20 Hot Bollywood actresses of 2014
Bollywood clearly does not disappoint when it comes to its leading ladies. Here are the 20 hottest Bollywood actresses of 2014!
1. Katrina Kaif
Originally from London, Katrina Kaif is one of Bollywood’s biggest and most well known celebrities of today. She started her career with “Boom” which didn’t exactly fare well at the box office. But with those good looks, it was only a matter of time before Katrina resurfaced. After doing a couple of ho-hum movies, Kat really made a mark in the 2009 film New York, followed by Rajneeti, Zindagi na Milegi Dobara, and Dhoom 3. Since then it’s all been going uphill for this hottie. Known as much for her scintillating dance moves in songs such as “Sheila ki Jawani” and “Chikni Chameli”, this Bollywood diva shows no signs of slowing down, even with her rumored engagement to Ranbir Kapoor.
2. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor had a relatively easy entry into Bollywood considering she comes from one of Bollywood’s most powerful and long standing families, aka the Kapoors but that doesn’t take away from the fact that she is one of Bollywood’s most talented actresses! She’s stylish, chic, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She’s also married to one of Bollywood’s hottest actors, Saif Ali Khan and the duo are a powerhouse of good looks and charm. Watch her in hits such as Omkara, Jab we Met (my personal favourite), 3 Idiots, Kurbaan, and Heroine.
3. Parineeti Chopra
The best thing about Parineeti Chopra is her girl-next-door vibe. She’s as cute as a button, down to earth, honest, is comfortable in her own skin, isn’t afraid to give people a piece of her mind, and can handle criticism as well as she can handle compliments. She’s also a brilliant actress, having impressed viewers and critics like right from her first movie, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, which earned her a Filmfare award. We also loved her in Ishaqzaade, Hasee to Phasee and Daawat-e-Ishq. She’s only six films old but something tells us that she’s going to be around for a long, long time!
4. Shraddha Kapoor
Say hello to Shraddha Kapoor, the pretty, bubbly, and charming daughter of Shakti Kapoor. After having made a lack lustre debut in Teen Patti, Sharddha then rose to fame with Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain and more recently, Haider. When it comes it her looks, she’s incredibly versatile and can carry off practically anything with ease. This certified hottie has also appeared on many magazine covers and is quickly establishing herself as a bonafide fashionista. She loves interacting with her fans, and we love her for that!
5. Sonam Kapoor
What girl wouldn’t want to own Sonam Kapoor’s closet? This girl knows her fashion inside out and isn’t afraid to experiment when it comes to her looks. Seriously, she stuns every single time she steps on the red carpet! Daughter of superstar Anil Kapoor, Sonam started her career with Saawariya which unfortunately was a huge box office flop. She went on to star in other films like Aisha, I Hate Luv Storys, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Raanjhanaa which became a super hit. This leading lady is known as much for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time as she is for her choice in fashion, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that she is one of Bollywood’s hottest actresses of 2014!
6. Ileana D’cruz
This pretty lady has not just conquered Bollywood but has made quite the mark in Telugu and Tamil films as well. She made her Bollywood debut with the amazing Barfi and has starred in a couple more movies since including Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Main Tera Hero, and Happy Ending. Known for her chiseled features and her dazzling smile, Ileana certainly deserves to be on this list.
7. Anushka Sharma
She’s gorgeous, bubbly, has a smile that can light up the room, and is downright talented! Let’s not forget that killer body while we’re at it. Anushka Sharma first appeared in Rab ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and held her own effortlessly. She also dazzled us in movies like Band Baaja Baarat, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, and Badmaash Company. She did receive a lot of criticism recently, when she appeared on Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan with “altered” lips, but she handled it like a lady and we love her for that!
8. Lisa Haydon
All we can think of when we look at Lisa Haydon is “Those legs!” Having already made a mark for herself in the world of modelling, Lisa made her Bollywood debut in Queen, which was one of the best movies of 2014. Only time will tell if Lisa will conquer Bollywood but for now, we’ll just sit here and drool.
9. Alia Bhatt
She’s new, she’s hot, she’s effervescent, and she’s definitely Bollywood’s next big thing. Alia started her career with Karan Johar’s “Student of the Year” and has since had an enviable list of movies in her bank including Highway, 2 States, and Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania. Talk about versatility. We love her fashion sense (seriously, she can pull off anything!) and we love that she can laugh at herself despite the many jokes and memes about her intelligence. Watch the “Genius of the Year” video to know what we mean. Have we mentioned that she can also sing beautifully? Talk about being multi-talented!
10. Kangana Ranaut
Talk about small town girl, making it BIG in Bollywood. Kangana is not your average Bollywood star, especially when it comes to her looks. She’s more than happy to experiment when it comes to fashion and sets the bar rather high every single time. Seriously, her style quotient is off the charts! She’s also incredibly talented in the acting department with amazing performances in movies like Gangster, Fashion (for which she won a National Film Award), Tanu Weds Manu and one of 2014’s biggest and best movies, Queen. If you must watch only one Kangana Ranaut movie, make it this.
