Can You Name All These Famous Bollywood Stars?

By: Sameena Mughal
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Amitabh Bachchan This Bollywood star was known as the "angry young man." Can you name him?
Shashi Kapoor
Vinod Khanna
Amitabh Bachchan
Big B's iconic status started with "Zanjeer," and his fiery performance as a rebel police officer. He followed it up with "Namaak Haraam" and cemented his "angry young man" title.
Dev Anand

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Madhubala This Bollywood diva performed the iconic song "Pyar To Kiya Darna Kya." Who is she?
Waheeda Rahman
Madhubala
This song was the only part of the original film that was shot in Technicolor. Shooting this song alone cost 10 million rupees. At the time (in the late '90s), entire films were shot for under a million!
Nargis
Babita

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Aamir Khan Who is this star of the Oscar-nominated "Lagaan"?
Aamir Khan
"Lagaan" was the first film ever produced by Aamir Khan. He pierced his ears and wore earrings to play the villager Bhuvan. The original cut of the film lasted over seven hours, and the final cut that made it to theaters was just under four.
Akshay Khanna
Ashmit Patel
Sanjay Kapoor

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Anil Kapoor He appeared in "Slumdog Millionaire." Who is he?
Jackie Shroff
Bobby Deol
Arvind Swamy
Anil Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice to play the "Kaun Banega Crorepati?" host in the film before Anil Kapoor stepped in. Kapoor actually appeared on the show and won 5,000,000 rupees for charity.

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Deepika Padukone This actress made her Bollywood debut in "Om Shanti Om." Can you name her?
Anushka Sharma
Deepika Padukone
The film's director, Farah Khan, thought Deepika Padukone's Hindi diction was so poor in her original screen test she turned the sound off. She was cast anyway, and the filmmakers dubbed her sound in some scenes.
Alia Bhatt
Katrina Kaif

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Hrithik Roshan This heartthrob made our hearts go "Dhoom!" Can you tell us his name?
Harman Barweja
Shahid Kapur
Hrithik Roshan
The filmmakers moved the exciting train sequence in "Dhoom 2" from Rajasthan to Namibia. You would think it would be hot in the desert, but it was actually only a little over 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
Vivek Oberoi

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Priyanka Chopra Who is this "Quantico" star who had her start in Bollywood?
Priyanka Chopra
One of Priyanka Chopra's co-stars gave her an interesting nickname while shooting for a film: "piggy chops." The slim actress and former Miss World (and newly married to pop star Nick Jonas), it seems, has a fondness for food.
Lara Dutta
Sushmita Sen
Bhumika Chawla

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Shah Rukh Khan He was the one with heart in "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge." Can you name him for us?
Sunny Deol
Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan almost didn't make this Bollywood blockbuster because of his previous roles playing negative characters. He wasn't comfortable playing a lover boy. We're all glad he changed his mind!
Karan Johar
Sunil Shetty

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Raj Kapoor This "Mera Naam Joker" star was one of the brightest stars in the Bollywood universe. Who is he?
Guru Dutt
Ashok Kumar
Johnny Walker
Raj Kapoor
As if "the greatest showman" isn't enough of a title, two major publications named Raj Kapoor "Best Director of the Millenium" and "Showman of the Millenium." India Post also made a stamp with his face on it.

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Dimple Kapadia This "Bobby" actress made her film debut when she was only 16. Can you name her?
Jaya Prada
Mumtaz
Dimple Kapadia
Although "Bobby" made her a breakout star, Dimple Kapadia left films after marrying Bollywood star Rajesh Khanna who was 15 years older. After separating from him, she starred in "Saagar."
Smita Patil

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Saif Ali Khan What is the real name of the "Chote Nawab"?
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is literally Bollywood royalty because his father, cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was also the Nawab or ruler of Bhopal. After his passing, Saif assumed the title.
Emraan Hashmi
Kay Kay Menon
Milind Soman

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Ranbir Kapoor Who is this "Rockstar" Bollywood actor?
Vivek Oberoi
Arjun Rampal
Ranbir Kapoor
Sometimes, you need the perfect hair for the perfect shot. The filmmakers opted to shoot the film "Rockstar" in reverse because they wanted to make sure Ranbir's hairstyle would stay intact.
Varun Dhawan

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Kareena Kapoor This "Heroine" is a Bollywood legacy. Who is she?
Lara Dutta
Kareena Kapoor
A true heroine has to have the clothes. It's reported that Kareena Kapoor had 130 dresses from international designers and that her wardrobe was the most expensive ever for a Bollywood film.
Alia Bhatt
Jacqueline Fernandez

