1. KATRINA KAIF
Katrina Kaif born Katrina Turquotte on 16 July 1983 is a British-Indian film actress and model. She has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films but primarily known for her work in Bollywood films. In addition to being one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses, she is known as one of India’s most attractive celebrities by the media. During a London show filmmaker Kaizad Gustad cast her in Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure. Filmmakers were hesitant to cast her due to her poor command of Hindi. After appearing in the successful Telugu film Malliswari (2004), Kaif earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2007). She followed with a series of box-office hits.
Kaif’s performance in the 2009 terrorism drama New York was better received, earning her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. She then had prominent roles in films such as Raajneeti (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). In 2013, Kaif appeared briefly in the action thriller Dhoom 3, the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, she has established herself as a commercially successful actress of Hindi cinema. In addition to acting, she is involved with her mother’s charity and participates in stage shows.
According to an India Today article, despite her dissimilarity to a conventional Bollywood heroine Kaif “turned every adversity into opportunity and climbed the slippery pole of stardom”.She was ranked ninth on Forbes ’ list of India’s best-known entertainers with an estimated annual income of INR637.5 million (US$10 million).
2. DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Deepika Padukone born on 5 January 1986 is an Indian film actress and model.She has established a successful career in Bollywood films. Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film Aishwarya.She then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut., she was named “India’s Most Beautiful Woman” by the Indian edition of People magazine.She was ranked first on The Times of India ’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2012 and 2013, after being ranked third and fourth, respectively, for the preceding two years.In 2010 and 2014, she was named the “World’s Sexiest Woman” by the Indian edition.
- ALIA BHATT
Alia Bhatt born on 15 March 1993 is an Indian actress and singer who appears in Bollywood films.The daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. She made her acting debut with Karan Johar’s romantic drama Student of the Year (2012). She subsequently garnered praise for her performances in Imtiaz Ali’s road movie Highway (2014) and the romantic drama 2 States (2014). In 2014, Daily News and Analysis mentioned her as one of the most promising newcomers in Bollywood.In 2013she was: Times of India’s Most Desirable Woman of 2012 and also Most Promising Female Newcomer by Times of India’s Hotlist 2012.
- PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Priyanka Chopra born on 18 July 1982 is an Indian film actress and singer, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. Through her successful film career,she has become one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular celebrities in India. She has received numerous awards and nominations, including a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories. In 2000, her mother entered her into the Femina Miss India contest, in which she finished second and took the Miss India World title.She was then entered into the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania, becoming the fifth Indian to win the competition. She began writing an opinion column, “The Priyanka Chopra Column”, for the Hindustan Times in 2009. She said after her first year of writing: “I’m a private person and never thought that I could express my feelings. But strangely enough, whenever I sat down to write this column, my inner most thoughts came to the fore.” As of 2012, Chopra was still writing sporadically for newspapers. In August 2012 she wrote a column published in The Times of India titled “No woman in Mumbai feels safe any longer”, discussing the murder of 25-year-old Pallavi Purkayastha, whom she met while working on Don. In the article, Chopra expressed her views about the safety of women in cities.
- AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
Aishwarya Rai born on 1 November 1973, also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian film actress and model. She has received several awards and nominations, including two Filmfare Awards, and was awarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009, and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012. She is often cited in the media as the “most beautiful woman in the world”.She was the first runner-up of the Miss India pageant, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994..Aishwarya is a UN Microcredit Spokesperson .She supports PETA India. She pledged to donate her eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India, and appeared in a public awareness film on eye donation. In December 2010 she was declared the “Actress of the Decade” at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards. In March 2011 she was honored by Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa at World Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) for her contributions to the arts. Later that month she was presented with the “Decade of Global Achievement Honour” by FICCI. In 2012, she finally accepted the second-highest Order of France, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
- KAREENA KAPOOR
Kareena Kapoor born on 21 September 1980, also known as Kareena Kapoor Khan, is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from contemporary romantic comedies to crime dramas,she h
as received six Filmfare Award.For her role in Refugee, Kapoor was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut in 2000. She won the Filmfare Award for Special Performance for Chameli (2003), and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for Dev (2004) and Omkara (2006). She received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Jab We Met (2007) and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for We Are Family (2010).
