Bollywood Iconic Beauties

Bollywood is incomplete without its breath taking beauties. They have been the key to Bollywood’s flourishing business throughout the years. A film can go without a story but a film won’t ever be popular without a heroine. Here’s a list of the top 8 divas who ruled the industry during their times.

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit

She stormed into Bollywood with her dance numbers and powerful acting skills. Ace choreographer Saroj Khan says that a dancer like Madhuri Dixit is rare to find. She has choreographed most of her songs including the ever famous and scintillating ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’. Her beauty and sensuality forced the renowned artist M.F. Hussain to make her the subject of his painting. He was so impressed by her performance that he cast her in his film Gaja Gamini.

Who can forget the immortal song ‘Jab Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ of the film Mughal e Azam. Dilip Kumar really fell for this beauty in real life before marrying wife Saira Bano. Madhubala unfortunately did not live long enough as she succumbed to a congenital heart condition that caused her premature death.


She was Raj Kapoor’s most talented discovery. She has had a big role in taking the R.K banner to the zenith of success. Her films like Awara, Shree 420 and Andaaz will remain in the memories of people for many more years to come. She was also very popular among the Russian folk who adored her performance in Pardes. Nargis delivered her best performance with Mother India where she played a righteous mother who doesn’t even spare her own son when she comes to know that he is a dacoit.


A bubbly actress whose was the only competitor of Madhuri Dixit during the 90’s. She had started her career as a child actor in a Tamil film and later debuted in Bollywood with her hit film Solvaa Saawan. She rendered memorable performances in Chaalbaaz and Mr. India where her extremely sensual number ‘Kaante Nahi Kat te’ in the latter movie had film makers hovering at her doorstep offering lead roles in their films.

Smita Patil:
Smita Patil

She came and changed the norms of Bollywood being the first dusky beauty to appear on the silver screen. Her acting prowess is evident from her films like Mirch Masala and Arth while her beauty does not go unnoticed in any of the films. She married actor Raj Babbar but died an untimely death leaving behind her husband and son Prateik Babbar who has recently joined the film industry.


She was the talk of the town during her hey days when she did films like Khoobsurat and Umrao Jaan. Even the legendary actor Amitabh Bacchan could not resist from falling for her charms. Age does not seem to have an effect on her and she continues to look as gorgeous as ever.

Meena Kumari:
Meena Kumari

If Guru Dutt was the Tragedy King of Bollywood, Meena Kumari was its Tragedy Queen.  Perhaps her unhappy personal life was the reason why she could deliver such tragic performances and compel the audience to cry with her when she did. She looked absolutely stunning in Pakeezah where she played a courtesan. Unfortunately even she didn’t live long enough and died a lonely and secluded death.

Waheeda Rehman:
Waheeda Rahman

She personifies the proverb that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. From Chaudhvi Ka Chand to the recent Rang De Basanti, Waheeda Rehman is undoubtedly the most graceful actress of Bollywood. She sizzled in the role of Rosy in the Dev Anand starrer hit movie Guide. Her dance numbers are still cherished by the audience.