Rekha to Shah Rukh Khan; 9 popular actors: Then and now

First Published Nov 30, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Bollywood is all about films, celebrities, talent and controversies. However, one thing we cannot deny is the importance of looks or on-screen appearance of the lead actors and actresses.

<p>Few actors like Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol, Tabu and Nana Patekar are not looking too different from what they use to look when they entered the fim industry. But everyone is not so lucky. Despite working towards reinventing their looks, many celebs no longer bear any resemblance to their initial photos. Let's look at some drastic 'then and now' instances.</p>

Few actors like Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol, Tabu and Nana Patekar are not looking too different from what they use to look when they entered the fim industry. But everyone is not so lucky. Despite working towards reinventing their looks, many celebs no longer bear any resemblance to their initial photos. Let's look at some drastic 'then and now' instances.

<p><strong>Manisha Koirala</strong><br />
The classic Nepali beauty Manisha Koirala faced quite a few challenges in recent years like divorce and cancer and still managed to come out triumphant.</p>

Manisha Koirala
The classic Nepali beauty Manisha Koirala faced quite a few challenges in recent years like divorce and cancer and still managed to come out triumphant.

<p><strong>Akshay Kumar</strong><br />
Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar's transformation is impressive.</p>

Akshay Kumar
Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar's transformation is impressive.

<p><strong>Bobby Deol</strong><br />
It's hard to imagine, but that's Bobby Deol under that heavily bearded, grungy avatar that he adopted until recently.</p>

Bobby Deol
It's hard to imagine, but that's Bobby Deol under that heavily bearded, grungy avatar that he adopted until recently.

<p><strong>Shah Rukh Khan</strong><br />
When SRK entered Bollywood his looks completely different from present-day SRK. Who is lean, muscular and smoldering in facial hair.</p>

Shah Rukh Khan
When SRK entered Bollywood his looks completely different from present-day SRK. Who is lean, muscular and smoldering in facial hair.

<p><strong>Aamir Khan</strong></p>

<p>The Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan is known for his skills. He enjoys evolving, not just in the kind of movies he picks up but also in the way he looks in those films.</p>

Aamir Khan

The Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan is known for his skills. He enjoys evolving, not just in the kind of movies he picks up but also in the way he looks in those films.

<p><strong>Jackie Shroff</strong><br />
Jackie's lack of discipline in his lifestyle is quite evident on his face.<br />
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Jackie Shroff
Jackie's lack of discipline in his lifestyle is quite evident on his face.
 

<p><strong>Rekha</strong><br />
Many actors age has become a fraction of their past glory but evergreen actress Rekha is like the proverbial wine, only gets better.&nbsp;</p>

Rekha
Many actors age has become a fraction of their past glory but evergreen actress Rekha is like the proverbial wine, only gets better. 

<p><strong>Sanjay Dutt</strong><br />
Sanjay Dutt has seen many ups and down in his life. It is no surprise that his life is a subject of biopic.</p>

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt has seen many ups and down in his life. It is no surprise that his life is a subject of biopic.

<p><strong>Dimple Kapadia</strong><br />
The bubbly, baby-faced Bobby actress picture is of untainted innocence. When compared to recent Dimple Kapadia, who cuts a shiny but sharper picture.</p>

Dimple Kapadia
The bubbly, baby-faced Bobby actress picture is of untainted innocence. When compared to recent Dimple Kapadia, who cuts a shiny but sharper picture.

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