Best bollywood actress of all time

by akankshit | created - 06 Jan 2017 | updated - 25 Apr 2019 | Public

1. Waheeda Rehman

Actress | Guide

Waheeda was born in a Tamil and Urdu-speaking family in Chengalpattu-Tamil Nadu, India. Her father was the District Magistrate which led him to be posted in several places. Tragedy visited her in 1948 when her dad passed away. Her mom passed away in 1955.

A year after her dad's death she appeared in...

Truly one of the greatest bollywood actress of all time debuted with 12'0clock but rose to fame with films like Guide,pyaasa,chaudvin ka chand,Kaagaz ke phool and CID and many more won 2 Filmfare award for best actress.She is often referred as the quintessential queen of bollywood.

2. Madhuri Dixit

Actress | Devdas

Madhuri Dixit is one of the most acclaimed actors and Kathak dancers Bollywood have ever witnessed. Born in a Marathi Brahmin Koknastha family to Mr. Shankar and Mrs. Snehlata, Madhuri Dixit has two sisters Rupa, Bharti, and brother Ajit. She performed decently well in her academics and aspired to ...

The best dancer along with Sridevi at that time when bollywood was really under hammer thank to these two living legends who saved our music and cinema both.Madhuri Dixit debuted with abodh and she delivered 9 continous flops at the box office anyone else in her place would have packed her bag but she stayed and continued to work and delivered hits like tezaab,ram Lakhan,Dil,Parinda,Tridev and all of the films were mega blockbusters and in 1990s became one of the greatest actress of all time and had some of the big hits like beta,Dil to pagal hai,devdas and saajan worked with anil kapoor in more than 15 films becoming one of the popular on scree couple but after her marriage she couldn't do much work tried her hand on Aaja NACHLE and 7years later in dedh Ishqiya but both were bombed.She will be remembered mostly for nisha in all time biggest hit Hum aapke hain koun won 4 Filmfare awards for best actress and 2others for best supporting actress and special contribution to the Indian film cinema.Now days she is married and have 2 kids.

3. Nargis

Actress | Mother India

Nargis was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid in Rawalpindi, British India, daughter to Jaddanbai and Uttamchand Mohanchand, a former Hindu Mohyal Brahmin who converted to Islam as Abdul Rashid. Her mother was a well-known dancer, singer, actor, composer, and director. This is what paved the way...

The leading lady of Rk Films and One of the top actress or Perhaps you can say that she is the godmother of bollywood who started her career in 40s but unfortunately couldn't work at the later ages and had an untimely death just before the release of her sons debut film who later became on of the superstars of bollywood Sanjay Dutt. If you had to name one best film of bollywood in which women played the main role than 95% would say Mother India which received acclaim all over the world and in 1949 when her film Andaz was released then her weightage was given more than the two superstars of that time Rk and Dilip Kumar. She won Filmfare award for Mother India in 1957

4. Sridevi

Actress | English Vinglish

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...

The most attractive and gorgeous looking actress of all Time. Cnn Ibn rated her as the greatest actress of all time in bollywood and stated that Yash Chopra immortalised Sridevi as the perfect CHANDNI. She received many accolades for CHANDNI. By NDTV she was the most iconic characters of Yash Chopra along with her brother In law she worked in Mr.India,Lamhe,Laadla and many more.

5. Meena Kumari

Actress | Kaajal

Born 1933 into a poor Parsee theatre family of Ali Bux and dancer Iqbal begum in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Entered films to support family in difficult times. She was six when hired for Leatherface (1939) in 1939 by Vijay Bhatt and named Baby Meena. Later she became Meena Kumari when cast for ...

The tragedy queen of bollywood. her life itself was filled with tragedy and in her later days she started taking alcohol and died at the age of just 38. But you can imagine what the kind of energy she had in herself that in such a small phase of her life she earned so much fame and respect that one individual can not do in her full lifetime.

6. Nutan

Actress | Seema

Nutan Samarth was born on June 4 1936 to poet Kumarsen Samarth and his actress wife 'Shobhana' as the eldest of their four children (a younger sister is the actress Tanuja). Her parents separated when she was a small child. 13-year-old Nutan made her debut in K. Asif's "Hamari Beti". She was a ...

The lady with the most Filmfare award for the best actress. And along with Nargis and meena Kumari was the godmother of bollywood all of them started their career at the age of 7, 12 and 14 respectively (check it may be) and she mostly worked in women oriented films and her collaboration with bimal Roy brilliantly worked on cinema.

7. Rekha

Actress | Koi... Mil Gaya

Bhanurekha was born in the Tamil-speaking Ganesan household on October 10, 1954. Her dad was the popular Tamil actor, Gemini, while her mom was a popular Telugu actress, Pushpavalli. She has seven sisters and one brother. One of her sisters is Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, while another one, Radha, lives in...

The southern diva of bollywood. She created her own niche.She has done mostly challenging role and had received numerous awards and recognition for it.She and Amitabh BACHCHAN would always remain in the limelight throughout her career. She delivered some powerhouse performances like in Ardhsatya,Ghar,Mr.natwarlal and umraojaan after many years she again returned on the screen in 2003 koi mil gaya and had delivered an impact performance and a dancer par excellence.

