Best Bollywood Actresses

Aishwarya Rai

Personal Profile Aishwarya Rai

Nick Name: Ash, Aishu, Gullu
Date of Birth (Birthday): 1 November, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5′ 7
Weight: 122 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Mangalore (Karnataka)
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Married
Languages: English, Hindi , Kannada, Tamil and Urdu
Hobbies: She loves collecting watches
Contact Address: Ramlaxmi Niwas, 19th Road, Khar, Mumbai 400 052

Dish/ Recipes: Not fussy about food at all
Actor: A.B., Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor
Actress: Madhubala & Nargis
Color: White and Blue
Likes: Honesty, family, friends, dignity, strength of character, chocolates
Hobbies: She loves collecting watches

Family Background

Father’s Name: Krishnaraj Rai
Mother’s Name: Vrinda Rai
Brother(s): Aditya Rai
Spouse: Abhishek Bachan

Film Background (Filmography)

Debut Film: Iruvar
Famous Movies: Bunty Aur Babli, The Heart of India, Shabd, Bride & Prejudice, Kyun…Ho Gaya Na, Raincoat, Khakee, Kuch Naa Kaho, Chokher Bali, Dil Ka Rishta, Shakti: The Power, 23rd March 1931: Shaheed, Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Devdas, Albela, Mohabbatein, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Josh, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Mela, Sanam Tere Hain Hum, Ravoyi Chandamama, Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Jeans, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Iruvar
Latest Movies: Bunty Aur Babli, Shabd, Bride & Prejudice
Upcoming Movies: Singularity, Saamna, Racing the Monsoon, Chaos, The Last Legion, Windfall, Provoked, Mistress of Spices
Other Facts: She also knows classical dance

Priyanka Chopra

Age: 30 years

Birthday: 18th July, 1982

Zodiac: Cancer

Marital status: Single

Awards: National Film Award for Best Actress; Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, Filmfare Best Villain Award, Filmfare Best Actress Award, Filmfare Critics Award

Priyanka Chopra Biography

Armed with long legs and the Miss World crown, Priyanka Chopra followed the precedent set by other beauty contest winners by joining the Bollywood bandwagon.

Priyanka was born in Jamshedpur and is fondly known as Mimi. Her father is Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and her mother is Dr. Madhu Chopra. She has a younger brother, Siddharth. Her father was in the army and thus her family moved quite frequently. She studied at the La Martiniere Girl’s School in Lucknow before re-locating to the United States of America. While there, she studied at the Newton North High School in Massachusetts and later in North Delta Senior Secondary School in North Delta. On returning back to India, she continued her schooling in the Army School at Bareilly. She began college at Jai Hind College in Mumbai but left after winning the Miss India World title. She went on to bring home the Miss World crown in 2000, becoming one of the five Indians to have won that title.

Chopra made her debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. In 2003, she appeared in her first Bollywood film, opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta, The Hero. Later that year she was seen along with Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta in Andaaz. Her next few films released in 2004 like Plan, Kismat and Asambhav performed poorly at the box office. Later that year she appeared in romantic comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi opposite Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Her first negative character was in the film Aitraaz in the same year.

In 2005, Priyanka starred in six films. Her four films, Blackmail, Karam, Yakeen and Barsaat failed to do well at the box-office. But her other two releases, Waqt: The Race Against Time and Bluffmaster did decent business. In 2006, Chopra starred in two of the most successful films of the year, Krrish and Don. Her consequent releases in 2007, Salaam-e-Ishq and Big Brother, were flops.

In 2008, Chopra featured in six films. Her first four films, Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku and Drona, failed to do well. Chopra’s fifth release of the year, Fashion was a critical success. Her last release of that year was a romantic comedy Dostana, where she starred opposite Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham.

She wowed the audience in What’s Your Raashee?, where she was seen in twelve different looks, each representing a zodiac sign. In Kaminey, she did justice to her role as Sweety and was seen completely transformed into a Marathi girl. In 2010, Chopra appeared in Pyaar Impossible and later in Anjaana Anjaani opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

7 Khoon Maaf, was her first release of 2011. The film failed to do much at the box-office but her performance was widely appreciated and she won a Filmfare Critics award for her role. Her other release of 2011 was Don 2 with Shah Rukh Khan.

