20 Most Popular Young Bollywood Actors Of 2024

Most Popular Young Bollywood Actors
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Hey guys! In today’s post, we are going to consider the most popular young actors from Bollywood. Indian cinema has been entertaining and ruling the hearts. Apart from directors, writers, and producers, there have been actors who are the driving force behind it. They are popular for their determination to the roles. Sometimes, they have to transform their physique for specific roles. While some roles demand more dedication than anyone expects.

Indian actors like Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, SRK, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Govinda, have established themselves as prominent actors. Young Bollywood actors have also been solidifying themselves in the industry with their outstanding performances. However, some actors got success earlier doing fewer hit films, unlike others who struggle to make the waves. Here we have compiled a list of the 20 most popular Young actors in Bollywood. From famous stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan to emerging actors Ishaan Khatter and Vikrant Massey, we have included twenty successful actors. Without further discussion, let’s explore the list, here we go.

1- Ishaan Khatter

Young Bollywood actors: Ishaan Khatter

Ishaan Khatter is a young actor born to Neeliza Azeem and Rajesh Khatter. He is the half-brother of Shahid Kapoor. Interestingly, his first film appearance was Life Ho Toh Aisi! as a child artist which starred Shahid Kapoor in the lead role. Beyond the Clouds marked his debut as an actor. It earned him a Filmfare Award and an International Bosphorus Film Festival Award.

Apart from that, He appeared in the BBC miniseries A Suitable Boy alongside actress Tabu. Ishaan starred in the action film Khaali Peeli, the comedy horror Phone Bhoot, the romantic drama Dhadak, the short film Fursat, and the war drama Pippa.

2- Vikrant Massey

Vikrant Massey

Vikrant Massey is one of the most famous young actors in Bollywood. He began his career with television series like Dharam Veer and Balika Vadhu. His first big-screen appearance was in the 2013 film Lootera. Afterward, he appeared in supporting roles in films like Chhapak, Half Girlfriend, Dil Dhadakne Do, and Mumbaikar.

His recent hit film was “12th Fail,” where he portrayed a commendable role. He earned a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Massey appeared in the hit web series, including Mirzapur, Broken But Beautiful, Made In Heaven, and Criminal Justice.

3- Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan is a Bollywood actor who started modeling while pursuing engineering. His first debut appearance was Luv Ranjan’s rom-com Pyar Ka Punchnama. He delivered a seven-minute-long monologue in the sequel film Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. He won the Stardust Award for the Best Comic role in Pyar Ka Punchnama 2.

However, he rose to prominence with the 2018 movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety starring alongside Nusrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh. His other popular films include Luka Chuppi, Love Aaj Kal, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Satyaprem Ki Katha, and Bhool Bhulaiya 2.

4- Abhimanyu Dassani

Young Bollywood actors: Abhimanyu Dassani

Another young actor on the list is Abhimanyu Dassani. He is born to actress Bhagyashree and Himalaya Dassani. He made his big screen debut with the film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. The movie earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He next acted in a lead role in Meenakshi Sundareshwar opposite Sanya Malhotra.

Abhimanyu later starred in the action comedy movie Nikamma alongside Shirley Satia and Shilpa Shetty and in the comedy-drama film Aankh Micholi with Mrunal Thakur. He made cameo appearances in films, “Monica, O My Darling” and “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.”

5- Harsh Vardhan Kapoor

Harsh Vardhan Kapoor

Harsh Vardhan Kapoor is a Bollywood actor and film producer. He is the son of the prominent actor Anil Kapoor. He pursued screenwriting at Chapman University and worked as an Assistant Director on Bombay Velvet. Harshvardhan made his acting debut with the film Mirzya. He then appeared in the vigilante drama film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.

Furthermore, Harsh Vardhan made a cameo appearance, in the Netflix movie AK vs AK, alongside Anil Kapoor. He won multiple awards for his roles in the films Mirzya and Thar.

6- Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff is one of the most popular young Bollywood actors. He was born actors Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Dutt. The actor made his debut appearance in the film Heropanti. It earned him various awards, including an IIFA and Filmfare Awards. His next film was Baaghi which was also a commercial success.

However, its sequel Baaghi 2 became one of the top-grossing films of the year. Tiger also acted in the romantic drama Student of the Year 2 alongside Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey. His other hit movies include War with Hrithik Roshan and Baaghi 3 with Shraddha Kapoor.

7- Siddhant Chaturvedi

Young Bollywood actors: Siddhant Chaturvedi

Next up on the list is none other than Siddhant Chaturvedi. He always wanted to do acting not as a profession, but it was his passion. He appeared in Life Sahi Hai’s web series (2016), streaming on Zee5. Later on, Siddhant played the role of Prashant in the series Inside Edge.

Siddhant debuted his film with a supporting role in the blockbuster Gully Boy. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other notable films include Phone Bhoot, Gehraiyan, and Kho Gaye Hum Kahan. Siddhant was ranked among the Times of India’s list of the most desirable men in 2019 and 2020.

8- Sooraj Pancholi

Sooraj Pancholi

Sooraj Pancholi is a young emerging actor. He was born to Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. His parents are actors too. Before starting his acting career, he worked as an assistant director in a few films. His first feature film was Hero which was released in 2015.

Moreover, he won a Filmfare Award for Best Newcomer. In 2019, his second movie Satellite Shankar was released. He portrayed the role of an Indian Army Officer Shankar. Besides that, Sooraj has appeared in music videos like “GF BF” and “Dim Dim Lights”. His dance moves and expressions in GF BF were quite amazing.

9- Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

The Student of The Year actor Varun Dhawan is a Bollywood actor. He worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on “My Name Is Khan.” He first appeared in Karan Johar’s “Student Of The Year”. Varun gained popularity for his rom-com roles in Man Tera Hero, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and Judwaa 2.

His other hit films include Badlapur, ABCD 2, Dilwale, Bhediya, Coolie No.1, and Street Dancer 3D. Furthermore, he is the only actor in Bollywood history to have nine consecutive films from the start of his career that have been commercially successful.

10- Ayushmaan Khurana

Young Bollywood actors: Ayushmaan Khurana

Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana was born Nishant Khurrana in Chandigarh. He used to act in theatres during his college days. He is the winner of the second season of MTV Roadies. After hosting several television shows, he made his acting debut with the film Vicky Donor. He is popular His portraits of everyday folks who defy societal standards.

Apart from that, he is also a singer. Ayushmaan won several accolades including the Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, and ITA Awards. He won a National Film Award in the Best Actor category for his film Andhadhun. Badhai Ho, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, Bala, and Article 15 are some of his exceptional movies.

11- Siddharth Malhotra

Siddharth Malhotra

Siddharth Malhotra is a Bollywood actor who was born in Delhi. He started his career with television shows. Afterward, he worked as an assistant director and made his acting debut with the film “Student of the Year”. Afterward, he appeared in some hit films including Hasee Toh Phasee, Kapoor & Sons, and Ek Villain.

Siddharth portrayed the role of Indian Army officer Vikram Batra in the biographical film Shershah. He married the film’s co-star Kiara Advani in 2023. Times magazine included him in its list of Most Desirable Men several times. Siddharth became India’s sixth most-searched personality on Google in 2023.

12- Ahan Shetty

Ahan Shetty

Ahan Shetty is a Bollywood actor born to actor Sunil Shetty and Mana Shetty. His sister Athiya Shetty is also an actress. He made his acting debut with the film Tadap in 2021. Tadap is an action romance movie starring Ahan and Tara Sutaria in lead roles. It is a remake of the Telugu movie RX 100.

Moreover, Ahan Shetty put on 11 kg weight for his role in the film. Tadap earned him accolades including the International Indian Film Academy and Iconic Gold Awards.

