Salman, Shah Rukh, Akshay rule Bollywood’s above-40 clan

They are cool, they are handsome, they are the hottest property of Bollywood, but they are all aging.

Call them experienced or simply skillful, Bollywood industry is now ruled by actors who have crossed their 40’s.

Simply, proving to be their best these actors reign the tinsel town with fan following considerably larger that the chocolate boys who have just stepped in.

Here is a sneak peak of these actors who continue to charm their audience despite their age.

Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan began his career with a supporting role in ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’. He hit the jackpot with ‘Main Pyaar Kiya’ and soon became a heartthrob in the early 90’s. The then chocolate boy soon transformed and garnered a major fan following with ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!’ This 46 year old is now completing 24 years in the industry, but his recent impeccable track record makes you think it’s just the beginning for Salman Dabangg’ Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan

Known as the ‘king Khan’ of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has never looked back since he started his acting career. After his successful television stint in ‘Fauji’ and ‘Circus’ he made his debut with ‘Deewana’. SRK’s success rate can be gauged with the number of awards he got -154. SRK acted in different genres of films, but has mostly been applauded for his roles as a romantic hero. 47 year old SRK has also completed over two decades in the industry.

Aamir Khan

The perfectionist Aamir Khan is also in his late 40’s. He gets satisfaction by solely entertaining his audience and does not believe in awards. He has established a brand image of quality as far as movies associated with him. Always putting his best foot forward in every production and character he plays, sets him a class apart from other actors of his age.

Akshay Kumar

His amazing success rate makes Akshay Kumar one of the most bankable actors in the industry. Akshay was once known only for his action movies. He struggled to make a spot for himself. But Akshay re-invented himself as a versatile actor and has been delivering hits one after the other. Akshay, 45, and still going strong as an ‘A’ list actor, he has also turned a producer now.

Ajay Devgn

Forty three year old Ajay Devgn initially went through a rough patch. But his wife Kajol, who is also a highly acclaimed actress, acted like a lucky charm in his life. Devgn soon became one of the most sought after actors in the industry with his high voltage intense roles. His comic timings have also proved him to be a versatile actor.

Saif Ali Khan

Sharmila Tagore’s son Saif Ali Khan was torn apart by critics for his looks, for his acting capabilities when he entered Bollywood. The nawab barely managed to give any hits initially. It was only in the second innings Saif could cement his ground in the industry. This 42 year old actor established himself in the industry with hits and misses and now has his own production house.


  1. rockie_Dabhangg2
    November 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Odd man out – Saif Ali Khan

  2. iitianWay
    November 21, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    srk..from ..award boy …to ward boy..just surving his ailing carrer.

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