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Dilip Kumar Who is this classic Bollywood hero who was the original "Devdas"?
Dilip Kumar
With films like "Arzoo," "Deedar," "Daag" and "Devdas," Dilip Kumar earned the nickname The Tragedy King of Bollywood. He also tied with Shah Rukh Khan for the most Filmfare awards, winning eight.
Dharmendra
Jeetendra
Pran

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Madhuri Dixit This Bollywood beauty and "Khalnayak" star is also a classically trained dancer. What's her name?
Raveena Tandon
Juhi Chawla
Twinkle Khanna
Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit has made many songs famous with her captivating dance moves. One of her most famous, "Choli Ke Peeche," raised controversy and was protested by about 42 political parties around India.

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Ameesha Patel Can you tell us the name of this actress who debuted in "Kaho Naa ... Pyaar Hai"?
Shraddha Kapoor
Dia Mirza
Ameesha Patel
Ameesha Patel impressed in her first film, "Kaho Naa ... Pyaar Hai." But the film itself has a unique distinction: It made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2002 for most awards for a movie, with a whopping 92.
Mahima Chaudhry

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Amjad Khan Who is the actor who played the "Sholay" villain, Gabbar Singh?
Prem Chopra
Amjad Khan
A popular Bollywood villain, Amjad Khan played the most iconic villain with the character of Gabbar Singh. Believe it or not, he was almost fired from the movie because the scriptwriter thought his voice was too weak.
Feroz Khan
Randhir Kapoor

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Kajol Can you name this actress who made her comeback in "Dilwale"?
Kajol
Kajol took a break from acting. and made her comeback with "Dilwale." Despite her and Shah Rukh Khan being one of the most beloved couples in the history of Hindi cinema, she was not the first choice for the role.
Manisha Koirala
Sonakshi Sinha
Kashmira Shah

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Aishwarya Rai This former Miss World knew how to move to the beat in "Taal." What is her name?
Parineeti Chopra
Vidya Balan
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai was not the first (or even second!) choice for the role of Mansi in "Taal." Mahima Chaudhry was the first choice, but when she violated her contract, Manisha Koirala was the second choice, not Ash.
Sonali Bendre

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Nargis Who is this "Mother India" star?
Vijayathimala
Nutan
Meena Kumari
Nargis
Even though Nargis played Sunil Dutt's mother in "Mother India," their chemistry jumped off the screen. They married soon after the movie was made. The film was the first Oscar nomination for an Indian film.

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Ranveer Singh This hero of "Simmba" is a king of period films. What's his name?
Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh and director Rohit Shetty's "Simmba" is a record-breaker in the Hindi film industry. It's Shetty's highest-grossing film to date, and it's Singh's biggest opening movie.
Fardeen Khan
Siddharth Malhotra
Arjun Kapoor

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Abhishek Bachchan Do you know the name of this son of superstars who made his film debut in "Refugee"?
Imran Khan
Pulkit Samrat
Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan's first film didn't make a big splash because of the inevitable comparison to his father. Later, he received high praise and critical acclaim with the movie "Guru."
Randeep Hooda

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Salman Khan He has been the "Sultan" of Bollywood for decades. Can you tell us his name?
Kunal Khemu
Abhay Deol
Farhan Akhtar
Salman Khan
Since many of the fight scenes in the movie are real, Salman Khan went through some of his toughest training to prepare for his role as a wrestler. He could train for up to six hours a day!

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Katrina Kaif This stunner drove us all crazy with "Sheila Ki Jawani." Do you know her?
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif has made it big in Bollywood despite not being fluent in Hindi and the other languages of India. Her voice was dubbed in most of the movies she worked in until "New York."
Kangana Ranaut
Gauri Khan

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Hema Malini Who is this "Dream Girl"?
Tanuja
Asha Parekh
Rakhee Gulzar
Hema Malini
Hema Malini was more than "India's Dream Girl." She could give you the glamorous, beautiful diva, but she could actually act, too. She rode horses, danced on shrapnel and fought bad guys.

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John Abraham Do you know this superstar who made our hearts race in "Race 2"?
Shahid Kapoor
John Abraham
John Abraham is another model turned actor who found success in Bollywood. His Hindi diction wasn't perfect, and, like some other model-actors, his first film ("Jism") dubbed his voice.
Emran Hashmi
Kunal Kapoor

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Rani Mukherjee She made us cry in her breakthrough role in "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai." What is her name?
Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee isn't just a beautiful diva; she's a major talent. This former model and trained Odissi dancer won two acting Filmfare awards for playing a deaf-mute woman in “Black.”
Konkana Sen Sharma
Farah Khan
Deepti Naval

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Akshay Kumar Can you tell us who this "International Khiladi" is?
Aditya Roy Kapoor
Tiger Shroff
Uday Chopra
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar has the nickname "Khiladi Kumar." He got it because he has made eight films with the word "Khiladi" somewhere in the title. He definitely knows the Bollywood game, as he ranked No. 12 on the Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List of 2016.

