Well, lot has been written spoken about famous bollywood stars in these 100 glorious and fascinating years of Indian Film Industry. Bollywood veterans like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Dev Anand, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and many more are well known and admired by Millions of Indian Cinema Fans.
This article is a tribute to legends of Indian Film industry, who has significant contribution to Bollywood cinema with their immense talent and screen presence in supporting role. We know these actors more for their acting and performances, than by their real name. They have truly made Indian cinema proud, entertaining & enthralling and deserves all the accolades.
It was difficult to pick only 20 from all time greats of Indian Cinema. We have considered various criterias like method of acting, distinct style and long-term contribution to Indian cinema for making this elite list.
Here is the best pick of 20 famous Male Bollywood Actors of all time, more known by face and less by real name in Indian Film Industry.
1. Iftekhar Khan
Memorable Movies & Performances: Don, Deewar, Sholay, Trishul, Mr. Natwarlal, Vishwanath, Fakira, Kabhie Kabhie, Dharmatma, Majboor, Zanjeer, Loafer, Galiyon Ka Badshah, Dharam Shatru, Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga, Tamacha, Himmat Aur Mehanat, Itihaas, Insaniyat Ke Dushman, Bhagwaan Dada, Ek Daku Saher Mein, Yudh, Kanoon Kya Karega, Awaaz, Ram Tera Desh, Maqsad, Mashaal, Mawaali, Dulha Bikta Hai, Nikaah, Khatta Meetha, Wardaat, Rocky, Krodhi, Dostana, The Great Gambler, Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, Ganga Ki Saugand, Shree 420, Devdas, Ab Dilli Dur Nahin, Kangan, Soorat Aur Seerat, Phool Aur Patthar, Teesri Manzil.
2. Rajesh Vivek
Memorable Movies & Performances: Son of Sardaar, Agneepath, Veer, Jodhaa Akbar, God Tussi Great Ho, Bunty Aur Babli, Swades, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, Loha, Bandit Queen, Vishwatma, Bijlee Aur Badal, Kafan, Tridev, Khooni Murdaa, Joshilaay, Veerana, Janbaaz, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, The Perfect Murder, Dishkiyaoon.
3. Dinesh Hingoo
Memorable Movies & Performances: Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited, Phir Hera Pheri, No Entry, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Zameer, Chaalbaaz, Baazigar, Chor Machaaye Shor, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Aashiq, Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa, Hera Pheri, Deewane, Baaghi, Jaanwar, Khoobsurat, Baadshah, Anari No. 1, Laawaris, Barsaat Ki Raat, Khote Sikkey, Dulhe Raja, Major Saab, Aunty No. 1, Naseeb, Hero No. 1, Judwaa, Judaai, Chhote Sarkar, Raja, Hulchul, Coolie No. 1, Shreemaan Aashique, Balwaan, Khel, Saajan, Kishen Kanhaiya, Tezaab, Ram-Avtar, Shahenshah, Ulta Seedha, Namak Halaal, Naseeb, Trishna, Kora Kagaz.
4. Jankidas Mehra
Memorable Movies & Performances: Dushman Duniya Ka, Pyar Ka Rog, Naseebwaala, Numbri Aadmi, Swarg Jaisaa Ghar, Dharam Sankat, Pati Patni Aur Tawaif, Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani, Bees Saal Baad, Kanwarlal, Maalamaal, Superman, Insaniyat Ke Dushman, Saaheb, Sharaabi, Kachche Heere, Khoon Aur Paani, Kali Ghata, Khandaan, Sargam, Saajan Bina Suhagan, Des Pardes, Chalte Chalte, Fakira, Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty, Kisan Aur Bhagwan, Victoria No. 203, Pardesi, Khubsurat, Gunah, Radha Krishna, Baaz.
5. Manik Irani
Memorable Movies & Performances: Deedar, Ajooba Kudrat Ka, Fateh, Farishtay, Trinetra, Kaanoon Ki Awaaz, Toofan, Dana Paani, Ilaaka, Purani Haveli, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Mar Mitenge, Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga, Commando, Ram-Avtar, Karma, Mard, Geraftaar, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki,Hero, Shaan, Trishul, Paap Aur Punya.
6. Vikas Anand
Memorable Movies & Performances: Sholay, Laawaris, Silsila, Darr, Shakti, Deewaar, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Zahreela, Sanam Teri Kasam, Major Saab, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Mrityudaata, Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha, Hero No. 1, Judwaa, Yeshwant, Loafer, Aatank Hi Aatank, Coolie No. 1, Maidan-E-Jung, Khuddar, Krantiveer, Vijaypath, Raja Babu, Dulaara, Dalaal, Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Kaala Patthar, Zabardast, Angaaray, Loha.
