Hmm...So what really does go in your mind when you think of that word? Glitz and glamour? But have you ever thought how big the Bolly Universe really is and you are not even aware! All we know about is Khans and Kapoors!
This one’s to all the movie lovers who ought to know these 27 of the most underrated Indian actors of all time. They seriously deserve a wax statue in their name at the Madame Tussauds Museum.
Here they are:
This Pahadi beauty is an absolute talent house. With benchmark roles in Queen and Tanu Weds Manu 2, we have to say, she is simply awesome!
Nothing to say about her, she speaks for herself. Watch her breakthrough film Chandni Bar and you’re hooked onto this beauty.
- Abhay Deol
Abhay Abhay Abhay...what can we say? Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and Dev.D are the real movies!
- Jimmy Shergill
This guy has done it all, from Maachis to the upcoming Happy Bhaag Jaayegi…you gotta watch ‘em all!
This super sexy white boy is a powerhouse. His debut Johnny Gaddar and his latest outing in Wazir have been his best so far.
- Randeep Hooda
Believe it or not, this hunk is one of the greatest actors of the new lot. He’s the typical brown Indian boy with dapper looks!
- Emraan Hashmi
The Best Indian Kisser On Screen Award goes to...Any guesses? No brainer – Mr. Hashmi. Besides doing kickass sex scenes, he is also very good at acting.
- Konkana Sen Sharma
Probably the most loved art film actress of India, Konkana could easily slay all the modern day Bollywood actresses a hundred effing times! P.S. Do watch Wake Up Sid if you already haven’t.
Our very own International star and we mean it. Is bagging a role in The Amazing Spiderman series so easy after all?
- Naseeruddin Shah
Isn’t he just the best stage actor ever? Seriously, watch his plays. Period.
- Boman Irani
Remember Dr. Asthana from Munnabhai M.B.B.S? Or VIRUS from 3 Idiots? Awesome! Now you know what kind of an actor we’re talking about.
We bet you did not know but he started off with Sarfarosh as a criminal, and went on doing all these absolutely negligible cameos till he found his breakthrough in Gangs of Wasseypur. We are all for Nawaz ji!
- Manoj Bajpai
Nothing much can be said about Mr. Bajpai’s performances because he simply doesn’t own a dictionary with the word “average”. *clap clap*
- R Madhavan
Don’t we just love Maddy? The simple boy from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein to the most matured individual in Tanu Weds Manu series, he has got it all.
- Anupam Kher
This man is one of the greatest in Bollywood and many films would not be what they are if he would not have been a part of it. Anyway, enough said...he’s just too good!
- Paresh Rawal
One of the most “used” Bollywood actors of all times but also with the least amount of credit received from the paparazzi. This man needs to be loved more guys. Agree?
- Nana Patekar
With his recent outing in the Marathi movie Natsamrat, we are absolutely speechless. No words, seriously.
- Arshad Warsi
Starting off with Tere Mere Sapne in 1996, this is one actor who is critically acclaimed for almost all his movies. He is ‘The Circuit’ of Bollywood!
- Ratna Pathak Shah
Wife to Naseeruddin Shah, our very own Maya from Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai gets all the awards for that epic role she played in India’s best supposed sitcom.
- Supriya Pathak
Sister to Ratna, she proved that she can rock to a whole new level by playing Deepika Padukone’s mother in Ram Leela for which she also received a Filmfare award.
- Atul Kulkarni
Known for a number of Marathi, Kannada and Tamil movies, he is sheer awesomeness. With two national awards in his bag for Hey Ram and Chandni Bar respectively, we are in awe.
- Rajat Kapoor
This 55 year old is definitely a 25 at heart. His choice of films is super cool in itself and he is not just an actor but also a director, screenwriter and producer!
- Ronit Roy
The face of the 2002 International award winning show Kasauti Zindagi Kay alongside Shweta Tiwari, he has done tons of movies and won umpteen numbers of accolades for his TV roles.
- Ranvir Shorey
This former VJ is known for doing art films and is husband to the beauteous Konkana Sen Sharma. Wow, such a talented couple!
- Kay Kay Menon
Known for stage, TV and films, his stellar performance in Haider is a must watch. Do not miss it.
- Deepak Dobriyal
Pappi ji is so skilled! He began his acting career with plays, forayed into short films and TV films and made his official Bollywood debut with Maqbool.
- Rajpal Yadav
Who does not know him? Starting off with a negative role in a DD show to playing the role of the ultimate comedian in almost every Bollywood film, he has also played lead roles in some.
So watch out for them because they deserve to be loved a lot more and Indian cinema would be nothing without them!