Dec 26, 2009

Star On-screen Performers 2000 - 2009

Another list of the Star On-screen Actors who debuted during 2000 - 2009

Hrithik Roshan – For sure, he made a dashing debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai before stealing the performance in Koi mil Gaya apart from appearing a zillion forgettable movies.

Madhavan – The boy next door in Alaipayuthey performed extra-ordinarily in Nala Damayanti (Ramji Londonwaley) and many other Tamil movies.

Vikram – An actor who was overlooked for most of the last decade, had a new lease of life in Sethu and excelled in roles including Pithamagan and Anniyan.

Surya – An unlucky actor last decade, found his luck in Khakka Khakka and Nandha before settling for ‘Vijay’ish roles in Ayan and Aadhavan.

Dhanush – For someone thin and un-heroic like him, this Kadhal Konden star has come a really long way.

Jothika – My favorite female star had eyes and expressions that could speak a 1000 words and she made the best use of it in many many memorable movies.

Katrina Kaif – Not my favorite, but she sure has lucky charm to make any movie she stars in a hit; just hope her acting gets better too!

Priyanka Chopra – Surely a star-performer including her roles in Fashion, Aitraaz and What’s Your Rashee?

Preity Zinta – Though she debuted during the last decade, she made her mark in an un-wed mother’s role in Kya Kehna and then made herself a worthy star with movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Salaam Namaste etc.

Kareena Kapoor – Will never call her a good performer except for Jab We Met, but she has survived this decade and is going strong!

Abhishek Bachchan – Probably another actor whom Mani Ratnam gets the best out of (Guru and Yuva).

Asin – Kalpana in Ghajini is probably one of the most chirpy characters in recent Tamil/Hindi cinema; hope she gets more laurels.

Konkana Sen Sharma – No one could have enacted her role in Mr. and Mrs. Iyer or 15 Park Avenue or Life In a Metro or Luck By Chance; she is a boon to Indian movies.

Ranbir Kapoor – Almost written off after a dud in Saawariya, he is now the pin-up boy after an extremely enjoyable Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.

Emraan Hashmi – This serial kisser had good music and decent storylines in a few of his movies and made a mark.

Mallika Sherawat – Partially responsible for giving Emraan Hashmi a successful career; and no one can break the record 17 smooches on screen.


  1. Now i m really disappointed !! u named all south indian stars.. but left out Rani Mukherjeee !!!!!!!! ..well thats a crime .

    other than that .. Irrfan khan & saif ali khan ! :) ..

  2. Rani Mukherjee and Saif Ali Khan came in the late 90s and early 90s respectively! Indeed Saif had a career revival in 2001!

    Irrfan Khan - I guess I missed him, along with Neil Nitin Mukesh!

    And there are many North Indians on the list, not just South Indians :)

  3. Biased !! u r :-P

    most o 'em southies !

    rani did & came in2 scene mostly in thelast decade only !

    & saif according to me debuted last decade ! :-P

  4. Disclaimer was there at the beginning: This list is not complete in any sense, and is just limited to Tamil and Hindi movie and music.

    Rani was a big star with Ghulam and KKHH :)

    Saif will never find a mention in my lists :)

  5. OMG !! u just said that about mr khan !!! ... :P


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