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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.