Vijay is the most popular male actor across the country; Akshay Kumar is the only top 10 star from Bollywood
The list also features Yash and Mahesh Babu, among others.
Most popular male stars
With the pan-Indian films, several actors from the south film industries have gained popularity across the country and now, Thalapathy Vijay is leading the rest in the list of most popular male actors. Ormax Media, a media consulting firm, has released the top 10 list of most popular male stars from across the country. Thalapathy Vijay, who celebrated his birthday earlier this week, is at the top of the pile, which is dominated by stars from the South Indian film industries. And, Akshay Kumar is the only actor from Bollywood, who is listed in the top actors.
Despite the unfavourable reviews Vijay’s Beast received, it is clear that his superstardom is still unaffected. With huge fan bases in multiple states, Vijay tops the list of top 10 male stars in the country.
While this might seem a bit surprising, the actor has been a beloved star around the country since the release of S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali. While his latest, Radhe Shyam failed to impress fans, he is still grabbing headlines due to his upcoming projects.
There are no surprises here, as the Kannada star’s rise as a pan-Indian sensation has been loud and glamourous. While the first KGF movie did well, the sequel titled KGF: Chapter 2 has demolished the Indian box office following its release, also defining his current stardom in India.
#4 Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar or Thala Ajith is one of the biggest Tamil stars working in the industry today. Though his action thriller Valimai received only mixed reviews, the movie had a great box office run, and this just tells you about his fanbase. The actor has also been in the news since, with his upcoming project and his motorcycle trip around the world.
#5 Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood star to feature in the top 10 list, and this is not surprising considering how Hindi cinema has found itself in a slump lately. Though he had back-to-back duds with Bachchan Paanday and Samrat Prithviraj, he is still an influential star in the industry.
#6 Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun is one of the South Indian stars who shined in Hindi speaking belts with a pan-Indian project. Pushpa: The Rise did great business around the country and now fans across India are awaiting the release of its sequel, Pushpa: The Rule.
#7 Jr. NTR
Jr. NTR starred in one of the biggest Indian movies ever this year, RRR. The actor spread his charm across the country with the pan-Indian period action drama. He is also in the news for his upcoming project, which is helmed by KGF director Prashanth Neel.
#8 Mahesh Babu
One of the biggest crowd pullers in the Telugu industry today, Mahesh Babu’s superstardom is well documented. Despite only mixed reviews, his latest titled Sarkaru Vaari Paata still had a good run at the box office. The actor is also in talks for a movie with S.S. Rajamouli.
#9 Ram Charan
Ram Charan was Jr. NTR’s co-star in RRR and he made a big impression with movie fans around the country with the period action drama. He also appeared in Acharya starring his father, Chiranjeevi this year. While RRR continues to break records one after the other, Acharya was one to forget.
Suriya is another star in the Tamil industry who has had a solid year. While he appeared in some fine movies recently, his short cameo in Kamal Haasan’s Vikram was the talk of the town since the movie was released. With #Rolex trending on Twitter for a long time, his inclusion in the list is very much justified.
Last Updated: 03.36 PM, Jun 25, 2022