80s bollywood actors.
By: CR Chatterji.
Indian films underwent a transformation in the 80s when new actors showed their acting skills and established actors performed character roles. Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol were the main actors who had created an impression in the 80s.
Anil Kapoor on one hand he created his innocent image in films like Mr. India, where he proved that there was comedy conception inherent in him and he had the parts of an action hero also. On the other hand he performed he action films like Tezaab, opposite Madhuri Dixit and created a successful combination with her.
Jackie Shroff, was prominent in the early 80s with successful performances in films like Teri Meherbaniya, Karma, etc. He did well in the film Karma, where he played the role of a prisoner who was given a chance to do some good work by Dilip Kumar in his fight against terrorism. Jackie Shroff was successful in films like Kaash opposite Dimple Kapadia and also featured in many films opposite Anil Kapoor including Ram Lakhan where he played the role of his elder brother.
Sunny Deol created his action image with his first film Betaab which was a musical blockbuster. Gradually he became the leading star in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s films like Ghayal and Damini. He raised his voice against the evil practices of society. In Ghayal he escaped from the jail with four other prisoners and killed all the persons who were involved in killing his brother Raj Babbar and destroying the life of many individuals. His other successful films included Tridev and Vishwatma.
Sanjay Dutt also established himself as an action hero. Although he acted in romantic films like Saajan opposite Madhuri Dixit, he became successful in action films like Sadak. Later on he created the image of Munnabhai and entertained the viewers with his comedy performances.
The legendary performers like Big B, Vinod Khanna were there in the industry in 80s and featured in superhit films like Akhree Rasta, Dayawan, etc. Besides Dilip Kumar showed his versatility in films like Shakti, Karma, Mashal, etc. Most of the films in the 80s were successful and shaped the careers of many actors.