Top actors of decades since 1960

1960 – 1969 :

  1. Dilip kumar (Mughl-e-Azam, Naya daur, Ganga jamuna, Aadmi, Ram aur shyaam)
  2. Rajendra kumar (Gharana, Aas Ka Panchi, Sasural, Mere Mehboob, Dil Ek Mandir, Sangam, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Zindagi, Arzoo, Suraj, sathi)
  3. shammi kapoor ( Junglee, prince, Kashmir ki kali, Teesri manzil)
  4. Dev anand (Guide, jwel thief)
  5. Raj kapoor ( Sangam, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Chhalia)

1970 – 1979 :

  1. Amitabh bachchan(Sholay, zanjeer, deewar, muquaddar ka sikandar, amar akbar anthony, chupke chupke, abhimaan, namak halaal, hera pheri, kabhi kabhi, suhaag and many more blockbusters)
  2. Rajesh khanna (Hathi mere sathi, Daag,  The train,  Roti, Apna desh, kati patang, Safar, Amar prem, aan milo sajna, Mere Jeewan Sathi, Mehboob Ki Mehandi)
  3. Dharmendra ( Sholay, dharamveer, Mera gaon mera desh, Maryada, chacha bhatija, jeevan mrityu)
  4. Manoj kumar ( Roti kapda aur makaan, sanyasi, dus numbari, purab aur pashchim)
  5. Vinod khanna (amar akbar Anthony, parvarish, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Daku Aur Jawan) 

1980 – 1989 :

  1. Amitabh bachchan(Lawaaris, kalia, Satte pe satta, Dostana, Shaan, Naseeb, Coolie, Mard, sharaabi, Kaalia, Andhaa kanoon, Akhree rasta, Yaraana, Shakti, khuddar)
  2. Dharmendra (Ram Balram, Ali Baba Aur 40 Chor, Chunaoti, Kaatilon Ke Kaatil, Ghazab, Bhagavat, Teesri Aankh, Nauker Biwi Ka, Jaanidost, Loha,Jeene Nahin Doonga, Jaagir, Dharam Aur Kanoon,Hukumat, Aag Hi Aag, Insaaniyat Ke Dushman)
  3. Jitendra (Aasha, Jyoti Bane Jwala, Judaai, Maang Bharo Sajna, Meri Awaaz Suno, Ek Hi Bhool, Farz Aur Kanoon, Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, Dharam Kanta, Himmatwala, Mawaali, Justice Chaudhury, Jaanidost, Tohfa, Maqsad, Insaaf Ki Awaaz)
  4. Mithun chakraborty (Waqt Ki Awaaz, Pyar Ka Mandir, Watan Ke Rakhwale, Pyar Jhukta Nahin, Aandhi Toofan, disco dancer)
  5. Anil kapoor ( Ram lakhan, tezaab, Ishwar, Mr. India)

1990 – 1999 :

  1. Salman khan (Judwaa, Hum apke hain kaun, karan arjun, Biwi no.1, Bandhan, Hum dil de chuke sanam)/ Shahrukh khan ( Dilwale dulhaniya le jayenge, kuch kuch hota hai, karan arjun) [ Both Tie Up]
  2. Govinda ( Aankhen, Raja babu, sajan chale sasuraal, Coolie no 1, Hero no. 1)
  3. Sunny deol (Ghatak, Jeet, Bordor, Ziddi, vishwatma)/Aamir khan ( Raja hindustani, Ishq, sarfarosh, Jo Jeeta Wohi sikandar)
  4. Ajay Devgan (Phool Aur Kante, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Ishq, Dilwale, Diljale, Vijay Path, Jigar, Najaayaz, Kache Dhaage and Pyaar To hona Hi Tha)

2000 – 2009 :

  1. Aamir khan(Ghajini, Rang de basanti, Fanaa, Lagaan, dil chahta hai(Semi hit), Taare zameen pe, 3 Idiots)
  2. Shahrukh khan(Chak de india, Mohabbatein, Rab ne bana di jodi, Om Shanti Om, Veer zaara, Devdas, Kal ho na ho, Don, K3G, Main hoon na)
  3. Akshay kumar ( Phir hera pheri, Welcome, Namaste london, Khakee, Singh is king, Bhul bhulaiya, Hera pheri, Awaara pagal deewana, Heyy babby, Waqt, Housefull) 
  4. Hritik roshan (Kaho na pyaar hai, Dhoom 2, Krishh, Jodha akbar, Koi  mil gaya)
  5. Salman Khan ( Tere Naam, No Entry, Partner, Wanted, Muzhse shaadi karogi, Maine Pyaar Kyon Kiya, Baghbaan, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke)

 

— Bollybusiness


~ by Yakuza on July 21, 2009.

151 Responses to “Top actors of decades since 1960”

  1. Rajesh Khanna should appear in 60’s too and there are many more hits of his in 70’s….the green color footnote that you wrote on AB shows that you are AB fan….be obejective and unbiased…You cant change history by writing like this on websites…..

    • Rajesh khanna euphoria was started at 1969 with aradhana and he was superstar till 1974. Out of 5 years of his superstardom 4 years was in 70’s.
      Thanks
      BollyBusiness

  2. Kindly give one example where Amitabh has given a hit of his own in this decade??? and compared to this how mant flops and disasters he has delivered????

    Its a joke to keep Amitabh at no.4 in this decade..

    • Baghbaan is one solid example. Cheeni kum, sarkar, sarkar raj, bhootnath, black, waqt, virudh(DVD hit) were outright amitabh in lead roles hit. Apart from delivering hits he gave powerhouse performances like Aks, nishabd, black, baghbaan etc. His no of success in this decade is nothing less then any other top star, even his flops is less then akshay flops for this decade and most important his flops are more likely him in brief role like jhoom barabar jhoom, dil jo bhi kahe, aur pyaar ho gaya atc ..

      • Well said bro! Bachchan is still a force to reckon with now!

      • I don’t agree that AB has the highest no. of hits… its infact, Akshay who has the highest no. of hits… where the hell are Aankhen, Mujhe se shaadi karoge, Aitraaz, Garam masala, Bhagam bhag, Ek rishta, Dhadkan,Bewafa, Andaaz, in AK’s list???

        • Yes Jai i agreed with you, Amitabh deliver the biggest disasters in the history of indian cinema like…ram gopal verma ke aag and recently one aladin. Every akshay kumar movies doing very good oopening and that’s what;s call the charisma and popularity of the actor, Akshay deserve to be no2.

          • Akshay kumar is the highest revenue share in the last 3 years and he is the only person who brings bollywood morethan 500cr in that 3 years. He keep doing films and hits since the begining of the year be it dhadkan,hera pheri,ajnabee,ek rishta,awara pagal dewaana,aankhen,andaaz,khakee,mujhse shadi karoghi,aitraaz,waqt,garam masala,phir hera pheri,bagam bhagh,namastey london,heyy babyy,bhol bulaiya,wellcome,singh is king and recently one kambakht ishq. And good hope de dana dan.tell me who has 20 success in this decade? 1 blockbuster or 2 does not mean u can lead decade,4 me akshay is the no1 then amir,shah rukh,hritik and amitabh.

            • akshay lost one fifty crores in a year, with tasveer, chandni chowk to china, kambakht ishq, blue and de danadan. akshay has never figured in the topmost grosser of the year, salman has 5 (maine pyaar kyun kiya(1990)sanam bewaffaa/saajan (whichever you choose) 1991, hum aapke hain kaun (1994) biwi no. 1 (1999) no entry (2005) sharukh has for top grossers ( dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge(1995) dil to paagal hai(1997)kuchh kuchh hota hai (1998) and OM SHANTI OM (2007) Aamir has only 3 top grossers of the year in 22 years raja hindustani (1996) ghajini (2008) and 3 idiots (2009) hrithik has 3 in ten years (kaho na pyaar hai (2000) koi mil gaya (2003) and krish (2006) and as said earlier akshay has none so the list should be salman, sharukh, hrithik, aamir and amitabh

            • UR absolutely Right even I think Akshay is No 1

  3. Similarly 5 hits from Aamir compared to 11/12 hits from SRK in this decade and still Aamir is at the top….What a joke again…

    • Again .. we are not considering only hits, as written in article this ranking is based on Boxoffice ,popularity, powerful performances and charisma as well. Aamir spot no. 1 position after untouchable ghajini mania, he is marginally ahead of shahrukh khan because of firm faith of audience for aamir for his quality products.

      • Quality Products? Ghajini – A bad b-grade masala rip off of Memento, Fanaa quality product? No 1 should be based on hits and collections not subjective things like quality products

      • you should leave your biased opinions aside and focus on revenue for business aspect and no of ticket sold for popularity aspect. for instance most of slamna khans film’s revenue comes from smaller towns with an average ticket rate 1/5th of multiplexes. multiply salmans box office rebenue even by 3 and see the result.

