Famous Indian Actresses

Find out more about the greatest Indian Actresses, including Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sridevi

Sridevi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: February 24, 2018

 2 Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Deepika Padukone is one of the highest-paid Indian actresses. She is also known for her off-screen work, which involves supporting charitable organizations. She founded The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims at creating awareness on mental health. In 2018, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

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 3 Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India

Indian actress and producer, Anushka Sharma is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in the country. She was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018 and is the recipient of numerous awards. Beginning her career as a model, she soon ventured into acting and made a name for herself within a short while.

 4 Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Padma Shri-winning actor Madhuri Dixit ruled Bollywood in the 1990s, with her performances in films such as Dil, Beta, and Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! The multiple-Filmfare-winning actor is a talented Kathak dancer. She owns a production company and an online dance school, and has also worked with UNICEF.

 5 Rekha

Rekha.
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Famous As: Actor, Politician
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai

 6 Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mangalore

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is one of the most popular and influential celebrities in the country. She began her career as a model and was crowned the Miss World 1994. She started acting soon after and became one of India’s top actresses. Besides acting, she is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS).

 7 Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

The Winner of Miss World 2000; a successful actress in Hindi films; the owner of production house that promotes regional Indian cinema and the first Indian actor to play the lead character in an American television show – Priyanka Chopra’s list of achievements is long. The popular star is also a singer, a tech investor and the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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 8 Kajol

Kajol.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai
Padma Shri-winning Indian actor Kajol, daughter of yesteryear actor Tanuja, holds the record for the most Filmfare Award wins as the “Best Actress,” along with Nutan, her aunt. She is known for teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan in hit Hindi films such as Baazigar and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

 9 Tabu

Tabu
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Famous As: actor, model
Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 10 Madhubala

Madhubala.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: February 23, 1969
Madhubala, also known as the Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood, ruled the 1950s with films such as Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Mr. and Mrs. '55. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Mughal-e-Azam and was photographed for Life magazine. She died due to a congenital heart ailment, at 36.

 11 Karisma Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai

 12 Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon
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Famous As: Model, Actor, Film producer
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai

 13 Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Journalist
Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

 14 Urmila Matondkar

Urmila Matondkar.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Urmila Matondkar started her career at 3 and then delivered a memorable performance in Masoom as a child actor. Fans have loved her appearances in Satya, Rangeela, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and Pinjar. She won a Filmfare for her role in Bhoot and has now joined the Indian National Congress.

 15 Hema Malini

Hema Malini
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Famous As: Actor, Politician, Film director, Film producer, Dancer, Film actor
Birthdate: October 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu

 16 Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai

Padma Lakshmi is a model, television host and author. She has hosted cooking competition program Top Chef and has published cookbooks. She has acted in films and television too and is also an activist working for immigration and women’s rights and is a critic of skin-lightening creams. She was married to novelist Salman Rushdie for a little over three years.

 17 Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film producer, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ambala

 18 Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai

 19 Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai

 20 Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rohtak, Haryana, India

 21 Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

One of the most popular and also amongst the highest paid Bollywood actresses, Kareena Kapoor is best known for her roles in movies like Chameli, Omkara, 3 Idiots and Jab We Met. Born into a film family, the beautiful, accomplished and award winning actress always aspired to enter the film industry and eventually made her debut at the age of 19 with the movie Refugee.

 22 Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: November 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 23 Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu
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Famous As: actor, model, film actor
Birthdate: January 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Delhi

 24 Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India

 25 Zeenat Aman

Zeenat Aman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bombay, State of Bombay, India

 26 Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

 27 Samantha Akkineni

Samantha Akkineni.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai
Samantha Akkineni is one of South India's go-to actresses when it comes to playing the female lead in romantic-comedy films. One of the most bankable actresses, she works hard to raise funds for the Pratyusha Support charitable trust, which she founded in 2014. She also donates her earnings from inauguration events, endorsements, and product launches to support the foundation.

 28 Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi

 29 Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

 30 Rakul Preet Singh

Rakul Preet Singh.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Indian actress Rakul Preet Singh started her career as a model and then graduated to films. She made her debut in a Telugu film in 2011 and then did a Tamil film in 2012. In 2014 she starred in a Hindi film Yaariyan. Venkatadri Express, Current Theega, Dhruva, Spyder and De De Pyaar De are some of her notable films.

 31 Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India

 32 Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 33 Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India
Died: March 31, 1972

Known as Hindi cinema’s “Tragedy Queen,” Meena Kumari is remembered for her stellar performances in films such as Pakeezah and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. The four-time Filmfare-winning actor sank into alcoholism after her separation from her abusive husband, director Kamal Amrohi, and died of liver cirrhosis.

 34 Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharastra, India

 35 Smita Patil

Smita Patil
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 13, 1986

 36 Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi Rautela
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kotdwar, Uttar Pradesh, India

 37 Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palakkad, Kerala, India

 38 Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: April 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ghaziabad

 39 Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Yami Gautam is an Indian actress who came into prominence after being chosen as the face of the popular skin-lightening cosmetic product Fair & Lovely. Also known for her good looks, Yami Gautam frequently appears on lists, such as Times of India's Most Desirable Woman.

 40 Nayanthara

Nayanthara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 41 Sai Pallavi

Sai Pallavi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India

 42 Ileana D'Cruz

Ileana D'Cruz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai

 43 Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal
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Famous As: Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer
Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Durgapur

National Award-winning singer Shreya Ghoshal grew up in Rajasthan and later moved to Mumbai, where her electrical engineer father was posted. After gaining attention with the talent show Sa Re Ga Ma, the classically trained artist was catapulted to fame with her playback singing in Devdas, and never looked back.

 44 Tanushree Dutta

Tanushree Dutta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, Bihar, India

 45 Sangeeta Bijlani

Sangeeta Bijlani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 46 Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pune

 47 Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambala

 48 Savitri

Savitri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chirravuru, Guntur district, Madras Presidency
Died: December 26, 1981

 49 Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai
Freida Pinto is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. She previously hosted a travel show named Full Circle. Pinto also amazed audiences with her performances in films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals, Love Sonia, and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

 50 Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal