Top 15 Most Beautiful Indian Actresses of Bollywood – Updated (2023)

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The glitz and glamor of Bollywood and its actresses at all times shock us how can these beauties can look so good. Ranking 15 most beautiful actresses in India is bit difficult owing to the famous saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But here is top 15 most beautiful Indian actresses in Bollywood for you.

List of top 15 most beautiful and sexiest Bollywood actresses 2021/22 (Updated)

15. Pooja Hegde

14. Huma Qureshi

13. Parineeti Chopra

12. Kriti Sanon

11. Jacqueline Fernandez

10. Kangana Ranaut

9. Kiara Advani

8. Yami Gautam

7. Sonam Kapoor

6. Katrina Kaif

5. Anushka Sharma

4. Ananya Pandey

3. Deepika Padukone

2. Alia Bhatt

1. Shraddha Kapoor

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15. Pooja Hegde

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Pooja Hegde (born 13 October 1990) is an Indian actress and model who appears predominantly in Telugu and Hindi films. She was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition. She made her debut in Tamil film Mysskin's Mugamoodi (2012). She made her Telugu film debut alongside Naga Chaitanya in Oka Laila Kosam. In 2016, she made her Hindi film debut alongside Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowarikar's Mohenjo Daro.

She then went onto to play the lead in successful films such as Mukunda (2014), Duvvada Jagannadham (2017), Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018), Maharishi (2019), Gaddalakonda Ganesh (2019), Housefull 4 (2019) and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020).

14. Huma Qureshi

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Huma Saleem Qureshi (born 28 July 1986) is an Indian actress and model who primarily appears in Hindi language films. She has also received three Filmfare Award nominations. Qureshi obtained a bachelor's degree in History—with honours—from the University of Delhi, while she worked as a theatre actor and model. After working in several theatrical productions, she moved to Mumbai and signed a two-year contract with Hindustan Unilever to appear in television commercials. During the shoot for a Samsung mobile commercial, Anurag Kashyap noticed her acting ability and signed her for a three-film deal with his company.

Qureshi made her film debut with a supporting role in the two-part 2012 crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur. Her performance in the film earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and followed it with a role in Ek Thi Daayan.

She portrayed protagonists in the anthological Shorts (2013), protagonist in the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014), and supporting roles in the revenge drama Badlapur (2015) and the Marathi road drama Highway (2015). Qureshi's later roles included in films like Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017). She made her web series debut with the 2019 dystopian drama Leila. Huma was praised for portrayal of the character of Rani Bharti in SonyLiv web series Maharani.

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13. Parineeti Chopra

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Parineeti Chopra was born on 22 October 1988 (age 32 years; as in 2020) in Ambala, Haryana, India. She attended Convent of Jesus and Mary, Ambala and went to Manchester Business School, Manchester, England for further studies. Parineeti obtained a triple honours degree in Business, Finance and Economics. Chopra was a studious child and always bagged one of the top three positions in her class. She secured the AIR #1 in SSC exams and was awarded by Prathiba Patil, the then President of India. Parineeti always aspired to be an Investment Banker.

Parineeti made her acting debut in 2011 with the Bollywood film “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.” Although she played a supporting role in the film, her performance was critically acclaimed and earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Next, she starred in “Ishaqzaade” opposite Arjun Kapoor. Parineeti played the role of a tomboy Muslim girl who marries a Hindu boy.

In 2017, she featured in the romantic drama “Meri Pyaari Bindu” alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. Chopra also, made her singing debut in the film by singing “Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin.”

12. Kriti Sanon

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Kriti was born on 27 July 1990 in New Delhi, India. Though she hails from a non-filmy background, she has great acting skills. Since school days, she takes an interest in acting and always wanted to become an actress. While she was studying in college, she took part in a website contest in which her sister Nupur Sanon clicked and sent her photos. Fortunately, she won that online website contest, and the famous Indian photographer Dabboo Ratnani gave her a free portfolio. She also got a contract for one year with a well-known modelling agency. She is a great model and has been the first choice for so many fashion designers like Ritu Beri, Niki Mahajan, and Suneet Varma. Kriti was also good in studies, and she even received two job offers through placements, but she rejected to pursue her career in modelling and acting. She achieved lots of popularity in a very short period.

