Marathi films have always been the poor cousin to the infinitely more advanced Bollywood Hindi film industry. In fact, some of the other regional languages film industries such as the Tamil and the Telugu film industry are also ahead of the Marathi film industry. However, there have been beautiful films in Marathi over the times.
More than their films, the Marathi film actresses have always been known for their beauty. Over the years, the Marathi speaking actresses have rules Hindi cinema as well. Some of the glaring examples are Nutan, Tanuja, Nanda, and the best of them all, Madhuri Dixit. You have some beautiful Marathi actresses such as Namrata Shirodkar, Urmila Matondkar, Bhagyashree Patwardhan, etc shining in Hindi films.
However, we shall be talking about the Marathi actresses acting in Marathi films. These girls are extremely talented with drop dead gorgeous looks as well. The greatest virtue of these Maharashtrian actresses is their simplicity. Let us look at the top 10 most beautiful and hottest Marathi film actresses in 2018.
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10. Shruti Marathe
At No. 10, we have the extremely talented and beautiful Shruti Marathe. Born in Pune, the home of Marathi Theater, she has displayed her talent at a very young age. She has acted in many Marathi as well as Tamil films in her career. Having the quintessential next door girl looks, she has endeared herself to her fans all over the state. One aspect of her personality that can strike you is her powerful on-screen presence. Add her sex appeal to this quotient and you get a remarkable personality in front of you.
09. Neha Pendse
Usually, Marathi actresses work in Hindi films as well. Neha Pendse is no exception. Following in the footsteps of her illustrious seniors, she has made a mark in Tamil and Telugu films. Making her debut in the television serials, she has graduated into a top-quality film actress. Her main assets other than her ability to act well are obviously her physical figure. She has the bewitching smile that Marathi actresses usually have. Some of the glaring examples are Bhagyashree and Madhuri Dixit. She has been in the industry for over two decades now but has not lost the cuteness until date.
08. Shriya Pilgaonkar
At No. 8, we have a bundle of talent on our hands. Shriya Pilgaonkar, the daughter of Sachin Pilgaonkar and his wife Supriya, both actors of repute, is an extremely talented actress. In addition, she is one of the most beautiful actresses in town, having inherited her good looks from her equally beautiful mother. At present, she is only into Marathi cinema, though her father was an accomplished Hindi film actor. Not many people might know her, but she has the looks and talent to occupy this position at No. 8.
07. Tejaswini Pandit
The No. 7 position goes to the most curvaceous woman in this list. One of the better endowed actresses in Indian cinema along with Hindi actress Vidya Balan, Tejaswini Pandit is a versatile Marathi film and TV artiste. Her body can make men fall into love with her instantly. Maybe, that is because, she has the typical Indian woman look. She is one of the few actresses who can carry off the sari with a great degree of aplomb.
06. Sai Tamhankar
Very few Marathi actresses have the courage to do bold films. Though many actresses like Radhika Apte, etc have done so today, the credit for pioneering this trend goes to Sai Tamhankar. One of the most beautiful faces to grace the Marathi film industry, Sai Tamhankar has the looks and the figure to set the screens ablaze. She can give the Hindi film actresses a run for their money with her willingness to experiment. The best quality of Sai Tamhankar is that she retains the next door girl looks even though she is the most desirable actress around town.
05. Urmila Kanetkar
The No. 5 spot goes to an actress who loves to look simple. Urmila Kanetkar has the capability to look heavenly while being simple all the time. A graceful dancer in the Madhuri Dixit mold, Urmila is not known much outside the Marathi film and TV industry. However, as far as the combination of beauty and simplicity is concerned, no one can beat her. She is head and shoulders above everyone else in her field.
04. Sonali Kulkarni
Sonali Kulkarni occupies the No. 4 spot in this list. This is another actress who loves being simple. She has done some memorable roles in a couple of Hindi films such as Mission Kashmir and Dil Chahta Hai. However, she has the typical Maharashtrian Brahmin girl looks. That may have been a setback to her Hindi film aspirations. However, she has been a tremendous hit in the Marathi film industry. There is something remarkable about the Maharashtrian Brahmin women. Every actress in this list is a Brahmin. This might be a great coincidence, but certainly cannot be ignored.
03. Girija Oak
Not many people might know Girija Oak. She is an extremely talented Marathi film actress who has done some Hindi films like Taare Zameen Par. An extremely beautiful women from every angle, she has the talent as well as the looks to occupy the No. 3 position in this list. If you have noticed carefully, the Marathi actresses have always had beautiful eyes. You can see the same in yesteryear actresses like Nutan and Nanda as well. Girija has inherited the same beauty.
02. Radhika Apte
One of India’s most versatile actresses, Radhika Apte occupies the No. 2 spot on this list. She has the most sensual look among all the other actors in this list. That makes her an eternal beauty in spite of her dusky looks. One of the boldest actresses of this generation along with Sai Tamhankar, Radhika has gone one step forward and made her name in the Hindi as well as the Tamil film industry. Her role as the portrayal of Rajanikanth’s wife in Kabaali has been critically acclaimed. One of the most sexy actress of the times, she can scorch the screen with absolute ease with her smoldering eyes.
01. Priya Bapat
One of the tallest Marathi actresses, Priya Bapat is the No. 1 in this list as far as the most beautiful Marathi actresses are concerned. She is a regular in the Marathi film industry as well as Marathi Theater. You could have seen her in some Hindi films as well such as Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai. She has the qualities to hold her own against any other actress of her generation.
The best quality of the Marathi actresses is that they have flawless skin. They have the looks to be the best in Indian cinema but the lack of proper opportunities and the conservative nature of the Maharashtrian community make them lag behind. However, they have started making a mark on the Indian film scene now.