The 25 Greatest Male Actors Of The Last Decade In Hindi Cinema (2010 – 2019), Ranked

We’re living in exciting times. The last ten years has been nothing short of a miracle, where filmmakers have been allowed to take risks and tell exciting stories. The biggest catalyst here is the audience. The viewer even has gone to the levels of rejecting the lesser made films to pass on the message that anything that’s mediocre, will not be tolerated. The biggest benefactors of these times are the actors. The actors, both male and female have lapped up the opportunities to showcase their talents. They are not shackling themselves or confining themselves under any kind of boundaries. Better scripts, exciting storylines are allowing them to explore beyond their crafts. 

We, at The Cinemawala, delved deep into the Hindi films of the last decade and came up with some of the greatest performances. This list talks about the twenty-five greatest performances of male actors in Hindi cinema in the last ten years. Performances cannot be ranked but we’ve attempted to do so, looking at the impact the actor has created through his performance.

Honourable Mentions – Equally talented as their contemporaries, these actors and their respective performances who missed the cut by a whisker.

Hrithik Roshan – Arjun Saluja from ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara’

Shashank Arora – Titli from ‘Titli’

Farhan Akhtar – Milkha Singh from ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’

Manav Kaul – Ashok from ‘Tumhari Sulu’

Now to the chosen ones. Read on and do let us know what do you think about it.

1. Manoj Bajpayee

Performance Of The Decade – Sardar Khan From ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’, Professor Siras From ‘Aligarh’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Gali Guleiyan’, ‘Chittagong’, ‘Special 26’, ‘Rajneeti’, ‘Tandav’

2. Rajkummar Rao

Performance Of The Decade – Nutan Kumar from ‘Newton’, Omar Saeed from ‘Omerta’, Shaurya from ‘Trapped’, Pritam Vidrohi from ‘Bareily Ki Barfi’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Citylights’, ‘Shahid’, ‘Aligarh’, ‘Stree’

3. Irrfan Khan

Performances Of The Decade – Saajan Fernandez from ‘The Lunchbox’, Paan Singh from ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, Umber Singh from ‘Qissa’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Talvar’, ‘Karwaan’, ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’, ‘Piku’

4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Performance Of The Decade – Faisal Khan from ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’, Saadat Hasan Manto from ‘Manto’, Ramanna from ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ 

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Badlapur’, ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’

5. Ayushmaan Khurrana

Performance Of The Decade – Aakash from ‘AndhaDhun’, ASI Ayan Ranjan from ‘Article 15’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, ‘Bala’, ‘Dream Girl’, ‘Subh Mangal Sabdhaan’ 

6. Pankaj Tripathy

Performance Of The Decade – Narottam Mishra from ‘Bareily Ki Barfi’, Atma Singh from ‘Newton’, Principal Srivastav from ‘Nil Battey Sannata’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’, ‘Masaan’, ‘Anarkali Of Arrah’

7. Ranveer Singh

Performance Of The Decade – Murad from ‘Gully Boy’, Varun from ‘Lootera’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Bajirao Mastaani’, ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Ram Leela’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘Band Baja Baraat’

8. Shahid Kapoor

Performance Of The Decade – Haider from ‘Haider’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Kabir Singh’, ‘Padmavaat’

9. Ranbir Kapoor

Performance Of The Decade – Janardan Jakhar (JJ) from ‘Rockstar’, Barfi from ‘Barfi’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Jagga Jasoos’, ‘Tamasha’, ‘Sanju’, ‘Rajneeti’

10. Amitabh Bachchan

Performance Of The Decade – Lawyer Deepak Sehgal from ‘Pink’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Shamitabh’, ‘102 Not Out’

11. Aamir Khan

Performance Of The Decade – Mahavir Singh Phogat from ‘Dangal’, Surjan Singh Shekhawat from ‘Talaash’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Dhobi Ghat’, ‘PK’

12. Adil Hussain

Performance Of The Decade – Rajiv from ‘Mukti Bhawan’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Zed Plus’, ‘Ishqiya’, ‘English Vinglish’

13. Sanjay Mishra

Performance Of The Decade – Bauji from ‘Aankhon Dekhi’, Hedu From ‘Kadvi Hawaa’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Masaan’, ‘Angrezi Main Kehte Hain’, ‘Anaarkali Of Arrah’

14. Vineet Kumar Singh 

Performance Of The Decade – Boxer Shravan Kumar Singh from ‘Mukkabaaz’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Ugly’, ‘Bombay Talkies – Murraba’, ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’, ‘Daas Dev’

15. Vicky Kaushal

Performance Of The Decade – Deepak Kumar from ‘Masaan’, Vicky Sandhu/DJ Sandz from ‘Manmarziyaan’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, ‘Love Per Square Foot’, ‘Sanju’, ‘URI’

16. Vijay Raaz

Performance Of The Decade – Aftab from ‘Gully Boy’, Shanti Bhushan from ‘Patakha’,

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Delhi Belly’, ‘Stree’, ‘Dream Girl’, ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’

17. Gulshan Devaiah

Performance Of The Decade – Karate Mani/Jimmy from ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota’, Mandar from ‘Hunterr’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Shaitaan’, ‘Ram Leela’, ‘A Death In The Gunj’

18. Sushant Singh Rajput

Performance Of The Decade – Mahendra Singh Dhoni from ‘MS Dhoni-The Untold Story’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Sonchiriya’, ‘Kedarnath’, ‘Kai Po Che’

19. Ronit Roy

Performance Of The Decade – Bhairav Singh from ‘Udaan’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Ugly’, ‘2 States’, ‘Boss’

20. Ranvir Shorey

Performance Of The Decade – Vikram from ‘Titli’, Vakeel Singh from ‘Sonchiriya’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘A Death In The Gunj’, ‘Happy Ending’

21. Vikrant Massey

Performance Of The Decade – Shutu from ‘A Death In The Gunj’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Lipstick Under The Burkha’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

22. Mohd Zeeshan Ayub

Performance Of The Decade – Murari from ‘Ranjhaanaa’,

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Article 15’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’

23. Vijay Varma

Performance Of The Decade – Moeen from ‘Gully Boy’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Monsoon Shootout’, ‘Pink’

24. Rishi Kapoor

Performance Of The Decade – Rauf Lala from ‘Agneepath’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Do Dooni Chaar’, ‘Mulk’

25. Dhanush

Performance Of The Decade – Kundan from ‘Ranjhanaa’

Other performances to watch out for – ‘Shamitabh’

 

So that was the list of the greatest actors of Hindi films of the last decade. Please do let us know your favourite in the comments section.

12 thoughts on “The 25 Greatest Male Actors Of The Last Decade In Hindi Cinema (2010 – 2019), Ranked

  1. You people missed the brilliant act of Avinash Tiwari in the movie Laila Majnu… He must have been in this list of the greatest 25 performance of the decade…

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  2. SRK-1ST/2ND/3RD
    SALMAN-1ST/2ND/3RD
    AAMIR-1ST/2ND/3RD

    HRITTHIK -4TH/5TH
    ASKHAY-4TH/5TH

    RANBIR- 6TH/7TH/8TH
    RANVEER-6TH/7TH/8TH
    SHAHID-6TH/7TH/8TH

    From last few decades…….

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