100 most beautiful women of India [Bollywood and others]


1. Deepika Padukone
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
DeepikaPadukone, daughter of celebrated badminton player Prakash Padukone, isone of the most preferred models in India. Born in Mumbai and broughtup in Bangalore, this trained Bharatanatyam dancer has always beenattracted to the glamour world. Deepika started modelling as a child,doing TV and print campaigns for several brands but discontinued laterto concentrate on studies. She was a state-level badminton player whilein school. This svelte beauty has appeared in commercials like Liril,Close-up, Limca etc and has taken the glamour world by storm with herangelic visage, unguarded manner, naturally athletic body and disarmingdimpled smile. She featured in Kingfisher Calender 2006, won theSociety Young Achievers' Award 2004 and Model of the Year Award 2005 atthe Lakme India Fashion Week. The stunning 5' 9" girl made her showbizdebut with Himesh Reshammiya's music album 'Aap Ka Suroor'.

2. Amrita Rao
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Sweetand dainty Amrita Rao, from a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family wasalways fascinated by acting. Her first modeling assignment was forFairever fairness cream and within a couple of months, she became amodel for many top brand companies and did nearly 35 ad films.Cadbury's Perk and Bru coffee ads offered her a platform to step intothe film industry. The pretty lass debuted in the film 'Ab Ke Baras'(2002), but shot into public notice with 'Ishq Vishk Pyaar Vyaar'.'Mein Hoon Na', 'Deewar' and 'Masti' are her other films. With hertypical girl-next-door image, this graduate in Psychology stands on adifferent course, she feels that if not in films there are other fieldsto excel in.

3. Dia Mirza
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
DiaMirza alias Diya Mirza, Miss Femina India-Asia Pacific 2000 fromHyderabad, made her debut with the film 'Rehana Hai Tere Dil Mein'(2001). Born to a German father and a Bengali mother, this light-eyedbeauty is very talented and hardworking. While working as a marketingexecutive, at the age of 16, Dia had done an advertising campaign inFemina, and it helped her to participate in the Miss India competitionand win the crown. Ever since Dia stepped into Bollywood, success haseluded her and most of the roles she got were character roles. Thisversatile personality with her beautiful smile and attractive eyes hasyet to prove herself in the tinsel world.

4. Sunidhi Chauhan
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Bollywoodsinging sensation, Sunidhi Chauhan had shown exceptional musical talentsince childhood. She started her career at the tender age of four andwas a part of 'Little Wonders' - a troupe for child prodigies run byrenowned music directors Kalyanji- Anandji. Sunidhi got recognitionthrough the television music show 'Meri Aawaz Suno' and was introducedas a playback singer with the movie 'Shastra' (1996), followed by anumber of films. Her first big break came with the song 'Ruki Ruki SiZindagi' in Ram Gopal Verma’s 'Mast' (1999) and since then there was nolooking back for this gifted singer. Sunithi bagged the R D Burmanaward for the most promising newcomer at the 2001 Filmfare Awards. Shetied the knot with the music video director/ producer Bobby Khan butgot separated within a year. By the age of 22, this talented, down toearth lass have sung over 2,000 songs in 10 languages.

5. Nathasha
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Modelturned Actress, Natassha alias Anita Hasnandani started out as atelevision actress working in a number of successful Balaji Telefilms.She shot to limelight with serials like 'Kabhi Sautan Kabhi Saheli','Kkavyanjali' etc. This Mumbai based Sindhi girl soon got offers fromSouthern film-makers and did several Telugu films. Natassha's Bollywooddebut flick ' Kuchh To Hai' (2003) didn't do well at the box office,but she sizzled with the number 'Ding dong' and 'Bindaas' in 'KrishnaCottage' (2004). In 2005, she did 'Silsilay' and 'Koi Aap Sa'.

6. Shreya Saran
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Thesouth Indian actress Shriya Saran intruded into the hearts of millionsof youth with her luring eyes and glamorous looks. She was born inHaridwar and brought up in Delhi. This talented Kathak dancer cum modeldid some music albums and ads which paved her way into film industry.Charming Shriya known for her beautiful smile debuted with the Telugufilm 'Ishtam' (2001) and has paired with all the top heroes. She becameequally popular in Tamil films and her first Bollywood film was 'ThodaTum Badlo Thoda Hum' (2004). This pretty girl who never dreamt of beingin tinsel town, has created a niche for herself within a short span oftime.