    • abey paagal Lagaan,RDB,Fanna,TZP,Ghajini,3I are 5 or 6

      srk hits this decade
      mohabbatein
      K3G
      VZ
      MHN
      KANK
      DON
      OSO
      RNBDJ
      Tu kin 11-12 hits ki baat kar raha hai???????????
      2 hits more and that too after doing way more movies also 2 of aamir movies were record breaking

  4. How did you measure popularity, charisma and powerful performances? For me and for majority of Bollywood viewers AB’s performance in this decade had neither charisma nor power…its silly to compare AB with Akshay in this decade…AB cant even come close to the kind of opening that Akshay, SRK or Aamir have now…I agree he is better than Paresh Rawal and Om Puri…but again he has tough competition from Naseerudin Shah and Anupam Kher…lets compare lemons with lemons and not with oranges….

    • AB is legend and above all the lists ..

    • Dear , paresh rawal, om puri, anupam kher are character artists and amitabh is only actor of bollywood who is coming in lead roles at the age of 67.

      • Who are the lead actors in “Wednesday” and “Morning Walk” ?

      • Dear, These are once in a while roles in not so commercial movies .. do they come in lead roles in full fledge heavy budget commerical movies ??? , and you know it well .. Amitabh still is coming in Mega budgeted movies as a lead .. PA, Alladin, Teen patti to name a few .. and from past .. Khakee, Aks, Nishabd, Cheeni kum, black, Sarkar, sarkar raj .. how the dumb you are comparing amitabh with anupam or naseer … i still remember Anupam imitating amitabh in Sawaal 10 crore ka .. it was huge flop show .. while KBC success is not unknown ..

    • Well i guess we really dont know what craze and star power is cus we were not even born then, but my dad was telling me that the Charisma and craze the Bacchan had in 70’s, 80,s none of the stars in todays generation could evercome that close. Even after kaun banega Corepati his popularity was sky rocket even you cant deny that.

  5. Good list here .. thanks for sharing .. I agreed ..

  6. lauda anal-ysis!!!

  7. The green color foot note has become FAQ now is it? Fact still remains, you cant change history…but hey, you are doing a good job on AB and Aamir…keep it up….

    • First i thought this is srk fan site .. looking at previous some articles in favour of srk like Most awaited movies of 2009 and kabhi haan kabhi naa review .. later i feel this is AB fan site .. again i felt this is Aamir fan site .. but now i felt this is unbiased site looking at all the articles ..

  8. Rajesh Khanna was a leading actor in the 1980s also and gave string of hits in the 1980s- Thodisi Bewafaii, Dard, Dhanwan, Kudrat, Avataar, Rajput, Souten, Ashanti, Dharam kanta, Agar tum Na Hote, Maqsad, Swarg to name a few. You have not included the legendary Raj Kumar in the list. Risgi kapoor also gave major hits in the 1980s.

    • Rajesh khanna lost his impact in 80’s ..

    • he was never a leading actor by the 1980’s anymore, he had lost his impact tremendously.To be fair, maybe top ten, but “Never” top five..Swarg was not his film, mainly for govinda and it was just an average fare at the BO..
      Rajput starring Dharmendra and Vinod was also an average fare and did not really do well..Kudrat was an “Ouright” flop in 1981 and please correct the notion of him giving a “string of hits”, becos it was only in 1983 that he managed to give his first “Big” hit since 1974..The other actors mentioned are by far better of than he was for this decade and he doesn’t stand a chance at all in their midst…The best of kaka was last seen in the Mid 70’s…PERIOD!!!..

      • Even Rishi kappor stands a better chance than rajesh khanna (By far, that is), in this decade..Kaka had duely lost his professionalism by the time, had almost lost his charm due to his significant body weight leading to an unattractive appearance and had been dumped by credible directors at the time…There was nothing he could offer anymore by this time, not even avtarr could save him!!!!

  9. hmmm ,Akshay at number 3 in the list. He should be in 2nd place ,after aamir , srk should be 3rd …….. anyways good analysis apart akshay ..

    • akshay should not be in the list. on the basis of revenue (money earned) it should be 1. sharukh 2. salman 3. aamir 4. hrithik 5. amitabh. on the basis of popularity ( no of tickets sold be multiplying smaller center hits revenue 3) the list should be 1. salman 2. shahrukh. 3. aamir, 4. hrithik, 4. amitabh

    • No offence to any of the Aksay fans,(even i like watching his movies, but only on DVD’s) but Aksay Kumar cant be compared as legend, tell me a single movie where his performance was a cult or was memorable and also from Aksay Kumar movies, only aksay Kumar makes money rest all producer, distributors, exibitors they all loose theirs shirts, atleast that what i have been seeing in the past 2 years

  10. till another *hero* has a movie run for 14 plus years. then nobody can top Shah Rukh, EVER!

    • if you talking about ddlj then let mr tell you that yash raj films is feeding the movie

    • that print is just lying at maratha mandir and mostly there is no audiences. as early as december 1996 i saw the film with 5 people. that way prints of all the fiulms are lying at pune film archieves dude.

  11. Where is Salman khan 2000 to 2009??? He also had hits.

    • Dear riya, Others have more hits than salman in 2000, can you please suggest me any actor in list who have less hits than salman ?

      • even the guy on the no1 spot, aamir, does not have more hits than salman. aamir has 7 hits lagaan, dil chaahta hai, rang de basanti, fanaa, taare ( spcl appearnce but vital in sucess) ghajjini and 3 idiots while salman has 8 chori chori chupke chupke, tere naam, mujhse shaadi karogi, lucky, maine pyaar kyun kiya, no entry (spcl aappearnce but vital in success) partner and wanted. and if you notice salman’s hits have come regularly, in fact 2002 and 2008 are the only years he didnt have a hit while aamir’s success is sporadic ( essentially 2006-2009)with two hits in 2001

  12. how come salman is no. 2 1990 – 1999 when he has more than shahrukh???? you are srk ass kisser right?

    • Thanks for comment, SRK had three blockbusters(DDLJ, karan arjun and KKHH) and more hits(Baazigar, darr, deewana etc) while salman had two blockbusters(HAHK, karan arjun) and fewer hits than SRK.

      • dude salman had 4 blockbusters ( maine pyaar kiya, hum aapke hain kaun, karan arjun and biwi no. 1 while shrukh had 3.

        salman khan has 16 hits in the 90s maine pyaar kiya (released in the last week of 89 but essentially a 90s hit), baaghi, sanam bewaffa, saajan, hum aapke hain kaun, karan arjun, andaaz apna apna, jeet, judwa, pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kisis se hota hai, bandhan, kuchh kuchh hota hai, biwi no. 1, hum dil de chuke sanam, har dil jo pyaar karega while shahrukh gave only 11(deewana, baazigar, darr, karan arjun, dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge, raju ban gaya gentleman, kabhi haan kabhi na, yes boss, pardes, dil to paagal hai, kuchh kuchh hota hai.)

        so how is sharukh above salman?

  13. The hits of Amitabh mentioned by you are not outright hits at all barring may be Bhagban…I believe Amitabh should not be on the list in this decade….he has given more no of flops than all the other big stars put together….

    • Amitabh has baghban, mohabatein, waqt, b&b, sarkar, cheeni kum, K3G, ankhein, veer zara and kabhi alvida na kahna as outright hits (I hope you will not refer any crap source to justify these movies as not hits), And most important he delivers some outstand performances even in flop or average success movies like virudh, black, sarkar raj, aks etc. ..

  14. Why Amitabh is not there from 1990-1999. I knew very well he was not there for almost five years,however, he still have hits like Ajka Arjun,Hum,Bade Myian Chote Miyan, Agneepath and Khudha Khawha. Also, he gave a nuber of averages during this period like Akyla,Hindustan Ki Kassam and Khoram. He has also won national award for Agneepath and best actor for Hum at the filmfare award, and dont forget his critics awarded performance in Sooryvansham and his top actor selection by BBC in 1999.

