11 Senior Bollywood Actors Who Have Performed Impeccably And Proved Bollywood Need Actors, Not Stars

Senior Bollywood Actors

The age-old characteristics of being fit for acting are now considered “outdated.” Earlier, you had to be young, beautiful, fair-skinned, slim & trim. However, with time everything has evolved and transformed. Even the definition of a hero has changed. Now, it is not mandatory that the lead actor is the one who is necessarily the hero of the film. Furthermore, senior actors have been working hand in hand with the young lead actors to make the movie a huge success. Whether it is Neena Gupta in Badhaai Do or Sheeba Chaddha in Gully Boy all senior Bollywood actors shine as brightly as the lead actors. Today, we are here to talk about such senior Bollywood actors. Actors who have constantly been giving impeccable performances, one after another. Here is a curated list of 11 such actors. Read on to enlighten yourself.


1. Supriya Pathak

Supriya Pathak

We all know Supriya Pathak from her infamous show Khichdi. How that chirpy Hansa Parekh transformed her role into a serious one is beyond praiseworthy. Furthermore, this senior actor has constantly given plenty of impeccable performances. Be it Toofan, Tabbar, Cartel, Mimi, or Rashmi Rocket, with every performance, she has made a place in our hearts. She was recently seen in Home Shanti as Sarla Joshi. To say that she has been receiving immense praise for her role in this series would be a sheer understatement.


2. Brijendra Kala


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The second senior Bollywood actor to feature on our list is Brijendra Kala. He has done plenty of small but impactful roles. His comic timing is just top-notch. Movies like Sherni, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, and Gulabo Sitab are a testament to it. He has done some popular shows as well like shows like Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein and Life Sahi Hai. Furthermore, what is noteworthy is that now, the actor has about 50 movies to his credit.


3. Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta

When the talk is about senior actors constantly giving brilliant performances, how can we not mention Neena Gupta? She is one of the most talented and active senior Bollywood actors. She has done a great job everywhere, be it shows like Panchayat and Masaba Masaba or movies like Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The actress was last seen in the movie Vadh.


4. Saurabh Shukla


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Saurabh Shukla is one of the most underrated gems, constantly giving up great performances. From Jolly LLB to Baadshah, Taal, to Nayak: The Real Hero, he has done a great job in all his works. Nonetheless, he still has not given the celebration he deserves. Furthermore, his recent works include Bala, Aadhaar, Chhalaang, and Madam Chief Minister, among others.


5. Sheeba Chaddha

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Seeba Chaddha is an iconic actor, and this is an unsaid fact. Be it Badhaai Ho, Mirzapur, Gully Boy, or any of her other work; she molds herself brilliantly in character. Furthermore, her capability to make us feel her character as if it’s completely real is something that deserves great applause.


6. Rajendra Gupta

Rajendra Gupta is, without any doubt, a household name in the Indian entertainment industry. His prominent works include Doordarshan’s Chandrakanta and Oscar-nominated 2001 film Lagaan. Furthermore, he has also worked in the television industry, and his famous works are that of Balika Vadhu and Chidiya Ghar. His recent work was seen in the 2021 film Sooryavanshi.


7. Geetanjali Kulkarni

Geetanjani Kulkarni rose to fame with her super entertaining and thrilling performance in Gullak. She essayed the role of a mother who was both savage and sassy. She further impressed us all again with her powerful role in Aarya as an investigating officer, Sushila Shekhar.


8. Seema Pahwa

Seema Pahwa never fails to showcase the versatility that she possesses in all her works. Be it in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bareilly Ki Barfi, or Shubh Mangal Saavdhan; she amazes everyone with all her work. Furthermore, her most renowned and loved work comes from Gangubai Kathiawadi. Her role was super powerful, and something that was very different from all her other roles.


9. Manoj Pahwa

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We all remember Manoj Pahwa from his super enchanting role in the Office Office. However, even after that show, the actor has constantly given brilliant performances. Dil Dhadakne Do, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, Mimi, Mulk, and Article 15 are to name some of them. His most recent and praised work includes Home Shanti.


10. Sunita Rajwar


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Sunita Rajwar is one of the most talented senior actors who have shown her talent both on the small and big screen. Her prominent works on the small screen include Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Hitler Didi. Furthermore, her works on the big screen include Kedarnath, Stree, Bala, and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. What is worth noting is that he is a National School of Drama (NSD) graduate.


11. Neeraj Kabi


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Neeraj Kabi’s role as DCP Parulkar in the famous show Sacred Games is what gave his acting career great momentum. However, the actor has still given great performances in films like Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Talvar, Monsoon Shootout, Hichki, Once Again, and Sherni, among others.

These are the senior Bollywood actors with whom we came up. Which among them is your favorite? What role of theirs is the most impactful, in your opinion? Do tell us via the comments below. 

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