The 1960s is touted as the golden era of the Bollywood, back then the Hindi film industry. The 60s era of the Hindi cinema is defined as the ‘50s projected the time of struggle.
The Hindi cinema of that era was filled with emotion and sentiment alongside some new kind of innovation. For cinema lovers or audience, those films were solace in the romantic and heroic genres.
The cinema moved to ‘colors only’ from the black and white, which was the new kind of creativity.
Some of the most good-looking actors and actresses were launched more than ever before. People were starting to learn about a new powerful form of entertainment which actually gives goose bumps to the audiences’ in that era.
So no wonder, why the 1960s is touted as the golden era of the Bollywood and indeed it is a beautiful era ever before!
Let’s take a look at some of the leading stars of the ‘60s!
#1. Manoj Kumar
One of the legendary actors of the silver screen, Manoj Kumar, who grace the platform with his dynamic screen presence. He named himself after Dilip Kumar being a hardcore aficionados of him.
Known for his patriotism theme which reflects on his movies, indeed he was ‘man of different hats” proved himself as director also in films, like “Roti Kapda Aur Makan” and “Kranti”.
Some of the notable work he is having on his kitty including, “Woh Kaun Thi”, “Purab Aur Paschim”, “Do Badan” earned him numerous critical accolades.
#2. Shammi Kapoor
‘Koi mujhe jangli kahe…’ Haven’t we all sung this song, at least once in our life? The song stars the famous actor Shammi Kapoor.
Some of the good numbers of films the actor is having on his kitty are “Tumsa Nahi Dekha” and “Dil Dil Deko Deko”. In a time, when cinema had just seen its grace, which displays he is one of the consistent and versatile actors.
#3. Asha Parekh
The Padhma Shri holder Asha Parekh is one of the most method actors of the golden era of Hindi cinema and it will be glory to talk about her.
The actress made her debut with the Nasir Hussain’s Dil Deke Dekho to received a skyrocketed to success. She transformed from the bubbly girl to performed some serious kind of roles in films like, “Chirag” and “Do Badan” in the golden era.
Whenever Dharmendra used to dance on the Bollywood turns he just set the stage on fire. His down-to-earth nature and gigantic screen presences make him one of the best actor of the golden era.
Blessed with meticulous acting skill, we only take the name of Dharmendra to mention about his excellence which he displays on his films.
He was the Action Hero of 60’s giving a new definition to stunts and thrill in the films. His famous movies of that era are “Aaya Sawan Jhum Ke” “Ayee Milan Ki Bela”. He was the recipient of the Padma Bushan in 2012.
#5. Sharmila Tagore
Padma Bhushan Sharmila Tagore is a critical acclaim and award-winning award. She has served as a jury member for the Indian Film Censor Board and Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.
Some of the notable works she is having on her kitty are “Amar Prem”, “Devi”, “Kashmir Ki Kali” and “Aradhana”.
#6. Saira Banu
Saira Banu is one of the most beautiful actresses of the Hindi cinema made her acting debut with the movie “Junglee” opposite Shammi Kapoor.
Her work brought her critical acclaim and some of her hit movies are, “Padosan”, “Jhuk Gaya Aasma” and “Aayi Milan Ki Bela”.
#7. Rajendra Kumar
He was considered one of the most successful Indian Bollywood actors in the 1960s. Rajendra Kumar is also the owner of Padma Shri in 1969.
Jhuk Gaya Aasma”, “Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi” and “Aayi Milan Ki Bela” are notable films of the actor. Most of his films turned super hit at the box office so he is known as Jubilee Kumar.
Nanda worked for spans over 30 years and she is best known for her performances in films, like, “Jab Jab Phool Khile”, The “Train”, “Hum Dono” and so on.
#9. Shashi Kapoor
The actor Shashi Kapoor started his film career with the movie “Dharmputra” to receive an overnight success and stardom.
Some of the hit films of him in the “golden era” is, “Jab Jab Phool Khile”, “ Pyaar Ka Mausam”, “Kanyadaan” and so on.
#10. Sunil Dutt
Suni Dutt was one of the major stars of Hindi cinema in the 1960s and continued to star in many successful films, including, “Padosan”, “Chiraag, “Mera Saya” and so on.
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