Bollywood has played a pivotal role in portraying many actors as Brothers, Friends, Father, Son, and Enemies. There was a time in Bollywood movies when there was a huge concept of the Super-Hit pairs. The duo actors who were known in the industry have worked as a team of yesteryear movies of Hindi Cinema. The coordination and the zeal which this pair had are missing today in nowadays Hindi Movies. It’s been many decades that Bollywood has given many hit evergreen movies where these amazing actor pairs have worked together.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Bollywood cult actor pairs who with their hard work and professional attitude have given many splendid movies.
1) AMITABH BACHCHAN – LATE SHASHI KAPOOR
The hit pair of 70’s has done a tremendous job in portraying a team role of a Brother and Friend in many movies of 70’s. Initially, the trend was hit when Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan pair was considered as a hit but there was no looking back for this duo from the movie which was their first “BOMBAY TALKIE” in 1970. Then there was a huge list of superhits like Roti Kapadda aur Makkan, Deewar, Imaan Dharam, Suhaag, NamakHalal, Trishul, Do Aur Do Paanch, Shaan, Silsila, Kala Patthar and the last one where they came together was Akeyla in 1991. Recently the dashing Shashi Kapoor breathe his last on 4th December 2017. This pair will be always known as the No.1 Pair of Bollywood Industry and till now there is no dashing pair who have worked together in Bollywood movies.
2) JACKIE SHROFF – ANIL KAPOOR
During 80’s there were many solo actor movies and specifically many action heroes came on the screen but after Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor this was the 80’s generation pair which rocked on the screen and the pair continued their brotherly dominance till 90’s. Jackie Shroff the masculine actor originally from Teen-Batti area of Bombay and Anil Kapoor the dashing hairy actor from Chembur Bombay. Both started their career as a small-time actor but created a huge storm on-screen when they came together for the first time in the movie “ANDAR BAHAR” in 1984. There was a spree of hit movies like Yudh, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Parinda, Kala Bazar, Kabhi Na Kabhi, 1942 a Love Story, Trimurti, Lajja and few more. The duo was last seen together in a short scene in 2013 released movie “Shootout at Wadala”. Majorly in many movies, Jackie Shroff have portrayed the role of a cop and an honest one wherein Anil Kapoor have been a more jocund type.
3) AKSHAY KUMAR – SUNIL SHETTY
90’s was the time when there was a trend of more musical and romantic movies coming in. The Music and songs of 90’s are still known today to all Bollywood music lovers. Action movies were also picking up hugely and that was the time when this duo stepped their feet into the Bollywood arena. Akshay Kumar started his career in 1990 with a movie called “SAUGHAND” and brought in the martial arts moves in the movies. It was known that Akshay Kumar uses to do stunts on his own and very less he needed a body double. On the other side, a hunky Sunil Shetty was brought in by Deepak Anand in his first movie “BALWAAN” in 1992. The action pair of Akki-Anna broke the box-office business with hits like Waqt Humara Hain, Mohra, Hum Hain Bemisaal, Sapoot, Hera Pheri, Dhadkan, Awara Pagal Deewana, Phir Hera Pheri, Deewane Hue Pagal and many.
4) SALMAN KHAN AND SHAHRUKH KHAN
Both have their own class and are defined by their persona in Bollywood. King Khan and the Bhai of Bollywood is something unbeatable. The time of 90’s when both were delivering the box office hits is still unforgettable. The huge ques outside the theatre hall especially when both of their movies were releasing. Still today they are known for pulling their fans to watch the first day first show. Though Shahrukh Khan was a late entrant in Bollywood, Salman Khan already created its Footprints in the industry from the late 80’s. But that was a time of 1995 when both were brought in for the first time in the movie “ KARAN-ARJUN”. The movie was a super-hit on screen and then after this duo worked together in Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and last both were seen hugging each other happily in a song sequence of OM SHANTI OM. This generation and the next Generation would love to see them back again soon on screen.
5) KADER KHAN AND SHAKTI KAPOOR
Both of them are known for their villainous performance so far and these duo has given an audience the scare and also the laugh. This duo has been paired in many movies but was first known with the Father-Son role in 1981 Manmohan Desai Multi-Starrer movie “Naseeb” and after that, both have worked together in more than 50 + movies. This pair has been playing different roles Father-Son, Goon-Politician, Smugglers, Con-men and many. Some of the known movies where they worked as a team like Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Maqsad, Nachnewale Gaanewale, Giraftar, Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni and many more.