Hindi Cinema Actresses (all time top 250 Bollywood Actresses)

by robinhio84_ | created - 09 Sep 2020 | updated - 01 Oct 2020 | Public

The best actresses of Indian film cinema A couple of rules: -Actresses need to have at least 2 Hindi movies with spoken role (so sorry Gayatri Joshi) -The list order is NOT based on popularity but on screen play and performance.

1. 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...

2. 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 ...

3. Tabu

Actress | Andhadhun

Tabu is an Indian actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali-language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's...

4. 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...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. Divya Dutta

Actress | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Divya Dutta is an Indian Actress from Ludhiana (Punjab) who has acted in various Hindi and Punjabi movies.She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent in Ludhiana.She has won more than 25 awards in the Film Industry including Zee Cine awards for best supporting role in "Veer Zaara" and IIFA ...

10. Neena Gupta

Actress | Badhaai ho

Neena Gupta was born on July 4, 1959 in India. She is an actress and director, known for Badhaai Ho (2018), Gandhi (1982) and Mulk (2018). She has been married to Vivek Mehra since July 15, 2008.

11. 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...

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.

13. Konkona Sen Sharma

Actress | Omkara

Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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, ...

17. 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 ...

18. Seema Biswas

Actress | Bandit Queen

Seema Biswas was born on January 14, 1965 in Nalbari, Assam, India. She is an actress, known for Bandit Queen (1994), Water (2005) and Company (2002).

19. 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...

20. Dimple Kapadia

Actress | Tenet

Born in a Gujerati-speaking family on June 8, 1957, daughter to businessman, Chunnibhai and Betty, Dimple has a younger sister, Simple, who was born on 15 August 1958.

She was discovered by Raj Kapoor, who signed her up opposite his son, Rishi, in the 1973 hit 'Bobby'. The film made Rishi and her ...

21. 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.

21. Zohra Sehgal

Actress | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, better known as Zohra Sehgal, was born into a Sunni Muslim Rohilla Pathan family of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, on 27th April, 1912 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. However, unlike most other children of traditional households, Zohra Sehgal was a tomboy, who ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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.

25. Tanuja

Actress | Paisa Ya Pyar

Tanuja was born on September 23, 1943 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Tanuja Samarth. She is known for her work on Paisa Ya Pyar (1969), Ghar Dwaar (1985) and Shonar Pahar (2018). She was previously married to Shomu Mukherjee.

26. Farida Jalal

Actress | Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Farida Jalal was discovered by Filmfare's United Producers' Talent Hunt in the 1960s. She starred in her first movie as a teenager, in the Rajshri Productions' "TAQDEER' in 1967. Thereafter she has starred in more than 200 movies as a character actress mainly, but also as lead actor in some. She is...

27. Manisha Koirala

Actress | Dil Se..

Manisha Koirala (born 16 August 1970) is a Nepali actress who mainly appears in Bollywood, though she has worked in several South Indian and her native country's films. Noted for her acting prowess, Koirala is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards-and is one of India's ...

28. 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...

29. Shefali Shah

Actress | Satya

Shefali is a National Award winning actress with a career spanning over two decades across various genres and formats. She recently starred in Delhi Crime, a Netflix original based on the true story of Nirbhaya. She has won numerous awards including Filmfare Awards (Popular and Critics), Stardust ...

30. 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 ...

31. Ratna Pathak Shah

Actress | Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Ratna Pathak Shah was born on March 18, 1957 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is known for her work on Jaane Tu (2008), Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) and Sarabhai V/S Sarabhai (2004). She has been married to Naseeruddin Shah since April 1, 1982. They have three children.

31. Freida Pinto

Actress | Slumdog Millionaire

Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family.

Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years ...

32. Nandita Das

Writer | Firaaq

Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Fire (1996) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.

34. Kalki Koechlin

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Kalki Koechlin was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry. Her parents had come to India as hippies in the 1970s and settled there after they fell in love with the country. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo.

Kalki was studying in Ooty when her parents insisted that she ...

35. 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, ...

35. 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; ...

36. Shweta Tripathi

Actress | Masaan

Shweta Tripathi was born on July 6, 1985 in New Delhi, India. She is an actress, known for Masaan (2015), Haraamkhor (2015) and Laakhon Mein Ek (2017). She has been married to Chaitnya Sharma since June 29, 2018.

37. Smita Jaykar

Actress | Devdas

Smita Jaykar is an actress, known for Devdas (2002), Sarfarosh (1999) and Rocky (2006).

38. Urmila Matondkar

Actress | Bhoot

The daughter of a lecturer, actress Urmila Matondkar began her celluloid career as a child artiste with the film _Kalyug (1980)_. Although an average film at the box-office, her next film, Masoom (1983), about a family coping with an illegitimate member, showed her acting talents blossom and she ...

40. 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;...

41. 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 '...

41. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Jodhaa Akbar

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

42. Bhumi Pednekar

Actress | Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Bhumi Pednekar was born on July 18, 1989 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, known for Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Toilet: A Love Story (2017) and Saand Ki Aankh (2019).

44. Saira Banu

Actress | Junglee

Saira was born into a Urdu-speaking family in India. Her mom's name is Naseem Banu.

She spent much of her childhood in London and was able to debut in 1961 in a Bollywood movie 'Junglee' opposite Shammi Kapoor.

At the age of 22, she got married to Yusuf Khan, alias Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar.

...

45. Sobhita Dhulipala

Actress | Raman Raghav 2.0

Sobhita Dhulipala (born 31st May, 1992) is an Indian actor, voice artist, fashion model and classical dancer with acting work across multiple film industries in India - Bollywood(Hindi), Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam alongside critically acclaimed projects that have been part of international film ...

46. Swara Bhaskar

Actress | Raanjhanaa

Swara Bhaskar is an actress, known for Raanjhanaa (2013), Nil Battey Sannata (2015) and Veere Di Wedding (2018).

47. Supriya Pathak

Actress | Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela

She is an Actress in the new 2013 movie Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela. She is a very successful star in Bollywood Industry.

Supriya Pathak Kapur (conceived 7 January 1961) is an Indian performer, destined to on-screen character Dina Pathak into an ethnic of Gujarati family, she was one of the ...

49. Mahie Gill

Actress | Dev.D

Mahie Gill was born in Chandigarh, Punjab. She has completed her Masters in theater from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998. Mahi got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre. Anurag saw her first in a party and ...

49. Tisca Chopra

Actress | Chutney

Tisca is known for carefully choosing to be part of stories that needed to be brought to the people. With the burning desire to act, every endeavor of hers has been respected and applauded. Tisca has acted in over 50 feature films in different languages with many eminent directors like Aamir Khan, ...

50. Zaira Wasim

Actress | Dangal

Zaira Wasim was born on October 23, 2000 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. She is an actress, known for Dangal (2016), Secret Superstar (2017) and The Sky Is Pink (2019).

51. Richa Chadha

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she also received her training under Barry John

Richa acted in the critically acclaimed movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly, both the movie and her role ...

2008 Debut Oy Lucky Lucky Oy 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur

52. Mugdha Godse

Actress | Fashion

Mugdha Godse was born on July 26, 1982 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress and producer, known for Fashion (2008), Thani Oruvan (2015) and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009).

53. Lillete Dubey

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Lillete Dubey was born on September 7, 1953 in Pune, State of Bombay, India as Lillete Kiswani. She is an actress and director, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).

54. Asin Thottumkal

Actress | Ghajini

Asin was born in Cochin, Kerala, India in the Malayalam-speaking Thottumkal family which consists of her businessman dad, Joseph, and mom, Dr. Seline, who practices in Ernakulam. She attended Naval Public School in Cochin, and after obtaining her Matriculation, was enrolled in St. Theresa's Higher ...

