Om Puri is famous for his unconventional roles in Indian films. He has played the role of Police Officers in many movies that include Ghayal, Drohkaal, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha, Vinashak, Maqbool, Aan: Men at Work, Dev,
Mumbai Xpress, Dabangg, Don 2 and
Ghayal Once Again. He has been nominated for Filmfare Awards as Best Supporting Actor in Ghayal and Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha.
Nana Patekar is an Indian film actor, writer, and singer. Nana Patekar essayed the role of a CBI Inspector in the movie Tarkeib and later on, acted as a Police Officer in Ab Tak Chhappan and in the sequel also named Ab Tak Chhappan 2. He received an award from Bengal Flim Journalists’ Association as Best Actor (Ab Tak Chhappan).
The most eligible Indian bachelor Salman Khan acted in Dabangg as a corrupted but fearless police officer. His character has been named as Chulbul Pandey. The famous item number Munni Badnam Hui is from this movie only. After the success of Dabangg, the directors made Dabangg 2 which also was a hit film. He has been nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor ( 'Dabbang' and Dabbang 2). He also played the role of a police officer in Garv.
The Singham of Bollywood- Ajay Devgan portrayed the role of a cop in many movies. The films include Naajayaz, Gangaajal, Insan, Masti, Aakrosh, Singham, and Singham 2. His fan following increased in a large number after his power packed performance in Gangaajal, Singham and Singham 2. He received awards for his role in respective films. He clinched Dada Saheb Phalke award for Best actor in leading role (Singham) and has been nominated for Filmfare award under the same category.
The stuntman of Bollywood- Akshay Kumar portrayed the role of a police inspector in movies like '
Khakee' , Aan: Men at Work,
Rowdy Rathore, a Captain of CIA in Indian army in '
Holiday' and a secret agent from Indian intelligence in the movie
Baby. His work in those movies has been liked by the audience. He received Stardust Best Actor Award- Action/Thriller for Rowdy Rathore, Stardust Star of the Year Award for 'Baby' , Big Star Entertaining Actor in an action role for Rowdy Rathore.
Tabu plays the role of a tough cop in the thriller movie '
Drishyam'. She played the role of Inspector General in the film. Tabu did a fabulous job in the Malayalam remake of Drishyam. She has been nominated for Filmfare Award as Best Supporting Actress. She also essayed a police officer role in 'Kohram'.
Priyanka Chopra played the role of a police officer in Prakash Jha’s movie-
Jai Gangaajal, which is a sequel to Gangaajal which was led by Ajay Devgan. She stunned her fans through her performance. With a no-make up look, she did many action scenes in the film. She also acted in Don 2 where she essayed the role of an Interpol Officer and gave her best performance and also in Gunday as an undercover police officer.
Randeep Hooda raised to fame with the movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbai where he portrayed the role of ACP in which his performance had been appreciated by critics. After that, he never looked back and did many roles, but he did roles of a police officer in three more movies i.e. Jannat 2,
John Day and Kick. He received Lions Gold Award for Favorite Actor in a supporting role (Once Upon a Time in Mumbai), Stardust Award for Best Actor (Jannat 2).
Irrfan Khan is the most versatile actor in Bollywood. He acted in four movies as a police officer that includes Bada Din, 'Gunaah', 'Rog', and
Slumdog Millionaire and as ACP in Gunday and CID officer in Talvar. He bagged Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble (Slumdog Millionaire), Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance (Slumdog Millionaire).
Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan played many roles in the Indian Film Industry. He portrayed the role of a Police Officer in 'Sarfarosh' which proved to be his best performance. He also appeared in the movie '
Talaash', which was a crime-thriller as a Police Officer and nailed the role through his ultimate performance as a tough cop. He has been nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Sarfarosh).