Best Bollywood Actors Of 2018 Who Shaped The Modern Cinema Differently

Best Bollywood Actors Of 2018 Who Shaped The Modern Cinema Differently

18 Mar 19 @ 9:50 AM | By Nancy Gupta

The success of a movie can depend on n number of parameters! But one of the main reason which attracts viewers more is the lead cast, especially the male lead! Every year in Bollywood we witness some amazing and breath-taking performances. 2018, was no less than a blessing for Bollywood film industry as it helped some amazing actors to move forward in their career and it also helped underrated actors to gain recognition and appreciation. The Khans, Kapoors, no longer dominate the industry, as there are a bunch of actors who are way beyond in their acting game!

In 2018, star heroes had to take a fall, as the unconventional actors took all the limelight. Like Salman Khan took a fall with Race 3, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan with Thugs Of Hindostan. While Ayushmann bagged the major part of the audience onto his side with Badhaai Ho and Andhadhun. While Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal had their fair share in the success graphs with their film Stree, Omerta, Sanju and Manmarziyaan. Seems like the new brigade of actors are giving tough competitions to the star heroes.

While, few star heroes, continues roaring at the box office. Ranveer Singh with Simmba and Padmaavat, Akshay Kumar with his all three releases: Pad Man, Gold and 2.0. Let’s take a look at the best Bollywood actors of 2018, who with their performances made us love them even more.

  1. Shahrukh Khan as Bauua Singh in Zero

    Shahrukh Khan proved that he will always be the king of romance even if he is just 3 feet tall! Shahrukh’s 2018 release Zero was a story of incomplete people who cross each other’s paths. SRK romanced two leading ladies of B-Town, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The film was not well received but SRK in the role of a dwarf Bauua Singh was highly celebrated among the fans.

    Shahrukh Khan - Zero
    Shahrukh Khan - Zero
  2. Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt in Sanju

    It is no doubt that Ranbir Kapoor is one gem of an actor. Ranbir had a solo release in 2018 and he smashed the box office with it! Ranbir portrayed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in his biopic Sanju. The way Ranbir got under the skin of the character, it was unbelievable. His resemblance to Sanjay Dutt was uncanny. Ranbir sure did put his soul in the character.

    Ranbir Kapoor - Sanju
    Ranbir Kapoor - Sanju
  3. Ayushmann Khurrana as Akash in Andhadhun

    Ayushmann Khurrana is a gift to the Bollywood film industry! The way he chooses scripts is brilliant. Under his amazing acting shadow, Bollywood has witnessed some great movie and even greater stories. In 2018 Ayushmann appeared in two films Badhaai Ho and Andhadhun and both films went on to leave other star-studded films behind. Ayushmann played the role of a blind piano player who gets tangled up in a murder story!

    Ayushmann Khurrana - Andhadhun
    Ayushmann Khurrana - Andhadhun
  4. Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat

    To think that Ranveer Singh can do anything is apt! He can play a hopeless romantic guy or a dreaded king! Ranveer stunned the audience with his terrific yet terrifying portrayal as Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the film Padmaavat. It has now become Ranveer’s one of the best performance till date!

    Ranveer Singh - Padmaavat
    Ranveer Singh - Padmaavat
  5. Akshay Kumar as Lakshmikant Chauhan in Pad Man

    In recent years Akshay Kumar has emerged as one of the biggest and brightest stars of Bollywood. In 2018, Akki appeared in three films and all of them were blockbuster hits. But the Khiladi stuck the right chord with the audience with his performance in Pad Man. The film was an awareness on menstrual hygiene and was inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham. His recent films have proved that Akshay is a hitmaker for his director and producers.

    Akshay Kumar - Padman
    Akshay Kumar - Padman
  6. Ajay Devgn as Amay Patnaik in Raid

    Inspired by a real-life income-tax raid, the movie Raid is believed to be one of the best films of 2018. One of the main reasons is Ajay Devgn and his action-packed acting. Ajay played the role of Amay Patnaik, an IRS Deputy Commissioner and did a great job again in portraying a powerful character on screen.

    Ajay Devgn - Raid
    Ajay Devgn - Raid
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  8. Rajkummar Rao as Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh in Omerta

    The unconventional actor, Rajkummar Rao is becoming a name to reckon with. In 2018, Rajkummar had two releases Omerta and Stree and he did amaze the viewers with both his films. Omerta, a biopic, had Rajkummar in the role of a British terrorist named Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. The film may not have bagged money at the box office, but it surely was well received at the foreign film festivals.

    Rajkummar Rao - Omerta
    Rajkummar Rao - Omerta
  9. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto in Manto

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui with his excellence bought writer-author, Saadat Hasan Manto, alive on screen with the film Manto. Nawaz in this biopic film showed us the emotions, brilliance and sorrows of the acclaimed writer during the period of the partition of India. Nawaz puts his immense hard work and heart in everything he does, Manto is evident of that.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Manto
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Manto
  10. Varun Dhawan as Danish Walia in October

    Varun Dhawan, the powerhouse of energy and talent, quite amazed audience with his subtle and intense acting in Shoojit Sircar’s slice of life romantic movie October. Varun plays a hotel management trainee who develops an unusual relationship with his colleague who is in the coma.

    Varun Dhawan - October
    Varun Dhawan - October
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  12. Abhishek Bachchan as Robbie Bhatia in Manmarziyaan

    Abhishek Bachchan made his comeback as an amazing actor with Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan. Abhishek played the role of a mature, modest and responsible banker Robbie Bhatia. This triangular love story saw a different version of Abhishek and it was well received by the audience and the critics alike.

    Abhishek Bachchan Manmarziyaan
    Abhishek Bachchan Manmarziyaan
  13. Saif Ali Khan as Rileen in Kaalakaandi

    Saif Ali Khan surprised everyone when he appeared in the dark comedy film Kaalakaandi. Saif played the role of Rileen who upon discovering he has stomach cancer, takes a big leap and tried LSD. The story unfolds in one night and showed how multiple stories were tangled up with each other. In the film, we watched the crazy and dark side of Saif.

    Saif Ali Khan - Kaalakaandi
    Saif Ali Khan - Kaalakaandi
  14. Manoj Bajpayee as Khuddoos in Gali Guleiyan

    There is no doubt in saying, Manoj Bajpayee is one of those underrated actors of Bollywood whom we love for his choice of scripts and his brilliant performances. There is no limit to his talents. Manoj in Gali Guleiyan, a psychological drama movie is his one of the utmost brilliant performance till date.

    Manoj Bajpayee - Gali Guleiyan
    Manoj Bajpayee - Gali Guleiyan