Bollywood has found its inspiration from many different theories from the society. Some have been successful and repeated so many times. Patriotism is often included in many Hindi movies and are watched with equal fervor. But not all Bollywood actors have been able to rock the role as these ten, when it comes to being patriotic onscreen.
1. Manoj Kumar:
You will be surprised by the amount of movies, with a background on patriotism. Upkaar, Shaheed, Kranti, Purab aur Paschim are just a few of the list. He has been the epitome of patriotic actor onscreen and is looked upon by many. He was often referred to as the â€œBharat Kumarâ€ for the patriotism.
2. Sunny Deol:
He is the specilaist when it comes to hunting down terrorists from Pakistan and killing them. He has quite a few movies which are also non-action and yet focusing on patriotic themes like Gadar- Ek Prem Katha.
3. Nana Patekar:
He is a honorary captain of the Indian army, which is a rarity in itself and that which speaks volumes about him. His movies like Tirangaa, Kohram, Prahaar, Krantiveer, etc., can raise goosebumps.
4. Raaj Kumar:
The major hit of the movie Tirangaa, where he featured as the Brigadier Suryadev Singh, easily gets him into the top ten patriotic actors. While he may not have done as many movies as others, he still rocked the role like none other.
5. Aamir Khan:
The person, who is often referred in line with perfection, also makes a perfect actor for portraying patriotic roles. He proved this in many movies like Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Mangal Pandey, etc.
6. Shah Rukh Khan:
More a romantic hero, he also made movies where the romance was part of a patriotic background. The movies like Veer Zaara, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Swades are testimony that King Khan can do any role with the same vigor.
7. Hrithik Roshan:
He is the Bollywood heartthrob of many ladies. And he has several romance and action movies to his credit. But he has proved that he can easily handle serious roles in his movie Lakshya where he was critically acclaimed.
8. Arvind Swamy:
Speaking of patriotic movies, how can one forget the historical movie â€œRojaâ€? And referring to Roja, how can we not include the hero of the film in this list? He definitely stole our hearts when he saved the Tiranga from getting burnt.
9. Ajay Devgan:
It was his single handed performance which ensured that the movie â€œThe Legend of Bhagat Singhâ€ was not a box office disaster. He is quite capable of playing any role and patriotic role came quite easily to him.
10. Balraj Sahni:
Haqeeqat and Garam Hawa are two movies which are standing testimony to the acting ability of Balraj Sahni. While in the former, he plays the role of an officer, in the latter, he is portraying a Muslim who is not ready to leave his country during partition. Wonderfully played!
And there are many more actors and actresses who continue to bring laurels to the tricolor in their movies.