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Film Actresses (Encyclopedia of Bollywood)
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Back of the Book

All humans long to be part of the tinsel world (cinema); and women desire more than men to become actresses before the camera. The presented book is a collection of all famous actresses of Bollywood who gave a new meaning to Indian cinema over the decades.

You can find the names of Devika Rani Roerich, Zubeida, Nimmi and other actresses of the yore who set the ball rolling in Mumbai. You can also find the names of Katrina Kaif, Karishma Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, the current Bollywood beauties, who are carrying forward the old legacy of Indian cinema.

The details of actresses have been collected after painful research. The author, Renu Saran, has done a great job indeed! Our valued readers would be impressed by family details too.

There are nearly 250 pages in this book. The total number of actresses featured in it is 179.

It is a must-read for all Bollywood fans. General readers would also find it an excellent book for entertaining themselves.

 

Introduction

Mumbai Film Industry or 'Bollywood' as it is informally called is one of the busiest film industries of the world. Actresses are one of the major pillars of film making and it is the choice of the actresses that sets the tone for the movie and determines its eventual success or failure.

When we look at the Bollywood film industry, there are certain names which we would not like to forget. Bollywood has produced some of the finest actresses that international cinema has ever witnessed. There have been many actors in the Hindi cinema right from the Black and White era to the present who have captured the hearts of millions of movie lovers with their endearing acting styles.

In olden days Devika Rani Roerich, Suraiya and Zubeida enthralled the audience with their acting. Then came the era when actresses like Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal and Fearless Nadia reigned over silver screen. Then came the time when actresses like Waheeda Rahman, Vyjyantimala, Asha Parekh and Nargis ruled over silver screen.

Other actresses also performed up to their capacity.

Time changed, so did the mood of the cinema. Actresses like SharmilaTagore, Mumtaz and Hema Malini entered the scene with their own qualities and mannerism and became superhit heroines in Bollywood. The beauty of Hema Malini fetched the title 'Dream Girl' for her. Time by time actresses from south also made their entry to Bollywood.

In late 80s and early 90s the mood again changed and it was Sridevi, Jayaprada and Madhuri Dixit who dominated the screen.

Lately came the entire new generation of heroines who crowned as beauty queens-Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Diya Mirza are the front runners.

Lalita Pawar, Manorama, Shashikala and Bindu etc set new trends as vamps while Uma Devi (Tun Tun), Aruna Irani took comedy to new heights.

Achala Sachdev, Zohra Sehgal, Dina Pathak, Nirupa Roy Kiron Kher and many other ladies performed as character artists. Combined with the other stars they give Bollywood the status of an industry.

In this book, I have tried my best to provide readers the latest, up-to-date and authentic information about most of the known and lesser known actresses of Bollywood. Also in the book are many of the actresses of bygone era the present generation is not familiar with.

This is not just a book but a research work. The sources of information are different-newspapers, magazines, film posters, friends and relatives, persons close to film industry and certainly the Internet.

If learned readers find any type of factual mistakes they are welcome to bring the same to mine or the publisher's notice. The mistakes will get corrected in the upcoming editions of the book.

Lastly, if readers have any information about any of the actress not covered in this book are invited to send the relevant information direct to the publisher. We will try to incorporate them at appropriate time.

So, let's enter into the colourful world of Bollywood actresses.

Contents

 

1 Achala Sachdeva 9
2 Aditi Govitrikar 9
3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 10
4 Amir Banu 12
5 Amrita Rao 13
6 Amrita Singh 13
7 Amisha Patel 14
8 Anita Gahu 16
9 Anupama Varma 17
10 Anju Mahendru 19
11 Anushka Sharma 20
12 Aparna Sen 21
13 Archana Puran Singh 23
14 Aruna Irani 24
15 Asha Parekh 26
16 Asha Sachdeva 28
17 Asin 29
18 Ayesha Jhulka 30
19 Ayesha Takiya 32
20 Babita 33
21 Begum Para 34
22 Bina Rai 35
23 Bindiya Gosvami 36
24 Bindu 37
25 Bipasha Basu 38
26 Celina Jaitely 40
27 Cockoo 41
28 Deepika Padukone 41
29 Deepti Naval 43
30 Devika Rani Roerich 44
31 Dimple kapadia 45
32 Dina Pathak 46
33 Diya Mirza 48
34 Divya Bharti 49
35 Durga Khote 50
36 Esha Deol 52
37 Farha 53
38 Farida Jalal 54
39 Farida Pinto 55
40 Geeta Bali 56
41 Gohar 58
42 Gracy Singh 58
43 Hansika Motwani 59
44 Helen 60
45 Hema Malini 62
46 Ila Arun 64
47 Jaddanbai 65
48 Jaya Bachchan 66
49 Jayaprada 67
50 Juhi Chawla 69
51 Kaajal Kiran 70
52 Kajol 71
53 Kalpana Kartik 73
54 Kamini Kaushal 73
55 Kangana Ranaut 75
56 Kanan Devi 76
57 Kareena Kapoor 78
58 Karishma Kapoor 80
59 Katrina Kaif 82
60 Khursheed 84
61 Kimi Katker 84
62 Kiron Kher 85
63 Khuerheed 86
64 Konkona Sen Sharma 87
65 Lalita Pawar 89
66 Leela Dutta 91
67 Lara Chitnis 92
68 Leela Mishra 94
69 Leena Chandavarkar 94
70 Lisa Ray 95
71 Madhubala 96
72 Madhoo 98
73 Madhuri Dixit 99
74 Madhavi 101
75 Mahima Chaudhary 102
76 Mala Sinha 103
77 Malaika Arora Khan 104
78 Malika Sherawat 105
79 Mandakini 107
80 Mandira Bedi 107
81 Manisha Koirela 108
82 Manorama 110
83 Mamta Kulkarni 110
84 Maushumi Chattarjee 111
85 Meena Kumari 112
86 Meena Shorey 115
87 Minakshi Sheshadri 117
88 Minissha Lamba 117
89 Moon Moon Sen 118
90 Mumtaz 120
91 Nadia 121
92 Nadira 123
93 Nagma 124
94 Nalini Jayant 125
95 Nanda 127
96 Nandita Das 128
97 Nargis 129
98 Naseem Banu 131
99 Navneet Nishan 133
100 Neelam Kothari 133
101 Neena Gupta 135
102 Neetu Singh 136
103 Neha Dhupia 137
104 Nimmi 138
105 Nirupa Roy 139
106 Noor Jehan 142
107 Nutan 144
108 Parveen Bobi 145
109 Padmini 147
110 Padmini Kolhapure 148
111 Pallavi Joshi 150
112 Pooja Batra 151
113 Pooja Bedi 152
114 Pooja Bhatt 153
115 Poonam Dhillon 154
116 Preity Zinta 156
117 Priya Rajvansh 157
118 Priyanka Chopra 159
119 Rajshree 160
120 Rakhee 161
121 Rakhi Sawant 163
122 Rameshwari 164
123 Rani Mukharjee 165
124 Ranjeeta 166
125 Rati Agnihotri 167
126 Ratna Pathak 169
127 Raveena Tandon 169
128 Reena Lagoo 171
129 Reena Roy 172
130 Rekha 174
131 Renuka Shahane 177
132 Rita Bhaduri 178
133 Rohini Hattangadi 178
134 Sadhana 180
135 Saira Bano 182
136 Sangeeta Bijlani 183
137 Sardar Akhtar 184
138 Seema Biswas 185
139 Shabana Azmi 186
140 Shakuntala Paranjpye 188
141 Shanta Apte 190
142 Sharmila Tagore 191
143 Shashikala 193
144 Shilpa Shetty 195
145 Shilpa Shirodkar 197
146 Shobhana Samarth 197
147 Shyama 199
148 Simi Garewal 200
149 Smita Jaykar 201
150 Smita Patil 202
151 Snehprabha Pradhan 204
152 Soha Ali Khan 206
153 Sonali Bendre 207
154 Sonam Kapoor 208
155 Sridevi 209
156 Suchitra Sen 211
157 Sulakshana Pandit 212
158 Sulochana (Ruby Myers) 213
159 Supriya Pathak 215
160 Suraiya 215
161 Sushmita Sen 217
162 Swarnalata 218
163 Tabu 219
164 Tanuja 221
165 Tina Munim 222
166 Twinkle Khanna 223
167 Tun Tun 224
168 Urmila Matondkar 226
169 Usha Kiran 227
170 Vyjayantimala 228
171 Vanmala 230
172 Vidya Balan 231
173 Vidya Sinha 232
174 Waheeda Rehman 233
175 Yogita Bali 236
176 Zarina Wahab 237
177 Zeenat Aman 237
178 Zohra Sehgal 240
179 Zubeida 244

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Film Actresses (Encyclopedia of Bollywood)

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Back of the Book

All humans long to be part of the tinsel world (cinema); and women desire more than men to become actresses before the camera. The presented book is a collection of all famous actresses of Bollywood who gave a new meaning to Indian cinema over the decades.

