15 Top Double Roles in Bollywood Movies

Dual role formula has been a sure-fire key to success for many Bollywood films. Dual roles are not only comic but they add an extra masala to the story. Here we mention about some of the most entertaining double roles in Indian films.

[1] Dev Anand in Hum Dono

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Dev Anand was one of the most handsome film stars of his time. The double role played by him in the 1961 film Hum Dono, won the heart of millions of viewers and it became one of the top box office hits of the year. One of his good movies with similar roles is the 1973 film, Banarasi Babu. He died at the age of 88 on 3 December 2011 in London.

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[2] Dilip Kumar in Ram Aur Shyam

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Dilip Kumar is one of the greatest stars of Bollywood whose way of acting has been a source of inspiration for the next generation actors like from Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, SRK, and Akshay Kumar. He played the role of twin brothers- Ram and Shyam, in one of the good movies of 1967 ‘Ram Aur Shyam’.  Kumar has worked in more than 65 films and he has won nine Filmfare Awards.

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 [3] Rajesh Khanna in Aradhana

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The 1969 film Aradhana is one of the best films with a double role in Rajesh Khanna movie list. He played the dual role of an air force officer Arun, and his son Suraj Saxena, in this film. His top movies in dual roles also include Sachaa Jhuta, Humshakal, and Mehbooba.

Rajesh Khanna was known as the ‘first superstar’ of Indian cinema who died on 18 July 2012.


 [4] Hema Malini in Seeta Aur Geeta

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Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) is one of the top movies of Hema Malini in which she played the dual role of sisters Seeta and Geeta. They both get separated at birth and are brought up in different backgrounds. Hema won a Filmfare- Best- Actress– Award for her role in this film. Hema is currently a member of Lok Sabha representing BJP.

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 [5] Sridevi in Chaalbaaz

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Sridevi is a well-known Hindi actress who played an interesting role of twin sisters, carefree Manju and easily frightened girl Anju, in the 1989 movie Chaalbaz.  She has also played binary roles in top movies like Kudha Gawah, Lamhe, and Gurudev. Sridevi has acted in several films and won five Filmfare Awards.

She married film producer Boney Kapoor in 1996.

[6] Amitabh Bachchan in Don

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 Amitabh Bachchan, also known as Big- B, did magnificent dual roles of Don and Vijay in the 1978 super-hit movie Don. Amitabh Bachchan movies list in a dual role also includes Aakhree Raasta, Kasme Vaade, and Sooryavansham. Amitabh Bachchan Birthday comes on 11 October. Amitabh is the winner of several accolades including four National Film Awards for Best Actor. He founded a production company called Amitabh Bachchan Corporation in 1996.


[7] Govinda in Aankhen

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 Govinda Ahuja is a famous film actor and a former politician known for his excellent dancing skills. Govinda has played double roles in many films like Aankhen, Jaan Se Pyaara, and Sandwich. He has worked in more than 165 films and some of the successful Govinda movies are Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), and Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999). He married Sunita Ahuja in 1987.

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[8] Salman Khan in Judwaa  
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Salman played the role of separated twins with opposing characters in the 1997 film ‘Judwaa‘ and won many accolades. Some of the super-hit Salman Khan movies are Dabangg (2010), Bodyguard (2011), Kick (2014), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), and Sultan (2016). Salman Khan upcoming movies in 2017 and 2018 are ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’   and   ‘Race 3’ respectively.

[9] Sunil Shetty in Gopi Kishan

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Sunil Shetty played a double role in the 1994 film Gopi Kishan.  He has worked in more than 110 movies and is well-known for his roles in action films. Sunil married Mana Shetty in 1991 and is blessed with a daughter and son whose names are Athiya Shetty and Ahan Shetty respectively. Some of the hit Sunil Shetty movies are Mohra (1994), Border (1997), and   Red Alert: The War Within (2010).


[10] Kajol in Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi

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Kajol is one of the most successful Bollywood stars who has acted in many hit films in 1990’s. This Hindi actress has played twin roles in Dushman (1998) and Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001).  Some of her awesome movies to watch are Baazigar (1993), Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001).

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 [11] Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om

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Deepika Padukone played a binary role in the 2007 blockbuster, Om Shanti Om.  She also did a dual role of characters Suzie and Sasaki in the 2009 film Chandi Chowk to China. Some of her wonderful movies to watch are Chennai Express (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015), and Piku (2015).  Her upcoming movies in 2018 are Sapna Didi, Rana, and Sahir Ludhianvi Bio-Pic.

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 [12] Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

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Hrithik Roshan is among one of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood who played a dual role as Raj and Rohit, in his debut film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. His first acting role fetched him two Filmfare Awards—Best Male Debut and Best Actor. ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ (2003), and ‘Krrish’ (2006) are two of his fantastic movies to watch. Roshan’s list of movies in 2017 includes ‘Kaabil’ and ‘Hrudayantar’.


 [13] Shahrukh Khan in Duplicate

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King Khan’s list of movies in which he has played double roles includes Duplicate (1998), Paheli, Don (2006), and Om Shanti Om (2007).  SRK has appeared in more than 80 films and won 14 Filmfare Awards. Some of his best movies are Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), and Devdas (2002).

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[14] Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal

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Saif Ali Khan’s first movie in a double role is Love Aaj Kal. Hum Tum (2004) is one of his best movies for which he won National Film Award for Best Actor. His movie releases in 2012 and 2017 are romantic comedy ‘Cocktail’ and comedy-drama ‘Chef’ respectively.

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 [15] Bipasha Basu in Dhoom- 2

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Bipasha played the role of identical sisters, Monali Bose and Shonali Bose in the action adventure film Dhoom 2 (2006). She is often quoted in the media as a sex symbol due to her roles in erotic thriller films like Jism (2003), which is also one of her best movies. Her movie releases in 2008 include ‘Race’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, for which she got a lot of appreciation.

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