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Rishi Kapoor Who is this Bollywood Romeo who has been romancing filmgoers since "Bobby"?
Shatrughan Sinha
Rakesh Roshan
Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor has acted in over 100 romantic movies in his career, but that doesn't stop him from being a prankster. He was constantly playing pranks on his wife, Neetu Singh, on set.
Raj Kumar

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Bipasha Basu It's no secret everyone loves this "Raaz" star. Can you name her?
Sameera Reddy
Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu was still new to films when she made "Raaz." It went on to become the second-highest-grossing film of 2002 after "Devdas" and brought the horror genre back to Bollywood.
Esha Gupta
Amrita Rao

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Sonam Kapoor Who is this "Saawariya" star?
Ayesha Takia
Nargis Fakhri
Asin
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor was more interested in writing and directing when she first entered films. She even assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in "Black." Then he convinced her to do "Saawariya."

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Ajay Devgan Can you name this actor who played the tragic "Omkara"?
Aftab Shivdasani
Akshay Kapoor
Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan did five movies with his "Omkara" co-star Vivek Oberoi. By the time they did this movie, Devgan had made him his assistant when he played pranks on people on the set of the film.
Arbaaz Khan

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Dev Anand Can you tell us the name of this evergreen hero from "Kala Pani"?
Dev Anand
Dev Anand produced and acted in "Kala Pani." His double-duty paid off when the movie won him the Filmfare Best Actor award that year. The Bollywood legend starred in over 110 films in his long career.
Bharat Bhushan
Joy Mukherjee
Rajendra Kumar

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Shammi Kapoor You can call him a "Junglee" if you want to, but can you tell his name?
Kishore Kumar
Shammi Kapoor
"Junglee" was one of Shammi Kapoor's most beloved movies. He went on to make "Bluffmaster" with his "Junglee" co-star Saira Banu. Years later, he played her father in the film "Zameer."
Raj Babbar
Kader Khan

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Manoj Kumar His love was "Patthar Ke Sanam," but he wasn't. Who is this classic Bollywood actor?
Randhir Kapoor
Vinod Mehra
Sanjay Khan
Manoj Kumar
One of Manoj Kumar's co-stars from "Patthar Ke Sanam," Waheeda Rehman, was not fond of the movie's screenplay. Since Kumar was also known as a writer, she wanted her co-star to rewrite it.

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Zeenat Aman She ushered in the age of the modern woman in Hindi cinema. Who is this "Qurbani" actress?
Simi Garewal
Parveen Babi
Zeenat Aman
Despite her model looks, Zeenat Aman was a serious actress who became known for bold roles. In the films "Dhund" and "Roti Kapada Aur Makaan," her characters weren't the perfect Bollywood glamour doll.
Jaya Bhaduri

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Waheeda Rehman Do you know the name of this classic "Guide" star?
Waheeda Rehman
By the time "Guide" came Waheeda Rehman's way in 1965, she was an established star. People said her role as a woman who leaves her husband for her lover would ruin her. They were wrong!
Suraiya
Nalini Jaywant
Sharmila Tagore

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Malaika Arora Who is the "Chaiyya, Chaiyya" girl?"
Shamita Shetty
Malaika Arora
Starting as an MTV India VJ, Malaika Arora made her way to the Hindi film industry in the '90s. She will always be remembered as the dancer on the train making moves in "Chaiyya, Chaiyya."
Lisa Haydon
Yana Gupta

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Mallika Sherawat She turned heads for all her kissing scenes in "Khwahish." Who is she?
Neha Dhupia
Minissha Lamba
Amrita Arora
Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat made her film debut in "Jeena Sirf Mere Liye" with her real name, Reema Lamba. After the name change, she rocked the industry with films like "Murder" and "Pyar Ke Side Effects."

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Urmila Matondkar You know her for "Rangeela," but do you know her real name?
Tabu
Karishma Kapoor
Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar's breakthrough movie "Rangeela" happened because of the film "Drohi" she did with the director, Ram Gopal Verma. One day, he asked her to dance without a choreographer. She did so well that he cast her for "Rangeela."
Nandita Das

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