7. Satyendra Kapoor (Satyen Kappu)
Memorable Movies & Performances: Sholay, Don, Sharaabi, Coolie, Deewar, Laawaris , Namak Halaal, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Gair, Anari No. 1, Main Solah Baras Ki, Daayan, Hitler, Dil Ke Jharoke Main, Virasat, Loafer, Haqeeqat, Taqdeerwala, Gopi Kishan, Sangram, Dalaal, Divya Shakti, Tirangaa, Heer Ranjha, Dil Ka Kya Kasoor, Khel, Fateh, Phool Aur Kaante, Ghar Ho To Aisa, Dil, Gharana, Jaadugar, Daata, Zalzala, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Hatya, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Khudgarz, Kudrat Ka Kanoon, Satyamev Jayate, Naseeb Apna Apna, Chameli Ki Shaadi, Aaj Ka Daur, Teri Meherbaniyan, Geraftaar, Saaheb, Coolie, Himmatwala, Dharam Kanta, Mr. Natwarlal, Dream Girl, Fakira, Seeta Aur Geeta, Jawani Diwani, Kati Patang.
8. Pinchoo Kapoor
Memorable Movies & Performances: Don, Sharaabi, Aadalat, Hera Pheri, Baazi, Don 2, Sasta Khoon Mehnga Pyar, Bobby, Roti, Dharam Karam, Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, Dream Girl, Aadmi Sadak Ka, Alibaba Aur 40 Chor, Karz, Meri Aawaz Suno, Avtaar, Qayamat, Pukar, Saaheb, Haqeeqat, Nagina, Zalzala, Aakhri, Sanghursh, Lambu, Dada, Gair Kaanooni, Dana Paani, Aulad Ke Khatir.
9. C S Dubey (ChandraShekhar Dubey)
Memorable Movies & Performances: Daag, Bin Badal Barsaat, Teesri Kasam, Sapnon Ka Saudagar, Khilona, Pagla Kahin Ka, Humjoli, Sanjog, Raja Jani, Banarasi Babu, Saudagar, Sanyasi, Dus Numbri, Immaan Dharam, Shirdi Ke Sai Baba, Dream Girl, Hum Paanch, Rocky, Teesri Aankh, Dharam Kanta, Angoor, Coolie, Ram Ki Ganga, Sharaabi, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Mard, Ghar Sansar, Zalzala, Sailaab, Ghar Ho To Aisa, Narasimha, Dalaal, Eena Meena Deeka, Hatya: The Murder.
Memorable Movies & Performances: Ek Shola, Howrah Bridge, Shola Aur Shabnam, Sasural, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Mere Sanam, Love in Tokyo, Mera Saaya, Chandan Ka Palna, Saraswatichandra, Payal Ki Jhankar, Ankhen, Brahmachari, Tumse Achha Kaun Hai, Pyasi Sham, Pyar Hi Pyar, Albela, Naya Zamana, Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche, Baazigar, Jugnu, Sanyasi, Kabeela, Dream Girl, Maan Apmaan, Geet Gaata Chal, Jail Yatra, Duniya, Bade Dil Wala.
11. Kamal Kapoor
Memorable Movies & Performances: Amar Akbar Anthony, Deewaar, Khhotte Sikkay, Toofan, Daata, Allah-Rakha, Mard, Meri Jung, Hum Hain Lajawaab, Hum Se Hai Zamana, Nastik, Namak Halaal, Chaal Baaz, Don, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, Chor Machaye Shor, Jugnu, Gora Aur Kala, Pakeezah, Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong, Sachaa Jhutha, Raja Saab, Raja Aur Runk, Taqdeer, Johar-Mehmood in Goa, Mujrim, Insaan, Aag, Hatimtai.
12. Narendra Nath
Memorable Movies & Performances: Aakhri Sanghursh, Ajooba, Zimmedaaar, Purani Haveli, Sau Saal Baad, Veerana, Diljalaa, Dak Bangla, Tahkhana, Haveli, Ram Tere Kitne Nam, Surkhiyaan, Jawaani, Chor Police, Qayamat, Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, Insaan, Meharbaani, Kachche Heere, Professor Pyarelal, Hotel, Dahshat, Jwala Daku, Qurbani, Lootmaar, Heera-Moti, Chor Sipahee, Hira Aur Patthar, Deewaangee, Dharam Karam, Kala Sona, Khhotte Sikkay, Jangal Mein Mangal, Jawani Diwani, Sharmeelee.
13. Vijayendra Ghatge
Memorable Movies & Performances: Marigold, Garv: Pride and Honour, Jhankaar Beats, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye, Devdas, Rajkumar, Beta Ho To Aisa, Kshatriya, Khel, Indrajeet, Aakhri Cheekh, Bandh Darwaza, Tridev, Guru, Veerana, Shahenshah, Prem Rog, Satte Pe Satta, Hum Se Badkar Kaun, Guest House, Nazrana Pyar Ka, Chitchor, Kasme Vaade, Shaayad.
