India’s film industry is filled with Bollywood actresses that have captivated audiences with their alluring beauty, acting skills and irresistible personalities.
Mallika Sherawat is renowned among Bollywood actresses for her fit physique and seductive roles that highlight her bold personality. After appearing in a series of television commercials, Sherawat earned her first big screen role in 2003’s “Khwahish,” a racy but realistic Hindi remake of the American classic “Love Story.” The following year, Sherawat took on the role in another Hollywood remake, “Murder.” Her performance earned her stunning reviews and the drama was an incredible success. Sherawat is one of the most famous Bollywood actresses and can also be seen in films such as “The Myth,” “Pyaar Ke Side Effects,” “Guru” and “Ugly Aur Pagli.”Kareena Kapoor came from a family of Bollywood actors and actresses, including the famous Randhir Kappor. Making her big screen debut in 2000, Kapoor charmed audiences with her role in “Refugee.” In 2001, Kapoor starred in one of the most financially successful Bollywood films of all time, the dramatic “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.” It was Kapoor’s role as a prostitute in the the 2004 film “Chameli” that solidified her reputation as one of the greatest Bollywood actresses of the decade. Kapoor can also be seen in “Jab We Met,” “Kurbaan,” “3 Idiots” and “Omkara.”
Although she was born in Afghanistan, Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley considers herself a true Indian woman, representing the country in the 2001 Miss Universe pageant. Making her big screen debut in the 2003 film “Janasheen,” Jaitley soon became an international star, playing the leading role in the international film “Love Has No Language” in 2007. Her strong voice can be heard on Bollywood songs like “Zara Nazron Se Kehdo” and other pop albums. Like many Bollywood actresses, Jaitley uses her fame to endorse political causes such as gay rights and the LGBT movement.
Amala Paul is one of the youngest successful Bollywood actresses to grace the silver screen. Starring in films such as “Mynaa,” for which she earned the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress, and “Vikadakavi,” “Ithu Nammude Katha” and “Bejawada,” Paul’s talent and engaging personality will make her an actress to watch in the future of Bollywood movies.