Bollywood is the term that was given in the 70s to the film industry in India, which is located in Bombay and the language used is Hindi. This word comes from the mix between the name of Bombay and Hollywood, the mecca of American cinema located in Los Angeles.
Bollywood movies are world famous for their spectacular musical numbers, filled with colorful choreographies that actors dance to traditional music mixed with Western pop. Also for its actors and actresses, who bring together great talent and beauty, as well as millions of followers within their country and beyond its borders.
On this occasion, we do a review by some of the best actresses in Bollywood who have participated in many movies and television series. Who are the most famous?
Aishwarya Rai is the most influential actress in India, with the greatest presence and prestige internationally. Like other Indian actresses, Rai also served as a model and was crowned Miss World in 1994.
A few years later, the world of cinema noticed her and she made her debut in the late 90s. She was frequently involved in various Indian productions, winning several awards from the Indian Film Academy for films such as "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (1999) with Salman Khan and "Devdas" (2002) where he shared the limelight with Shahrukh Khan.
Internationally, the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai has also participated in numerous films especially in the United States. Her first film abroad was "Weddings and Prejudices" (2004), an amusing adaptation of Jane Austen's literary classic "Pride and Prejudice."
Later he took part in a historical film with British actor Colin Firth called "The Last Legion" (2007). Another of his most famous films abroad was "The Pink Panther 2" (2009), the sequel to "The Pink Panther." After these forays into Hollywood, the Indian actress returned to work in her country.
In addition, she has done numerous collaborations as an advertising model for different fashion and cosmetic brands.. She has also appeared on many covers of fashion magazines crowning herself the queen of Bollywood.
The Danish actress of Indian descent is one of the best actresses in Bollywood today and one of the most charismatic with 56,2 million followers on Instagram.
She entered the world of cinema almost by chance after a long career as a model of advertising campaigns for the most prestigious commercial brands in India. She immediately became one of the freshest and most popular faces in the country and soon made the leap into international fashion by participating as an ambassador for well-known jewelry and cosmetic brands.
After filming the music video for Himesh Reshammy's "Naam Hai Tera", the directors set their sights on her, and offers to appear in the world of cinema quickly came to her. Although Deepika didn't have much experience in this industry, wanted to improve herself and enrolled in an acting academy where she took classes to improve her skills in front of the cameras.
She made her debut as an actress in the romantic comedy "Aishwarya" (2006) and the film became a hit at the local box office. Another of the films for which he received rave reviews in Bollywood was "When One Life Is Little" (2007). For her performance in it, she received the Filmfare of the Indian Film Award and the first nomination for best actress.
Then he made some films without much relevance until in 2010 success knocked on his door again with the comedy "Housefull" by Sadij Khan. In 2015, Deepika starred alongside actress Priyanka Chopra in the historical drama "Bajirao and Mastani", which became the fourth highest grossing Indian film.
Internationally, the actress also worked in Hollywood in 2017 in the movie "Three X: World Domination" where she shared the screen with Vin Diesel.
Priyanka Chopra is one of the best Bollywood actresses and one of the most popular in recent times. He rose to international fame with the American series "Quantico" (2015), where she plays an FBI agent who must discover the author of a terrorist attack at Grand Central Station while suspicions hang over her. In Hollywood he has also made other films such as "Baywatch: Los Vigilantes De La Playa" (2017), "Superniños" (2020) and "Tigre Blanco" (2021).
However, he had previously participated in many Bollywood films such as “Don” (2006) ”, an action thriller with Shah Rukh Khan as a co-star; "Krrish" (2006), a superhero story with Hrithik Roshan; “Fashion” (2008), a film set in the world of modeling and fashion; "Kaminey" (2009), an action movie with actor Shahid Kapoor; "Barfi!" (2012), “Gunday” (2014) or “Mary Kom” (2014), a biographical film about this Olympic boxer from Manipur.
Priyanka Chopra was also a well-known model as she won the Miss World title in 2000, being the fifth Indian model to be proclaimed the winner in this popular beauty pageant.
He currently has many awards to his credit and on Instagram he has almost 62,9 million followers.
Actress Kareena Kapoor descends from a family of artists (his grandfather, father and older sister are also actors) so talent runs through his veins.
He began working in front of the cameras at a very young age, appearing in various television commercials. As for the cinema, she made her debut in 2000 with the film "Refugee", which earned her rave reviews from both the public and the specialized media and her first award was the Filmfare for the best female debut performance.
The following year he participated in the film "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" which became the highest grossing film in India on the international market.
In the following years to avoid being pigeonholed in certain roles, the actress chose to accept more demanding roles, thus surprising with her versatility In films like "Chameli" (2004) where she played a prostitute with which she won her second Filmfare Award for Best Special Performance and in films like "Dev" (2004) and "Omkara" (2006) with which she won two more Critics Awards for Best Actress.
The comedy "Jab We Met" (2007) directed by Imtiaz Ali again earned Kapoor the Best Actress Award for Filmfare. Since then, she has had a long and successful career and has earned the affection of the public, thus being one of the best contemporary Bollywood actresses with more than 6 million followers on Instagram.
Bipasha Basu is another of the most prestigious Indian actresses and a true Indian celluloid diva who with her talent and beauty has managed to cross its borders. He currently has almost 9 million followers on Instagram.
Like other top Bollywood actresses, Bipasha made her first steps into the world of fashion and began her successful career in this industry very young, at just 17 years old. In the 90s, she won the Supermodel of Cinthol Godrej contest and the famous international Ford supermodel contest. This made it possible for her to work as a model in New York, as she signed for the Ford agency, and appeared on more than 40 covers of fashion magazines.
As an actress, she made her debut on the big screen with the film "Ajnabee" (2001), which earned her the Filmfare award for best female debut. A year later came her first commercial success with the horror film "Raaz" (2002) for which she was nominated for a Filmfare award in the category of best actress.
Later he also participated in other high-grossing films in India such as the comedies "No Entry" (2005), "Phir Hera Pheri" (2006) and "All the Best: Fun Begins" (2009).
During those years he also received much praise for his performances in the horror films Aatma (2013), Creature 3D (2014) and Alone (2015) and in the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). Some of his latest works in Bollywood were Humshakals (2014) and Creature (2014).