Top 100 Hindi Film Actresses of all time

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1. Aditi Rao Hydari

Actress | Rockstar

Aditi Rao Hydari was born in 1986 in Hyderabad, from two royal lineages, that of Sir Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao the erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy.

A classical Bharatanatyam dancer, she made her acting debut with Sharada Ramanathan's acclaimed film Sringaram and rose to fame after her ...

2. Aditi Vasudev

Actress | Sulemani Keeda

Aditi Vasudev (born 9th, December) is an Indian actress. Born in Lucknow, India, Vasudev began acting in theatre productions before venturing into films. She made her feature film debut playing Payal Duggal in Disney's first Indian live-action film, Do Dooni Chaar (2010). Vasudev has since worked ...

3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Jodhaa Akbar

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

4. Alia Bhatt

Actress | Highway

Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is an actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship, who works in Hindi films. The recipient of several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards, Bhatt is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 ...

5. Amrita Singh

Actress | Kavyanjali

Aquarian Amrita was born on February 9, 1958. Her parentage is Sikh-Muslim. Her dad's name is Shivinder Singh, and her mom's maiden name was Rukshana Sultana. She is the great-grand daughter of Shobha Singh, who knighted and had his prefixed by 'Sir'. She is the niece of writer/author Khushwant ...

6. Ameesha Patel

Actress | Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai

Grand-daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer and former Justice Rajni Patel, Amisha, a Gemini, was born in Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital. Her younger brother Ashmit Patel is also a Bollywood film actor and her name is a blend of the first three letters of her father's name Amit and the last ...

7. Anushka Sharma

Actress | Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Anushka Sharma was born on 1 May 1988 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer, and her mother, Ashima Sharma, is a homemaker. Her father is a native of Uttar Pradesh, while her mother is a Garhwali. Her elder brother is film producer Karnesh Sharma, who ...

8. Asha Parekh

Actress | Kati Patang

Asha Parekh was born in a middle-class Gujarati household to a Hindu father, Pranlal Parekh, and a Muslim mother Sudha Parekh on October 2, 1942 in India. Since she was an only child, she became the center of her parents' lives. Her mother enrolled her in classical dance classes at an early age, ...

9. Ashwini Kalsekar

Actress | Andhadhun

Ashwini Kalsekar was born on January 22, 1971 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, known for Andhadhun (2018), Johnny Gaddaar (2007) and Jodha Akbar (2013). She has been married to Murli Sharma since 2009.

10. Bipasha Basu

Actress | Race

Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat. Thus ended her dream of being a medical professional. She was enrolled in the science faculty until 12th standard, but switched to commerce thereafter. After acquiring a degree in commerce she planned to be a chartered ...

11. Chitrangda Singh

Actress | Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

"You have outdone Smita Patil," said Shekhar Kapur, when he saw Chitrangda Singh's performance in her debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003). And he is not the only one. Time and again Chitrangda has been compared to the legendary Smita Patil.

Chitrangda began her career as a model prior to ...

12. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

13. Deepti Naval

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Deepti Naval is an Indian film actor, director, writer, painter and photographer. A multi-faceted personality, her major contribution has been in the area of art cinema, winning critical acclaim for her sensitive and close to life characters that emphasized the changing role of women in India. The ...

14. Dimple Kapadia

Actress | Dil Chahta Hai

Born in a Gujerati-speaking family on June 8, 1957, daughter to businessman, Chunnibhai and Betty, Dimple has a younger sister, Simple, who was born on 15 August 1958.

She was discovered by Raj Kapoor, who signed her up opposite his son, Rishi, in the 1973 hit 'Bobby'. The film made Rishi and her ...

15. Diana Penty

Actress | Cocktail

Diana Penty was born in Bombay on November 2nd, 1985 to a Christian mother and a Parsi father. She attended St. Agnes high school in Bombay, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from the St. Xavier's University in Bombay.

Penty began modeling in 2005, walking the ramp for ...

16. Dia Mirza

Actress | Sanju

Dia Mirza was born on 9th December in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Born to a Bengali mother, Deepa, and a German father, Frank Handrich, she grew up imbibing the value of different world views.

Having studied at J Krishnamurti School, where students get educated not by rote, but by resolute guidance ...

17. Divya Dutta

Actress | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Divya Dutta is an Indian Actress from Ludhiana (Punjab) who has acted in various Hindi and Punjabi movies.She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent in Ludhiana.She has won more than 25 awards in the Film Industry including Zee Cine awards for best supporting role in "Veer Zaara" and IIFA ...

18. Esha Gupta

Actress | Jannat 2

Esha Gupta was born on November 28, 1985 in New Delhi, India. She is an actress, known for Jannat 2 (2012), Rustom (2016) and One Day: Justice Delivered (2019).

19. Farida Jalal

Actress | Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Farida Jalal was discovered by Filmfare's United Producers' Talent Hunt in the 1960s. She starred in her first movie as a teenager, in the Rajshri Productions' "TAQDEER' in 1967. Thereafter she has starred in more than 200 movies as a character actress mainly, but also as lead actor in some. She is...

20. Genelia D'Souza

Actress | Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Genelia D'Souza is an Indian actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. She was recognized ...

21. Gul Panag

Actress | Dor

Gul Panag was born on January 3, 1977 in Chandigarh, Punjab, India. She is an actress and producer, known for Dor (2006), Sikander (2013) and Student of the Year 2 (2019). She has been married to Attari, Rishi since March 13, 2011.

22. Hema Malini

Actress | Sholay

Hema was born in the Tamil-speaking Chakravarthy household on October 16, 1948 in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu. Her dad's name is V.S.R. Chakravarthy and her mom, Jaya, was a film producer. She was enrolled in the Chennai-based Andhra Mahila Sabha.

After performing as a dancer in a 1961 regional movie, she...

23. Huma Qureshi

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Huma Qureshi born and raised in Delhi. Her father is a famous restaurant owner called Saleem's a chain of some 10 restaurants in Delhi. Her brother, Saqib Saleem is an actor and acted in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. In year 2011 an announcement was made that Huma would make her Bollywood debut in a ...

24. Isha Koppikar

Actress | Don

Coming from a Konkani-speaking Mangalorean family of learned academicians, Isha has herself completed a course in Life Sciences from Ruia College, and was born on September 19, 1976 in Bombay, India. She has a younger brother.

After completing her college course, she contested the 1995 Miss India ...

25. Jaya Bhaduri

Actress | Kal Ho Naa Ho

In April 1948 Jabalpur-based, Bengali-speaking Indira and Tarun Kumar Bhaduri were blessed with a child they named Jaya, and enrolled in the St. Joseph's Convent School in Bhopal.

Her acting career started when she was 15 in a Bengali film Mahanagar. She became an actress in her own right in ...

26. Jaya Prada

Actress | Sharaabi

Jayaprada was born as Lalita Rani in a middle class household to Krishna and Neelavani in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 1962. She was a small town girl with dreams of becoming a doctor. Her mother enrolled her in dance and music classes when she was seven years old, in addition to going ...

27. Juhi Chawla

Actress | 3 Deewarein

Juhi was born in the Chawla family on November 13, 1967 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and is the daughter of Punjabi-speaking dad, Dr. S. Chawla and Gujarati-speaking mom, Mona. She has a brother named Sanjeev. Her mother passed away in an accident during the year 1998 while Juhi was filming '...

28. Kajol

Actress | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kajol was born on August 5, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Kajol Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Fanaa (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.

29. Kalki Koechlin

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Kalki Koechlin was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry. Her parents had come to India as hippies in the 1970s and settled there after they fell in love with the country. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo.

Kalki was studying in Ooty when her parents insisted that she ...

30. Katrina Kaif

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of ...

31. Karisma Kapoor

Actress | Dil To Pagal Hai

Born into Bombay filmdom's legendary Kapoor clan, Karisma Kapoor made her film debut with Prem Qaidi (1991) opposite Harish. Her next big hit was Anari (1993) and during this time she made news with a fight with her Andaz Apna Apna (1994) co-star, actress Raveena Tandon. She had a series of hit ...

32. Kangana Ranaut

Actress | Queen

Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Her dad's name is Amardeep, who is a businessman and contractor, her mom, Asha, is a school-teacher. She has two sisters, eldest one is Rangoli, and she has a brother, Akshit, who is about...

33. Kajal Aggarwal

Actress | Thuppakki

Kajal made her acting debut in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun... Ho Gaya Na!, as a minor supporting role as the friend of lead actress Aishwarya Rai. Telugu film Chandamama became her first major successful film. In 2009 "Magadheera" which was the biggest blockbuster of all time in Telugu cinema, she ...

34. Kamini Kaushal

Actress | Biraj Bahu

Kamini Kaushal was born on February 24, 1927 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. She is an actress, known for Biraj Bahu (1954), Arzoo (1950) and Aag (1948).

35. Kareena Kapoor

Actress | Jab We Met

Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor in Bombay, India. She has an elder sister, Karisma.

She is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor;...

36. Konkona Sen Sharma

Actress | Omkara

Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...

37. Kirti Kulhari

Actress | Pink

Kirti Kulhari was born on May 30, 1985 in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India. She is an actress, known for Pink (2016), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) and Jal (2013).

38. Kiron Kher

Actress | Devdas

Kiron Kher was born on June 14, 1955 in Punjab, India as Kiran Thakar Singh. She is known for her work on Devdas (2002), Rang De Basanti (2006) and I'm Always Here (2004). She is married to Anupam Kher. They have one child.

39. Kiara Advani

Actress | M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Kiara Advani was born on July 31, 1992 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, known for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Machine (2017) and Bharat Ane Nenu (2018).

40. Kriti Kharbanda

Actress | Bruce Lee: The Fighter

Kriti Kharbanda is an actress, known for Bruce Lee: The Fighter (2015), Karwaan (2018) and Boni (2009).

41. Kriti Sanon

Actress | 1 - Nenokkadine

Kriti Sanon is an Indian actress who is a predominant name in the Hindi film industry, born in New Delhi to Rahul Sanon and Geeta Sanon. She holds an engineering degree from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology. After completing her degree, she stepped into the entertainment industry as a...

42. Lalita Pawar

Actress | Anari

With seventy years in the film businesses, Lalita Pawar's long career began as a child in the silent era and continued into leading lady roles, but she is best remembered for her years as a character actor.

Lalita was born Amba Laxman Rao Sagun, the daughter of a wealthy silk merchant. While ...

43. Lara Dutta

Actress | Don 2

It is not a secret that Lara Dutta is a beauty with brains. This was demonstrated when she scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest. After this she was crowned Miss Universe 2000, making history as not only the most beautiful but also the most intelligent young ...

44. Leela Chitnis

Actress | Kangan

Leela Chitnis was born on September 9, 1909 in Dharwar, Karnataka, India. She was an actress, known for The Bangle (1939), Chhaya (1936) and Sadhna (1958). She was married to Dr. Gajanan Yeshwant Chitnis. She died on July 14, 2003 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.

45. Madhuri Dixit

Actress | Devdas

Madhuri Dixit is one of the most acclaimed actors and Kathak dancers Bollywood have ever witnessed. Born in a Marathi Brahmin Koknastha family to Mr. Shankar and Mrs. Snehlata, Madhuri Dixit has two sisters Rupa, Bharti, and brother Ajit. She performed decently well in her academics and aspired to ...

46. Madhubala

Actress | Mughal-E-Azam

Arguably the most beautiful artiste to ever grace the Indian screen, Madhubala rose from humble beginnings to become the most captivating star India has ever produced. Madhubala was born Mumtaz Jehan Begum on Valentine's Day 1933, in a poor, conservative family of Pathan Muslims in Delhi, a part of...

47. Mala Sinha

Actress | Jahan Ara

Mala Sinha was born on November 11, 1936 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Alda Sinha. She is known for her work on Jahan Ara (1964), Pyaasa (1957) and Himalay Ki Godmein (1965).

48. Manisha Koirala

Actress | Dil Se..

Manisha Koirala (born 16 August 1970) is a Nepali actress who mainly appears in Bollywood, though she has worked in several South Indian and her native country's films. Noted for her acting prowess, Koirala is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards-and is one of India's ...

49. Mallika Sherawat

Actress | Murder

Mallika Sherawat was born on October 24, 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana, India as Reema Lambha. She is an actress, known for Murder (2004), The Myth (2005) and Ugly Aur Pagli (2008). She was previously married to Karan Singh Gill.

50. Mahie Gill

Actress | Dev.D

Mahie Gill was born in Chandigarh, Punjab. She has completed her Masters in theater from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998. Mahi got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre. Anurag saw her first in a party and ...

