ASAIAN DIVAS (under 40 years)

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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...
“ Leader 2010 ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ The Other End of The Line (2008) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Bomarillu (2006), Force (2010) ” - katka50
 
4.
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...
“ Mr. Perfect (2011) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Namastey London (2007) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) ” - katka50
 
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Chitrangda Singh
Actress, Desi Boyz
"You have outdone Smita Patil," said Shekhar Kapur, when he saw Chitrangda Singh's performance in her debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. And he is not the only one. Time and again Chitrangda has been compared to the legendary Smita Patil. Chitrangda began her career as a model prior to making the transition to the silver screen...
“ Sorry Bhai (2008), Desi Boyz (2011), Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Deewaanapan (2001) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Refugee (2000), Chameli (2003) ” - katka50
 
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Actress, Jodhaa Akbar
Aishwarya was an architecture student before she entered modeling as her part-time job. She was best known for her Pepsi commercial with Mahima Chaudhry. With her green-gray eyes, she was already approached by big names in India's film industry, where they offered her starring roles. She rejected the film offers since she aimed to be an architect...
“ Devdas (2002), Jodhaa Akbar (2008) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Hero: Love story of a Spy (2003), Veer Zara (2004), Heaven on Earth (2008), Heroes (2008) ” - katka50
 
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“ Black(2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Khena (2006), Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007) ” - katka50
 
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Divya Dutta
Actress, Veer-Zaara
Divya Dutta is an Indian Actress from Ludhiana (Punjab) who has acted in various Hindi and Punjabi movies.She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent in Ludhiana.She has won more than 25 awards in the Film Industry including Zee Cine awards for best supporting role in "Veer Zaara" and IIFA award...
“ Aaja Nachle (2007), The Last Lear (2007), Heroine (2012) ” - katka50
 
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Minissha Lamba
Minisha Lamba was born in the New Delhi-based Punjabi speaking Sikh family consisting of her dad Kewal, mom Manju, and brother Karan. She had not really decided to act in films, her goal was to become a Journalist, but she loved modeling and was fortunate enough to be selected to model for Cadbury. Clearly her intent was to complete her education...
“ Shaurya (2008), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) ” - katka50
 
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“ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...(2001), We are a Family (2010) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Shikhar (2005), Vivaah (2006), Shaurya (2008), Victory (2009) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Aankhen (2001), Bewafaa (2005),
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?(2005), Dulha Mil Gaya (2010) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Pardes (1997), Lajja (2001) ” - katka50
 
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“ 2046 (2004), House of Flying Daggers (2004),Jasmine Women(2004), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Legend of the Black Scorpion (2005) ” - katka50
 
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Xun Zhou
Actress, Cloud Atlas
Zhou Xun is an internationally acclaimed Chinese actress and singer. She caught international attention through her roles in Lou Ye's Suzhou River in 2000 and Dai Sijie's film adaption of the book of same name Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in 2002. In 2003, she starred in the television remake of Jinyong's novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes as "Huang Rong" with actor Li Yapeng...
“ Perhaps Love (2005), Feng sheng (2009), The Silent War (2012) ” - katka50
 
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Kelly Chen
Went to primary school in Hong Kong, High school in Japan. Graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York, specialized in Graphic Design. Speaks Cantonese Mandarin Japanese and English. Has and elder sister and a younger brother, singer Victor Chen Si Hon.
“ Lost and Found (1996), Anna Magdalena (1998), Infernal Affairs, Lavender (2000), I Hate You So (2000) ” - katka50
 
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“ Tempting Heart (1999), Turn Left, Turn Right (2003), ” - katka50
 
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“ Empire of Silver (2009) ” - katka50
 
24.
So-young Ko
Actress, Apateu
“ Double Agent (2003) ” - katka50
 
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“ Flowers of War (2011) ” - katka50
 
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Keiko Kitagawa
Keiko Kitagawa, very commonly known as Sailor Mars in the live action series of Sailor Moon, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (PGSM), is a seventeen magazine model turned actress and singer. Born on August 22nd 1986 in Hyogo Perfecture, Japan, Keiko has a lived an unexpected life. From growing up in Kobe...
“ After the Flowers (2010) ” - katka50
 