7. ANUSHKA SHARMA
Anushka Sharma born on 1 May 1988 is an Indian film actress, producer and former model. In 2008, she was signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films and consequently made her acting debut in Chopra’s drama Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She received critical acclaim for her role as an ambitious wedding planner in the 2010 romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat.Both films earned her Best Actress nominations at the Filmfare Awards ceremony. She played a supporting role in the 2012 romantic drama Jab Tak Hai Jaan, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Due to these prime achievements, Sharma has been cited in the media as one of the most promising new actresses of Hindi cinema.2012 – Hello! Hall of Fame Awards: Face of the Year.In 2013 – Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards.2013 – HiFlyers Online Poll Awards – Popular Actress of 2012.Presently she is in relationship with the indian cricketer,Virat Kohli.
- SHRADDHA KAPOOR
Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress and singer who appears in Bollywood films. The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti, and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). She received a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination for her breakthrough role in the highly successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013), and subsequently featured in the commercially successful thriller Ek Villain (2014) and the critically acclaimed drama Haider (2014).She is the brand ambassador of several products including Lakmé, Wella, Vaseline, Gitanjali and Titan. In 2013, Bollywood Hungama, called her “one of the most wanted names” in the advertising industry.In late 2013, a poll conducted by FHM
India ranked her #5 on ″100 Sexiest Women In The World”2013.
- SONAKSHI SINHA
Sonakshi Sinha born on 02 June 1987 is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood. The daughter of actors Shatrughan and Poonam, she began her career in film as a costume designer. She made her acting debut as Salman Khan’s leading lady in the highly successful action-drama Dabangg (2010), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.She is an expert in classical dance too , especially Mohiniyattam and Kathakali.
She has played the romantic interest of the male protagonists in several top-grossing action-dramas, including Rowdy Rathore (2012), Son of Sardaar (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012) and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014). She received critical praise for her portrayal of a woman suffering from tuberculosis in the romantic drama Lootera (2013), for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Sonakshi Sinha is a professed animal lover, and she had posed for a PETA campaign advocating the adoption and sterilization of dogs and cats.
- SONAM KAPOOR
Sonam Kapoor born on 9 June 1985 is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.The daughter of actor Anil Kapoor began her career in film by assisting the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his 2005 drama film Black. She made her acting debut in 2007 with Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Though unsuccessful at the box office, Kapoor’s performance earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She then featured in the political drama Delhi-6 (2009), and had her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010). Kapoor garnered praise and earned several Best Actress nominations (including at Filmfare) for portraying a leading role in the romantic drama Raanjhanaa (2013). She also featured briefly in the highly successful biographical sports film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), and played a leading role in the romantic comedy Khoobsurat (2014).
Alongside her acting career, she is a celebrity endorser for several brands and products. She is particularly known in the media for her outspoken personality, and is cited as one of the most fashionable Indian celebrities. In 2009, she participated in the International Indian Film Academy Awards charity fashion show. In 2012, she asked her fans to donate to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation on the occasion of her birthday; they also collaborated to create an awareness for breast cancer.
She is the celebrity endorser for such brands as Electrolux, Lux, Colgate, Signature and Mont Blanc. She has also featured in a diamond jewellery print commercial for the Jewellery Export Promotion Council. She is the Indian ambassador for the international cosmetic brand L’Oreal.In 2014, Kapoor was signed on as the celebrity endorser for Oppo Mobile, for which she was paid approximately INR30 million (US$490,000), making her one of the highest paid celebrities for endorsements in India.
This Ranking is based on Google Trends Top Chart released by Google on the basis of most searched actresses for the year 2014.
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