8. Vyjayanthimala

Actress | Devdas

Vyjayanthimala was born to actress and dancer Vasundhara Devi in a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, India, on August 13, 1933.

At the age of 4, she got the rare chance of performing a dance before the Pope. Then at the age of 15, while in her final year at school, she was signed-up by family friend...

Another leading lady of the 50s and dancer with beautiful rhythm and reflexes. She was paired mostly with Dilip Kumar and together they delivered hits such as Naya Daur, Madhumati and Devdas all are classics of bollywood. She entered bollywood with a bang Bahar and Nagin both of the films were mega blockbusters. She won 5Filmfare awards.And worked in southern films also.

9. Shabana Azmi

Actress | Arth

One of the leading lights of the now-largely-defunct Indian New Wave, Shabana Azmi (alongside the late Smita Patil) was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called "Parallel Cinema" in India in the 1970s and 1980s. Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi ...

Daughter of the poet kaifi Azmi she along with Smita patil concentrated more on art films than commercial films and both are regarded as the best bollywood actress of bollywood by the masses. She has hits such as Arth,Namkeen,Shatranj ke khiladi,Ankur, Bhavna and many more hits in her kitty.won 4 Filmfare awards and married with the legendary poet and writer javed akhtar.

10. Kajol

Actress | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kajol was born on August 5, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Kajol Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Fanaa (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.

Debuted with the man who later became the leading pairs of bollywood Shahrukh Khan together they worked in Baazigar, Ddlj cult class love story, K3g,Karan Arjun. They worked together after 9 years in My Name Is Khan for which both of them won Filmfare. And the latest Dilwale.She is also the actress with the most Filmfare along with Nutan.

11. Sadhana

Actress | Woh Kaun Thi?

Sadhana was born on September 2, 1941 and was named after her father's favorite actress Sadhona Bose. Her father and actor Hari Shivdasani were brothers, and Hari's daughter is actress Babita Kapoor. Sadhana was an only child and her parents made her the center of their lives; in fact, her mother ...

The style icon of bollywood.She introduced the fringe hairstyle in Indian film industry in her first film Love in Shimla.She worked with Raj khosla in three films and all were suspense thriller such as woh kaun thi? a it's and Mera Saaya. Woh kaun thi? is also regarded as one of the greatest horror movie in bollywood. She also appeared in family drama waqt.

12. Smita Patil

Actress | Bhumika

Smita Patil was born on October 17, 1955 in Pune, State of Bombay, India. She is known for her work on Bhumika (1977), Aaj Ki Awaz (1984) and Mirch Masala (1986). She was married to Raj Babbar. She died on December 13, 1986 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

The marathi girl was instant hit in parallel cinema and died at the very young age of just 31. Her role was so powerful that only she could do justice with that role. Her films included mainly social films such as Martan ,Gaman,Mirch Masala, Bazaar and Arth,Chakra,Akrosh and Bhumika.According to Suresh Kohli of Deccan Herald She was the most accomplished actor of bollywood. She won 3 Filmfare awards and was honoured with Padma Shri in 1985.

13. Sharmila Tagore

Actress | Abar Aranye

A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. A distant relative of poet ...

The distant relative of great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Sex symbol of bollywood and delivered strong performances in Aradhana and Amar Prem.My favorite film of sharmila Tagore will always be Amar Prem the film beautifully showed the relationship of the lady and a young child who loved her as much as her own child and in the last Rajesh Khanna forces the child to adopt her as a mother a oure and a very clean film.

14. Rani Mukerji

Actress | Black

Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee, is a retired director and one of the founders of "Filmalaya Studios". Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, was a playback singer. Her brother, Raj Mukherjee is a film producer, now turned director. Her maternal aunt, ...

For me she was the most versatile actor of bollywood put her in any kind of role she always proved her mettle. Her most acknowledged film of all time will be Black.

15. Asha Parekh

Actress | Sajan

Asha Parekh was born in a middle-class Gujarati household to a Hindu father, Pranlal Parekh, and a Muslim mother Sudha Parekh on October 2, 1942 in India. Since she was an only child, she became the center of her parents' lives. Her mother enrolled her in classical dance classes at an early age, ...

The actress started her career at the very young age of 18. And was paired with many actors like joy Mukherjee, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand. Won best actor award for Kati patang and honoured with Padma Shri.

16. Juhi Chawla

Actress | Darr

Juhi was born in the Chawla family on November 13, 1967 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and is the daughter of Punjabi-speaking dad, Dr. S. Chawla and Gujarati-speaking mom, Mona. She has a brother named Sanjeev. Her mother passed away in an accident during the year 1998 while Juhi was filming '...

The leading lady of Aamir khan together they worked in almost 10 films. Won best actress award for the film Hum Hai Rahee Pyar ke. she was leading lady of another great thespian Shahrukh Khan together they worked in 12 films.

17. Hema Malini

Actress | Baghban

Hema was born in the Tamil-speaking Chakravarthy household on October 16, 1948 in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu. Her dad's name is V.S.R. Chakravarthy and her mom, Jaya, was a film producer. She was enrolled in the Chennai-based Andhra Mahila Sabha.

