Though Nutan never became the 'Numero Uno' but with her
acting abilities in Bandini, Saraswati Chandra, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Main Tulsi
Tere Aangan Ki & Seema she achieved what only a few have been able to do
She is the first Southern actress to become a national star
and almost always had a mandatory dance sequence evoking 'classical art'
associations. Her best cinematic performance was visible in title role of
Madhumati and also in Naya Daur, Nagin, Raj Tilak, Jewel Thief, Amrapali, Ganga
Jamuna & Sangam.
She was a rage in the 60's and so were the Sadhana Cut,
Chooridars & Jutis. Her popular films include Love in Shimla, Mere Mehboob,
Woh Kaun Thi & Mera Saaya.
From Lead roles to challenging Character roles to successful
entrepreneur she has done it all with ease. Films include Guide, Teesri Kasam,
Khamoshi,Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Neelkamal, Kabhi-Kabhi & Lamhe.
The classic beauty during the golden sixties, with her frail
femininity, she provided a perfect foil to the boyish antics of the heroes. Her
most persistent image is her tantalising towel clad dances. Films include
Junglee, Budtameez, Shagird, Victoria No. 203, Padosan & Gopi
She is the only actress in the industry who started with very
small roles (vamp, second fiddle etc.) and later with her talent reached the
top. She is remembered for her roles in Khilona, Do Raaste, Aap Ki Kasam.
From being the Bengal Queen, to a sex symbol in Sawan Ki
Ghata & An evening in Paris. Her persona changed with the movie Aradhana
with Rajesh Khanna and went on to form with him the most successful duo in the
70s. She is remembered for her performances in Kashmir Ki Kali, Amanush, Anand
Ashram, Mausam, Amar Prem and New Delhi Times.
She was the girl next door who displayed immense talent,
leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances in films like Naukar, Kora
Kaagaz, Abhiman, Guddi, Silsila, Mili, Baawarchi & Zanjeer.
H ema Malini
She had a glorious reign in the 70s. Although she did more
meaty roles in Khushboo, Kinara and Meera, it was in her feisty roles in Seeta
aur Geeta, Dreamgirl and Sholay that the audience appreciated most.
She was the first Beauty Queen to make it in Bollywood, she
flagged off the 70s look of the Westernized, `liberated' young woman in films
like Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Yadoon Ki Baraat, Dharam Veer, Warrant &
Qurbani while Satyam Shivam Sundaram sparked off with her sensual projection of
a village girl
Chubby, chirpy and full of life, Neetu Singh was the
fun-loving girl of the '80s fun films. She added that joyous spark in mindless
entertainers like Khel Khel Main, although she did try to opt for serious roles
in Doosra Aadmi and Kabhi Kabhi.
Miss India 1977 and then Poonam became the 'Gapuchi gapuchi
gum gum' girl who soon grew into a top ranking Hindi film actress. Currently she
is the director of a talent portal and is also associated with various charity
organisations. Films include Trishul, Noorie, Sohni Mahiwal, Savere Wali Gaadi
Hers was a life many wannabe actresses would love to live.
Shyam Benegal picked her off the television newsreader's chair to cast her in
his film and Smita Patil never looked back. Her roles in Bhumika, Mandi,
Manthan, Bazaar, Shakti, Aakhir Kyon & Arth being the most memorable.
Her regular presence in new wave films like Shatranj Ke
Khiladi, Genesis, Ek Din Achanak, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai, Saaz,
Sparsh, Diya, Arth, Godmother & Fire has made her the most prominent star
spawned by the New Indian Cinema
The ugly-duckling turned into a svelte-swan, the actress who
only gets younger with age. Her Memorable films include Umrao Jaan, Silsila, Mr.
Natwarlal, Khoobsurat & Khoon Bhari Maang
After the sizzling performance in Bobby, she made a
successful comeback after 12 years despite being a mother of two with films like
Saagar, Haisiayat, Jaanbaaz, Drishti & her critically acclaimed performances
in Rudaali & Lekin.
Like Yash Chopraji said "Sridevi can only move up. She has
gone beyond the number game. She has achieved what only a few can." Her films
include Sadma, Mr.India, Chandni, Lamhe, Gumrah, Laadla & Judaai.
She is the 'Queen Bee of Bollywood' She has also been voted
as the 'Actress of the Millennium' by a popular show on the Telly. Her films
include Tezaab, Dil, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Beta, Dil To Pagal Hain &
She managed to break every rule in the Bollywood manual, yet
beat-out all her competitors with her natural beauty, talent and intelligence.
Her Hits include Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Baazigar
& Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Originally, Tabassum Hashmi, whether an unlikely terrorist in
Maachis or glossy family-type in Hum Saath Saath Hain, she's chosen her roles
wisely. The unquestioned beauty on the circuit - art, commercial, she's your
beauty with brains.
The Miss World/Model who with hard-work has proved
that models can not only act but also rule the industry with films like Hum Dil
De Chuke Sanam & Taal under her belt she sure has a long way to go.
Young, vibrant and vivacious ebullient, charming and
infectious that's Preity Zinta. Dubbed perfect for the cute, spoilt brat roles,
Preity broke that image with films like Kya Kehna & Sangharsh. Other films
include Dil Se, Dil Chahta Hain, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Farz, Chori Chori
Chupke Chupke and Mission Kashmir.