As we all know, the Bollywood film industry is one of the biggest film industries in the whole world and is progressing day by day and Biopics is one of the major reasons behind its growth. Biopics not only tells us about the life of real heroes they also inspire and motivates in different ways. And it is a fact that the Indian audience has changed their preferences over time as biographical movies are ruling the box office nowadays.

Producing biopic movies is a new trend in the Bollywood film industry. Before that Bollywood film industry was often far away from real life. As the movies were full of action like the hero of the movie can beat 10-15 goons alone at the same time apart from that he is an outstanding dancer, singer, enchanter and they can do anything to impress the audience. And on the other hand, the actresses are hot, bold, and beautiful who can sing, dance, and always ready to be saved from heroes. This is how our Bollywood movies are actually made far from real life.

But as we all know, exceptions are always there so some filmmakers try to focus on a real person’s life rather than just entertainment and tried to inspire and motivate the audience with their real-life stories. And the audience also loved such kinds of movies. So, this is how biographical movies gained importance in the Bollywood film industry. That’s why today in this article we brought 15 best biopic movies in bollywood of all time.

So, without wasting any more time let’s move towards the list of top 15 biopic movies ever made in the Bollywood industry.




1. Shershah (2021)

2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

3. M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

4. Neerja (2016)

5. Mary Kom (2014)

6. The Dirty Picture (2011)

7. Shahid (2013)

8. Sardar (1993)

9. Sarabjit (2016)

10. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)

11. Dangal (2016)

12. Bandit Queen (1994)

13. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

14. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

15. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)





Top 15 Best Biopic Movies In Bollywood

  1. Shershah (2021)

DIRECTOR: Vishnuvardhan

GENRE: Action/Romance

RATING: 8.8/10

CAST: Kiara Advani, Ankita Gorava, Sidhartha Malhotra, Sahil Vaid, Javeed Jaaferi, Manmeet Kaur, Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Nikitin Dheer


The first movie present on our list of 15 best biopic movies ever made in Bollywood is Shershah. Shershah is a biopic based on the real-life story of PVC Captain Vikram Batra who lost his life in the Kargil War and was awarded the Param Veer Chakra award by the Indian Army. Sidharth Malhotra beautifully portrayed the role of Vikram Batra in the movie and Shershah was the code name of Vikram Batra. And if you have an interest in romance and action then you must watch this movie. The movie was officially released on Amazon Prime Videos.

So, basically the movie revolves around Vikram Batra’s personal life, his love interest, family, and his journey that how he became the Bravest soldier of the Army.

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  1. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

DIRECTOR: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

GENRE: Sport/Drama

RATING: 8.2/10

CAST: Rebecca Breeds, Farhan Akhtar, Divya Dutta, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Yograj Singh, Prakash Raj, Dalip Tahil


The next best biopic movie present on our list is Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. This is a sports-related biopic movie that is based on the life of the Flying Singh urf, Milkha Singh. I must say this is a must-watch movie for those who love sports. Farhan Akhtar beautifully portrayed the role of the Great Milkha Singh. This was the first of its kind sports biopic movie ever made in Bollywood.

The story revolves around the life of flying Sikh, Milkha Singh that how he struggled, and how he sacrificed everything to achieve his goal. The life story of Milkha Singh is such an inspiring story everyone should watch this movie.


  1. M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

DIRECTOR: Neeraj Pandey

GENRE: Sport/Drama

RATING: 7.9/10

CAST: Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kranti Prakash Jha, Bhumika Chawla, Alok Pandey


Another best sports biographical drama present on our list is M.S. Dhoni this is the second-best sports-based biopic present on our list of 15 best biopic movies ever made in Bollywood. As everybody knows the movie addresses to whom, the one and only Indian Cricketer and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The movie shows some most interesting and unknown facts about M.S Dhoni’s life. The role of M.S. Dhoni was played by our favorite actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The way he portrayed the role was just beyond perfect. The movie showed the whole journey of M.S.Dhoni from his childhood days to his fame days. Disha Patani, Anupam Kher, and Kiara Advani were also in the lead role in the movie.


  1. Neerja (2016)

DIRECTOR: Ram Madhvani

GENRE: Drama/Thriller

RATING: 7.6/10

CAST: Shekhar Ravjiani, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Ali Baldiwala, Yogendra Tikku, Shabana Azmi, Abrar Zahoor


At number 4, we have Neerja on our list of top 15 biopic movies in Bollywood. Neerja is basically a thriller and drama-based Hindi biographical movie which contains a brave incident of Neerja’s life in which she alone saved the life of 359 to 379 passengers during a plane hijack. She was the air-hostess of that airplane. This hijack happened in Pan Am 73 in Karachi, Pakistan.

