Indian Women Film & Theater Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many Indian women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Indian female film & theater personalities such as Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Rakul Preet Singh.

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 1 Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario

In 2010, Sunny Leone was named among 12 top porn stars by Maxim magazine. After a flourishing career in the porn industry, Sunny Leone settled in India where she is currently popular as a film actress. Her journey from a porn actress to a successful Bollywood personality is viewed as an inspirational story by many young women across the world. 

 2 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
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 3 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.

 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 Kriti Sanon

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

 6 Keerthy Suresh

Keerthy Suresh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai
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 7 Kangana Ranaut

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

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

 9 Sai Pallavi

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

 10 Urvashi Rautela

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

 11 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.

 12 Tabu

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

 13 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).

 14 Jennifer Winget

Jennifer Winget
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: May 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Goregaon

 15 Radhika Apte

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

 16 Rani Mukerji

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

 17 Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

 18 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.

 19 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.

 20 Manushi Chhillar

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

 21 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

 22 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

 23 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.

 24 Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

 25 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.

 26 Raveena Tandon

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

 27 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.

 28 Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai

Indian actress Alia Bhatt made her debut at the age of six in the movie Sangharsh. More than a decade later, she appeared in the movie Student of the Year as its leading lady. The movie succeeded and since then the actor’s career has seen tremendous rise. Her performances in movies like Highway, Raazi and Gully Boy have won her both, popularity and awards.

 29 Parineeti Chopra

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

 30 Karisma Kapoor

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

 31 Sushmita Sen

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

 32 Vidya Balan

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

 33 Pooja Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Film director, Film actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai

 34 Bipasha Basu

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

 35 Trisha

Trisha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 36 Anushka Sharma

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

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.

 37 Neelima Azeem

Neelima Azeem.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Delhi
Neelima Azeem, former wife of actor Pankaj Kapur and mother of actors Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, was once a regular on TV, with Hindi series such as Phir Wahi Talash, The Sword of Tipu Sultan, and Junoon. A trained Kathak dancer, she has played supporting roles in many movies.

 38 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.

 39 Anushka Shetty

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

 40 Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 41 Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 42 Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Katrina Kaif is one of the top actresses of the Hindi film industry. Namastey London, New York, Raajneeti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3, Bang Bang and Bharat are some of her hit films. Her career has seen highs and lows and many times she has been criticised for her acting.

 43 Mouni Roy

Mouni Roy
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: September 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cooch Behar

 44 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.

 45 Gauri Khan

Gauri Khan.
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Famous As: Wife of Shah Rukh Khan
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Gauri Khan is an Indian film producer who co-founded the production company Red Chillies Entertainment along with her husband, Shah Rukh Khan. Also a well-known designer, Gauri Khan has designed spaces for renowned personalities like Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Mukesh Ambani, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Karan Johar. In 2018, she was named in Fortune magazine's list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

 46 Jyothika

Jyothika
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai

 47 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.

 48 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

 49 Nithya Menen

Nithya Menen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

 50 Ramya Krishnan

Ramya Krishnan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai