Who is the most versatile actor in Bollywood to date, that is, whose roles cannot be re-performed?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Johnny Haney



Who is the most versatile actor in Bollywood to date, that is, whose roles cannot be re-performed?

This is something I always wanted to answer.

In India we have a lot of actors with different skills and different performances. Most of our Indians think that the actors who are not handsome and make realistic low-budget movies are the great actors.

For example, K. K Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin, Anupam Kher, etc., etc.

Yes, they are very good actors, but not all of them are versatile actors or great actors. Some of them play repeating roles in stereo or cast types, which doesn't make them good actors. They can't do hardcore action roles or lover boy roles. Doing only realistic "Anurag Kashyap

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This is something I always wanted to answer.

In India we have a lot of actors with different skills and different performances. Most of our Indians think that the actors who are not handsome and make realistic low-budget movies are the great actors.

For example, K. K Menon, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin, Anupam Kher, etc., etc.

Yes, they are very good actors, but not all of them are versatile actors or great actors. Some of them play repeating roles in stereo or cast types, which doesn't make them good actors. They can't do hardcore action roles or lover boy roles. Playing only realistic "Anurag Kashyap" roles or speaking slang (Gaali) does not make them a good or versatile actor. An actor must be all-rounder in any role.

Where, like the actors of our so-called 'A Lister's' they have another story of making only big budget movies that have no legs or hands in the stories. many of them can't make realistic movies, but they still have few capabilities, but they don't.

So my analysis says that although it is not my favorite, I am a fan of its work and versatility. He has done all genres.

  1. Comedy

2. Action

3. Sensitive

4. Low budget but class

5. Negative

6. Romantic

7. Underworld

8. Thriller / Suspense

9. Abnormal

And the list goes on and on ……………………………………….

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(Thank you - Prashanth Purastu)

So my point is that if you look at his filmography, he is the only actor who has done all kinds of roles without any expectation of a return. He's a solo actor working to satisfy his script. Not for 100/200 Crs or prizes.

So my award for versatility goes to Ajay Devgn

Image Courtesy: Ajay Devgn Filmography - Wikipedia

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Sanjeev kumar

He was considered one of the best actors of his time and died too young. He had a different physique than a conventional lead actor. Nevertheless, he had a natural charm and was a brilliant actor. This made him one of the most sought after and appreciated actors of all time.

He never cared about curation and image for himself and even played various characters who were older than him. A truly versatile actor.

Some of his most outstanding performances are:

Khilona (1970 film)

He played a madman who raped a woman. A complex character and for whom he won many accolades.

Dastak

Played a newlywed

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Sanjeev kumar

He was considered one of the best actors of his time and died too young. He had a different physique than a conventional lead actor. Nevertheless, he had a natural charm and was a brilliant actor. This made him one of the most sought after and appreciated actors of all time.

He never cared about curation and image for himself and even played various characters who were older than him. A truly versatile actor.

Some of his most outstanding performances are:

Khilona (1970 film)

He played a madman who raped a woman. A complex character and for whom he won many accolades.

Dastak

He played a newly married man who moves into a house that was previously occupied by a Nautch girl. He won the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in this film.

Koshish

He played a deaf and dumb person in this critically acclaimed film. Jaya Bhadhuri (now Bacchan) together with him offers an intimate and sensitive portrait of the lives of people with disabilities. A highly recommended movie. He won his second National Award for this film.

Naya Din Nai Raat

An epitome of his craft, he plays 9 different characters in this niche movie, something of a record during those times.

Aandhi

One of my favorite performances of him. Playing the ordinary husband of an ambitious political wife, this was a role, years ahead of his time. He brought so much seriousness and sensitivity to this role that it is impossible to even imagine someone who could do it better than him.

He won a Filmfare Award for this performance.

There are quite a few other performances from him that bear strong testament to his versatility. I wish he was given more credit for the brilliant actor that he was.

He was and still is one of the Bollywood legends.

Well, Bollywood is the best film industry that has spawned the best and most versatile actors and actresses, but there are some actors whose acting skills cannot be represented by other actors.

Actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ravi Biswani, Pankaj Kapoor Satish Shah, and Satish Kaushik had performed so well that they will always be known and no one can match them. Here are some reasons why I consider them legend.

(a) Well, actually for me this movie is Avenger of the best and classic comic book actors. Thanks to writer Satish Kaushik and director Kundan Shah who made this low-budget classic movie.

(b) Is n

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Well, Bollywood is the best film industry that has spawned the best and most versatile actors and actresses, but there are some actors whose acting skills cannot be represented by other actors.

Actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ravi Biswani, Pankaj Kapoor Satish Shah, and Satish Kaushik had performed so well that they will always be known and no one can match them. Here are some reasons why I consider them legend.

(a) Well, actually for me this movie is Avenger of the best and classic comic book actors. Thanks to writer Satish Kaushik and director Kundan Shah who made this low-budget classic movie.

(b) This is not a low-budget movie, but a movie made with hunger.