51. Meena Kumari

Actress | Kaajal

Born 1933 into a poor Parsee theatre family of Ali Bux and dancer Iqbal begum in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Entered films to support family in difficult times. She was six when hired for Leatherface (1939) in 1939 by Vijay Bhatt and named Baby Meena. Later she became Meena Kumari when cast for ...

52. Meenakshi Sheshadri

Actress | Mahaguru

Meenakshi Sheshadri (born on November 16th 1963) is an Indian (Bollywood) film actress and dancer who acted in more than 20 Bollywood films during her times. She won the Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17, nominated as the youngest woman to be crowned Miss India. Making her debut film into ...

53. Mumtaz

Actress | Khilona

Mumtaz was born on July 31, 1947 to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha aka Naaz, both of Iranian origin but settled in Bombay, India. Mumtaz first appeared in as child artist in Sanskar (1952),Yasmin (1955),Lajwanti (1958),Sone Ki Chidiya (1958),Stree(1961).Her mother, Naaz, was also ...

54. Nadira

Actress | Julie

Farhat (also sometimes known as Florence) Ezekiel Nadira, born on December 5, 1932, was a Baghdadi Jew, hailing from Nagpada, South Mumbai, a predominantly Muslim and Jewish locality. At the tender age of 19, she literally stormed her way into Bollywood with the movie Aan (1952) opposite Dilip ...

55. Nandita Das

Writer | Firaaq

Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Bawandar (2000) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.

56. Nanda

Actress | Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain

A film career spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s, Nanda was born on January 8, 1941, to a show-business Marathi family in Bombay, India. Her father was actor Master Vinayak, and her mother was Sushila. Nanda was the third of seven brothers and sisters. When she was just 5 years old, her father ...

57. Neetu Singh

Actress | Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Sonia Singh, now known as Neetu Singh, started her career as a child artiste (Baby Neetu/Sonia) in Bollywood movies (Pavitra Paapi, Waaris &c), and went on to become a full-fledged Bollywood movie actress, with a reputation of having her mom accompany her to almost all shoots. She married her ...

58. Neena Gupta

Actress | Badhaai Ho

Neena Gupta was born on July 4, 1959 in India. She is an actress and director, known for Badhaai Ho (2018), Gandhi (1982) and Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004). She has been married to Vivek Mehra since July 15, 2008.

59. Nirupa Roy

Actress | Chhaya

Kokila was born on January 4, 1931 in Valsad, Gujarat, India, in the Gujarati-speaking Balsara family.

She was married to Kamal Roy at a very young age, and shortly thereafter in 1946 both husband and wife decided to make a career on the silver screen. They traveled to Bombay, both applied, but only ...

60. Nutan

Actress | Seema

Nutan Samarth was born on June 4 1936 to poet Kumarsen Samarth and his actress wife 'Shobhana' as the eldest of their four children (a younger sister is the actress Tanuja). Her parents separated when she was a small child. 13-year-old Nutan made her debut in K. Asif's "Hamari Beti". She was a ...

61. Padmini Kolhapure

Actress | Prem Rog

Padmini Kolhapure was born on November 1, 1965 in Maharashtra, India. She is known for her work on Prem Rog (1982), Vidhaata (1982) and Souten (1983). She has been married to Tutu Sharma since 1993.

62. Parveen Babi

Actress | Kaala Sona

born and raised in Junagad, Ms. Babi was spotted by renowned B.R. Ishara at Ahmedabad University, and he approached her to act in his forthcoming movie, Charitraheen, which was a sequel to Chetna. Her co-star in this movie was none other than renowned Indian cricketer Salim Durrani. Parveen Babi ...

63. Poonam Dhillon

Actress | Poonam

Born on April 18, 1962 in Kanpur, India, Cusp-born Poonam Dhillon is one of three children of former Aeronautics Engineer, Amrik Singh, and mom, Gurcharan Kaur. She has a brother, and a sister, Dr. Rishma Pai, who has a medical practice in Bombay. She studied in Carmel Convent High School in ...

64. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (née Chopra) was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; ...

65. Preity Zinta

Actress | Veer-Zaara

Preity Zinta shot to fame as the refreshing, cool, wet model in the Liril commercial. She also modeled for Perk and her dimpled smile won the hearts of millions. Preity never thought she would be an actress. Kapoor saw her in the Liril commercial and liked her so much that he instantly decided that...

