The Most Popular Bollywood Actresses of 2009

The Most Popular Bollywood Actresses of 2009

Now that 2009 is over, I thought I would post the most popular Bollywood actresses in 2009.
Of course this list isn't about the very best actresses (thought they may very well be the best), but they are the most popular because of internet searches and from my own blog, Women of Bollywood.
A few things about Bollywood that you may not know if it's new to you...
The name Bollywood comes from Bombay (the old name for Mumbai) and Hollywood mixed together.
Many people (including myself) use Bollywood as a catch-all phrase when talking about the cinema of India.
Actually there are several different areas of cinema like Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil among others.
Bollywood surpasses Hollywood in the number of movies made every year.
Bollywood is not only popular in Indian, but in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Somalia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Pacific Islands such as New Guinea.
So now let's get on with the list of the most popular Bollywood actresses in 2009 starting with....

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif

1. Katrina Kaif

Okay, who didn't guess that the lovely Katrina Kaif would be number one?
She starred in four Bollywood movies last year and two of them went on to become two of the highest-grossing Bollywood films in India, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (with Ranbir Kapoor) and De Dana Dan (with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty).
FHM and Maxim voted Katrina India's sexiest woman and Mattel has said their Bollywood Barbie doll will be modeled after her.
Next up for Katrina....four movies for 2010 including Rajneeti, a political thriller with Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai.

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor

2. Kareena Kapoor

The lovely Kareena Kapoor appeared in six films in 2009, and one of them, 3 Idiots, went on to become the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time and the highest grossing Indian film overseas of all time.
In 2009 she was nominated for the International Indian Film Academy Award for Star of the Decade - Female and two awards at the Stardust Awards.
In Filmfare Magazine's 2009 Power List, she was the only woman.
Kareena has five movies scheduled for release in 2010, including Milenge Milenge with Shahid Kapoor (no relation though they did date) Satish Shah, Aarti Chhabria, and Delnaaz Paul.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

3. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra had three movies in 2009, Billu (guest appearance), the critically acclaimed Kaminey and What's Your Raashee? that really didn't do too well.
In 2010, Priyanka will be starring in the computer-animated film, Alibaba Aur 41 Chor as Marjina, along with two more films, Son Of Seetadevi and Kismat Talkies .


4. Asin

Asin starred in the Bollywood musical London Dreams in 2009.
The film wasn't a major hit, getting mixed reviews and doing average box office.
She also appeared in Dashaavtar.
Next up for Asin is Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, with Abhishek Bachchan (the husband of Aishwarya Rai), along with The 19th Step and Aise Ko Taisa.

Indian actress Tabu
Indian actress Tabu

5. Tabu

Although Tabu came in at number five, she is still very popular.
I couldn't find any 2009 films for her, although she did appear on the cover of the January 2009 issue of Vogue India.
But, 2010 looks to be a very busy year with seven films coming out and Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai slated for 2011.

Deepika Padukone - Beautiful Women
Deepika Padukone - Beautiful Women

6. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone had a busy year in 2009, appearing in five movies.
One of them, Chandni Chowk To China was a flop, but managed to garner Deepika a Asian Film Awards nomination for best actress.
Later in the year though, Love Aaj Kal proved to be a hit, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
She has five movies slated for 2010 releases.

Deepika Padukone at Amazon

Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat

7. Mallika Sherawat

Love her or hate her, Mallika Sherawat seemed to be everywhere in 2009.
I'm really surprised she didn't rank higher.
She's been in the US working on Hisss, she was made an honorary Los Angeles resident, she has a very popular Twitter account and her US work visa was recommended by Jackie Chan!
After Hisss is released in 2010, her next big project is Fauj Mein Mauj, about the first woman to join the infantry in India.

Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta

8. Preity Zinta

In 2009, Preity Zinta had Videsh - Heaven on Earth and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (special appearance) released.
2010 will see the release of Har Pal (with Shiney Ahuja, Isha Koppikar and Dharmendra).

Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu

9. Bipasha Basu

The beautiful Bipasha Basu was pretty busy in 2009, with five films released, including the Bengali film Shob Charitro Kalponik.
Shob Charitro Kalponik was selected for the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.
In 2010, she has Lamhaa and Chaimera coming out and she has three movies already set for 2011 releases.

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit

10. Madhuri Dixit

Although Madhuri Dixit isn't really active in film right now (there is a rumor about her playing Indira Gandhi in a bio-pic, but that has been alternately confirmed and denied).
She hasn't made a movie since 2007, but she is still popular enough to come in at number ten on this list.
Madhuri is considered by many to be a legend in Bollywood.
She's won the Filmfare Best Actress Award four times, the Star Screen Award Best Actress three times and won and been nominated for various other awards.

Honorable Mention

Although these beautiful ladies didn't make it into the top ten, they were close enough to be mentioned....

Ameesha Patel
Amrita Rao
Ayesha Takia
Riya Sen
Vidya Balan

Box Office India's list of highest-grossing Bollywood films

In 2009, five films broke the top thirty on the list of Box Office India's list of highest-grossing Bollywood films.
Out of them, Kareena Kapoor appeared in the highest grossing film (3 Idiots), Deepika Padukone appeared in the twelfth highest (Love Aaj Kal), Katrina Kaif appeared in the 14th highest (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) and the 30th highest (De Dana Dan) and Ayesha Takia appeared in the eighteenth highest (Wanted).

