India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, and the essence of beauty lies in diversity. We mean there’s more than one face of beauty! Let us take you on a sweet ride across our nation with the 30 most beautiful women in India, all from different parts of it.
These beauties have made contributions and excelled in their fields from cinema to sports and from literature to music. We have a bunch of some really talented and beautiful women lined up for you.
Let’s have a look at our list.
It seems like Aishwarya Rai has never stopped being beautiful. She has always managed to look breathtaking! She won the Miss World pageant in 1994 and ever since, she has established herself as one of the most influential and celebrated actresses of India. She has often been regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world!
Deepika Padukone has won our hearts over and over again with her path-breaking performances in films such as Piku, Bajirao, Tamasha and several others. The lady with her million-dollar smile recently starred in the Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Besides her acting career, she is very vocal about issues such as Depression and Feminism, and she also runs a foundation to spread awareness about mental health called The Live Love Laugh Foundation.
[ Read: Deepika Padukone Beauty Secrets ]
The winner of the year 2000’s ‘Miss World’ title, Priyanka Chopra has taken the world by storm. She is doing exceptionally well for herself and the sensational actress has gained popularity even in the West with her show ‘Quantico’. She also played a role in the recent film ‘Baywatch’. She’s winning all the awards and she was also honored with the Padma Shri last year. Way to go, PeeCee!
Waheeda Rahman is a classic legend of Indian cinema; she is the ‘Golden Girl’ of yesteryears. This evergreen woman started her acting career with films in the South. With age, she has only grown more and more graceful, and we can’t stop admiring her beauty!
The ‘Dream Girl’ of Bollywood has had an incredible journey from being one of the most acclaimed actresses of our country to being a filmmaker and also a politician. She made her acting debut in the Tamil film ‘Ithu Sathiyam’ and ever since she’s had many notable works to her name. She was also awarded the Padma Bhushan for her contribution to Indian cinema.
Even at 50 years, Madhuri Dixit is still our film industry’s classic beauty that ruled our hearts for several decades. With her natural acting skills, her million-dollar smile and her graceful dancing, she sure is one of the most celebrated actresses of Indian cinema. Besides winning so many awards, she was also honored with the Padma Shri in 2007.
The one thing that rings in our heads when we look at Lisa Haydon is ‘stunning, stunning, stunning’! The model-turned-actress has lived in Australia and the U.S before moving back to India in 2007. It’s been an eventful journey for her career wise. She recently got married and had her first child. We can’t get over how gorgeous this dusky beauty is!
Kareena Kapoor’s cinematic journey began with Refugee, in 2000. Over the last two decades, the beautiful actress has done some phenomenal wok in films like Chameli, Jab We Met, Omkara, Talaash and others. She is one woman who looks just as fabulous all natural, without having any traces of makeup on because of her exceptional features.
Sushmita Sen is one of those timeless-beauties. The gorgeous Bengali actress and model was the winner of the Miss Universe pageant of 1994. She was the first Indian woman to wear the crown. She has acted in a bunch of movies and rose to stardom with the Tamil film ‘Ratchagan’. She broke norms and challenged Indian social taboos by adopting a baby girl when she was only 25.
The woman with the expressive smile is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in Bollywood today. Known in the media for her outspoken personality, she supports various causes such as rights of the LGBT community and raising breast cancer awareness. Sonam also won the National Award for her performance in Neerja. She is an endorser of several prominent brands.
[ Read: Sonam Kapoor Beauty Secrets Revealed ]
She went from being a Bollywood actor to a full-fledged entrepreneur. Even at this age, Shilpa Shetty has more than just maintained her toned body and her gorgeous looks. She has turned into a fitness guru not only for our folks in India but also people throughout the world. After winning the Celebrity Big Brother 5 TV series, she gained immense popularity all over!
[ Read: Shilpa Shetty Beauty And Fitness Secrets ]
Rani Mukherjee – the phenomenal Bong beauty started off her career in Bollywood at just 16 and with that began her journey of blockbuster hits and some really substantial roles. She has her distinctive charm – be it the caramel-colored eyes, the prettiest of smiles and her dusky glow! She has always been a natural beauty and has been so true to her persona. She was honored with the National Award in 2015 for her brilliant performance in the film Maradaani.
This elegant woman is a model, actress and a producer who also won the title of Miss Asia Pacific in the year 2000. She made her acting debut with ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ and later appeared in a whole bunch of other films. Besides being incredibly gorgeous, Dia is constantly involved in social work. She once tweeted that she disliked the word ‘charity’ because the idea of giving is not charity. That’s a lovely thought!
Nandita Das is someone who has worn many hats – a celebrated actress, a director and a very important contributor to Indian cinema and its evolution. The brilliant woman is also known for her simplicity and being her natural self at all times with this whole ethnic and exuberant sense of style. One can’t help but notice her quality of modesty and effortlessness in the way she carries herself and does her work. Sheer brilliance!
She began her acting career in theatre before venturing out into films, and she sure has come a long way. The unconventional beauty has paved her way into huge projects, and she hasn’t failed to win hearts and appreciation with her performance in films like ‘Parched’ and ‘Phobia’. The dusky brown-eyed actress does have some incredible acting skills. Do check out her short film ‘Ahalya’ by Sujoy Ghosh!
The poised beauty is one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood. She has done phenomenal work in movies like Omkara, Page 3, Life in a Metro, Mr. And Mrs. Iyer and several others. Besides her grace and versatility, she is known for being completely natural in front of the camera.
The ‘dusky beauty’ Laxmi Menon’s story is quite remarkable – Jean Paul Gaultier saw some of her work in an Indian magazine while he was in search of an Indian model to walk his Chanel show in Paris – and so her big story began – one of international fame, high-fashion runways and walking the ramp for the biggest fashion brands in the world. Isn’t she a total stunner?
The bold and beautiful Kalki is rather multi-talented. Besides being an incredible actor, she is also a playwright. She is known to speak her mind – be it with her unconventional film roles or about women empowerment. We really love her strong personality and she seems like the kind of woman who can hold a marvelous conversation!
Kajol with her bubbly, infectious personality is straight-up one of the most famous and prettiest actresses of her time. She is one woman who broke records for most best actress wins at the Filmfare awards. She was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2011. Besides her acting and being one of the most popular women in India, she is a social activist noted for her work with children and widows.
This gorgeousness named Tabu is one of the most versatile women in the film industry who can still make heads turn. She has acted in films of so many different languages, be it – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, and Bengali – she’s done it all. Her international works include ‘The Namesake’ and ‘Life of Pi’. She has won the National Award for Best Film Actress twice and was also awarded the Padma Shri. She is so beautiful because she seems like someone who can truly revel in her natural self.
The vibrant Vidya Balan is one of the finest actors in modern Indian cinema. She established herself with her unconventional roles in films like ‘Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahani’ where the protagonist was anything but perfect. The beautiful actress has also been honored with the Padma Shri.
The forever-charming Sonali Bendre initially started off her career as a model. She is recognized as one of the most beautiful actresses of her time. She is one of the top heroines of the 90s. She has worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Kannada films. This wonderful woman strongly believes that it’s important to give back to the society and thus involved in a lot of charity work.
This brilliant starlet has worked in movies like Margarita with a Straw, Fan and Jolly LLB 2. She graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. She is a woman who is so confident in her own skin. You must watch her Unblushed interview on YouTube to get a deeper insight into this beautiful mind.
The dusky beauty and acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee is best known for her performance in the British movie – ‘Brick Lane’. She won the National Film Award for the film ‘Dekh Indian Circus’. Recently, she appeared in the films ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ and ‘Parched’. She also happens to be the only Indian actress whose films were selected in three major international film festivals, all in the same year!
The gorgeous Chitrangada Singh with only a few movies holds a special place in Bollywood. She has worked in films like Desi Boyz and Inkaar. She has also been the brand ambassador for Airtel, Garnier, Taj Mahal Tea, Tanishq and other reputed brands. She definitely is one of the most stunning women in the industry!
This fabulous woman went from being a model, VJ and TV presenter to an actress and dancer. Malaika Arora gained popularity for her dancing in the famous song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’. Besides that, she is trained in Bharatnatyam, ballet and jazz ballet – that explains where she gets her wicked moves!
[ Read: Malaika Arora Beauty Secrets ]
Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the most celebrated playback singers in India. This gorgeous woman with her amazing voice and talent started performing at 4! She made her career debut at the age of 13. Being one of the most versatile singers in India, she has established a whole brand for herself, and she has fans – including veteran singers like Lata Mangeshkar!
This fierce lady was formerly ranked No. 1 in the women’s double rankings in Tennis. With her passion and strong skill in the sport, she has established herself as the most successful Indian Tennis player ever as well as one of the highest-paid athletes in India. Besides winning a whole lot of medals, this woman was honored with the country’s highest award for achievement in sports, that is – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. We can’t help but be awestruck by her determination, accomplishments, and beauty.
The lovely Anuja Chauhan is one of India’s popular contemporary authors and advertisers. She is often described as ‘the best writer of the Indian commercial fiction genre’. Chauhan worked in the renowned ad agency – J.Walter Thompson, India for over 17 years, eventually becoming vice-president and executive creative director, before quitting in 2010 to pursue a full-time career in literature. Beauty with a whole lot of brains, isn’t it?
This gritty woman has indeed created a buzz around women’s cricket along with her team. She is the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. She is now regarded as one of the greatest cricketing batters in the game besides being the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket. This incredible woman was honored with the Padma Shri in 2015. Way to go!
Don’t you agree that the concept of beauty goes beyond age, color, structure and rather any notion that is constructed around “beauty ideals” by the society?
These are only 30 names but certainly, there are so many more phenomenal and beautiful women in our country who have done us proud in one way or another. Hope you enjoyed the read!
Do you have your favorite list of beautiful Indian women? Name them in the comments section below. We are all ears :)
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