You can find the names of Devika Rani Roerich, Zubeida, Nimmi and other actresses of the yore who set the ball rolling in Mumbai. You can also find the names of Katrina Kaif, Karishma Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, the current Bollywood beauties, who are carrying forward the old legacy of Indian cinema.

The details of actresses have been collected after painful research. The author, Renu Saran, has done a great job indeed! Our valued readers would be impressed by family details too.

There are nearly 250 pages in this book. The total number of actresses featured in it is 179.

It is a must-read for all Bollywood fans. General readers would also find it an excellent book for entertaining themselves.

 

Introduction

Mumbai Film Industry or 'Bollywood' as it is informally called is one of the busiest film industries of the world. Actresses are one of the major pillars of film making and it is the choice of the actresses that sets the tone for the movie and determines its eventual success or failure.

When we look at the Bollywood film industry, there are certain names which we would not like to forget. Bollywood has produced some of the finest actresses that international cinema has ever witnessed. There have been many actors in the Hindi cinema right from the Black and White era to the present who have captured the hearts of millions of movie lovers with their endearing acting styles.

In olden days Devika Rani Roerich, Suraiya and Zubeida enthralled the audience with their acting. Then came the era when actresses like Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal and Fearless Nadia reigned over silver screen. Then came the time when actresses like Waheeda Rahman, Vyjyantimala, Asha Parekh and Nargis ruled over silver screen.

Other actresses also performed up to their capacity.

Time changed, so did the mood of the cinema. Actresses like SharmilaTagore, Mumtaz and Hema Malini entered the scene with their own qualities and mannerism and became superhit heroines in Bollywood. The beauty of Hema Malini fetched the title 'Dream Girl' for her. Time by time actresses from south also made their entry to Bollywood.

In late 80s and early 90s the mood again changed and it was Sridevi, Jayaprada and Madhuri Dixit who dominated the screen.

Lately came the entire new generation of heroines who crowned as beauty queens-Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Diya Mirza are the front runners.

Lalita Pawar, Manorama, Shashikala and Bindu etc set new trends as vamps while Uma Devi (Tun Tun), Aruna Irani took comedy to new heights.

Achala Sachdev, Zohra Sehgal, Dina Pathak, Nirupa Roy Kiron Kher and many other ladies performed as character artists. Combined with the other stars they give Bollywood the status of an industry.

In this book, I have tried my best to provide readers the latest, up-to-date and authentic information about most of the known and lesser known actresses of Bollywood. Also in the book are many of the actresses of bygone era the present generation is not familiar with.

This is not just a book but a research work. The sources of information are different-newspapers, magazines, film posters, friends and relatives, persons close to film industry and certainly the Internet.

If learned readers find any type of factual mistakes they are welcome to bring the same to mine or the publisher's notice. The mistakes will get corrected in the upcoming editions of the book.

Lastly, if readers have any information about any of the actress not covered in this book are invited to send the relevant information direct to the publisher. We will try to incorporate them at appropriate time.

So, let's enter into the colourful world of Bollywood actresses.

Contents

 

