Bollywood is a glamour field where good looks play a very important role right from the time when a young actor is noticed. It is only then the actor’s screen presence and acting talents and ability to emote make him a star. The height of a Bollywood star is as important as his acting skills. Previously, the height of the leading actor didn’t matter, but with more global exposure, taller leading ladies and increased association of height with good looks, it has now became a major consideration.
Interestingly, the top leading actors of today are the tall stars who have a very good height. If we consider 5 feet 5 inches to be the average male height of Indians, then the actors who are more than that height are said to be tall, by Indian standards. Here are the top 10 tallest Bollywood stars :
1. Arunoday Singh
Arunoday Singh is one of the most versatile actors in the younger generation of Bollywood. Though he comes from a family with a political background, he stepped into the Bollywood industry because of his keen interest in acting. Born in a Rajput family, this star has a height of 194cms – 6 feet 4 inches.
2. Abhishek Bachchan
Born on 5th February 1976, to the Bollywood megastars – Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek bachchan is one of the well known actor and producer of Bollywood. He has also been a playback singer in ‘Bluffmaster’ and ‘Dhoom’. Abhishek has a height of 191cms – 6 feet 3 inches.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
The Bollywood’s Big-B, Amitabh Bachchan is a leader of Bollywood industry. His trademark deep baritone voice, height, brooding persona, and intense eyes made him the ideal ‘angry young man’ in the 1975-84. Amitabh who has received awards such as Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan has a height of 190cms – 6 feet 2.5 inches.
4. Boman Irani
Boman Irani started his acting career as a theatre artist. At the age of 44, he made his Bollywood debut in the movie Josh in 2000. Some of his notable films include Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Main Hoon Na, Veer Zara etc. The role played by him in the movie 3 Idiots is one of his most remembered roles and also earned him his first Filmfare Award. His height is 189cms – 6 feet 2 inches.
5. Siddharth Malhotra
The handsome hunk Sidharth Malhotra was born on January 16, 1985. He is an Indian model-turned-actor who came into limelight with Karan Johar’s movie Student of the year. He has been named brand ambassador for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India Campaign. This promising star has got a height of 187cms – 6 feet 1 inch.
6. Arjun Rampal
He made his acting debut with the film “Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat”, which gained him appreciations for his performance. He has established his own production company called Chasing Ganesha Films. He is a producer, model, actor and a tv host with a height of 187cms – 6 feet 1 inch.
7. John Abraham
John Abraham with a height of 187cms – 6 feet 1 inch, is an Indian film actor, producer and a former model. He shot to fame with his first successful movie Dhoom in 2004. In 2012, he produced his first movie Vicky Donor, which was a critical and commercial success. He was seen in Force 2 and Dishoom.
8. Shatrughna Sinha
He was born on 9 December 1945. He was elected to 15th Lok Sabha in 2009. Sinha is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2016, his biography, entitled Anything but Khamosh, was released. He has a height of 187cms – 6 feet 1 inch.
9. Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan is an Indian film actor primarily known in Bollywood with a height of 185cms – 6 feet. He has also featured in few British films like A Mighty Heart, The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire and many more. He has garnered the National Film Award 2012, for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar.
10. Akshay Kumar
The Khiladi of bollywood, Akshay Kumar is a famous actor in the Indian cinema who has a height of 185cms – 6 feet. He is also a former martial artist and producer, who has produced more than 10 films. Akshay Kumar has won the Best Actor award for Rustom at the 64th National Film Awards.