Beautiful Bollywood Women
I have always thought that the Bollywood actresses were among some of the most beautiful women in the world.
So much that I even devoted a blog on Blogger just to them.
But with the success of "Slumdog Millionaire", Bollywood has gotten the US's attention now.
So here are some of my favorite gorgeous Bollywood actresses...starting with....
Of course Aishwarya Rai is the pretty much undisputed queen of Bollywood, and probably their most recognized face.
Ash, as her fans call her, really got the media's attention back in 2007 when she was hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world.
Even Hollywood actress Julia Roberts said so.
Before she was an actress, she wanted to become architect, but then the modeeling bug bit her, and Ash went into to modeling.
In 1994, she came in second place to another lovely lady that went on to fame in Bollywood, Sushmita Sen in the Miss India contest.
Ash then went on to win Femina Miss India, and in the same year, she went on to win Miss World.
Aishwarya made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's 1997 Tamil biopic film, Iruvar.
Since then she has racked up over forty-six movies and has two movies due in 2016.
Aishwarya Rai in a Longines PrimaLuna Ad 2009
One of my personal favorites is the beautiful Katrina Kaif.
She is very popular in Bollywood, even though she was actually born in Hong Kong, raised in Hawaii and later moved to England.
Katrina was voted Asia's Sexiest woman in 2008 and was the most searched for celebrity on Google.
Her first appearance was in 2003's Boom, and she has made over thirty films in Bollywood, Telugu and Malayalam cinema and has three coming out in 2016.
Kareena Kapoor (or "Bebo") was born on September 21,1980 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
She is the daughter of Bollywood actor, producer and director, Randhir Kapoor and Indian actress, Babita.
Actually, the entire Kapoor Family has a long history in Bollywood cinema, starting with Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor.
Kareena's sister Karisma Kapoor is also a popular Bollywood actress.
Her first film was 2000s Refugee, a film that also boasted the debut of Abhishek Bachchan who is married to Aishwarya Rai.
Besides her film acclaim, she was voted PETA India's "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities" in both 2007 and 2008.
She has appeared in almost sixty films and has three coming out in 2016.
(Do we see a "K" theme here?)
Like Kareena Kapoor, Kajol is also part of an illustrious family in Indian cinema, the Mukherjee-Samarth fanily.
Even though her first film Bekhudi (1992) was a box office failure, she caught the critics eye with her performance and has gone on to appear in thirty films.
Besides being a very popular actress, Kajol does a lot of humanitarian work in India.
You couldn't have a list of Bollywood actresses without including the legendary Madhuri Dixit.
She is so popular that she even made it into a joke on CBS' comedy, The Big Bang Theory, in the episode "The Bad Fish Paradigm"....
Sheldon Cooper: Is that woman Aishwarya Rai?
Rajesh Koothrapali: Yes, isn't she an amazing actress?
Sheldon Cooper: Actually, I'd say she's a poor man's Madhuri Dixit.
Besides being one of Bollywood's most popular actresses, she is one of Hindi cinema's best dancers.
Madhuri has won more awards than I can list here without using up the rest of the Hub.
She debuted in the 1984 film Abodh and has gone on to appear in over sixty films.
Another of my personal favorites is the stunning Bipasha Basu.
This Bengali beauty started out as a model at the age of 17.
She originally wanted to become a doctor, but her aversion for dissections and a chance meeting with international model Mehr Jesia set her on another path.
Like Madhuri, it would take a whole Hub just to list Bipasha's awards and nominations, so let's just say she has had a LOT during her career.
Her first film was Ajnabee (that also starred Kareena Kapoor), released in 2001. Bipasha won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.
Since then she has gone on to appear in over forty films.
Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood Queen of Twitter with over 62,000 followers, this former Miss India World and later Miss World started out in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan.
Her first Bollywood film was The Hero: Love Story of a Spy in 2003.
Even though Priyanka is very popular, many of her films have struggled at the box office.
Critics and the public though seem to like her, as evidenced by yet another long list of awards and nominations.
Priyanka's father was a doctor in the military and she moved around quite a bit, and she actually attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
(By the way, Friends star Matt LeBlanc also attended Newton North High School, though not at the same time I don't think.)