In early 2012, she was seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in the super-hit fim Agneepath. Her upcoming films are Barfee and Teri Meri Kahaani.

Vidya Balan

Age: 34 years

Birthday: 1st January, 1978

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital Status: Single

Awards: IIFA Best Female Debut, IIFA Best Actress Award, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, 2 Filmfare Best Actress Award, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.

Trivia: Vidya Balan is proficient in Tamil, Malyalam, Hindi, English and Bengali, and can also read Urdu.

Biography: Born in a Tamil speaking Iyer family, Vidya Balan finished her schooling and college at St. Anthony’s Girls School and St. Xavier’s College respectively and thereafter went on to do her Masters.

Although, she got her first offer to act in a Malayalam movie, Chakram, Vidya Balan’s career could not take off and hence she turned her attention to television. She appeared in a number of advertisements, also acted in a television serial, Hum Paanch and appeared in music videos.

Vidya Balan made her debut in the Bengali film, Bhalo Theko (2003). Her role was much appreciated. She then made her debut in Bollywood in Parineeta (2006) and excelled in her role, winning the Award for Best Female Debutant. She appeared in the blockbuster Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). In 2007, she acted in Mani Ratnam’s Guru as a girl suffering from multiple sclerosis, Salaam-e-Ishq, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. All these films proved her versatility and her defiance to not fit into the glam doll mould of Bollywood actresses.

Vidya then played the role of a young independent single mother struggling with her son’s progeria syndrome in Paa (2009). Her portrayal of the role stood apart from the usual Bollywood maa roles and got her rave reviews from critics as well as the audience. True to her spirit of doing something different, Vidya then acted in Ishqiya (2010) and won accolades for the portrayal of the seductive widow.

Her movie, No One Killed Jessica (2011), did well at the box-office and her role in the movie was appreciated too. In 2011 her last release was super-hit film The Dirty Picture.Vidya was widely appreciated for her role and won almost all major awards in best actress category for her role in this film. She will be next seen in Kahaani and Ferrari Ki Sawaari.


Name: Sridevi

Birth Date: 13th August, 1963.

Zodiac: Leo.

Age: 49 years.

Height: 5’6”.

Marital Status: Sridevi tied the knot with veteran actor Boney Kapoor in 1996, who was the elder brother of actors Sanjay Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Boney Kapoor’s 1st wife was supposed to give shelter to Sridevi in their home, from where Sridevi’s torrid affair with Boney Kapoor took a fling. They are blessed a happy married life with two daughters-

Jhanvi and Khushi (also known as Krishna). While at the toe-tip of her filming career Sridevi had been linked with various stars even before she took her marriage vows with Boney Kapoor.

Awards: She started winning the laurels from the very kick-start of her filming career. She bagged the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Child Artist “Poombatta” (1970), Nandi Award for Best Actress in “Kshana Kshanam” (1991), Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress in “Moondram Pirai” (1982). She won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for 3 consecutive years for “Chaalbaaz” (1990), “Kshana Kshanam” (1991), “Lamhe” (1992) and another in 1982 for the movie “Meendum Kokila”.

Sridevi won nominations for various awards like the Filmfare Best Actress Awards for the films “Sadma” (1984), “Chandni” (1990), “Khuda Gawaah” (1993), “Gumrah” (1994), “Laadla” (1995), and “Judaai” (1997). She also got nominated for this film “Judaai” under the category of Best Actress in the Zee Cine Awards and Star Screen Awards.

She was honored by the Tamil government with the Kalaimamani Award; by the Andhra Pradesh government with the Kalasaraswathi Award (1997); with the Lachchu Maharaj Award (2003); also honored at the Cairo International Film Festival (2009) and also by the FICCI: “Living Legend in Entertainment Award” (2008).

