Top 100 Iconic Characters In Bollywood Films

Since early days the Hindi film industry has mesmerized audiences with memorable characters in movies. This space is dedicated to iconic characters in Bollywood films.

It takes a versatile actor to portray a strong character in movies. A strong movie script comes to life only when an actor essays the character in his/her own unique way. The Hindi film industry has showcased memorable characters in movies. There are different aspects that bring to life the character an actor portrays in movies. Mannerisms of a character connect with movie audiences. Something an actor conveys through what he says or what he does in movies leave a lasting impression with movie aficionados.

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Dialogues are an important aspect of movies, and often its powerful dialogues that a character in a movie is associated with. Gestures and mannerisms have always been aspects that breathe new life in a character. It’s an actor’s signature mannerisms or dialogue delivery that resurrects a character to new heights. Over the years Bollywood has showcased different types of characters. A powerful character in a script has to be portrayed by an actor with an aesthetic degree of improvisational skill. Movie characters with a strong persona are remembered forever. A movie character portrayed with finesse becomes immortal in the minds and hearts of people. Over the years we have come across powerful movie characters in different movie genres. The space below showcases an epic list of iconic characters in Bollywoood movie.

Mentioned in brackets is the actor who portrayed the character… and the name of the movie.

Top 100 Iconic Characters in Bollywood Films

  1. Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan- Sholay)
  2. Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpayee- Satya)
  3. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Amitabh Bachchan- Agneepath)
  4. Anand (Rakjesh Khanna- Anand)
  5. Mogambo (Amrish Puri- Mr. India)
  6. PK (Aamir Khan- PK)
  7. Albert Pinto (Naseeruddin Shah- Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai)
  8. Raj (Raj Kapoor- Awaara)
  9. Munna Rangeela (Aamir Khan- Rangeela)
  10. The Stupid Common Man (Naseeruddin Shah- A Wednesday!)
  11. Jai -Veeru (Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra- Sholay)
  12. Rani (Kangana Ranaut- Queen)
  13. Raju (Dev Anand- Guide)
  14. Baburao Ganpatrao Apte (Paresh Rawal- Hera Pheri Series)
  15. Munna and Circuit (Munna Bhai Series)
  16. Tara Singh (Sunny Deol- Gadar)
  17. Rancho (Aamir Khan- 3 Idiots)
  18. Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee- Gangs of Wasseypur)
  19. Bhuvan (Aamir Khan- Lagaan)
  20. Chulbul Pnadey (Salman Khan- Dabangg Series)
  21. Raj and Simran (Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge)
  22. Ameeran (Rekha- Umrao Jaan)
  23. Monty (Irrfan Khan- Life In A… Metro)
  24. Babban (Arshad Warsi- Ishqiya and Dedh Ishquiya)
  25. Sher Khan (Pran- Zanjeer)
  26. Raju (Raj Kapoor- Mera Naam Joker)
  27. Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra- Barfi)
  28. Bhashkor (Amitabh Bachchan- Piku)
  29. Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhi (Boman Irani- 3 Idiots)
  30. Crimemaster Gogo (Shakti Kapoor- Andaz Apna Apna
  31. Devdas Mukherjee (Dilip Kumar- Devdas (1955) Shah Rukh Khan (2002)
  32. Geet (Kareena Kapoor- Jab We Met)
  33. Yeshwant Lohar (Nana Patekar- Yeshwant)
  34. Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak- Bheja Fry)
  35. Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Gangs of Wasseypur 2)
  36. Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan- Don)
  37. Ferdinand ‘Fredie’ Pinto (Naseeruddin Shah- Finding Fanny)
  38. Michelle McNally (Rani Mukerji- Black)
  39. Anant Welankar (Om Puri- Ardh Satya)
  40. Siddarth Marathe (Aamir Khan- Ghulam)
  41. Langda Tyagi (Saif Ali Khan- Omkara)
  42. Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji- Mardaani))
  43. Basanti (Hema Malini- Sholay)
  44. Gokul Pandit (Ashutosh Rana- Dushman)
  45. Debraj Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan- Black)
  46. Ajay (Shah Rukh Khan- Baazigar)
  47. Radio Mohan (Salman Khan- Tere Naam)
  48. Lakshmi (Monali Thakur- Lakshmi)
  49. Meghna (Priyanka Chopra- Fashion)
  50. Anthony Gonsalves (Amitabh Bachchan- Amar Akbar Anthony)
  51. Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor- Barfi)
  52. Ramprasad (Amol Palekar- Naram Garam)
  53. Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan- Chak De! India)
  54. Seeta/Geeta (Hema Malini- Seeta Aur Geeta)
  55. Rosie (Waheeda Rehman- Guide)
  56. Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Manjhi- The Mountain Man)
  57. Leela (Deepika Padukone- Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela)
  58. Vidya

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    Bagchi (Vidya Balan- Kahaani)

  59. Madhavi (Konkona Sen Sharma- Page 3)
  60. Shahenshah (Amitabh Bachchan- Shahenshah)
  61. Jordan (Ranbir Kapoor- Rockstar)
  62. Chameli (Kareena Kapoor- Chameli)
  63. Meera (Rani Mukerji- No One Killed Jessica)
  64. Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa- Agneepath)
  65. Shyam (Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Haraamkhor)
  66. Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan- Daar)
  67. Naina (Deepika Padukone- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)
  68. Nagma Khatoon (Richa Chadda- Gangs of Wasseypur)
  69. Ma’am (Urmila Matondkar- Kaun)
  70. Shashi (Sridevi- English Vinglish)
  71. Buddhadev Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan- Cheeni Kum Hai)
  72. Meera (Ayesha Takia- Dor)
  73. Dev (Abhay Deol- Dev D)
  74. Ambar (Preity Zinta- Salaam Namaste)
  75. Krishna (Vidya Balan- Ishqiya)
  76. Vikram (Neil Nitin Mukesh- Johnny Gaddar)
  77. Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor- Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Year)
  78. Isha (Kajol- Gupt)
  79. Ayesha (Konkona Sen Sharma- Wake Up Sid)
  80. Khanna (Mehmood- Bombay To Goa)
  81. Bindu (Smita Patil- Manthan)
  82. Sanjay ‘Sanju’ Singhania (Aamir Khan- Ghajini)
  83. Jaan Mohammad (Vijay Raaz- Dedh Ishqiya)
  84. Chandni (Sridevi- Chandni)
  85. Rakesh Mahadkar (Riteish Deshmukh- Ek Villain)
  86. Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan- The Lunchbox)
  87. Veera Tripathi (Alia Bhatt- Highway)
  88. Charlie and Guddu Sharma (Shahid Kapoor- Kaminey)
  89. Dr. Baldev Chaddha (Annu Kapoor- Vicky Donor)
  90. Choocha (Varun Sharma- Fukrey)
  91. Leni (Kalki Koechlin- Dev D)
  92. Laxmi Devi (Aruna Irani- Beta)
  93. Sonia Roy (Priyanka Chopra- Aitraaz)
  94. Meeta (Parineeti Chopra- Hasee Toh Phasee)
  95. Sabrina (Vidya Balan- No One Killed Jessica)
  96. Veronica (Deepika Padukone- Cocktail)
  97. Asif Merchant (Ranvir Shorey- Bheja Fry)
  98. Commander Bhadra (Ashish Vidyarthi)
  99. Auro (Amitabh Bachchan- Paa)
  100. Ria Jaiswal (Urmila Matondkar- Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya)

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