bollywoodby deepp-blue-sea | created - 15 Dec 2013 | updated - 15 Dec 2013 | Public
Actress | Rockstar
Aditi Rao Hydari was born in 1986 in Hyderabad, from two royal lineages, that of Sir Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao the erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy.
A classical Bharatanatyam dancer, she made her acting debut with Sharada Ramanathan's acclaimed film Sringaram and rose to fame after her ...
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 ...
9. Tara Sharma
Actress | Khosla Ka Ghosla!
Tara Sharma was born on January 11, 1977 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006), The Other End of the Line (2008) and Mr Prime Minister (2005). She has been married to Roopak Saluja since November 27, 2007. They have two children.
10. Pallavi Sharda
Actress | Lion
Pallavi Sharda is an international film and theatre actress and classical Indian (Bharatha Natyam) dancer. Her film credits include Oscar nominated film 'Lion' (2016), Bollywood films 'Begum Jaan' (2017) and 'Hawaizaada' (2015) and comedy Australian film 'Save Your Legs'. She joins the lead cast in...
13. Puja Gupta
Actress | Go Goa Gone
The effervescent Puja Gupta stepped in the entertainment world with the crown of Miss India Universe in 2007. She later went to Mexico and represented India in Miss Universe 2007 and placed in the top ten, finishing in 6th place.
She defines herself as an independent soul who believes in herself.
15. Kashmira Shah
Actress | Jungle
A former model and beauty queen (both as Miss University World and Miss India talent winner), Shah has acted on the big screen and on stage for over eight years, fast becoming a household name in India. She is best known for her roles in such hits as Yes Boss and Jungle, as well as for her ...
16. 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. ...
17. Shama Sikander
Actress | Mann
Shama Sikander was born on August 4th, 1981 in Makrana, Rajasthan. Her birth name is Shama Gesawat. Her father is Sikander Ali Gesawat, and mother is Gulshan Sikander Ali Gesawat. Shama has two brothers, Rizwan and Khalid, and one sister named Salma. In 1991, she came to Mumbai to try her luck in ...
20. Zarine Khan
Actress | Veer
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 ...
25. 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 ...
26. 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 ...
28. Kriti Sanon
Actress | 1 - Nenokkadine
Kriti Sanon was born in New Delhi, India to Rahul Sanon, a Chartered Accountant, and Geeta Sanon, an Associate Professor at Delhi University. She has one sibling, Nupur. Sanon did her schooling from Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi and completed Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and ...
29. Aarti Chhabria
Director | Mumbai Varanasi Express
Aarti Chabria began modeling at 3 years of age. She was the Farex Baby, and appeared in over 300 commercials including Maggi Noodles, Pepsodent tooth paste, Clean and Clear face wash, Amul Frostick ice cream, LML Trendy Scooter, Krack Cream.
After completing her education, Chabria shot to fame when ...
31. 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 ...
33. Tanushree Dutta
Actress | Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets
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 introverted. Her father Tapan was an employee of the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Her mother is a ...
34. Hansika Motwani
Actress | Mappillai
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 ...
40. 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, ...
41. Minissha Lamba
Actress | ...Yahaan
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....
45. Meghna Naidu
Actress | Mashooka
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...
46. Nauheed Cyrusi
Actress | Kurbaan
Nauheed Cyrusi was born in Bombay, India. Her name means 'Venus'; she has a sister, a dog named Satch, and comes from a non-filmy background. The Cyrusi family live near Podar College, South Mumbai.
After completing her Secondary School Certificate from J.B. Vacha School, she enrolled at Sind ...
47. 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 ...
48. Amy Jackson
Actress | i
Amy Jackson is a British actress who began her acting career in India.
Amy became a household name after movies such as 'I', 'Singh is Bling' and 'Theri'.
Jackson's career prospects continue to grow with her first Hollywood role as Saturn Girl in season 3 of The CW's superhero series Supergirl (2017)...
49. Mahie Gill
Actress | Dev.D
Mahie Gill was born in Chandigarh, Punjab. She has completed her Masters in theater from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998. Mahi got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre. Anurag saw her first in a party and ...
53. 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 ...
