It was the year of superheroes, super-cops and a super-bodyguard. Check out‘s list of the top 10 actors of 2011. In case you disagree with us, don’t forget to vote at the bottom of the article…

1. Salman Khan

Salman Khan in Bodyguard and Ready
Salman Khan in Bodyguard and Ready

With Ready and Bodyguard, Salman Khan has proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. Whether it was his “modern zamane ka kutta” or his “Bodyguard Lovely Singh reporting madam”, Salman was the man of the year.

2. Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan in Singham
Ajay Devgan in Singham

After dabbling with comedy and romance, Ajay Devgan returned to his original love – action. And boy did he show us how! The lion roared with Singham and it will hopefully echo next year as well.

3. Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar
Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar

He had a cute little item number in Chillar Party, but he turned a whole new leaf for Rockstar. He may not have had to drop his towel this time, but Ranbir Kapoor floored the audience and critics alike.

4. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan In Don 2 and Ra.One
Shah Rukh Khan in Don 2 and Ra.One

Shah Rukh Khan was the superhero of the year – minus the cape and the mask. SRK unleashed an unprecedented promotional campaign for Ra.One and then returned as the Don in Don 2.

5. Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The green-eyed handsome hunk, Hrithik Roshan, was a sight for sore eyes in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

6. Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Abhay Deol in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The dimpled hero Abhay Deol was part of the three amigos in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and boy, are we glad for that.

7. Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Farhan Akhtar in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

It must be genetics. No wonder Farhan Akhtar can make a seamless shift from acting in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to the stylish direction of Don 2.

8. Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi In Murder 2
Emraan Hashmi in Murder 2

Though Emraan Hashmi’s role in Murder 2 was morose throughout, audiences couldn’t get enough of this star.

9. Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol in Yamla Pagla Deewana
Sunny Deol in Yamla Pagla Deewana

Thanks to Sunny Deol and the success of his Yamla Pagla Deewana, ‘dhai kilo ka haath’ jokes made a comeback. And we want more of the skull-bashing Sunny back on screen!

10. John Abraham

John Abraham in Force
John Abraham in Force

The last super-cop on the list, John Abraham, beefed up for Force and even managed to romance his petite co-star, Genelia D’souza, on-screen.

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  1. I see so many negative comments everywhere about shahrukh on portal sides but you people forget that we the audience decide who is the top most and i agree salman, ajay, hrithik are the good actor and entertainers but why u ppl making Ranbir in top??? there is so many girls and boys dont like ranbir.. i can agree he is good actor or entertainer but nor he is top… so pls dont make of fun on biggies…

    • its ur opinion. but actually he is on top. there ar many peopl who doesnt like srk but like sallu and wise versa. im a big fan of srk too. but from the new lot only ranbir has proved that he can be on the top. so surely he is on the top. no doubt. he is the only youngster who was nominated back to back in best actor category for 3 years. so this list is totally correct. u r mentioning only abt ranbir. wht abt abhay deol and farhan akthar then??? please think openly please

    • India has never been the country where people were pulled by acting sensibilities or emoting capabilities of an actor.. Its rather the style and his starpower that is revered. Its no secret whether accepted or denied, the fact is a naseer/irrfan can kick salmans ass in acting but can they attract the same crowds.. nooo..
      I am no Ranbirs die hard fan but youve got to give it to the guy for giving the performance of the year in his 4th year in the industry. His was easily the best.. Kabeer you talk about why Ranbeer is at top.. I ask why not… Honestly how many think consciously Salman khan can act.. yes tere naam terenaam chants go haywire but I dont think he was great.. Even if he was, such a performance oriented movie for Salman came 18 years after he came into the industry.. This is Ranbirs fourth year and look at the risks he has taken to prove himself.. Just take a look at what kind of movies these big stars were doing when they were 4 years into their career.. Salman was a joke and nothing to rave about his acting.. It was the 90s and family stories worked.. Ajay devgan was pathetic in his kanoon, ekhiraasta,, bedardi type movies, shahrukh khan worked due to his different stammering in darr and baazigarr but that wasnt great acting .. It was applauded because it was different.. Aamir was th only decent actor but he never took the risks that Ranbir dared 4 years into his careers and Akshay 4 years into his career, the less said the better.
      Ranbir in terms of sheer emoting today as I feel can do a lot better than most senior actors.. Yes Ajay, Akshay are fine actors today, but thats a result of experience and evolution as an actor for being that long in the industry(20 years). So give credit where due.