The story of the movie was officially narrated by Neerja and was based on her point of view. The movie also highlighted the tension faced by Neerja and her family during the intact incident. Neerja Bhanot’s character was played by Sonam Kapoor. She fitted perfectly in the role and the role of Neerja’s mother was played by Shabana Azmi.


  1. Mary Kom (2014)

DIRECTOR: Omung Kumar

GENRE: Sport/Drama

RATING: 6.8/10

CAST: Darshan Kumar, Sunil Thapa, Priyanka Chopra, Shishir Sharma, Zachary Coffin, Kenny Basumatary, Lin Laishram


Mary Kom is yet another best movie present on our list of 15 bestbiopic movies in Bollywood. So, this is another sports biographical movie present on our list. This shows that our film industry is obsessed with sports-related biopics.

Mary Kom as the name of the movie says the movie is based on the life story of former Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom. The role of Mary Kom was played by the one and only beauty queen, Priyanka Chopra. The movie portrayed every small thing which happened in Mary Kom’s life. The struggle she had to face when she was following her passion for becoming a boxer and representing India on the International level. She faced a lot of things in her life but she never stopped herself and achieved what she wanted.


  1. The Dirty Picture (2011)

DIRECTOR: Milan Luthria

GENRE: Music/Drama

RATING: 6.6/10

CAST: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Imran Hasnee, Anju Mahendru, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajesh Sharma


Another best biopic present on our list of top 15 biopic movies of the Bollywood industry is The Dirty Picture. But the movie is not officially a biopic movie but it unquestionably resembles the life of a South Indian actress Silk Smitha, who was famous for her sensual and erotic roles.

The movie portrayed the life of Silk Smitha which was played by Vidya Balan, which showed the journey towards stardom and then her sudden death. And the movie also showed the dark side of the film industry that people can go to any extent to become famous and then how it usually ends.


  1. Shahid (2013)

DIRECTOR: Hansal Mehta

GENRE: Drama/Bollywood

RATING: 8.2/10

CAST: Kay Menon, Rajkummar Rao, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Prabal Panjabi, Prabhleen Sandhu, Mohammad Zeeshan, Vipin Sharma, Vinod Rawat


At number 7, we have Shahid on our list of top 15 biopic movies in Bollywood. The movie portrays the life of a human rights activist and a lawyer named Shahid Azmi. Shahid Azmi was ended up in Mumbai in 2010 as an assassin. The lead role was done by Rajkumar Rao. The real-life of Shahid Azmi was also safeguarded in the film in 2004 named Black Friday while the movie was waiting for its release against the Censor board and that made Anurag Kashyap make a film about life of Shahid Azmi.


  1. Sardar (1993)

DIRECTOR: Ketan Mehta

GENRE: Drama/Bollywood

RATING: 7.9/10

CAST: Tom Alter, Annu Kapoor, Govind Namdev, Suhasini, Satish Kaushik, Paresh Rawal, Benjamin Gilani


Sardar the next best biopic movie present on our list of 15 bestbiopic movies in Bollywood. The movie portrays the real-life story of the Iron Man of India urf Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who is the forgotten hero of India’s freedom fight. His struggle was always obliterated by the pre-eminence of Mahatma Gandhi and the greatness of Jawaharlal Nehru. The role of the Iron Man of India was played by the most versatile actor Paresh Rawal. Due to this movie, people got to know about his greatness and every effort he made to make India an independent country.


  1. Sarabjit (2016)

DIRECTOR: Omung Kumar

GENRE: Drama/Bollywood

RATING: 7.3/10

CAST: Aishwarya Rai, Randeep Hooda, Darshan Kumar, Richa Chadda, Ankur Bhatia, Darshan Kumar, Shiwani Saini, Ankita Shrivastava


Sarabjit is yet another best movie present on our list of 15 bestbiopic movies in Bollywood. This is another biographical movie based on an Indian prisoner waiting for a death sentence in Pakistan and his fight against justice. The role of Sarabjit was played by Randeep Hooda and the way he portrayed the role was just amazing. He made his acting look so real. You will definitely feel the pain and struggle in his acting.

Aishwarya Rai played the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur. Basically, the movie shows the journey of Dalbir Kaur who was trying to seek justice for her brother and she almost struggled for 22 years and ultimately his struggle brought his brother back to India.


  1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)

DIRECTOR: Shyam Benegal

GENRE: Drama/War

RATING: 7.6/10

CAST: Rajit Kapur, Divya Dutta, Ila Arun, Pankaj Berry, Arif Zakaria, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sachin Khedekar


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero is another best biopic movie present on our list of 15 best biopic movies in Bollywood. As the name suggests everyone knows about whom the movie is made. The one and only the bravest freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra bose. The movie portrays the life of Netaji in Nazi Germany (1941-1943) as well as the Japnese-occupied Asia (1943-1945) which ultimately leads to the formation of Azad Hind Fauj. The extraordinary role of Shubhash Chandra Bose was done by Sachin Khedekar.


