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100 Best Performances of Hindi Cinema - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

The listing here is purely based on individual power packed performances by the actors, irrespective of the success or failure of the movies taken into consideration.
And the first two entries have been given a special mention for a specific reason.

If we include all the masterpieces featuring the two legends of Hindi Film Industry, Dilip Kumar & Amitabh Bachchan as individual entries, then they will indisputably capture a substantial number of counts, which will in turn forcibly keep many deserving movies out of the list. Hence all the world famous movies of these two veterans are respectably included as the first & second entries of the 100 Best.

Written in alphabetical order (except the first two), many readers may find the list incomplete, as their favourite performance or actor might be missing in the Final 100. So, I would like to request to add your favourite acts in a comment following the post (as your personal recommendation) which will surely help the write-up to be more comprehensive from all angles. So here are 
_____“The 100 Best Performances of Hindi Cinema”______

01.      Dilip Kumar in his famous milestones.
02.      Amitabh Bachchan in his major blockbusters till 1990.
03.      Aamir Khan in Lagaan
04.      Aamir Khan in Rang De Basanti 
05.      Aamir Khan in Rangeela     
06.      Amitabh Bachchan (Post 1990) in Paa
07.      Amjad Khan in Sholay
08.      Amol Palekar in Chhoti Si Baat
09.      Amol Palekar in Golmaal
10.      Amrish Puri in Mr. India
11.      Anil Kapoor in Pukar
12.      Anu Kapoor in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
13.      Anupam Kher in Saraansh
14.      Ashok Kumar in Aashirwad
15.      Ashok Kumar in Kanoon
16.      Ashutosh Rana in Dushman
17.      Balraj Sahni in Do Beegha Zameen
18.      Balraj Sahni in Garam Hawa 
19.      Balraj Sahni in Kabuliwala 
20.      Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par
21.      Dev Anand in Guide
22.      Dharmendra in Chupke Chupke
23.      Dharmendra in Satyakam
24.      Farukh Sheikh in Katha
25.      Guru Dutt in Kaagaz Ke Phool
26.      Guru Dutt in Pyaasa 
27.      Hema Malini in Seeta Aur Geeta 
28.      Hrithik Roshan in Koi Mil Gaya
29.      Irrfan Khan in Haasil
30.      Irrfan Khan in Paan Singh Tomar
31.      Jaya Bhaduri in Abhimaan
32.      Jaya Bhaduri in Guddi
33.      Jaya Bhaduri in Koshish 
34.      Jeetendera in New Delhi
35.      Kajol in Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai
36.      Kamal Hassan in Hey Ram
37.      Kamal Hassan in Nayakan
38.      Kamal Hassan in Sadma 
39.      Kangna Ranaut in Queen
40.      Madhubala in Mughal-E-Azam
41.      Madhuri Dixit in Mrityudand     
42.      Manoj Kumar in Shaheed
43.      Manoj Bajpai in Satya
44.      Meena Kumari in Mere Apne
45.      Meena Kumari in Pakeezah
46.      Meena Kumari in Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam
47.      Meenakshi Sheshadri in Damini
48.      Mithun Chakraborty in Mrigya
49.      Nana Patekar in Parinda 
50.      Nana Patekar in Prahaar
51.      Nargis in Mother India
52.      Naseeruddin Shah in Peston Jee
53.      Naseeruddin Shah in Sparsh
54.      N
aseeruddin Shah in Aakrosh
55.      Nutan in Bandini 
56.      Nutan in Sujata
57.      Om Puri in Ardh Satya
58.      Om Puri in Chachi 420
59.      Padmani Kohlapuri in Prem Rog
60.      Pankaj Kapoor in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
61.      Pankaj Kapoor in Maqbool 
62.      Pankaj Kapoor in Ek Doctor Ki Maut 
63.      Paresh Rawal in Hera Pheri
64.      Paresh Rawal in Sardar
65.      Paresh Rawal in Tamanna
66.      Pran in Zanjeer
67.      Priyanka Chopra in Barfi
68.      Raghuvaran in Shiva
69.      Raj Kapoor in Jaagte Raho
70.      Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker
71.      Raj Kapoor in Shri 420 
72.      Rajesh Khanna in Anand 
73.      Rajesh Khanna in Bawarchi
74.      Rajesh Khanna in Amar Prem
75.      Rajeshwari in Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda
76.      Rani Mukherjee in Black
77.      Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar
78.      Rekha in Khoobsurat
79.      Rekha in Umrao Jaan 
80.      Rishi Kapoor in Karz
81.     Sanjay Dutt in Vaastav
82.     Sanjeev Kumar in Angoor
83.     Sanjeev Kumar in Khilona
84.     Sanjeev Kumar in Koshish
85.     Seema Biswas in Bandit Queen
86.     Shabana Azmi in Ankur 
87.     Shabana Azmi in Sparsh
88.     Shabana Azmi in Arth
89.     Sharmila Tagore in Mausam
90.     Shahrukh Khan in Swades
91      Shammi Kapoor in Teesri Manzil
92.     Smita Patil in Bhumika
93.     Smita Patil in Mirch Masala
94.     Sridevi in Sadma
95      Tabu in Chandni Bar
96      Utpal Dutt in Bhuvan Shome
97      Utpal Dutt in Golmaal
98      V. Shantaram in Do Aankhen Barah Haath
99      Vidya Balan in Paa
100.   Waheeda Rehman in Guide

“Performances which still remain worth mentioning”
Amitabh Bachchan in Black
Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar & Sarkar Raj
Abhishek Bachchan in Guru 
Aamir Khan in Taarey Zameen Par
Anil Kapoor in Eshwar
Anil Kapoor in Lamhe
Anu Kapoor in Vicky Donor
Amrita Singh in Chameli Ki Shaadi
Boman Irani in Khosla Ka Ghosla
Dimple Kapadia in Rudaali
Hrithik Roshan in Jodha Akbar
Hema Malini in Sholay
Jenifer Kandal in 36 Chowrangee Lane
Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Kamal Hassan in Pushpak
Kareena Kapoor
 in Jab we met
Konkona Sen Sharma in Mr. & Mrs Iyer
Mammooty in Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar
Mehmood in Pyar Kiye Ja
Nagarjun in Shiva
Nana Patekar in Ab Tak 56 
Naseerudin Shah in Paar 
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Gangs of Wasseypur-II
Paresh Rawal in Mumbai Meri Jaan
Pankaj Kapoor in Halla Bol
Pran in Upkar 
Priyanka Chopra in Fashion 
Rajit Kapoor 
in Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda
Ranbir Kapoor in Barfi
Sharmila Tagore in Aradhana
Sanjay Dutt in Munna Bhai Series
Sanjeev Kumar in Pati Patni Aur Woh 
Sanjeev Kumar in Aandhi
Sunny Deol in Damini
Smita Patil in Arth 
Shahrukh Khan in Chakk De India
Shashi Kapoor in Kabhie Kabhie
Shabana Azmi in Paar
Vidya Balan in Kahaani
in Astitva
Reading the above entries, if you still find an important performance missing from the list, then please add your recommendations in a comment below the post. There is every possibility that I could have missed out a vital act worth including. Hence, the suggested deserving performances will surely be added among the best listed above.
Looking forward to your valuable comments and suggestions.

NOTE : Due to more than 200 responses to the post having many valuable suggestions given by all the fellow readers, the List was once again re-considered and duly updated in May 2013. 
And for friends really interested in reading all the the informative interaction in the comments, they have all been compiled in PDF files which can be easily accessed through the following links :

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