharma is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama, New Delhi, India and the Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In Taare Zameen Par (2007), written by Amole Gupte and directed by Aamir Khan, he played the role of a dyslexic child’s father.
He was last seen in the web series Patal Lok in 2020 in Amazon Prime.

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Pitobash Tripathy

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पितोबाश त्रिपाठी 17

Pitobash Tripathy is an Indian film actor who works in Bollywood films. He is known for his role in the movies I Am Kalam, Begum Jaan, Shor in the City and the Hollywood film Million Dollar Arm.
Tripathy started acting with the movie 99. He then appeared in a supporting role in 3 Idiots. Later,...Read More

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Adil Hussain

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आदिल हुसैन 18

Adil Hussain is an Indian actor who has worked in Indian cinema, including art house cinema and mainstream Bollywood, as well as international cinema, in films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Life of Pi (both 2012). He received National Film Awards (Special Jury) at the 2017 National Film Awards for Hotel Salvation and Maj Rati Keteki. He has starred in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Norwegian and French films.

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Rajat Kapoor

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रजत कपूर 19

Rajat Kapoor is an Indian actor, writer and director.
Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. As a teenager he would watch films with his family and decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 1983 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

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Kumud Mishra

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कुमुद मिश्रा 20

Kumud Mishra is an Indian theatre and film actor. One of his earliest roles was in the 1995 Doordarshan drama Swabhimaan where he had played the character called Eknath, a trade union leader. His career has taken an upswing after Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar where he played the popular character of...Read More

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Manoj Joshi

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मनोज जोशी 21

Manoj Joshi is an Indian film and television actor of Gujarati origin. After graduating from Sir J.J. School of Arts, he began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 70 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedy.Read More

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Manu Rishi

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मनु ऋषि 22

Manu Rishi Chadha (born 3 January 1971) is an Indian film actor, lyricist, script and dialogue writer. Rishi trained under theatre director Arvind Gaur for six years. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award, 2009 for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
He also won the IIFA Best Dialogue award for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.

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Manish Choudhary

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मनीष चौधरी 23

Manish Choudhary (born 20 April 1969) is an Indian film actor who is best known for his character of Sunil Puri in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. He made his film debut in the 2003 Indian film Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula. Then followed by numerous films such as Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009), Jannat 2 (2012), Mickey Virus (2013) and Bombay Velvet (2015)

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Abhimanyu_Singh

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अभिमन्यु सिंह 24

Abhimanyu Singh (born in Bihar) is an Indian film actor who works mainly in Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood and Bhojpuri cinema. He completed his graduation from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.

He made his debut with Aks (2001), directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. He got his first...Read More

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Rajit Kapur

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रजित कपूर 25

Rajit Kapur is an Indian film and theatre actor and director. He is known for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film, The Making of the Mahatma for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. Other notable roles are as the protagonist Unni in the Malayalam film Agnisakshi, and the...Read More

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Neeraj Kabi

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नीरज कबी 26

Neeraj Kabi is an Indian film and theatre actor, theatre director, and acting coach known for his works in International films and Hindi cinema, theatre, and television.
Neeraj Kabi is a self-taught actor, director, trainer who is working towards building a Theatre and Film Residency involved...Read More

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Brijendra Kala

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ब्रिजेन्द्र काला 27

Brijendra Kala is an Indian film actor. Known for his subtle portrayals of characters rooted in reality, he gained attention for his small roles in mainstream cinema.
He wrote the dialogues for several TV shows produced by Ekta Kapoor, including Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. His acting debut came much...Read More

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Gulshan Devaiah

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गुलशन देवैया 28

Gulshan Devaiah is an Indian film actor from Karnataka who appears primarily in Bollywood films. Devaiah is mostly known for his roles in Shaitan, Hate Story and Hunterrr. His performance in Shaitan was critically praised and earned him a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

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Akshaye Khanna

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अक्षय खन्ना Akshaye Khanna

Akshaye Khanna is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He has received two Filmfare Awards and is the son of late actor Vinod Khanna. After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra. His next release...Read More

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R. Madhavan

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आर. माधवन R. Madhavan

Ranganathan Madhavan (born 1 June 1970) is an Indian actor, writer and film producer who predominantly appears in Tamil and Hindi language films. Madhavan has won four Filmfare Awards South and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able...Read More

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Abhay Deol

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अभय देयोल Abhay Deol

Abhay Singh Deol (born 15 March 1976), known as Abhay Deol, is an Indian actor and producer, who works predominantly in Hindi language films. Born in the influential Deol family of the Hindi cinema, he began acting at a young age in theater productions at his school. Deol made his on-screen debut...Read More

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Kunaal Roy Kapur

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कुणाल रॉय कपूर Kunaal Roy Kapur

Kunaal Roy Kapur is an Indian film actor and director, majorly known for acting in films such as Delhi Belly (2011), Nautanki Saala (2013) and The Final Exit (2017). Kapur started his acting career with the Indian soap Just Mohabbat (2001), which aired on Sony TV. He then appeared in a cameo role in the 2007 film, Loins of Punjab Presents opposite Shabana Azmi and Ishita Sharma. He was also seen in Panga Naa Lo.

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