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Indian Actresses 17 - Bollywood and More
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....
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
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 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.
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.
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 (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).
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 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 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.