55. Priya Anand

Actress | English Vinglish

Priya Anand is an Indian film actress and model. She studied Communications and Journalism at University of Albany. She has worked in many commercials like Nutrine Maha Lacto, Prince Jewellery and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Her first release was a Tamil movie "Vaamanan", which was an average movie. After ...

56. Jiah Khan

Actress | Ghajini

Jiah Khan was born on February 20, 1988 in New York City, New York, USA as Nafisa Khan. She is known for her work on Ghajini (2008), Nishabd (2007) and Housefull (2010). She died on June 3, 2013 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

57. Lisa Haydon

Actress | Queen

Lisa Haydon is a model-turned-actress. Born to an Indian father and Australian mother.

Lisa was born in Chennai and has lived in Australia, India and the US. She started modelling at the age of 19 in Australia and then she moved to India in 2007 at the age of 21.

Ever since, she has walked the ramp ...

58. 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...

58. Sushma Seth

Actress | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Sushma Seth was born on June 20, 1936. She is an actress, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Tamasha (2015) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001).

60. Kirron Kher

Actress | Devdas

Kirron Kher was born on June 14, 1955 in Punjab, India as Kiran Thakar Singh. She is known for her work on Devdas (2002), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Main Hoon Na (2004). She is married to Anupam Kher. They have one child.

61. Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Actress | Baazigar

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar (1993). The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the ...

63. Preity Zinta

Actress | Veer-Zaara

Preity Zinta shot to fame as the refreshing, cool, wet model in the Liril commercial. She also modeled for Perk and her dimpled smile won the hearts of millions. Preity never thought she would be an actress. Kapoor saw her in the Liril commercial and liked her so much that he instantly decided that...

63. Sushmita Sen

Actress | Main Hoon Na

Sushmita was born in the Bengali-speaking Sen family on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family consists of her dad, Shubeer, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander; mom, Subhra, Jewelry Designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named ...

64. Anushka Sharma

Actress | PK

Anushka Sharma was born on 1 May 1988 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer, and her mother, Ashima Sharma, is a homemaker. Her father is a native of Uttar Pradesh, while her mother is a Garhwali. Her elder brother is film producer Karnesh Sharma, who ...

65. Mahima Chaudhry

Actress | Pardes

First got noticed as a model for Pepsi, where she was over-shadowed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Career launched by Subhash Ghai, who also launched Madhuri Dixit, 'Meenakshi Seshadri' and Manisha Koirala. Changed her screen name to Mahima as Subhash Ghai was superstitious about being successful with ...

66. Amrita Rao

Actress | Main Hoon Na

Amrita was born in the Rao family on June 7, 1986 in Mumbai, She speaks Konkani. She comes from a well to do Hindu family. Her dad owns an Advertising Agency.

Amrita did not want to purse any career with Bollywood as she wanted to graduate in psychology, which she eventually did.

No stranger to ...

67. Zeenat Aman

Actress | Don

Zeenat Aman was born to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father Amanullah who was one of the writers for the classic "Mughal-e-Azam", on November 19th, 1951. Zeenat was an only child and her parents divorced when she was a little girl. A graduate of Saint Xavier's school in Bombay. Her father passed ...

69. 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 ...

69. Gracy Singh

Actress | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Gracy Singh is a unique combination of star quality and a girl next door appeal. With amazing hits to her name, she has carved a name for herself in the field of acting and dance. She is known for her amazing roles in Lagaan, Munnabhai M.B.B.S, Armaan and Gangajaal. Gracy is equally committed to ...

70. Koena Mitra

Self | Om Shanti Om

Koena Mitra was born on January 7, 1984 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She is an actress, known for Om Shanti Om (2007), Insan (2005) and Musafir (2004).

72. Raveena Tandon

Actress | Aks

Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz...

72. Huma Qureshi

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Huma Qureshi born and raised in Delhi. Her father is a famous restaurant owner called Saleem's a chain of some 10 restaurants in Delhi. Her brother, Saqib Saleem is an actor and acted in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. In year 2011 an announcement was made that Huma would make her Bollywood debut in a ...

73. Neetu Singh

Actress | Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Sonia Singh, now known as Neetu Singh, started her career as a child artiste (Baby Neetu/Sonia) in Bollywood movies and went on to become a full-fledged Bollywood movie actress, with a reputation of having her mom accompany her to almost all shoots. She married her co-star, Rishi Kapoor, and in ...

75. Aruna Irani

Actress | Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand

Aruna Irani made her debut in the movie Gunga Jumna (1961) at nine years old playing Azra's character. After doing several small roles in films like Jahanara (1964), Farz (1967), Upkar (1967) and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969). She was paired with comedian Mehmood Ali in films like Aulad (1968), Jawab, ...

76. Jaya Prada

Actress | Sagara Sangamam

Jayaprada was born as Lalita Rani in a middle class household to Krishna and Neelavani in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 1962. She was a small town girl with dreams of becoming a doctor. Her mother enrolled her in dance and music classes when she was seven years old, in addition to going ...

76. Parveen Babi

Actress | Jaani Dost

born and raised in Junagad, Ms. Babi was spotted by renowned B.R. Ishara at Ahmedabad University, and he approached her to act in his forthcoming movie, Charitraheen, which was a sequel to Chetna. Her co-star in this movie was none other than renowned Indian cricketer Salim Durrani. Parveen Babi ...

78. Soha Ali Khan

Actress | Rang De Basanti

Soha, born in New Delhi, is the daughter of Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, who is also the Chair of the Indian Censor Board, and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She is also the sister of Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan, and former sister-in-law of Bollywood actress, Amrita Singh. She has a ...

78. 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).

79. Dia Mirza

Actress | Kaafir

Dia Mirza was born on 9 December 1981 in Hyderabad in an interracial, German and Bengali family.

Her father Frank Handrich was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer and mother Deepa excelled in interior and landscape design. She now volunteers as a ...

80. Rakhee Gulzar

Actress | Daag: A Poem of Love

Rakhee was born in a Bengali-speaking family in West Bengal, on India's Independence Day - 15th August, 1947. She has no connections with anyone in the film industry in India.

She achieved phenomenal success at her very first movie in Bengali 'Bandhu Baran' during the year 1967. She was then noticed...

81. Amrita Singh

Actress | Badla

Aquarian Amrita was born on February 9, 1958. Her parentage is Sikh-Muslim. Her dad's name is Shivinder Singh, and her mom's maiden name was Rukshana Sultana. She is the great-grand daughter of Shobha Singh, who knighted and had his prefixed by 'Sir'. She is the niece of writer/author Khushwant ...

82. Sonali Bendre

Actress | Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai

Sonali Bendre started out as a model before being selected for the "Stardust Talent Search". She was invited to Bombay and received training from a variety of top actors and performers of the Indian film industry. Sonali has three sisters and was in her own words a quiet child who loved to read, ...

83. Lara Dutta

Actress | Don 2

It is not a secret that Lara Dutta is a beauty with brains. This was demonstrated when she scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest. After this she was crowned Miss Universe 2000, making history as not only the most beautiful but also the most intelligent young ...

84. Karisma Kapoor

Actress | Dil To Pagal Hai

Born into Bombay filmdom's legendary Kapoor clan, Karisma Kapoor made her film debut with Prem Qaidi (1991) opposite Harish. Her next big hit was Anari (1993) and during this time she made news with a fight with her Andaz Apna Apna (1994) co-star, actress Raveena Tandon. She had a series of hit ...

85. 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, ...

86. Ayesha Takia

Actress | Dor

Ayesha Takia was born in Mumbai on April 10th 1986. Her father's name is Nishit, a Gujarati and her mother's name is Faridah, who is half Maharashtrian and half Caucasian British.

