Indian actors who are beyond any award or box office success – Male list

List of best Indian/Bollywood actors, whose work is beyond any award or box office collection – best true real actors of indian cinema.

real best bollywood actors naseeruddin shah irrfan khan pankaj tripathi
List of real best Indian actors | photo : pinterest

Bollywood has always faced criticism for its illogical films and larger than life heroes and stories. But constantly many filmmakers and actors are giving hopes to cinema lover for good quality content as well. Films and artists have always been categories in two ways – one who brings in the money with box office success and one who gets praise and awards from critics.

However, lately the award shows are loosing their credibility for many questionable decisions while many content based small films are breaking records on box office. We can’t say if the game has changed for real because many actors are still not getting the appreciation and respect they deserve in the Industry, while many less talented artists and nonsense films are doing well on box office as well.
But there have been many actors who seems beyond any award or the commercial success of a film. Many of these artists have admitted of not caring for award shows as well, while many expressed their true love for acting and film making not caring about money.
So here is the list of actors with talent, caliber, skills and work that can’t be measured by some award trophy or a hundred/thousand crore film club. 
(The list is not in any order and we tried to keep the list limited to actors who either deserve more recognition or did get recognition but much later in their career).
  1. Naseeruddin Shah.
  2. Om Puri.
  3. Kader Khan.
  4. Anupam Kher.
  5. Paresh Rawal.
  6. Pankaj Kapoor.
  7. Irrfan Khan.
  8. Manoj Bajpayee.
  9. Kay Kay Menon.
  10. Raj Kumar.
  11. Pankaj Tripathi.
  12. Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
  13. Sanjay Mishra.
  14. Rajat Kapoor.
  15. Amrish Puri.
  16. Nana Patekar.
  17. Raghubir Yadav.
  18. Piyush Mishra.
  19. Satish Kaushik.
  20. Saurabh Shukla.
  21. Manoj Pahwa.
  22. Boman Irani.
  23. Vijay Raaz.
  24. Ranvir Shorey.
  25. Asrani.
  26. Johnny Lever.
  27. Mehmood.
  28. Tom Alter.
  29. Gulshan Grover.
  30. Shakti Kapoor.
  31. Pran.
  32. Jagdeep.
  33. Satish Shah.
Do let us know (in comments) about the great actors from regional cinema – Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi and more to include in this list.