Growing up in India, Bollywood has been an integral part of our childhood. The filmy dialogues, scenic beauty, over the top action sequences, or the melodious soundtracks coupled with best Bollywood actresses and actors, still makes us shake a leg.
However, it is never easy to define beauty, and thus, the best Bollywood actress must-have qualities including, acting, entertaining, delivering perfectly timed dialogues, and may even have a way with singing, dancing, and even catering to humanitarian causes.
20 Most Beautiful Actress In Bollywood – 2020
Here in this section, we have listed the 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- The Best
Aishwarya Rai is one of the most popular and influential celebrities of India and is the winner of the 1994 Miss India beauty pageant. Her first Hindi debut was Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya in 1994. With Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999 and Devdas in 2002, she filled her bag with the Best Actress awards at Filmfare. Her most notable performances are as Binodini in Rituparnbo Ghosh’s film Chokher Bali, a nurse in Guzaarish, Mohabbatein, Dhoom 2, Jodhabai in Jodhaa Akbar, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and many more. She got married to Abhishek Bachchan in 2007. Rai was the first Indian actress to become a jury member in Cannes Film Festival and also she is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS). We have her on 1st on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
2. Deepika Padukone – The Versatile
Deepika Padukone was born on 5th January 1986. She is the highest-paid Indian film actress and producer. Her debut film was Om Shanti Om, where she played two characters opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2007. She has grabbed three Filmfare awards. In 2007 as for Om Shanti Om, best female debut, and best actress for Golio ki Rasleela – Ram-Leela (2013) and Piku (2015). Deepika is the daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone. She got married to famous Bollywood actor Ranvir Singh in 2018. Her other notable works are Chhapak, where she played the role of an acid attack victim, Bajirao- Mastaani, Cocktail, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, and others. Deepika also acted in Hollywood Action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage in 2017. She is in the 2nd position on our list of the 20 most beautiful actresses in Bollywood.
3. Priyanka Chopra – The International Desi Girl
Priyanka Chopra Jones comes at the 3rd on our list of the 20 most beautiful actresses in Bollywood. She is an Indian actress and singer. She is one of few Indian celebrities who have gained recognition on international platforms as well. Priyanka got a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. She earned Padma Shri in 2016 by the Government of India. He made her debut with the film The Hero: Love Story of a Spy in 2003. Her most notable works are Don, Barfi, Mary Kam, Kaminey, and many more. Priyanka was also the main protagonist Alex Parrish in the ABC thriller series Quantico.
4. Madhuri Dixit – The “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”
This Indian actress, producer, and television personality was born on 15th May 1967. She is still one of the most popular actresses of Indian cinema and appeared in more than 70 Bollywood films. Madhuri has received six Filmfare Awards and has featured on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list seven times. She has been awarded Padma Shri by the government of India in 2008. She comes on 4th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
5. Sridevi – The Female Superstar
Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, who was popular by his stage name Sridevi was born on 13th August 1963. She is the first female superstar of Indian cinema. In her bag, she has a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, and three Filmfare Awards South. She was also awarded Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 2013. She spanned five decades in the Indian Film Industry and was the highest-paid actress in the late 1980s. She got married to Indian director Boney Kapoor in 1992 and with him she has a son and a daughter. We have Sridevi at 5th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
6. Katrina Kaif- The Jawan Sheila
Katrina Kaif comes at 6th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood and was born on July 16th, 1983. This English actress was born in Hong Kong and later came to India. Her first commercially successful movie was Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Namaste London in 2005 and 2007 respectively. For New York, she got the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Her other notable works are, Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Jab Tak Hai Jan, Raajneeti, Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3, Zero and many more.
7. Rekha- The Mysterious Diva
Bhanurekha Ganeshan is popularly known as Rekha in the Indian film industry, This 65 years old actress defines beauty with her eyes. As a leading actress, she debuted with the movie Sawan Bhadon in 1970. She got the most recognition with films like Ghar, Mukaddar Ka Sikandar, Silsila, Basera, Ek Hi Bhool. For Umrao Jaan she won the National Film Awards for Best Actress. The government of India honored Rekha with Padma Shri in 2008. Rekha is a mysterious woman and never reveals the words of her life to the media. We have her at 7th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood
8. Anushka Sharma – The First Lady Of Indian Cricket
Anushka Sharma is one of the best actresses in Indian cinema and we have her at 8th on our list of 20 most beautiful actresses in Bollywood. She was born on 1st May 1988. Her first acting debut was opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She received popularity with the movie Band Baja Barat and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Her other notable works are Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Sui Dhaga, Sultan, Dil Dhadakne Do, PK, Sanju. Sharma has received many Awards in India. Anushka married the Indian Men’s Cricket Captain Virat Kohli in 2017.
9. Kareena Kapoor – The Fashion Icon
On the 9th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood we have Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kareena Kapoor is one of the Bollywood’s most successful and highest-paid actresses who was born on 21st September 1980. The younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita is popular for playing various characters from crime fiction to romantic comedies. She married Saif Ali Khan in 2012 and has a son Taimur Ali Khan. Her most notable works are Refugee, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Chameli, Dev, Omkara, Jab We Met, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, and many more. She is popular because of her great fashion sense and versatile film role.
