Leading Ladies in Bollywood are more prominent in the industry now than before. Some of the biggest and most beautiful movies in Bollywood has turned some of the actresses like Waheeda Rehman, Shreedevi, Madhuri Dixit, etc to be the most iconic actress in movie history. They also graced magazines, websites, and newspaper across the world.
Besides being the most Iconic actress of all time, these ladies are the prettiest and most attractive actress of all time. These actresses are ranked according to their acting abilities, success and much more. Check out the list to know more about them.
Top Five Bollywood Iconic Actress of All Time
5. Meena Kumari
Mahjabeen Bano aka Meena Kumari is still one of the top classical and Iconic actresses of Bollywood. She was also an Indian singer and poet under the pseudonym “Naaz” best known as The Tragedy Queen. She was just 6-years-old when she was hired for Leatherface in 1939 by Vijaya Bhatt and since then she was named Baby Meena.
Remembering the tragedy queen – #MeenaKumari on her Death Anniversary #DidYouKnow Actress Meena Kumari is the only heroine to have all the nominations for a category in the Filmfare awards. In the year 1961 she was nominated for Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Aarti & Main Chup Rahungi. She won for Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam.
Mahjabeen became Meena Kumari when she was cast for Bhatt’s Baiju Bawra. Some of her movies that made her popular are Pakeezah, Kaajal, Bahu Begham, Bini Aur Ghulam etc.
One of the most iconic Bollywood actresses, Sridevi Kapoor has an illustrious career spanning over 4 decades in the entertainment industry. She started her career as an actress at 4. Till the date, she gave many memorable movies with her knockout performance.
Sridevi was also known as “Hawa Hawaii” girl as the song cult classic films and was the highest grossing film of 1987. Some of her unforgettable movies are Nagin, ChaalBazz, English Vinglish, Mom etc. She passed away when she was in Dubai due to cardiac arrest.
One of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema, Nargis was the younger sister of Anwar-Hussain. She received National Film Award for the film Raat Aur Din in 1967. Nargis began her acting with Tamanna in 1942 and also appeared in many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films.
Nargis was always concerned about her son Sanjay Dutt. So after spending three decades in the field of acting, she gave up her career to tend to her home and children: Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Dutt, Priya Dutt. Recently, we can see Manish Koirala portraying the role of Nargis in the film Sanju based on Sanjay Dutt’s life.
2. Madhuri Dixit
One of the most famous iconic and successful Bollywood actresses, Madhuri Dixit is among those actors who struggled a lot to reach the no 1 slot in the entertainment industry.
Although there were fewer opportunities for women of 90’s to chose their roles, she gave her best. She is best known for her expression, voice modulation, dance and much more. Till the date, she has received 6 Filmfare Awards, and 4 for Best Actress award.
1. Waheeda Rehman
One of the most prominent actresses of the golden era of Bollywood, Waheeda Rehman has etched a mark in the heart of her millions of fans. She is known for her contribution in the films from 1950 to 1970.
Waheeda also has been cited as Bollywood’s beautiful actress by various outlets. At present, she is an ambassador for Rang De which fights against poverty.