Best actor in 80’s
Shivaji Ganesan in Tamil
He is one of the legend in Tamil film industry. He also called by the name Nadigar Thillagam. He is referred to as “The Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema”. In a career spanning close to five decades he has acted in nearly 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. His eidetic memory helped him remember his scripts at a glance.
Ganesan was the first Indian film actor to win a “Best Actor” award in an International film festival, Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts ET des Lettres, the President’s Award for Best Tamil Actor on numerous occasions, four Filmfare Awards South and a National Film Award (Special Jury), Dadasaheb Phalke Award,NTR National Award
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
NTR is a well-known Telugu actor, director and producer in many films. He was also actively involved in politics. He was the founder of the Telugu Desam Party in 1982 and served 3 terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1994. For his contribution to Telugu cinema he was Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968.
Dilip Kumar in Hindi
Dilip Kumar is a king of Hindi film industry and the Hindi cinema. He acted nearly 60films.his films are Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961). Due to his performance in 1952 film Daag, he got Filmfare Best Actor Award and became the first Indian actor to receive such prestigious award.
Amitabh Bachchan in Hindi
Amitabh Bachchan is a greatest actor in Hindi film industry and also well known as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. From sixties, he is still considered to be one of the most powerful actors in Bollywood. He has won numerous major awards including four National Film Awards, and fourteen Filmfare Awards. With 36 nominations overall, he has become the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare.
Uttam Kumar in Bengali
Uttam Kumar is a super star in Bengali film industry. He was a talented actor, director, producer, singer and music director. The film Drishtidan was his first released film in 1948. After that, he acted in a number of films but Basu Paribar helped him to get popularity.
Kamal Haasan in Tamil
Kamal Haasan is a Indian actor in almost all the major Indian language films like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. He nearly running 50 years in cinema. He acted more than 150 movies including in all languages. He won several Indian film awards, including four National Film Awards and numerous Filmfare Awards. He is perhaps the one and only Indian actor bagging more than 18 Filmfare awards.
Rajinikanth in Tamil
He is one of the most powerful actors in Indian cinema. His name was enough to attract millions of fans and make a film box-office hit. His way of delivering speech, style and mannerisms helped him to touch his fans heart. Before the entry he had to do all types of odd jobs, including carpenter, coolie, and bus conductor. For sivaji film in 2007 he was paid 26 crore for his role and became the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan. He acted nearly 150 films across various film industries of India and has won a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, including four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor. For his contribution to Indian cinema, he was given to Padma Bhushan in 2000. Except acting, he also worked as a producer and screenwriter.
Mammootty in Malayalam
Mammootty is a big name in Malayalam film industry. He has acted in more than three decades and acted in more than 360 films from 1971. He is the second Indian actor after Prem Nazir to act in the number of lead roles in Indian films. Besides acting in Malayalam films, he also appeared in a few Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. Some of his notable films are Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989), Mathilukal (1990), Ponthan Mada(1994), Vidheyan (1994), and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000).
Mohanlal in Malayalam
Mohanlal is a finest actors in Indian cinema especially in Malayalam. He has spanned more than thirty years in the film industry and acted over hundreds of films and received numerous awards, including four Indian National Film Awards and one Award for Best Film as producer along with six Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor.He was given to India’s fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri, award for his contribution to Malayalam film industry.
Chiranjeevi in Telugu
Chiranjeevi is a Megastar in Telugu film industry. He is also widely regarded as “Megastar” in the media. This macho man is well known for his extraordinary dances and fights. He started getting fame with the 1981 film Initilo Ramayya Vidhilo Krishnayya. He has acted different types of characters and won numerous awards.He has already taken retirement from acting and now keeping his life busy in politics and humanitarian works.