It’s no secret that the Hindi movie trade has, over time, been dwelling to a number of well-liked feminine performers who’ve gained hearts with their work. On Worldwide Girls’s Day, here’s a have a look at seven ‘Girl Superstars’ and their contribution to Bollywood
Madhubala turned an inseparable a part of the Hindi movie trade within the 50s on account of her work in movies comparable to Amar, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Howrah Bridge
It was, nevertheless, the timeless basic Mughal-e-Azam that proved to be a game-changer for the ‘Evergreen Magnificence’ because it noticed her holding her personal towards seasoned performers Dilip Kumar and Prithviraj Kapoor. Her robust display presence and efficient dialogue supply had been highlights of the romantic drama, which revolved across the tragic love story of Salim and the ‘Kanees’ Anarkali.
She handed away in 1969, on the age of 36, after ruling the silver display for over a decade.
The powerhouse performer turned a family title when she acted alongside Dilip Kumar and ‘The Showman’ Raj Kapoor in Andaaz. She subsequently consolidated her standing within the trade with movies comparable to Anhonee Awaara and Shree 420.
It was, nevertheless, the Mehboob Khan-directed Mom India that established her as an artiste par excellence. The movie featured her within the function of a strong-willed girl from a humble background and hit the best notes with its efficient presentation.
The film was chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars and earned a nomination within the ‘Finest International Language Movie’ class. It, nevertheless, didn’t win the award. Nargis handed away in 1981, practically a 12 months after being identified with Pancreatic Most cancers.Her legacy lives on via son actor Sanjay Dutt and daughter Namrata.
Sridevi started her Bollywood profession with Solva Saawan however didn’t make an impression. She garnered reward for her efficiency within the 1983 launch Sadma despite the fact that the movie didn’t do nicely on the field workplace. The star lastly broke into the massive league with Mr India. The ‘Final Empress’ consolidated her standing in Bollywood with movies comparable to Khuda Gawah, Chandini and Lamhe. She performed a double function in ChaalBaaz, giving proof of her versatility as a performer. Sridevi ultimately took a break from movies for private causes earlier than making a powerful comeback with English Vinglish. She handed away on account of ‘unintentional drowning’ in 2018, lower than a 12 months after the discharge of her final movie Mother.
Tabu, who was initially criticised for her unconventional seems, emerged as a power to be reckoned with on account of her spectacular appearing chops. She gained a Nationwide Award for the critically-acclaimed film Maachis. The ace actor subsequently delivered commendable performances in motion pictures comparable to Chandini Bar, Astitva and Cheeni Kum. The seasoned artiste emerged because the proverbial scene-stealer in Haider along with her scenes reel son Shahid Kapoor hitting the best notes.
Deepika made her Bollywood debut in essentially the most emphatic means attainable with the massive hit Om Shanti Om. She consolidated her place within the trade with Bajirao Mastani, directed by ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie featured her within the function of the feisty ‘Mastani’ and emerged as an enormous hit. Her chemistry with Ranveer Singh was a spotlight of the blockbuster. She performed the titular function in Padmaavat, which raked within the moolah regardless of releasing amid controversies. Deepika additionally acquired reward for her work in Piku, Ram-Leela and Chhapaak.
Kangana made a powerful debut with a daring function in Gangster. She discovered a foothold within the trade along with her work in movies comparable to Trend and Woh Lamhe. It was, nevertheless, the 2014 launch Queen, a movie that featured her within the function of a naive younger girl, that proved to be a gamechanger for the star. The Tanu Weds Manu franchise too labored wonders for her profession because it noticed her maintain her personal towards R Madhavan. Kangana impressed her die-hard followers along with her work within the period-drama Manikarnika and Panga.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka confronted quite a few setbacks early in her profession however ultimately turned the speak of the city when she essayed the function of a scheming and manipulative girl in Aitraaz. She went on to behave in a number of critically-acclaimed motion pictures comparable to Mary Kom, Trend and 7 Khoon Maaf, rising as the selection of the plenty. She gained a number of awards for her portrayal of an Autistic younger girl in Barfi, a gamechanger for the star. Her different notable movies embrace Bajirao Mastani, Dil Dhadakhne Do, Mujhse Shaadi Karonge and Dostana.
Honourable mentions: Vidya Balan, Smita Patil, Taapsee Pannu, Alia Bhatt, Hema Malini, Anushka Sharma and Zeenat Aman