Indian Female Models

Throughout history, there have been many Indian female models who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Indian female models such as Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kriti Sanon, Amy Jackson.

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 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.

 2 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).

 3 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.

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 4 Sushmita Sen

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

 5 Manushi Chhillar

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

Manushi Chhillar is an Indian actress and model. Chhillar achieved popularity in 2017 when she won the Miss World pageant, becoming only the sixth Indian to win the pageant. After winning the pageant, Chhillar went on to sign a three-film contract with the popular production company Yash Raj Films. She has also modeled for popular brands like Fashion Big Bazaar.

 6 Bipasha Basu

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

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

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. 

 9 Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 10 Tabu

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

Tabu is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, Tabu is renowned for playing unconventional roles. In 2011, she was honored with the Padma Shri by the Indian Government. She has also received other prestigious awards, such as National Film Awards.

 11 Raveena Tandon

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

Raveena Tandon is an Indian film actress, producer, and model. Although she is best known for her work in the Hindi film industry, Tandon has also played important roles in many popular South Indian films like Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan and Upendra's eponymous film. Over the course of her career, Tandon has received several prestigious awards, including a National Film Award.

 12 Lara Dutta

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

 13 Rani Mukerji

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

Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi film industry. One of the most successful actresses of her generation, Mukerji has featured in the highest-paid and most popular actresses of the 2000s lists. She has also received several awards like Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards. Rani Mukerji is also known for her humanitarian work.

 14 Tanushree Dutta

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

 15 Rhea Pillai

Rhea Pillai
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Indian model Rhea Pillai is associated with several charitable causes, including the Art of Living Foundation, and played a minor role in the film Corporate. She is also known as actor Sanjay Dutt’s second wife. She was also tennis Leander Paes’s live-in partner and has a daughter with him.

 16 Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 17 Kriti Sanon

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

Kriti Sanon is an Indian actress best known for her work in Bollywood. Apart from being an actress, Sanon also endorses several brands and has launched her own clothing line as well. Over the years, Kriti Sanon has won many awards, such as the International Indian Film Academy Awards and Filmfare Award.

 18 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

 19 Pooja Hegde

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

 20 Disha Patani

Disha Patani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Disha Patani is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi film industry. Patani is renowned for her performance in the 2017 biographical sports drama film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, which narrates the story of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Patani's portrayal of Priyanka in the film earned her many awards including Stardust Awards.

 21 Zeenat Aman

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

 22 Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Karateka
Birthdate: June 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mangalore

 23 Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Thane, Maharashtra, India

The quintessential item girl of Bollywood, Malaika Arora is known for her sultry looks and dance moves. She has the reputation of drawing audiences into theatres despite appearing in just one song in the entire film. Malaika Arora ended her 18 years old marriage to actor Arbaaz Khan in 2017. 

 24 Trisha

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

 25 Nayanthara

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

 26 Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor
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Famous As: Film actor, Model, Film director
Birthdate: June 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chembur

 27 Sangeeta Bijlani

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

 28 Parveen Babi

Parveen Babi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Junagadh, Saurashtra, India
Died: January 20, 2005

 29 Raashi Khanna

Raashi Khanna
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Delhi

Though she initially aspired to be a singer, Raashi Khanna was also studious and later wished to become an IAS officer. She then worked as an ad copywriter for a while before making her film debut with Madras Café. She later soared to fame in the Tamil and Telugu film industries.

 30 Genelia D'Souza

Genelia D'Souza
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 31 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.

 32 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.

 33 Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai

 34 Sana Khan

Sana Khan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

 35 Harnaaz Sandhu

Harnaaz Sandhu
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Famous As: Miss Universe 2021
Birthdate: March 3, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

 36 Ameesha Patel

Ameesha Patel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 37 Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

 38 Priyamani

Priyamani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 39 Amala Paul

Amala Paul
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aluva, Kochi, India

 40 Asin

Asin
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kochi

 41 Nazriya Nazim

Nazriya Nazim
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram

 42 Namrata Shirodkar

Namrata Shirodkar
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: January 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai

 43 Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 44 Taapsee Pannu

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

 45 Kriti Kharbanda

Kriti Kharbanda
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi

 46 Sharmila Tagore

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

 47 Shibani Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pune

Born in Pune, Shibani Dandekar grew up in Australia and Africa, before returning to India, as a model and an anchor. She has hosted shows such as After Hours and also appeared in films such as Sultan. She is also the sister of VJ Anusha Dandekar and the girlfriend of actor Farhan Akhtar.

 48 Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

 49 Erica Fernandes

Erica Fernandes
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

 50 Esha Deol

Esha Deol
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India