As the largest cinema business in the world, Bollywood has its fair share of beautiful people, including plenty of great looking actresses. This list attempts to take ten leading ladies from the multitude of gorgeous Bollywood talent and present them to a top ten list that looks good, but will definitely not please everyone. Have a look – send your thoughts in a comment.
10. Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia is a former beauty queen, having won the title of Miss India 2002. And she likes to keep her fans guessing – from being a girl next door to a sex bomb and now switching again to a nice girl image, Neha Dhupia has had many changers of character in her Bollywood career.
Dhupia made her film debut in the 2003 Bollywood film Qayamat: City Under Threat in 2003. She rose to fame with her role in the film called Julie and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin sisters, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and appeared in a segment of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan (2007). Dhupia appeared in supporting roles in multiple critically and commercially acclaimed films including Chup Chup Ke (2006), Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007), Mithya (2008), Maharathi (2008), Singh Is King (2008) and Dasvidaniya (2008). In 2011, she will play Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler, a film about Mahatma Gandhi.
9. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is one of the hottest and most popular blooywood actress at present. The former Miss world has established her name as one of the most sexy actresses in bollywood. Her senserous roles in many films makes her more and more popular.
8. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Bassu is a model turned actress, with an interesting twist to her story. Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat, effectively ending her dream of being a doctor. So she switched to Commerce got a degree with plans to be a Chartered Accountant. But once again fate intervened, her incredible beauty was noticed and she ended up being the Ford Supermodel, now a leading Bollywood actress. Brains, beauty and good luck – apparently this lady has it all.
7. Aishwarya Rai
As the winner of the Miss World contest in 1994, Aishwarya Rai is still considered to be one of the most beautiful people in the world, as well as being one of the best known and loved of the Bollywood stars. Rai has acted in over 40 movies in Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali, which include a number of international productions.
Watch Aishwarya totally hold her own with Dave Letterman:
6. Koena Mitra
Model-turned-Bollywood actress Koena Mitra, became the latest addition in the list of Indian starlets representing India internationally, when she recently attended Hollywood’s most coveted award event Teen Choice Awards 2010. Might also have something to do with her modern attitude, as Koena seems very comfortable with her sexuality as opposed to many traditional Indian women who hide their bodies.
5. Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto moved her career in overdrive with the success of Slumdog Millionaire, where her role in the surprise hit movie propelled her into the international scene. In additon to her acting chops, which are really terrific and got her noticed on the level of her talent, she is absolutely gorgeous, in a hot girl-next-door kind of way. And given that she landed a deal as a new face of with Estee Lauder, her “hotness” was officially recognized and validated – yes Frieda, you are a super-babe.
4. Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat began her career as an air hostess while getting her degree in Philosophy. When she finished her studies she decided to try her luck at acting, and so made the move to pursue her Bollywood dreams. In just a few short years, Mallika Sherawat has established herself as one of the hottest and most in-demand actresses on the Bollywood scene. She’s appeared in more than a dozen films since making her debut in 2002. And there is no doubt among anyone from Bollywood to Hollywood that she is one of the sexiest Bolly-babes on the screen today.
3. Riya Sen
Riya Sen is a well known Bollywood Actress who grew up in a family of other Bollywood Actors and Indian Royalty. Aside from being incredibly hot, she’s really short, or at least that’s how the guys from HolyTaco describe her. Compared to other Indian actresses this babe loves to show off her body and that gets extra points from us.
2. Deepika Padukone
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Deepika Padukone is of pure Indian heritage and a rising sensation in India. She was a top caliber badminton player while she was in high school but modeling and currently show business has become her calling. Within a short span of time, Deepika Padukone has gained immense fame and popularity. She was the most searched celebrity on Yahoo! India Search in 2008 and voted the “The Sexiest Woman in The World” by FHM and “The Hottest Girl on Earth” (Maxim).
1. Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi, an Indian-American babe, is the host of her own Top Chef television show, and leaves little doubt that she can really spice things up. Even though she is approaching 40, like the wine that she serves with her culinary creations, she just keeps getting better. Though technically not a Bollywood-babe celebrity, she gets our vote in this category, because if she wanted to, we have no doubt that this super-hot lade could conquer Bollywood in the blink of eye.