7. Kajol
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Kajol,one of the most successful actress of Bollywood, was born to actressTanuja and producer Somu Mukherjee. Though she debuted with the flopfilm 'Bekhudi' (1992), Kajol got noticed with 'Baazigar' (1993) andshot to the top most position with the major hit 'Dilwale Dulhania LeJayenge' (1995). The versatility of her acting can be seen from thevarious characters done by this natural actress. The movies which shedid with Shahrukh Khan were all blockbuster hits. Charming Kajol wonthe heart of the audience with her simplicity, girl next door attitudeand superb acting talent. She got married to actor Ajay Devgan in 1999and has a daughter Nysa. Kajol is the brand ambassador of Whirlpoolproducts along with her husband. After a break she has made a comebackwith Kunal Kohli's Fanaa (2006). Awards to her credits are Lux Zee CineAward 1997 for Best Villian and Filmfare Best Actress Award 1998 for'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'.

8. Meera Jasmine
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
MeeraJasmin alias Jasmin Mary Joseph, one of the most talented actress ofthe Malayalam film industry debuted in the film 'Soothradharan' (2001).The chirpy actress with simple, but attractive looks and a huge amountof talent is an asset to the movie industry. Born in Thiruvalla, Meerahas carved a name for herself in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies.Acting comes naturally to her and with her sweet, beautiful smile andsterling performance, she has assured a place in the hearts of southIndian cinema goers.

9. Saada
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Sadhaalias Sadaf Mohammed Syed debuted in the Telugu film 'Jayam' (2002)while she was doing her engineering at SNDT College, Mumbai. Thistrained Kathak dancer was introduced to Tamil films with the remake of'Jayam'. Sada received best newcomer Filmfare award 2002. She, a Punebased Bohra Muslim won the hearts of Telugu and Tamil audiences withher charming looks and glorious smile. The super success of the Tamilfilm 'Anniyan' (2005) has boosted up her career straight to the top.

10. Asin
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Asinalias Asin Thottumkal, the talented actress cum model, is an upcomingheroine in the Tamil film industry. Before entering into films, she wasa part-time model and businesswoman. This angelic charisma startedmodeling at the age of 14 and is trained in Bharatnatyam and folkdance. Though the Kerala-born Christian girl debuted in the Malayalamfilm 'Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka' (2001), she made it big inTamil (Kollywood) and Telugu (Tollywood ) industries. She won thehearts of the Tamil audience with her captivating performance in thesuper hit movie 'Gajini' (2005).





11. Gayatri Joshi
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Renownedmodel turned actress Gayatri Joshi, was one among the last fivefinalists in the Femina Miss India beauty pageant 1999. This graduatein Commerce started modelling while in college. Some of the modelingassignments of this sweet faced lass, who had featured in music videosof Jagjit Singh’s 'Sagar Ki Kashti' and Hansraj Hans 'Jhanjaria'includes Hyundai ad with Shahrukh Khan, LG, Godrej Coloursoft, SunsilkFruitamin, Philips etc. This down to earth, gorgeous beauty made herdebut onto Bollywood with 'Swades' (2004). She was chosen as the bestfemale debut 2005 by Zee Cine, Bollywood and Star Screen. Gayatri gotmarried to Vikas Oberoi, a well-known entrepreneur on 27 August 2005.

12. Maduri Dixit
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Madhuri,the pretty, charming actress cum graceful dancer in Hindi films isfamous for her million dollar smile. Although she started her career asa model, she didn't succeed in the field. She was introduced in thefilm 'Abodh' (1986), but it was 'Tezaab' (1988) that gave her a bigbreak. With her acting skill and superb performance in various filmsMadhuri was renamed as female Amitabh Bachchan. The awards to hercredit includes 5 Filmfare awards, 3 Screen Videocon Awards and Zee LuxCine Award. She got married to Doctor Sri Ram Nene on October 17, 1999.The svelte dazzling beauty with prominent features became theheartthrob of millions with her hard work and professionalism.

13. Aishwarya Rai
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
AishwaryaRai, the stunning beauty from Mangalore (Karnataka) in India, shot intofame when she was crowned the Miss World 1994. Her film career began ina Tamil Film 'Iruvar' in1997, but it was her stint in the Hindi film'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' that gave her a real break. Thisgreen-blue-eyed model turned film star achieved fame internationally byappearing in famous shows such as Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman aswell as a number of Hollywood films. She is the first Indian actressto be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and the firstIndian female to be immortalized in wax at the world famous MadameTussaud’s wax museum in London. This gorgeous, highly photogenic star,has a perfect figure and beautiful eyes. It is her grace and confidencethat have taken her to the top as a model, actress and a superstar inIndia and other Asian countries.

