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List of Bollywood Actresses

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This is a list of notable actresses who have starred in Bollywood films as leading roles.

1920s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1920 Patience Cooper Damayanti
1922 Fatma Begum Veer Abhimanyu
Sultana Veer Abhimanyu
1923 Zubeida Kohinoor
1925 Seeta Devi Prem Sanyas
Ruby Myers Cinema Ki Rani
1926 Gohar Mamajiwala Baap Kamai

1930s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1930 Sabita Devi Kamaner Aagun
Mehtab Kamaal-e-Shamsheer
1931 Esther Victoria Abraham Toofani Tiruni
Kajjanbai Shirin Farhad
Khursheed Bano Eye for an eye
1932 Firoza Begum Bewafa Qatil
Lalita Pawar Kailash
Durga Khote Maya Machhindra
1933 Sardar Akhtar Id Ka Chand
Bibbo Rangila Rajput
Devika Rani Karma
1935 Fearless Nadia Hunterwali
Shobhna Samarth Nigahe Nafrat
Jaddanbai Talashe Haq
Leela Chitnis Shri Satyanarayan
Naseem Banu Khoon Ka Khoon
1936 Jamuna Barua Das
Shanta Apte Amar Jyoti
1937 Kanan Devi Vidyapati
1938 Sitara Devi Watan
1939 Begum Khurshid Mirza Bhakti

1940s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1940 Sadhana Bose Kumkum the Dancer
1941 Nalini Jaywant Bahen
1942 Sulochana Latkar Marvi
Meena Shorey Phir Milenge
Veena Garib
Swaran Lata Awaaz
Leela Desai Tamanna
1943 Nargis Taqdeer
Suraiya Ishara
Mumtaz Shanti Kismet
1944 Begum Para Chand
Sumitra Devi Meri Bahen
1945 Asha Posley Champa
Munawar Sultana Pehli Nazar
Noor Jehan Zeenat
1946 Rehana Hum Ek Hain
Meena Kumari Bachchon Ka Khel
1947 Madhubala Neel Kamal
1948 Nigar Sultana Shikayat
Uma Anand Neecha Nagar
Kamini Kaushal Neecha Nagar
1949 Nimmi Barsaat
Shakila Duniya
Shammi Ustad Pedro
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Nishan

1950s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1950 Nirupa Roy Har Har Mahadev
Nutan Hamari Beti
1951 Geeta Bali Baazi
Kalpana Kartik
Bina Rai Kali Ghata
1952 Nadira Aan
1953 Sandhya Teen Batti Char Raasta
1954 Shyama Aar Paar
Vyjayanthimala Nagin
Ameeta Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Pasupuleti Kannamba Manohar
1955 Suchitra Sen Devdas
1956 Waheeda Rehman C.I.D.
Helen Halaku
Anjali Devi Devta
1957 Mala Sinha Pyaasa
1958 Padmini Ragini
1959 Minoo Mumtaz Black Cat
Asha Parekh

1960s[edit]

Year Name Debut film Notable films
1960 Sadhana Love in Shimla Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Waqt (1965), Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)
1961 Saira Banu Junglee Bluff Master (1963), Padosan (1968), Hera Pheri (1976)
Tanuja Samarth Hamari Yaad Aayegi Jewel Thief (1967), Haathi Mere Saathi (1971), Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)
Mumtaz Stree Do Raaste (1969), Khilona (1970), Loafer (1973)
Aruna Irani Gunga Jumna Bobby (1973), Beta (1992), Suhaag (1994)
1962 Leela Naidu Anuradha
1963 Rajshree Grahasti
Jamuna Ek Raaz
1964 Savitri Ganga Ki Lahren
Sharmila Tagore Kashmir Ki Kali Aradhana (1969), Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973), Mausam (1975)
1965 Nanda Jab Jab Phool Khile
1966 Neetu Singh Suraj
Babita Dus Lakh Raaz (1967), Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968), Banphool (1971)
1967 Vimi Hamraaz
Moushumi Chatterjee Balika Badhu Anuraag (1972), Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Prem Bandhan (1979)
1968 Sowcar Janaki Teen Bahuraniyan
Kanchana Teen Bahuraniyan
Jayanthi Teen Bahuraniyan
Hema Malini Sapno Ka Saudagar Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Dream Girl (1977), Baghban (2003)

1970s[edit]

