Bollywood's "Bodyguard" boy, Salman Khan, who has three consecutive box office hits, with "Dabangg"(2010), "Bodyguard" (2011) and "Ready" (2011), is reportedly and unanimously the leading male actor in the industry, according to the results of an online poll, conducted by "Top 10 Bollywood".
Aamir Khan is in second place, while Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan round out the top five.
Hrithik Roshan could only manage sixth position, hampered by the failure of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Guzaarish" (2010). However, he fared better than either Ajay Devgn or Saif Ali Khan who, with two flops apiece, managed seventh and eighth positions, respectively. Farhan Akhtar and Emraan Hashmi are in ninth and tenth positions.
Criteria for Selection and Ranking
Commercial Success (The film's box office performance, both in India and across the world)
The three previous films of each actor
The nature of its performance - depending on box office collections, as well as cost of the film and Return on Investment (ROI)
The specific rating of the film - Was it a blockbuster, a super hit, a hit, average, a flop or a disaster
The nature of role played - Was it a lead or supporting performance
Here are photographs of the top 10 actors with their recent box office records.