Every 90s kid, growing up, has at some point heard his or her parents humming along to some of the evergreen Bolly songs like “Tujhe Dekha toh” and the like. Bollywood has evolved and changed a lot since then, but at the heart of it, the extravagant flamboyance and glamor still resides! And just like Ranveer Singh beating a guy to a pulp with his bare hands, our yesteryear heroes were no less, in their passionate portrayals or acting prowess!

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We bring you the top 5 Bollywood heroes of yesteryear, who, through their roles, became the pathbreaking legends they are considered to be!

Rajesh Khanna

The original “Superstar”, with 74 Golden Jubilee hits under his belt, Rajesh Khanna was perhaps the most versatile actor of Bollywood cinema, never letting a particular role define him, constantly delivering hits after hits after hits!

 

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Nostalgic movie: Anand, starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan

Dilip Kumar

Another brilliant actor from that era, Dilip Kumar was the first to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award. He was known as the Tragedy King, and was called “the ultimate method actor” by Satyajit Ray!

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Nostalgic movie: Leader, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala

Dev Anand

The forever young superstar Dev Anand was as flamboyant in his movies as he was in real life. Awarded the Padma Bhushan Award in 2001, Anand truly was one of the finest actors ever to have graced Indian Cinema!

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Nostalgic movie: Guide, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman

Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt wasn’t just one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema, he was a man far ahead of his time. Extremely selective with his work, his masterpieces with their rich artistic and lyrical content are considered the best of Bollywood’s Golden Age for their ability to strike a chord with the common man.

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Nostalgic movie: Pyaasa, starring Guru Datt and Waheeda Rehman

Raj Kapoor

Probably the most multitalented actor on this list, Raj Kapoor was an Actor, Director, Producer as well as an Editor. The light eyed romantic hero rode into Bollywood cinema, conquering hearts and becoming “the greatest showman of Indian cinema”!

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Nostalgic movie: Awaara, starring Raj Kapoor, Nargis, and Shashi Kapoor
So who is YOUR favorite yesteryear Bollywood hero? Do let us know in the comments!

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