Wish list of hottest actresses from Bollywood & South India

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Actress, Jodhaa Akbar
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 hot favorite in the run for miss world title...
Anushka Sharma
Actress, PK
Sharma was born in Bangalore, but her parents are from Uttarakhand. Her father, Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer and her mother Ashima Sharma is a housewife. She has an elder brother named Karnesh, who was a state-level cricketer and is now in the Merchant Navy. She studied in Army School and graduated with specialization in arts from Mount Carmel College...
Lisa Ray
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 Indian filmmakers...
Nargis Fakhri
Actress, Rockstar
Nargis was born to multi-cultural parents in Queens, New York City on 20 October 1979. She started her career as an American model, even appearing in America's Next Top Model Cycles 2 and 3 in 2004. She also posed for the 2009 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar. In 2011, she made her Bollywood debut with Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar alongside Ranbir Kapoor...
Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty is an Indian Film Actress. She was also a Yoga Instructor and has trained under yoga guru Bharat Thakur. This tall and gorgeous beauty debuted in the 2005 Telugu film Super starring Nagarjuna which was super hit at box office. Later her performance in Vikramarkudu make her noticeable...
Katrina Kaif
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 the state of Tamil Nadu in India...
Richa Gangopadhyay
Actress, Mayakkam Enna
Richa Gangopadhyay (born Antara Gangopadhyay) is an Indian film actress, model and former beauty queen. After appearing in commercials, she made her film debut in the 2010.Her first Tamil film is Mayakkam Enna in which she has received positive reviews for her acting.In August 2007, Richa won the Miss Michigan pageant and in December...
Costume Designer, Dasavatharam
Shruti Haasan
Actress, 7 Aum Arivu
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 a daughter of Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel...
Tisca Chopra
Tisca Chopra's vibrant personality and her burning passion to excel is evident in the choices she has made in her life and work. She is known for her unconventional roles and has chosen to be part of stories that she feels need to be told. She has acted in over 40 feature films in different languages with many eminent directors like Aamir Khan...
Mahima Chaudhry
Actress, Tere Naam
Mahima Chaudhry was a model before she became an actress. She was overshadowed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a Pepsi commercial. Her first breakthrough performance where she won rave reviews was Pardes as Ganga, the love interest of two men, Shah Rukh Khan and Apoorva Agnihotri. She was chosen to be the female lead among 3000 applicants who auditioned for Pardes...
Actress, Drishyam
Meena Durairaj, mononymously known as Meena, is an Indian actress who has starred as a lead heroine in the South Indian film industry. A child artiste originally, Meena later became one of the most sought after actresses in southern India. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and several Hindi films...
Preeti Jhangiani
Actress, Mohabbatein
Preeti was born in the Sindhi-speaking Jhangiani family on August 18, 1980 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She used to study in St. Xavier's College, in Ahmedabad. She is fluent in Sindhi, Hindi, English and also has some knowledge of Malyalam and Telugu. Preeti first made her appearance in a music video titled 'Chui Mui' from Rajshri opposite South Indian actor...
Sonakshi Sinha
Actress, Dabangg
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
Dia Mirza
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 to be free of social conditioning...
Sneha Ullal
Sneha has been born and brought up in Muscat in the Persian Gulf, though her parents are of Indian origin. She caught the public's attention when she was in grade 8 school, when they noticed her uncanny resemblance to Miss World Aishwarya Rai. Then her mom and sister re-located to Bombay, & she started studying in MMK College...
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam was born in Chembur, Bombay, India in the Kapoor family, which consists of Punjabi-speaking dad - Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor, Sindhi-speaking mom, Sunita (nee Bhambhani), sister, Rhea and brother, Harshvardhan. She is the niece of film-maker Boney Kapoor, and actor, Sanjay Kapoor. The family...
Hansika Motwani
Actress, Velayudham
Hansika was born on August 9, 1991 in the Sindhi speaking Motwani family in Bombay, India. Her dad, Pradeep, is a businessman, while her mom, Mona, is a Dermatologist. She has an elder brother, Prashant. She is a student in Podar Internation School. Her parents divorced during 2004, while she continues to live in Andheri, Bombay, India, with her mom...
Rani Mukerji
Actress, Veer-Zaara
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...
Actress, Pithamagan
Manisha Koirala
Actress, Dil Se..
Manisha was born in the Nepali Koirala family on August 16, 1970. Her dad, B.P. Koirala, was Nepal's Prime Minister before her birth, while two of her paternal grandfather's brothers, Girja Prasad Koirala, and M.P. Koirala were also Nepali Prime Ministers during the 1990s. Manisha grew up with her paternal grandmother in Varanasi...
