20 Hottest South Asian Actresses That Can Go to Hollywood Industry

If you’re interested in Bollywood movies, you probably want to know more about the people playing in your favorite films. Check this top of 20 hottest actresses in Bollywood and find out details about their personal life, career debut and much more.

1- Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Born in Jamshedpur, Bihar, India on 18th of July 1982, Priyanka Chopra is one of the most popular and good-looking actresses in Bollywood. She won the Miss World 2000 award. As a teenager, she wanted to study the criminal psychology or the aeronautical engineering, but she ended joining the film industry in India. She made her acting debut in Bollywood in 2003, in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.

2- Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is one of the most popular Indian actresses, and also one of the most well paid in the film industry. She was born on 5th of January 1986. During her acting career, Deepika Padukone received many film awards, some of the most important being Filmfare Awards that she won for three times. She’s also considered one of the most attractive celebrities in India. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Aishwarya film.

3- Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif, born as Katrina Turquotte, is a model an actress with United Kingdom citizenship. She is well known for her roles in Indian Films, and she mostly played in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalm films. She’s one of the most attractive females in Bollywood, but also one of the highest paid actresses in India. She started her modeling career at fourteen when she won a beauty contest in Hawaii.

4- Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt was born on 15th of March 1993. She’s the youngest actress from the 25 hottest models in Bollywood. She made her acting debut in childhood, in 1999, in the thriller Sangharsh. Her first leading role was in 2012 when she played in the Student of the Year romantic drama. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for that movie. In 2017 she won the International Indian Film Academy Awards in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category.

5- Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri

Born on 20th of October 1979 in Queens, New York, U.S., Nargis Fakhri in a model and actress who mainly plays in Hindi films. She made her acting debut in the Rockstar, a romantic drama. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for the Best Female Debut for that movie. One of the most important awards she won during her career is the Bollywood Life Awards, in 2015, in the Most Motivational Celeb on Social Media category.

6- Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh was born on 30th of August 1976 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. She’s an Indian actress and model, and she was married from 2001 to 2014 with Jyoti Singh Randhawa. They have a child together. She made her debut as a professional actress in 2003 in the Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi film. She had a break from acting between 2005 and 2008.

7- Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan model and actress who was born on 11th of August 1985. She won the Miss Universe Sri Lanka title in 2006, and now she’s one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood. She won IIFA Awards in the Debut of the Year – Female category, Big Star Entertainment Awards, Screen Awards for the Best Actress, Asian Voice Charity Awards and Vogue Beauty Awards in 2017. These are just some of the titles she won, but she was also nominated for much more.

8- Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon

Born on 27th of July 1990, Kriti Sanon is one of the youngest Bollywood actresses. As many other females from Bollywood, she started her career as a model, and then she started to play in movies. She made her acting debut in the Telugu Psychological Thriller. She played in a Bollywood film for the first time in the Heropanti romantic action drama. She won the Filmfare Award for the Best Female debut for that movie.

9- Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

Born on 3rd of March 1987, Shraddha Kapoor is and Indian actress, designer, lyricist, and singer. She started her acting career in 2010 in the Teen Patti film. One year later, she played in the Luv Ka The End teen drama. During her career, she won several awards, some of the most important being the Lions Gold Awards in the Favorite Promising Actor (Female), Stardust Awards for the Best Actress, Hello! Hall of Fame Awards in the Fresh Face of the Year category, and much more.

10- Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu Singh Grover, her name after she got married, is an Indian actress known for her presence in Hindi films, but also in Tamil, Telugu, English and Bengali films. She was born on 7th of January 1979 in New Delhi, India. She made her debut in cinematography in 2001 with a role in the Ajnabee thriller. It won her a Filmfare Award for the Best Female Debut. Before that, she was a model, and she even won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996.

