Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Successful Bollywood Actresses 2017. Bollywood is the biggest film industry in Asia and the second largest in the world. Just like the famous actresses of Hollywood, these Bollywood actresses have taken the world by storm. Most of these starlettes have earned their international popularity by their amazing beauty and charismatic charm; others have made their mark in American film and television. Many have come from a family of well-known names in the Bollywood film industry, while others have come out-of-nowhere. Known for their brains, beauty and caring hearts, these actresses of Bollywood have worked hard to make a name for themselves not just on a national level, but international as well. Here are the Top 10 Most Successful Bollywood Actresses in 2017.
List of Top 10 Most Successful Bollywood Actresses in 2017
10) Jacqueline Fernandez
Since 2009, Jacqueline Fernandez has been driving and pushing herself to become a successful Bollywood actresses 2017. She was born June 2nd, 1985 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Jacqueline was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Sydney in Australia. There she pursued a degree in Media and Communications. After winning Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Universe in 2006, she entered the world of television. She was an anchor on “Lanka Business Report.” Jacqueline got her first film break thanks to director Sujoy Ghosh. In 2009, he directed Jacqueline in the movie Aladin in which she portrayed Jasmine. The film won her the International Indian Film Academy’s Best Female Debut Award.
9) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
With her hypnotic blue-green eyes, Aishwarya is no doubt an Indian Beauty. In fact, for the last decade she has been known as the Queen of Beauty. Ash was crowned Miss India runner-up in 1994 and won the Miss World Title the same year. This sent her modeling into the fast lane where she landed a Pepsi ad, an L’Oreal international ambassador, as well as appearing in the famous Vogue Magazine. Her debut in Bollywood started just as fast; premiering in two films in 1997, “The Duo” and “…Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.” While her performance in “The Duo” gave her critical acclaim, “….Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” won her the Best Actress Debut Award. She became the first Indian female to be immortalized in the world-famous Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
8) Alia Bhatt
It is no surprise that Alia Bhatt has talent, even at her young age. She is the daughter of director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt and actress and director Soni Razdan. In fact, most of her entire family is involved with Bollywood in some fashion. Born March 15th, 1993, she is one of the youngest Indian actresses with some of the greatest talent. Her film debut was actually in 1999’s “Sangharsh.” Her first lead role was in 2012’s “Student of the Year.” She received a lot of recognition for her 2014 film, “Highway”. Alia won Best Actress, Superstar of Tomorrow and Ms. Game-Changer; that honor is bestowed upon an actress who has made massive strides during their career year.
7) Anushka Sharma
Being apart of the Generation Y that is taking Bollywood by storm, Anuksha Sharma is one of the youngest and most successful Bollywood actresses. She was born May 1st, 1988 in Bangalore. Anuksha had studied in the Arts, but loved fashion and modeling; becoming a successful runway model at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2007. When she moved to Bombay to further her modeling career, she was picked up by Yash Raj Films. Her first acting role was in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” in 2008 starring opposite Bollywood heart throb, Shahrukh Khan. The film as well as her performance was a huge success. Her second film, “Badmaash Company” showed the critics that she could break out and play feisty and independent roles as well.
6) Kangan Ranaut
Kangan Ranaut was born on March 23, 1987. As a young girl, she was a hard studier mainly because her and her family wanted her to become a doctor. While studying at the Science College in Silma, Kangan enrolled in the Elite School of Modeling. She began to try some acting at the same time as well with the Smita Theater Group as well as training as a dancer. With her new passion for the arts, Kangan decided to move to Bombay to try to make it in Bollywood. She was unsuccessful until her big break when she received the lead role in the 2006 film, “Gangster.” Kangan’s portrayal in dramas has won her two National Film awards for Best Actress in 2015 and 2016.
5) Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha didn’t make it to Bollywood as an actress at first; she was a costume designer. Born July 2, 1982, Sonakshi is the daughter of legendary actor Shatrughan Sinha. Her big break as a Bollywood actress came thanks to Salman Khan for casting her in the 2010 thriller, “Dabangg.” For her role she received the Bests Actress Debut Award from Filmfare. This year with the success of her film, “Akira”, her upcoming film, “Force 2”, and her relationship with Bunty Sajdeh, she has now become the most sensational celebrity of 2016 in Indian Cyber Space. The sky is the limit for this hot new Bollywood actress. She is one of Top 10 Most Successful Bollywood Actresses 2017.
4) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka was born July 18th, 1982. Though both her parents were physicians in the Army, she wanted to become an engineer or a criminal psychologist. Her stunning looks led her to become Miss World in 2000. Her big break in Bollywood came with the 2003 film the “Hero: Love Story of a Spy”. The film won her the Filmfare award for Best Female Actress Debut. In 2015, Priyanka received a leading role in the American TV show, “Quantico”. Not only was she the first South Asian to ever receive a leading role in a prime-time slot, she is also the first Bollywood actress to do so.
3) Katrina Kaif
British Indian actress, Katrina Kaif, was born July 16th, 1983 in Hong Kong. Her unique blend of Caucasian and Indian has made her a nearly flawless beauty. Her tall and slim build with those perfect curves led her into an amazing modeling career that made her famous worldwide. She loved the Indian culture of her father’s side, so she decided to head to Bollywood. Her debut film was “Boom” in 2003. Since then, Katrina has earned multiple awards including three Entertainer of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012 as well as back to back International Icon Awards from the Zee Cine Awards.
2) Kareena Kapoor Khan
Daughter of actor Randhir Kapoor and actress Babita and sister to actress Karishma Kapoor, it seemed Kareena was born for Bollywood stardom. Her premiere film was “Refugee” in 2000. It wasn’t until her portrayal of Geet Kaur Dhillon in “Jab We Met” in 2007 where her career really took off. She won a total of five Best Actress award for “Jab We Met.” Since then she has earned multiple awards and nominations. She also has earned 8 to 9 crore for each film. (That’s around 80 to 90 million USD.) She has easily transitioned from one genre to another. Her flexibility and acting family genes has kept her in the limelight as one of the most successful Bollywood Actresses.
1) Deepika Padukone
It’s not just her charming smile or her sensational beauty that has made Deepika one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood; it is also her amazing growth as an actress. Born on January 5th, 1986, Deepika was once a professional badminton player who turned fashion model before setting her sights on the lights of Bollywood. Her big break came in the film “Om Shanti Om”. She portrayed two roles in the film, which led her to winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Each film that Deepika is in, she tries to capture the truth and realness of each character she plays. Her drive has led her to become not only the most popular actress in Bollywood, but also the highest paid receiving 8-9 crore for each film.
These are the Top 10 Most Successful Bollywood Actresses 2017. The drive of these actresses is something to strive for even for the actresses of Hollywood. With millions of fans around the Globe, these Bollywood actresses are becoming internationally known. With this kind of talent, Bollywood is hear to stay and will continue to grow in leaps and bounds as a prestigious industry of film.