8. Farhan Akhtar – Karthik Calling Karthik
The director turned actor continues to shock us with his acting ability. Seldom do people have such a successful career change. Karthik Calling Karthik was the ultimate test with one of the most challenging roles of 2010 being attempted by the two film old actor. Thankfully for him, he pulled it off with quite a bit of ease and rose above anyone’s expectations off him. With only one more acting gig in the horizon before he shifts gears to his director self, Farhan Akhtar has definitely ensured that he remains in demand in his absence from the screen.