54. Sarah-Jane Dias
Actress | Happy New Year
Dias was born to Eustace Dias, a marketing manager with Oilfields Supply Centre in Muscat, and Yolanda Dias. She has a sister, Elena-Rose Dias. She did her schooling up to Class X at the Indian School Wadi Kabir and the remaining two years at the Indian School Muscat and then went to Mumbai's ...
55. Lisa Haydon
Actress | Queen
Lisa Haydon is a model-turned-actress. Born to an Indian father and Australian mother.
Lisa was born in Chennai and has lived in Australia, India and the US. She started modelling at the age of 19 in Australia and then she moved to India in 2007 at the age of 21.
Ever since, she has walked the ramp ...
56. Tamannaah Bhatia
Actress | Bahubali: The Beginning
Tamanna Bhatia is an Indian film actress born in Mumbai, India. She made her acting debut in 2005 with Hindi film Chand Sa Roshan Chehra (2005).
Also in 2005, she made her Telugu debut with movie Sree (2005). In 2006, she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi (2006). In 2007, she starred in two ...
58. Vaani Kapoor
Actress | Shuddh Desi Romance
Vaani Kapoor(born August 23, 1988) is an Indian actress marked her debut in (2013) film's Shuddh Desi Romance. She has signed a three movie deal with Yash Raj Films, She is slated to act in the Tamil/Telugu remake of Band Baaja Baraat.
She graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, and ...
59. Sameera Reddy
Actress | Race
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...
60. 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 ...
61. 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 ...
63. 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 ...
67. Preity Zinta
Actress | Veer-Zaara
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...
68. Kalki Koechlin
Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Kalki Koechlin was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry. Her parents had come to India as hippies in the 1970s and settled there after they fell in love with the country. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo.
Kalki was studying in Ooty when her parents insisted that she ...
69. Sonal Chauhan
Actress | 3G - A Killer Connection
Sonal Singh Chauhan, an Indian fashion model and actress.
She was born in a Rajput family, originally hailing from the state of Uttar Pradesh(UP) - India.
Her father is a Police Inspector, and she has one elder brother and two younger sisters. She studied at Delhi Public School, Noida and then ...
70. Kainaat Arora
Actress | Mankatha
Kainaat Arora (born December 02, 1982) is an Indian model turned actress who is making her Debut in Bollywood comedy film, Grand Masti. Kainaat has also done special appearances and item songs in Mankatha and Khatta Meetha. She appeared in a Malayalam film song and is going to be seen in an item ...
71. Humaima Malik
Actress | Bol
Humaima Malick was born on the 18th of November, 1987, in Quetta. She was discovered at the tender age of fourteen by Saqib Malik, who cast her in a nationwide campaign for Fair&Lovely and Humaima has not looked back since. Humaima rose to fame at a very young age and the stars seemed to be in her ...
72. Kangana Ranaut
Actress | Queen
Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. 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, and she has a brother, Akshit, who is about...
74. Richa Chadha
Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur
Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she also received her training under Barry John
Richa acted in the critically acclaimed movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly, both the movie and her role ...
75. Bruna Abdullah
Actress | I Hate Luv Storys
Bruna Abdullah born (Bruna Abdalah on 24 October 1986), in Porto Alegre, Brazil to an Arabian mother and a Brazilian father, and is the second child of two children. Abdullah never had any intention to make her fortune in India. She came as a tourist, by exploring the country, she found an agency ...
76. 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, ...
77. Chitrangda Singh
Actress | Inkaar
"You have outdone Smita Patil," said Shekhar Kapur, when he saw Chitrangda Singh's performance in her debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003). 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 ...
79. 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 ...
80. 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 ...
85. 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 ...
88. 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 ...
91. 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 ...
92. Huma Qureshi
Actress | Dedh Ishqiya
Huma Qureshi born and raised in Delhi. Her father is a famous restaurant owner called Saleem's a chain of some 10 restaurants in Delhi. Her brother, Saqib Saleem is an actor and acted in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. In year 2011 an announcement was made that Huma would make her Bollywood debut in a ...
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...
98. Shraddha Kapoor
Actress | Aashiqui 2
Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress. Prior to making her cinematic debut, she took up theatre studies at Boston University, but dropped out after her first year to begin her acting career. She made her screen debut in the 2010 drama fictional Teen Patti for which she earned a nomination for ...
100. Nargis Fakhri
Actress | Spy
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...