The four houses of Hogwarts are extremely important for every student studying in the magical world of Harry Potter! Not only them – in real life too, I’m sure most of us have taken online quizzes to determine which Hogwarts house we would be most suited for (I know I did, Pottermore and the other random ones). So I decided to sort our top Bollywood actors into these houses based on the traits of the house and the characteristics we know about our stars. It’s all in good fun so please don’t get offended if I put an actor in a house you dislike.. :-) Feel free to add your suggestions, and always remember… Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home!
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart
We all know that this house emphasizes on daring, nerve and chivalry and we also know that Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger were from this particular house because the three of them had these traits in abundance. So keeping these traits in mind, I’ve put some of our top stars in the Gryffindor list. But, that doesn’t mean that a Gryffindor is the hero or is always right! The biggest traitor in the Harry Potter series was also a Gryffindor: Peter Pettigrew! Anyway, we aren’t getting into that zone so let’s just see who the sorting hat would definitely put in this house!
1) Aamir Khan
Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Dil Chahta Hai…all these movies didn’t find many takers in their nascent stage. It was Aamir Khan‘s guts that made these movies as iconic as they are now! The perfectionist is definitely from the house of Potter.
2) Ranveer Singh
Did you see the man’s lion-like mane in Ram-Leela? Apart from that, Ranveer fits the description of the perfect Gryffindor to the t! To the capital T actually.
3) Vivek Oberoi
Before you threaten to stop reading my amazing analysis, hear me out. Vivek Oberoi might be many things but a coward isn’t one of them! He was daring to the point of reckless when he messed with the powerhouse that is Salman Khan, all for the sake of love. Sigh. He’s that shining Gryffindor who burned out rather quickly.
4) Salman Khan
Another prime example of a daring, chivalrous man who makes rather rash decisions. Salman Khan has the good points and the bad points of a Gryffindor, making him perfect for this house.
5) Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta is known to speak her mind and not be afraid of the repercussions that follow. Be it the Bharat Shah case or her recent allegations against Ness Wadia, Preity does what Preity wants to do and her daring, nerve and standing up for what is right definitely makes her a Gryffindor!
6) Parineeti Chopra
As you can see, I’ve put most of the outspoken beauties of Bollywood in this house and Parineeti Chopra is no stranger to that!
7) Sonakshi Sinha
Only Sonakshi Sinha dared to publicly call out Kamaal R Khan for being a complete creep and that makes her worthy not only of the house but also of Godric Gryffindor‘s sword!
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil
Hufflepuff values hard work, patience, loyalty and fair play rather than some flashy and superficial people. They’re underrated but when they decide to show their swag, no one can outshine them. I love the Hufflepuffs, as in many quizzes, I have been placed in that particular house (that’s another matter that I have also been placed in Slytherin and Gryffindor too but that’s besides the point). Basically Hufflepuffs rock, so check out the chosen ones!
1) Sidharth Malhotra
In Rashmi‘s words (from Team MM) he’s the perfect desi Cedric Diggory so obviously Hufflepuff.
2) Ajay Devgn
Loyal, intelligent and unafraid to toil. Ajay Devgn is the poster boy for the house of Hufflepuff.
3) Alia Bhatt
Alia is pretty, funny, hardworking and extremely likable. That girl literally has no haters in the industry or outside of it, and those are the kind of people Helga Hufflepuff would love to have in her house!
4) Abhishek Bachchan
If there would be a ‘most likable guy in Bollywood‘ title, Abhishek Bachchan would win it without competition! The best trait of a Hufflepuff!
5) John Abraham
The Hufflepuffs are the warmest, kindest and undeniably hottest guys from Hogwarts and John Abraham is all of that and much more!
6) Hrithik Roshan
He’s the reason why the girls in Hufflepuff are always so happy. Who needs anyone else if you’ve got a guy as talented as hardworking and level-headed as Hrithik Roshan? Success doesn’t get to his head and that is the best quality of a Hufflepuff man.
