List of Bollywood actresses

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This is a list of notable actresses who have starred in Bollywood films as leading roles.

1920s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1920 Patience Cooper Damayanti
1922 Fatma Begum Veer Abhimanyu
Sultana Veer Abhimanyu
1923 Zubeida Kohinoor
1925 Seeta Devi Prem Sanyas
Ruby Myers Cinema Ki Rani
1926 Gohar Mamajiwala Baap Kamai

1930s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1930 Sabita Devi Kamaner Aagun
Mehtab Kamaal-e-Shamsheer
1931 Esther Victoria Abraham Toofani Tiruni
Kajjanbai Shirin Farhad
Khursheed Bano Eye for an eye
1932 Firoza Begum Bewafa Qatil
Lalita Pawar Kailash
Durga Khote Maya Machhindra
1933 Sardar Akhtar Id Ka Chand
Bibbo Rangila Rajput
Devika Rani Karma
1935 Fearless Nadia Hunterwali
Shobhna Samarth Nigahe Nafrat
Jaddanbai Talashe Haq
Leela Chitnis Shri Satyanarayan
Naseem Banu Khoon Ka Khoon
1936 Jamuna Barua Devdas
Shanta Apte Amar Jyoti
1937 Kanan Devi Vidyapati
1938 Sitara Devi Watan
1939 Begum Khurshid Mirza Bhakti

1940s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1940 Sadhana Bose Kumkum the Dancer
1941 Nalini Jaywant Bahen
1942 Sulochana Latkar Marvi
Meena Shorey Phir Milenge
Veena Garib
Swaran Lata Awaaz
Leela Desai Tamanna
1943 Nargis Taqdeer
Suraiya Ishara
Mumtaz Shanti Kismet
1944 Begum Para Chand
Sumitra Devi Meri Bahen
1945 Asha Posley Champa
Munawar Sultana Pehli Nazar
Noor Jehan Zeenat
1946 Rehana Hum Ek Hain
Meena Kumari Bachchon Ka Khel
1947 Madhubala Neel Kamal
1948 Nigar Sultana Shikayat
Uma Anand Neecha Nagar
Kamini Kaushal Neecha Nagar
1949 Nimmi Barsaat
Shakila Duniya
Shammi Ustad Pedro
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Nishan

1950s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1950 Nirupa Roy Har Har Mahadev
Nutan Hamari Beti
1951 Geeta Bali Baazi
Kalpana Kartik
Bina Rai Kali Ghata
1952 Nadira Aan
1953 Sandhya Teen Batti Char Raasta
1954 Shyama Aar Paar
Vyjayanthimala Nagin
Ameeta Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Pasupuleti Kannamba Manohar
1955 Suchitra Sen Devdas
1956 Waheeda Rehman C.I.D.
Helen Halaku
Anjali Devi Devta
1957 Mala Sinha Pyaasa
1958 Padmini Ragini
1959 Minoo Mumtaz Black Cat

1960s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1960 Sadhana Love in Shimla
1961 Saira Banu Junglee
Tanuja Samarth Hamari Yaad Aayegi
Asha Parekh Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai
B. Saroja Devi Sasural
Mumtaz Stree
1962 Leela Naidu Anuradha
1963 Rajshree Grahasti
Jamuna Ek Raaz
1964 Savitri Ganga Ki Lahren
Sharmila Tagore Kashmir Ki Kali
1965 Nanda Jab Jab Phool Khile
Rajshree Jaanwar
1967 Vimi Hamraaz
Babita Farz
Moushumi Chatterjee Balika Badhu
Aruna Irani Patthar Ke Sanam
1968 Sowcar Janaki Teen Bahuraniyan
Kanchana Teen Bahuraniyan
Jayanthi Teen Bahuraniyan
Jayalalithaa Izzat
Hema Malini Sapno Ka Saudagar
1969 Rekha Anjana Safar

1970s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1971 Jaya Bachchan Guddi
Farida Jalal Laal Patthar
Zeenat Aman Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Raakhee Sharmilee
1973 Dimple Kapadia Bobby
1974 Shabana Azmi Ankur
1975 Neetu Singh Khel Khel Mein
Parveen Babi Deewaar[1]
Aruna Irani Deewaar
1976 Rekha Do Anjaane
Reena Roy Naagin
1977 Smita Patil Bhumika
1978 Debashree Roy Ghata
1979 Poonam Dhillon Noorie
Jaya Prada Sargam
Reema Lagoo Sinhasan
Sridevi Solva Sawan

1980s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1980 Tina Munim Karz
1981 Rati Agnihotri Ek Duuje Ke Liye
1982 Padmini Kolhapure Prem Rog
1983 Meenakshi Seshadri Hero
Amrita Singh Betaab
Yogeeta Bali Jaanwar
1984 Madhuri Dixit Abodh
1985 Mandakini Ram Teri Ganga Maili
1986 Farha Naaz Naseeb Apna Apna
Neelam Ilzaam
1987 Bindiya Goswami Mera Yaar Mera Dushman
1988 Juhi Chawla Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
1989 Nandita Das Parinati
Pooja Bhatt Daddy
Bhagyashree Maine Pyar Kiya

