Before beginning the new year, let’s take a look at all Bollywood’s remarkable achievers of 2018.
1.) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone began the year with a bang with the magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’. The actress not only won the hearts of the audience but also garnered rave reviews for her apt portrayal of Rani Padmini. Termed as the Queen of 100 crores club, Deepika Padukone holds the most number of 7 100 crores films, while her last outing Padmavat clocking 300 crores at the box office.
2.) Ranveer Singh
Ranveer began the year with his first blockbuster and 300-crore nett grosser courtesy Padmaavat, wherein his performance as the antagonist Alauddin Khilji has gone down as one of Indian cinema’s greatest villains of all time, and he’s all set to deliver another blockbuster and his first hit as a solo hero (post his debut in Band Baaja Baaraat) with Rohit Shettt’s Simmba.
3.) Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani who is known for his excellent body of work has added another feature to his cap this year with the phenomenal success of Sanju. After treating the audience with Bollywood classics like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, 3 Idiots and PK, Rajkumar Hirani treated with yet another film which has created a mark on the masses globally. With Sanju, Rajkumar Hirani gave Ranbir Kapoor’s career new boost, just like Sanjay Dutt with Munna Bhai MBBS. Touted to be a miracle maker, Rajkumar Hirani continued his bull run at the box office as his last release Sanju did record-shattering business.
4.) Alia Bhatt
Alia raised her stock immensely by not only delivering her first female-centric hit film, but also did her star-power plenty of favors with a serious subject like that of Raazi emerging a blockbuster at the box-office.
5.) Ranbir Kapoor
Many among the media and audience had drawn their daggers, calling curtains on Ranbir’s career after the young star suffered several massive setbacks both critically and commercially. But with the help of Rajkummar Hirani, he bounced back and how, not only with the year’s highest Bollywood grosser and second-highest of all time, but also delivered a performance for the ages.
6.) Tiger Shroff
Bollywood’s young gun Tiger Shroff surprised the critics and audience alike with the astounding success of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Baaghi 2. Challenging the norms of the industry, five films old Tiger Shroff shattered major records at the box office with his power-packed performance and enigmatic fanbase across the nation.
7.) Mahesh Babu
Taking the global fandom of the Superstar into consideration, Mahesh Babu’s political drama film ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ was released in 45 countries across the globe. The film opened to huge positive buzz and packed houses all over. The movie had an exceptional run at the box office too. After the roaring success of Bharat Ane Nenu, Mahesh Babu is currently busy shooting for his 25th film.
8.) Shraddha Kapoor
Striking a chord with the audience, Shraddha Kapoor has won accolades for her unique character and apt portrayal in Stree. After Ek Villain and ABCD 2, Stree became Shraddha’s third film to cross the century.
9.) Sajid Nadiadwala
Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala’s first release of 2018 ‘Baaghi 2’ created a storm at the box office. The Tiger Shroff starrer has raked in 164.45 crore at the box-office and once again pushed the envelope with his supreme production values.
10.) Ekta Kapoor
Content Queen Ekta Kapoor has been mastering multiple mediums at the same time dominating the silver screen, television as well as the digital medium simultaneously. Breaking stereotypes in the entertainment world, Ekta Kapoor carved a niche for her own, creating new content for the audience. This year, Ekta Kapoor has been ruling over all platforms with content like Home and XXX in digital space, with film-like Veere dI Wedding and her very famous TV shows Naagin and Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
11.) John Abraham
After being written off be a section of the media, critics, and audience post a string of flops as a lead actor, John Abraham bounced back big time with back-to-back hits in Parmanu and Satyameva Jayate, both of which also received a fair share of critical love.
12.) Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann is on a serious role having delivered four hits in a row, following twin successes (Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan) last year with a pair of hits (AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho) this year — all of which received glowing reviews, with many critics hailing AndhaDhun as the Hindi film of the year.
13.) Honey Singh
This year Yo Yo Honey Singh has made a comeback into the music industry with a bang with chartbusters like Dil Chori Sada and Chhote Chhote Peg. He later came up with ‘Rangtaari’ from Loveratri and Party is over now from Mitron. He then rapped for ‘Urvashi’ which received a thunderous response from the audience across the globe. Yo Yo Honey Singh’s latest track “Makhna” is garnering a lot of views on YouTube and has become an instant hit with the youngsters.
14.) Disha Patani
After the stupendous success of ‘Baaghi 2’ which earned whopping 164.45 crores at the box office, Disha Patani has bagged Salman Khan’s upcoming film Bharat as well.
15.) Sanya Malhotra
Sanya’s ‘Badhaai Ho’ grossed 200 crores gross globally. This is her second film to cross the 200 crore mark at the global box office after Dangal. Her performance was also much appreciated in the critically acclaimed Pataakha
16.) Sohum Shah
Sohum Shah worked on Tumbbad for 6 years to make his vision a reality, and boy did the efforts pay off, giving Indian cinema it’s first creature-feature horror to be really proud of.
So, whom among these is your favorite Bollywood achiever of 2018?