[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]ndia has produced many gems when it comes to acting. Here are some actors who have shown amazing acting prowess throughout their career. Here is Crizic’s list of 9 most versatile and greatest actors in India.

9. Shahrukh Khan


King khan opens up our list of greatest actors of all time. While some may argue that this place should be of his other contemporaries who are better than him in performance and influence, namely, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan respectively. Shahrukh is here because he has both the qualities. Throughout his career Shahrukh has given many amazing performances as well as swayed the hearts of millions of girls.

8. Naseeruddin Shah


Naseeruddin Shah is the guy who merged Indian parallel cinema into indian mainstream cinema. The king of method acting he has many awards and accolades to his name.

7. Kamal Hassan

Kamal Hassan

When we talk of versatile acting  Kamal Hasan will always be the parameter. This guy up here has played all roles. An actor can ever play. Be it from Chachi to some medieval age king; you name it.

6. Rajinikanth


Arguably India’s greatest cultural Icon, there is nothing that 64 year old Rajni can’t do. He can dance, he can romance, and he can act. And he can act very, very well. 

5. Raj Kapoor

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There cannot be a description of this guy up here. He is on number 5 only because he wasn’t just a great actor but legendary director as well.

4. Amitabh Bachchan


Years have come and gone.  There have been many stars, many superstars. But amongst everyone who has come and passed, Amitabh Bacchan will forever be the mega star in Indian Cinema.

3. Rajesh Khanna


The first and the original superstar of Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna attained his legendary status while he was still young. Well, that is a feat not many can boast of.

2. Balraj Sahni

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Possibly the most underrated actor in Indian Cinema history, Balraj Sahni never cared that he made scarcely any money working in parallel movies. He just, worked. And worked harder. As a result, he is the one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, second only to, obviously;

1. Dilip Kumar


Any debates here? Never.