The budget for the film was only 8 lakh rupees. Such a low budget movie. Actor Naseeruddin Shah received a paycheck for just 15,000 rupees. At times, there were no food facilities available for the cast and crew members who participated in this movie. This kind of movie had shown them the true face of hunger.

(c) Could anyone match his skill in remake?

(d) Even a dead man cannot stop laughing when he sees this scene from Mahabharat.

(e) All captions in one box.

(2) Well, there is one more actor whose legendary will never be repeated.

I can't say anything about Amitabh Bachchan because he is speechless in the movie Paa.

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It is quite surprising to see that no one has mentioned the name of Paresh Rawal. In my opinion, this man has played numerous roles in Bollywood movie almost to perfection. Here are some of the best roles played by him:
1. Comedian - Hera Pheri (2000 film)

2. Villain - Andaz Apna Apna

3. Irritator - Judaai (1997 film)

4. Host - Table No. 21

5. Atheist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMG:_Oh_My_God!

6. Blind - Golmaal: Fun Unlimited

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It is quite surprising to see that no one has mentioned the name of Paresh Rawal. In my opinion, this man has played numerous roles in Bollywood movie almost to perfection. Here are some of the best roles played by him:
1. Comedian - Hera Pheri (2000 film)

2. Villain - Andaz Apna Apna

3. Irritator - Judaai (1997 film)

4. Host - Table No. 21

5. Atheist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMG:_Oh_My_God!

6. Blind - Golmaal: Fun Unlimited

It's hard to say of all time, but the most versatile actress of our generation is none other than Priyanka Chopra.

  • She garnered wide critical acclaim for her role as a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz, earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.

Aitraaz is Priyanka Chopra's film. As the scheming, lusciously evil, gold digger seductress, she chews every scene in which she encounters her magnetic on-screen presence. - BBC Reviewer


  • Fashion: Both the film and its performance were appreciated by critics and earned Chopra several awards, including the National Award, the
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It's hard to say of all time, but the most versatile actress of our generation is none other than Priyanka Chopra.

  • She garnered wide critical acclaim for her role as a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz, earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.

Aitraaz is Priyanka Chopra's film. As the scheming, lusciously evil, gold digger seductress, she chews every scene in which she encounters her magnetic on-screen presence. - BBC Reviewer


  • Fashion: Both the film and its performance were appreciated by critics, and Chopra earned her several awards, including the National Award, Filmfare Award, IIFA Award, Screen Award, and Apsara Award for Best Actress.
  • "Priyanka Chopra has a respectable performance, one that will inevitably be considered the best."


  • What is your Raashee? : The film received mixed to negative reviews, who criticized the length of the film but praised Chopra's performance. She was considered for inclusion in the Guinness World Records book for being the first film actress to play 12 different characters in a movie.


"Priyanka Chopra transforms into 12 new skins with amazing distinction, voice and spirit. The actress reinvents herself in this unique individual every time she goes from wacky, shy and boisterous. This is simply her show."


  • Chopra played a Marathi wrestler named Sweety in Vishal Bhardwaj's caper thriller Kaminey. Although he appeared in only eight scenes, his role earned him several awards and nominations.


"Delivering a delicious surprise in a smaller part is Chopra, who sprinkles his lines with a handful of Marathi fluid and emerges as one of the most lovable characters in the movie."


  • 7 Khoon Maaf centers on an Anglo-Indian woman (played by Chopra) who murders her seven husbands in a never-ending search for love. Chopra's character is between the ages of 20 and 65 during the course of the film. Chopra's performance earned her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.


"7 Khoon Maaf would undoubtedly end up being a milestone on Priyanka Chopra's career chart. The actor displays an exquisite mastery over a complex character that is definitely a first in Indian cinema.

- Reviewer Nikhat Kazmi


"Chopra gets the role of his life and shines like never before."

- DNA


  • In Barfi, Chopra played Jhilmil Chatterjee, an autistic woman who falls in love with a deaf and dumb man (Ranbir Kapoor). Chopra received unanimous praise for his performance, which several critics considered his best performance to date.

Priyanka Chopra as the autistic Jhilmil steals the show from Ranbir, if that's possible. This is one of the most perfect interpretations of a physical-psychological disability seen on celluloid.

The Indo-Asian News Service review


  • Priyanka has also convincingly played the role of an action hero in several films, including Don, Don 2, and Drona.
  • Don (2006): The actress received martial arts training for her role in the film and performed her own stunts.

"Chopra played Roma convincingly, looking like a competent woman of action."


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I really hate it

Hate is very hard to say about him, but I don't like it.

Behaves immature,

Your fashion sense is like: |

But when it comes to work I respect him 1000%

Variety of movies like,

  • Baaja Baaraat Band
  • Checkers vs Ricky Bahl
  • Lootera
  • Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
  • Gunday
  • Kill Dil
  • Dil dhadakne do
  • Peshwa bajirao

But now it is

Alauddin Khilji from Bollywood.

#Respect to Ranveer.

Great job.

Thanks

Shubham Kulkarni (शुभम कुलकर्णी).