She got a breakthrough role as an actress in 2014 in the Telugu film 1: Nenokkadine as Sameera, opposite Mahesh Babu. In the same year, she got her first Bollywood break with the film Heropanti in which she played the lead role of Dimpy, opposite Tiger Shroff. The film received positive reviews from the audience. She won several awards for that film like the BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor – Female, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, International Indian Film Academy Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female, and Arab Indo Bollywood Award for Most Promising Debut – Female.

11. Jacqueline Fernandez

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Jacqueline Fernandez (born 11 August 1985) is a Sri Lankan actress, former model and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006 who predominantly works in Hindi films. In 2009, she debuted with Aladin and since then has established a career in the Hindi film industry. Born into a multiracial Eurasian family of Canadian, Sri Lankan, and Malaysian descent, Fernandez was raised in Bahrain. After graduating in mass communication from the University of Sydney and working as a television reporter in Sri Lanka, she joined the modeling industry. She was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006, and represented her country at Miss Universe 2006.

While on a modelling assignment in India in 2009, Fernandez successfully auditioned for Sujoy Ghosh's fantasy drama Aladin, which marked her acting debut. Fernandez had her breakthrough role with the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011), her first commercial success. This was followed by glamorous roles in the commercially successful ensemble-comedy Housefull 2 (2012) and the action thriller Race 2 (2013), which garnered her an IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. Fernandez went on to star in the top-grossing action film Kick (2014) and the comedies Housefull 3 (2016) and Judwaa 2 (2017).

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10. Kangana Ranaut

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Kangana was born on 23 March 1986 (age 35 years; as of 2021) in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, India. She was quite stubborn and rebellious as a child. Kangna had a keen interest in fashion right from her teenage. She often experimented with her looks and wore clothes that seemed bizarre to her neighbours.

Kangana made a debut in Bollywood with the romantic thriller, “Gangster.” She was just 17 while filming and described her craft as raw and immature. The film emerged as a commercial success and her role was praised by the audience.

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Alia Advani (born 31 July 1992), known professionally as Kiara Advani , is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Hindi films. After making her debut in Fugly (2014), she played the real-life character of Sakshi Rawat, a hotel manager and cricketer M. S. Dhoni's wife, in Neeraj Pandey's critically and commercially successful sports biopic M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016).

She achieved critical acclaim for her performance in the Netflix anthology film Lust Stories (2018). She gained further success starring in films like the Telugu political thriller Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), the Hindi romance Kabir Singh (2019), Good Newwz .

8. Yami Gautam

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Yami Gautam Dhar (born 28 November 1988) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Hindi films, alongside a few Telugu and Tamil language films. She came to prominence after starring in a series of Fair & Lovely commercials. She later made her television debut in Chand Ke Paar Chalo (2008–2009) and also appeared in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam (2009–2010). Following this, she appeared in several South Indian films.

Gautam made her Hindi film debut in 2012 with the comedy Vicky Donor, which was a critical and commercial success.For her performance, she received praise as well as nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She went on to star as a young wife in the crime film Badlapur (2015), and a blind woman in the thriller Kaabil (2017). In 2019, she starred as an intelligence officer in the war film Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), one of the highest-grossing Indian films, and garnered critical acclaim for playing a TikTok star in the satire Bala (2019).

7. Sonam Kapoor

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Born on 9 June 1985, Sonam is a 35 years old celebrity from Mumbai, Maharashtra. She did her schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir School, Juhu in Mumbai, and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Mumbai. Sonam has also studied at the University of East London. Her carer priorities were in the fields of drama and writing.

Sonam started her career as an assistant director of the movie ‘Black’ (2005) which was directed by eminent director and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This film won several Filmfare, National Film, IIFA and other awards.

Two years later, Sonam made her film debut as an actress with the movie ‘Saawariya’ in 2007, that didn’t get much success.

6. Katrina Kaif

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Katrina Kaif (born Katrina Turquotte; 16 July 1983) is a British actress who primarily works in Hindi-language films. She is one of the India's highest-paid actresses. Her accolades include four Filmfare Award nominations.

Born in Hong Kong, Kaif lived in several countries before she moved to London. She received her first modelling assignment as a teenager and later pursued a career as a fashion model. At a fashion show in London, Indian filmmaker Kaizad Gustad decided to cast her in Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure. While in India, Kaif received modelling assignments and established a successful modelling career, however, filmmakers were hesitant to cast her due to her poor command of Hindi. After appearing in the Telugu film Malliswari (2004), Kaif earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2007). She followed with a series of box-office hits, but was criticised for her acting, repetitive roles, and inclination to male-dominated films.

