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Foreign Actresses in Bollywood Movies

Updated on March 25, 2016

Appearance of foreign actresses in Indian movies is not a new phenomenon. But in recent time, the number of such actresses is grown up.

Here is a short introduction to some of the actresses from other countries who appeared in Indian cinema. I have excluded the actresses from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal who appeared in Bollywood films, as they are familiar to India.

(You may also like to read: Famous Actresses of Russian Movies, Beautiful Actresses of South Indian Films, Hindi Songs by Natalie Di Luccio)



Helen Jairag Richardson: Born on 21st October 1939

Helen was the first foreign actress to appear in in Indian films. She is of Burmese origin. She mainly appeared as a dancer and supporting actress in Hindi films. She became most popular dancer-singer of Bollywood. In the time span of 1951-2012, she has appeared in more than 100 movies.

Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Amy Louise Jackson Born on 31st January 1991

Amy Jackson was born in Isle of Man. She is a British actress and model. She started her film career with the Tamil movie Madrasapattinam, and won Vikatan Award for Best Debut. Her first Hindi film Ekk Deewana Tha will be released soon. Moreover, she is working in two more Indian movies, one of which is in Tamil and another is in Telugu.

Giselli Monterio
Giselli Monterio

Giselli Monteiro

Giselli Monteiro: Born on 16th November 1988

Giselli Monteiro started her Bollywood film career with the film Love Aaj Kal. Thereafter she worked in another Hindi movie Always Kabhi Kabhi.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez: Born on 2nd June 1985 at Colombo, Sri Lanka

Jacqueline Fernandez appears in Hindi films. She started her film career with the film Aladin in 2009, for which she received IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female and Max Stardust Award for Exciting New Face. So far she has appeared in 7 Hindi films.

Yana Gupta
Yana Gupta

Yana Gupta

Yana Gupta (Yana Synkova ): Born on 23rd April 1979

Yana Gupta is originally from Czechoslovakia. She is working in Bollywood films. She started her Bollywood film career in 2003 with the film Dum. So far she has appeared in 11 films.

Barbara Mori
Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori

Bárbara Mori Ochoa: Born on February 2, 1978

Bárbara Mori is a Mexican actress, who also appeared in Bollywood film Kites. The film was shot mainly in New Mexico. Rhitik Roshan, one of the most famous Bollywood actors was the hero of this film.

Rachel Shelley
Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley: Born on 25th August 1969

Rachel Shelley is an actress from England. She appeared in Aamir Khan's Hindi film Lagaan in 2001.


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  • Anamika S profile image

    Anamika S Jain 

    3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I just wrote a Hub on Foreign Actresses. I did not realize that you have already written on the topic. My bad!

  • kapilddit profile image

    Kapil Thakar 

    5 years ago from Bangalore

    Nice List with good details.

  • Waffen SS profile image

    Waffen SS 

    5 years ago

    Where are Katrina kaif and Pretty Desai? Those Foreigners of Indian origin working in India should and must accept Indian citizenship.

  • Marco Viniero profile image

    Marco Viniero 

    5 years ago from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    welcome...actually I joined and made a page..waiting for approval...

  • jainismus profile imageAUTHOR

    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    5 years ago from Pune, India

    Marco Viniero,

    thank you for this information.

  • Marco Viniero profile image

    Marco Viniero 

    5 years ago from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    I would like to add Suzanne Bernert who has worked in Indian Filmindustry for last six years on TV,in Movies and Ads...proof is on her page...she worked with Aparna Sen,Anees Bazmee, Aamir Khan, did over 14 TV Shows in main characters in Marathi and Hindi and she is a trained actress from Germany..and that's just a little cut-out..

  • jainismus profile imageAUTHOR

    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India


    Thank you for reading and enjoying this Hub, as well as your comments on it.

  • jainismus profile imageAUTHOR

    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India


    Yes, and surprising thing is that she is still showing her presence in Hindi films and TV shows, at her age of 73 years!

  • rlaha profile image


    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    Great information. I never knew where these actresses were originally from. Thanks for sharing! Voted up and interesting!

  • rahul0324 profile image

    Jessee R 

    6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

    helen is certainly the most beautiful foreign discovery of bollywood!

  • jainismus profile imageAUTHOR

    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India

    You are right

  • Trsmd profile image


    6 years ago from India

    Except Helen others are not so much notable actress..


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