Top 10 Stars of Indian Cinema

by imdb_india_editors | last updated - 3 months ago

Here's a look at the stars who shone brightest in Indian cinema and consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb STARmeter chart in 2018.

*The 10 stars appearing in 2018 Indian films who consistently ranked highest on the IMDbPro weekly STARmeter chart throughout the year. IMDbPro STARmeter rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 250 million unique monthly visitors to IMDb.

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Akshay Kumar

10. Akshay Kumar

This year, Akshay Kumar continued to star in movies with a social message with activist Arunachalam Muruganantham's biopic Padman and the story of a man who won India's first gold medal in Gold. Kumar's third and final release of the year was opposite superstar Rajinikanth in 2.0, where movie fans saw him soar into action as Pakshiraja.

Radhika Apte at an event for Sacred Games (2018)

9. Radhika Apte

With a very packed schedule, Radhika Apte starred in eight titles, across genres and formats releasing online and in cinemas in 2018. The star has the most number of wide releases compared to any other star on this year's top stars list. Her most noteworthy including "Sacred Games," Padman, Andhadhun, and "Lust Stories."

Irrfan Khan at an event for Puzzle (2018)

8. Irrfan Khan

Versatile actor Irrfan Khan amazed fans as a husband blackmailing his wife and her lover in Blackmail and a reluctant driver on a road trip in Karwaan. These out of the box roles made Irrfan Khan a fan favorite on IMDb's Top 10 another year in a row.

Kubbra Sait

7. Kubbra Sait

Kubbra Sait's popularity on IMDb soared with Netflix series "Sacred Games." Her role as Kukoo was groundbreaking, bold and a favorite of IMDb fan's worldwide.

Katrina Kaif

6. Katrina Kaif

From a seductress in the period adventure Thugs of Hindostan to a rock star on the main stage in Zero, Katrina Kaif has two of the biggest-budget movies in Indian cinema in 2018 to her name. Kaif is slated to star in Bharat in 2019.

Salman Khan

5. Salman Khan

Salman Khan starred and produced Race 3, the latest installment in the action franchise. Outside of his role as Shamsher in Race 3, Khan made a cameo appearance in noteworthy films like Zero and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se , engaging his fans. In 2019, the actor will star in the anticipated Bharat opposite co-star Katrina Kaif.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan addressed body shaming and female empowerment as rock star Baby Singh in her 2018 release Fanney Khan, a quirky comedy about a struggling singer who wants to make his daughter a big name in the music industry.

Aamir Khan

3. Aamir Khan

in 2018, Aamir Khan starred in Thugs of Hindostan opposite Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in his career. Khan played a talented con artist, in the big-budget period adventure.

Shah Rukh Khan

2. Shah Rukh Khan

Global icon Shah Rukh Khan will close the year with his role as a Bua Singh in the highly anticipated Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai. Fans are looking forward to seeing the actor's role brought on screen by VFX.

Deepika Padukone

1. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone jumps to the top as the No.1 star in Indian Movies this year, based on IMDb users worlwide. Padukone helmed the throne as the Queen of Mewar in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic Padmaavat.