is an actor?
Actor is someone
who plays or lives a character in a performance. He is someone who gives light
to the storyline. The actor is a male who acts in the play. They may perform
lively in the stage shows or in films, television shows such as serials, short
films etc. The actor should interpret the roles nicely to the audience, then
the audience can better understand the story. The facial expressions of the
actor should make people feel the way they want to, that's the main job of actor.
In olden days the stage dramas are played in front of the Kings and the artists
were awarded with valuable gifts. Thus acting and actors find a major role in
In ancient days,
some society does not allow women in acting. Thus men only act in that days,
the roles of female are played by the men or boys. The actors were also called
as players by the United States in olden days.
performer Thespis is the first actor who speaks on the drama. And eventually
that become the first act with voice. The over the years many talking dramas come
out from the Greece. They were based on three type of genres like tragedy,
comedy and satyr play. The Greece story were played in the form of songs and
the narrator performances. That's how the actor roles are evolutionized.
In the middle
later age the plays were produced in variety of story lines such as
mystery stories, where the hero, villain, comedy, devils are selected and
performed. The actors are mostly selected from the local population in a country.
In England the actors were only men and no females are used. But in other
countries female actresses has performed.
The Play of the
Greenwood (1276) by Adam de la Halle is a secular drama stage played in the
middle age. Many worthful plays were staged during that period.
During the 19th
century, the act and plays reached the next level. The actors were honored and
the acting become the popular profession and considered as an art. In this
stage the actors were considered as celebrities and the transition is made. The
development of film rolling and the evolution of theaters are marked their
entry. Then the actors and artists are managed by an actor-manager, whom he is
responsible for the actor's day to day activity works etc. Then the production
houses were formed.Henry Irving was one of the most successful actor-managers
of Britain. He is well known for his Shakespearean roles and also he is the one
who introduced the stage lights which makes the audience to more concentrated
on the stage. His company toured across the world to find out the audience
response and also to increase more audiences.
After the 20th
century the actors find hard to act and manage the financial income. Hence a
separate role of actor and one who manage him by issuing dates and looking
after his salary and budget called manager is formed. That's how the cinema get
Indian Cinema actors:
was the first Indian feature film made by Dadasaheb Phalke. The film talking
film was made in 1931, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara. This was commercially a
successful movie. Dillip Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand are the
most successful actors of that particular era. They attract and inspire the
audience with unique styles of acting.
Rajesh Khanna is
the most prominent, followed and successful actor in the 1960s. He has starred
in 15 consecutive hit movies and referred to as first Indian superstar.
is considered as one of the most successful and inspiring actor in the
Bollywood industry in the 1970s & 1980s.
After 1990 the Bollywood has seen the evolution
of three Khans
1) Shah Rukh Khan (Most successful and influential
romantic actor in the 1990s.)
2) Aamir Khan (Most successful and most popular
actor in the early 2000s)
3) Salman Khan
In Tamil cinema
M.K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar is the most popular actor in the 1930’s debuted in
Pavalakkodi. Ambikapathy(1937) is another successful film acted by him.
M.G.Ramachandran commonly called MGR, is the
most popular and liked by all people. His debut film is the Sathi Leelavathi.
Nadodi Mannan is the other hit movie.
who is the most popular actor in the 1940s, his debut film was Miss Malini. He
is named as Kadhal Mannan for his romantic roles in films.
was considered to be one of the most prominent and successful actor in the Tamil
film industry. He made his debut in the Tamil film industry in the early 1950s
in Parasakthi. He is well known for his sentimental acts as he is named as
Nadigar Thilagam. Veera Pandiya Katta Bomman was another best film of his
career which won him the Best Actor award.
Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, Bhagyaraj, Vijayakanth were the other actors who made
their debut in the 1970s.
Raghuvaran, T.Rajendar, Anand Babu etc… are the actors who made their debut in
Ajithkumar, Vikram, Aravind Swamy, Mammotty, Mohan Lal, Surya were the actors
ruling the kollywoodv industry today made their first professional career
appearance in the 1990s.
Dhanush, Jayam Ravi, Vishal, Silambarasam were introduced them to the adult
career in the 2000s.
Sethupathy, Harish Kalyan, Atharva Murali, Sivakarthikeyan, Vijay Antony,
Vikram Prabhu, Gautham Karhik, Vijay Devarakonda were the actors appeared in
screen after 2010.
The tamil cinema
is in a good position. There were a bunch of actors who were well talented,
skilled and followed by millions of fans. In 1990 the battle between Rajini and
Kamal set the people on watching more movies and supporting their favourite
actors. Both were well talented, Kamal is hugely popular for his
transformations and characterisation and unique acting.
After the 2010s
the battle for supremacy is between the Ajith & Vijay. Both having a huge
fan following in Tamil Nadu as well as other states. Actor Vijay’s movies were
broadly distributed and screened on all around the world.
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