66. Prachi Desai

Actress | Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

She is best known for her role as Bani Walia in the Hindi television drama Kasamh Se (2006) which aired on Zee TV. Prachi is the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and the face of Neutrogena products in India.

Prachi was born in Surat, Gujarat. She studied in St Joseph Convent, Panchgani and ...

67. Rakhee Gulzar

Actress | Daag: A Poem of Love

Rakhee was born in a Bengali-speaking family in West Bengal, on India's Independence Day - 15th August, 1947. She has no connections with anyone in the film industry in India.

She achieved phenomenal success at her very first movie in Bengali 'Bandhu Baran' during the year 1967. She was then noticed...

68. Radhika Apte

Actress | Andhadhun

Radhika Apte is a well-known Indian theatre and film actress born in Vellore and brought up in Pune. Before endeavoring into films, she began with theatre. Radhika Apte is a perfect example of beauty with brains. Apte is an Economics and Mathematic graduate from Fergusson College, Pune. Apte during...

69. Rajshree

Actress | Daana Veera Soora Karna

Rajshree Shantaram is the daughter of noted V. Shantaram, who passed away in October 1990. She is the daughter of actress, Jayashree, who passed away recently on October, 19, 2004. Jayashree was the second wife of V. Shantaram. Rajshree's brother, Kiran Shantaram, was the former Sheriff of Bombay, ...

70. Rani Mukerji

Actress | Black

Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee, is a retired director and one of the founders of "Filmalaya Studios". Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, was a playback singer. Her brother, Raj Mukherjee is a film producer, now turned director. Her maternal aunt, ...

71. Rati Agnihotri

Actress | Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye

Rati Agnihotri was born on December 10, 1960 to a Punjabi family in Bombay, India, and has an older sister and brother. Although, she came from a traditional, conservative family, she was allowed to model at age 10, since her sister Anita was a Miss Young India. When she was a teenager, her father ...

72. Raveena Tandon

Actress | Aks

Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz...

73. Ratna Pathak Shah

Actress | Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Ratna Pathak Shah was born on March 18, 1963 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, known for Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008), Kapoor & Sons (2016) and Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016). She has been married to Naseeruddin Shah since April 1, 1982. They have three children.

74. Radhika Madan

Actress | Pataakha

Radhika Madan is an actress, known for Pataakha (2018), Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi (2014) and Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018).

75. Rekha

Actress | Koi... Mil Gaya

Bhanurekha was born in the Tamil-speaking Ganesan household on October 10, 1954. Her dad was the popular Tamil actor, Gemini, while her mom was a popular Telugu actress, Pushpavalli. She has seven sisters and one brother. One of her sisters is Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, while another one, Radha, lives in...

76. Richa Chadha

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she also received her training under Barry John

Richa acted in the critically acclaimed movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly, both the movie and her role ...

77. Sanya Malhotra

Actress | Dangal

Sanya Malhotra is known for her work on Dangal (2016), Pataakha (2018) and Badhaai Ho (2018).

78. Seema Biswas

Actress | Bandit Queen

Seema Biswas was born on January 14, 1965 in Nalbari, Assam, India. She is an actress, known for Bandit Queen (1994), Water (2005) and Khamoshi: The Musical (1996).

79. Shabana Azmi

Actress | Fire

One of the leading lights of the now-largely-defunct Indian New Wave, Shabana Azmi (alongside the late Smita Patil) was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called "Parallel Cinema" in India in the 1970s and 1980s. Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi ...

80. Shraddha Kapoor

Actress | Aashiqui 2

Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress. Prior to making her cinematic debut, she took up theatre studies at Boston University, but dropped out after her first year to begin her acting career. She made her screen debut in the 2010 drama fictional Teen Patti for which she earned a nomination for ...

81. Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Actress | Phir Milenge

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar (1993). The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the ...

82. Sharmila Tagore

Actress | Abar Aranye

A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. A distant relative of poet ...

83. Smita Patil

Actress | Bhumika

Smita Patil was born on October 17, 1955 in Pune, State of Bombay, India. She was an actress, known for Bhumika (1977), Chakra (1981) and Raahee (1987). She was married to Raj Babbar. She died on December 13, 1986 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

84. Sonakshi Sinha

Actress | Dabangg

She is the daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha and sister to Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. She started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008. She got her break in movies after being signed up by Salman Khan for his thriller Dabangg...

