Bollywood is the epicenter of Indian movies and entertainment. In fact, Mumbai is the second largest producer of films next to China. It is also a haven for the hottest and sexiest movie starlets and heroines. From Aishwarya Rai to Katrina Kaif, 2013 was a banner year for Indian film actresses. Not only did they electrify audiences on the silver screen, these amazing and highly talented actresses also participated in several stage and award shows. With the New Year upon us, the following list showcases the most popular Bollywood Actresses of 2014.
10. Madhuri Dixit
Known for her immense charm and beauty, the multi-talented Madhuri Dixit is heralded as one of the top actresses in Bollywood. As an accomplished dancer and singer, Madhuri dominated the Indian film industry for several years. From “Maine Pyar Kiya” to “Anjaam”, Dixit headlined a number of blockbuster hits and events. Whether she was acting or dancing, she truly showcased her unparalleled talent every step of the way. It was, however, “Devdas” in 2002 that really propelled Madhuri’s career to new heights. While she comes in at number ten on this list, her achievements and accolades in this industry are second to none.
9. Vidya Balan
Vidya is another top notch actress that has received a score of awards over the years. This includes five Screen Awards, five Filmfare Awards, and one National film award. The sultry actress is known for her firm and stern presence on the silver screen. As one of the most popular Bollywood actresses of 2014, Vidya dominated the female heroine industry back in 2010 and 2011. While she took a short break the last or year or so, she is set to star in a myriad of hits this year.
8. Aishwarya Rai
The lovely and dazzling Aishwarya Rai is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. With her stunning eyes and smile, Aishwarya has legions of loyal fans from across the globe. As a member of the legendary Bachchan family, Rai has split her time from acting and taking care of her loved ones. While she briefly stopped acting for a year or so, she continued modeling for several renowned projects and agencies. As a former Miss World winner, she was declared the actress of the decade back in 2010. Her memorable role in “Dhoom 2” in 2007 also received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. She even received the most Glamorous Star Award that same year as well.
7. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood today. The Bengali beauty is also a successful fashion model. Known for her string of award winning hits, Bipasha is ready to tackle the New Year with more exciting projects and films. She hopes to emulate past onscreen successes, including “Raaz” in 2002 and “Race” in 2008. As a leading actress in Mumbai, Bipasha has appeared in several award shows and dramas. She has also received immense praise for bridging the gap between young and old movie enthusiasts.
6. Anushka Sharma
As one of the new faces on the scene, the bright and bubbly Anushka Sharma is as talented as she is cute. She has also garnered global attention from millions of fans in a very short time. Known for her roles in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and “Band Baaja Barrat”, Sharma entertained the masses with her cute looks. She was also nominated for Best Actress for both movies at the Filmfare Awards event. Sharma is not only one of the most Popular Bollywood Actresses of 2014; she is also one of the most promising.
5. Priyanka Chopra
When it comes to talent, Priyanka Chopra simply leads the pack. As Miss World 2000, Chopra has attained monumental success in Bollywood. She also has millions of fans from all corners of the world. Known for her beauty and true professionalism, the sexy superstar is also one of the highest paid actresses in the industry. She has also secured a number of prestigious awards over the years. This includes the National Film Award for best actress, along with multiple Filmfare awards.
4. Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi is the daughter of Indian film icon, Shatrughan Sinha. As one of the most popular Bollywood actresses of 2014, Sonakshi’s breakout role was opposite Salman Khan in “Dabangg.” This blockbuster smash won several awards, and was the highest grossing Bollywood film that year. The movie also propelled Sonakshi to new heights in the movie industry. In fact, she won the Best Actress Award, along with honorable mentions at the Filmfare Awards.
3. Deepika Padukone
Deepika is a popular actress and model. She has appeared in several films, and has established a highly successful career. With movies like “Houseful”, “Cocktail”, “Race 2” and “Jawani Hai Deewani”, the Danish born sensation has amassed millions of fans. She has also received several nominations and awards throughout her illustrious career. With the success of “Chennai Express” in 2013, Deepika is set to star in more entertaining movies this year.
2. Kareena Kapoor
From the legendary Kapoor family, Kareena is still one of the hottest and most talented actresses in Bombay. Known for her diverse roles, Kareena is a leading actress that has always received top honors and praise. From “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum” and “Chambeli” to “Jab We Met” and “Bodyguard”, Kapoor has dazzled worldwide audiences with award winning performances. Kareena is simply ready for 2014.
1. Katrina Kaif
Without a shadow of a doubt, the lovely Katrina Kaif is one of the most popular Bollywood actresses of 2014. With an infectious personality and breathtaking looks, the British born sensation has starred in several blockbuster films over the years. Katrina first appeared in “Boom” back in 2003. Since then, the starlet has built a strong global fan base, while earning the respect of her colleagues. She has also received several awards over her short but illustrious career. With 2014 here, the British bombshell has ranked number one on several top Indian actress lists.