Regardless of the fact that beautiful women have a lot of potential in doing well in academic fields and other non-entertainment films, countless attractive women choose the field of fashion and camera to dive into the limelight. And often these dreams come true. This is how we get to know the many many beautiful heroines of our dreams. Most actresses start out as models or in the regional film industries. The south Indian film industry or Kollywood and the Bengali film industry, Tollywood are most famous among them. And the best of the best get a chance in Bollywood.
Needless to say, most of these women are beautiful because it’s an industry for which the main capital is the ‘face’ value.
List of top 10 most beautiful Indian actresses in 2017.
10. Asin Thottumkal (October 26, 1985)
The actress gained national popularity and critical appreciation with her performance in Ghanjini. But much before even Aamir Khan had the famous Ghajini haircut; Asin was a star down South. She debuted with the Malayalam movie Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in the year 2001. She has received three film fare awards and speaks eight languages. She recently tied the knot with Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma.
9. Sonakshi Sinha (June 2, 1987)
The daughter of Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha first shot to the limelight after debuting alongside Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg’. It led to her winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She has since acted in multiple movies like ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Son of Sardar’, ‘Joker’ and ‘Lootera’. She is one of the top 10 highest paid actresses of bollywood and receives 5-6 crores per movie.
8. Alia Bhatt (March 15, 1993)
The daughter of Mukesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan first appeared on the screen as a child actor in ‘Sangharsh’. Though she made her official debut as the baby faced trophy girl Sanaya in Karan Johar productions Student of the year, Even though the movie did well at the box office, Alia Bhatt was criticised. Soon she came back in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘highway’ in which she dazzled.
She now shifts effortlessly between extreme roles like being the girl next door in the extremely commercial movie ‘Kapoor and Sons’ to the very controversial movies like ‘Udta Punjab’. She gets paid around 3 crores for every movie she stars in.
7. Katrina Kaif (July 16, 1983)
The actress originally from Britain war born as Katrina Turqouette to Kashmiri and British parents started out as a model. She was cast in Boom in 2003, which was both a commercial and critical failure. It took her some time because of her lack of grasp in Hindi, but she finally achieved success in romcoms like ‘Namastey London’ and ‘Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya’. She has also starred in a few Taegu films. She is now considered one of India’s most attractive celebrities. She is paid around 6-7 crores for every movie.
6. Anushka Sharma (May 1, 1988)
Anushka Sharma breezed into our hearts as the young damsel in distress in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. She was a model before her now very successful acting career. She has six Filmfare nominations to her name and has won one award. She has also acted in other successful movies like ‘Band Baaja Baraat’, ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’, ‘Jab tak hain Jaan’, ‘PK’ ‘Dil Dhakadne Do’. She is a commercial model for many top brands.
5. Kareena Kapoor (September 21, 1980)
Kareena Kapoor, now Kareena Kapoor Khan since her marriage to Saif Ali Khan is an actress who comes from the most famous and powerful dynasty of Bollywood, the Kapoors. She is the daughter of actor Randhir Kapoor and actress Babita, and is the sister of Karisma Kapoor. She is also the cousin of current Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
Debuting in 2000 film ‘Refugee’ Kareena has since established herself as one of the reigning queen of Bollywood from historical dramas like ‘Asoka’ to melodrama ‘Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham’, as the shadow of Desdemona in Omkara and as a sex worker in ‘Chameli’. She is known as outspoken and assertive and needless to say, extremely beautiful.
4. Deepika Padukone (January 5, 1986)
Deepika Padukone is the daughter of badminton ace, Prakash Padukone and was a badminton player herself. But she left her career in sports for a career in fashion. She was a top model before she debuted opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’. She also starred in multiple movies like ‘Love Aj Kal’, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, ‘Yeh Jawaani hai Dewaani’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’. She is one of the most beautiful and the second highest paid actresses in Bollywood in 2016.
3. Kangana Ranaut (March 23, 1986)
The girl from Himachal Pradesh was a complete outsider when she entered the world of Bollywood. She only had a brief stint in modelling in Delhi before that. She debuted in a unconventional movie ‘Gangster’ after which she was awarded the best Female Debut. She has also received critical appreciation for many roles in her movies and for ‘Queen’ she literally crowned herself the queen of Bollywood. She is currently the highest paid actress at 11 crores per movie.
2. Vidya Balan (January 1, 1978)
Vidya Balan is one of the oldest still reigning queens of bollywood. She had started her career in the sitcom Hum Paanch and worked in many South Indian films before working in Bollywood starting with ‘Parineeta’. Her sophisticated charm radiated even when she is dancing to ‘Ooh La La’ in the ‘The Dirty Picture’. She is a truly beautiful woman and a symbol of woman power.
1. Priyanka Chopra (July 18, 1982)
Priyanka Chopra is a philanthropist, singer and actress and the winner of Miss World pageant 2000. She has come a long way since her debut in ‘The Hero’. She has also released multiple solo albums worldwide. She has recently started to act in TV series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian woman to lead an American series.
Honorary mention would be Aishwarya Rai Bachhan. The former Miss World hasn’t been seen in many movies recently, but she is still one of the most beautiful Indian actresses below forty in 2016-2017. So this is the list of top 10 most beautiful Indian actresses.