14. Sushmita Sen
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
SushmitaSen, the first Indian to win the Miss Universe 1994 was born inHyderabad. She stepped into the film industry from the world offashion. The charming, gorgeous Sush with a fascinating smile hasbeautiful eyes and a tall, perfect figure. Though very talented, tillnow she didn't get an opportunity to prove herself as a successfulactress. This brilliant, down to earth personality has much more than abeautiful face. Sushmita enjoys writing prose and poetry and likesinstrumental music. She is very fond of children and has adopted a babygirl whom she has named Renee. She won the Filmfare Best SupportingActress award in the year 2000. Sushmita was positioned at number 6 inthe 2004 Filmfare top ten actress list.


15. Rani Mukherjee
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
TheBengali damsel Rani Mukherjee with her gifted acting talent is oneamong the most successful actresses in Bollywood. Though she wasintroduced through the movie 'Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat' (1996), Rani wasnoted in 'Ghulam', and her film 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' shot her ontoovernight stardom. A cousin to Kajol and daughter of director RamMukherjee, Rani had made a name for herself in the industry throughsheer hard work. She's got something different and acting comesnaturally to her as she proved herself in the classic 'Black'. Rani'ssimple looks, charm, innocent smile, twinkling eyes and natural beautyhas won her a place in the hearts of the moviegoers. In a short span oftime, she has worked with all the top actors and top class directorsand production companies.


16. Preity Zinta

100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Charmingand attractive Preity Zinta began her career as a model, televisionanchor and later as a commercial actress. Her dimpled smile andexpressions in the Lyril ad, won her the hearts of millions andattracted the film fraternity. The gorgeous, bubbly Preity, born inShimla, debuted in Mani Ratnam's 'Dil Se' (1998) and made a mark in theindustry with 'Kya Kehna'. She takes a lot of care in choosing herroles and each of her characters are far different. Preity is very muchtalented and hard working and while acting she portrays a myriad ofemotions on her face. Her screen presence, inherent style, twinklingeyes, dazzling smile and down to earth nature has made her the favoriteactress of Bollywood.


17. Tara Sharma
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Knownmodel turned actress, Tara Sharma - the la-di-dah girl, is a graduatefrom London School of Economics. Born to Pratap Sharma, a well-knownvoiceover artiste in India and an English mother, Tara was alwaysactively involved with theatre. This dazzling beauty entered the tinselworld of glamour through ad films, and has appeared in ads like Lakme,Pond's, Pepsi, Fair and Lovely, Liril etc. The petite pretty girl withher luminescent eyes and perfect features caught the public's gaze andsoon became a model to reckon with. She debuted in films with a smallrole in 'Om Jai Jagdish' (2002). The success of Indra Kumars 'Masti'(2004) and Madhur Bhandrakars 'Page 3' (2005) has made her a prizecommodity in Bollywood


18.Bipasha Basu
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Thesilver screen sensation, Bipasha Basu came into the limelight when shewon the Famous Ford Supermodels Contest. Besides doing severalcommercial advertisements she did the famous video ‘Tu’ for SonuNigam’s album, Kismat. The five feet eight inches tall light-eyedBengali dusky beauty is a new asset to Hindi Film World. The sexysymbol of Bollywood was bold enough to accept unusual roles. Her debutrole in 'Ajnabee' has very much appreciated and 'Raaz' proved to be aboon for Bipasha. This dazzling, hot actress feels her eyes are herstrong feature.


19. Koel Mullick
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
CharmingBengali actress Koel Mullick, daughter of Bengali actor Ranjit Mullick,debuted with the film Haranath Chakraborty’s 'Nater Guru' (2003). Thispetite girl created a sensation of sorts with her first film.Expressive, beautiful and blessed with a natural star appeal, Koel isan aspiring Odissi dancer. With in a short span of time this honey eyedbeauty has became one of the most happening star in the Bengali filmindustry.