After performing as a dancer in a 1961 regional movie, she...

Another southern superstar who banged the bollywood and ruled the bollywood nearly two decades and such was her beauty that at the peak of her career three superstar proposed to her. Her role in sholay is one of the most iconic character in bollywood.

18. Jaya Bachchan

Actress | Kal Ho Naa Ho

In April 1948 Jabalpur-based, Bengali-speaking Indira and Tarun Kumar Bhaduri were blessed with a child they named Jaya, and enrolled in the St. Joseph's Convent School in Bhopal.

Her acting career started when she was 15 in a Bengali film Mahanagar. She became an actress in her own right in ...

She was the naturalistic actor of bollywood and was conferred with Padma Shri in 1992 and winner of 8 Filmfare awards.She is the wife of Amitabh Bachchan and mother of Abhishek BACHCHAN and Shweta Bachchan while son is the leading actor of bollywood and daughter is married.Her prominent films include Anamika,Mili,Guddi and Sholay.

19. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (née Chopra) was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; ...

Official face of bollywood in Hollywood.The powerhouse of energy started her career in Aitraaz and was the leading actress in 2000s.Her role in Quantico was widely appreciated.

20. Mala Sinha

Actress | Jahan Ara

Mala Sinha was born on November 11, 1936 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Alda Sinha. She is known for her work on Jahan Ara (1964), Himalay Ki Godmein (1965) and Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962).

Recognised for her talent and beauty. She went on to become a top leading actress in Hindi films from 50s to 70s.Her prominent films include pyaasa, Gumrah,Anpadh and many more.

21. Kareena Kapoor

Actress | Jab We Met

Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor in Bombay, India. She has an elder sister, Karisma.

She is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor;...

Granddaughter of Legendary actor Raj Kapoor rose to stardom with jab we met and chameli. Now she is the mother of a child. She received many praises for her film chameli

22. Mumtaz

Actress | Khilona

Mumtaz was born on July 31, 1947 to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha aka Naaz, both of Iranian origin but settled in Bombay, India. Mumtaz first appeared in as child artist in Sanskar (1952),Yasmin (1955),Lajwanti (1958),Sone Ki Chidiya (1958),Stree(1961).Her mother, Naaz, was also ...

The leading lady of Rajesh Khanna and was a quite excited and cute actress of the 60s and 70s.

23. Vidya Balan

Actress | Kahaani

Vidya was born in Palghat, Kerala, India. Her family consists of her dad, P.R. Balan, who is the Vice-President of ETC Channel; mom - a home-maker, and an elder sister, Priya, who is married to Kedar. She also has an aunt by the name of Raji Raju.

The Balan family re-located to live at Road No. 11, ...

24. Kangana Ranaut

Actor | Queen

Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Her dad Amardeep is a businessman and her mom Asha is a schoolteacher. She has two sisters and a younger brother. Her grandfather was an IAS Office. She spent her childhood in Dehra Dunand...

Only the current actress who has worked so much on women centric films such as Fashion, Queen , Tanu weds Many returns. Won Filmfare award for queen

25. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Chennai Express

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

Probably the best actress in the present time last year she delivered hits such as piku and Bajirao Mastani and many more films on the way.

26. Suchitra Sen

Actress | Saptapadi

Suchitra Sen was born on April 6, 1931 in Pabna, Bengal Presidency, British India as Roma Dasgupta. She was an actress, known for Saptapadi (1961), Aandhi (1975) and Sharey Chuattar (1953). She was married to Dibanath Sen. She died on January 17, 2014 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Bengal beauty of bollywood was the first Indian actress who won the international award for best actress at the Moscow film festival.

27. Madhubala

Actress | Mughal-E-Azam

Arguably the most beautiful artiste to ever grace the Indian screen, Madhubala rose from humble beginnings to become the most captivating star India has ever produced. Madhubala was born Mumtaz Jehan Begum on Valentine's Day 1933, in a poor, conservative family of Pathan Muslims in Delhi, a part of...

Last but not the least the great thespian and comedian probably the first Lady comedian of bollywood and was very beautiful and influential artist in the industry. She is widely regarded as the Venus of Indian cinema.

28. Divya Bharti

Actress | Assembly Rowdy

Divya was born on February 25, 1974 to Meeta and Om Prakash Bharti.

Opting for acting, she quit college, & landed a role in 'Bobbili Raja' (Telegu) in 1990 at just 16 years of age. This movie became a hit, and was dubbed into Hindi and released as 'Raampur Ka Raja'.

Divya made her debut in Bollywood ...

29. Meenakshi Sheshadri

Actress | Jurm

Meenakshi Sheshadri (born on November 16th 1963) is an Indian (Bollywood) film actress and dancer who acted in more than 20 Bollywood films during her times. She won the Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17, nominated as the youngest woman to be crowned Miss India. Making her debut film into ...

30. Alia Bhatt

Actress | Gully Boy

Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is an actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship, who works in Hindi films. The recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards, Bhatt is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list...

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