Shatrughan sinha was a big star in his prime. He made his debut as a villain in a very short role in prem pujari. After that he starred in movies like mere apne,dost,zameer, rampur ka laxman and Bombay to goa in supporting roles. His performance in gambler was highly appreciated!! But he became a star only with kalicharan. After that there was no looking back as he gave movies like vishwanath, sangram, muqabla,jaanidushman( blockbuster) ,kala pathar in the 1970s. In the 1980s he became a big star with movies like shaan, dostana, kranti, naseeb, waqt ki deewar, teesri aankh,qayamat, aap ka MLA ram avatar, aandhi toofan, ilzaam, khudgarz,dosti dushmani,hoshiyar,hawaalat, insaniyat ke dushman, Loha etc.
So indeed he was a big star with over 20 hits during his stardom phase. But most of his hits were multistarrers and he has only 2 solo hits in kalicharan and vishwanath. Also, he never gave a bumper or record opening on his own!! But his contribution in multistarrers was immense as he often used to give the leading heroes a run for the money!!! Also, he has around 6 blockbusters and one solo blockbuster in kalicharan.