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 debut in 2001 with Ishtam and had her first commercial success with the Telugu film Santosham...
Actress, Janapriyan
Considered one an emerging actress, Rekhitha aka Bhama made her debut in 2007 through Nivedyam directed by Lohithada. Matrimonial programme on television titled Thaali was one of her debuts in media industry. Lohithadas spotted her in the programme and cast her in Nivedyam (2007). She has been considered the most beautiful and talented actress of Malayalam film industry...
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 cameras and bright lights...
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 her mom died during 1997...
Samvrutha Sunil
Samvrutha Sunil, with her striking good looks and wide range of talent, has become one of Malayalam's most beautiful and successful actresses. In a very short span of time she was able to conquer the hearts of the Malayalam Film audience. Her traditional malayalee look and charm acted as a catalyst to her success...
Kajal Aggarwal
Actress, Thuppakki
Kajal made her acting debut in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun... Ho Gaya Na!, as a minor supporting role as the friend of lead actress Aishwarya Rai. Telugu film Chandamama became her first major successful film. In 2009 "Magadheera" which was the biggest blockbuster of all time in Telugu cinema, she played...
Genelia D'Souza
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 for her role in Boys the same year...
Trisha Krishnan
Actress, Mankatha
Trisha Krishnan was born on the 4th of May 1983 in Pallakad, Kerala, India. She speaks English, Hindi, Tamil and French. She studied at Church Park, India and Ethiraj College, India. She is an only child and she lives with her parents and her grandmother. She was introduced into the film industry through director Ameer Sultan's film...
Raima Sen
Actress, Parineeta
Anita Hassanandani Reddy
Actress, Ragini MMS 2
Anita Hassanandani Reddy (born 14 April 1981) is an Indian actress and model who has acted in multilingual films and serials. She appears in Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil films. After appearing as a model for EverYuth, Sunsilk, Boroplus and other brands, she made her debut on the television screen in daytime soap Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii...
Ileana D'Cruz
Actress, Barfi!
She made her debut in the Telugu film Devadasu, which became the year's first major commercial success. She debuted in Tamil with "Kedi". Telugu movie "Pokiri", which was one of the highest money grosser, set her in top slot actresses. She appeared in many commercially successful movies like Jalsa, Kick etc...
Ayesha Takia
Actress, Wanted
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 screen and has faced cameras even at the tender age of 4...
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 Secondary School...
Sana Khan
Actress, Silambattam
Sana Khan was born into a Muslim, Pashtun family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father is originally from Kannur, Kerala and her mother, Saeeda, is from Mumbai Sana completed her high school (12th grade) from Mumbai and did not pursue any further studies as she became involved in modeling at an early age.
Esha Gupta
Actress, Rustom
Kareena Kapoor
Actress, 3 Idiots
Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor in Bombay, India. She has an elder sister, Karisma. She is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor; her paternal uncles...
Reema Sen
Born in Kolkatta, India. Completed her studies and started modelling. Got her first break in Telugu and Tamil films, then started concentrating on Hindi films. A widely and popularly known actress in South India.
Girija Shettar
Actress, Gitanjali
Girija Shettar was born on July 20, 1969 in Orsett, Essex to a Kannada doctor father and a British mother. From the age of 18, Girija got trained in Bharatanatyam. She has completed a doctoral thesis in Integral Yoga Philosophy & Indian spiritual psychology from Cardiff University in 2003. She spends...
Lara Dutta
Actress, Don 2
It is not a secret that Lara Dutta is a beauty with brains. This was demonstrated when she scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest. After this she was crowned Miss Universe 2000, making history as not only the most beautiful but also the most intelligent young woman to wear this crown in the history of Miss Universe...
Amala Paul
Actress, Thalaivaa
Amala Paul is an Indian film actress, who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. After appearing in supporting roles in a few low budget ventures, she was acclaimed for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film, Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted after playing the title role in Mynaa...
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, while she was growing up...
Preity Zinta
Actress, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Preity Zinta shot to fame as the refreshing, cool, wet model in the Liril commercial. She also modeled for Perk and her dimpled smile won the hearts of millions. Preity never thought she would be an actress. Kapoor saw her in the Liril commercial and liked her so much that he instantly decided that the next film he would announce would have her in the lead...
Karisma Kapoor
Karisma was born on June 25, 1974 to Punjabi-speaking Randhir and his Sindhi-speaking wife, Babita, who is the daughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and cousin to Sadhana. Karisma is the third Kapoor female to appear on the silver screen in India. The first being her aunt, Sanjana Kapoor, daughter of actor Shashi Kapoor, followed by her sister, Kareena Kapoor...
