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Indian Actresses 8- Bollywood and More

Updated on May 1, 2017

Indian Film Actresses 8 - With Mallika Sherawat, Madhuri Dixit, Lara Dutta, Lisa Ray and more.

Here we are at my eighth article about the women of Indian cinema.
This time we have a UN Goodwill Ambassador, former Femina Miss India Universe, former Miss Universe (that's all one person mind you), actresses, dancers, models and one or two bona fide Bollywood legends.
And of course besides Bollywood, we have actresses from Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam and Kannada cinema as well.

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta

Indian actress, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, former Femina Miss India Universe and former Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta was born on April 16th,1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Lara started out in modeling, going on to win Femina Miss India Universe and Miss Universe in 2000, the same year that Priyanka Chopra won Miss World and Dia Mirza won Miss Asia Pacific, giving India a "hat trick".
Although Lara actually appeared in the 2002 Tamil film Arasatchi, it wasn't released until 2004, making the 2003 film Andaaz her acting debut.
For Andaaz, Lara and Priyanka Chopra both won the Filmfare Best Debut Award.
She has gone on to appear in over thirty films and in December 2010, Lara released a yoga DVD.

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Telugu film actress and a Kuchipudi dancer Laya
Telugu film actress and a Kuchipudi dancer Laya

Telugu film actress and a Kuchipudi dancer Laya made her acting debut in the 1992 film Bhadram Koduko.
She went on to appear in 40 Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films before marrying a doctor in Hyderabad and moving to the US.
Laya won the Nandi Award for Best Actress for the 2000 film Manoharam, and the 2001 film Preminchu.
She appeared in the 2004 Telugu film Vijayendra Varama with Tabu, the 2003 Telugu film Missamma with Bhoomika Chawla and the 2001 Kannada film Maduve Agona Baa with Shilpa Shetty.

Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray
Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray was born on April 4th, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
She was born and raised in Canada and moved to India later, when a talent scout saw her in a crowd while her family was on vacation in India.
Lisa was 16 at the time.
She did some modeling in India, returned to Canada, then went back to India.
Lisa made her acting debut in the 1994 film Hanste Khelte, and has gone on to appear in over twenty films.
You may recognize Lisa from her appearance in the USA TV series Psych.
She appeared in the episode Bollywood Homicide as Sita.
Lisa was diagnosed with Multiple myeloma in 2009 and in April of 2010, she announced she was cancer free following a stem cell transplant.
She announced her engagement to management consultant Jason Dehni in February 2012.

Madhavi Latha

Madhavi Latha
Madhavi Latha

Madhavi Latha has only appeared in five Telugu films so far.
Nachavule (2008), Shh (2009), Usuru (2009) and Tholi Pata (2012).



Along with Nargis and Meena Kumari, Madhubala was one of the biggest stars in early Indian cinema.
She was even so popular, that in the early 50s, she started showing up in American magazines.
That was no small feat back then.
Her popularity grew to the point that legendary filmmaker Frank Capra went to Mumbai hoping to meet with Madhubala.
But her father, Ataullah Khan, was not very keen on the idea of his daughter getting mixed up with Hollywood, so he nixed the idea.
Imagine what might have been though....
Madhubala on the silver screen with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson or Glenn Ford.

Madhuri Dixit

49 year old Madhuri Dixit - Beautiful Women
49 year old Madhuri Dixit - Beautiful Women

When you talk about Bollywood legends, you have to include Madhuri Dixit.
She is the perfect storm of talent, beauty and class.
Madhuri was born on May 15, 1967 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
She made her debut in the 1984 film Abodh. and has gone on to appear in almost seventy films.
Madhuri has won the Filmfare Best Actress Award four times, the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award once and been nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award nine times.
She's won the Star Screen Award for Best Actress three times and for Best Supporting Actress once.
And that's not counting all the other awards, honors and recognitions she has received.