  1. Dangal (2016)

DIRECTOR: Nitesh Tiwari

GENRE: Sport/Action

RATING: 8.4/10

CAST: Sanya Malhotra, Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Suhani Bhatnagar, Zaira Wasim, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aparshakti Khurana


 At number 11, we have Dangal on our list of 15 best biopic movies in Bollywood. Another sports-based biopic movie is present on our list. The movie showed the real-life story of the Phogat family. The movie showed how a father wants his daughters, to become the number one wrestler in the world.

They portrayed each and every struggle which was faced by Mahavir Phogat in quest of training his daughters, to win at a Gold medal for their country at the world’s stage. In the movie, Aamir Khan played the role of a strict father, Mahavir Phogat. His performance was just outstanding throughout the whole movie. Believe me, this is a must-watch movie.


  1. Bandit Queen (1994)

DIRECTOR: Shekhar Kapur

GENRE: Drama/ Political Drama

RATING: 7.6/10

CAST: Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpayee, Seema Biswas, Raghubir Yadav, Saurabh Shukla, Anirudh Agarwal, Rajesh Vivek



Bandit Queen is the next best movie that is present on our list of 15 best biopic movies in Bollywood. The movie was based on the real-life story of famous bandit Phoolan Devi. The movie portrays the life and monstrosity faced by Phoolan Devi as she was gang-raped and was abused by a group of policemen and some people who belong to the upper caste. The movie showed her transition from a simple lady to a Bandit Queen as she wanted to take an act of revenge from all of them. The role was played by Seema Biswas perfectly and the audience was really obsessed with her acting.


  1. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

DIRECTOR: Tigmanshu Dhulia

GENRE: Action/Bollywood

RATING: 8.2/10

CAST: Mahie Gill, Brijendra Kala, Rajendra Gupta, Vipin Sharma, Imran Hasnee, Zakir Hussain, Vipin Sharma, Irrfan Khan


Pan Singh Tomar is another best biopic movie present on our list and can also be listed under the name of sports biopic movies. But eventually the movie, Pan Singh Tomar had a dreadful ending when we compare it with other biopic movies as in the movie and athlete turned into a bandit Pan Singh Tomar. The role of Pan Singh Tomar was played by the great actor Irfaan Khan.

The movie portrays how a Gold medalist soldier at the Indian Army at Indian National Games, who somehow became a famous bandit in Chambal Valley. Isn’t it weird? To know more what the whole movie. The movie will keep you entertained for the whole duration.


  1. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

DIRECTOR: Rajkumar Santoshi

GENRE: Drama/History

RATING: 8.1/10

CAST: Amrita Rao, Raj Babbar, Ajay Devgan, Sushant Singh, D’santosh, Akhilendra Mishra, Farida Jalal


At number 14, we have The Legends of Bhagat Singh on our list of top 15 biopic movies in Bollywood. As the name suggests, the movie portrays the real-life story of the most popular and bravest freedom fighter in India, Bhagat Singh. The movie portrayed each and every unknown thing about Bhagat Singh’s life. The movie received a lot of fame and positive responses from the audience. The movie also received a lot of awards, but the movie didn’t earn a lot at the box office. The exceptional role of Bhagat Singh was played by Ajay Devgan along with Akhilendra Mishra and Sushant Singh. I am definitely sure the movie is going to make you cry.


  1. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

DIRECTOR: Ketan Mehta

GENRE: Romance/Drama

RATING: 8/10

CAST: Pankaj Tripathi, Gaurav Dwivedi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Deepa Sahi, Urmila Mahanta, Jagat Rawat


The last movie which is present on our list of 15 best biopic movies in Bollywood is Manjhi: The Mountain Man. The movie revolves around the extraordinary life of Dashrath Manjhi, who actually craved a mountain with just a hammer and chisel for her pregnant wife. The movie beautifully portrayed the love between Manjhi and his wife. The role of Manjhi in the movie was played by Nawazuddin Siddique. His acting was just amazing in the movie and the movie received a lot of positive responses from the critics as well as the audience.



With this, I am going to conclude this article of the top 15 biopic movies in Bollywood. Biopic movies are one of the most inspirational and motivational movies among all Bollywood movies and I personally love watching biopic movies as they tell us the way in which we should live our life that’s why we have prepared this list of 15 best biopic movies in Bollywood. Do watch all the movies present on our list they all are full of entertainment and inspiration. And if we forgot to add some of your favorite biopics to our list then feel free to comment them down so that other biopic lovers can watch them too.


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