Talented Indian Actresses

by djranu26 | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public

List of Most Talented Indian Actresses.

1. 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, ...

2. 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...

3. 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 ...

4. 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.

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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...

8. 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 ...

9. 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...

10. Tannishtha Chatterjee

Actress | Brick Lane

Tannishtha Chatterjee is an Indian actress, best known for her performance in Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane (2007), the film adaptation of Monica Ali's best selling novel of the same name. She was nominated for the British Independent Film Awards as the best actress for Brick Lane along with actresses ...

11. Shahana Goswami

Actress | Rock On!!

Shahana Goswami was born in New Delhi. Her father is an economist and mother an editorial consultant. Her elder brother and sister-in-law are physicists.She attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi and Sophia College, Mumbai. Goswami was the house captain and sports champion in her school. She ...

12. Shefali Shah

Actress | Satya

Shefali is a National Award winning actress with a career spanning over two decades across various genres and formats. She recently starred in Delhi Crime, a Netflix original based on the true story of Nirbhaya. She has won numerous awards including Filmfare Awards (Popular and Critics), Stardust ...

13. 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...

14. 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 ...

15. Wahida Rahman

Actress | Byathar Daan

Wahida Rahman is an actress, known for Byathar Daan (1989).

16. 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 ...

17. Seema Pahwa

Actress | Aafat

Seema Pahwa is an actress, known for Aafat (2019).

18. 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 ...

19. 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, ...

20. 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), My Name Is Khan (2010) and Fanaa (2006). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.

21. 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 ...

22. Chitrangda Singh

Actress | Yeh Saali Zindagi

"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 ...

23. Jaya Bachchan

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 ...

24. Jaya Bhattacharya

Actress | Devdas

Jaya Bhattacharya was born on July 1, 1978 in Guwahati, Assam, India. She is an actress, known for Devdas (2002), Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka (2018) and Gudgudee (1997).

25. 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 ...

26. Mansi Salvi

Actress | Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara

Mansi Salvi (also written as Manasi Salvi) is a TV and film actress, who is best well known for her roles in television shows; Kohi Apna Sa, Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara, and Papa By Chance. Salvi began her career on small screen with Zee TV's series Aashirwaad. In 2005, she was ...

27. Taapsee Pannu

Actress | Pink

Taapsee Pannu was born on August 1, 1987 in Delhi, India. She made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Since then, she has appeared in a number of critically acclaimed films such as Aadukalam, Vastadu Naa Raju and Mr. Perfect. Her Tamil film ...

28. 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;...

29. 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; ...

30. Nargis

Actress | Raat Aur Din

She was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid in Rawalpindi, British India, daughter to Jaddanbai and Uttamchand Mohanchand, a former Hindu Mohyal Brahmin who converted to Islam as Abdul Rashid. Her mother was a well-known dancer, singer, actor, composer, and director. This is what paved the way ...

31. Ramya Krishnan

Actress | Bahubali: The Beginning

Ramya Krishnan was born on September 15, 1970 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an actress, known for Baahubali (2015), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) and Padaiyappa (1999). She has been married to Krishna Vamsi since July 11, 2003. They have one child.

32. Anushka Shetty

Actress | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Anushka Shetty is an Indian Film Actress. She was also a Yoga Instructor and has trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur.

This tall and gorgeous beauty debuted in the 2005 Telugu film Super starring Nagarjuna which was super hit at box office. Later her performance in Vikramarkudu make her noticeable....

33. Saira Banu

Actress | Junglee

Saira was born into a Urdu-speaking family in India. Her mom's name is Naseem Banu.

She spent much of her childhood in London and was able to debut in 1961 in a Bollywood movie 'Junglee' opposite Shammi Kapoor.

At the age of 22, she got married to Yusuf Khan, alias Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar.

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34. Keerthi Suresh

Actress | Mahanati

Keerthi Suresh is known for her work on Mahanati (2018), Nenu Sailaja (2016) and Idhu Enna Maayam (2015).

35. Madhoo

Actress | Roja

Madhoo was born in the Malini household on March 26th. Her dad's name is Raghunath, who is the brother of Bollywood actress Hema Malini. Her mom's name is Renuka. She was taught Bharat Natyam by her mom. Madhoo lost her mom to Cancer when she was just 13 years old.

Treating her aunt as her role ...

36. Zaira Wasim

Actress | Dangal

Zaira Wasim was born on October 23, 2000 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. She is an actress, known for Dangal (2016), Secret Superstar (2017) and The Sky Is Pink (2019).

37. Nimrat Kaur

Actress | Dabba

Born in Rajasthan, Nimrat was brought up in an army environment, thus hopping from one city to other and from one school to other. After losing her father, during a counter-terrorist operation, at a very young age she moved to Noida in the north of India and went on to finish her remaining ...

38. 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 ...

39. Sarita Joshi

Actress | Baa Bahoo Aur Baby

Born 1941 in Pune, Maharashtra, Shrimati Sarita Joshi - nee Bhonsle - received an early exposure to professional theatre in Marathi and Gujarati; at the age of seven she had already joined the New Laxmikant Company of Baroda. An actress in Khatau Alfred Theatrical Company and Indian National ...

40. Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Actress | Ye Maaya Chesave

Samantha Prabhu is an Indian film actress and model who appears in Telugu and Tamil films. Born to Malayali and Telugu parents, Samantha was brought up in Tamil Nadu and pursued a career in modeling during her late teens. Despite signing up to Ravi Varman's Moscowin Kavery in 2007, her first ...

41. Reema Sen

Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur

Born in Kolkatta, India. Completed her studies and started modelling. Got her first break in Telugu and Tamil films, then started concentrating on Hindi films. A widely and popularly known actress in South India.

42. 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 ...

43. 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.

44. Anjali Patil

Actress | Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka

Anjali Patil (born 26 September 1987) is an international film and theater actress. She has earned rave reviews for her work in Delhi in a Day, Chakravyuh and Sri Lankan film With You Without You. She received the Silver Peacock Award for Best Actress at International Film Festival of India in Goa ...



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