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Crowning Indian cinema's greatest: Vote for the best artistes of 100 years

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Feb 19, 2013 at 12:22pm IST

New Delhi: As Indian cinema turns 100 this year, we pay tribute to the men and women who used the celluloid as their canvas to paint larger-than-life dreams that galvanised generations of millions.

When Dadasaheb Phalke released the first Indian feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' on May 3, 1913 at Mumbai's Coronation Cinema, he pioneered an art form that was to become a national obsession.

In the last 10 decades, countless artistes have worked tirelessly every day, both behind the camera and in front of it, to better a medium that has grown in shape, form and content to a self-sustaining behemoth. There have been classics that have shaped not just the industry but also mirrored the changing society.

Vote for Indian cinema's greatest artistes of 100 yrs

As Indian cinema turns 100, vote for your favourite actor, actress, film, director and music composer of all time.

We know how conflicting it is to ask you to pick your favourites from a list that could run into several pages of actors, actresses, directors, films, music composers and other supporting artistes from films that date back to the 1920s. So we have shortlisted batches of 20 from five main categories to kick-start a series of polls on the greatest names of Indian cinema. Vote for your favourite artistes.

Poll

Who is India's greatest actor of all time?

Balraaj Sahni

Dilip Kumar

Guru Dutt

Om Puri

Naseeruddin Shah

MG Ramachandran

Shivaji Ganeshan

Uttam Kumar

Dr Rajkumar

Kamal Haasan

Mohanlal

Soumitro Chattopadhyay

Sanjeev Kumar

Gemini Ganesan

Pankaj Kapoor

Mamootty

NT Rama Rao

Mithun Chakraborty

Utpal Dutt

Chhabi Biswas

Who is India's greatest actress of all time?

Waheeda Rehman

Madhubala

Nargis

Sabitri Chatterjee

Meena Kumari

Nutan

Shabana Azmi

Smita Patil

Deepti Naval

Madhuri Dixit

Madhabi Mukherjee

Sharada

B Saroja Devi

Rakhee Gulzar

Kommareddy Savitri

Suraiya

Suchitra Sen

Sridevi

Devika Rani

Aishwarya Rai

Which is the greatest Indian film of all time?

Pyaasa (1957)

Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Sholay (1975)

Guide (1965)

Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Swayamvaram (1972)

Awaara (1951)

Bhuvan Shome (1969)

Maqbool (2003)

Damini (1993)

Koshish (1972)

Shyamchi Aai (1953)

Nayakan (1987)

Mirza Ghalib (1954)

Kabuliwala (1956)

Pather Panchali (1955)

Charulata (1964)

Marupakkam (1990)

Adaminte Makan Abu (2010)

Deool (2011)

Who is India's greatest director of all time?

Satyajit Ray

Mrinal Sen

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Mani Kaul

Shyam Benegal

Jahnu Barua

Gautam Ghose

Rituparno Ghosh

G Aravindan

Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Bimal Roy

Shakti Samanta

Yash Chopra

Vishal Bhardwaj

Mani Ratnam

Rajkumar Hirani

K Balachander

Shankar

Manmohan Desai

Girish Kasaravalli

Who is India's best music composer of all time?

SD Burman

SP Balasubramanyam

Ilayaraja

Bhupen Hazarika

Hemant Kumar

Ismail Darbar

Khayyam

Naushad

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

OP Nayyar

AR Rahman

Yuvan Shankar Raja

Vishal Bhardwaj

Rahul Dev Burman

Kishore Kumar

Hridaynath Mangeshkar

M Balamuralikrishna

Madan Mohan

Satyajit Ray

Jaidev

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