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Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan
Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan (sometimes just Malaika Arora) was born on August 23, 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
She is a very popular model, actress, television personality and MTV VJ (back when MTV India started its operations).
Her sister is another Bollywood actress, Amrita Arora.
Malaika made her acting debut in the 1993 film, Aaja Meri Jaan, and has gone on to appear in over eighteen films.
In addition to films, she has appeared on the dance, reality-television series Nach Baliye, Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and the Star Plus reality show, Lux Perfect Bride.



Malavika was born Shweta Konnur on July 19th, 1979.
She made her acting debut in the 1999 Tamil movie Unnai Thedi and has gone on to appear in almost forty movies.
Malavika married Sumesh Menon in March 2007, and on November 25th 2008, she gave birth to a baby boy.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat

I have said before that Mallika Sherawat is like India's Angelina Jolie.
People either love her or hate her.
Mallika was born Reema Lamba on October 24th, 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana, India.
She made her acting debut in the 2002 Bollywood film Jeena Sirf Merre Liye under her real name, and has gone on to appear in almost twenty films.
Mallika has gotten world-wide attention by appearing in the 2005 Hong Kong fantasy-adventure film, The Myth alongside Jackie Chan.
She generated a lot of buzz with her USA/India co-production, Hissss, directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch (the daughter of David Lynch).
In 2011 she appeared in five films, Thank You, Bin Bulaye Baraati, Double Dhamaal, Politics of Love and Osthi.

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      Dee Lingam 3 years ago from Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte zhain

      Once again the voting pattern has thrown up a rather interesting trend and revealed the unique mindset of fans...Any serious observer of Indian Cinema wud know that Madhubala was the original Venus in Bollywood while Madhuri Dixit was known as Madhubala of Bollywood reloaded yet quite shockingly while the Original Beauty Madhubala clocked just 14% votes Madhuri Dixit was light years ahead with 43% votes

      While it was not fair to club Kollywood's Malavika, Laya and Madhavi Latha as they not Bollywood stars so it was just not fair to leave them to sink in untested waters as most of them are unkown so getting 0% votes was heartbreaking but miracles don't cease as Madhavi Latha who has not done a single Bollywood film actually scooped 14% votes as much as Madhubala and Mallika Sherawat...Imagine if Madhubala was alive today and was bracketed with Mallika Sherawat She just might have committed suicide in disgust...But the biggest horror to spring up was Malaika Arora Khan who got bracketed with Laya and Lisa Ray and got 0% votes...Just goes to show once an actress no matter how Hot or Sexy gets married and has babies She becomes a Bhabhijee or an Auntyjee

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      Dee Lingam 3 years ago from Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte zhain

      @Ruby....While You hate Mallika Sherawat is quite understandable but what exactly is it about Her that You hate sooo much that You call Her a Dog..Wish You had specified what is it about Mallika Sherawat that pissed You off so terribly? Without a valid reason it srems like You jealous of Her and all that She stands for...If You really feel soo lowly about Mallika then shud that not be Bitch insyead of Dog keeping Her gender in mind?!!"

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      Lovely Planet 6 years ago from Loveliest part of our planet

      Our planet is so beautiful.

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      Babangida ky 6 years ago

      This is a Malaika 1 1daful deserved girl in the world

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      varun 7 years ago

      great photos

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      Babangida kanya 7 years ago from Abuja

      I wanna see the good 1dful Actresses like this

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      Rockerzz 7 years ago

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      nikitha p 7 years ago from India

      great photos!

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      M.RAJU 7 years ago

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      Simi 7 years ago

      Madhuri Dixit u r so beautiful I love u sooooooooooooooooo much :-)

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      Ruby 7 years ago

      Malika s I hit u . U r like dog

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      Linda MS Enos 7 years ago

      Your Hub is visually delightful as well as entertaining to read.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Great photos.

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      entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

      Great photos

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      artrush73 7 years ago

      They're hot :), great gallery, thanks for sharing :)