10. Alia Bhatt- The Baby Of Bollywood
Alia Bhatt was born on 15th March 1993 in Bombay, India, and has British citizenship. She is the highest-paid actress in India and has four Filmfare Awards in her bag even before 30 years. Bhatt’s first leading role debut was in Karan Johar’s teen love fiction Student Of the Year in 2012. Her most notable films are coming-of-age drama Dear Zindagi, and many more like Highway where she played the role of a kidnapped teen, a Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab, a spy in Eaazi and many others. She has sung more than five songs in her films amongst them Samjhawan Unplugged was a massive hit. She got the 10th position on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
11. Divya Bharati – The Lost Gem
On the 11th position on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood, we have Divya Bharati. Divya Bharati was one of the best looking female celebrities in India. She was best known for acting versatility, her beauty, and vivacity in the early 1990s. Dibya Bharati died even before turning 20 years. Her acting debut was a Telugu drama, Bobbili Raja, in 1990. She created an unbroken record of acting in more than 12 films in a single year. Her most notable films are Deewana, where she acted opposite Rishi Kapoor, Shola Aur Shabnam, Dil Ashna Hai opposite Shahrukh Khan. She died accidentally falling from a balcony in 1993. We have her on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
12. Madhubala – The Anarkali
Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi was born on 14th February 1933. She was one of the best actresses Bollywood has ever seen. She died at such a long age in 1967, but we are still drunk on her beauty and personality. She is better known by the name Madhubala. Madhubala is most popular for her films like Mughal-E-Azam where she played the role of Anarkali, Mahal, Amar Howrah Bridge, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Phagun and many more. She got the 12th rank on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
13. Juhi Chawla – The “Kkkkkiran”
Juhi Chawla was born on 13th November 1976 and she is an actress and producer. She won the Miss India beauty pageant in 1984. Chawla has perfect comic timing and a perfect on-screen personality. She made her acting debut with the film Sultanat in 1986. Juhi gained popularity with the tragic romance Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988 also this movie helped her to gain the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her other notable works are Lootere, Darr, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Yes Boss, and others. In Partnership with Shah Rukh Khan, she acquired the ownership of the Kolkata Knight Riders, a team in the Twenty20 tournament IPL. She got the 13th rank on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
14. Hema Malini – The Dream Girl
Hema Malini, the dream girl of Indian cinema is an Indian actress, director, writer, producer, dancer, and politician and she came at 14th on our list of 20 most beautiful actresses in Bollywood. She was born on 16th October 1948. This Indian beauty made her debut in a Tamil film called Ithu Sathiyam and got her big break in the main role, in the movie Sapno Ka Saudagar. Most of her on-screen heroes are her husband Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, and Dev Ananda. Hema Malini is also a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.
15. Preity Zinta – The Dimple Queen
Preity G Zinta was born on 31st January 1975. She is an Indian actress and entrepreneur. Through the movie Dil Se in 1998 she made her acting debut. This performance helped her to earn the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her other notable works are Kya Kehna, Veer-Zara, Kabhie Alvida Naa Kehna, and others. She was awarded the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress for her role in her first international film Heaven On Earth in 2008. We have her on 15th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
16. Kangana Ranaut – The Queen Of Bollywood
This Indian film actress has three national film awards and four Filmfare awards. She was born on 23rd March 1987. She made her debut in Bollywood with the film Gangster in 2006 where she starred opposite Emraan Hashmi. She received Padma Shri in 2020. Her other notable works are Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, and many more. Kangana came on 16th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
17. Sharmila Tagore – The Begum Of Nawab Pataudi
Sharmila Tagore is a former Bollywood actress who has two national Awards and two Filmfare Awards in her bag. This famous celebrity is the great-granddaughter of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. She is also a Begum and Rajmata of the Pataudi Kingdom in India. Her debut film was in Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray’s film Apur Sansar. Then she appeared in Kashmir Ki Kali where she acted opposite Shammi Kapoor. She was also the lead cast in An Evening In Paris. She is the first Indian actress to appear in a bikini on screen. Her notable works are Aradhana, Mausam, Safar, Daag, and many more. She got 17th position on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
18. Vyjayanthimala – The Old, The Bold
Vyjayanthimala, an actress, dancer, Carnatic singer, choreographer, and a parliamentarian in India who was born on 13th August 1936. She was one of the leading actresses in Bollywood in her iconic era. She completely changed the standard and style of dancing in Indian cinema. Vyjayanthimala was the first Tamil heroine who set her foot into Bollywood and became a Bollywood star. Her famous works include Nagin, Bahar, Ladki, and many more. We have her on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
19. Vidya Balan – The Parineeta
This typical Indian beauty was born on 1st January 1979 in Bombay Maharashtra, India. She is best known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women and women empowerment in Indian films. She has many awards including National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards. Vidya was also awarded Padma Shri in 2014 by the Government of India. Her film debut was a Bengali film Bhalo Theko. She became famous after the Bidhu Binod Chopras film Parineeta. And her other commercially successful movies are Lage Raho Munnabhai, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, etc. The latter got her the National Awards for Best Actress in 2011. Vidya came at 19th on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
20. Chitrangada Singh – The Bomb Beauty
Chitrangada Singh is one of the most beautiful Hindi film actresses who was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Her notable works are Yeh Saali Zindagi, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Desi Boyz, Inkaar, I, Me Aur Main, Baazaar, and others. Singh got famous after her performance in Tum To Thehre Pardesi, an album by Altaf Raja and a music video named Sunset Point by Gulzar. She booked the 20th position on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood.
Special Mention: Anushka Shetty – The Beautiful Goddess
Sweety Shetty was born on 7th November 1981 and mostly known by her stage name Anushka Shetty. Although she predominantly works in South Indian Films almost all her films have been dubbed in Hindi, so that we can consider her as a Bollywood actress and she has got the special mention on our list of 20 most beautiful actress in Bollywood. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in India and known as Lady Superstar of South. Her most notable works are Rudramadevi, Arundhati, Baahubali Series, Bhaagamathie, Lingaa, and many more.
‘Beauty’ is a perspective which entirely depends on viewers. This list is not made depending on beauty only. We also keep factors like appeal, acting, skills, sense of style, intelligence in mind, while making this list of the top 20 most Bollywood actresses.
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