Actresses who shaved off their hair for acting

Often due to the demand of specific roles, the actors opt for shaving off their head and go bald. Recently for a film Shilpa Shetty was requested for shaving off her hair but she opted out. Though Shilpa might not have the guts to go bald, many national and international celebrities have shaved off their hair for portraying the characters correctly and more realistically. They have given new dimension to the word acting.

Shabana Azmi :
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Once for acting in the film “Water” directed by Deepa Mehta, she had to shave off her long and beautiful hair. Unfortunately due to some religious controversy the shooting of the film was suddenly stopped.

Nandita Das :
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Nandita Das also shaved off her hair for the same project along with Shabana Azmi. But unfortunately this film could not be shot in India. Later, the director Deepa Mehta revived the film but had to unfortunately continue with other subsidiary star cast missing out on the original choice. Though Nandita was contacted when the project was revived, but this time she opted out. Although the project failed, the bold steps take by both these actors deserve mentioning.

Britney Spears:
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Legendary pop star, Britney Spears, suddenly shocked the world with her bald appearance after her failed marriage. After loads of controversies and issues, she suddenly appeared with her heads shaven and a tattoo on it. Her bald look was often termed as a moment of liberation for the pop star.

Diandra Soares:
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She was the first bald model who boldly walked the ramp in India. Almost 10 years ago, in the Lakme fashion week she first walked with her head shaven. Later in the year 2010 she repeated her bald look on ramp.

Antara Mali:
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One of the most glamorous heroines of Bollywood went bald for her film “And Once Again”. Here she played the role of a monk. The film is directed by Amol Palekar. She appeared perfectly fitted for this role. Antara’s acting in this film also deserve mentioning

Natalie Portman:
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Often recognised as the prettiest bald actress of all time. She went bald for a role in her film “V for Vendetta”.

Lisa Ray:
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When Deepa Mehta revived her project “Water” she requested Lisa for the role. Like Shabana and Nandita, Lisa also decided to shave off her hair for the role.

Therefore actors have often compromised with their look and appearance for the sake of perfection in the role.