  15. Hi Bollybusiness. You are not correct in saying that Salman Khan was the # 2 actor of 90s. Infact he was the # 1 and I am telling this using the same yardstick used by you (Performance, Popularity and Charisma along with the # of hits). Below is my take on your list:
    Note: I have taken into account only the movies released in 90s for these 2 actors.
    Before providing you the “hits” data lets discuss on the other aspects you have taken into account while preparing this list.
    Popularity – No other actor is/ was (after mid 90s) as popular in masses as Salman. Shah Rukh might be more popular among the classes and the NRIs but the majority of Indians, read 70%, which still form the core of cinema viewing, theatre going audiences are “the masses”. So Salman beats Shah Rukh hands down in this parameter.
    Charisma – This is debatable. I dont know how you have calculated that. But I think charisma is something, in this context, where the audiences clap, whistle in the theatre watching their favourite actors delivering the dialogues, punching the goons or shaking a leg while watching the movie or imitate the scenes, dialogues after coming out of the theatres. For shah Rukh, it might have happened in Darr, Baazigar, DDLJ, Pardes, KKHH Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (A flop). [These assumptions are based on the dialogues, histrionics and dramatic moments involved in these movies]. For Salman, it might have happened in Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Special Appearance), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Love and Veergati (Both flops). So Shah Rukh wins this round.
    Performance – Both these Khans are average/ above average actors. Everyone knows that but some hesitate to accept. They have risen to the occasion only when the directors have made them to. So it could be concluded that they are the director’s actors (Atleast thats what they were in 90s. The situation has changed a lot now). Lets check – Salman’s good performances: Veergati (flop), Khamoshi (flop), Andaz Apna Apna, Karan Arjun, Hum Dil De Chuke sanam. Shahrukh’s good performances: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (flop), Darr, Yes Boss, Pardes, Dil To Paagal Hai. That makes 5 movies each for both of them.
    (This above list of good performances is what I think were the roles enacted beautifully by these actors though you might not agree to it.).
    This narrows down our search to the # of hits given by each of them.
    Shah Rukh Khan – Deewana, Baazigar, Darr, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (Average), Karan Arjun (Blockbuster), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge (Blockbuster), Yes Boss, Pardes, Dil To Paagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Blockbuster). Total = 10.
    Salman Khan – Saajan(Blockbuster), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (Blockbuster), Andaaz Apna Apna (Average), Karan Arjun(Blockbuster), Jeet, Judwaa, Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Bandhan, Biwi No. 1(Blockbuster), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam(Blockbuster), Hum Saath Saath Hain. Total = 12.
    So dont you think your list has been prepared without much research and simply based on the popular media created feeling that Shah Rukh dominated Hindi cinema in 90s and not Salman?

  16. who r u to decide cult movie? I love K3G, Kal ho na ho, kabhi alvida na kehna, rab ne bana di jodi, om shanti om, chalte chalte and main hoon na. these to me r cult movies. i havent watched an aamir movie since rangeela he’s so overrated and boring! SRK rules! so what do u mean cult movie? this list is bakwaas. there is only 1 king in bollywood and that’s Shah Rukh Khan!!

    • I don’t think K3G, Kal ho na ho, kabhi alvida na kehna, rab ne bana di jodi, om shanti om, chalte chalte and main hoon na are cult movies. If you think so it’s your problem. movies those are path breaking besides hit or flop are called as cult movies. like you never seen before in film history.

      Example: Nishabdh, Satya, DDLJ, Mather India, Black,sholey,lagaan etc. If you think Rab ne bana di jodi is cult movie then you know little about cult movies.

    • if tere naam isnt a cult movie, then nothing is. in meerut, bulansdshahar, ludhiana, jaipur you still have tere naam belts, caps, etc. and hav you forgotten friends cap from maine pyaar kiya

      • and in anycase cult movie should not be such a great compliment as it means a film that became very popular but only in a certain section of society. like jo jeeta wahi sikandar / school kids/ youths, dil chaahta hai urban youth and tere naam smalltown/ rural youth. and in fact most sharukh khan films after KKHH (urban middler class. status means lack of universal popularity.

  17. Hritik roshan is a no 1 super star of this decade because he has been giving a lot of bluk buster movies as like amitabh .his most moies are b.b. hit which are prefered to see forever.

    • well better average than aamir, (a guy knowwn for hit ratio) 3 top grossers of the yeaar kaho na pyaar hai, koi mil gaya and krishh as opposed to aamirs 3 top grossers in 22 years (raja hindustani, ghajini and 3 idiots

  18. i think in this decade hrithik is the one who has given most number of blockbusters in the form of.. kaho na pyaar hai, krish, dhoom2 , k3g, koi mil gaya.. n we should also take into account the fact that he gave power packed performances in those movies . .. his movies like kaho na pyaar hai , krish had a huge impact on the audience. He single handedly took movies like kaho na pyaar hai and krish to box office success. n his 4 filmfair awards trstify his popularity among the general public.Therefore i reckon hrithik should be given the no1 position.

  19. I think this is how the list shud look for latest decade
    2000 – 2009 :
    1. Aamir Khan
    2. Shahrukh Khan
    3. Hrithik Roshan
    4. Akshay Kumar
    5. Amitabh bachchan

  20. I think Salman Khan has more hits then Amitabh Bachchan in the period 2000-09. i think he should be there in top 5. he has hits like “Tere Naam(Blockbuster), which created a lot of hysteria, Mujhse shaadi karogi(superhit), Partner(blockbuster), Maine pyar Kyun kiya(superhit), No Entry(blockbuster), and now the blockbuster Wanted.Amitabh doesnt have so many and that even makes him sit before Hrithik in matters of hits, because hrithik has only 4 hits in kaho naa pyar hai, krishh, koi mil gaya and Dhoom 2. And 1 point one cannot forget is despite the problems in salman’s personal life, made public, in this decade he has successfully maintained his popularity to the fullest, which no other star could have been able to do had they been in his place. He even did beat shahrukh khan on the small screen with “Dus ka dum” which was a hit over “pachvi pass….” And I also agree to Pranjol about Why Salman is “2” in 1990-99 and not one(1)………. please look into it…. and reply

  21. Oh, i Just missed out Hrithik’s Jodha Akbar, but including that also leaves him behind Salman Khan in this decade. Im not saying Hrithik should be taken out of the list but definitely Salman Should be there.

  22. salman is better than srk in 1990s.why he is in 2nd positon.and why amitabh is not present in 1990s decade.amitabh gave big hits like agnipath,hum,khuda gawah,bade miyan chote miyin,aaj ka arjun etc.

  23. Salman has more super-hit movies than SRK in 1990-1999, why you missed Saajan, Sanam Bewafa, Andaaz Apna Apna, Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya? These all movies are also super hits! Salman definitely ruled 90’s decade (1990-1999). Even in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Salman has a major role (in half of the movie, he was acting superbly) and delivered an award winning acting!

  24. Oh’ come on man… correct your list please! Nobody could defeat Salman Khan in 90’s decade, he was the leader of that decade! Salman Khan was the biggest super-star 1990 to 1999 and bollywood earned huge amount of money by Salman’s films like Saajan (Blockbuster), Sanam Bewafa (Super-hit), Baaghi (Hit), Patthar Ke Phool (Average), Kurbaan (Semi-Hit), Hum Aapke Hai Kaun (All Time Block-buster), Aandaz Apna Apna (Hit), Karan Arjun (Blockbuster), Jeet (Hit), Judwa (Super-hit), Pyar Kiya to darna Kya (Super-duper hit), Jab Pyar Kisi se Hot Haia (Semi-Hit), Bandhan (Hit), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Block-buster), Biwi No.1 (Super-Hit), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Hit) and Hum Saat Saat Hai (Hit)! Salman gave total 17 successful movies in 90’s decade and nobody has given these much numbers of successful movies in a decade in entire bollywood history, so Salman clearlr created a record in Indian cine industry by his success and super stardom in 90’s, no body can take away the 90’s decade from Salman, it was his era and this is the fact! Don’t become a blind SRK lover and put him above all (specially above Salman) always! Accept the truth as we accept that Salman couldn’t beat SRK in current decade of 2000-2009 but definitely at the third position after Aamir and SRK with, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (Hit), Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (Semi Hit), Har Dil jo Pyar Karega (Hit), Tere Naam (Hit), Garv (Semi-Hit), Mujhse Shadi Karogi (Hit), Lucky (Above Average) , Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (Hit), No Entry (Super-Hit), Partner (Blockbuster) and the latest WANTED (All Time Block-Buster)! Total 12 seccessful movie in this very decade (2000-2009) and yet to come!

    • Andaz apna apna was flop, Judwa was Hit only, Pyar kiya to darna kya was HIT only, Jab pyaar kisi se hota hai was below average, Kuch Kuch hota hai was SRK movie not salman, Hum dil de chuke sanam was semi hit, Hum sath sath hain was average…. check your facts right then get back .. I am not salman hater .. i love him .. but this is unnecessary attempt for starting stupid argument.

  25. I missed Baaghban, which as also a Super-Hit movie and Salman khan was one of the strong source to make the movie Super-Hit!

  26. Folks, Thanks for all your concerns !! This List will be again re constructed with one parameter only “performance based on Boxoffice”, I will declare soon the formula to yield the performance of any star. I hope this debate will end once this parameter will be applied. Thanks!!

  27. only emotional ,romantic role are not give a star a superstardom.thats type of role r doing by everyone even in our theater,roadshows,n also in school colleges drama but the original star is who ,plays the role to forget someone’s sadness n unhappymoments for 3 hours.n dat superstar actor is in my poin6t of view one n only Mr AKSHAYA KUMAR.after watching his film we forget our sad moments n tension for 2 to 3 hours.so i salute to the actor 4 his holy work n act.he was not my favourite but now gradually he is my idel.how to help some one through laughing he told us.now these days everyone awaiting his movie more than other actors .so he was given PADMASHREE AWARD from our HONBL PRESIDENT for his exellent n extraordinary work.he has not need the rankings becuz apart from that he has made a speical rank for himself.so in my point of view he is the most effective actor of the whole nation in this decade.

  28. in 70s dharmendra has more hits than any other actor and u put amitabh at the top i think u dont have knowledge about the no. of hits of dharmendra plz go and check once again

    according to me and also from boxoffice point of view dharmendra beat amitabh with a big margin

    • dharmendra had lots of hits but amitabh had lots ot blockbusters.But i love dharmendra too. He is one of my favs.

      • Now you say amitabh has more blockbusters???….In that case, you must surely be referring to giving such “Blockbusters” in films were he appeared as “Central lead”..

        Listen, I am also a “Great” fan of Bachchan, but you see, some things have to be put to place..No doubt, bachchan maintained an insurmountable boxoffice dominance than anyone and churned a remarkable number of countless film successes, but you see, he didn’t give much “Blockbusters” were he appeared as the main lead…and surely, he “Never” gave more blockbusters than dharmendra..Dharmendra scores above him in the number of “Blockbusters” given..
        Firstly, Amitabh’s Only notable films that were “Blockbusters” as the main lead were arguably “Amar Akbar Anthony” and “Muqadar Ka Sikandar”.. Don’t forget, “Sholay” is an “Outright” Dharam’s film where amitabh plays second billing. It was because of the overwhelming popularity he went on to achieve in his career, that made “Sholay” to also be regarded as his film. But you see, based on clarity, film details and technical analysis, he is more of a supporting actor. Infact in the star listings of the film, his name appears 4th..Even Sanjeev Kumar’s role was bigger than Amitabh’s Own in this film and needless to say, when he was nominated for the filmfare award, he was placed in the “Best Actor” Category i.e Sanjeev..Amitabh no doubt showed his class with his powerhouse performance That signaled that a legend in the making was born, but you see, Dharmendra was the “Soul” of the movie. He had the bigger role in general as he was signed on as the film’s main hero(Even tho they were paired as the famous Jai-Veeru Jodi), more of the dialogues, did the most effective action sequences and also performed famous duets amongst others. Compared to Ram-Balram where both had “Equal” Roles as Amit as attained “Superstardom” by the time and was reigning superstar, Sholay was more of a one-sided situation and this was skewed to the more popular Dharam at the time.
        And yes, while Amitabh has given 2 blockbuster as stated above, Dharam gave 4 blockbusters: Phool aur pathar, Aankhen, Sholay and Dharamveer, so that nullifies your assumption. Okay, to be fair enough, I could either remove sholay from one or also add to the other, but the fact is, it will still remain a “One point” advantage (But one thing is certain, Sholay is arguably a Dharam film or where Dharam Plays the “Main” Lead at the expense of Amitabh. Even amitah was recommended by Dharam for the role of jai as Sinha was the initial choice. Its just like also saying Sholay was for Jaya badhuri just as it was for Hema (That’s funny, ain’t it???).
        Don’t forget also that amitabh’s two blockbusters were all “Multi-Starrers”, while Dharam’s Phool aur Pathar and Aankhen were “Solo-Starrers”..In that regard, Credit must also be given to “Rajesh Khanna” who gave 3 “Solo starrer” Blockbusters out of an Aradhana, Do raaste and Haathi meri saathi. So in the natural sense and based on pure facts, they “both” score over “Amitabh” in terms of blockbusters

  29. AAMIR Was always the best from the time he joined industry.HE was much over everyone in his performance ,looks intensity.but in 90 he never mingled with the media & he has to face the wrah of media..2000 till today..No one was even far near to him..SRK isstill stereotype & all.I can rate amitabh on 2nd spot but he failed to cash with results in spinning money.SO NO 1 & No 2 belongs to AAMIR KHAN ONLY….He is the genius,versatile,& one man army in Bollywood.Each of his films have cult status & its true.Every time he ONLY HE redifines cinema.Its his sense of cinema to redifine at every stage of time…Evn AMitji need Salim javed SRK need yash …hrithik need father,,,but Only AAMir is the person who invent cinema everytime with new charishma…Just see the list & then decide.
    LAgaan
    DCH
    RDB
    Ghulam
    Fanaa
    TZP
    GHAJINI

    NOW all of you decide..Each of thsi fllm is block buster & also all the films are different to each other.

    AAMIR IS THE BEST STAR ACTOR OF BOLLYWOOD

  30. Where are the other srk movies like devdas, KANK. They should be in the list. Bad site.

    • dude devdas made for 50 crores only made 38 crores at the box office. with overseas and sattellite right sales it managed 56 crores, that is hardly a hit. KANK flopped miserably in india and again broke even with overseas revenue.

  31. y no salam in the list??

  32. in 2000’s
    1.aamir
    2.hiritik
    3.shahrukh
    4.amitabh
    5.akshay

  33. not a bad attempt bollybusiness.
    1. SRK would be da top actor but he simply doesnt experiment enough in my opinion. DTPH, DDLJ, (great film) K3G, KHNH, KANK, KKHH (favorite) all were successful films but similar roles.
    2. Amir makes all sort ov movies and da audience do blindly watch hiz films coz dey know dat he iz gonna give a quality film

    dis is wat i think bout da CURRENT stars.
    1. SRK – great actor especially romance. SRK- KAJOL jodi
    2. AMIR – indeed a perfectionist probably da most all round and complete actor
    3. SALMAN – da star ov da 90’s still iz, IMO helped KKHH become wat it did. looks, body and style Salllu started. All da new actors copy him in dis respect.
    4. AMITABH BACHAN, coz am 19 i cant say much bout hiz early career but i have watched a lot of his films and he is a legend wid out a doubt. In Bagbhan he was IMMENSE. even films dat flop he is excellent and at his age he is still dere.
    5. AKSHAY – da most improved actor 2day, haz a huge fan following da most energetic actor we have. i wouldnt say he iz King Kumar but he is Khiladi Kumar.
    6. Hrithik Roshan – had a great debut and haz now become one ove da most biggest stars. iz da best and biggest star amongst da current crop ov actors IMO.

    Also coz am Salman fan i would like to say dat people who say he cant act r wrong. he haz delivered many great performances and he works wid all sorts ov directors. (haz let him down just as much though) wen he puts hiz mind to it like WANTED AND LD HE IZ JUST AZ GOOD.

  34. The list by Yazuka is perfectly right……

    I am a fan of good movies…..just for gods sake once dont be a srk’s fan or salmans fan or ak’s fan…..just be a movie watcher and decide who has done the most justice to the film industry….u would feel that the list is right…..aamir has definitely given more cult movies than anyone…..DCH (classy), lagaan (patriotic), TZP (touchable), Rang de basanti (masterpiece,unrepeatable)

    n i must tell u…..I do not favour any actor, rather I favour good movies.

    I feel SRK just has two movies which can be kept in Video library ….swades n chak de…..where as akshay just has hera pheri in it

    as far as amitabh is concerned he should not be compared with other actors….he dosent deserves it ……especially after doing so much for the industry….he himself is a CULT figure….jai ho

    • anything that appeals to the urban middleclass sensibilities is a good movie for you but something as emotionally strong as tere naam isnot becoz ppl in the ineriors buy tickets for 20 rs and you buy ticket for 200 rs. thats myopic.

      swades was actually put in the library by the viewers, that patronising, NRI/upperclass look at india’s rural problems. you have to laugh and cry with the indians like sallu does and not at them like swades and lagaan do, targetted at NRIs and urban middle class.

  35. PEOPLE ARE JEALOUS OF SRK. I DONO WHY? C’MON GIVE THE MAN A DUE CREDIT. HE MADE BOLLYWOOD WHAT BOLLYWOOD IS TODAY. IT GOT INT’L RECOGNITION CUZ OF HIM. MAY B HE IS A MUSLIM BUT IT’S NOT A REASON TO HATE HIM. HE IS A GOOD HUMAN. N OVER ALL A PERFECT ACTOR. MAY HE LIVE A LONG LIFE. AMEN

    • Haha, nothing to do with being Muslim. Please dont bring Religion into everything.

      SRK is just unlikeable, thats it. His personality is as such where he acts (offscreen) like a kid who has been denied his candy. No offence, I think he is a good actor, Swades is one of my favorite movies, but I can’t stand him as a person. Most ppl who don’t like him will give you the same reason.

  36. Top seven powerful people this decade :

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/09/gandhi-singh-tata-leadership-power-09-india_slide_2.html

    Aamir is only actor at 7th spot, This list proves the Authenticity of bollybusiness list, Aamir is sure number one this decade among all actors.

  37. SRK this decade has 3 BB (CDI, OSO & RNBDJ) & maximum hits this decade, Hrithik has 4 BB (KNPH, KMG, KRISSH & DHOOM 2) & Aamir 1 ATBB (GHAJINI) & Aamir is Star of the Decade. By that method even Sunny Deol is Star of the Decade. No way Aamir Khan is star of the Decade by 1 Atbb you cann’t be termed Star of the Decade.

