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Acting, as we call it, is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances and actors who nail them down are embodiments of powerhouse talents. In a year, enveloped in a mighty number of action comedies, spy thrillers, classic yet contemporary love sagas and purely high octane action dramas, Bollywood’s A-listed actors have taken a mighty leap towards connecting with the masses and the classes!

Be it Ranbir Kapoor’s mute avatar or the lover-boy-turned-angry-young man Shah Rukh Khan or the haasi-se-lotpot comical vendetta king Ajay Devgn, we bring you the top 8 star performances that robbed us of our hearts last year.

Hrithik Roshan for Agneepath

Hrithik Roshan in a still from Agneepath Movie
Hrithik Roshan in a still from Agneepath Movie

Revamping an iconic character was difficult, and when it’s Amitji’s Vijay Dinanath Chauhan to be re-enacted on screen, the pressure is well on the actor. Hrithik Roshan scorched screens with a strong and gritty performance in KJo’s remake of Agneepath. With the zeal and fire burning within Vijay inevitable through Hrithik’s eyes and emotions, we lived a fairy tale and how.

Akshay Kumar for Rowdy Rathore

Akshay Kumar in a still from Rowdy Rathore Movie
Akshay Kumar in a still from Rowdy Rathore Movie

The ultimate rockstar who cashed in the most moolahs for the industry this year with all his films setting benchmarks, Akshay Kumar is riding real high on his successes. But over the year, it was his Rowdy Rathore edition that stood out among all his other works. Playing the zabardast cop with no paunch, Akshay made his way into our list so easy-breezy.

Saif Ali Khan for Cocktail

Saif Ali Khan in a still from Cocktail Movie
Saif Ali Khan in a still from Cocktail Movie

Whilst his ambitious Agent Vinod went down the drains, it was Homi Adjania’s love story Cocktail that brought Saif Ali Khan back into the race. Saif’s character touched hearts and his performance deserved applause.

Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi!

Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Barfi! Movie
Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Barfi! Movie

While all his contemporaries tasted success with the verve in their dialogues, this man made the earth stand still with no dialogues and only expressions. Be it the sweet and extremely charming proposal scene between Barfi and Shruti or the mind blowing rejection scene where Barfi vents out his anger and temper, only through his eye work! Ranbir Kapoor spelled magic with a capital M yet again as he moved on to Being Barfi!.

Salman Khan for Ek Tha Tiger

Salman Khan in a still from Ek Tha Tiger Movie
Salman Khan in a still from Ek Tha Tiger Movie

The first ever association between India’s biggest star and India’s biggest production house made way for our own Being Human superstar trying his hands into something oh-so-different and trendy. Essaying the role of Tiger, the Indian spy agent was one which Salman pulled off with assumed comfort but it was the panache and the starry aura that made Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger stand out!

Ajay Devgn for Son of Sardaar

Ajay Devgn in a still from Son of Sardaar Movie
Ajay Devgn in a still from Son of Sardaar Movie

A hysterical series of comical vengeance where vindication was redefined on terms of laughter giggles and humour, Son Of Sardaar with Ajay Devgn in the lead scored high, more because of Ajay’s earnest comic caper act and the delicious Po-Po song.

Shah Rukh Khan for Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie
Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie

It was the Yash Chopra-SRK duo, the first time on screen jodi SRK-Kat, the Rahman-Gulzar collision that were mighty reasons for this monumental film, a milestone in the history of Indian cinematic romance. But Jab Tak Hai Jaan would never have been the same without our lovely and hugely creative Shah Rukh Khan. Infusing life into Samar Anand, playing the loverboy and the high-on-attitude army officer with equal aplomb, SRK kept his romantic flags flying real high.

Salman Khan for Dabangg 2

Salman Khan in a still from Dabangg 2 Movie
Salman Khan in a still from Dabangg 2 Movie

When Robinhood Pandey turned Kung- Fu Pandey in Dabangg 2, we went rip roaring in laughter, smiling every moment, and at times slipping back into the emotional backseat. Salman relived his almost iconic Chulbul Pandey with astonishment as the elements of emotions missing from Dabangg’s first edition were instilled in this one, through an excellent performance stealing the show all over again. The West might have Batman and the Supermans, India has its Salman packing in the punch!

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  1. you people are retards. salman khan!! sahrukh khan!! Ajay Devgan!! Akshay kumar!! are the best actors in 2012!!!! are you joking???? those actors and superstars delivered worst movies in case of acting. Irrfan khan for Paan singh tomar and Paresh Rawal for Oh My God are the best actors of 2012. Show some appreciation towards good films.

    • koimoi has given Best Actor with difference category for
      Irfaan Khan, PareshRawal, Bajpayee.
      Those being put here will crush them in votes.

  2. Best Actor Of The Year
    Shah Rukh Khan For
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan
    Very Nice Movie
    Is Saal Award Srk Ka Haq Hai Or Best Director Ke Award Ka Yash G Haqdar Hai.

    Shah Rukh Khan Hero
    Baqi Sub Ke Sub Zero

    “DON2”

  3. this poll is totally rubbish! best actor should be ranbir kapoor or hrithik roshan, way they performed! others are just normal,

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