Trivia: This gorgeous star was born in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. She had two siblings- sister Srilatha and brother Satish. She was the sole earning person in her family and had to suffice for her mother, father and siblings (she had one sister and two stepbrothers). Sridevi and Boney’s children are named after the female leads in her husband’s films, namely “Judaai” (1997) and “Hamaara Dil Aapke Paas Hain” (2000). Sridevi is the daughter-in-law of Surinder Kapoor.

She and Jaya Prada were regarded as contenders to each other as both of them were at the tomb of popularity and delivered equivalent hits. They were fierce rivals. She and Jeetendra together delivered 11 hit films out of 16 films where they were paired opposite each other. Even Sridevi was the highest paid actress of the decade since 1985. She turned down the role in “Beta” as she felt she was appearing too much paired up opposite Anil Kapoor on-screen. She was even heard to have turned down Hollywood offers, most importantly, when Steven Spielberg offered her a side in Jurassic Park. Her logic was that she wanted to hold on to her stable position when her career was at its peak in Bollywood and not to let it slack by quitting for abroad.

Sridevi was showered with ample marriage proposals from luxuriant rich British and American families, counting among her suitors was even Hollywood renowned film producer Ashok Amritraj.

Sridevi also developed a strong association with painting which brought her foreign connections for her art pieces being chosen for the international art auction house.

She is a member of the venerable Board of Directors at the renowned Asian Academy of Film and Television.

Biography: Sridevi made an incision into the tinsel town and peeked in the industry when she was a child. She made her debut as a child artiste in Tamil movie “Kandan Karunai” (1967) as bubbly ‘Muruga’. Throughout her teens, she acted in numerous roles in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. Later she debuted in the Hindi film genre as a child actor in “Julie”. She was a screen grabber since her childhood, and so were her later ones.

Her breach in the Tamil film industry was a remarkable success as she gradually rose in the viewer’s eyes as the star to be cast in her 1st film opposite the then South heartthrobs Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan in her movie “Moondru Mudichu” (1976) where she was positioned to be the female lead. Scores of successful films followed her career after her 1st Tamil breakthrough. Once paired with the Southie stars, she nurtured all the more hit deliverance with them to the industry, such as “Gayathri”, “Priya”, “Karthika Deepam”, “Kavikkuyil”, “Meendum Kokila”, “Johnny” and many more. She rose as a hit superstar with the film “Aakali Rajyam”. In 1979, she made her Bollywood debut opposite Amol Palekar with “Solva Sawan”-the remake of one of her Tamil films in 1977. She achieved the honours for her hits “Meendum Kokila” and “Mundram Pirai” for which she won critical appreciation, and the movies were critically acclaimed.

From 1983 to 1997, Sridevi was the in-demand star for every movie banner and the famed names of productions. Her next Hindi film “Himmatwala” (1983) paved her path firmly in the Bollywood film industry. Offers from every nook and corner and from reputed producers and directors gushed into her career graph. Her pairing up with Jeetendra in movies like “Tohfa”, “Justice Chowdhury” and “Mawaali”, and her Southern touch grooving style was what tagged her as a blockbuster face at the box office. In 1986, the fantasy film “Nagina” gave her a rise and helped her acquire the desired superstar status in Bollywood. In the late 80’s, the deliverance of movies like “Chandni” and “Chaalbaaz” reasserted her stand in the film industry, and even scripts were being written then visualizing Sridevi and the major lead of films. Her “Chaalbaaz” were given the honour of being counted in the Filmfare Magazine for 80 Iconic Performances of the Year, which was bestowed with the fourth position. In the 1990’s she worked under the banner of Yashraj Films in their aspiring film “Lamhe” for which she won critical appreciation internationally and it won the Filmfare Best Film Award. She was also paired opposite Amitabh Bachchan in film “Khuda Gawaah” which won her a Filmfare nomination for her dual mother-daughter role. In this very span of early 90’s, her Telugu film “Kshana Kshanam” won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award and the Nandi Film Award. In the late 90’s she continued to appear in movies like “Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja”, “Laadla”, and many more. Among these the greatest gainer at the box office was “Gumrah” and “Judaai”, whilst her film “Laadla” was a moderate success. Later she appeared as the lead in many Telugu and Tamil films before her sabbatical of fifteen years. To name a few were “Govinda Govinda”, “Aakhari Poratam”, “Mudulla Koduku”, “Khaidi Rudrayya”, etc.

