15 Types Of Bollywood Biopics That You Can’t Afford To Miss

Aren’t you a little tired of watching all those fictional characters and stories? Often, when we view any movie, we try to connect with the characters. But when the characters are fictional, and the story is overly exaggerated, we fill the need for some good biopics which are about people like us and which can inspire us. 

Generally, Biopics are the movies based on a real-life person and their untamable efforts towards the difficulties of life. These movies, characters, and their stories inspire the audience to never give up on life. So, here is the list of top 15 Bollywood biopics which, you should definitely checkout. (This list contains the movies which are released after the year 2000).

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

After the unfortunate demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has become more of a Sushant’s biopic. However, this movie is the compilation of all the life events that led MSD to become our world cup star. A journey of a middle-class boy from Ranchi to the captain of the Indian cricket team. 

Released- 2016

Director-Neeraj Pandey 

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Inspired by the book ‘The Race of My Life’ Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the biopic of Our own Flying Sikh. This movie explores the life of Milkha Singh from the beginning. With some traces of the division of India and Pakistan, this movie is a perfect combo of drama and reality. 

Year- 2013

Director- Omprakash Mehra

Mary Kom

In our country, it is a belief that once a woman is married and had children, she will be only limited to them. Breaking these kinds of stereotypes, Mary Kom is the story of our Indian female boxer who became the first female boxer to win Asian Games, even after having two children. Her story is an inspiration for many girls in our country. And this movie does justice to her story. 


Director- Omung Kumar


Probably the only movie of Sonam Kapoor, which I loved, is Neerja. Based on the life of the flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, Neerja is one of the heart-touching films of Bollywood. This movie also got a national award for Sonam Kapoor. 


Director- Raam Madhwani


Due to the tension between the border of India and Pakistan, many innocent people have to lose their lives. Based on one such story of a person who crossed the border of India during the night, Sarabjit is one of the best biopics of Bollywood. This movie sheds some light on the life of people living in the jails of our neighbor country. 

Year- 2016

Director- Omung Kumar

Paan Singh Tomar

Paan Singh Tomar was an Indian athlete who won gold medals for our country. But due to the ignorance of the government towards the athletes, he became a dacoit and eventually got encountered. With Irfan playing the lead, Paan Singh is a worth watch for everyone. Irfan also won a national award for his role in this movie.


Director- Tigmanshu Dhulia

The Dirty Picture

Based on the life south Indian actress Silk Smita, Dirty Picture shows the reality of the glamorous industry. Vidya Balan has played the lead of this movie and has done complete justice to the film. 

Year- 2011

Director- Millan Lutharia

Rang Rasiya

Rang Rasiya is a story based on the life of the Indian painter Raja Ravi Verma. It is believed that most of the pictures of our Indian god and goddess were painted by him. This movie has to go through a lot of backlash from the people because of its bold approach. 


Director- Ketan Mehta

Manjhi: The Mountain Man

Manjhi: The Mountain Man is the true epitome of love for our young generation. This movie is based on the life of a small villager named Dashrath Manjhi. After the demise of his beloved wife, Manjhi decides to carve a way through the peak of the mountain. 

Year- 2015

Director- Karan Mehta


 In our country, women are limited to only a few games. And if someone tries to do something different, they are mocked by the people around them. One such story is of India’s first female gold medalist in Kusti, Babita Phogat. With a strong cast of Amir khan and Fatima Sana Seikh, Dangal is one of the most famous and loved biopic of India. 

Year- 2016

Director- Nitesh Tiwari


Based on the life of a professor, Aligarh is about the sexual orientation of a person. This movie shows the dual face of society. A society where breaching someone’s privacy is acceptable. But loving someone of the same genders behind the close walls is a crime. 

Year- 2016

Director- Hansal Mehta

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

Sachin: A Billion dreams is the compilation of all videos about the god of cricket. This movie is not like other Bollywood films. This film does not include any cast from Bollywood. 

Year- 2017

Director- James Erskine


We all have heard stories of rape victims, but very few coverages are done on the stories of the acid attack survivors. Chhapaak is a story of Laxmi who fought against all the odds and won a legal battle to ban the sale of acid attack. 

Year- 2020

Director- Meghna Gulzar

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Winner of the national award, Netaji Subahs Chandra Bose is one of the best biopics of the Bollywood. This movie revolves around the life of Netaji and the struggle of India for freedom. 

Year- 2005

Director- Shyam Benegal


Shahid is a movie based on the life of criminal lawyer Shahid Azmi. He always fought for those criminals who were falsely accused of any crime. This film was appreciated not just in India but also on the worldwide level. 

Year- 2012

Director- Hansal Mehta

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