2018 has been a year of brilliant films and supremely spectacular performances since the start. In January itself, Bollywood treated us with spell-binding cinema like Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat and went on to give us Padman, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raazi, October, Stree, Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho and others. The year not just gave us phenomenal content to look forward to but there were many actors who were able to write their name in golden letters and make the year be remembered by their name. Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan are just a few names that made sure that 2018 is a year loaded with good cinema and the viewers as well whistled for them with great zeal. So let us go down the memory lane into 2018 and pick out the best actors of Bollywood in 2018.
Ranveer Singh – Padmaavat
There is hardly anything that this man cannot carry with confidence, be it his quirky style statement or the characters he played. This year Ranveer Singh treated his fans with the performance of the year in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat. After being embroiled in controversy for the major part of 2017, the film finally saw the light of the day in 2018 and how. While the spotlight in the movie was on Deepika Padukone as she played Queen Padmavati, it was hard to not appreciate Ranveer for the brilliance he depicted on the big screen.
Ranbir Kapoor – Sanju
While playing an imaginary character is difficult, playing someone else who is known to the world top all the lists of difficulties. But hats off to Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor for stepping into the shoes of Sanjay Dutt has and play him with perfection. Known as Ranbir’s best performance till date, Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju just added to the list of spectacular work the actress has done. Not just the fans, but even the Bollywood celebrities were bowled over with Ranbir’s performance in the much talked about biopic.
Varun Dhawan – October and Sui Dhaaga
Varun Dhawan won millions of hearts with his performances in the Bollywood movies October and Sui Dhaaga. The actor has given many commercial hits in his career but Badlapur changed the way fans looked at him. Now with content driven films like October and Badhaai Ho in his filmography, he known as one of the top actors in Bollywood who has the ability to take on any role with brilliance.
Rajkummar Rao – Stree
Rajkummar Rao is one actor who is getting better and better with each passing day. While he doesn’t have a desire to be in all the superhit films, Rao aspires to be in movies that have a solid connection with an audience and juice for him as a performer. Rao even said, "Content is above everything. The story has to be an important aspect of filmmaking. People are writing good stories and characters. Also, actors are playing characters, they are working hard. It is a welcome change."
Vicky Kaushal – Sanju and Raazi
If you watched Sanju and didn’t thought that you need a friend like Kamli, then why did you even watch it? Vicky Kaushal has been in the industry for almost six years but 2018 not just gave him fame but also gave acceptance in Bollywood to another level. First he starrer in Raazi and became a household name, then Sanju marked his name in stone. Manmarziyaan just added to the already present stars in his life.
Ayushmann Khurrana – Badhaai Ho and AndhaDhun
Man of the season! Ayushmann Khurrana is the name on every other person’s month as 2018 says bye. With AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho, the actor proved it that he is here to stay. The actor claims that the kind of films he is doing are an extension of his street theatre days as they are real and entertaining at the same time and well, who doesn’t like real? 2019 will see more of him in different avatrs and fans can’t wait for it.
Kartik Aaryan – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
The actor who came, performed and became an over night sensation - Kartik aaryan. He was already the crush of many girls when he appeared in two Pyar Ka Punchnama films but Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety gave him the recognition and fame that he always desired. It was his first film to cross the 100 crore mark and not just the critics but megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media to appreciate Kartik's performance. Well, he doesn't need more words after that!
Akshay Kumar – Padman & 2.0
There is hardly any time when Akshay Kumar disappoints us with his performance. the actor has already proved his acting mettle in many films like Airlift, Hera Pheri, Namaste London and others but 2018 was especially his year as he gave the biggest film 2.0 along with south superstar Rajinikanth. While he played the antagonist in the film, there is no denying that he stole away the show completely. Akshay Kumar also charmed the audience with his films Gold and Padman as well. It is interesting how he gives a variety of different films in a single year and leaves the audience wanting for more.
Amitabh Bachchan – 102 Not Out
There is absolutely nothing that megastar Amitabh Bachchan can't do. From playing a small kid with Progeria in Bollywood movie Paa to playing a man much older his age in 102 Not Out, Big B knows how to spread his wings in the sky.
Pankaj Tripathi – Stree and Gurgaon
National award winner Pankaj Tripathi has become the flavour of the season with his mind-blowing performances in movies like Stree and Gurgaon. And if that was not enough, he blew away the minds in the web series Mirzapur. In Stree, as much as people loved Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi won millions of more fans for his epic portrayal of Rudra.
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