Vaibhavi V Risbood, TNN | Apr 23, 2013, 12.00 AM IST
Dev Anand: Evergreen Dev Anand with his charismatic persona ruled hearts for decades. His innocence and honest looks was to die for and became one of the most sought after romantic hero of his era.
Dharmendra: Dharmendra known as He-Man of Bollywood enthralled the industry and audience with his intense persona. The actor ruled the box office in 70s and 80s with his acting caliber and his masculine personality which made girls go gaga. Even the dream girl of B’town was bewitched by the true jatt of Punjab and eventually tied the knot with him.
Rajesh Khanna: The first superstar of Indian cinema had everything in his favour. The epitome of romance in Bollywood had girls going crazy for mere one look of his. He became the ultimate god of romance with his charming looks and engrossing talent.
Amitabh Bachchan: Call him Shahenshah of Bollywood or the angry young man Amitabh Bachchan is the ultimate mega star of the industry. The actor faced lot of criticism during his nascent stage emerged to be the iconic name. His immense contribution to the industry makes him the most admirable man of the era.
Rishi Kapoor: Belonging to the family of Kapoors, charm was inherent quality in this lad. Started career as a child artist, Rishi went from chubby to cute. His good looks fetched him innumerable romantic hits and his killer smile still makes him one of the most adorable Kapoors.
Sanjay Dutt: The guy, who changed the definition of action in Bollywood -Sanjay Dutt became the khalnayak of B’town. His eyes, voice and his walk left an everlasting impact on his fan in 80s. The controversial actor went through a lot of trials and tribulations still has a popular fan following amongst the people of all ages.
Feroz Khan: Also known as Clint Eastwood of the East, Feroz Khan was considered the ultimate style icon in Bollywood. His dynamic screen presence and strong dialogue delivery made him stand out Hero of the 80’s.
Vinod Khanna: The multifaceted actor Vinod Khanna was known for his strong screen presence. With his retro look and fashion sense, he soon became the fashion icon of late70s and early 80s.
Arjun Rampal: From setting the ramp on fire to the silver celluloid, Arjun Rampal has mesmerized his admirers in every domain. The actor’s personality and good looks made him one of the most handsome B-town residents.
Jackie Shroff: His chauvinistic looks and iconic moustache made him one of the hottest men. His macho looks and bindaas attitude made him a star overnight.
Shammi Kapoor: Yaahoo Kapoor with his exuberant dance moves and expressions took the Bollywood fraternity by storm. His classy acting and massive poise in his personality made him a standout superstar of his era.
Akshay Kumar: The Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood inspired many with his looks and a body to cry for. From being the ultimate action superstar to romancing the beauties of Bollywood, Akki has done it all. Diet and sleep plays an important role in Akshay’s lifestyle which makes him one of the fitness models.
Salman Khan: The one and only Dabangg Khan of Bollywood need no introduction in this list. He is one actor, who has a fan club which crosses all ages. The man with great looks, perfect physique and immensely attractive personality was voted seventh best looking man in the world by People Magazine. He is still the most eligible bachelor in the industry.
Hrithik Roshan: The Greek god of B’town known for his dancing skills has become one of the most talented actors in the industry. His toned body, intense voice, doe-eyed personality gained him many fans all across the globe.
John Abraham: The model white washed his image with his negative portrayal in Dhoom 2 and became the hot favorite of many from the industry. His looks, perfect body and dimpled smile made girls find their ideal hero in the model.
Aamir Khan: Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood challenges the set defined characteristics of an ideal hunk. The actor who gave new meaning to the chocolate boy image in the industry still manages to beat the clock and gives the other handsome competitors run for their money.
Ranbir Kapoor: The Kapoor lad who is blessed with box office success as well as critical acclaim has girls and women drooling over him. With so many hits under his kitty, the actor manages to look different in his every film.
Contributed by: Srinjan Bhowmick