20. Katrina Kaif
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
KatrinaKaif, the model with a captivating look and voluptuous figure was bornto a Kashmiri father and English mother. Brought up in London, sheshifted to Mumbai to take acting as a full-fledged career. Thisstunning beauty debuted in the Hindi film ‘Boom’. Her gorgeous face andhourglass figure, have given her chances in numerous advertisements andmusic videos. Highly professional, Katrina is known in the industry asthe beauty with brains.
21. Priyanka Chopra
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
PriyankaChopra, Miss World 2000 made her debut in Bollywood films with 'TheHero'. Born in Jamshedpur, the extremely beautiful, sensuous, hotmodel-cum-actress has achieved a lot in a short time. She is the onlyIndian in USA to have been selected at state level for the Nationalopus Honour choir. Priyanka with large twinkling eyes and captivatingsmile, is a genuine, selfless, down to earth, warm and lovingpersonality. She enjoys reading, singing, writing poetry and shortstories. She has worked for several social welfare programmes. Thestrongest personality traits of this beauty is the courage ofconviction and her power with words. A born fighter, the unique thingabout Priyanka lies in her attitude and the way she carries herself.She has never compromised on her moral values.

22. Simran
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
SimranNaval, the Punjabi girl professionally known as Simran, debuted in theHindi film 'Tere Mere Sapne'. Before coming into the field, she wascompering the popular show 'Superhit Muqabala'. The svelte beauty latermoved to the Tamil film industry and established herself as an actressof repute. Her willingness to act opposite anybody and expose, and theno-nonsense attitude to work had made her South India's superb heroine.With some powerful roles, Simran proved that she is not just a glamourdoll, but an actress with tremendous talent. The stunning beauty withsharp features, impish smile, and pleasing personality has swayed thehearts of lakhs of people.

23. Koena Mitra
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
KoenaMitra the dusky svelte beauty hailing from Calcutta was the winner ofGladrags Mega Model 2002 and a semi-finalist of Miss Intercontinental.Intending to become an actress, this sultry model featured in a fewmusic videos and commercials like Clinic all clear, Maruti Alto etc.Koena is a trained Indian and Western dancer. Hot and sexy, thisBengali bombshell forayed into Bollywood with a scorching item numberin Ram Gopal Varma's 'Road' (2002) and debuted as a heroine in the film'Musafir' (2004).


24. Sameera Reddy
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Hotand sizzling Sameera Reddy, who featured in Pankaj Udhas music video'Ahista', started modelling as a gateway to the tinsel world. Youngestand the most pampered of the Reddy sisters, popular VJ's Meghna andSushma, she debuted with the film 'Maine Dil Tujhko Diya' (2002) andhas come a long way from a simple actress to a sex symbol of Bollywood.Trained in Kathak, this tall dusky beauty shot to fame with herdare-bare roles in 'Darna Mana Hai'(2003) and 'Musafir' (2004). Theglamour girl was introduced to the southern film industry through theTelugu film 'Narasimhudu' opposite NTR Junior


25. Rekha
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Rekha,Bollywood's crown and pride, and daughter of south Indian actors GeminiGaneshan and Pushpavalli, began her acting career at the young age of13. Her first film 'Sawan Bhadon' was released in 1970. Themetamorphosis of this dark, plump and not so beautiful duckling to agolden mermaid drastically boosted her image in the tinsel world. Shehas an aura of glamour and mystery. The sexy looking damsel with heavyeye make-up and pouting lips made her mark in the early eighties withher superb performance in 'Khubsoorat'. Crowned as the ‘EvergreenTimeless Beauty', the dashing Rekha holds an empowering persona withversatility, humbleness, grace and faith. Even at the gracious 50,Rekha's mystical beauty continues to enthrall the hearts of millions.


26. Urmila Mandotkar
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
UrmilaMatondkar, a Maharashtrian girl from a middle class family stepped intofilmdom as a child artist. She appeared in a number of films, the mostpopular being the award winning film 'Masoom' (1982). The beautifulgirl with her impressive figure debuted as a heroine in the Malayalammovie 'Chanakya' (1989) and later with the Bollywood movie'Narsimha'(1991). After a few insignificant movies, it was hermagnificent performance in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Rangeela' (1995), thatgot her recognition as an actress. The film boosted up her career, andher sizzling and stunning looks in it made her the hottest girl onscreen. She received Filmfare best supporting actress award 1999 for'Judaai'. This skillful actress has proved her immense talent then andagain in films like Satya (1998), Pinjar (2003), 'Maine Gandhi Ko NahinMara' (2005) etc.


