Bollywood is one of the top film industries in India and it produced some quality biopic films over the years. The biopics are pretty entertaining and inspiring.
In this article, we are going to list the 10 Best Bollywood Biopic Films of All Time. Watching mentioned biopics we will learn about the legends and their great deeds.
List of 10 Best Bollywood Biopic Films of All Time
1. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022) is an Indian biographical film based on the life of Nambi Narayanan. The movie was written, produced and directed by R. Madhavan and also his directorial debut.
The film describes the journey, achievement and struggle of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was accused in an espionage case and later acquitted. The movie received positive reviews from critics as well as the general public.
The movie has a talented star cast like R. Madhavan as Nambi Narayanan, Simran as Meena Narayanan, Nambi’s wife and other supporting casts. Also, Suriya in the Tamil version and Shahrukh Khan in the Hindi version played a cameo role as the host in a televised interview.
2. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) is a biopic of the famous cricket world cup winning caption M.S. Dhoni. The movie is written and directed by Neeraj Pandey.
The movie casts late actor Sushant Singh Rajput as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kiara Advani as Sakshi Singh Dhoni (His wife), Disha Patani as Priyanka Jha (Dhoni’s girlfriend) and other supporting casts.
The plot of the film follows the early life struggle and success of M.S. Dhoni. It is considered one of the best Bollywood biopic films of all time.
Shershaah 2021 is a Bollywood biopic film based on the life of martyred solder Vikram Batra. The movie was directed by Vishnuvardhan (his Hindi film debut) and written by Sandeep Shrivastava.
The movie got an OTT release on Amazon Prime Video. The movie tells the story of Captain Vikram Batra, his early life, love and family life and his ultimate sacrifices for the country during the Kargil war.
Shershaah casts Sidharth Malhotra as Captain Vikram Batra, Kiara Advani as Dimple Cheema (His fiance), and various others. The film is widely accepted by the audience and critics as well, making it one of the best Bollywood biopic films of all time.
4. The Legend of Bhagat Singh
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) is an Indian biopic describing the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, one of the greatest freedom fighters in India. The movie was co-written and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.
The biopic follows the childhood life of Bhagat Singh who witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre till his death by hanging and the atrocities of the Britishers.
The film casts Ajay Devgan as Bhagat Singh, Sushant Singh as Sukhdev Thapar, D. Santosh as Shivram Hari Rajguru, and Akhilendra Mishra as Chandra Shekhar Azad in the main role and various other talented actors in supporting role. It is considered one of the best movies in Ajay Devgan’s career.
5. Manjhi – The Mountain Man
Manjhi – The Mountain Man (2015) is a Bollywood biopic about a common poor man Dashrath Manjhi, who lived in a small village Gehlaur near Gaya, Bihar.
The movie casts talented actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Dashrath Manjhi and Radhika Apte as Phaguniya (His wife). The movie was directed and co-written by Ketan Mehta with Anjum Rajabali, Mahendra Jhakar, Varadraj Swami, and Shahzad Ahemad as co-writers.
The film’s plot follows Dashrath Manjhi in the 1960s, his family specifically his wife Phaguniya Devi and how he carved a path of 9.1 metres wide and 110 metres long cutting through a hill of 7.6 metres (25 ft) high, using only a hammer and chisel.
The movie received positive reviews from critics and audiences, and consider one of the best Bollywood biopics of all time.
6. Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar is a Bollywood biopic sports drama co-written and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia along with Sanjay Chauhan as another co-writer.
The film was released in 2012 and it is about Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian Army soldier and a steeplechase champion (7 times) who later became a rebel and fought against the system.
The movie casts Irrfan Khan as Paan Singh Tomar and Mahie Gill as Indra Singh Tomar in the lead role while many talented supporting cast making it one of the top 10 best Bollywood biopic films of all time.
Sarbjit is about Sarabjit Singh a farmer who was convicted by the supreme court of Pakistan for spying and consequently spent 22 years in prison.
The film stars Randeep Hooda as Sarabjit Singh, Aishwarya Rai, Richa Chadda, and Darshan Kumar played important roles.
Sarbjit was released in 2016 with a production budget of Rs. 16 crores and received positive reviews from critics as well as audiences, making it one of the Bollywood biopic films of all time.
8. Super 30
Super 30 starring Hrithik Roshan is a 2019 Hollywood biopic drama film directed by Vikas Bahl. The film is about Anand Kumar, a mathematics teacher and educator.
The film got its theatrical release on 12 July 2019 and emerged as one of the most successful films of that year. The movie is well-liked by critics and audiences and the performance of Hrithik is grounded and outstanding, making it one of the best Bollywood biopic films of all time.
Dangal is one of the highest-grossing films in Indian cinema. It is a biographical sports drama and revolves around the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a wrestler who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become medal-winning female wrestlers.
The film casts Aamir khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat and especially his performance is lauded by fans. Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and made with a budget of Rs. 70 crores and grossed around Rs. 2000 crore making it the highest-grossing Indian biopic film of all time.
10. Bhag Milkha Bhag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a sports biographical drama movie directed Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
The film is about Milkha Singh aka flying Sikh an Indian athlete and commonwealth champion, his life struggle and professional as well as personal life.
The movie casts Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh and played his part brilliantly. The movie is well received by fans making it one of the best Bollywood biopic films of all time.