14. Yunus Parvez
Memorable Movies & Performances: Bunty Aur Babli, Avtaar, Angoor, Yaarana, Shaan, Dostana, The Burning Train, Do Aur Do Paanch, Mr. Natwarlal, Gol Maal, Trishul, Hera Pheri, Deewaar, Zanjeer, Kranti, Sultaan, Jai Hind, Aarzoo, Dulhan Bani Daayan, Jaane Jigar, Ghar Bazar, Daadagiri, Shapath, Tere Mere Sapne, Chhote Sarkar, Loafer, Jallaad, Mohra, Vaade Iraade, Dulaara, Aankhen, Bol Radha Bol, Vishwatma, Khel, Saajan, Ajooba, Pyar Ka Devta, Swarg, Tridev, Billoo Baadshah, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Mar Mitenge, Maalamaal, Ram-Avtar, Shahenshah, Khudgarz, Mr India, Loha, Ghar Sansar, Yudh, Ram Tere Kitne Nam, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Souten.
15. Anwar Hussain
Memorable Movies & Performances: Jail Yatra, Rocky, Yaarana, Heera-Moti, Jaani Dushman, Chacha Bhatija, Shankar Shambhu, Ek Se Badhkar Ek, Shankar, Dada, Aadalat, Chori Mera Kaam, Rafoo Chakkar, Garam Masala, Victoria No. 203, Nannha Farishta, Sadhu Aur Shaitaan, Nawab Sirajuddaula, Hamraaz, Mera Saaya, Guide, Ustadon Ke Ustad, Chhote Nawab, Samrat Chandragupt, Baghdad, Sanjog.
16. Jagdish Raj
Memorable Movies & Performances: Silsila, Ek Hi Bhool, Agni Pareeksha, Naseeb, Dostana, Suhaag, The Great Gambler, Trishul, Don, Vishwanath, Dream Girl, Fakira, Deewaar, Khel Khel Mein, Dharam Karam, Dharmatma, Zameer, Majboor, Roti, Dost, Bobby, Joshila, Jawani Diwani, Hulchul, Johny Mera Naam, Heer Raanjha, Neel Kamal, Jewel Thief, Teen Ustad, Kala Bazar, C.I.D, Dushman Duniya Ka, Bewafa Sanam, Vaade Iraade, Dil Tera Aashiq, Naseebwaala, Deedar, Bol Radha Bol, Phool Bane Angaarey, Yodha, Vishnu-Devaa, Toofan, Loha, Salma, Geraftaar, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Yudh, Arjun, Ram Tere Kitne Nam, Karishma Kudrat Kaa, Raaj Tilak, Boxer, Inquilaab, Mazdoor, Shakti, Desh Premee, Teesri Aankh.
17. Ram Sethi
Memorable Movies & Performances: Chameli Ki Shaadi, Namak Halaal, Ashanti, Kaalia, Laawaris, Do Aur Do Paanch, Hum Tere Ashiq Hain, Muqaddar Ka Sikanda,r Parvarish, Khalifa, Hanste Zakhm, Zanjeer, Deewana Mastana, Judwaa, Hum Sab Chor Hain, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Tahalka, Jaadugar.
18. Firoz Khan (Arjun)
Memorable Movies & Performances: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Jodi No.1, Arjun, Devaa, Maa Kasam, Mehndi, Barood, Mafia Raaj, Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat, Do Ankhen Barah Hath, Saajan Chale Sasural, Kalyug Ke Avtaar, Karan Arjun, Brahma, Aadmi, Tirangaa, Jigar, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Zaher, Aa Gale Lag Jaa.
19. Asit Sen
Memorable Movies & Performances: Aakhri Baazi, Dil Tujhko Diya, Mohabbat, Hum Dono, Jagir, Haadsaa, Main Awara Hoon, Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye, Ghazab, Dharam Kanta, Bemisal, Dhuan, Laparwah, Mangalsutra, Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, Krodhi, Judaai, Ram Balram, Jurmana, Anpadh, Aadmi Sadak Ka, Kasum Khoon Ki, Saheb Bahadur, Hira Aur Patthar, Amaanat, Bairaag, Fakira, Shankar Dada, Sabse Bada Rupaiya, Amanush, Chowkidar, Hawas, Kunwara Baap, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Chor Machaye Shor, Dharma, Anuraag, Seeta Aur Geeta, Bombay to Goa, Purab Aur Pachhim, Dharti Kahe Pukarke, Aradhana, Brahmachari, Love in Tokyo, Bhoot Bungla, Bees Saal Baad, Anuradha.
20. Rajendra Gupta
Memorable Movies & Performances: Bobby Jasoos, Himmatwala, Tanu Weds Manu, Paan Singh Tomar, Well Done Abba!, Apne, Guru, Hatya: The Murder, Rakhta Charitra 2, Krishna Cottage, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, Daava, Jaan Se Pyaara, Haque, Main Zinda Hoon, Jawalaa, Dil Kya Kare, Mission Kashmir, Maximum.