  38. Yakuza,
    I agree with all your posts but this one.
    I dont like a particular actor but their movies and performances.
    In 90’s Salman was # 1.
    He has given more hits than anyone as above mentioned in other posts.
    I agree Srk was gr8 with DDLJ, KJ and KKHH but still facts are facts.
    Salman had a gr8 star power and was at best in 90’s.
    Also, 2000’s doesn’t include him …

    BAD BAD BAD

    1990’s should be

    1. Salman
    2. Srk
    3. Aamir
    4. Govinda
    5. Sunny

    and 2000’s

    1. Aamir
    2. SRK
    3. Salman, Hrithik & Akki cant decide (all had a lot of flops and hits)

    Take Wanted in consideration also + Baghban + Tere Naam + MSK + Partner + No Entry + LD (Amazing Performance) and lot more …

    Please look at that 🙂

    Thanks

    • dear dash24789, as i stated above this list will be reconstructed based on only one parameter i.e. Performance. The technique of performance calculation is under development and 1st version has been published and applied to some actors list too. Till i apply same process to all actors this list can be consider void (As this is perception based list blended with some nice calculation), But performance technique will be standard calculation.

      • Thanks bro for your reply … looking forward to it.

        I would appreciate if you can predict for Tum Mile.
        Also, DDD and Kurbaan or is it too early?

      • Thanks Yakuza … I was just giving my non-biased views.
        Looking forward to your updated list in near future.

        I would appreciate if you can predict the fate of Tum Mile.

        Also, DDD and Kurbaan or is it too early for that?

        Thanks Again

      • Yakuza, Looking at the rise of DTH for which revenue goes to Distributor’s pockets .. would you be considering those in the performance calculation also.

        1) MAMK is hit in DTH but flop in Theatres
        2) 3I is releasing simultaneously in DTH (?)
        3) Future trend is towards DTH where movies will release simultaneously on DTH and Theatres.

        Also, what about DVDs. God Tussi Great Ho was hit on DVD circuit but flop/disaster otherwise, so shouldn’t those be considered also?

      • but wat are the parameters for measuring box office impact. a film like 3 idiots that makes 300 crores by selling tickets at highest 800 rs and average 200 rs in multiplexes cant be called more impactful than a film like wanted that makes 65 crores by selling tickets in smalltown singleplexes at 60 rs highest and 20 rs lowest. multiply wanted’s revenue by 5 and that becomes 325crores.

        • IMO, no of footprints is best for Box Office (theater) calculation while combined structure taking into account footprints, revenues from all sources, ROI, Trending, etc is required for overall analysis of a movie or star

  39. We all know that 3 Idiots will not be a cult movie. And I have a feeling that My Name Is Khan is. So if My Name Is Khan breaks Ghajini’s record, then who is No. 1, Shahrukh or Aamir?

    • hey hey what about akshay kumar man !
      he is the most dependable actor in bollywood
      those srk, amir, hiritak play hardly one movie in a year,some time after 2,3 yrs and after ayrs or after 2,3 yrs obusealy it gona be hit, it’s not a big deal and even on that much gab also they got a flop man
      so who is on the top akki
      before this decade khans are in top after amitab bachan
      but this decaded is totally ruled by akki
      even u have to watch da dana dan, house ful,patila house, sing is king 2, khiladi 2,kotagata maro,tish mar khan,and lots more

      why u guys don’t understand from 4-5 yrs bollywood is totally under king kumar. And ur srk, amir ,salman,hrithik not even being paid half fee of akshay charge. and still producer run after hiw why man?
      he is most dependable actor means producer’s actor
      . And if he do that movie with david wills than ur khans and just watch the star and even can’t belive that the akki nowdays in that hight that that need another birth to be there
      watch out guys future will so u the real hight of akki
      next sanhessa of bollywood king of kings AKSHAY KUMAR

      • he is the most dependable actor in bollywood .. rofl

      • o yeah. the most dependable star of bollywood lost 150 crores this year with tasveer – 15 crores, kambackht ishq- 30 crores, chandni chowk to china 25 crores, blue 65 crores and de dana dan 15 crores.

  40. Bhai how salman cant be oin top 5 actors of 2000-2009 he has got a bad year ie 2007-8 but still he is back with wanted londondreams & now veer is cuming so boss he deservs a plass in the list.You gav srgay in top 5 becoz u r srgay lover & u dont like sallubahi
    srgay sucks.

    • its not one srgay fan dude. there is an entire lobby. one gay filmmaker, one gay trade magazine editor, one gay media manager, two gay channel editors, one gay critic turned filmmaker of the nienties, one gay journalist still active (or is it passive). gay lobbying can take you places. and i dont understand wat girls see in this wimpish looking actor who wore what he wore in billu barber.

  41. dhadkan,heraphari,ek ristha, aakheen,hum ko deewana kar gaya,waqt,awara pagal deewana,aitraaz,hey baby,bhool bholiya, namasta london,welcome,sing is king and many many more

    So akshay kumar is the no 1 actor with out any dought,and he had prove that for eg; he is the higest paid actor in bollywood , he is the bussiest actor in bollywood and he got most big project that other actor top actor.he had given the bollywood another hight that now u can say bollywood compeet hollywood.

    • dhadhkan was based on ‘wuthering hights’ whose hero was heathcliff and that role was played by suniel shetty, phir hera pheri awaara paagal deewana and hera pheri aslo had sunil shetty, that way sunil shetty shud also be in the list. ek rishta, aankhein, humko deewaana kar gayi were disasters

  42. so undoughtly akshay kumar is the actor of this decade

  43. wher is emraan hashmi

  44. Hrithik Roshan should definitely top the list.

  45. One of the top three decade hits featured Hrithik …. m talkin bout D2

  46. Why have you not included Aamir’s Dil,Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Rangeela, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Ghulam in his analysis of the 90s? All these films were hits. If Salman’s Judwaa and Bandhan can also be counted, then why have Aamir’s genuine hits being ignored? Is it a deliberate attempt to show that he was lagging behind in the 90s?

  47. Yakuza,
    I was actually going through year wise status of stars on another box office forum and if we consider the box office power alone, salman should be in top 5 and should be at number 2 or three. It is only 2007 – 2008 period where salman’s films flopped at the box office. Before that you can find salman’s hits every year.
    It is also true that srk is top star of this decade but last decade was dominated by salman followed by srk, amir and sunny.
    As far as amir is concerned, later half on this decade clearly belongs to him and as of now he seems to be ruling the box office. If he continued like this, he will emerge as the biggest star of this decade when 2010 will be over.

  48. not only you have ignored jeetendra during 70, putting manoj kumar instead who was more a successful director than actor but even in the 80’s you have put him below dharmendra while all dharmendra movies you mentioned in the 80s were flops. then jackie shroff gave more hits that anil kapoor in the 80s ( hero, teri meherbaabiniyaan, karma (he was the main lead not anil kapoor) ram lakahan (equal role) and many others like jawaab hum denge etc. salman khan definitely 16 hits maine pyaar kiya (released in the last week of 89 but essentially a 90s hit), baaghi, sanam bewaffa, saajan, hum aapke hain kaun, karan arjun, andaaz apna apna, jeet, judwa, pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kisis se hota hai, bandhan, kuchh kuchh hota hai, biwi no. 1, hum dil de chuke sanam, har dil jo pyaar karega while shahrukh gave only 10 (deewana, baazigar, darr, dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge, raju ban gaya gentleman, kabhi haan kabhi na, yes boss, pardes, dil to paagal hai, kuchh kuchh hota hai.)

    so how is sharukh above salman?

    last decade is a joke. salman gives 8 hits, one of them biggest hit of the yeear 2005 (no entry) chori chori chupke chupke, tere naam, mujhse shaadi karogi, lucky, maine paayr kyon kiya, no entry, partner, wanted but you put akshay in the list with only one good year – 2007. also over rs 150 crores were lost on 5 akshay movies this year, ( chandni chowk to china, tasveer, blue, kambakht ishq and de dana dan. is that not a factor.

    • and sorry sorry sorry i forgot hum saath saath hain. that makes it 18 hits in 1990s and total of 28 hits for salman. nobody except dilip kumar and amitabh bachchan have 28 hits in their career. not shahrukh, not aamir, not hrithik. not even dev anand, dharmendra and jeetendra.

      • dont be “carelessly” ignorant…Dharmendra has more hits than any other star that ever existed even above my beloved “Amitabh Bacahchan”..That is a Fact…
        Infact, he is the only actor in history that has “over” 60 films which have gone on to become “Golden Jubilee Hits”…The boxoffice analysis are there for you too judge your ownself…
        Talkless of some legends you mentioned above, it is a crime and utter “Blasphemy” to say Salman has more hits than even SRK..most of salman’s successes are SEMI-HITS or Above average flicks compared to Srk Who has consistently given “Outright” hits all thru his career… Both have given each 2 “All-Time Blockbusters”, But definitely, Srk’s success ratio is “by far” better than salman. HSSH was a semi-hit not a hit..try to figure out differences btw that..
        wake up and stop believing that salman has given more hits than anyone…That can be termed as “Stupidity”..and one thing is sure, in as much as i adore him also, SRK is a class above him anyday!!!..

