The Super Women of Bollywood
Her charms can do wonders, her tears can make you cry, her laughter can make you merry and her innocence can make you fall in love. No wonder Bollywood is incomplete without these beautiful ladies. Here’s a list of the 5 most celebrated women of Bollywood.
Aishwarya Rai Bacchan: An epitome of beauty and elegance, this
diva was the winner of the 1994 Miss World Pageant. An architect by profession,
she started off her career as a model for television commercials. Her first feature
film was Iruvar, a south India film directed by Mani Ratnam. It won two
national awards and in the same year she made her debut in Bollywood alongside
Bobby Deol in the movie Aur Pyar Ho Gaya. Although it did not do well at the
box office but Aishwarya got the exposure she needed. She received the FilmFare
Award for Best Actress for her films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. She has
appeared in a number of Hollywood movies as well like Pink Panther, Bride and
Prejudice and Mistress of Spices to name a few. With her marriage to Abhishek
Bacchan in the year 2007 she became the daughter in law of the influential Bacchan
clan. Although she has taken a sabbatical from work after having a baby, she
was seen at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 in May.
Sushmita Sen: The First miss Universe from India, she is a confident, charming and sophisticated beauty from Bengal. Her first film after winning the pageant was Dastak, where she played a beauty queen being stalked by a psychopath. Her early films did not receive much recognition until she starred in Biwi No1, where she bagged the FilmFare best actress in a supporting role award. She played Shah Rukh Khans love interest in the film Main Hoon Na and was termed by the media as the ‘sexiest woman in a saree’. She is a philanthropist more than an actress and has two adopted children Rene and Alisah. She is also the director of the pageant ‘I Am She –Miss Universe India since 2010 and searches for talented young ladies who can make India proud at the international level.
Priyanka Chopra: Another Miss World pageant winner, she is the reigning queen of Bollywood. Her Bollywood debut was as a supporting actress in the Preity Zinta-Sunny Deol starrer movie Hero: Love Story of a Spy and in the same year she was seen in Raj Kanwar’s hit movie Andaaz. She received the FilmFare best female Debutante award for the latter. She won the National Award for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion where she played the role of Meghna Mathur, a struggling model. She is also trained in western classical music and is working on her first music album being produced by Universal Music.
Vidya Balan: After delivering a masterpiece performance in Kahaani this year, Vidya Balan had a rough start in the industry but slowly made her niche as the most sought after actress in Bollywood. She is a woman of substance and has some amazing films to her credit. She made her debut in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parineeta where she played the protagonist ‘Lolita’. It was critically acclaimed and she won the best Debutante Award at the FilmFare. After that there was Bhool Bhulaiyya, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Guru and the very recent The Dirty Picture which grossed a good amount at the box office.
Katrina Kaif: Relatively new to the film industry, this British-Indian actress debuted in Kaizad Gustad’s forgettable movie Boom. Even though her Hindi is heavily accented, she has acted in many hit films like Singh is King, Namastey London, Race and Rajneeti. She has recently won accolades for her item number in the Hrithik Roshan starrer Agneepath.