Creativity is predominantly a part of the day to day life of the Indian masses. The film industry, too, has oodles of talented personalities. In fact the Indian film personalities comprise Indian actors, actresses, directors, film producers, musicians, choreographers, playback singers, lyricists, scriptwriters and a host of other technicians. Indian cinema is one of the largest entertainment industries in the entire world. Hence, the functioning of such a huge industry depends on several set of people. While Mumbai is the hub of filmmaking there are regional filmdoms as well. The eminent Indian film personalities have risen to international fame inspite of linguistic, regional and religious barriers. In contemporary India who does not know Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, RD Burman or AR Rahman!
Needless to say cinema requires team endeavour. This team constitutes the scriptwriter, screenplay writer, director, art director, producer, musician, lyricists and a group of performers. Indian film personalities, such as, Guru Dutt, Gemini Ganeshan, Raj Kapoor, Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen and others have enriched the Indian film industry with their outstanding talent. While the inception of cinema in India occurred after it happened in the West, the industry grew slowly but steadily. The passion, love, dedication and perseverance with which the Indian film personalities have made films are unprecedented. These people have weathered all conditions to make movies. The Indian film industry (Bollywood) is full of such tales that mirror the commitment of the Indian film personalities. They are innovative, intelligent and never shy away from experimenting with the cinematic forms.
Indian cinema has always remained true to its cultural heritage. It has often held a mirror to depict the changing societal norms. All these have been possible because the Indian film personalities have readily walked an extra mile to educate the masses while entertaining them. They have always come out of their shells for spreading social awareness and even organised movements. While some took to the streets others penned down opinions, composed poetry and songs to spread mass awareness. Indian movie actors and actresses are worshipped like idols and are often seen as role models. In fact the popularity of the Indian film personalities remains unmatched.