Bollywood stars are earning crores of green bucks through their films, events, functions and private parties and the like. Let us have a look at the top ten richest Bollywood Actresses in the industry today.
1. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India…
Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
She spent subsequent years in Hawaii, and then in London, Britain, She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelry campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London.
Katrina had made Mumbai her base, didn’t mind singing and dancing around trees and as a result is now one of the biggest mega-stars, perhaps one of the highest paid female-lead actresses in Bollywood, and a crowd-puller whenever she makes an appearance for a live song and dance number. She is No 1 Bollywood Richest Actress.
2. Priyanka Chopra
3. Aishwarya Rai Bachan
4. Preity Zinta
5. Kareena Kapoor
he is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor; her paternal uncles, Shammi, Shashi, Rishi, and Rajiv; as well as aunt, Neetu Singh, & Jennifer Kendall, the wives of Rishi and Shashi respectively. On her maternal side, her grandfather, Hari Shivdasani, and aunt, Sadhana, have been actors in their own rights.
Her film debut was in the year 2000 with ‘Refugee’ along with the debut of Amitabh Bachchan’s son, Abhishek. She went on to appear in 31 other Hindi movies, and has thus far won four awards for her performances in ‘Refugee’, ‘Chameli’, ‘Dev’, and ‘Omkara’.She is one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood, considered bankable, with an enviable A-listing and as of June 2007 is to appear in ‘Tashan’, ‘Lajjo’, ‘Kismat Talkies’ amongst others. She is 5th most Richest Bollywood Actress.
6. Sushmita Sen
Her first public appearance was at the Air Force Club Contest at the age of 15. She did a few fashion shows thereafter. Then during 1994 she decided to be a participant in Miss India beauty pageant, fully aware that she was being pitted against the reigning favorite, Aishwarya Rai. Sushmita took everyone by surprise when she was crowned Miss India while Aishwarya had to content with being the First Runner-up. Both beauties went on to win Miss Universe and Miss World titles respectively. Ironically the final outfit for Miss Universe for Sushmita was made by a little-known Meena Bazar tailor, and her mom.
Not considered a classic beauty and leading quite an unconventional lifestyle she ended up in many relationships but did not marry anyone. She wanted to be a mother and to adopt a baby girl, and name her Renee. Since she is single, she had to fight a Court battle before she could finally adopt Renee. Finally on 13 April 2000 she was given the go-ahead to adopt her, even though the family-owned business in Dubai was already re-named as ‘Renee’ quite ironically a year earlier on 13 April 1999. She is 6th Most Richest Bollywood Actress.
7. Deepika Padukone
Deepika is easily one of the most recognizable faces in Bollywood. With back-to-back monster hits like “Om Shanti Om”, “Love Aaj Kal” and “Housefull”, at such an early stage in her career, she is today a force to reckon with in the Indian film industry.
Within a short span of time, Deepika Padukone has gained immense fame and popularity. She was the most searched celebrity on Yahoo! India Search in 2008. Recently, FHM voted her the “The Sexiest Woman in The World”, and Maxim voted her as “The Hottest Girl on Earth.
Deepika Padukone is much, much more than just a pretty face, she is a powerhouse. Her fame, beauty and magnetic sensuality have already earned her a place in the annals of Bollywood history. With success that is dream-like and a line-up of movies that one could kill for, Deepika is clearly poised to be the future of Bollywood. She is 7th Most Richest Bollywood Actress.
8. Vidya Balan
Facing disappointment after being rejected by a Tamil producer, she nevertheless persisted until she got her first break with a Malyalam movie ‘Chakram’ opposite Mohanlal, however, the project was shelved, and she had to wait until 1998 to debut in a Surf Excel commercial. She then went on to appear in several commercials directed by Pradeep Sarkar. She completed nearly 90 such ads.
Apart from acting, Vidya occupies herself for supporting education for young Indians by promoting children’s’ books; is associated with Americans for Aids Research; with Hale House – that provides support and housing for children born with HIV and drug abuse; as well as hosting forums and attending events for Harvard Aids Institute.
An ardent devotee of Bhagwan Shri Sai Baba, she makes it a point to attend Mandirs every Thursday. She is proficient in Tamil, Malyalam, Hindi, English, Bengali, and can also read Urdu. She is 6th Most Richest Bollywood Actress.
9. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha was born on January 7th 1979 in New Delhi. subsequently the Basu family re-located to Calcutta. Bipasha is the second of three sisters, born and brought up in a Hindu Bengali family, she is fluent in Hindi, English, and Bengali. The names of her sisters are Bidisha and Bijoyeta. Unbelievable as it may sound, sexy Bipasha was considered ‘ugly’ in her younger years due to her dark complexion. Her name means ‘Dark Deep Desire’, and is also the name of a river.
Bipasha made her foray into Bollywood with ‘Ajnabee’ in 2001, and subsequently acquired a place for herself in the tinsel world. She went to star in ‘Raaz’, ‘Jism’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Phir Herapheri’, ‘Corporate’ &’Dhoom 2′. All of these movies did fairly well at the box office, and escalated her position as not only a leading lady, but one who can dare to bare. ‘Dhoom 2′ also credits her as a playback singer. She has also appeared in two music videos, and was one of the judges in the 2004 Femina Miss India beauty pageant.
10. Mallika Sherawat
In April 2006, Mallika went on her first world tour of concert performances called Rock Stars along with Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, and John Abraham.
Her performance at the televised 2006 New Year’s Eve show at the hotel J.W. Marriot, in Mumbai, caused social activist Vinod Jain to urge police to take immediate action against the actress for wearing suggestive clothing. Mallika was dressed in a body-hugging skin suit and a silver bikini to top it. He said that Mallika’s dancing was distasteful and and portrayed Indian women indecently. Jain approached the Santa Cruz police station about the matter, but they told him that no one filed a complaint against her.
In April 2009, Mallika was honored for her work in the field of arts by Mayor Jerramiah T Healy of Jersey City, New Jersey. She was given the Team Jersey City’s Arts Honree for this year award. Was made an honorary citizen of Los Angeles in 2009. She was made an honorary citizen by the Los Angeles City Council during a celebration of India’s Independence Day.