Bollywood Actresses 5
More of the beautiful women of Hindi movies with Anushka Sharma, Asin, Genelia, Rekha and more.
Here is my fifth article about the women of Bollywood and Indian Cinema.
Actually it's my sixth article about Bollywood actresses, but since I obviously can't count, I numbered them wrong.
Sorry about that.
Anushka Sharma is a fairly new Bollywood actress.
Anushka wanted to become a supermodel, but her path led her to Bollywood and a lot of attention for her first role.
Since her debut in the 2008 film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, she has gone on to appear in fourteen films.
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Bollywood actress Asin Thottumkal was born on October 26th, 1985, in Kochi, Kerala, India.
In case you're wondering, according to Asin, her name means pure and without blemish. She says that the A in her name comes from the Sanskrit meaning "without", and the Sin comes from English meaning...well.."sin".
Asin made her big screen debut in the 2001 Malayalam film, Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, directed by Sathyan Antikkad.
She was fifteen at the time.
Her next film was 2003's Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, a Tollywood film directed by Puri Jagannadh.
Asin's first Bollywood project was 2008's Ghajini, which. interestingly enough, is a remake of the 2005 Tamil of the same name that also starred Asin.
And Ghajini itself was based on the 2000 Hollywood film, Memento.
For her role in Ghajini, Asin racked up an impressive list of awards. She won the Filmfare Best Hindi Debut Award, the IIFA Best Debut Award, the Star Screen Best Female Newcomer Award, the Stardust Female Superstar of Tomorrow Award and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
So far, Asin has appeared in over fifteen fims including 2009's musical London Dreams and the upcoming Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010).
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Genelia D'Souza was born on August 5th, 1987 in Mumbai, India.
She has appeared not only in Bollywood films, but Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films as well.
And before acting she had an athletic background, being a State level sprinter and a National level Football player.
Her big screen debut was in 2003's Tujhe Meri Kasam, with Shriya Saran and Ritesh Deshmukh (his debut as well).
She followed that up with the Tamil film, Boys, and the Telugu film film Satyam both also in 2003.
So in 2003 she debuted in Bollywood, Tamil and Telugu films.
Since then, Genelia has appeared in over twenty movies and has two (Orange and Hook Ya Crook) scheduled for 2010 release.
Another Bollywood actress with a one word name is Rekha.
Rekha was born Bhanurekha Ganesan, on October 10th, 1954 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Now while I have been very impressed with the workrate of Bollywood actresses, Rekha pretty much blows them all away, having appeared in over 180 films!
Like a few of the other of the actresses I've done entries on, Rekha has appeared in mainstream Indian fims, and art house (or parallel cinema) films.
Rehka's parents were both actors. Her father is Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and her mother is Telugu actress Pushpavalli.
Her first role was as a child in 1966's Rangula Ratnam.
After 35 years in film, Rekha is still making movies, her latest being the 2009 drama Sadiyaan and she is slated to appear in the upcoming Krrish 2 in 2010.
Krrish 2 is the sequel to the successful 2006 Indian superhero science fiction film which in turn was a sequel to the 2003 film Koi... Mil Gaya.
Krrish 2 will mark Rekha's third appearance as Rohit Mehra.
Bollywood actress, film producer and television presenter Juhi Chawla was born on November 13th, 1967 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
Juhi is another winner of the Femina Miss India beauty pageant. She won the title in 1984, and like other winners, moved on to a career in acting.
Her first film was a part in the 1986 film, Sultanat, along with Dharmendra (the father of Esha Deol), Sunny Deol, Sridevi and Karan Kapoor.
She has gone on to appear in over eighty films, including Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malyalam films.
During her career, she has garnered over thirty awards and nominations.
Juhi and her husband industrialist Jai Mehta are co-owners of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders along with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan.
Besides acting, she has produced three films, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Asoka and Chalte Chalte.
Sameera Reddy was born on December 14, 1978 (although the IMDb lists her as born on September 8th, 1982 and her official website doesn't list a date of birth), in Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.
This five foot ten inch beauty has two sisters that are in the public eye as well.
Meghna Reddy is an Indian model and veejay and Sushma Reddy is a model, VJ, and scriptwriter.
Sameera made her acting debut in the 2002 film, Maine Dil Tujhko Diya. Sohail Khan also debuted in that film.
She has followed that with over twenty movies, six scheduled for 2009 release.
Bollywood actress Amrita Arora was born on January 31st, 1981, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Her sister, Malaika Arora Khan, is a model, actress and VJ.
Amirita made her big screen debut in the 2002 film, Kitne Door Kitne Paas, co-starring with Fardeen Khan.
She has made over twenty films including 2009's Kambakth Ishq and Team - The Force.
Amrita has had her share of controversy with films like 2004's Girlfriend (which sparked riots) and 2007's Red: The Dark Side.
As of this entry, Amrita and her husband Shakeel Ladak are expecting a baby.
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