The Hottest Indian actresses!

by vhavnal | created - 01 Aug 2011 | updated - 10 Apr 2013 | Public

List of Hottest Indian actresses world over! (IN NO ORDER)

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Devdas

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

2. Freida Pinto

Actress | Slumdog Millionaire

Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family.

Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years ...

3. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Chennai Express

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

4. Rhona Mitra

Actress | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was ...

5. Navi Rawat

Actress | Feast

Navi Rawat was born on June 5, 1977 in Malibu, California, USA as Navlata Rawat. She is an actress, known for Feast (2005), Numb3rs (2005) and House of Sand and Fog (2003). She has been married to Brawley Nolte since September 22, 2012.

6. Gabrielle Anwar

Actress | Burn Notice

Her father is Tariq Anwar and her mother is Shireen Anwar. Anwar attended Laleham Church of England Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied at the London drama and dance school, "...

7. Katrina Kaif

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of ...

8. Genelia D'Souza

Actress | Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Genelia D'Souza is an Indian actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. She was recognized ...

9. Madhuri Dixit

Actress | Devdas

Born in a Marathi-speaking Koknastha Hindu Brahmin family consisting of dad, Shankar, mom, Snehlata, sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and brother, Ajit.

An acclaimed Kathak dancer, acting was not her goal, for she wanted to be a Micro-biologist, and did study in that course in Bombay's Parle College, in ...

10. Zuleikha Robinson

Actress | Hidalgo

Zuleikha Robinson was born on June 29, 1977 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Hidalgo (2004), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and Homeland (2011).

11. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra was born 18 July, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria ...

12. Archie Panjabi

Actress | I Origins

Archie is an Emmy Award winning British actress best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife, for which she was nominated for an Emmy three times in a row and went on to to be honored with a Golden Globe Nomination. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed East Is East ...

13. Sushmita Sen

Actress | Main Hoon Na

Sushmita was born in the Bengali-speaking Sen family on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family consists of her dad, Shubeer, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander; mom, Subhra, Jewelry Designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named ...

14. Shriya Saran

Actress | Drishyam

Shriya Saran also known by the mononym Shriya, is an Indian film actress, model and presenter. She has worked in multiple of the regional industries of Indian cinema, including Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu language films, as well as a few films in English, Malayalam and Kannada. Saran made her film ...

15. Dia Mirza

Actress | Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

Dia Mirza was born on 9th December in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Born to a Bengali mother, Deepa, and a German father, Frank Handrich, she grew up imbibing the value of different world views.

Having studied at J Krishnamurti School, where students get educated not by rote, but by resolute guidance ...

16. Agam Darshi

Actress | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Agam Darshi was born Agamdeep Darshi in Birmingham, UK. At a very young age, she and her family moved to Canada. At the age of 14, she left home and moved to Calgary, to pursue a career of acting - which is her passion. Agam studied Theater and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and earned a ...

17. Lisa Ray

Actress | Water

Lisa Ray was finishing high school in Canada with aspirations of majoring in Journalism at University when a celebrated fashion magazine approached her to model for them, and she ended up on the cover. This catapulted her into a state of instant celebrity. Her high-profile career got her noticed by...

18. Sahar Biniaz

Actress | Watchmen

Born in India, Sahar grew up in Iran and is now a Canadian citizen living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

She is a former beauty pageant contestant who represented Canada and now works as a professional actress in Film and Television.

Sahar has studied at the University of British Columbia, The Actors...

19. Kajol

Actress | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kajol was born on August 5, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Kajol Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Fanaa (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.

20. Rani Mukerji

Actress | Black

Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee, is a retired director and one of the founders of "Filmalaya Studios". Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, was a playback singer. Her brother, Raj Mukherjee is a film producer, now turned director. Her maternal aunt, ...

21. Bipasha Basu

Actress | Race

Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat. Thus ended her dream of being a medical professional. She was enrolled in the science faculty until 12th standard, but switched to commerce thereafter. After acquiring a degree in commerce she planned to be a chartered ...

22. Mallika Sherawat

Actress | Murder

Mallika Sherawat was born on October 24, 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana, India as Reema Lambha. She is an actress, known for Murder (2004), San wa (2005) and Dasavatharam (2008). She was previously married to Karan Singh Gill.

23. Asin

Actress | Ghajini

Asin was born in Cochin, Kerala, India in the Malayalam-speaking Thottumkal family which consists of her businessman dad, Joseph, and mom, Dr. Seline, who practices in Ernakulam. She attended Naval Public School in Cochin, and after obtaining her Matriculation, was enrolled in St. Theresa's Higher ...

24. Karisma Kapoor

Actress | Dil To Pagal Hai

Born into Bombay filmdom's legendary Kapoor clan, Karisma Kapoor made her film debut with Prem Qaidi (1991) opposite Harish. Her next big hit was Anari (1993) and during this time she made news with a fight with her Andaz Apna Apna (1994) co-star, actress Raveena Tandon. She had a series of hit ...

25. Anushka Sharma Kohli

Actress | PK

Anushka Sharma was born on 1 May 1988 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer, and her mother, Ashima Sharma, is a homemaker. Her father is a native of Uttar Pradesh, while her mother is a Garhwali. Her elder brother is film producer Karnesh Sharma, who ...

26. Padma Lakshmi

Actress | Enterprise

Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is a producer and actress, known for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Glitter (2001) and Sharpe's Challenge (2006). She was previously married to Salman Rushdie.

27. Ayesha Takia

Actress | Taarzan: The Wonder Car

Ayesha Takia was born in Mumbai on April 10th 1986. Her father's name is Nishit, a Gujarati and her mother's name is Faridah, who is half Maharashtrian and half Caucasian British.

Ayesha had never let her lack of speaking Hindi fluently come in her way. A go-getter, she is no stranger to the silver ...

28. Amrita Rao

Actress | Main Hoon Na

Amrita was born in the Rao family on June 7, 1986 in Mumbai, She speaks Konkani. She comes from a well to do Hindu family. Her dad owns an Advertising Agency.

Amrita did not want to purse any career with Bollywood as she wanted to graduate in psychology, which she eventually did.

No stranger to ...

29. Neha Dhupia

Actress | Chup Chup Ke

Neha was born in the Punjabi-speaking Dhupia family in Cochin, India, on August 27, 1980, and as is customary with most Punjabi and Sikh families - she was nicknamed 'Chotu'. Her dad is an Officer in the Indian Navy, Pradip Singh Dhupia; her mom, Manpinder, is a homemaker, and she has a brother, ...

30. Sridevi

Actress | English Vinglish

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...

31. Shilpa Shetty

Actress | Phir Milenge

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar (1993). The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the ...

32. Vidya Balan

Actress | Kahaani

Vidya was born in Palghat, Kerala, India. Her family consists of her dad, P.R. Balan, who is the Vice-President of ETC Channel; mom - a home-maker, and an elder sister, Priya, who is married to Kedar. She also has an aunt by the name of Raji Raju.

The Balan family re-located to live at Road No. 11, ...

33. Sonakshi Sinha

Actress | Lootera

She is the daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha and sister to Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. She started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008. She got her break in movies after being signed up by Salman Khan for his thriller Dabangg...

34. Celina Jaitly

Actress | Zinda

Celina Jaitly was born on 24th Nov 1981 in Shimla, India to a Punjabi Indian father and an Afghan mother. Her father Colonel V.K. Jaitly, is a retired Indian Army colonel, and her mother, Meeta, an Afghan is a child psychologist, as well as a beauty queen. Celina has one brother, who is currently ...

35. Koena Mitra

Self | Om Shanti Om

Koena Mitra was born on January 7, 1984 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She is an actress, known for Om Shanti Om (2007), Ayan (2009) and Insan (2005).

36. Sonali Bendre

Actress | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Sonali Bendre started out as a model before being selected for the "Stardust Talent Search". She was invited to Bombay and received training from a variety of top actors and performers of the Indian film industry. Sonali has three sisters and was in her own words a quiet child who loved to read, ...

37. Preeya Kalidas

Actress | Four Lions

Preeya Kalidas is a singer,actress,dancer.

Her credits cover stage,screen and television.

She was cast after a worldwide search in the leading role of Priya in AR Rahmans Bombay Dreams produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.She sang the hit song Shakalaka Baby which won best video at MTV Asia Awards.

Also as...

38. Twinkle Khanna

Actress | Mela

Very few people have the privilege of being born on the same day as their mom or dad, Tina is one of them. She was born on 29 December 1974, and shares her date of birth with her dad, Jatin alias super-star Rajesh Khanna, born in 1942. Tina is the daughter of well-known Bollywood actress, Dimple ...

39. Gul Panag

Actress | Dor

Gul Panag was born on January 3, 1977 in Chandigarh, Punjab, India. She is an actress and producer, known for Dor (2006), Sikander (2013) and Rann (2010). She has been married to Attari, Rishi since March 13, 2011.

40. Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress | Aladin

Jacqueline's father Elroy Fernansez is a Sri Lankan and mother Kim is a Malaysian. She has two brothers and an older sister. Her parents moved to Bahrain when she was very young.

After her schooling in Bahrain, she was awarded a Scholarship to study at the University of Sydney, where she pursued a ...

41. Shivani Ghai

Actress | The Catch

Shivani Ghai was born in 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. She is an actress, known for The Catch (2016), London Has Fallen (2016) and Dominion (2014). She has been married to Tyrone Keogh since November 2016. She was previously married to Parv Bancil.

42. Mandi Sidhu

Actress | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Mandi Sidhu is an actress, known for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Johnny English Reborn (2011) and Love Aaj Kal (2009).

43. Indira Varma

Actress | Exodus: Gods and Kings

Indira Varma was born on September 27, 1973 in Bath, Somerset, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996) and Bride & Prejudice (2004). She has been married to Colin Tierney since 1996. They have one child.

44. Diana Hayden

Actress | Othello: A South African Tale

Diana Hayden was born on May 1, 1973 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. She is an actress, known for Othello: A South African Tale (2005), Ab... Bas! (2004) and Tehzeeb (2003). She has been married to Collin Dick since September 13, 2013. They have one child.

45. Sherlyn Chopra

Actress | Wajah Tum Ho

Sherlyn Chopra is a Bollywood actress who became the first Indian to have graced the iconic Playboy magazine. Sherlyn Chopra loves to express the mellifluous aspect of her personality through music albums and singles. Her last single was titled, Bad Girl which was Sherlyn's take on moral policing. ...

46. Payal Rohatgi

Actress | 36 China Town

A computer engineer by profession, Payal decided to try her hand in Bollywood after she was chosen in the last nine beauties in an Indian Beauty Pageant. She moved to Bombay thereafter, and since then there has been no looking back for this talented, attractive, young woman. She started her screen ...

47. Aditi Govitrikar

Actress | Soch

Aditi Govitrikar was born on May 21, 1976 in Panvel, Bombay, India. She is an actress, known for Soch (2002), 16 December (2002) and Thammudu (1999).

48. Udita Goswami

Actress | Paap

Udita was was born in Dehradun to a father from Varanasi and a mother from Shillong. She studied in Maa Anandmayi Memorial and D.A.V. Public schools until the 8th standard.

Always wanting to be part of showbiz, she was not quite happy with her life in Dehradun. When she proposed to re-locate to ...

49. Shruti Haasan

Actress | Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Shruti Kamal Haasan is an India Film actress and singer and the daughter of legendary actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika. She has studied at Abacus in Chennai, until 10th grade, when she moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St Andrew's College.

She debuted as a child artist in "Hey Ram" in the role of ...

50. Shenaz Treasury

Actress | The Big Sick

Shenaz Treasurywala was born on June 29, 1981 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is the daughter of a Merchant Navy captain and spent the first seven years of her life traveling the globe on board cargo ships carrying potatoes, onions and rice. After completing her school she enrolled in St. ...

51. Noureen DeWulf

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Actress Noureen DeWulf was born in New York and raised in Georgia. Her parents are from Pune, India. She was educated at Boston University's School of the Arts. One of DeWulf's first roles was in the Oscar winning short West Bank Story (2005). Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as ...

52. Sheetal Sheth

Actress | Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Sheetal is an actress, writer, and producer who burst onto the scene with raves in the groundbreaking film, 'ABCD', playing the gutsy lead, a risky and memorable role as a promiscuous young girl struggling with the ties of family and tradition.

She broke out and won hearts in 'Looking for Comedy in ...

53. Sonal Shah

Actress | Scrubs

Sonal Shah is an actress, writer, and performer who has appeared on such shows as Scrubs (NBC), New Girl (Fox), Spaced Out (NBC), Better Things (FX), PTA (ABC Family), Transparent (Amazon) and countless theater productions in Chicago and Los Angeles. An alumnus of Second City Chicago, Sonal can ...

54. Reshma Shetty

Actress | Royal Pains

Reshma Shetty was born on November 2, 1977 in Manchester, England, UK to Hindu parents. She was raised in England and Richmond, Virginia in the United States. She is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. On stage, Reshma received rave reviews in 2006 for ...

55. Naomi Scott

Actress | Power Rangers

Naomi Scott was born in London, England. She first starting singing with the Bridge Church Youth Band and regularly performed in school musicals. Scott was eventually discovered by British pop star Kelle Bryan from the band Eternal who signed Naomi as a client. She then went to work with Xenomania....

56. Serena Varghese

Actress | Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru

Serena Varghese-Gonzalez,a voice over actor Born on October 10, 1981 in Houston, Texas. American actress and voice actress of Indian descent. She primarily does voice work in anime titles with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital. Worked in many films, upcoming actress in Hollywood. credited for the ...

