There were times when Madhubala, Raj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt and Dev Anand were highly popular..
This followed with the advent of Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini and Helen
who had set star values for themselves among people of India.. Later
Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and
Om Puri achieved notable success as actors..
Bimal Roy, Guru Dutt,
Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar are considered among top directors, SD and RD Burman (father and son), Naushad Ali, Shankar-Jaikishan ruled the composing of
Music in Hindi Cinema.. Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle gave numerous popular songs to the Hindi cinema..