27. Richa Pallod
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Modelturned actress, Richa Pallod, made her entry into the tinsel world witha minute role in the film 'Pardes' (1997). She started modeling at theage of 16, has featured for several ads films and appeared in FalguniPathak’s music videos 'Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi' and 'Piya Se Mil Ke AayeNain'. The cute actress debuted with the Telugu flick 'Nuvve Kavali'(2000) which won rare reviews and bagged her Filmfare best actressaward. Later she did several films in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi butfailed to establish a career as a heroine and settled to characterroles.


28. Rimii Sen
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
TheKolkata babe, Rimii Sen or Rimi Sen shifted to Mumbai to achieve herdream of becoming an actress. She plunged into showbiz with her Cokecommercial with Aamir Khan. She became one of the most popular face inthe small screen featuring in ads like Taj Mahal Tea, Parachute Enrich,Ariel, Videocon AC, Dettol etc. The gorgeous Bengali beauty got a breakin Bollywood with her debut film 'Hungama' (2003). The success of'Dhoom' (2004) paved a new path for this dusky girl and made herpopular. Rimii is a brilliant Odissi dancer who has won a nationalscholarship for it. She dropped her last name 'Sen' as there was toomany Sen's in the industry.


29. Bhoomika Chawla
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LovelyBhoomika Chawla alias Rachana is born to an upright military family inDelhi. The limpid-eyed beauty later moved to Mumbai, and started hercareer with ad films and Hindi music video albums. Though she enteredthe tinsel world with the film 'Yuvakudu' (2000) in Telugu, Bhoomikashot into fame with the sensational success of 'Kushi', also in Teluguand even received the 'Best Actress Award' for the film. The gorgeousbeauty, equally popular in Tamil, stepped into Bollywood with the bighit 'Tere Naam'. With her natural beauty, graceful movements and warmsmile she has carved a niche for herself in the hearts of cine goers.


30. Hema Malini
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
HemaMalini, the dream girl of the seventies, hailing from the South,started her career with 'Sapno Ka Saudagar' (1968). Initially she did afew trivial films, then her outstanding performance in 'Seeta AurGeeta’(1972) established her as the queen of the box-office. With hercaptivating beauty and tinkling laugh Hema, soon became the heartthrobof the masses in the late seventies and early eighties. An excellentBharat Natyam dancer, wife to Dharmendra, one of Bollywood's biggeststars, she eventually shifted from acting to direction to television tostage dance shows. In 2000, she was awarded the 'Padma Shri' by thegovernment of India. After a long break, she has recently made acomeback to films. Very ambitious, Hema has always lead her life herway, and this still gorgeous actress in her fifties is busy withpolitics, social work and of course films.





31. Lara Dutta
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
LaraDutta, the model-turned-actress, was born in Ghaziabad. Before becomingMiss Universe 2000, she was a leading fashion and print model. She hasappeared in several ads and debuted in the super hit movie Andaz(2003). The suave, smart and sexy actress is high spirited and veryadventurous by nature. This trained Bharatnatyam dancer loves to spendtime by reading autobiographies.

32. Minissha Lamba
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
MinisshaLamba, a known face in the modelling circuit, debuted with the filmYahaan (2005). The former face of Cadbury's chocolate commercial wasborn in a Punjabi speaking Sikh family in New Delhi. A graduate fromMiranda House, Minissha has trained under N.K Sharma's Act One theatregroup. The acting career of this petite actress seems to have taken offon a good start. This demure damsel has gained a lot of appreciationfor her brilliant performance in her debut movie.


33. Mahima Chaudhary
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Modelturned actress, Mahima Chaudhary started modeling since her collegedays. Born as Ritu Chaudhary, this beauty from Darjeeling debuted withSubhash Ghai's 'Pardes' (1997). Her performance won rave reviews andbagged awards like Lux face of the year, Lux Zee Cine Best FemaleDebutant and Filmfare Best Female Debutant for the year 1997. Beforegetting into films, this ramp model did a short stint as a VJ forChannel V and has appeared in various commercials including Pepsi adalong with Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Though Mahima won many heartswith her bubbly presence and beautiful smile, her film career did nothave a very smooth sail. But her initial performances were appreciatedin movies like 'Daag-The Fire', 'Dil Kya Kare' (1999)etc.