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nettech 7 years ago from London (UK)


Great list and some cracking pics to go with it. I would question Tabu though even Madhuri but since she made a comeback and is the ex Bollywood Queen I guess why not.

Look forward to more of your hubs


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

All of these ladies are gorgeous. I've not heard of them until now so for that, I thank you.

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sarovai 7 years ago

Bollywood pictures are nice to see. Thank u for sharing.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

They are all beautiful sabre specially Asin, nice choices,

rudolp 7 years ago

very ok

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ateenyi 7 years ago from Chicago

Great Hub!!!!!!!

The information regarding Bollywood is awesome. The photograph displayed are gorgeous and exceptionally beautifully, specially Madhuri Dixit. The hub provide the brief description about Madhuri Dixit, Bipasha Basu,Preity Zinta, Mallika Sherawat, Deepika Padukone,Tabu, Asin, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in this calander year. The hub can be regarded as very interesting and enjoyable. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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screation 7 years ago

nice hub sabrebIade, this hub telling to me that you are so beautiful.

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jasmine 7 years ago

i want marry bupashabasu i love so much i want her in my life

Illuminati 7 years ago

you got an awesome pic of katrina's.

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awidea 7 years ago from India (

Great list.

Here few more sexiest bollywood actresses collection.

michale 7 years ago

Amazing your smart because the God is select to you

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humahub 7 years ago from pakistan

great hub i love bollywood films and bollywood are actresses are too too too much pretty

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dnrkrishnan25 6 years ago

good hub...wishes to you....

lisa hess 6 years ago

She is truly delicious

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Angelique Loux 6 years ago from Ohio

Excellent hub! :) Come Look at my hubs!

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gramon1 6 years ago from Miami

You left Rani Mukherjee out. She has always been one of Bollywood devas since the ninetees!

Madhuri Dixit's last filn, Aaja Nachle, is an increadibly great filn. Any body that likes bollywood would love it!

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Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

All sexy, all gorgeous, all so far away :)

Great hub !

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vikram 6 years ago

you all are very sexy. iam confused.specially katrina kaif

vicky  6 years ago

you all are very sexy but katrina,priety and dipika are more sexy

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FashionFame 6 years ago from California

I just adore Madhuri and this picture is fabulous.Im joining your fan club and would like to join mine to stay connected.

prem 6 years ago

this is indian beauti okie...

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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

FashionFame I know right? I always thought Madhuri was very pretty and talented, but in that pic she look downright hot!

Thanks for stopping by!

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nightstalker 6 years ago

Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra are superb. I´m becoming, very rapidly, a fan of Bollywood actresses.

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electricsky 6 years ago from North Georgia

good hub, fancy pictures

Ruby 6 years ago

Maduri, preety and priYanka u are so beautyful but other all ugli I hit them

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Faheemsiyal 6 years ago

They are very hot and sexy

Simi 6 years ago

Madhuri is the best and rest is ugly

asbar ali 6 years ago

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theindianblues 6 years ago from Some where on the Globe

Nice arrangement and composition.

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syaqoob 6 years ago

I want to marry them allll lol

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vikas khanchi 6 years ago

i love are very sexy laydy.

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Tusitala Tom 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hi,Sabre Blade,

Saw your Hub on Joseph Murphy. I have a copy of his book - great reading. Yep, I've become a follower.

online bollywood movies 6 years ago

so so so hot yar......

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

You have listed Katrina Kaif on the top and I love that. Katrina is my favorite bollywood star. She is so beautiful and her eyes are amazing. But one thing I would like to ask that are you originally form India, as I can see the location in your profile as Pennsylvania but you write hubs on India. Just curious. Don't mind.

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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

soni2006: No I'm not, but I would take that as a compliment

Aju 6 years ago

I miss amrita rao and silpa in top 10

mamta 6 years ago

my favorite heroine is kareena kaopoor no1

shruti 6 years ago

nobody can believe

mjkl 6 years ago

nice hub keep it,s up

janvi 6 years ago

nobody can defeat katrina she is best all the time

kavita @ Bollywood Lyrics  5 years ago

Madhuri is d best one .

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sairakhan 5 years ago from Bombay , India

i think katrina kaid is most popular because yahoo got most searches for katrina kaif last year

Montu afzal kutbuddin tanveer kais danis muzakkir 5 years ago

In sabo ne milkar kaitrina ki mar lee kaitrina ki pat ke bhabhakka ho gai tabse kaitrina kisi ko deti nahi hain

how r u kaitrina dard ho raha hai kya

vivpin 4 years ago

Madhuri is goddess of indian film industry.

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sabrebIade 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

I have to agree

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shazi 2 years ago

every women is beautiful

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Top Indian cinema 23 months ago from Ahmedabad

Great collection of hot actresses along wid fine info. Thanks for nice article.

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limpet 20 months ago from London England

2009 A very good year for popular Bollywood actresses!

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limpet 5 months ago from London England

That was the year Deepika Padukone made her mark in 'Rana'.

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