57. Sujata Day

Actress | Insecure

The daughter of a mechanical engineer and housewife, Sujata became involved in the performing arts at a very young age. She began with dance (ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and East Indian folk and classical dance) and then became equally interested in acting, singing and musical theater. She ...

58. Prachi Desai

Actress | Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

She is best known for her role as Bani Walia in the Hindi television drama Kasamh Se (2006) which aired on Zee TV. Prachi is the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and the face of Neutrogena products in India.

Prachi was born in Surat, Gujarat. She studied in St Joseph Convent, Panchgani and ...

59. Suleka Mathew

Actress | Da Vinci's Inquest

Suleka Mathew was born in Kerala, India. She is an actress, known for Da Vinci's Inquest (1998), Touch of Pink (2004) and Men in Trees (2006).

60. Kamal Sidhu

Actress | Untitled Project

Kamal Sidhu was born in 1971 in Canada. She is a producer and actress, known for Untitled Project, Aar Ya Paar (1997) and Fakir of Venice (2009).

61. Anjana Sukhani

Actress | Sunday

Anjana Sukhani was born on December 10, 1978 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. She is an actress, known for Sunday (2008), Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) and Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002).

62. Isha Sharvani

Actress | David

Isha is 20 years old who lives at an ashram in Kerala, India. She is trained in gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, ballet, kathak, aerial dance etc. She started dancing at the age of seven and has already performed in 22 countries in the last seven years. Her mother is of Indian-origin, Daksha Seth, ...

63. Deepti Gupta

Actress | Great News

In addition to earning praise by The New York Times for her performance in her latest film Walkaway, Deepti Gupta is also a well known name in the Pakistani TV industry. She has an international career spread across India, Singapore, Pakistan and the United States. She earned her MFA in Acting from...

64. Janina Gavankar

Actress | True Blood

Janina Gavankar was born on November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Janina Zione Gavankar. She is an actress, known for True Blood (2008), The League (2009) and Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017).

65. Shikha Jain

Actress | Rockstar

Shikha Jain is an actress, known for Rockstar (2011), Campus Code (2015) and Desperate Endeavors (2012).

66. Laila Rouass

Actress | Conan the Barbarian

Laila Rouass was born in London to Moroccan/Indian parents. Laila studied in Britain but decided to drop her studies and travel in India for a few months. A few months turned into six years. Whilst living in Bombay, she worked for MTV, BBC, and TNT. Her step into movies came when she was spotted by...

67. Shazahn Padamsee

Actress | Housefull 2

Shazahn Padamsee is a multi-talented Indian film/stage actress and also a model. She was born to noted actors Alyque Padamsee and Sharon Prabhakar. She made her stage debut, alongside her father, in a play called "Unspoken Dialogues". Her first film appearance was in the 2009 Hindi film, Rocket ...

68. Nazneen Contractor

Actress | Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Born in Mumbai, India and raised in Nigeria until the age of seven, Contractor was well-versed in world travels and a variety of cultures at a very young age. She attended boarding school in London from seven to nine years old, then her family moved to Toronto, Canada, where she spent the majority ...

69. Kavita Patil

Actress | Lost

Kavita Patil was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Lost (2004), Whiplash (2014) and The Unit (2006).

70. Saira Mohan

Actress | Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Saira Mohan is known for her work on Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Teen Patti (2010) and David Blaine: Magic Man (1998).

71. Tehmina Sunny

Actress | Children of Men

Tehmina Sunny is firmly making her mark in both film and television. Born in London, her passion for the arts was developed at an early age. She received a scholarship for playing the violin, Viola and piano. With no previous training she was a finalist for the BBCs cross-country search for acting ...

72. Pratima Anaé

Actress | All My Children

Actress, Host, Model and Beauty Queen, Pratima Anae grew up in a small Amish town in the heart of the Midwest.

In this unlikely setting, her parents, Indian immigrants, began their families' quest for the American dream. Pratima, the middle of three children, rose above convention and expectation ...

73. Nandana Sen

Actress | Black

Nandana Sen was born on August 19, 1967 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She is an actress and producer, known for Black (2005), Autograph (2010) and Prince (2010). She has been married to John Makinson since June 22, 2013.

74. Amrapali Ambegaokar

Actress | Scandal

The former Principal Dancer of Cirque du Soleil in over 750 shows, Amrapali is an actress with recurring roles on ABC's Scandal season 4,5 & 6 and she previously recurred in 18 episodes of ABC's Grey's Anatomy with Guest starring roles on NBC's Heroes and roles on The Mindy Project, Mistresses, The...