Year Name Debut film Notable films
1970 Rekha Sawan Bhadon Ghar (1978), Umrao Jaan (1981), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)
1971 Jaya Bachchan Guddi Kora Kagaz (1974), Nauker (1979), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
Farida Jalal Laal Patthar Henna (1991), Mammo (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Zeenat Aman Hare Rama Hare Krishna Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1979), Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980)
Raakhee Sharmilee Daag (1973), Tapasya (1976),
Shakti
(1982)
1973 Dimple Kapadia Bobby Saagar (1985), Kaash (1987), Rudaali (1993)
Parveen Babi Charitra Majboor (1974), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Namak Halaal (1982)
Reena Roy Zaroorat Nagin (1976), Aasha (1980), Sanam Teri Kasam (1982)
1974 Shabana Azmi Ankur Arth
(1982), Khandhar (1984), Godmother (1999)
1975 Smita Patil Charandas Chor Bhumika (1977),
Chakra
(1981),
Mirch Masala (1985)
1978 Debashree Roy Ghata Jiyo To Aise Jiyo (1981), Kabhie Ajnabi The (1985), Hindustani Sipahi (2002)
Poonam Dhillon Trishul Noorie (1979), Red Rose (1980), Naam (1986),
1979 Jaya Prada Sargam Sharabi (1984),
Sanjog (1985),
Aulad (1987)
Reema Lagoo Sinhasan Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Aashiqui (1990), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)
Sridevi Solva Sawan Sadma (1983), ChaalBaaz (1989), English Vinglish (2012)

1980s[edit]

Year Name Debut film Notable films
1980 Tina Munim Karz Rocky (1981), Alag Alag (1985), Adhikar (1986)
1981 Rati Agnihotri Ek Duuje Ke Liye Farz Aur Kanoon (1982),
Tawaif
(1985), Hukumat (1987)
1981 Padmini Kolhapure Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai Prem Rog (1982),
Souten (1983), Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985),
1983 Meenakshi Seshadri Hero Jurm (1990), Damini (1993), Ghatak: Lethal (1996)
Amrita Singh Betaab Mard (1985), Naam (1986), Aaina (1993)
1984 Madhuri Dixit Abodh Dil (1990), Beta (1992), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)
Neelam Jawaani Ilzaam (1986), Aag Hi Aag (1987), Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989)
1985 Mandakini Ram Teri Ganga Maili Jeeva (1986), Loha (1987), Taqdeer Ka Tamasha (1990)
1986 Farha Naaz Naseeb Apna Apna Love 86 (1986), Woh Phir Aayegi (1988), Begunaah (1991)
1988 Juhi Chawla Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Bol Radha Bol (1992), Darr (1993), Yes Boss (1997)
1989 Nandita Das Parinati Fire (1996), 1947 Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000)
Roopa Ganguly Ek Din Achanak Bahaar Aane Tak (1990), Gopalaa (1994), Barfi! (2012)
Pooja Bhatt Daddy Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Sadak (1991), Zakhm (1998)
Bhagyashree Maine Pyar Kiya Tyagi (1992), Janani (2006), Red Alert: The War Within (2010)

1990s[edit]

Year Name Debut film Notable films
1991 Urmila Matondkar Narsimha Rangeela (1995), Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001), Bhoot (2003)
Manisha Koirala Saudagar 1942: A Love story (1994), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Dil Se.. (1998)
Zeba Bakhtiyar Heena Stuntman (1994), Jai Vikraanta (1995)
Madhoo Phool Aur Kaante Ravan Raaj: A True Story (1995), Diljale (1996), Yeshwant (1997)
Karisma Kapoor Prem Qaidi Anari (1993), Raja Hindustani (1996), Fiza (2000)
Raveena Tandon Patthar Ke Phool Mohra (1994), Dulhe Raja (1998), Daman (2001)
Ayesha Jhulka Kurban Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992),
Dalaal
(1993), Masoom (1996)
Mamta Kulkarni Tirangaa Aashik Awara (1993), Andolan (1995), Karan Arjun (1995)
1992 Divya Bharti Vishwatma Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Deewana (1992),
Rang (1993)
Kajol Bekhudi Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), My Name Is Khan (2010)
1993 Shilpa Shetty Baazigar Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Dhadkan (2000), Phir Milenge (2004)
1994 Seema Biswas Bandit Queen Water (2005), Vivah (2006), Half Girlfriend (2017)
Sonali Bendre Aag English Babu Desi Mem (1996), Sarfarosh (1999), Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000)
Tabu Vijaypath Maachis (1996), Chandni Bar (2001), Cheeni Kum (2007)
Rituparna Sengupta Teesra Kaun ? Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005), Gauri: The Unborn (2007), Life Express (2010)
1995 Twinkle Khanna Barsaat Jaan (1996), Baadshah (1999), Joru Ka Ghulam (2000)
1996 Rani Mukerji Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chalte Chalte (2003), Hichki (2018)
Sushmita Sen Dastak Sirf Tum (1999), Filhaal... (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003)
1997 Mahima Chaudhry Pardes Dil Kya Kare (1999), Dhadkan (2000), The Film (2005)
Aishwarya Rai Aur Pyar Ho Gaya Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Devdas (2002), Guzaarish (2010)
Pooja Batra Virasat Bhai (1997), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Taj Mahal (2006)
1998 Preity Zinta Dil Se.. Kya Kehna (2000), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004)

2000s[edit]