7) Varun Dhawan
Let’s just say if Harry Potter was made from the Hufflepuff point of view and if it was made in Bollywood, it would star the Student Of The Year trio. Lots of ‘ifs‘ I know, but Varun Dhawan is a perfect Hufflepuff!
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind
Members of Ravenclaw are characterized by their wit, wisdom and their ability to learn! Hermione Granger was nearly put in Ravenclaw and one of my favourite girls from the series, Luna Lovegood, belongs to that house. I think that’s proof enough that the people in this house are supposed to be intelligent, smart and open minded. The cool people of Ravneclaw are also too classy to bother with the enmity between Gryffindor and Slytherin, it’s not their problem.
1) Shah Rukh Khan
I mean if Shah Rukh Khan won’t be put in Ravenclaw (from Bollywood) ,who will be? That man is the wittiest guy ever. Like EVER!
She’s sharp, she’s witty and sometimes a little bit loony! Kajol is one of those smart kids who knows she’ll have everything in life as long as she uses her brains. Love her!
3) Imran Khan
He’s so classy and suave and witty and dreamy and perfect. Imran Khan doesn’t belong to this world, he’s that rare gentleman in the world of bad boys. He’s meant to be in Ravenclaw, to be amongst his kind!
4) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut is my Phoebe Buffay, Phoebe Buffay is the Luna Lovegood of the Muggle world, so by that logic Kangana becomes Luna Lovegood and therefore she’s meant to be in Ravenclaw. Too confusing? Well, she’s a smartie! Obviously she’ll be in Ravenclaw.
5) Saif Ali Khan
I don’t even think I need to explain the Nawab‘s inclusion into this house! He’d be a good Slytherin too because of his ‘blood status‘ but I think he’s more suited for Ravenclaw, what do you think?
6) Deepika Padukone
Another intelligent lady who knows how to speak her mind without being dramatic about it. The TOI incident, her break-up with Ranbir Kapoor or even her relationship with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone handles everything with poise, grace and elan. Very classy, very Ravenclaw.
7) Vidya Balan
Calm, composed and a lady in every sense! Vidya Balan would not only be a student in Ravenclaw, she’d be like the prefect or something.
Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends
Everyone has so many opinions about Slytherins, some bad, some really bad and some really, really bad. But I really think they’re a misunderstood lot. I understand Voldemort and most of his Death Eaters came from that house but don’t forget the ‘bravest man Harry knew‘ is Severus Snape and that man is from Slytherin! So check out who makes the cut in this snobby house.
1) Randeep Hooda
Dark, brooding, mysterious and so passionate. Randeep Hooda is the perfect Slytherin, like the perfect one!
2) Ranbir Kapoor
Charming, seductive and extremely sexy, Ranbir Kapoor would be perfect to play the young Tom Riddle Jr, don’t you think? And that makes him a perfect Slytherin. Obviously.
3) Arjun Kapoor
Another dark and sexy guy who looks like he’d take you to the dark side but only after your consent! Arjun Kapoor belongs to Slytherin; he’d also play a tortured lover well, a la Severus Snape!
4) Priyanka Chopra
Let’s put it this way, if Voldemort (the younger one) would have had Priyanka Chopra as a classmate, that man would definitely fall in love. She’s mysterious, sexy and quite intimidating. The wonderful actress that she is, she’d probably be a great Bellatrix Lestrange!
5) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is the MAN. A versatile man who can play any role. He’s hot, he’s charming and he can totally manipulate the situation to suit his goals. Akshay is a star and we all know that the stars go to Slytherin!
6) Kareena Kapoor
Well, in our Indian Gossip Girl, we cast Kareena Kapoor as Blair Waldorf, in our Indian Mean Girls, we made her Regina George. Everyone knows Kareena has a dark or slightly mean side (which she has never been afraid to flaunt), thus everyone knows that Kareena should be in Slytherin!
7) Sonam Kapoor
The question isn’t why Sonam Kapoor should be in Slytherin, the question is why shouldn’t she be in Slytherin? She’s got it all, looks, old money, class and an influential surname. She’ll be put into Slytherin as soon as the Sorting Hat touches her head!
What do you think?