34. Amrita Arora
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
AmritaArora started her career as a model and earned recognition throughregular video jockeying on MTV. This hazel eyed beauty, sister ofMalaika Arora, featured in ads like Ponds, Elle 18, Sunsilk Fruitaminsetc and made her Bollywood debut with 'Kitne Door Kitne Paas' (2002).The petite actress with a delightful smile and sparkling eyes wasnoticed and has carved a name for herself within a short span. She iswell known for her dare to bare sexy role in the controversial film'Girlfriend' (2004).


35. Malaika Arora
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Hotand dazzling Malaika Arora Khan, veejay turned model turned actress, isone of the best known sex symbols in the glamour world. A face ofinnumerable brands, the dusky beauty with her glossy lips, temptingpout and stunning figure shot to limelight through the MTV show'Loveline'. This ramp goddess, sister of Amrita Arora, always lovesbeing in front of the camera and became a big hit in the small screen.Trained in Russian ballet, Jazz ballet and Bharat Natyam, Malaika, hasdone various item numbers and prominent among them is 'Chaiya Chaiya'sequence in the film Dil Se (1998) opposite Shahrukh Khan. She gotmarried to Arbaaz Khan in February 1999 and has a son Arhaan.


36. Amisha Patel
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GorgeousAmisha with twinkling eyes, effervescent smile and long lavish hairstarted her film career with 'Kaho Naa Pyar Hai' (2000). Born inMumbai, this trained Indian classical dancer after completing herschooling, left for the US to pursue biotech engineering. The brilliantgirl won a gold-medal in Economics from the State University of Boston,worked for a finance company and did some modelling in between. Herbrief modeling stint caught everyone's eye and paved the way for herentry into films. Amisha gave a mind blowing performance in the film'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha'. This talented actress is a strong, determinedgirl who believes in achieving her dreams and is very dedicated,sincere and hard working.



37. Preeti Jhangiani
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
PreetiJhangiani aka Preeti Zingania, won the hearts of millions as the 'ChuiMui Girl' in Rajshri's music video 'Yeh Hai Prem'. It paved the way forher entry into Bollywood, with the film 'Mohabbatein' (2000). Beforethat, the petite girl acted in one or two South Indian films,Mazhavillu (1999) in Malayalam being her debut film. Preeti's angelicvisage, cute- charming face and childlike innocence make people takenotice of her. Watching romantic movies, web browsing and listening tomusic are the hobbies of this model turned actress who featured incommercials like Nirma Sandal Soap, Dabur Vatika etc.


38. Meena
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Meena,one of the popular South Indian actress, started her film career as achild artiste and has acted in more than 100 films in Telugu, Tamil,Kannada and Malayalam. The dove-eyed beauty debuted as a heroine in theTamil movie 'Oru Pudiya Kadhai' (1990) and shot to fame with'Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu' (1991) in Telugu.This beautiful andtalented actress who has paired with all the big heroes of South Indianfilms, became the favourite star of cinegoers with her classic looks,sparkling eyes and cheerful smile. Sincere, hard working and very downto earth, Meena established her abilities to catapult herself as aversatile actress. She has received many honours and awards and some ofthem includes Kalai Maamani award 1997 from Tamil Nadu Government, TwoNandi Best Actress Awards from Andhra Pradesh Government, Six CinemaExpress Best Actress Awards etc.


39. Kareena Kapoor
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and others
Thesensational hazel eyed Kareena aka Bebo started her film career withthe film 'Refugee' (2000). Though the film didn't do as well asexpected, Kareena's performance was critically acclaimed. Born to theprestigious Kapoor family, she is the grand daughter of the legendaryactor Raj Kapoor and daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita. Kareena isan extrovert with versatile acting aptitude, ethereal looks andravishing features. She has achieved a lot of fame within a short timeand has become the heartthrob of millions. She confirmed her status asa talented actress with her outstanding performance in various filmssuch as Asoka, Chameli, Dev etc. The suave beauty with drop-dead lookshas a magnetic persona and an amazing screen presence.


40. Neha Dhupia
100 most beautiful women of India Bollywood and othersNehaDhupia, Femina Miss India Universe 2002, hailing from a militarybackground was always fascinated by the glamour field. She started hercareer at the age of 19, did a few plays, music videos and Tele serialsand also featured in the lead role in an Indo-Japanese movie. Neha madea sensuous debut in Bollyood with the film 'Qayamat' (2003) and sincethen has become a big bombshell of Bollywood. She also did two Telugumovies. The popularity of this hot damsel augmented with her boldportrayal in the controversial film 'Julie'(2004).