Bollywood is male dominating business, in which an actor’s job is carry a film on his shoulders and gain business and actress serves him by supporting through. But in the male dominating business, the following five actresses has made their own niche in establishing the fact that actresses are no lesser than the actors in pulling crowd to cinema. They match leading actors toe to toe in stardom, performance and popularity.
5. Vidya Balan, the entertainment girl
The ambitious actress is one actress from modern cinema who is like heavyweight in delivering stellar performance, she neither needs a Khan or a Kapoor to shake the cinema theatres like no one. Ishqiya, Dirty Picture, Paa, Parineeta, No one killed Jessica are just of her most amazing movies that will be remembered forever for her hyper craft work. The Entertainment girl still continues to give tough competition to top actors of the Industry. She is so much versatile and her voice modulation is perfect that helps her for 100% accurate dialogue delivery. Her forte is dominating screen presence and her voice.
4. Priyanka Chopra, the Desi Girl
The actress is now the highest paid female star but her struggle, style and choice of movies has made her undisputed numero uno actress. She is superstar in US and megastar in India. Her unlimited presence to national and international ventures has not only made her today’s empress but the actress has become an inspiration for future generation. She has become role model for many. Not only great actor, she is great singer too. Her few of most remembered movies are Fashion, Mary Kom, Barfi and many others. Barfi made her undisputed numero uno actress and Hollywood’s Bay watch has established her as a permanent Hollywood star. Her forte is to understand a character with brain and articulating or present it in her own unique style.
3. Nargis Dutt, The Mother India
Nargis Dutt is one of the most revered actress. The mother India went to be biggest film on Indian cinema for almost a decade and first Hindi movie for the nominations in Oscars. The actress dominated the industry from almost 1942 to 1968. She was credited to have many of most successful films of her time. She starred in many popular Hindi films of the late 1940s and 1950s such as Barsaat (1949), Andaz (1949), Awaara (1951), Deedar (1951), Shree 420 (1955), and Chori Chori (1956). Nargis along with many male co stars are regarded as trail blazers and pioneer in changing the role Indian cinema and converting it to golden era. Nargis core strength was her unmatched versatile overall natural acting
2. Sridevi, The Hawa Hawai
As said earlier, actresses are generally regarded as mere supporters of male costars but in 1980s and 1990s actresses dominated the films Industry. An actress who changed people’s perception and become undisputed megastar of her time by pulling top heroes behind is Sridevi. She either was paid more or equal salary to her male costars. No one ask who is the hero of the film when the film was having Sridevi in. Chaalbaaz, Mr. India, Chandni, Nagina, English Vinglish were few of her most remembered superhits and Sadma, Lamhe, Judai showcases her acting prowess. Not being technically so trained trained dancer, Sridevi was regarded as one best female dancers of her time. The climax song of the film Nagina “Main teri Dushman” is still unmatched. Sridevi core strength is her expressions while delivering dialogue, memory and her screen presence.
1. Madhuri Dixit, The Dhak Dhak Girl
Industry’s most complete actress and biggest dancing superstar Madhuri Dixit tops this list. She is eternally beautiful, one of the greatest actresses, par excellent dancer, over the above versatile roles in both commercial and artistic cinema. She on first hand became biggest onscreen rival of Sridevi and than wining her position as biggest and undisputed superstar of 1990s. Like Sridevi, Madhuri was also highest paid movie star in 1990s and also regarded as the one who overshadowed her male costars in her films. Commerically blockbuster films like Beta, Tezaab, Dil to pagal hai, Dil made her number one actress on the other hand critically acclaimed Mrityudand, Anjaam, Prem Granth, Pukar, Lajja and many others rightfully established herself as most versatile actress. Not only great actress but she is seen as most influential dancing queen of Bollywood. Her each dance form is like a cult for dancing professionals. Be it western like ke sara sara or fully classical like dhai shaam rok lai, She nailed every strong. Her biggest strength is magnificent screen presence, expressions, dancing skills and excellent voice modulation.