85. Sonali Bendre

Actress | Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai

Sonali Bendre started out as a model before being selected for the "Stardust Talent Search". She was invited to Bombay and received training from a variety of top actors and performers of the Indian film industry. Sonali has three sisters and was in her own words a quiet child who loved to read, ...

86. Sridevi

Actress | English Vinglish

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...

87. Supriya Pathak

Actress | Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela

Supriya Pathak was born on January 7, 1961 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, known for Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Wake Up Sid (2009) and Kalyug (1981). She has been married to Pankaj Kapur since 1986. They have two children.

88. Sushmita Sen

Actress | Main Hoon Na

Sushmita was born in the Bengali-speaking Sen family on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family consists of her dad, Shubeer, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander; mom, Subhra, Jewelry Designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named ...

89. Taapsee Pannu

Actress | Pink

Taapsee Pannu was born on August 1, 1987 in Delhi, India. She is an actress, known for Pink (2016), Baby (2015) and Naam Shabana (2017).

90. Tanuja

Actress | Paisa Ya Pyar

Tanuja was born on September 23, 1943 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Tanuja Samarth. She is known for her work on Paisa Ya Pyar (1969), Ghar Dwaar (1985) and Amber (1952). She was previously married to Shomu Mukherjee.

91. Tanvi Azmi

Actress | Bajirao Mastani

Tanvi Azmi was born on November 9, 1960 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Tanvi Kiran. She is an actress, known for Bajirao Mastani (2015), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995). She is married to Baba Azmi.

92. Tabu

Actress | Haider

Tabu is an Indian actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali-language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's...

93. Tisca Chopra

Actress | Chutney

Tisca Chopra's vibrant personality and her burning passion to excel is evident in the unusual choices she has made in her life and work. She is known for her clutter breaking roles and has chosen to be part of stories that she believes need telling. She has acted in over 45 feature films in ...

94. Udita Goswami

Actress | Kisse Pyaar Karoon?

Udita was was born in Dehradun to a father from Varanasi and a mother from Shillong. She studied in Maa Anandmayi Memorial and D.A.V. Public schools until the 8th standard.

Always wanting to be part of showbiz, she was not quite happy with her life in Dehradun. When she proposed to re-locate to ...

95. Urmila Matondkar

Actress | Bhoot

The daughter of a lecturer, actress Urmila Matondkar began her celluloid career as a child artiste with the film _Kalyug (1980)_. Although an average film at the box-office, her next film, Masoom (1983), about a family coping with an illegitimate member, showed her acting talents blossom and she ...

96. Vyjayanthimala

Actress | Devdas

Vyjayanthimala was born to actress and dancer Vasundhara Devi in a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, India, on August 13, 1936.

At the age of 4, she got the rare chance of performing a dance before the Pope. Then at the age of 15, while in her final year at school, she was signed-up by family friend...

97. Vidya Balan

Actress | Kahaani

Vidya was born in Palghat, Kerala, India. Her family consists of her dad, P.R. Balan, who is the Vice-President of ETC Channel; mom - a home-maker, and an elder sister, Priya, who is married to Kedar. She also has an aunt by the name of Raji Raju.

The Balan family re-located to live at Road No. 11, ...

98. Waheeda Rehman

Actress | Guide

Waheeda was born in a Tamil and Urdu-speaking family in Chengalpattu-Tamil Nadu, India. Her father was the District Magistrate which led him to be posted in several places. Tragedy visited her in 1948 when her dad passed away. Her mom passed away in 1955.

A year after her dad's death she appeared in...

99. Yami Gautam

Actress | Kaabil

She received IIFA - Star Debut of the Year Award and Zee Cine - Best Female Debut Award for Vicky Donor. She has acted in Total Siyappa and Action Jackson in 2014 and, Badlapur in 2015 against Varun Dhawan. All these movies performed well at the box office. She has also acted in Telugu Movie ...

100. Zeenat Aman

Actress | Don

Zeenat Aman was born to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father Amanullah who was one of the writers for the classic "Mughal-e-Azam", on November 19th, 1951. Zeenat was an only child and her parents divorced when she was a little girl. A graduate of Saint Xavier's school in Bombay. Her father passed ...



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