Ayesha had never let her lack of speaking Hindi fluently come in her way. A go-getter, she is no stranger to the silver ...

88. Suraiya

Actress | Anmol Ghadi

Suraiya was born in 1929 in Lahore, Punjab, British India [now Pakistan] as Suraiya Jamal Shaikh. She is known for her work on Anmol Ghadi (1946), Jeet (1949) and Dastan (1950). She died on January 31, 2004 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

88. Padmini Kolhapure

Actress | Prem Rog

Padmini Kolhapure was born on November 1, 1965 in Maharashtra, India. She is known for her work on Prem Rog (1982), Vidhaata (1982) and Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980). She has been married to Tutu Sharma since 1993.

89. Kamini Kaushal

Actress | Kabir Singh

Kamini Kaushal was born on February 24, 1927 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. She is known for her work on Kabir Singh (2019), Biraj Bahu (1954) and Arzoo (1950).

90. Shraddha Kapoor

Actress | Aashiqui 2

Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress. Prior to making her cinematic debut, she took up theatre studies at Boston University, but dropped out after her first year to begin her acting career. She made her screen debut in the 2010 drama fictional Teen Patti for which she earned a nomination for ...

91. Simi Garewal

Actress | Saathi

Simi Garewal was born on October 17, 1947 to a Punjabi Sikh family in India. Her father was J.S Garewal who was in the military. Her mother was a homemaker. Her family migrated to London in early 1953 when she was barely 6 years old. In 1961, she moved back to India in order to become an actress. ...

92. Mandakini

Actress | Aag Aur Shola

Attractive, talented, young Mandakini won the hearts of millions of Indians worldwide in her performance in "Ram Teri Ganga Melli". Thereafter her name was a household name. She starred with Mithun Chakraborty in another hit movie "Dance Dance" which won many accolades for her. Since her other ...

93. Bindu

Actress | Om Shanti Om

Bindu was born on April 17th in the Gujerati-speaking Desai family, consisting of her film producer dad, Nanubhai, and stage actress mom, Jyotsna.

Due to her Bollywood connections she was able to find a niche in movies as early as 1962 with 'Anpadh' in which she plays the 'well educated' daughter of...

94. Mamta Kulkarni

Actress | Karan Arjun

Mamta Kulkarni was born in a Marathi-speaking household, and lived at Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, along with two sisters, Mithila and Moulina.

Nothwithstanding Mamta's Marathi accent, and her inability to speak fluent English, she did land several roles in Bollywood flicks, starting in 1992 ...

95. Gauahar Khan

Actress | Ishaqzaade

Gauahar Khan was born on August 23, 1983 in Pune, Maharashtra, India as Gauhar Zafer Khan. She is an actress, known for Ishaqzaade (2012), Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010). She has been married to Zaid Darbar since December 25, 2020.

96. 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 ...

97. Isha Koppikar

Actress | Don

Coming from a Konkani-speaking Mangalorean family of learned academicians, Isha has herself completed a course in Life Sciences from Ruia College, and was born on September 19, 1976 in Bombay, India. She has a younger brother.

After completing her college course, she contested the 1995 Miss India ...

98. 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 ...

99. Babita Kapoor

Actress | Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?

Babita Shivdasani was born in a prominent Sindhi family based in Bombay. Encouraged by the success of her cousin, actress Sadhana, in Hindi movies, Babita too decided to enter the film industry as a leading actress. Her first release was with another débutante, Rajesh Khanna, in the musical thriller...

100. Sonam

Actress | Aakhri Adaalat

Perhaps one of the most beautiful & underrated Bollywood actresses, Sonam was born on September 2, 1972 in Bombay. Her birth name is Bakhtawar, which means 'Fortunate One'. Since Bakhtawar is a Tibetan/Punjabi boys' name, she changed her name to Sonam, a name which stuck on, and is very popular in ...



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