(Last Updated on : 17/08/2009)
He enters the screen like a tempest, flirts with finesse, courts his lady love with panache, protects her from the wicked, suffers the pangs of separation and eventually he is rewarded with reunion by providence. Well, still wondering who he is! He is the movie actor and the Indian actors are in no way dissimilar. In India movie actors are role models. The masses love their idols to the extent of worshipping them. In return the Indian actors have continually striven to entertain their fans to the utmost. Being a vast country there are several film industries within the sub continent and the Indian actors in these industries are truly gifted.
In accordance to Indian parameters a hero is virtuous; he can sing, dance, fight, emote, romance, has a good sense of humour and is blessed with rakish good looks. In these films they are instrumental in delivering poetic justice. However with time such a notion has undergone a huge change. Instead of being a larger than life character the Indian actors enact characters that are more real, more believable. Such a transformation had been observed in the 1970s when Indian films were made with heroes who represented the common man. With time other changes seeped in. the hero was no longer the epitome of righteousness. `To err is human` and he, too, is no longer invincible. Apart from playing the hero`s role the Indian actors have experimented with several pathbreaking roles. While one actor has the courage to play the anti hero at the peak of his career, another Indian actor explored the comic genre.
Indian cinema, thus, presents a wide variety of proficient artists in the form of
: The Hindi film industry or Bollywood is star studded. Some of the biggest stars in Indian cinema glitter in the sky of Bollywood. These actors are talented enough to deal with films in almost all the genres. The Bollywood comedians and Bollywood villains have also left an indelible mark on the minds of the audiences.
: Whether it is a fight sequence or an intense emotional scene these Indian actors deliver their performances superbly. The Tamil actors are also popular for their dances and versatility.
: A talented lot of actors have taken the Telugu film industry towards success. The likes of Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Mohan Babu are talented enough to shuffle successfully between both art and commercial films.
: These Indian actors have delivered some of the most memorable performances in the history of Indian cinema. From the very inception of films the Marathi actors have contributed towards this artistic medium.
: Indian actors like Mohanlal, Mammotty and others performed consistently and entertained the audiences. Some of the greatest accolades had been brought home by these actors.
: From mythological films to the hardcore commercial movies, every genre of Indian cinema has been explored by the Kannada actors.
: Award winning actors hail from the land of Bengal. Chhabi Biswas, Ashok Kumar, Uttam Kumar, Anil Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Prasenjit, Jeet and a host of other Indian actors continually experimented with commercial and offbeat films. These actors are responsible to a large extent for making Bengali films known globally.
: With a passion for art and films the Oriya actors are popular for their histrionic skills. The efforts of such Indian actors have helped the Oriya film industry to figure in Indian cinema.
: These actors in Assam mainly hail from stage. Actors like Phani Sarma are still remembered for their contribution to Indian cinema.
In India cinema is associated with passion. The passion for filmmaking is quite apparent in the Indian actors. Their love for the medium does not allow them to suppress their talents to a single film industry. Overcoming the barrier of language they reach out to the audience and appear in films of different language.