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Indian Actresses 17 - Bollywood and More

Updated on May 4, 2017

Indian Film Actresses 17 - Silk Smitha, Sneha, Sridevi, Shriya Saran and more.

Here we are at my seventeenth article about the women of Indian cinema.
I really never thought I would make it this far, but these articles seem to be very popular.

This time we have the standard actresses, models, dancers from not only Bollywood, but Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri and Punjabi films as well.
It was a bit harder this time to find some of these actresses' movies online, but I did find at least one.

And also, there are some of these actresses with a lot of upcoming movies, so I tried to cover them as well.
So here we go, starting with....

Shriya Saran

Indian actress Shriya Saran
Indian actress Shriya Saran

Beautiful Indian film actress Shriya Saran was born on September 11th,1982 in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
She made her acting debut in the 2001 Telugu film,Ishtam with Charan and Poonam Dhillon.
Since 2001, she has appeared in over forty Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films.
Shriya seems poised to really make a splash in 2010, with nine films scheduled for release.

Chhamiya with Zila Ghaziabad, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi and Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran at Amazon

Shilpa Shirodkar

Shilpa Shirodkar
Shilpa Shirodkar

The younger sister of supermodel Namrata Shirodkar, Shilpa Shirodkar was born on November 20th, 1969 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Shilpa made her acting debut in the 1989 film Bhrashtachar.
She was very popular in the 1990s and appeared in forty films until 2000 when she married a wealthy merchant banker from UK, Apresh Ranjit.
Shilpa retired from acting and they moved to London, where she gave birth to a daughter in 2003.


Shobana - Indian Actress
Shobana - Indian Actress

Shobana Chandrakumar is a Bharatanatyam dancer and Indian actress.
She was born on March 21st, 1966 in Kerala, India.
Shobana is the niece of the Travancore sisters (Padmini, Lalitha  and Ragini who were actors, dancers and performers in Tamil and Hindi films) and Sukumari (an Indian actress from Kerala who has acted for more than sixty years).
She made her acting debut in the 1971 Hindi film, Amar Prem, and had her first starring role in the Malayalam movie April 18 in 1984.
Shobana splits her time equally between dancing and acting, and has won accolades for both.
She has her own school for classical Bharatanatyam dance in Chennai- kalarpana.

Shweta Tiwari

Shweta Tiwari - Hindi Film Actress
Shweta Tiwari - Hindi Film Actress

Beautiful Indian Film and Television Actress Shweta Tiwari was born on October 4th, 1980 in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
She made her acting debut in the 2001 Indian drama-series Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Prerna Sharma Basu Bajaj .
Besides television, Shweta has appeared in six Hindi, Bhojpuri and Punjabi films.
Her big screen debut was in the 2004 Bollywood film, Madhoshi with Bipasha Basu, John Abraham and Priyanshu Chatterjee.

Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha
Silk Smitha

South Indian cinema actress Silk Smitha was born as Vijayalakshimi on December 2nd, 1960 in Eluru, West Godavari Dist., Andhra Pradesh, India.
She got her first major role in the 1979 Tamil film, Vandi Chakkaram (The Wheel).
Silk went on to become a major sex symbol in Tamil, Kannada. Malayalam and Telugu cinema and appeared in over 200 films.
She passed away at the age of 35 in 1996.
The cause was suspected suicide.

In 2011 a biographical movie about Silk, "The Dirty Picture", was released.
The movie was released on Smitha's birthday on December 2nd, 2011 (in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions) and starred Vidya Balan as Smitha.
The film has grossed well over 10 million dollars so far.

Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal
Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal (or Simi Grewal) was born on October 17th, 1947 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
Although she was born in India, she was raised in England.
Simi appeared in the 1962 Tarzan film, Tarzan Goes to India, with Jock Mahoney as Tarzan.
She returned to India as a teenager and appeared in almost forty films.
And that was after having to learn Hindi (since she grew up in England).


Rishibala Naval aka Simran Bagga
Rishibala Naval aka Simran Bagga

Award winning Indian actress Simran was born Rishibala Naval on April 4th, 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
She made her acting debut in the 1995 Hindi film, Sanam Harjai, and has gone on to appear in over seventy Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. 
She has won and been nominated for many awards, including winning the Tamil Nadu Government Award five times.
In 2003, she married Deepak Bagga, a commander for Kingfisher Airlines.
Simran gave birth to a son in 2005.

Sindhu Menon

Indian actress Sindhu Menon
Indian actress Sindhu Menon

Sindhu Menon was born on June 17th, 1985 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
She made her acting debut in the 1994 Kannada film Rashmi at the age of nine.
Sindhu speaks Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English, and has appeared in over forty Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil films.
Her younger brother Karthik worked as a Kannada music channel VJ and recently began acting as well.


Indian film actress Suhasini "Sneha" Rajaram
Indian film actress Suhasini "Sneha" Rajaram

Indian film actress Suhasini "Sneha" Rajaram was born on October 12th, 1981 in Mumbai, Maharastra , India.
She made her acting debut in the 2001 Malayalam film Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, and has gone on to appear in over fifty Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films, with eleven set to be released in 2010!



The beautiful Sridevi was born on August 13th, 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India.
Her acting debut was in the 1975 film Julie, with Laxmi and Nadira, at the age of twelve.
But before that, she had appeared as a child actor in films, starting out at the age of four.
She left acting in 1997 to become a mother, but before that, she appeared in almost three hundred Hindi, Tamil, Kannada Telugu, Malayalam films.

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    5 years ago

    iam happy with the first place shriya saran s absulitly none other then Shriya saran.

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    Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

    6 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

    Strange to note how you gather such splendid photos of Indian film stars.

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    8 years ago from Pennsylvania


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    Ian Hood 

    8 years ago

    Where is SIMPLE KAPADIA?

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    8 years ago

    She has one younger brother Karthik worked as a Kannada music channel VJ and recently started acting as well.She acted in Pulijanmam Malayalam film in the 2006 which was awarded the National Film Award for Best Film in 2007.

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    8 years ago

    silk is the best

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    9 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Well darn!

    I think the lady in the pic I had was much better looking.

    Thanks for letting me know.

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    9 years ago

    You have wrong pictures of Silk Smitha. The women in pictures is not Silk Smitha. She is Bhuvaneswari.

    Check out Silk Smitha Pic here

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    9 years ago

    All the actresses picture are gorgeous, and the most indians film i love most is promise, and am trying to buy more indian films so that i will see one or two things to crap.

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    9 years ago

    simran and silk smithas picture are wrong please correct it

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    9 years ago from Utah

    All the actressess here are beautiful. Great hub

  • sabrebIade profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Maven: Yes she is gorgeous, but I gotta go with Shriya Saran I think.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    And so quickly too!

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    9 years ago from Northern Arizona

    Another alluringly presented Hub...Shobana is gorgeous and has the largest eyes I've ever seen...Stunning...Larry


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