1 Achala Sachdeva 9
2 Aditi Govitrikar 9
3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 10
4 Amir Banu 12
5 Amrita Rao 13
6 Amrita Singh 13
7 Amisha Patel 14
8 Anita Gahu 16
9 Anupama Varma 17
10 Anju Mahendru 19
11 Anushka Sharma 20
12 Aparna Sen 21
13 Archana Puran Singh 23
14 Aruna Irani 24
15 Asha Parekh 26
16 Asha Sachdeva 28
17 Asin 29
18 Ayesha Jhulka 30
19 Ayesha Takiya 32
20 Babita 33
21 Begum Para 34
22 Bina Rai 35
23 Bindiya Gosvami 36
24 Bindu 37
25 Bipasha Basu 38
26 Celina Jaitely 40
27 Cockoo 41
28 Deepika Padukone 41
29 Deepti Naval 43
30 Devika Rani Roerich 44
31 Dimple kapadia 45
32 Dina Pathak 46
33 Diya Mirza 48
34 Divya Bharti 49
35 Durga Khote 50
36 Esha Deol 52
37 Farha 53
38 Farida Jalal 54
39 Farida Pinto 55
40 Geeta Bali 56
41 Gohar 58
42 Gracy Singh 58
43 Hansika Motwani 59
44 Helen 60
45 Hema Malini 62
46 Ila Arun 64
47 Jaddanbai 65
48 Jaya Bachchan 66
49 Jayaprada 67
50 Juhi Chawla 69
51 Kaajal Kiran 70
52 Kajol 71
53 Kalpana Kartik 73
54 Kamini Kaushal 73
55 Kangana Ranaut 75
56 Kanan Devi 76
57 Kareena Kapoor 78
58 Karishma Kapoor 80
59 Katrina Kaif 82
60 Khursheed 84
61 Kimi Katker 84
62 Kiron Kher 85
63 Khuerheed 86
64 Konkona Sen Sharma 87
65 Lalita Pawar 89
66 Leela Dutta 91
67 Lara Chitnis 92
68 Leela Mishra 94
69 Leena Chandavarkar 94
70 Lisa Ray 95
71 Madhubala 96
72 Madhoo 98
73 Madhuri Dixit 99
74 Madhavi 101
75 Mahima Chaudhary 102
76 Mala Sinha 103
77 Malaika Arora Khan 104
78 Malika Sherawat 105
79 Mandakini 107
80 Mandira Bedi 107
81 Manisha Koirela 108
82 Manorama 110
83 Mamta Kulkarni 110
84 Maushumi Chattarjee 111
85 Meena Kumari 112
86 Meena Shorey 115
87 Minakshi Sheshadri 117
88 Minissha Lamba 117
89 Moon Moon Sen 118
90 Mumtaz 120
91 Nadia 121
92 Nadira 123
93 Nagma 124
94 Nalini Jayant 125
95 Nanda 127
96 Nandita Das 128
97 Nargis 129
98 Naseem Banu 131
99 Navneet Nishan 133
100 Neelam Kothari 133
101 Neena Gupta 135
102 Neetu Singh 136
103 Neha Dhupia 137
104 Nimmi 138
105 Nirupa Roy 139
106 Noor Jehan 142
107 Nutan 144
108 Parveen Bobi 145
109 Padmini 147
110 Padmini Kolhapure 148
111 Pallavi Joshi 150
112 Pooja Batra 151
113 Pooja Bedi 152
114 Pooja Bhatt 153
115 Poonam Dhillon 154
116 Preity Zinta 156
117 Priya Rajvansh 157
118 Priyanka Chopra 159
119 Rajshree 160
120 Rakhee 161
121 Rakhi Sawant 163
122 Rameshwari 164
123 Rani Mukharjee 165
124 Ranjeeta 166
125 Rati Agnihotri 167
126 Ratna Pathak 169
127 Raveena Tandon 169
128 Reena Lagoo 171
129 Reena Roy 172
130 Rekha 174
131 Renuka Shahane 177
132 Rita Bhaduri 178
133 Rohini Hattangadi 178
134 Sadhana 180
135 Saira Bano 182
136 Sangeeta Bijlani 183
137 Sardar Akhtar 184
138 Seema Biswas 185
139 Shabana Azmi 186
140 Shakuntala Paranjpye 188
141 Shanta Apte 190
142 Sharmila Tagore 191
143 Shashikala 193
144 Shilpa Shetty 195
145 Shilpa Shirodkar 197
146 Shobhana Samarth 197
147 Shyama 199
148 Simi Garewal 200
149 Smita Jaykar 201
150 Smita Patil 202
151 Snehprabha Pradhan 204
152 Soha Ali Khan 206
153 Sonali Bendre 207
154 Sonam Kapoor 208
155 Sridevi 209
156 Suchitra Sen 211
157 Sulakshana Pandit 212
158 Sulochana (Ruby Myers) 213
159 Supriya Pathak 215
160 Suraiya 215
161 Sushmita Sen 217
162 Swarnalata 218
163 Tabu 219
164 Tanuja 221
165 Tina Munim 222
166 Twinkle Khanna 223
167 Tun Tun 224
168 Urmila Matondkar 226
169 Usha Kiran 227
170 Vyjayantimala 228
171 Vanmala 230
172 Vidya Balan 231
173 Vidya Sinha 232
174 Waheeda Rehman 233
175 Yogita Bali 236
176 Zarina Wahab 237
177 Zeenat Aman 237
178 Zohra Sehgal 240
179 Zubeida 244

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