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Ye-jin Son
As of her debut in South Korean films, Ye-jin Son became one of the stars of Chungmoore, the Korean Hollywood, notably appearing in the beautiful "Drunk on Women and Poetry" by the master Kwan-taek Im. In "April Snow", directed by Jin-ho Hur (2005), she questioned her pure innocent girl image, playing to perfection an ordinary housewife confronted to tragedy and to an unexpected love story.
“ Lover's Concerto (2002), The Classic (2003) ” - katka50
 
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Ko Shibasaki
Actress, 47 Ronin
Kou Shibasaki was born on the 5th august 1981 in Tokyo, her real name is Yukie Yamamura (Shibasaki Kou it's a main character of her favorite manga). She started her career at 14 when her talent was discovered by a star agent. She has worked in many TV shows and commercials. She's beginning to be more...
“ Ôoku (2010) ” - katka50
 
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Qi Shu
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress. She has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous ("Gorgeous")...
“ Confession of Pain (2006), A b Blood Brthers (2007), Look for a Star (2009)beautiful Life (A Mei Li Ren Sheng, 2011) ” - katka50
 
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“ Ombak Rindu (2011) ” - katka50
 
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“ The Promiese (2007), In the Name of Love (2011) ” - katka50
 
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“ Saigon Love Story (2006), The Rebel (2007) ” - katka50
 
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Priyanka Chopra
Actress, Barfi!
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. 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 Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the USA...
“ Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003),Asambhav (2004),
Aap Ki Khatir(2006), Fashion (2008), What's Your Raashee? (2008), 7 Khoon Maaf (2010), Anjaana Anjaani(2010) ” - katka50
 
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Zarine Khan
Actress, Housefull 2
Khan was born to a Muslim Pathan family in Mumbai. Khan was forced to abandon her education while in college and begin working due to the financial troubles of her family. With no marketable skills to rely on, she tried her hand at modeling. Khan did quite a few small assignments that fetched her enough money to run the house...
“ Veer (2009) ” - katka50
 
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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
“ Dabangg (2010) ” - katka50
 
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Isha Koppikar
Actress, Don
Coming from a Konkani-speaking Mangalorean family of learned academicians, Isha has herself completed a course in Life Sciences from Ruia College, and was born on September 19, 1976 in Bombay, India. She has a younger brother. After completing her college course, she contested the 1995 Miss India contest, and won the Miss Talent crown...
“ Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), 36 China Town (2006),
Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi (2008) ” - katka50
 
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Raima Sen
Actress, Parineeta
“ Anuranan (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) ” - katka50
 
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Radhika Apte
Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress born in Pune,Maharashtra,India. She is an Economics graduate from Fergusson College, Pune. She is associated with Mohit Takalkar's theatre troupe 'Aasakta' in her hometown. She is the daughter of Pune's leading neurosurgeons Dr Charu Apte. She played the role of Brinda Roy Menon...
“ Antaheen (2009), I Am (2011) ” - katka50
 
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Freida Pinto
Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombai (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 before...
“ Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Miral (2010) ” - katka50
 
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Iman Ali
Iman Ali is a Pakistani actress and model. She is the daughter of television/film actor Abid Ali and his first wife Humaira Ali. She has two sisters, one younger and one older, both of whom are also actresses. Ali is known for portraying Anarkali in a seven-minute music video directed by Shoaib Mansoor...
“ Khuda Kay Liye (2007), Bol/Pakistani Movie/ 2011 ” - katka50
 
41.
Leila Hatami
After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering Dee Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. After a pause of a few...
“ Shirin (2008), A separation (2011) ” - katka50
 
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“ The Sea is watching (2002) ” - katka50
 
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Yukie Nakama
Nakama Yukie is a Japanese actress born on October 30, 1979 in Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan. She is one of the rare few young Japanese celebrities that have been able to break free from their teeny-bopper image and emerge as one of the country's most popular and well-respected actresses. She appeared in bit roles until she appeared in "Love & Pop (1998)"...
“ Shinobi (2005), Ôoku (2006) ” - katka50
 
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“ God, Give Me More Time (TV series 1998) ” - katka50
 
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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...
“ Pokiri (2006), Rakhi (2006), Nenu Naa Rakshasi (2011) ” - katka50