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5. Anushka Sharma

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Anushka Sharma (born 1 May 1988) is an Indian actress and film producer who works in Hindi films. One of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India, she has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. She has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 since 2012 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.

Born in Ayodhya and raised in Bangalore, Sharma had her first modelling assignment for the fashion designer Wendell Rodricks in 2007 and later moved to Mumbai to pursue a full-time career as a model. She made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the highly successful romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and rose to prominence with starring roles in Yash Raj Films' romances Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). For playing an aspiring filmmaker in the lattermost, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Sharma is the co-founder of the production company Clean Slate Filmz, under which she has produced several films, including NH10. She is the ambassador for multiple brands and products, has designed her own line of clothing for women, named Nush, and supports various charities and causes, including gender equality and animal rights. Sharma is married to the cricketer Virat Kohli.

4. Ananya Pandey

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Ananya Panday (born 30 October 1998) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. She is the daughter of actor Chunky Pandey. She ventured into acting in 2019 with leading roles in the films Student of the Year 2 and the comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. She is a starkid.

3. Deepika Padukone

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Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 (age 34; as in 2019) in Copenhagen, Denmark, and brought up in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She took a lot of interest in playing badminton since childhood and wanted to become a badminton player just like her father. She played badminton in many national level championships during her school days. She also worked as a child model and appeared in several advertising campaigns when she was only eight. She later changed her mind, and instead of becoming a badminton player, she decided to become a fashion model.

In 2006, she made her acting debut with the Kannada film “Aishwarya,” in which she played the lead role.

Deepika was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya.” However, Due to some unknown reasons, the role went to Sonam Kapoor; who marked her debut the movie. In 2007, she got a chance to play the lead role in Farah Khan‘s super hit Bollywood film- “Om Shanti Om.” Farah signed Deepika for “Happy New Year;” however, the film was cancelled, and later, released in 2014. Reportedly, it was Ankita Lokhande who was the first choice for the role of Mohani in Happy New Year (2014).

2. Alia Bhatt

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Alia Bhatt ( born 15 March 1993) is a Indian-British actress and singer who works in Hindi-language films. Her accolades include four Filmfare Awards. She has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017.

Born into the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. After making her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, she played her first leading role in Karan Johar's teen drama Student of the Year (2012). She went on to establish herself with starring roles in several films produced by Johar's studio Dharma Productions, including the romances 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017); and the coming-of-age drama Dear Zindagi (2016).

Bhatt won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing a kidnapping victim in the road drama Highway (2014), and three Best Actress awards at the ceremony for playing a Bihari migrant in the crime drama Udta Punjab (2016), a spy in the thriller Raazi (2018), and the volatile girlfriend of an aspiring rapper in the musical drama Gully Boy (2019).

1. Shraddha Kapoor

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Shraddha Kapoor (born 3 March 1987) is an Indian actress and singer who works in Hindi-language films. She features in listings of the most popular and the highest-paid actresses in India and is one of the most followed Indian actresses on Instagram. She has been featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2016.

The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti, and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). Kapoor gained wide recognition for playing a singer in the commercially successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013), for which she received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The following year, she portrayed a character based on Ophelia in Vishal Bhardwaj's critically acclaimed drama Haider (2014), an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. Kapoor established herself with starring roles in the romantic thriller Ek Villain (2014), the dance drama ABCD 2 (2015) and the action drama Baaghi (2016). Following a series of poorly received films, her highest-grossing releases came with the comedy horror Stree (2018), the action thriller Saaho (2019), and the comedy-drama Chhichhore (2019).

Hindi cinema, often known as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The term is a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood". The industry is related to Cinema of South India and other Indian film industries, making up Indian cinema—the world's largest by number of feature films produced.

In 2017, Indian cinema produced 1,986 feature films, with Bollywood as its largest filmmaker, producing 364 Hindi films the same year.[3] Bollywood represents 43 percent of Indian net box-office revenue; Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36 percent, and the remaining regional cinema constituted 21 percent in 2014. Bollywood is one of the largest centres of film production in the world.

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