Of the total votes, 53% favored NTR followed by Kamal Haasan with 44%. Mohanlal and Raj Kumar managed 1% and the rest of the actors got less than a percentage of votes.
Sridevi who got 39% votes, recently made a strong comeback with ‘English Vinglish’ in which her performance was highly appreciated. Madhuri Dixit and Savithri finished second and third respectively with 16 and 12% votes.
Talking about India’s greatest films Mani Ratnam’s Nayagan, starring Kamal Haasan tops the list with 42% of votes. While Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay got second place with 29%, Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Swayamvaram came third with 6% votes. Mughal-e-Azam and Pather Panchali got 5% votes each.
Among the directors, Mani Ratnam was selected as the India’s greatest director of all time with 29% votes. The noted director of Tamil films K Balachander came second with 18%, while Satyajit Ray was placed third with 14% and Tamil director S Shankar came fourth with 9%.
Music maestro Illayaraja is voted as India’s greatest music composer with 49% votes. He is followed by Oscar-winner AR Rahman with 29%. Singer-composer SP Balasubramanyam finished third with 7%, while the late RD Burman garnered 4% votes.