Bollywood is recognized the world over. Even the more cinematic progressive countries are aware of the reach of Bollywood movies worldwide
With the arrival of internet, the consumption of international films, specially Hollywood films has grown multi-folds in India. Thus, making the comparison between Hollywood and Bollywood inevitable.
Sure, the talent pool of Bollywood is not as large as Hollywood however by it’s own parameters, Bollywood has come a long way.
Thus for all you film fans, we’ve drawn comparisons between actors from the two industries. This may not mean that the actors corresponding to each other are as good as each other. What we’ve done is that we’ve taken a Hollywood actor and selected a Bollywood actor that comes closest to their Hollywood counterpart, based on talent, body of work and audience reception.
Disclaimer: This list is only for actors and thus should not be scrutinized for leaving out actresses. We will cover actresses in a separate list.
So, here are 15 Bollywood actors and their Hollywood counterparts, according to us:
1. Aamir Khan – Leonardo DiCaprio
2. Shah Rukh Khan – Tom Hanks
3. Amitabh Bachchan – Morgan Freeman
4. Akshay Kumar – Tom Cruise
5. Salman Khan – Vin Diesel
6. Ranbir Kapoor – Ryan Gosling
7. Hrithik Roshan – Bradley Cooper
8. Naseeruddin Shah – Al Pacino
9. Shahid Kapoor – Matt Damon
10. Ajay Devgn – Will Smith
11. Sanjay Dutt – Nicholas Cage
12. John Abraham – Chris Hemsworth
13. Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Daniel Day-Lewis
14. Irrfan Khan – Robert Downey Jr.
15. Farhan Akhtar – Ben Affleck