Top 10 Greatest Bollywood Actresses of All Time
Here is the list of top 10 greatest Bollywood actresses of all time. When I was compiling this list, there came a lot of name of iconic Bollywood actresses. I must say Hindi cinema is gifted with a lot of talented and successful actresses. Some of these queens have been known for their beautiful dance, while others’ performance has been award-winning. So, let us take a look.
10. Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore is one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood ever. She was born on December 8, 1946. She is married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Sharmila spent several years in Bollywood and remained as a dominating actress. She is one of the only females who appeared in a bikini in An Evening in Paris (1967) and made the audience a fan of her beauty.
Mumtaz can be regarded as the bold and beautiful actress of Bollywood. She was born to Abdul Saleem Askari and Shadi Habib Agha in Mumbai, on 31 July 1947. She began her acting career at the age of 12. Her best remembered roles are in Tere Mere Sapne (1971), Khilona (1970). Mumtaz has bagged a number of awards including a Filmfare Award for her performance in Khilona. She is one of the top notch actresses during the period 1969-76.
8. Hema Malini
Hema Malini is named to be the ‘Dream Girl’ of Bollywood. She was born into a Tamil Iyengar family in Ammankudi, Tiruchirappalli to V.S. Ramanujam Chakravarthy and Jaya Chakravarthy on 16 October 1948. She has done more than 150 movies during her career. Her performance as a commercial actress has always been loved.
7. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen didn’t work a lot in Bollywood, but she is still one of the greatest divas ever. She is a famous model and former actress who won Miss India 1994 title by defeating the popular Aishwarya Rai. She represented her country at the Miss Universe 1994 pageant (41st Edition) and became Miss Universe. She started her Bollywood journey from 1996 movie ‘Dastak’. Her best movies are Zor, Sirf Tum, Biwi No.1, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai, Aankhen, Filhaal, Samay: When Time Strikes, Vaastu Shastra, Main Hoon Na, Paisa Vasool, Chingaari, and Karma Aur Holi.
6. Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji was born in Mumbai on 21 March 1978. She is a Bengali beauty who started her career from a non-Bollywood movie, Biyer Phool (1996). There is a long list of Rani’s successful films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Saathiya, Hum Tum, Yuva, Black, Bunty Aur Babli, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and No One Killed Jessica.
Rekha was born on 10 October 1954 in Chennai to Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli. She is one of the finest actresses of India ever. She has been a versatile performer who appeared in more than 170 movies. She used to play strong roles in her films, and bagged a number of awards. Rekha married to industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal.
4. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai was born in Karnataka on 1 November 1973. She started her career as a model at a very young age. Soon this blue-eyed beauty was crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, and was in the run of Miss World title as well. In 1999, Aishwarya began dating Bollywood actor Salman Khan, but she is married to Abhishek Bachchan.
3. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is one of the hottest Bollywood actresses and former fashion model. She was the runner up in Miss India 2000 pageant and represented India at the Miss World 2000 pageant (50th Edition) and was lucky to win this crown. She started her Bollywood career from the movie ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’ in 2003. Her best films so far are Andaaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aitraaz, Karam, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Bluffmaster!, Taxi No. 9211, Krrish, Don, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, ove Story 2050, Drona, Fashion, Kaminey, , What’s Your Raashee?, Pyaar Impossible!, Anjaana Anjaani, 7 Khoon Maaf, Don 2, Agneepath, and Gunday.
Kajol Mukherji was born in August, 1974 in Mumbai. This dusky diva started her acting career with Bekhudi (1992). Her most awesome movies have been Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001). Some other names are Gupt (1997), Dushman (1998), Fanaa (2006), U Me Aur Hum (2008), and My Name Is Khan (2010).
1. Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla has been one of the prettiest actresses ever. She is a former fashion model who won Miss India 1984 title and represented India at Miss Universe 1984 pageant (33rd Edition). She also won the Best National Costume along with Uruguya’s Yissa Pronzatti and Hong Kong’s Mina Godenzi. As an actress, Juhi has been widely admired for her beautiful performance in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Bol Radha Bol, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Darr, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na, Yes Boss, Ishq, Daraar, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, Deewana Mastana, Duplicate, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, One 2 Ka 4, Jhankaar Beats, My Brother Nikhil, 3 Deewarein, Paheli, and Gulaab Gang.
Some other names are Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu etc.