Vidya balan


In a span of 8 years, Vidya Balan has shown incredible acting potential. The choice of movies is always different from his previous role and more challenging. It showed caliber to carry the film on the shoulders of the actress, it proved that only an actress without any khan in the film can make the film a success only through her acting (Kahaani & The Dirty Picture).


Family / Drama
Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)

Thriller
Kahaani (2012)
Nobody Killed Jessica (2011)
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)


Bhool Bhulaiyaa Mystery (2007)

Biography / Drama
The Dirty Picture (2011)
Guru (2007)

Action / Drama
Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

Co

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Vidya balan


In a span of 8 years, Vidya Balan has shown incredible acting potential. The choice of movies is always different from his previous role and more challenging. It showed caliber to carry the film on the shoulders of the actress, it proved that only an actress without any khan in the film can make the film a success only through her acting (Kahaani & The Dirty Picture).


Family / Drama
Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)

Thriller
Kahaani (2012)
Nobody Killed Jessica (2011)
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)


Bhool Bhulaiyaa Mystery (2007)

Biography / Drama
The Dirty Picture (2011)
Guru (2007)

Action / Drama
Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

Comedy / Drama
Ishqiya (2010)
Paa (2009)
Heyy Babyy (2007)
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

Romance / Drama
Kismat Konnection (2008)
Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)
Parineeta (2005)

Boman Irani
Some of his appearances:

1. Munnnbhai MBBS

2. Lage Raho Munnabhai

3. 3 idiots


4. Bluff Master


5. Darna Mana Hai


6. Khosala ka ghosala


7. Well done Abba


8. Don Series

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Boman Irani
Some of his appearances:

1. Munnnbhai MBBS

2. Lage Raho Munnabhai

3. 3 idiots


4. Bluff Master


5. Darna Mana Hai


6. Khosala ka ghosala


7. Well done Abba


8. Don Series

Aamir Khan, IMO is the most versatile Bollywood actor.

Action:

Ghajini


Comedy:

Andaz Apna Apna


Drama:

Taare Zameen Par (he was also the producer and director of this film)


Romance:

Raja Hindustani


and even negative role in the upcoming Dhoom 3 movie


And then we have movies like Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, Lagaan and Dil Chahta hai that has established him as one of the best Bollywood actors.

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Aamir Khan, IMO is the most versatile Bollywood actor.

Action:

Ghajini


Comedy:

Andaz Apna Apna


Drama:

Taare Zameen Par (he was also the producer and director of this film)


Romance:

Raja Hindustani


and even negative role in the upcoming Dhoom 3 movie


And then we have movies like Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, Lagaan and Dil Chahta hai that has established him as one of the best Bollywood actors.

1.) Amrish Puri: - I think this man was one of the finest and most versatile actors that India could ever produce ...

2.) Naseeruddin Shah: - He has also played any character with ease and dignity, and he made us all believe in that character ...

3.) Anupam Kher: - Positive or Negative, he has made us like or hate his character completely, recently his performance in "Special 26" is a masterpiece ...


4.) Priyanka Chopra: - This lady is one of the most versatile in the Indian film industry, whatever the role, she gives it to her perfectly, although she is not the most beautiful, but the most talented .....

5.) Boman Irani: -

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1.) Amrish Puri: - I think this man was one of the finest and most versatile actors that India could ever produce ...

2.) Naseeruddin Shah: - He has also played any character with ease and dignity, and he made us all believe in that character ...

3.) Anupam Kher: - Positive or Negative, he has made us like or hate his character completely, recently his performance in "Special 26" is a masterpiece ...


4.) Priyanka Chopra: - This lady is one of the most versatile in the Indian film industry, whatever the role, she gives it to her perfectly, although she is not the most beautiful, but the most talented .....

5.) Boman Irani: - An actor who always makes his presence known in any role that corresponds to him, came to act quite late, but that "Better to be late than never" ...

Well, I think that apart from the amazing people already mentioned, we left out one of the best actors in the history of Indian cinema:
Amitabh Bachchan.

Anand


Zanjeer


Mahaan


Amar Akbar Anthony


Khuda gawah


Shahenshah


Sholay


Agneepath


Don


Paheli


Cheeni kum


Sooryavansham


Mohabbatein


Major Saab


Black


Sarkar


Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


Viruddh


Paa


The ease with which he has played all the roles is commendable. It is amazing as Auro in Paa. Definitely one of the most influential actors in Bollywood.


Source: B'day Spl: Big B's Best Roles!
Birthday Special: Amitabh Bachchan in many avat

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Well, I think that apart from the amazing people already mentioned, we left out one of the best actors in the history of Indian cinema:
Amitabh Bachchan.

Anand


Zanjeer


Mahaan


Amar Akbar Anthony


Khuda gawah


Shahenshah


Sholay


Agneepath


Don


Paheli


Cheeni kum


Sooryavansham


Mohabbatein


Major Saab


Black


Sarkar


Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


Viruddh


Paa


The ease with which he has played all the roles is commendable. It is amazing as Auro in Paa. Definitely one of the most influential actors in Bollywood.


Source: B'day Spl: Big B's Best Roles!
Birthday Special: Amitabh Bachchan in many avatars

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