11. Sonakshi Sinha
Daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, this pretty lady had the best possible debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabaang. Since then she has appeared in hits such as Rowdy Rathore, Lootera, Bullett Raja, and Action Jackson. Her weight loss journey is incredible to say the least and she’s an absolute inspiration to young women everywhere. She’s curvaceous and fabulous and we love that she’s never given into Bollywood’s size zero craze. She’s also got a strong head on her shoulders and isn’t afraid to put people in their place if the need arises. Go woman power!
12. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra can do it all! She can act, dance, sing, and rule Bollywood! After winning the Miss India World title back in 2002, Pee Cee or Piggy Chops as her loved ones fondly call her made her Bollywood debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. After a couple of ho-hum films and reviews, Priyanka’s real breakthrough came with Fashion and since then it’s only been an uphill journey for the reigning queen of B-town. We loved her in Kaminey, Barfi, and the more recent Mary Kom. And if her film career isn’t enough to impress, there’s also the fact that she’s a pop star with hits like “In my City”, “Exotic” with the one and only Pitbull and “I Can’t Make you Love Me”. But of course you can Pee Cee!
13. Chitrangada Singh
Chitrangada is the kind of woman who is insanely good looking and intelligent at the same time and that combination makes her hella sexy! This dusky hottie is known for her sensible choice in movies including Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi, and Inkaar but she also shines in commercial movies like Desi Boyz and I, Me, Aur Main. She is an absolute powerhouse of talent, she’s unconventional, and she’s an absolute fashionista. Have we mentioned that she’s also a mother? Pretty amazing right? We sure think so!
14. Huma Qureshi
Even though she’s fairly new on the Bollywood bandwagon, Huma has managed to spark everyone’s interest with her debut film Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and 2. She’s also received critical acclaim for her follow up movies including Ek Thi Dayaan, and Dedh Ishqiya. We love her unconventional choice in movies and we love that she’s curvaceous and proud of it!
15. Jacqueline Fernandez
This Bollywood prima donna only sports three types of looks, hot…hotter…hottest! Originally from Sri Lanka, this exotic beauty made her first Bollywood appearance in Aladin, which alas was a flop at the box office. Since then she has appeared in hits such as Murder 2, Housefull 2, Race 2, Kick and more recently Roy. Did you know that she actually called off her two year old relationship with Sheikh Hassan, a Bahraini prince, to pursue her Bollywood dreams? Color us impressed! The best thing about Jacqueline is that she’s downright sweet, despite her celebrity status and has zero starry airs. Aww!
16. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
What can we possibly say about “the most beautiful woman on earth” that hasn’t already been said? This light eyed beauty was crowned Miss World 1994 and quickly became one of Bollywood’s biggest success stories with movies like Jeans, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal, Devdas, Guru, Jodhaa Akbar, and Guzaarish. She has endorsed numerous products and has represented India at Cannes for many years now. Despite all the frenzy, she has successfully kept her private life private, especially after the birth of her daughter Aaradya Bachchan with husband Abhishek Bachchan. This light eyed beauty has the poise and elegance of a princess, the moves of a Bollywood veteran, the talent of a seasoned actress, and is as versatile as can be.
17. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu is one of Bollywood’s fittest actresses. She has the magical ability to set the screen ablaze every time she appears on it. This dusky Bengali beauty started her career with Ajnabee and went on to act in movies like Raaz, Jism, Dhoom 2, Corporate, and Bachna Ae Haseeno. She may not have had the most enviable career as far as her films are concerned, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that she is one of the hottest ladies of Bollywood! Blaze away Bipasha!
18. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan isn’t your run of the mill Bollywood actress and we love her for it! She lets her talent speak for herself and boy is she talented! She has starred in an impressive list of films including Parineeta, Paa, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, and Kahaani. She can take on practically any role with absolute ease and do it justice. It’s a true pleasure to watch her perform! She has received a lot of criticism for her weight and image but she takes it all in her stride. The best part is that this woman really knows how to use her celebrity status to bring to light many social issues. She’s eternally positive, oh-so-charming and we can’t wait to see what else she’s got up her sleeves.
19. Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto is probably the only Bollywood star who has managed to carve a niche for herself in Hollywood! It all started with her short but powerful role in Slumdog Millionaire. Since then, Freida has starred in a number of Hollywood projects including You will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals, and Trishna. She sizzles every time she’s on the red carpet and speaking of sizzling, how hot was she in Bruno Mars’ Gorilla?! My oh my! She frequently appears in many lists such as People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People”, AskMen’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”, and People’s “Most Beautiful at Every Age”. As far as we’re concerned, this exotic beauty has miles to go…
2o. Deepika Padukone
This leggy beauty has come a long way from her first movie, Om Shanti Om in 2007. Deepika’s got a fabulous face, a flawless body and could look good in a potato sack if she wanted! And while, she’s one of Bollywood’s top actresses of 2014, she’s also warm, down to earth, and friendly, with dimples that can put your heart at ease. When it comes to her movies, she is versatile and can play practically any character including a modern day girl in Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail, Race 2, a Rajasthani girl in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and a sweet South Indian in Chennai Express. She knows how to balance her professional and personal life and isn’t afraid to lash out when it comes to protecting her dignity. Remember the Times of India fiasco? So fierce!