1990s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1991 Urmila Matondkar Narsimha
Manisha Koirala Saudagar
Madhoo Phool Aur Kaante
Karisma Kapoor Prem Qaidi
Raveena Tandon Patthar Ke Phool
Ayesha Jhulka Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Mamta Kulkarni Tirangaa
1992 Divya Bharti Vishwatma
Kajol Bekhudi
1993 Shilpa Shetty Baazigar
1994 Seema Biswas Bandit Queen
Sonali Bendre Aag
Tabu Vijaypath
1995 Twinkle Khanna Barsaat
1996 Rani Mukerji Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
Sushmita Sen Dastak
1997 Mahima Chaudhry Pardes
Aishwarya Rai Aur Pyar Ho Gaya
Pooja Batra Virasat
1998 Preity Zinta Dil Se..

2000s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
2000 Shamita Shetty Mohabbatein
Kim Sharma
Preeti Jhangiani
Kareena Kapoor Refugee
Ameesha Patel Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2001 Dia Mirza Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
Gracy Singh Lagaan
Isha Koppikar Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
Bipasha Basu Ajnabee
Sandali Sinha Tum Bin
Keerthi Reddy Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
Monica Bedi
Riya Sen Style
2002 Esha Deol Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche
Amrita Rao Ab Ke Baras
Gauri Karnik Sur
Tulip Joshi Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Amrita Arora Kitne Door Kitne Paas
2003 Chitrangada Singh Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Genelia D'Souza Tujhe Meri Kasam
Shriya Saran
Shenaz Treasury Ishq Vishk
Nauheed Cyrusi Inteha
Rimi Sen Hungama
Lara Dutta Andaaz
Priyanka Chopra
Neha Dhupia Qayamat: City Under Threat
Bhumika Chawla Tere Naam
Vidya Malvade Inteha
Celina Jaitly Janasheen
Mallika Sherawat Khwahish
Meher Vij Saaya
Sakshi Shivanand Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
Katrina Kaif Boom
2004 Soha Ali Khan Dil Maange More!!!
Gayatri Joshi Swades
Ayesha Takia Taarzan: The Wonder Car
2005 Minissha Lamba Yahaan
Konkona Sen Page 3
Radhika Apte Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
Tamannaah Chand Sa Roshan Chehra
Vidya Balan Parineeta
2007 Anaitha Nair Chak De! India
Shilpa Shukla
Chitrashi Rawat
Sagarika Ghatge
Seema Azmi
Sonam Kapoor Saawariya
Deepika Padukone Om Shanti Om
2008 Asin Thottumkal Ghajini
Anushka Sharma Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Prachi Desai Rock On!!
Richa Chadda Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Kangana Ranaut Fashion
2009 Jacqueline Fernandez Aladin
Shruti Haasan Luck

2010s[edit]

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
2010 Sonakshi Sinha Dabangg
Shraddha Kapoor Teen Patti
Zareen Khan Veer
Sandeepa Dhar Isi Life Mein
2011 Aditi Rao Hydari Yeh Saali Zindagi
Nushrat Bharucha Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Kajal Aggarwal Singham
Parineeti Chopra Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Nargis Fakhri Rockstar
2012 Huma Qureshi Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
Yami Gautam Vicky Donor
Ileana D'Cruz Barfi!
Alia Bhatt Student of the Year
Neha Sharma Crook
Esha Gupta Jannat 2
Diana Penty Cocktail
Amy Jackson Ekk Deewana Tha
Sunny Leone Jism 2
2013 Vaani Kapoor Shuddh Desi Romance
Amyra Dastur Issaq
Urvashi Rautela Singh Saab the Great
Taapsee Pannu Chashme Baddoor
Rhea Chakraborty Mere Dad Ki Maruti
2014 Rakul Preet Singh Yaariyan
Kriti Sanon Heropanti
Lisa Haydon Queen
Kiara Advani Fugly
Daisy Shah Jai Ho
2015 Bhumi Pednekar Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Athiya Shetty Hero
2016 Sanya Malhotra Dangal
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Zaira Wasim
Ritika Singh Saala Khadoos
Pooja Hegde Mohenjo Daro
Saiyami Kher Mirzya
Kriti Kharbanda Raaz Reboot
Disha Patani M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
2017 Mahira Khan Raees
Saba Qamar Hindi Medium
Zhu Zhu Tubelight
Nidhhi Agerwal Munna Michael
2018 Mithila Palkar Karwaan
Sara Ali Khan Kedarnath
Mouni Roy Gold
Radhika Madan Pataakha
2019 Tara Sutaria Student of the Year 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parveen Babi birth anniversary: Rare photos of the Bollywood diva". The Indian Express. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.