Priyanka has appeared in over thirty movies during her career.
Back to the Ks again with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana Ranaut was born on March 23, 1986 in Bhambla (which is now Surajpur), Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, India.
She started out as a model and was so good that the Elite Modelling Agency wanted her.
But modeling bored her and she went into acting.
That must have been a good choice for her, because since then, she has gone on to appear in over thirty films.
And evidently Kangana is pretty good at it since she has won three National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards.
A member of the huge Bhatt acting family, the gorgeous Alia Bhatt was born on March 15th, 1993 in Mumbai, India.
Though Ali is young, she has already made a name for herself in Indian cinema.
She already has over ten films under her belt and a whole bunch of awards and nominations.
Who is your favorite Bollywood Actress?
Bollywood Actresses Comments
noura on May 18, 2014:
priyanka is the best in the world
she is so beautiful
i love her than kareena & katrina & aichwarya
jessica on July 03, 2013:
I love Kareena kapoor. The queen of millions heart.. she's too good
Afg4ever on May 26, 2012:
Nicee Choice, But my FAVOURITE in this liste, Are of Course MY Aishwarya Rai bachan & Katrina Kaif, she are soooo Wonderfull & BEautifull ...
khan on April 25, 2012:
hai hello and again hello
milly cycris on April 14, 2012:
i love karina the preety girl you are the queen of bollywood katrina i want to meet you at usa i miss you katrinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
hanna on April 14, 2012:
katrina is the bestttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt than karina i live in usa but i like katrina the prensesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss of bollywood
Suraj on February 25, 2011:
I like it
Rohit on January 24, 2011:
I love u kajol your eyes exclent
Bollywood Masala on November 18, 2010:
Thanks for the Videos they are awesome!!!
I am getting and outfit joining the fun and shaking what my mother gave me!!!!!
Hena on June 24, 2010:
hey Sameera there was the "Take Kashmir Give us Madhuri" the slogan from Pakistan.
Sameera on June 23, 2010:
Great list all are fantastic, Madhuri is the outstanding.
**She was called the female amitabh bachchan after she made film hit with a new and ordinary actor.
**In 2001 Forbes magazine named her as one of the most powerful Indian star.
*she became the REDIFF BEST ACTRESS EVER
*she became the ZEENEWS BEST ACTRESS EVER in 2003
*she became the ACTRESS OF THE MILLENNIUM in 2000.
*there is a "Madhuri lake" in uttaranchal
*there is a "Madhuri Dixit temple" is jamshedpur
*Ashok Kuamr dubbed her as the most complete actress of Indian cinema.
*There was a TV serial called mrs Madhuri Dixit" and a film was made on her tribute called main madhuri dixit banna chahti hoon.
*At the age of 40, an UK magazine dubbed her as the second most sexy woman of Asia, this is outstanding for a woman of 40 and a mother of 2.
Bollywood Hot Babes on May 09, 2010:
Niten on April 14, 2010:
Kajol is gross, she doesn't belong on the list of legends like Mahuri and Aishwarya, she has unibrow too!
Roshan on December 01, 2009:
Where did Kajol's unibrow disappear?
S!D on October 24, 2009:
i am ready to kiss Katrina Kaif for my whole life
rashid on October 06, 2009:
hey femme fatale how are you. i live Bangladesh. so amie apner shaty Enjoy koretay chi. i am a havey sexy. pls reply
shah on October 03, 2009:
all are beauty queen.i love them.
femme fatale from india on October 02, 2009:
Wow. All the top actresses in one hub. Good job.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 02, 2009:
sarovai : Not quite all of them yet...LOL, but Thank you!
TheSablirab: Nice to see you too. I have run into at least one other North Carolinan here.
bretbin: Thank you for stopping by, I may keep going with these since I already made a 2.
bretbin from India on October 01, 2009:
All favorites stars on you hub good work keep it up
TheSablirab on October 01, 2009:
Nice to see a fellow North Carolinan(sp?) on here. Great read!
sarovai on September 29, 2009:
All beauty queen in one hub. Wonderful.