20 Bollywood actresses short biography with Photo

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone

Born                 Karenjit Kaur Vohra
                          May 13, 1981
                          Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Ethnicity         Punjabi
Height             5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight             110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)
Spouse(s)         Daniel Weber (2011–present)
Website             sunnyleone.com
No. of adult films     56 as actress,
                                      59 as director
Karenjit Kaur Vohra(born May 13, 1981),better known by her stage name Sunny Leone is an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress and model.She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract star for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.Sunny Leone also appeared in censored advertisement of “I am Besharam” Her Porn website is still operated by Gamma Entertainment.She has also played roles in independent mainstream events, films and television shows. Her first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she worked as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India.

In 2011, she participated in the Indian reality television series Big Boss. She hosts the Indian reality show Splitsvilla.In 2012 she made her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt’s erotic thriller Jism 2 (2012) and shifted her focus to mainstream acting which was followed up with Jackpot (2013), Ragini MMS 2 (2014) and Ek Paheli Leela (2015).

Apart from her acting career she has been part of activism campaigns including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society and has also posed for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ad campaign with rescued dog, encouraging pet owners to have their cats and dogs spayed and neutered.


Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi SinhaBorn         Sonakshi Sinha,
               2 June 1987
              Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater     SNDT Women’s University
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2010–present
Height         5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Parent(s)     Shatrughan Sinha
Poonam Sinha
Relatives     Luv Sinha (brother)
                      Kush Sinha (brother)

Sonakshi Sinha (born June 2, 1987) is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood. The daughter of actors Shatrughan and Poonam, she began her career in film as a costume designer. She made her acting debut as Salman Khan’sleading lady in the highly successful action-drama Dabangg (2010), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Sinha has played the romantic interest of the male protagonists in several top-grossing action-dramas, including Rowdy Rathore (2012), Son of Sardaar (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012) and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014), though she was criticised for taking up roles that offered her limited scope. She received critical praise for her portrayal of a woman suffering from tuberculosis in the romantic drama Lootera (2013), for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2013.


Nargis Fakhri

Born         20 October 1979Nargis Fakhri
        Queens, New York, USA
Nationality     American
Occupation     Model, Actress
Years active     2004–present
Height         175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Website     www.nargisfakhri.com


Nargis Fakhri (born 1 October 1979) is an American model and actress. She has appeared on America’s Next Top Model and made her acting debut with the 2011 Bollywood film Rockstar. She went on to star in the Bollywood films Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014), and had a supporting role in the Hollywood film Spy (2015).



Prachi Desai

Born         12 September 1988 Prachi Desai
        Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2006—present
Prachi Desai (born 12 September 1988) is an Indian Bollywood film and television actress. She started her television career as the lead protagonist in successful TV drama Kasamh Se on Zee TV. She made her Bollywood career with the 2008 film Rock On!!. Her other notable features includes Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Bol Bachchan (2012) and I, Me Aur Main (2013). She is also the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and
the face of Goa Tourism and Neutrogena products in India. Desai also a brand ambassador of Luxlyra.


Sarah Jane Dias

Born         December 3, 1982 Sarah Jane Dias
Muscat, Oman
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress & Musician
        Modeling information
Height         5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color     Black
Eye color     Brown



Sarah Jane Dias is an Indian actress, host, VJ and former beauty queen. She was the winner of Femina Miss India 2007 and was a Channel V VJ.



Diana Penty

Born         2 November 1985 Diana Penty
        Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Model, actress
Years active     2005–present


Diana Penty (born 2 November 1985) is an Indian model and film actress who appears in Bollywood films. In 2005, she began a full-time modelling career when she was signed up by Elite Models India. Penty soon established a successful career as a model after walking the ramp for many of India’s top designers and endorsing prominent brands. She made her acting debut in Homi Adajania’s commercially successful romantic comedy Cocktail alongside Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, and gained appreciation for her performance.



Neha Sharma


Born         Neha SharmaNeha Sharma
        21 November 1987
        Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Occupation     Actress, model
Years active     2007–present


Neha Sharma (born 21 November 1987) is an Indian film actress and model. A native of Bihar, Sharma attended the Mount Carmel School in Bhagalpur and pursued a course in fashion design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi.

Sharma’s first role was in the Telugu film Chirutha, released in 2007. Her first Hindi film was Mohit Suri’s Crook, released in 2010. Sharma made a cameo appearance in Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani, and was cast in a full fledged role in Ekta Kapoor’s Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum.


Alia Bhatt

Born         15 March 1993Alia Bhatt
        Mumbai, India
Occupation     Actress, Singer
Years active     2012–present
Parent(s)     Mahesh Bhatt
Soni Razdan
Relatives     See Bhatt family
Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. The daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan, Bhatt first appeared on screen as a child artist in a minor role in the thriller Sangharsh (1999). As an adult, she made her acting debut with Karan Johar’s romantic drama Student of the Year (2012).

Bhatt’s portrayal of a teenage girl who develops stockholm syndrome in Imtiaz Ali’s road movie Highway (2014) garnered critical acclaim. She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also garnered a Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She went on to establish herself in Bollywood by starring opposite Arjun Kapoor in the romantic drama 2 States (2014) and Varun Dhawan in the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki
Dulhania (2014).

In addition to acting in films, Bhatt has sung two of her film songs. She participates in stage shows, and has launched her own line of clothing for women.


Parineeti Chopra

Born         October 22, 1988 Parineeti Chopra
Ambala, Haryana, India
Nationality     Indian
Ethnicity     Punjabi
Alma mater     University of Manchester
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2011–present


Parineeti Chopra (born 22 October 1988) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She has received several awards and nominations, including a Filmfare and National Film Award. Chopra initially aspired to pursue a career in investment banking, but after obtaining a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School she returned to India during the 2009 economic recession and joined Yash Raj Films as a public relations consultant. Later, she signed a three-film deal with the company as an actress.

Chopra made her acting debut with a supporting role in the 2011 romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, a moderate box-office success. Her performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The following year she played the lead female role in Ishaqzaade, a romantic drama that proved to be a critical and commercial success. Chopra was widely praised for her role which earned her several nominations in the Best Actress category (including Filmfare) and won her the National Film Award – Special Mention. She also garnered praise for her performances in the successful romantic comedies Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014).

In addition to acting in films, Chopra is active in humanitarian work and has a number of endorsement deals. Her prime accomplishments have made her one of the most promising new actresses in India.



Huma Qureshi

Born         Huma Saleem QureshiHuma Qureshi
28 July 1986
New Delhi, India
Nationality     Indian
Alma mater     University of Delhi
Occupation     Film actress model
Years active     2012–present


Huma Saleem Qureshi (born 28 July 1986) is an Indian film actress and model. She has received two Film fare Award nominations, and has established herself as one of the most promising new actresses in India. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in History Honours from the University of Delhi, Qureshi worked as a theatre actor and model. After working in several threatical productions, she moved to Mumbai and signed a two-year contract with Hindustan Unilever to appear in television commercials. During the shoot for a Samsung mobile commercial, Anurag Kashyap noticed her acting ability and signed her for a three-film deal with his company.

Qureshi made her film debut with a supporting role in the critically acclaimed two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Her performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and followed it with the box-office hits Ek Thi Daayan and Shorts. She also gained recognition for her performances in the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014) and the revenge drama Badlapur (2015).


Richa ChaddaRicha Chadda

Born         Amritsar, Punjab, India
Residence     Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality     Indian
Alma mater     St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Sophia College, Mumbai, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2008–present


Richa Chadda is an Indian actress. She made her Bollywood debut with the comedy-drama film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008). She was praised for her performance in the 2012 crime films Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and Part 2, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.



Ileana D’Cruz

Born         1 November 1987 Ileana D'Cruz
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress, model
Years active     2006–present
Parent(s)     Samira D’Cruz
Ronaldo D’Cruz


Ileana D’Cruz (born 1 November 1987) is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu and Hindi films. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for the 2006 Telugu film Devadasu. She has appeared in films like Pokiri (2006), Jalsa (2008), Kick (2009), and Julayi (2012), establishing herself as one of Telugu cinema leading actresses. D’Cruz made her Kollywood debut with Kedi and made a comeback in Shankar’s Nanban (2012). In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu’s critically and commercially successful Barfi!, for which she received critical appreciation and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.



Yami Gautam

Born         28 November 1988 Yami Gautam
Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Residence     Chandigarh, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2008–present


Yami Gautam (born 28 November 1988) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi movies as well as in the films of other Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi and Malayalam. She is the daughter of director Mukesh Gautam and sister of actress Surilie Gautam.

Gautam’s initial appearances were on Indian television commercials and soap operas such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo (2008), Raajkumar Aaryyan (2008), Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam (2009) and Meethi Choori No 1 (2010). In 2010, she made her cinematic debut with Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha, co-starring Ganesh. In 2012, Gautam made her Bollywood debut in Shoojit Sircar’s romantic comedy Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success, and Gautam gained positive reviews for her performance.



Shraddha Kapoor

Born         Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaShraddha Kapoor
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress
Singer        Costume designer
Years active     2010–present
Parent(s)     Shakti Kapoor (father)
Shivangi Kolhapure Kapoor (mother)


Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress who works in Bollywood films. The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti, and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). Kapoor received nomination for her role in the romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013) in Filmfare Award for Best Actress and subsequently featured in the thriller Ek Villain (2014) and the dance film ABCD 2 (2015).



Vaani Kapoor

Born         23 August 1988Vaani Kapoor
Delhi, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress, model
Years active     2010–present


Vaani Kapoor (born 23 August 1988) is an Indian actress and model. She played leading roles in two films produced by Yash Raj Films — Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Aaha Kalyanam (2014).




Kriti Sanon

Born         27 July 1990Kriti Sanon
New Delhi, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress, Model
Years active     2014–present


Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990) is an Indian model and film actress After beginning with modelling, she made her acting debut with Sukumar’s Telugu psychological thriller film 1: Nenokkadine. Her first Bollywood film was Sabbir Khan’s romantic action drama Heropanti, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.



Kiara Advani

Born         Alia AdvaniKiara Advani
31 July 1992
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2014–present
Height         1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Parent(s)     Genevieve Jaffrey (mother)
Jagdeep Advani (father)


Kiara Advani (born 31 July 1992) is an Indian film actress, who appears in Bollywood films. She made her debut in Grazing Goat Pictures’ 2014 comedy drama film, Fugly opposite newcomer Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba and Jimmy Shergill. The film, which released on 13 June 2014, is directed by Kabir Sadanand and produced by Ashvini Yardi and Alka Bhatia.




Aditi Rao Hydari

Born         28 October 1986Aditi Rao Hydari
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality     Indian
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2006–present


Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian film actress. A classical bharatanatyam dancer, she made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Prajapathi (2006) and rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra’s 2011 film Yeh Saali Zindagi. In 2012 she played the female lead in the movie London, Paris, New York opposite Ali Zafar. In 2013,

she became a part of Mahesh Bhatt’s Murder franchise,when she was cast as Roshni opposite Randeep Hooda in Vishesh Bhatt’s directorial film Murder 3.



Amy Jackson

Born         Amy Louise JacksonAmy Jackson
31 January 1992
Isle of Man
Nationality     British
Occupation     Actress, model
Years active     2009–present
Parent(s)     Alan Jackson, Marguerita Jackson
Website     www.iamamyjackson.com


Amy Louise Jackson (born 31 January 1992) is a British model and actress, who appears in Indian films, primarily Tamil cinema. After college, she began modelling at age 16, going on to win the 2009 Miss Teen World competition and the 2010 Miss Liverpool title. Subsequently Tamil film director A. L. Vijay spotted her and introduced Jackson as an actress in the 2010 Tamil period-drama Madrasapattinam. While further pursuing her modelling career in the UK, Jackson continued working in India and went on to debut in other film industries in the next years. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha,while 2012 saw the release of her first Telugu film Yevadu. She later starred in Shankar’s romantic thriller I, which as of 2015 is the costliest and highest-grossing film featuring her.



Kalki Koechlin

Born         Kalki KoechlinKalki Koechlin
10 January 1984
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
Citizenship     Indian
Alma mater     Hebron School, Ooty
Occupation     Actress, screenwriter
Years active     2008–present
Spouse(s)     Anurag Kashyap (2011–2015)


Kalki Koechlin (born 10 January 1984) is an Indian film actress of French descent who is known for her work in Hindi films. Koechlin made her screen debut with a supporting role in the 2009 critically acclaimed Dev.D, which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently featured in the commercially successful comedy-dramas Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films, both of the movies earned her nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She also worked as a co-screenwriter with her then husband Anurag Kashyap for That Girl in Yellow Boots and also starred in the movie. Koechlin won The Best Actress Award At The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival for her role in Margarita, with a Straw (2014) which was the only Indian film to be screened at the festival, and was also the runner up at Seattle International Film Festival for Best Actress. Other notable works include thriller film Shaitan (2011), My Friend Pinto (2011), the critically successful political thriller Shanghai (2012) and the romantic comedy Happy Ending (2014).

Apart from her acting career Kalki has written, produced and acted in many stage plays in India. Her most recent play Colour Blind (2014) a take on the life and times of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore which she co- wrote, screened at the Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Hall in August 2014. She has written a number of other theater plays and has won accolades for her work including the The MetroPlus Playwright Award for the play Skeleton Woman (2009).

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