75. Leela Savasta

Actress | This Means War

Leela Savasta was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is also a dual citizen with the United States.

Savasta stars in the Showcase original drama series Cra$h & Burn (2009). Additionally, she play recurring roles in NBC's award winning drama Battlestar Galactica (2004) and in Chris Haddock...

76. Aruna Shields

Actress | Prince

British actress and filmmaker Aruna Shields has achieved critical acclaim for lead roles in cinema releases worldwide. A Google Zeitgeist, she is one of the most popular names online and best known in Europe and India. Mixed race, multi-talented and versatile Aruna uses her certification in ...

77. Pooja Kumar

Actress | Vishwaroopam

Winning the title of Miss India USA was the start to a global acting career for American actress Pooja Kumar. Today Pooja has acted in major Hollywood films, including Man on a Ledge (2012), and the IFC film, Bollywood Hero (2009) where she starred opposite SNL star, Chris Kattan. She had in a ...

78. Purva Bedi

Actress | Sully

Purva Bedi was born on March 12, 1974 in India. She is an actress and producer, known for Sully (2016), Equity (2016) and Person of Interest (2011). She has been married to David Andrew Stoler since October 3, 2010.

79. Sunita Param

Actress | Blades of Glory

Sunita Param was born on November 14, 1970 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Sunita Zelma Paramsothy. She is an actress, known for Blades of Glory (2007), American Desi (2001) and Miss Match (2003). She has been married to Jason Manuel Olazabal since February 6, 2004.

80. Sofia Hayat

Actress | Jonathan Creek

Sofia Hayat is an award winning actress, who has worked both in Hollywood and on Bollywood projects. She began her career in 2003, where she starred in "Absolute Power", with Stephen Fry. She went on to have roles in Footballers Wives Extra Time, Waterloo Road for the BBC, and starred in films, ...

81. Pooja Shah

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Pooja Shah was born on 8th August 1979 in North London in a Kenyan-Asian family. Grandparents migrated to Kenya from Gujarat in Western India and so the ancestral roots are there.

After studying at local Nursery, Infants and Junior school, she did GCSE at a Girls Grammar School. Took a year out from...

82. Namrata Singh Gujral

Director | 1 a Minute

Having just survived the most aggressive cancer known to man, Namrata Singh Gujral is an Indian-American producer, actress, writer and speaker of Sikh faith, who is also a breast cancer survivor (invasive breast cancer in 2008), non-hodgkins lymphoma survivor (burkitt lymphoma in 2013) and a cancer...

83. Rebecca Hazlewood

Actress | Bad Girls

Rebecca's career began when she was cast as Mina in the Film4 feature 'Dog Eat Dog' alongside David Oyelowo and Ricky Gervais. She gained recognition and a cult following in the UK for her role as Arun Parmar in psycho drama 'Bad Girls', one of the first transsexual characters to ever appear on ...

84. Shelley Conn

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Shelley Conn was born on September 21, 1976 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006) and How Do You Know (2010).

85. Natasha Chandel

Actress | Landing in Mumbai

Natasha Chandel is an award-winning creative executive, performer and overall funny girl based in LA.

A former content producer and writer at MTV News in New York City, the Toronto native is a graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program. She has interviewed some of the biggest ...

86. Fagun Thakrar

Actress | Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

Actress Fagun was born in Leicester, England. She moved to London when she was accepted at University College London to study medicine and later trained in acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

She has starred alongside Martin Sheen in 'Bhopal' A prayer for Rain', a true story ...

87. Aarti Mann

Actress | Danny Collins

Aarti Mann was born on March 3, 1978 in Connecticut, USA as Aarti Majumdar. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Danny Collins (2015), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Today's Special (2009). She is married to Purvesh Mankad. They have one child.

88. Sarita Choudhury

Actress | Lady in the Water

After her debut film Mississippi Masala (1991) became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead.

Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens ...

89. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and Ella Enchanted (2004). She was previously married to James Stenson.

90. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

91. Annet Mahendru

Actress | The Americans

Actress Annet Mahendru was born to an Indian father (a journalist and professor) and a Russian mother (a businesswoman and artist). Annet spent her early years learning six languages while living in Afghanistan, Russia, and Europe. She put her curious mind to use playing competitive chess and ...

92. Amrita Acharia

Actress | Game of Thrones

Amrita Acharia is of Nepalese - Ukranian heritage. She grew up in Ukraine, Kathmandu and England before moving with her family to Norway aged 13. After completing high school in Tromsø, Amrita moved to England to pursue her acting career. Since then she has worked in Norway, London and the US. She ...