Bollywood is the largest film producing industry in the World. It has head office in Mumbai which is great republic city of India and have 52 % share in revenue of box office compare to other box office such as Tamil & Telugu have share of 42% in box office. It is also known as Hindi Film Industry. It covers all over the India cinema. Bolly has high rank in cinema market Because Indian film industry has other producing centres also which makes films in other languages. The film industries of World give more job employment opportunities to public, it has top rank in it. It produces films in large number every year. The many films releases by this industry take popularity in World Cinema.
The word Bollywood is inspired from West Bengal Film Industry named Tollywood. But it comes to existence in 1970 when Indian movie industry overtook the American Cinema industry. In Indian it produced 305 movies in 2015 according to survey report which is highest compare to world cinema report. Tollywood industry represents the south Indian film industry in India.
Raja Harishchandra was the first movie in Indian film industry which was a silent movie, had black white effect without sound. People were not aware about films at that time. After changing technology in 1931 there was first movie named as Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara released with sound option. People prefer it because they were understood. But for independence people has less craze, at that time Indian is under control of British Rule. In 1937, Film industry Release first colour movie was named as Kisan Kanya. But colour of this movie was not in good quality. After 1950, Film Industry takes guidance from Hollywood film industry and produced many movies such as Nagin in 1953, Mother india in 1957 etc.
It gives chances to many new comers in industry. Now Days they have popularity in Indian film industry as well as world film industry. From starting of industry to till now many superstars spent their life in this industry. There are following few old stars which have popularity in the cinema.
1. Amitabh Bachchan: – Amitabh Bachchan is popular film star in World film industry. He gives many super hit movies in cinema has long list of fans. He is born in 11 Oct 1942 in Allahabad. His debut movie is Saat Hindustani. He gained popularity in 1970 with movie Zanjeer & Deewar. Firstly he is popular with role of angry young man. Now he is called with many names like Big B, Shahenshah etc. In 1984 he got Padma Shri award from government of India. He spent his entire career in this Cinema.
2. Dharamendra: – He is cinema’s oldest actor & producer which spent whole career in film cinema. He is born in Dec 8, 1935 in Nasrali, Ludhiana. His debut role was in Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. He also gives many hit films during his career. In 2012, he got Padma Bhushan Awards. He create public fan following by play role in super hit movie sholay. He also won Film fare magazine new talent award. He has his own Production company which popular with name Vijayta Films. Betaab movie was first movie of his production.
3. Dilip Kumar: – Dilip kumar is famous old actor of cinema. He is born in 1922 in Pakistan. He makes debut in 1944 with movie names Jwar Bhatta. He takes leading roles in many Hindi movies such as Kranti, Shakti etc. He got 9 film fare awards from industry. In 1991, he got Padma Shri Award.
4. Rajesh Khanna: – Rajesh Khanna was super hit actor in Cinema. He was born in 29 Dec 1942. He was Bollywood actor, politician & director. He gives 15 hit movies from period of 1969 to 1975. He got Padma Bhushan award from film industry. His debut was in 1966 in Aakhri Khat.
5. Dev Anand: – Dharamdev Anand was oldest superstar of the industry.he was actor, director, writer, and producer. He has given much technical support to industry. The Indian government was give Padma Shri award in 2001 to him. His career spanned more than 64 year in movie industry and gives more 140 hit films.
6. Rishi Kapoor: – Rishi Kapoor is superhit romantic actor, producer of cinema industry. He is born in 1952 in Mumbai. His first debut was in Mera Naam Joker with child artist role. In 1974 he got Film fare award for his famous movie Bobby. He has first role as Child opposite to famous actress Dimple Kapadia.
7. Sunil Dutt: – Sunil dutt was actor, producer & politician in industry. He was born in 1930. He was honoured by Indian government with Padma Shri Award in 1968. He is father of famous actor Sanjay Dutt. His original was Balraj Dutt. His debut was in 1957 in Mother India movie.
8. Raj Kapoor: – Ranbir Raj Kumar was famous personality of Indian film cinema. His occupation was actor, director & producer. He had super hit career and gave hit movie to Bollywood. He got many awards in his career such as Film fare award, Lifetime achievement awards etc.
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