Punjabi cinema has reached the pinnacle of popularity in the recent years all over the world, but this in no way, makes Punjabi actors of the yesteryears lesser than their modern counterparts. In fact, Punjabi cinema has given a number of outstanding talents to the Hindi film industry too.
Here is a list of top 10 best Punjabi actors of all time and their hit movies:
10. Yograj Singh
Yograj Singh is the cricketer actor, who along with Guggu Gill, dominated the Punjabi film industry in the nineties, after the death of Veerendra. He is also the father of the popular young cricketer, Yuvraj Singh. Some of the big hits of Yograj Singh are “Jagga Daku”, “Jatt Punjab Da”, “Insaaf” and “Mehndi Sagna Di”.
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9. Guggu Gill
The next name in this list is that of Guggu Gill, the popular Punjabi star of the nineties. He started his career with small roles and negative characters, but soon became a lead star because of his talent. Some of his acclaimed movies are “Pratigya”, “Badla”, “Zaildaar” and “Muqaddar”.
8. Gippy Grewal
Gippy Grewal is the next name on the list of best Punjabi actors. A singer by profession, Gippy made his film debut with “Mel Karade Rabba” in 2010 and was an instant hit. His best movies include “Carry on Jatta”, “Jihne Mera Dil Looteya”, “Mirza: The Untold Story” and “Bhaji in Problem”.
7. Jimmy Shergill
Another popular Punjabi and Bollywood actor is Jimmy Shergill, who is blessed with good looks and outstanding acting talent. Besides delivering several hits in Bollywood, his most notable Punjabi movies are “Yaaran Naal Bahaaran”, “Dharti”, “Mel Karade Rabba” and “Tera Mera Ki Rishta”.
6. Vivek Shauq
Vivek Shauq was a leading comedian actor in Punjabi film industry, who had also worked in a number of Bollywood movies. He died of heart attack in 2011, at an age of 47. His notable movies include “Assa nu Mann Watna Da”, “Chak de Phatte”, “Yaaran naal Baharaan” and “Jee Aaya Nu”. He was also appreciated fr his role in Hindi super hit “Gadar:Ek Prem Katha”.