Year Name Debut film Notable films
2000 Shamita Shetty Mohabbatein
Kim Sharma
Preeti Jhangiani
Kareena Kapoor Refugee Chameli (2004), Omkara (2006), Ra.One (2011)
Ameesha Patel Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2001 Dia Mirza Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
Gracy Singh Lagaan
Isha Koppikar Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
Bipasha Basu Ajnabee Raaz (2002), Corporate (2006), Alone (2015)
Sandali Sinha Tum Bin
Keerthi Reddy Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
Monica Bedi
Riya Sen Style
2002 Esha Deol Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche
Amrita Rao Ab Ke Baras Main Hoon Na (2004), Vivah (2006), Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Gauri Karnik Sur
Tulip Joshi Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Amrita Arora Kitne Door Kitne Paas
2003 Chitrangada Singh Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Genelia D'Souza Tujhe Meri Kasam
Shriya Saran
Shenaz Treasury Ishq Vishk
Nauheed Cyrusi Inteha
Rimi Sen Hungama
Lara Dutta Andaaz
Priyanka Chopra Aitraaz (2004), Fashion (2008), Mary Kom (2014)
Neha Dhupia Qayamat: City Under Threat
Bhumika Chawla Tere Naam
Vidya Malvade Inteha
Celina Jaitly Janasheen
Mallika Sherawat Khwahish
Meher Vij Saaya
Sakshi Shivanand Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
Katrina Kaif Boom New York (2009), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Dhoom 3 (2013),
2004 Soha Ali Khan Dil Maange More!!!
Gayatri Joshi Swades
Ayesha Takia Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Manjari Fadnis Rok Sako To Rok Lo Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)
2005 Minissha Lamba Yahaan
Konkona Sen Page 3
Radhika Apte Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
Tamannaah Chand Sa Roshan Chehra
Vidya Balan Parineeta The Dirty Picture (2011), Kahaani (2012), Tumhari Sulu (2017)
Meera Nazar
2006 Kangana Ranaut Gangster Woh Lamhe... (2006), Queen (2013), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015),"Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi"(2019)
2007 Anaitha Nair Chak De! India
Shilpa Shukla
Chitrashi Rawat
Sagarika Ghatge
Seema Azmi
Sonam Kapoor Saawariya Raanjhanaa (2013), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Neerja (2016)
Deepika Padukone Om Shanti Om Love Aaj Kal (2009), Chennai Express (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Hansika Motwani Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story
2008 Asin Thottumkal Ghajini
Anushka Sharma Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Jab Tak Hai Jaan(2012),

PK(2014), Sultan (2016 film)(2016) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil(2016)

Prachi Desai Rock On!!
Richa Chadda Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
2009 Jacqueline Fernandez Aladin
Shruti Haasan Luck

2010s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
2010 Sonakshi Sinha Dabangg
Shraddha Kapoor Teen Patti
Zareen Khan Veer
Sandeepa Dhar Isi Life Mein
Sara Loren Kajraare
2011 Aditi Rao Hydari Yeh Saali Zindagi
Nushrat Bharucha Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Kajal Aggarwal Singham
Parineeti Chopra Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Nargis Fakhri Rockstar
Purbi Joshi Damadamm!
2012 Huma Qureshi Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
Yami Gautam Vicky Donor
Ileana D'Cruz Barfi!
Alia Bhatt Student of the Year
Neha Sharma Crook
Esha Gupta Jannat 2
Veena Malik Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai
Diana Penty Cocktail
Amy Jackson Ekk Deewana Tha
Sunny Leone Jism 2
2013 Vaani Kapoor Shuddh Desi Romance
Amyra Dastur Issaq
Armeena Khan Huff! It's Too Much
Urvashi Rautela Singh Saab the Great
Taapsee Pannu Chashme Baddoor
Rhea Chakraborty Mere Dad Ki Maruti
2014 Rakul Preet Singh Yaariyan
Sonali Raut The Xpose
Humaima Malick Raja Natwarlal
Kriti Sanon Heropanti
Lisa Haydon Queen
Kiara Advani Fugly
Daisy Shah Jai Ho
2015 Bhumi Pednekar Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Athiya Shetty Hero
2016 Sanya Malhotra Dangal
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Zaira Wasim
Ritika Singh Saala Khadoos
Mawra Hocane Sanam Teri Kasam
Pooja Hegde Mohenjo Daro
Saiyami Kher Mirzya
Kriti Kharbanda Raaz Reboot
Disha Patani M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
2017 Mahira Khan Raees
Saba Qamar Hindi Medium
Sajal Aly Mom
Zhu Zhu Tubelight
Nidhhi Agerwal Munna Michael
2018 Mithila Palkar Karwaan
Sara Ali Khan Kedarnath
Mouni Roy Gold
Radhika Madan Pataakha
Janhvi Kapoor Dhadak
2019 Tara Sutaria Student of the Year 2
Ananya Panday
2020 Hina Khan Hacked

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