Bipasha Basu
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 accountant but ended up being the Ford Supermodel of the World when she was just 17 years old...
Juhi Chawla
Actress, Darr
A certain class and benevolence has always separated Juhi Chawla from her ilk. Her upbringing in a family where education, etiquette and propriety were given their due importance, Juhi was bound to imbibe all the sophistication to cultivate herself as a true lady. A mother heading the hospitality of the Taj Group...
Tanushree Dutta
Actress, Bhagam Bhag
Born in Jamshedpur,jharkhand Tanushree comes from a conservative Hindu Bengali family, and had her personality groomed according to strict social norms, resulting in her being shy and very introvert. Her dad's name is Tapan,who was a former employee of the life insurance corporation of India.Her mother is a housewife...
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 Neelam, who is married to Nauman Malik, and a brother named Rajeev. Subhra's dad was a poet...
Kangana Ranaut
Actress, Queen
Kangana was born in the Hindi-speaking Ranaut family on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district in the State of Himachal Pradesh, India. Her dad's name is Amardeep, who is a businessman and contractor, her mom, Asha, is a school-teacher. She has two sisters, eldest one is Rangoli...
Raima Sen
Actress, Parineeta
Bhoomika Chawla
Actress, Tere Naam
5' 3" tall, Bhoomika Chawla was born on August 21 in New Delhi. Her father was a military officer who was posted in various places across the country, so she saw much of India. Her elder brother is also a military officer. Bhoomika finished her schooling in Delhi and moved to Mumbai in 1997 for work on her career starting in ads and music videos...
Raai Laxmi
Actress, Mankatha
Raai Laxmi was born on May 5th, 1989, in Bangalore, India. Raai is an Indian film model-cum-actress appearing predominantly in South Indian films. Young Raai Laxmi initially appeared in modeling and advertisements before entering the film industry. She made her acting debut in 2005 for a Tamil language film Karka Kasadara...
Nisha Agarwal
Actress, Solo
Reena Roy
Actress, Refugee
Reena Roy was a famous leading lady of Hindi films from 1972-1985. She came from a broken home, a Muslim father and Hindu mother, who separated after having four children together. Reena is their third child, and she started films in her early teens. Her career in films started off inauspiciously with B.R...
Sameera Reddy
Sameera's versatility as an actress and a trained Indian classical dancer made her perfect for Bollywood films. She debuted in a music video that got her noticed and kick started her movie career as one of the top actresses in India and has appeared in over fifteen films in just four years. She has...
Raveena Tandon
Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz Apna Apna that she tasted success...
Taruni Sachdeva
Actress, Paa
Poonam Bajwa
Actress, Parugu
Reema Sen
Born in Kolkatta, India. Completed her studies and started modelling. Got her first break in Telugu and Tamil films, then started concentrating on Hindi films. A widely and popularly known actress in South India.
Poonam Dhillon
Born on April 18, 1962 in Kanpur, India, Cusp-born Poonam Dhillon is one of three children of former Aeronautics Engineer, Amrik Singh, and mom, Gurcharan Kaur. She has a brother, and a sister, Dr. Rishma Pai, who has a medical practice in Bombay. She studied in Carmel Convent High School in Chandigarh...
Rimi Sen
Actress, Dhoom
Rimi Sen is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Rimi Sen was born as Shubhomitra Sen in Kolkata, West Bengal. She completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls' High School in the year 1998.[citation needed] She completed her graduation in Commerce from University of Calcutta. She trained in Odissi dance under eminent Kolkata-based Odissi exponent, Guru Aloka Kanungo...
Meghna Naidu
Meghna was born in the Naidu family on September 19, 1980 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. She shot into fame with a video titled 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman', and instantly became popular as an 'item girl' in Bollywood. Although she debuted in movies in Southern India in the Tamil language, she made her Bollywood presence in 'Hawas' during the year 2004...
Mahek Chahal
Actress, Wanted
Diana Penty
Actress, Cocktail
Diana Penty was born in Bombay on November 2nd, 1985 to a Christian mother and a Parsi father. She attended St. Agnes high school in Bombay, and graduated with with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from the St. Xavier's University in Bombay. Penty began modeling in 2005, walking the ramp for Italian designers Trussadi and Ferre during the India-Italy festival in 2006...
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 psychotherapy and mindfulness to produce conscious films and improve performance...
Deepika Padukone
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 campaigns for Liril...