India has always produced some of best and most beautiful film actresses in the world. Known for their eternal beauty, the actresses have always scorched the screens over the years. The Bollywood Film Industry is the main film industry in India producing the maximum number of films in a year.
The heartening aspect of this industry is that they allow equal leeway to the female actors to perform as well. The Bollywood film actresses have always been the heartthrobs of the nation. Right since the era of Devika Rani to Deepika Padukone, this industry has seen some eternal beauties. The list could prove endless. It was Devika Rani in the 1940’s with Nirupa Roy following her footsteps in the 1950’s. Madhubala and Nutan were the stars in the 1960s with the 1970s belonging to Hema Malini and Rekha. The era of the 1980s and 1990s belonged to the likes of Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. Similarly Kajol and Karishma Kapoor scorched the screens in the first decade of the twenty first century.
Now, in this decade, we have the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. Thus, you can see that there is no dearth of talent as well as beauty. The actresses of today have gone a step further with some of them like Priyanka and Deepika becoming equally famous in Hollywood as well.
Many factors go into the compilation of this list of the Top ten best Bollywood actresses 2018. The beauty quotient will always be an important one. We have to take the popularity as well as the earnings of the stars into consideration. There is limited space and hence we had to leave out some stars such as Vidya Balan etc.
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10. Alia Bhatt
At No.10 we have Alia Bhat. The daughter of eminent filmmaker Mahesh Bhat and Soni Razdan, Alia is the heartthrob of the teenagers. One has to admit that she is beauty personified. In addition, she is a good actress as well with some memorable roles in films like ‘Student of the Year’ and ‘Two States’, etc. Just 24 years of age, she is a pure Mumbaikar in every sense of the term. Having drop dead gorgeous looks, it is no wonder she is a highly paid actress with earnings of Rs. 30 million last year.
9. Parineeti Chopra
Having a background in the film industry is an advantage. Alia Bhat had that in plenty. The actress at No. 9 in this list, Parineeti Chopra cannot lay claim to any such advantages. Her only connection with the film industry was her cousin Priyanka Chopra. Otherwise, a self-made film actress, Parineeti has the perfect next door girl image. A triple honors degree in Business, Finance, and Economics, she is the perfect example of mixing beauty with brains. She is a fantastic actress as well having done memorable roles in films like Ishaqzaade. An upcoming actress, it is really big time now for this girl from Ambala.
8. Anushka Sharma
At No 8 on this list, we have another actress without a background in the film industry. Anushka Sharma, born in Ayodhya, is one of the strongest actresses in town today. Starting her career with Shahrukh Khan in the film, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, this girl has now travelled a lot of ground to become one of the most sought after actress in the industry. She has the knack of pulling off the toughest of roles with the greatest degree of ease. Her performance in NH 10 and Sultan are testimony to her acting skills. Currently she is more in the news because of her connections with the most eligible bachelor in India Virat Kohli.
7. Sonakshi Sinha
The daughter of one of the finest actors in Bollywood, Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha has the right looks and credentials to occupy the No. 7 slot in this list. A little on the heavier side when she made her entry, she has now managed to acquire an attractive figure today. She has proved her versatility as an actress in films like Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore. She is one of the few actresses in Bollywood who has managed to hold her own against the Kollywood superstar, Rajnikanth.
6. Aishwarya Rai
An eternal beauty, we have Aishwarya Rai at No. 6 in the list. Having won the Miss World title, she is no stranger to show business. However, she did not have a filmy background to fall back on. She has achieved this fame and fortune based on her acting prowess alone. If it had not been for a long hiatus because of motherhood, she would have been much higher in this list. The daughter-in-law of the great Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya made her debut in the film industry with a role in the Tamil film, Iruvar. Some of her memorable films include Raavan, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Devdas, to name a few.
5. Katrina Kaif
Originally known more for her beauty, Katrina Kaif has improved her acting skills tremendously to command top billing with stars like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. At No. 5 on this list, Katrina Kaif is one of the few actresses in the world who can look stunning as ever even without her make-up. She is also one of the few actresses who have made it big in the film industry without much of a family backing. She had her limitations in speaking Hindi but she has now overcome the same by sheer dint of hard work. Some of her top films include, Dhoom 3, a top ranking Bollywood grosser.
4. Kangana Ranaut
It is very tough for a small-town girl to break into the Bollywood industry. Here we have people with filmy backgrounds struggling to make a mark. However, our entrant at No. 4 on this list, Kangana Ranaut has shattered the glass ceiling. Belong to a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Kangana Ranaut has traveled a long way in the film industry. Despite not having the conventional Hindi film heroine looks, she has had her moments of fame in films like Tanu weds Manu, Krish 3, etc.
3. Kareena Kapoor
At No. 3 we have an actress who could have shone in any era in Bollywood. The granddaughter of the greatest showman of the Hindi film industry, Raj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor is an actress par excellence. She has the capacity to carry a film on her slender shoulders. Her lists of memorable films are numerous. Starting her career with a hit film like Refugee, she has performed major roles in films like Jab We Met, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, etc. Married to Saif Ali Khan, she was out of the industry for a brief while due to the birth of her son.
2. Priyanka Chopra
Somehow, winning the Miss World and Miss Universe titles seem to be the easiest mode to enter the Bollywood film industry. At No. 2 we have another eternal beauty, Priyanka Chopra. She would have made it big even without the advantage of being a Miss World. Talent wise, no one can match her, except for say, Kareena Kapoor. She is an absolute scorcher on the screen as well. She is the first big Bollywood actress to make it in Hollywood as well. Her roles in Quantico and Baywatch have won her innumerable international fans as well.
1. Deepika Padukone
The undisputed queen of Bollywood today is none other than Deepika Padukone. The daughter of India’s greatest badminton player, Prakash Padukone, she has the most infectious smile ever in the Bollywood film industry after Madhuri Dixit. No wonder, she is an adorable personality. She made her mark in her very first film, Om Shanti Om. She performed great roles in films like Bajirao Mastani, Chennai Express, etc. She is also one of the top actresses to command respect in Hollywood. Her film ‘XXX’ with Vin Diesel has won her a lot of appreciation.
We have just seen the top ten Bollywood actresses today. It is a pity that we had to leave out excellent actresses like Vidya Balan, Kajol, etc from the list. After all, our list can accommodate the top ten alone. Each of the actresses listed in the Top 10 can go on to achieve greater heights and command the respect that Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit have today in the film industry.