11- Sonaskshi Sinha

Sonaskshi Sinha

The Indian actress was born on 2nd of June 1987 in Mumbai, India. She debuted in an action-drama film in 2010, and it brought her the Debut Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Female Debut. In the first years of her career, she was a costume designer, and she even designed some clothes for some movies. Sonaskshi Sinha is also a singer. She announced in March 2017 that she’s working on a new song. She’s an animal lover and she often involves in philanthropy activities.

12- Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi

Huma Saleem Qureshi was born in New Delhi, India, on 28th of July 1986. She’s a model and film actress, being nominated for three times for Filmfare Award. Qureshi worked for theatre productions, and once she moved to Mumbai she signed a contract for TV commercials. During a Samsung mobile commercial, she was noticed due to her acting skills, and she signed a three-film deal with Anurag Kashyap’s film company. She made her film debut in 2012 in the crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur.

13- Ileana D’Cruz

Ileana D’Cruz

Born on 1st of November 1986 in Panaji, Goa, India, Ileana D’Cruz is one of the Indian actresses who predominantly appears in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. She made her film debut in 2006 in the romance film Devadasu. She won several awards and was nominated for most of her films. Filmfare Awards South, Santoshman Film Awards, Vogue Beauty Awards and Screen Awards are just a few of the titles she won during her career as an actress.

14- Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor was born on 9th of June 1985 and is currently one of the highest paid females in Bollywood. Due to this, she appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 in 2012. She went to United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, where she studied theatre and arts. She debuted in the film industry in 2007 in the romantic drama Saawariya. This movie brought her a Filmfare Award nomination for the Best Female Debut. She reached success in 2010 with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys.

15- Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon

Elisabeth Marie Haydon, her real name, was born on 17th of June 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her acting career started in 2010 with a play in a romantic comedy, Aisha. Haydon is also an Indian and international Model. During her career, she appeared in many magazine covers like Verve, Hello, Vogue India, Maxim, Cosmopolitan and many others. Lisa Haydon was a member of the judge in the India’s Next Top Model TV Show.

16- Diana Penty

Diana Penty

Born on 2nd of November 1985, Penty started her modeling career in 2005. In 2012 she played in the first movie. That performance earned her nomination for the Filmfare Award for the best debut of a female. In the media industry, Penty is a brand ambassador for Nokia, TRESemme and Micromax Mobile. She also appeared on a magazine cover, one of the most known appearances being on the Vogue magazine in July 2012.

17- Anushka Shamara

Anushka Shamara

Born on 1st of May 1988, Anushka Shamara is an Indian model, film actress and producer who has a great career in Hindi films. She started her modeling career in 2007, and then she made her debut as a film actress in 2008 with the romance Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Besides her movie career, she’s a brand ambassador and a person who’s involved in many charities, some of them being animal rights and gender equality.

18- Aditi Rao Hydari

Kareena Kapoor

Born on 21st of September 1980, Kareena Kapoor Khan after marriage is an Indian actress who plays in Hindi Films. She is known for acting in a variety of film genres that go from comedies to crime and dramas. She’s one of the highest paid females in Bollywood, but also one of the most popular actresses. She made her acting career debut in 2000, in the film Refugee. She’s a children’s education and women’s safety promoter, being part NGO’s and international campaigns meant to help people around the globe.

19- Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha

The Indian actress Richa Chadha was born on 18th of December 1984. She’s currently working in Hindi films, and she made her debut in 2008 in the comedy Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! In 2014 she sustained a campaign with the main purpose of encouraging people stop eating fish and start a vegan life. She represented India at the 18th Marrakech International Film Festival in 2015. In the same year, she won the Stardust Awards for the Massan film in the Editor’s Choice Performer of the Year’s category.

20- Vaani Kapoor

Vaani Kapoor

Vaani Kapoor was born on 23rd of August 1988 and made her cinematography debut with the romantic comedy Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in 2013. She went at the Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi, then she attended Indira Gandhi National Open University where she got tourism bachelor’s degree. In 2013 she won the Most Entertaining Film Debut, and in 2014 she won the Best Female Debut. Both titles were for the Shuddh Desi Romance.

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