    • You said Dharam’s films mentioned above in the 80’s were flops. Guess you must have been living in the Dungeon all through your life..That 80’s list is as intact as it is as aMITABH and dHARMENDRA were arguably still ruling the roost…in as much as i love jeetendra and also think he did a great job in that era, his third spot is ideal and certainly, based on the criteria used for this thread, those above two score above him anyday….
      Definitely, manoj was far ahead of jeetu in the 70’s. Jeetu at the time did not enjoy much successes compared to the 80’s and Manoj kumar who unforgettably gave 3 back to black blockbusters out of a Roti kapadan aur makan, sanyasi and Dus numbri was in the form of his life and outrightly deserved his placement as above..Good work, bollybusiness,,

  49. YAKUJA,
    u r wrong,
    in 1990, salman is no1.
    srk is struggler n just came in no.2
    kkhh, salman done guest appearance.

  50. Jeetendra why always ignoring this evergreen dashing Jeetendra
    he started his carrer in 1965 Geet gaya Pathroon ne followed by Gunahoon ka devta, Farz Golden jubilee hit, Waaris, and many more So why his name ignored in 1960’s era his name must be added in 1960’s era, And in 1970’s too has has given super hits like movies Caravan, Bidaai, Jeene ki Raah, Aatish, Swarg narg, Apna pan in 1970’s list also his name must be added in top 3 actors list. In 1980’s he has given more hits like Assha, Jyoti bane jwala, Pyaasa Sawan, Meri Awaz suno, Paatal bhairivi, Himmatala, Maqsad, Justice Chaudhury, Khudgarz, Tohfa , Maawali, etc.,
    He is the only one actor who has given 7 Hits movie in a single year in 1980 till date no other actor has given 7 hit movies in a single year, In my view he has done all kind or roles, Family drama, Action, thriller, romantic, period costume drama, Please note: in mid 1970 till early 1980 the era was Multi starrer,
    more of the multi starrer movies hit the screen, The combination of Amitab, Vindo khanna,Shahsi kapoor, Sanjev kumar, Dharmendra,
    works magic on screen but if the above hero come solo their movies flops at box office, Only Jeetndra movies deliver hits in that era like, Apna pan, Santaan, Dildar, Khandaan, Lok par lok, any how don’t ignore this evergreen actor Jeetendra for his hard work in bollywood.

    • lol!!!!!…I think you need to figure out the differences That exists amongst hits, semi-hits, above average fares (which are all termed successes), because what you just posted can work against you in the most dismal manner..
      Well in 1980, Jeetendra had only 4 outright successful films such as judai, aasha,JB and MBS.That assumption of 7 is fruitless.. Only Dharmendra gave 8 hits in a single year in 1987, and rajesh khanna in 1970 with 6 hits..Those solo hit films he gave in the early 80’s were southern remakes and was due to his histrionics in understanding the boxoffice market..and please stop uttering contradictory statements cus even tho the above stars worked in multi-star, they each gave resounding successes in solo oriented fims, including rajesh khanna.. Its not just possible to compare Jeetu with Dharmendra and Amitabh bachchan. In terms of star appeal, charisma and consistency, the duo score above jeetendra. Dont be lost by your infatuation for jeetu…Its completely needless..
      Apna pan, santaan, didar and th rest you mentioned where “FLOPS”.. jeetu’s notable flops were the above 4 mntioned in 1980, then topha, himmatwala and mawali, then maybe hoshiyar..Dont forget amitabh gave a Solo superhit like lawaris and Mard.. Dharam gave solo super hits like Hukumat, naukar biwi ka and many more..So be guided and dont be completely lost all in the name of obsession..

  51. YAKuja,
    Y R U BIASED,
    VEERJARA is special appearance role of amit
    like baghban n kkha.
    baghban,kkha n hths r aiso salman film.

  52. two things I’d like to say..

    First the list of the 90’s and 2000’s is completely wrong. You cann’t make a list of top star’s billings and market value by using qualittative indicators like “cult movies”. Who decides what’s a cult movie? a DCH or a Tere Naam? Who had more cult movies in the 70’s and 80’s .. Amitabh Bachchan or Amol Palekar/Sanjeev Kumar? If anything, Amitabh hardly has any cult movie in the 70’s since almost everyone of his movies had a universal appeal (to varying degrees).

    Secondly.. one cannot use a decade to base these rankings on. Instead, one should use special equation-changing events. For example.. the 92/93 period is one such point in time, where star ranking tables switched over. Amitabh decided to retire, Sanjay Dutt went to jail.. and Anil Kapoor who was billed by many as the heir to Amitabh’s throne delivered his career killing BO disasters.. leaving the floor open for Khans, Sunny and Govinda, who rarely shuffled spots much till the arrival of Hrithik.
    So if you see from 93 – 2000, then SrK clearly beats the rest of teh competition coz his hits on average gross more than the rest. Salman comes a close second since he actually has more successful films (hits/semi-hits) but loses since his hits , other than HAHK, cann’t match upto SrK’s. Aamir, Sunny and Govinda shuffle spots every 2 years. Aamir had a RH in 96, Sunny had a bunch of hits in 96 and 97 specially Border.. while Govinda delivers consistently from Aankhen in 93 all the way to Bade Miyan Chote Miyan in 98.
    so 93 to 2000
    1. SrK
    2. Salman
    3. Sunny/Aamir/Govinda
    6. Akshay, Sunil Shetty

    With the arrival of Hrithik in 2000, and the simultaneous fall of Givinda, the picture changes a little. The other significant events were the Gadar’s monstrous gross and Aamir’s long leave post Lagaan/DCH. So while the first couple yers of the millenium has a lot of rumbling dumblings, dust settle downs by 2002 and up until 2006, things remain pretty constant. From 2000 to 2006, SrK has as many top grossers as the rest of the top stars combined, thanks in large to the emerging multiplexes. Hrithik comes second not only coz of the 2 blockbusters in that 6 year period but also coz of being able to consistently draw huge openings. Then comes Sunny, Aamir, Salman and an emerging Akshay.
    Another reason why SrK is clearly ahead of the rest in the rat race (98-2006) is his one man show in the overseas market. He holds almost all spots in the top 10-15 biggest hit list in UK, US, UAE etc during that period.

    Then comes 2006 and the influx of enourmous corporate money and rapid growth of multiplexes. SO, while 93 to 2006, the biggest production houses went to SrK for their big movies, leaving teh leftovers first to Hrithik and only after them two reject then went to other stars. But by 2006 everyone got big projects lined up. Not only the top tier of stars, but even the second and third tier like Abhishek and Saif had producers offering big solo projects. Starting with Aamir’s RDB and Fanaa in early 2006 and then Hrithik Kriish a few months later, competition at the top got closer and closer and with every subsequent film and subsequent year, the gap between SrK and the rest got smaller and smaller to virtually none by late 2009. But while whatever Aamir And Hrithik threw at SRK, he matched them. Aamir had RDB, Fanaa, Ghajini and TZP. Hrithik had Kriish, Dhoom2 and JA. So SrK gave them his Don, CDI and OSO.And since his movies still get the better of teh competition in teh overseas he maintains the top slot by default. As for Akshay, while he also had hits, unlike the others above he also had flops. So he falls in a lower tier than the above.

    with Ghajini and then 3 Idiots and SrK inability to match any of them with his MNIK, the throne has been handed over to Aamir. Also, Akshay has had multiple flops and even his hits are showing gradual fall in trending department, with each new movie of his has a worse trending than his previous one.

    Similarly, for the earlier yeears.. instead of having a star of hthe 70s… the times should be divided by equation changing events

    50 – 60
    1. Dilip Kumar
    2. Dev Anand
    3. Raj Kapoor

    60-67
    1. Dilip Kumar
    2. Rajendra Kumar
    3. Shammi Kapoor/Dev Anand

    67-75:
    1. Rajesh Khann
    2. Dharam
    3. Manoj Kumar

    76-86
    1. Amitabh
    2. Dharam
    3. Jeetendra/Mithn

    87-92
    1. Amitabh
    2. Anil Kapoor
    3. Sunny Deol/Mithun

    93-2000
    1. SrK
    2. Salman
    3. Sunny,Aamir,Govinda

    2000 – 2006
    1. SrK
    2. Hrithik
    3. Sunny, Aamir, Salman and Akshay
    7. Abhishek, Saif

    2006-2009
    1. SrK
    2.Aamir/Hrithik
    4. Akshay
    5. Salman

    So presently,
    1. Aamir Khan
    2. SrK
    3. Hrithik
    4. Akshay/Salman

    • what you posted in the mid 60’s trend to late 70’s is unappaling and “Careless”..where did you imagine that rajesh was top from 1967 after giving flops like auraat and raaz..Dharmendra meanwhile,had given a blockbuster like phool aur pathar..You assumption for that one above his somewhat wrong, tho you did a brilliant job in some at least..i would just point out a few cliches:

      It goes thus:

      1965-1968
      Rajendra Kumar
      shammi kapoor/Dev anand
      Dharmendra.

      1969-1971
      Rajesh khanna
      Dharmendra
      Manoj Kumar

      1972-1976
      Dharmendra
      Rajesh Khanna
      Manoj Kumar
      Amitabh Bachchan

      77-87
      Amitabh Bachchan
      Dharmendra
      Jeetendra/Mithun…

      This is quite better and i stand to be corrected??!!

  53. good as when this was written 3 idiots had not released so aamir is no 1 of last dacade but salman is no 1 in 1990s also don of srk is flop

  54. i dont knw abt others , i loved this list yakuza , this is true representation . i also believe that Amitabh desrve to be in top 5 in 200s. man he is getting lead roles even at this age . Clearly SRK is not the top most actor this decade . this decade he number 1 position has been challenged continuosly by SRK , Hrithik , akki and aamir .
    great work

  55. Yakuza most of ur reports r incomplete, unfocused & biased . This 1 is also biased and can,t b appreciable . You Gave the Credit of Story Writer & Director to Actors while making these Rankings .

    CONSIDERING BOXOFFICE : The Report must be like that .

    1990-1999

    1. Shahrukh Khan
    2. Salman Khan
    3. Aamir Khan
    4. Akshay Kumar/Govinda
    5. Sunny Deol/Ajay Devgan

    2000-2010

    1. Akshay Kumar
    2. Shahrukh Khan
    3. Aamir Khan
    4. Hritik Rodhan
    5. Salman Khan/Ajay Devgan

    YAKUZA BRO , PLZ READ THIS TOO

    BOXOFFICE SUCCESS SHOWS THAT HOW MUCH THE STAR & HIS WORK IS ADMIRED BY THE BILLIONS . IT DOESN,T SHOWS THE VIEW OF A SINGLE PERSON BUT SHOWS THE VIEW OF THE WHOLE WORLD . THE CREDIT OF A CULT CLASSIC MOVIE SHOULD GOES TO DIRECTOR & STORY WRITER . ACTOR SHOULD B ADIMIRED OR RANKED JUST ACCORDING TO HIS ACTING SKILLS & STAR POWER .

    • Yes Dev Raj, u r completely right. I appreciated ur comment: THE CREDIT OF A CULT CLASSIC MOVIE SHOULD GOES TO DIRECTOR & STORY WRITER . ACTOR SHOULD B ADIMIRED OR RANKED JUST ACCORDING TO HIS ACTING SKILLS & STAR POWER . Well said Dev Raj….

    • This list is exactly right…I agree

  56. THIS IS THE RIGHT & ACCEPTABLE RANKING .

    1990-1999

    1. Shahrukh Khan
    2. Salman Khan
    3. Aamir Khan
    4. Akshay Kumar/Govinda
    5. Sunny Deol/Ajay Devgan

    2000-2010

    1. Akshay Kumar
    2. Shahrukh Khan
    3. Aamir Khan
    4. Hritik Rodhan/Amitabh Bachchan
    5. Salman Khan/Ajay Devgan

  57. Thanks Usman bro that u agreed on my view which I want to convey to Yakuza bro & make him realise too .

    Hope Yakuza bro would also accept these rankings which he should had given instead of what he actually gave or ptresented .

    • Dev Raj, this list is quite very old now and has no relevance today. Will update it considering performances of 2009/10 as well.

      • Yazuka..Devraj is talking about decade…One bad year for Akshay does not means you will take away from him wot he did in other 9 years….Truly Akshay is No 1 this decade…Its becoz of Akshay Bolliwood ran in last decade

  58. Yakuza , Wether a List is Old Or New , POpular or Unpoular , It must b right & acceptable . U know ur site is viwede by large number of people . And they have a strong Belief in U as well as ur reports .

    SO YAKUZA , IT,S MY HUMBLE REQUEST TO U TO PRESENT THE LIST WHICH IS ACEPTABLE & ACCURATE . BCOZ EVERY BOLLYWOOD LOVER WANTS TO KNOW THAT WHICH TIME WHICH ACTOR WAS AHEAD . SO PLZ IF U CAN THEN EDIT UR LIST AND MAKE SOME WATCH ON MY LIST ABOVE PRESENTED .

    HOPE , U WILL TRY TO UNDERSTAND MY REQUEST .

    THANKS .

  59. Why I could still vouch for Amitabh’s dominance in the 70’s decade even though others will also feel that dharmendra deserves that spot or at least they should be tied, hence bringing about a debatable situation, it is utter joke to place Rajesh khanna above Dharmendra. That should be taken as a blunder of the highest order.. Infact throughout the 70’s, Dharmendra was by far the most consistent performer in terms of boxoffice collections and immaculate charisma despite the Khanna tsunami and the Big B avalanche. Rajesh khanna just had a particular hysteria that started from 1969 and ended in 1971 when he started giving a large number of flops..From then on, Dharam went on to dominate from 1972 after being number 2 for years 70 and 71. Dharmendra dominated right until the sholay era before the emergence of Big B in 1977 and fantastically toppled rajesh. No doubt, Rajesh heralded a big bang into the 70’s era, but he proved not to be consistent and by 75, he was out of the top 3 bracket stars at the time. Dharmendra and Amitabh were the frequent performers. Even when rajesh’s craze started in 1969, dharmendra also gave very remarkable hits and both ruled together although dharam was number 2. But what matters is that dharma proved to be more consistent than kaka with his admirable professionalism and had an extremely fabulous 70’s decade. Amitabh’s position is understood maybe because of the kind of aura he received majorly in 1978 when he was billed a one-man industry and went on to become an “Undisputed” Superstar, unlike Rajesh, but you have to agree that dharmendra held his own brilliantly. Infact it should be a tie btw both or as the case may be, but one thing is sure, kaka should be a distant third. Also taking the total number of hits for this decade, you would see that dharmendra comes ahead of rajesh and even Amitabh. Awards should not be a criteria here just because dharma despite being nominated never won, but the right criteria here should be your body of work and retuns on investments. Rajesh won it thrice in this decade and amitabh once, but then is it the awards or boxoffice collections that ensure your favoritism with producers/directors and Is it not your boxoffice collections that gain you immense popularity, adulation and charismatic appeal from the audiences..All these and many more are just some of the reasons why I personally think dharma deserves a better spot..But once again to place kakaji above Dharampaaji is a “Gunaah”…The other thus goes thus:
    Amitabh-Dharmendra with Dharam owning 1972-1975 and Big B (1976-1979).
    Rajesh Khanna (1969-1971)
    Manoj Kumar
    Vinod Khanna
    Rishi Kapoor (Hum kisise kum nahin, bobby, khel khel mein, rafoo chakhar, sargam).

  60. Common, I also feel dharam should be placed in the 60’s decade. People like sunil dutt also deserve a special mention. Dharmendra rose to stardom in the 60’s when he gave a blockbuster out of a “Phool aur pathar” in 1966 along with a solid “Hit” in Ek Deen Bahar Ke”..He followed it up with marvelous successes like Aankhen, shikar, aadmi aur insaan, yakeen, ayee sawa jhumke, etc all in the 60’s. at least, he should be tied up with one of those mentioned, cus he indeed made a tremendous impact at the time..

    Rajesh khanna “might” also be considered considering the Marvelous hits he gave out of an “Aradhana, Do raaste, bandhan and doli as well as immaculate performances in Itefaq and Khamoshi in a “solitary” 1969..Please, bollybusiness, re-adjust. So “my” order should just be:
    Dilip Kumar
    Rajendra kumar
    Shammi Kapoor/Dharmendra(Haqeeqat, Phool aur pathar, ASJ, AAI, Yakeen, shikar, EDBK)
    Dev Anand/Rajesh Khanna(Aradhana, Do raaste, bandhan, dholi, itefaq, khamoshi
    Raj Kapoor .

  61. where’s the top actresses of decades?

    • you can google the net for that and am sure a thread signifying what you are looking for will come to the fore..Not necessarily a fact though, its just a mere opinion??!!!//

  62. Naya daur is brilliant film but it was released in 1957. If you wants to make the list of top actors of decade 1950-1959 then my suggestion for first three place is as under:
    1) Dilip kumar
    2) Dev Anand
    3) Raj Kapoor

    Rajesh khanna on the top in 1969. So I am agree with your ranking of Rajesh Khanna. After 1974 he never considered as a top actor because Dharmendra & Amitabh surpass him. Offcourse Aamir is on the top in the decade 2000-2009. The ratio of hit film upon no of release is better for aamir khan

  63. Yakuza , Plz bro don,t b partial

    Akshay Kumar was ahead of Ajay Devgan & Sunny Deol in 90,s .

    Akshay Kumar ( Mohra , KKK , Sabse Bada Khiladi , Main Khiladi Tu Anadi , Khiladi , Jaanwar , Suhaag , Elaan , Yeh Dillagi & Waqt Hamara Hai )

    Please edit that list . Akshay must b ahead of Sunny Deol & Ajay Devgan .

  64. if u dont have any knowledge y you put all these baseless things in the site
    from 1966 to 1975
    dharmendra has more than 30 solo hit u put him in 3 place
    dharmendra is biggest star in the bollywood
    most no. of hits
    most no. of silver/golden jubilee
    i think there is jealousy for sharam ji in this site thts y everytime he is being sidelined
    sorry if u mind
    but has maximum no. of hit

  65. 2000 – 2009 how Aamir is No.1? From 2006 excluding 2001 He started having Hits, while SRK was giving Hits from 2000 Onwards till 2008. From no angle Aamir Khan is No.1 for 2000 – 2009. Yakuza your Hatred for SRK is clearly visible here.

  66. How come Aamir No 1 with 8 hits and Akshay No 4 with 22 Hits???

    This article is about actors…y are you counting Charactor artiste’s like Aamir who comes once in 5 years

  67. Confirmed by Junta SRK Actor of the Decade as well as Kajol & SRK Jodi of the Decade

    Idea International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) Videocon Golden Decade Honours Star of the Decade Star of the Decade (Male) SRK Chak De! India, Devdas & Veer – Zaara
    Source: [www.kuwaitsamachar.com]

    Source: Nokia Star Screen Award Jodi of the Decade Kajol & Shah Rukh Khan
    [www.youtube.com]

    The Biggest Achievement is that IIFA is Amitabh Award and He to accepted that Last Decade belongs to SRK big slap for Yakuza and His supporters.

  68. YAKUZA PLEASE POST ALL THE SCANS OF FILM INFORMATION MOVIE VERDICT OF 1970′S AND 1980′S .YOU ARE EXPOSING BOI ANTI AMITABH CAMPAIGN.PLEASE DO IT FAST.WE ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR IT.THANKS

    There might be an never-ending debate on how perhaps the Movie business has changed in the last 30 odd years. Actors are doing increasingly lesser movies(though this trend started in the 2000′s only),increase in other mediums of entertainment, and so on.

    On the other hand there have been booms too for the industry with Music(in 90′s) , Sattellite/Cable(2000′s) providing a very good avenue for Movie Revenue thus helping a lot in the movie’s recovery.

    Also can be said that modes of promotions has also increased by leaps and bounds.

    But leaving the above behind, and going movie to movie, Amitabh Bachchan hit an extreme purple patch for almost 15-16 years between 1973-88.

    The Innings is interesting for the amount of movies done and the success rate achieved.

    Infact of the 63 movies Bachchan did in that period only 7 movies faced monetary losses of any kinds, thus a loss making movie used to an Event for Amitabh Bachchan.

    Also, Amitabh Bachchan had atleast 1 hit a year for 14 straight years(1973-86).

    Take a look. * Verdicts Based on Film Information Trade Journal, probably the most strict system of Verdict out there.

    Film Year Gross(where available) Classification

    1 Zanjeer 1973 5,00,00,000 AAA*
    2 Bandhe Haath 1973 – Flop
    3 Abhimaaan 1973 – A
    4 Namak Haraam 1973 – BB
    5 Kasauti 1974 – B
    6 Benaam 1974 – B
    7 Majboor 1974 – AA*
    8 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1974 12,50,00,000 AAA*
    9 Deewar 1975 6,50,00,000 A11*
    10 Zameer 1975 – Flop
    11 Mili 1975 – B
    12 Sholay 1975 30,00,00,000 A111*
    13 Faraar 1975 – Flop
    14 Chupke Chupke 1975 – AA
    15 Hera Pheri 1976 5,00,00,000 A1*
    16 Kabhi Kabhi 1976 – AA
    17 Adalat 1976 – AA*
    18 Do Anjaane 1976 – A
    19 Amar Akbar Abthony 1977 9,00,00,000 AAA*
    20 Khoon Pasina 1977 5,00,00,000 A1*
    21 Alaap 1977 – Flop
    22 Parvarish 1977 6,50,00,000 A11*
    23 Imaan Dharam 1977 – Flop
    24 Ganga Ki Saugandh 1978 – AA*
    25 Kasme Vaade 1978 5,00,00,000 A1*
    26 Besharam 1978 – BB
    27 Trishul 1978 7,00,00,000 A11*
    28 Don 1978 6,00,00,000 A1*
    29 Muqaddar Ka Sikander 1978 10,00,00,000 AAA*
    30 The Great Gambler 1979 – B
    31 Jurmana 1979 – Flop
    32 Mr Natwarlal 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
    33 Kala Pathar 1979 – BB
    34 Manzil 1979 – B
    35 Suhaag 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
    36 Do Aur Do Paanch 1980 – A
    37 Dostana 1980 7,00,00,000 A1*
    38 Ram Balraam 1980 7,00,00,000 AA*
    39 Shaan 1980 7,00,00,000 A*
    40 Naseeb 1981 10,00,00,000 A1*
    41 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981 – AA*
    42 Lawaaris 1981 9,00,00,000 A11*
    43 Silsila 1981 – Flop
    44 Yaraana 1981 7,00,00,000 A1*
    45 Kaalia 1981 – AA*
    46 Satte Pe Satta 1982 – AA*
    47 Bemisaal 1982 – B
    48 Desh Premee 1982 – A
    49 Namak Halaal 1982 8,00,00,000 A11*
    50 Khudaar 1982 7,00,00,000 A1*
    51 Shakti 1982 – B
    52 Nastik 1983 BB
    53 Andha Kanoon 1983 9,00,00,000 A11*
    54 Mahaan 1983 – B
    55 Pukar 1983 – B
    56 Coolie 1983 11,00,00,000 A11*
    57 Inquilaab 1984 – B
    58 Sharaabi 1984 6,00,00,000 AA*
    59 Geraftaar 1985 – AA*
    60 Mard 1985 8,00,00,000 A1*
    61 Aakhree Raasta 1986 7,50,00,000 A1*
    62 Shahenshah 1988 7,00,00,000 AA*
    63 Ganga Jamuna Saraswati 1988 – B

    Classifications
    A111-All Time Blockbuster
    AAA-Blockbuster
    A11-Super Hit
    A1-Super Hit/Hit
    AA-Hit
    A-Semi Hit
    BB-Above Average
    B-Average
    *denotes equal universal success

    SUCCESS RATIO-88.8%
    36 ALL INDIA HITS(From 1973-88)

    For Fairness purpose its important to highlight the not so successfull periods of Bachchan’s Career.

    1969-72

    This Period is the start of the Career of Big B, he mostly struggled around for few years before breaking big time in Zanjeer. The notable movies of this time are Saat Hindustani, Anand and Bombay to Goa.

    1 Saat Hindustani 1969 – Flop
    2 Anand 1970 – AA
    3 Reshma Aur Shera 1971 – Flop
    4 Pyar Ki Kahani 1971 – Flop
    5 Parwana 1971 – Flop
    6 Bombay To Goa 1971 – BB
    7 Bansi Birju 1972 – Flop
    8 Ek Nazar 1972 – Flop
    9 Sanjog 1972 – Flop
    10 Raaste Ka Pathar 1972 – Flop

    1989-92

    This Period Signifies the return of Big B from the political Arena back to movie business, again here he didnt find the same success as he did in this prime. Notable movies are Agneepath,Hum and Aaj Ka Arjun.

    1 Toofan 1989 – B
    2 Jaadugar 1989 – Flop
    3 Main Azaad Hoon 1989 – Flop
    4 Agneepath 1990 – B
    5 Aaj Ka Arjun 1990 7,00,00,000 AA*
    6 Hum 1991 8,00,00,000 AA*
    7 Ajooba 1991 – Flop
    8 Indrajeet 1991 – Flop
    9 Akayla 1991 – Flop
    10 Khuda Gawah 1992 – B
    11 Insaaniyat 1994 – B
    Since 1997 Amitabh Bachchan has starred and been successfull in uncountable number of movies, though most have been in character role capacity thus cant be counted(in this context that is), though he has again had Pivotal roles in movies like Paa,Black,Cheeni Kum and Khakee but such movies wont be 10% of his movies since 2000 and definitely dont echo back at the glorious run of 1973-88.

    see the verdicts by BOI in 2003 and now.one can notice how they degraded the boxoffice verdict of AMITABH’S MOVIES.BOI is completely anti AMITABH site.one should not trust it regarding AMITABH’S movies.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20030801213418/http://boxofficeindia.com/amitabh.htm

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