Top 5 Actors who have evolved from ”Lover Boy” to “Action Star”!

Indian cinema witnesses a change almost every year, from changing genres to actors the field witnesses a shift in every angle. It is quite often that actors have changed from their acting style from their initial days in the industry to a phase which they have never ventured into. There has been times when actors were identified as ‘chocolate boys’ in their initial days then have shifted to a complete bad ass action stars. Here is a look at a few stars who have witnessed a change


With films such as Minnale, AlaiPayuthey and Rehna hai tere dil mein Madhavan had captured the chocolate boy image in the early 2000’s . He was the type of actor whose poster was present in every girls bedroom wall and an actor who had become a trendsetter for romantic films. In the early days of his career Maddy was able to captivate the audience and establish a name for himself in the local market. Maddy has one such actor who has managed to get a firm grip in Kollywood as well as Bollywood and become an actor who blend into any role. it is only off late that we see him doing films such as Vikram Vedha and Irudhi Suttru that has got him the bad ass action star image. Despite playing bad ass roles he is one of the only few actors who has never let go of his chocolate boy image and is still being considered for romantic roles today.


Thala Ajith made his debut as lead hero in Kollywood with the 1993 film Amaravathi. The actor, who played romantic roles in a number of films like Aasai and Kadhal Kotai  had also experimented with playing the anti-hero once in a while, notably in Vaali. Ajith became a household name in the 90’s and early 2000’s as he was one such actor who had managed to captivate the audience through his romantic charm and screen presence. With films such as Aasai, Kandukondain Kandukondain and Vaali the actor had proved that he could even attract the family audience by doing romantic and action films. It was only by 2007 with films such as Billa and Aegan that Ajith had established himself as a stylish actor.He moved out of the romantic, college boy type of roles and appeared comfortable with age showing on his face.  The ‘stylish’ Ajith reveled in playing the good guy with grey shades. it was only in Mankatha that the salt-and-pepper hair Ajith had emerged. It is only off late that Ajith is seen doing purely action films that has given him a Mass star and bad ass image.


Being one of the most popular actors in South India, he is widely recognized for the variety of roles he has portrayed on the silver screen. Surya who started of his career with films such as Nerukku Ner ,  Kaadhale Nimmadhi, Sandhippoma and Periyanna became a full on romantic star who was able to get the chocolate boy image in the early stages of his career. it was only in In 2001, when Suriya had starred in Bala’s Nandha that became a turning point in his career. It was only in the mid 2000’s with films such as Kaakha Kaakha, Ghajini, Ayan and Singam that he became a full fledged action star and evolved from the ladies man stereotype.


As on the new age stars in the industry he had made his debut with films such as Kadhal Azhivathillai, Alai etc became an established forever young type romantic hero gained a huge fan following in the early 2000’s. With films such Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa he had become directors favorite for romantic films and family film type roles. It was only in 2012 when the actor had started venturing into commercially famous action thrillers which had given him a different appeal to the masses in the state. He is now known as bad ass star with films such as Chekka Chivanta Vaanam and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada to his name.

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor has turned out to be the most versatile actor in recent years and has experimented with his looks extensively which have always resulted in lots of praises by his fans. Shahid was undoubtedly one of the favorite Chocolate boy’s in Bollywood, with films such as Ishq Vishq, Dil Maange More and Vivaah he had managed to get his foothold as the college boy actor who was seen only rom coms and romantic flicks. It was only in the mid 2000’s when Shahid was looking to break away from his standard lover boy character to a more I-need-to-be-taken seriously type of roles. It was only films such as Haider, Kaminey and Udta Punjab that he had proved his versatility as an actor and was more recognized than only a chocolate boy . With his recent release ‘Kabir Singh’ he has broken all box office records and has entered the 200 crore club.