Bollywood or Hindi cinema is the Hollywood of Indian filmmakers. According to The Digital March Media & Entertainment in South India, Indian cinema presented the highest output of 1,986 feature films and 364 Hindi films in 2017. The thriving industry of Bollywood also produces various actresses in the past and even today who are known for their respective roles. Below is the list of names of the ten sultriest Indian actresses in Bollywood.

  1. Priyanka Chopra

Chopra is a versatile individual who is an actress, singer, producer, humanitarian, and a beauty queen. Her mother, an Indian Army physician, gave birth to her on July 18, 1982, in Jharkhand in eastern India. Her supposed film debut was the romantic thriller Humraaz where the director cast her as the lead actress. However, several conflicts arose due to scheduling and her previous commitments.

  1. DIshaPatani

DishaPatani is a promising, young star who was born on June 13, 1992, in Bareilly. She started her acting career in 2015 with the Telugu filmLoafer and followed it with the Hindi biographical sports film, The Untold Stories. She won various awards such as Female Star Debut of the Year, Screen Award for Best Female Debut, and Stardust Award for Best Acting Debut. Furthermore, Google considered her the Most Search Bollywood Actress in 2016, and she has approximately 7 million Instagram followers.

  1. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Turquotte, commonly known as Katrina Kaif, is an English actress from Hong Kong. She was born on July 16, 1984, and her Indian father and English mother raised her in several countries before London. Her debut film was the 2003 erotic film Boom which was a flop. Kaif became famous after her appearance in the 2004 Telugu film Malliswari. She earned a nomination in Filmfare for Best Actress for her performance in the 2009 drama New York.

  1. DeepikaPadukone

Deepika is one of the highest-paid Bollywood film actresses. She was born on January 5, 1986, in Denmark, but her parents raised her in Bangalore. Her 2007 romantic melodrama debut film, Om Shanti Om, helped her won her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. However, it is the 2012 romantic comedy film Cocktail which showcased her acting prowess and made an impression to several media outlets.

  1. Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma, actress, and producer, is one of the most popular and highest-paid celebrities in Bollywood. She was born on May 1, 1988, in Ayodhya and raised in Bangalore. Her first career was a part-time model for Wendell Rodricks, a fashion designer, and she later pursued a full-time modeling career in Mumbai. She started acting in the high-grossed film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008 where she won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Furthermore, she devotes her time to her clothing line and several charity works. She is a known vegan, and she involves herself in fighting for animal rights as well as gender equality.


  1. Lisa Haydon

Elisabeth Haydon or Lisa Haydon for several people was born on June 17, 1986, in Chennai, but she lived in Australia and the United States. She started her career as a model at the age of 19 in Australia and returned to India in 2007 to pursue modeling. Her supporting role in the romantic comedy film Aisha was her debut as an actress. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Filmfare Awards for the comedy-drama film Queen.

  1. SushmitaSen

SushmitaSen is well known for her profound answer in the Question and Answer portion of the Miss Universe 1994 where she won the crown. She was born on November 19, 1975, in Hyderabad to a Baidya family. She joined Miss Universe at the age of 18 and played her debut film Dastak after her reign. Sushmita won her first award in 1999 Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Biwi No. 1.

  1. Malakai Arora

Arora was born on October 23, 1973, in Thane, Maharastra and moved to eater Mumbai with her mother and sibling after her parents separated. She was a premier MTV VJ in MTV India who interviewed and co-anchored on the Love Line and Style. Her debut as the lead actress was the flop film EMI. In 2012, she stated that acting is not her passion, but she later confirmed about her cameo roles in the action comedy-drama film Happy New Year.

  1. MallikaSherawat

Several people consider MallikaSherawat as the sex symbol of the media. She was born on October 24, 1976, in ReemaLamba in Moth. Mallika started as a commercial model before she appeared in several films like Khwahish and Murder. She is well-known for her bold attitude in her films, and she has been an active member of women organization who fights for women’s rights and discusses women’s issues.

  1. KritiSanon

KritiSanon is a Bollywood actress who was born on July 27, 1990, in New Delhi, India. She appeared in several Hindi and Telugu films and advertisements such as Close Up and Samsung. Her first significant role was in the movie 1: Nenokkadine, a 2014 Telugu psychological thriller. She won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut on her first Hindi film appearance in the 2014 action movie Heropanti.

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