There's always a debate on whether men look better with a stubble or clean shaven. Each of us have our personal favourites—and things are no different when it comes to Bollywood celebs. While many of Bollywood's hottest men are clean-shaven, we like to see a hint of facial hair on them. After all, beard and moustache enhance a man's appearance. Not just ‘no shave November’—many Bollywood celebs have taken it upon themselves to sport classy bearded looks all year round. Here are a few Bollywood celebs in their bearded avatars.
1. Shahid Kapoor
Bollywood's Kabir Singh certainly knows how to wow his audience with his acting chops. The actor's performance in Haider was immaculate, as was his beard. Not only has he perfected his acting style over time, but he has also refined his full grown beard look. The actor is quite active on social media, and he enjoys sharing amazing photos of himself with his followers. In a recent post, he shared a picture where he looked dapper showing off his bearded look, which left his fans swooning!
2. Ranveer Singh
We wouldn't be wrong if we said Ranveer Singh revived the beard look. Starting with Gunday, the actor has nailed every beard look imaginable, be it a neat stubble in Ram Leela or a long, hanging beard in Padmaavat. His thick beard look has become a trend thanks to his distinct fashion sense.
3. Sidharth Malhotra
With his great acting talents and lethal look, the actor has proven his mettle in Bollywood. Sidharth has lately partnered with Beardo, a men's grooming company, and he certainly merits the association thanks to his evergreen stubble.
4. Ranbir Kapoor
If there’s any look that suits Ranbir Kapoor the most, it's got to be the one where he sports facial hair. His blockbusters—Sanju, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Tamasha, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Rockstar—all featured Ranbir's various beard styles, and each one was a showstopper in itself.
5. Anil Kapoor
The evergreen actor goes to great lengths to perfect his acting abilities and appearance. With a recent film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Bollywood's very own Nayak has revived the salt-and-pepper beard style.
6. Hrithik Roshan
The actor has styled his beard to perfection in many films, including Super 30. Hrithik Roshan shared his first glimpse as Vedha on Instagram and fans went gaga over it. The actor's full-grown beard and moustache seem fierce and rugged in the photo. Vedha has his own style, complete with smudged blood on his cheeks and a tangle of unkempt hair. Hrithik wears a black V-neck kurta shirt with a white pattern. A black chain adorns his attire, although we could barely take our eyes off his face to notice much else.
7. Saif Ali Khan
Pataudi's nawab is a charmer. With characters like Langada Tyagi from Omkara, Ranvir Singh from Race, Gautam Kapoor from Cocktail, and Sartaj Singh from his popular web series Sacred Games, he surely understands how to woo the audience. One feature that is consistent in all of his roles we just described is his beard, which has evolved with each of his memorable roles.
8. Amitabh Bachchan
For more than a decade, the megastar has adorned a fashionable beard. With his appearances in Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, Cheeni Kum, and Pink, the angry young man of Bollywood popularised the French beard style. In real life, Big B prefers to wear a French beard.
9. Shah Rukh Khan
There have only been a few films in which King Khan has flaunted a beard, but his facial hair game in Raees sparked a frenzy among his fans. He looked uber handsome in the film, and we couldn’t stop swooning over him.
10. Akshay Kumar
Khiladi Kumar's fondness for various beard styles is visible in his mega-hits such as Singh is King, Gabbar is Back, and Kesari, among many others. His facial hair style has also influenced Indian beard trends.
11. Salman Khan
The A-List actor is a trendsetter—from his hairstyles, physique, and beard style, the actor has influenced many men to follow suit. His most recent release, Bharat, is the perfect example of this where fans adored his white Balbo beard.
12. John Abraham
The Bollywood actor is mostly seen sporting an outlandish look with a patchy beard style that has inspired many young men. The style not only complements his overall appearance but also suits his face shape.
13. Arjun Kapoor
With each film in which he has appeared, the B-town actor has evolved—especially when it comes to his beard look. A majority of the time, the actor is seen sustaining a dense beard with a moustache. Since his debut in 2012 with Ishaaqzaade alongside Parineeti Chopra, his strong and gruff look has been warmly embraced by the public.
Bollywood actors have become the embodiment of fashion and style over the years. One of the most popular looks for men right now features a beard, which has been mastered by everyone from Amitabh Bachchan to the youngest actors in Bollywood.