List of Best Bollywood Actresses of All Time

List of Best Bollywood Actresses of All Time

24 Mar 18 @ 5:39 PM

They’ve played the hero’s love interests, daughters, sisters, bhabhi’s, mothers as well as grandmothers on screen in film after film, they are none other than our favourite Bollywood actresses who have mesmerized us with their ever-lasting performances. The last 100 years of Bollywood has not just seen thousands of actresses lighting up the silver screen but also make us fall in love with them secretly. Every era of Bollywood if we look back at, has given us a few such noteworthy actresses and heroines who have charmed us with their infectious looks, smile and style. These actresses have gone on to make a special place in people's heart despite getting to romance some of the most suave and macho looking heroes on screen.

Bollywood actresses have always found a special mention among their male fans whereas their female fans often tag them as eternal divas by idolizing them. Though Bollywood actresses have a shorter shelf-life compared to their male counter-parts but that does not snatch away any of their fandom or achievements they have earned from their performances. They will continue to be loved and liked by their fans from every era. The list below features top Bollywood actresses who belonged to different eras for some were considered female superstars in their own rights and without whom Bollywood wouldn’t have Bollywood that is known today.

  • Top Bollywood Actresses From 1930 – 1960:

    Bollywood has always been about actresses who looked perfect on screen, who could be the fantasy of millions and female superstars in their own right. We bring to you some of the top Bollywood heroines who ruled the roost between the period of 1930 and 1960. This period saw the likes of Madhubala, Nargis and Nutan who contributed in a big way towards Indian cinema with their performances. Check out the list of veteran Hindi movie actresses names, real names, Bollywood movie actresses’ heights and their ages. This list of top heroines is according to their popularity, box-office collection, highest paid, hit-flop record, and public demand.

    Top Bollywood Actresses From 1930 – 1960
    Name Date of Birth Debut
    Devika Rani 30 March 1908 Karma
    Durga Khote 14 January 1905 Farebi Jaal
    Shobhana Samarth 17 November 1916 Vilasi Ishwar
    Sulochana 30 July 1928  Ab Dilli Dur Nahin
    Fearless Nadia 8 January 1908 Hunterwali
    Geeta Bali 30 November 1930 The Cobbler
    Uma Kashyap 24 February 1927 Neecha Nagar
    Leela Chitnis 9 September 1912 Dil Tujhko Diya
    Madhubala 14 February 1933 Basant
    Meena Kumari 1 August 1933 Leatherface
    Nargis 1 June 1929 Talashe Haq
    Nimmi 18 February  1933 Barsaat
    Shyama 7 June 1935 Payal Ki Jhankar
    Suraiya 15 June 1929 Madam Fashion
    Bina Rai 13 July 1932 Kali Ghata
    Mala Sinha 1936  Zid
    Nalini Jaywant 18 February 1926 Nastik
    Nutan 4 June 1936 Hamari Beti
    Vyjayanthimala Bali 13 August 1936 Vazhkai
    Waheeda Rehman 3 February 1938 Rojulu Marayi
    Nirupa Roy 4 January 1931 Ranakdevi
    Kalpana Kartik 19 September 1931 Baazi
    Shakila  1 January 1935 Duniya


  • Top Bollywood Actresses From 1960 – 1990:

    Bollywood is all about eras where you saw you favourite movies and stars who dominated the silver screen. Following the initial years, the 60’s and 70’s seen a hoard of actresses like Mumtaz, Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman who brought in a bit of oomph and style which audiences found it too hot to handle. This period also saw the emergence of a new breed of Bollywood actresses who could take up any role. Roles which were written for them, roles which were female-oriented and roles that would define the course of Indian cinema. Check out the list of old Hindi movie actresses names, real names and heights and Bollywood actresses ages who worked as heroines during that era. The list is according to their popularity, box-office collection, highest paid, hit-flop record, and public demand.

    Top Bollywood Actresses From 1960 – 1990
    Name Date Of Birth Debut
    Asha Parekh 2 October 1942 Maa
    Babita   Dus Lakh
    Hema Malini 16 October 1948 Idhu Sathiyam
    Leena Chandavarkar 29 August 1950 Sarfarosh
    Mumtaz 31 July 1947 Stree
    Nanda 8 January 1939 Mazdoor 
    Rajshree 8 October 1944 Naina
    Sadhana 2 September 1941 Shree 420
    Saira Banu 23 August 1944 Junglee
    Sarika 5 December 1960 Majhli Didi
    Sharmila Tagore 8 December 1944 Apur Sansar
    Tanuja 23 September 1943 Adalot o ekti meye
    Vimi 22 August 1977 Hamraaz
    Bindiya Goswami 8 August 1961 Chik Mik Bijuli
    Deepti Naval 3 February 1952 Junoon
    Dimple Kapadia 8 June 1957 Bobby
    Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan 9 April 1948 Mahanagar
    Moushumi Chatterjee 26 April 1948 Sesh Sangbad
    Neetu Singh 8 July 1958  Suraj
    Parveen Babi 4 April 1949 Charitra
    Poonam Dhillon 18 April 1962 Trishul
    Ranjeeta Kaur September 22, 1956 Laila Majnu
    Reena Roy 7 January 1957 Zaroorat
    Rekha 10 October 1954 Rangula Ratnam
    Shabana Azmi 18 September 1950 Ankur
    Sulakshana Pandit 12 July 1954 Door Ka Raahi
    Tina Ambani 11 February 1957 Des Pardes
    Vidya Sinha 15 November 1947 Rajnigandha
    Zeenat Aman 19 November 1949 The Evil Within
    Amrita Singh 9 February 1958 Betaab
    Anita Raj 13 August 1962  Prem Geet 
    Bhagyashree Patwardhan 23 February 1969  Kachchi Dhoop
    Farah Naaz 24 Sep 1968 Nasbandi
    Jaya prada 3 April 1962 Bhoomi Kosam
    Juhi Chawla 13 November 1967 Sultanat
    Madhuri Dixit 15 May 1967 Abodh
    Meenakshi Seshadri 16 November 1963 Painter Babu
    Neelam Kothari 9 November 1968 Jawaani


  • Top Bollywood Actresses From 1990 – Present:

    The period from 1990 to present era saw the emergence of actresses who were well prepared to take on Bollywood head-on. The period not only saw actresses calling the shots but also actresses belonging to the 100-Crore, 200-Crore and 300-Crore clubs, at the box-office. The modern day actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai not just got Bollywood cinema on the global map but also got themselves counted among the highest paid actresses in the world while taking their popularity on the social media by storm. To know your favourite Bollywood actresses position, check out the list of all time top Hindi movie actresses of 1990-to date whose names, real names, heights and ages are mentioned. This list is based upon their star power, popularity, box-office collection and records, highest paid and public demand. 

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