      • if the stars like srk and salman are famous in the public it is not because of nothing.its because people disagree with your thoughts.they like srk and salman because they both have attracted the crowd not to mention srk was not born with a golden spoon in hand like Mr ranbir.Ranbir is a very good actor but don’t forget his sawariya in which he was pathetic..every actor needs some time.But i don’t see ranbir to any of the khans dominance.He can not just pull back public.You talked about darr the srk starrer.In fact that was a movie when people just get all around srk.

        • Perhaps you didnt clearly read what I have written.. The point I make is this.. The public like SRK or Salman today, they might have this star power today but were they the same when they were 4 years into the industry. Nooo. Ranbir is a good actor as agreed by you who isnt even a Ranbir fan by the nature of your comments.. OK let me leave SRK out here.. he is an exception to rise to the stardom he has without any backing.. but look at others..Was Salman as good as Ranbir when he was 4 years into the industry, Was Ajay/Akshay the same.. Nooo Make fair comparisons man.. Dont compare what Salman/Ajay are today with a newbiew like Ranbir..Compare what they were when they were as new as Ranbir is today .. Salman cant act to save his life even today.. Rockstar is a performance oriented movie.. Did Salman/Ajay/Akshay get such kind of roles during their initial days.. Noo.

    • ajay is wonderful in singham. but salman..giv me a break. he is a superstar. but not a good actor. srk is a great actor. but this year i go with ranbir. he is the best this time

  2. u koimoi just love srk.if he is more deserving then y his movies coming duds on boxoffice.while salmans movies doing wonder on the boxoffice.

    • Abe Dhakkan Ra.One has earned 115 crore net and it was original idea as compared to already superhit Ready & BoduGuard scripts. Similarly, DON 2 is also an original idea and it is in the race with BodyGuard as the top grosser of 2011 and just waiting for Overseas total to be $15 million and it will surpass BodyGuard. DON2 Blockbuster despite good music and Katrina Item Number. Just see the power of SRK. King is really Back and How? Sallu’s original idea movie was Dabanng and no doubt it was a good movie. Wanted, Ready and Boduguard already has superhit storyline and on top of that Tapori style music helped it to become blockbusters while Ra.One has novel concept and DON2 is also SRK, Farhan cinematic genius minus good music. If DON2 had chartbuster numbers I am sure it would have shattered even 3Idiots Records everywhere. so the bottomline is this – AB SRK ko koi nahi rok sakta. Long Live Thy King!

      • you are absolutely correct…. just to inform you dabanng was also a remake of telugu movie….not an original script….

        • Mr. abdul, really DABBANG was remake of telugu movie then ur absolutely wrong bcoz DABBANG remake is happening in telugu as gabbar singh as hero pawan kalyan and in tamil as osthi as hero str……….so get ur facts right ok! !!!

      • abe jhantu teri khodi me sirf srk chalta he yeh buddha sirf bade bannar ke leye kam karta he iske liye opening to achhe milte he phir monday se o.festi time ka thakela hero.

  3. salman movies did very well only because there was not a single movie of shahrukh or amir for almost 2 years. thats y people have no choice except to like that. shahrukh was relaxed as there was no cometetor who gave him serious challenge.He is truley the king and all these actors were there when he got this tag.and hold it for many years.srk is best

    • Of Course Sallu is NEW KING for Remake of South Indian Movies…

      SRK I Internationally Popular… Where Lallu Sallu Only in Mumbai…

      Rethink on What you Just Thought….

      SRK… Naan Hee Kafi Hai…

      • Really and what is Don, trying to copy Amitab B. He’s no where near him. Atleast salman doesn’t copy other actors. You rethink what you just said. SALMAN IS THE BEST.