After a six year chasm, Sridevi returned to small screen in a television programme “Malini Iyer”. She sashayed the ramp for Lakme and HDIL Couture weeks in 2008-2009. She also has been appointed as showstoppers for veneered designers like Queenie Dhody, Neeta Lulla, and Priya Chintan. She also judged TV shows like “Kaboom” and appeared in “Jeena isi ka Naam hain”. She was honoured by Salman Khan in his TV show “10 ka Dum” and even Kareena Kapoor paid tribute to her by performing in her all-time chartbuster songs in the Global Indian Film and Television Awards (2011). She also appeared as a surprise special guest appearance in Aamir Khan’s TV show “Satyameva Jayate”, where she was also a suitor to petition against sexual and child abuse.

After a fifteen year long sabbatical, the glamour queen of Bollywood-Sridevi- announced her comeback in 2011, with her new film “English Vinglish” under Gauri Shinde’s direction. The film has an ensemble cast comprising Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo, French actor Mehdi Nebbou and also Adil Hussain. Her comeback, after her prolonged hiatus from this industry, was declared at the IIFA Awards 2011 at Toronto, which got her receiving cozy welcome from all Bollywood stars present there forth. The trailer which was raised for the movie’s promotional and teaser purpose has become a rage both nationally and internationally because of the tenoring theme the movie “English Vinglish” encompasses. The film’s trending promo portrayed a baffled Sridevi trying to decipher the English censor certificate issued for this very movie. It was broadcasted worldwide with the film’s first look on 15th June, 2012.

Katrina Kaif

Age: 28 years

Birthday: 16th July, 1984

Zodiac: Cancer

Marital status: Single

Awards: Rajiv Gandhi Award

Trivia: Katrina Kaif was known as Salman Khan’s long term girlfriend. She was voted at the No. 1 spot in FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.


Katrina Kaif Biography

Towering at 5’8”, with an hour-glass figure, the beautiful and elegant Katrina Kaif stands apart and is not one to go unnoticed.

Katrina was born in Hong Kong to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif, and an English mother, Suzanne Turquotte, both of whom are British citizens. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Kaif has seven siblings. She was raised in Hawaii and later moved to her mother’s home country, England.

Katrina began her modelling career in Hawaii at the age fourteen; her first job was for a jewellery campaign. She continued modelling in London and did several advertising campaigns, and even walked the ramp in the London Fashion Week. While in London, was spotted by Kaizad Gustad, who casted Katrina in his 2003 film, Boom, which sank without a trace. Movie offers initially trickled in owing largely to her unfamiliarity with Indian languages. In 2004, she played the part of Princess Malliswari in the Telugu movie Malliswari, followed by another Telugu film, Allari Pidugu.

Katrina saw moderate success with the 2005 film Sarkar and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), where she was paired opposite Salman Khan. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, in 2006; the movie flopped but her pairing with Kumar became a super hit jodi.

Five releases marked 2007 for Katrina. Namastey London with Akshay Kumar was one of the year’s top hits, for which Katrina did her own dubbing for the first time. The other three movies were Apne with the Deols, David Dhawan’s Partner and Welcome, all of which performed well at the box office.

In 2008, we caught her in two blockbusters- Race and Singh Is Kinng, both of which did well. Her first release for 2009, New York, was also a commercial success. At the year’s end, she appeared in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, with Ranbir Kapoor, and in De Dana Dan. Both films were did well at the box-office.

Katrina’s first film of 2010 was the Prakash Jha directed political thriller, Raajneeti, where she appeared opposite Ranbir Kapoor. The film did extremely well at the box-office.Katrina also starred in Tees Maar Khan with Akshay Kumar in which her item song, Sheila Ki Jawani, was a huge hit.

In 2011, Katrina Kaif was seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Yash Raj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Both these films did well at the box-office.

Katrina Kaif will next be seen in two Yash Raj Films’ projects: opposite Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger and opposite Shah Rukh Khan in another film.