13- Adarsh Gaurav

Young Bollywood actors: Adarsh Gaurav

Adarsh Gourav Bhagavatula is a popular actor. His first film appearance was in My Name Is Khan where he portrayed young Shahrukh. He has appeared in several television series like Leila, Hostel Daze, and Guns & Gulaabs. He has also acted in short films including “Who Killed My Valentine?”, “Toothache”, and “Kiss”.

Apart from that, Adarsh worked in the international anthology film “Madly”. in Sridevi’s film Mom, he played a negative role as well. He portrayed the role of Balram Halwai in the film “The White Tiger” and Neil Pereira in “Kho Gaye Hum Kahan”.

14- Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal is a young and talented Bollywood actor born in Mumbai. He began his acting career playing minor roles in films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Bombay Velvet. He portrayed the lead role in the movie Masaan. Vicky rose to prominence with the film Love per Square Feet.

Later, he played the role of a Pakistani army officer in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. He featured in the blockbuster film Sanju as a supporting actor. Vicky next played the role of army officer in Uri: The Surgical Strike. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor.

15- Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao

Next up, on the list of best Young Bollywood actors, is Rajkummar Rao. He started his career with small roles in movies like Rann, Love Sex Aur Dhoka, and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2, Talaash. He hogged the limelight with the film Kai Po Che! His next film Shahid brought him a National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Award.

Furthermore, Rao played supporting roles in the films Queen, Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Dolly Ki Doli. He portrayed lead roles in hit films like Trapped, Newton, Jugdementall Hai Kya, Stree, Ludo, Badhai Do, and The White Tiger.

16- Aditya Roy Kapoor

Young Bollywood actors: Aditya Roy Kapoor

Aditya Roy Kapoor is a Bollywood actor born in Mumbai. He was a VJ on Channel V before starting his acting career. He made his debut with the movie London Dreams. After appearing in a few films, he got his breakthrough with the romantic drama “Aashiqui 2”. Aditya was featured in the hit film Ye Jawani Hai Deewani.

Both became the highest-grossing films of the year. He has also appeared in thriller films like Malang, Rashtra Kavach Om, and Gumrah. He portrayed the role of Indian Navy Lieutenant “Shaan” in the hit thriller web series The Night Manager(2023).

17- Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is famous for his energetic moves, and dedicated acting performances. He started his career with the romantic comedy movie Band Baaja Baaraat. He rose to popularity after the hit film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.

Another film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bajirao Mastani, became one of the highest-grossing films in India. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Padmaavat, Simmba, Gully Boy, Sooryavanshi, 83 are some of his most notable films. He won several prominent awards including IIFA Awards, Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards, and others.

18- Fawad Khan

Fawad Khan

Fawad Khan is a Pakistani actor and singer who also worked in Bollywood films. He began his music career with the alternative rock band Entity Paradigm. His debut album was Irtiqa. Besides, he has appeared in several television shows in Pakistan. Fawad appeared in Bollywood with the film Khoobsurat alongside Sonam Kapoor.

Moreover, he acted in the family drama Kapoor & Sons with Siddharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. Fawad then appeared in a minor role with Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai, and Ranbir Kapoor in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

19- Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor born to actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. He belongs to the famous Kapoor family which has been ruling the audiences and Indian Cinema for decades. His debut film was Saawariya along with Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee. However, the film was not a success. The romantic comedy “Bachna Ae Haseeno” became his first success.

Other notable films of Ranbir Kapoor include Raajneeti, Barfi, Ye Jawani Hai Deewani, Sanju, and Brahmastra. His recent film “Animal” became his highest-grossing film. Ranbir played the role of a violent man Ranvijay. It received nineteen nominations and six awards at the Filmfare Awards.

20- Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor is a popular actor born to producers Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie. He made his debut with the film Ishaqzaade in 2012. The same year his mother died. He appeared in the action thriller film Gunday along with Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, and Irrfan Khan.

Further, he appeared in the film 2 States opposite Alia Bhatt. The film was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel. Arjun Kapoor also appeared in films including Tevar, Half Girlfriend, Ki & Ka, Panipat, Zero, and Ek Villain Returns.

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