There are many beautiful celebrities in India. The nation of India has given us the Taj Mahal, Bollywood entertainment, the background story of “Slumdog Millionaire,” cheap and reliable call center agents and loads of beautiful women. Finding the secrets of the kama sutra cannot get any better than by learning it from the top 10 most beautiful women celebrities in India.
10. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen is the first Indian to ever win the Miss Universe beauty pageant when she won the title in 1994. She then turned to acting, debuting in the film called “Dastak,” which is based on her life story. She starred in the hit Tamil movie called “Ratchagan,” before garnering critical recognition for the 1999 “Sirf Tum.” She won a Best Supporting Actress trophy that same year for the comedy film entitled “Biwi No. 1.” She was also in the blockbuster movie “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?” in 2005. Sen is also known for her portrayal of female-oriented characters in movies like “Filhaal…,” “Samay: When Time Strikes,” “Chingaari” and “Zindaggi Rocks.”
9. Freida Pinto
Though her last name is Portuguese in origin, Pinto actually comes from an Indian family. The family got the name after they converted to Catholicism. Freida Pinto is best known for her role as Latika in the 2008 “Slumdog Millionaire,” a movie that went on to win big in the 2008 Academy Awards. The entire cast was awarded a Screen Actor’s Guild trophy for its collective performance. Pinto then went on to appear in movies like “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” “Miral” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
8. Bipashu Basu
Bipasha Basu has appeared in various Indian movies using Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu languages. She began her career in 2001 in “Ajnabee,” before taking on blood roles like in the 2003 “Jism.” She then appeared in a string of popular movies, like “No Entry,” “Phir Hera Pheri,” “Dhoom 2” and “Race.”
7. Lisa Haydon
Lisa Haydon was born with an Australian mother. Though she was born in India, Haydon was raised in her mother’s native country and in the United States. She became a celebrity by accident, as she merely took up modeling to earn money for school and rent. She then moved back to India in 2007. She since become the model for Lakme. She has also appeared in commercials like Hyundai i20, Indigo Nation and Blender’s Pride. Haydon has also appeared in various magazine covers, like Verve, Elle, Femina, Harper’s Bazaar and FHM.
6. Priyanka Chopra
She was the winner of the 2000 Miss World beauty pageant. Priyanka Chopra started her acting career two years later in the Tamil film entitled “Thamizhan.” She then did a movie in Bollywood called “The Hero.” Chopra then had a hit in “Andaaz” before earning plaudits when she played a seductive role in “Aitraaz,” a movie that garnered for her an acting trophy from the National Film Award.
5. Archana Vijaya
Music fans know her as a video jockey for Channel V India. She was actually discovered when she won the music channel’s “Get Gorgeous” competition in 2004. She started hosting the contest the following year, while also doing travel shows like Freedom Express. Vijaya also hosted “Extra Cover – Tour Diary” on Neo Sports and “Extraa Innings – T20” on Sony Max Television. She has appeared in commercials for Parker Pen, Cuticura and Toyota Corolla. The Times of India also adjudged her to have the most beautiful face in 2005.
4. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor is an actress known for her versatility and range. She has been a recipient of the Filmfare Awards six times and she has done a movie in almost every genre, from comedy and drama to period movies and Bollywood productions. Her first movie was the war drama called “Refugee” in 2000. She was also in the cast of “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” a movie that turned out to be the biggest overseas grossing Indian film in 2001.
3. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone is a Canadian actress with dual American citizenship, but she is actually of Punjabi ethnicity. She has done several pornographic movies, which earned for her the title as one of the top porn stars from Maxim magazine. She was actually studying to become a pediatric nurse in Ontario when she became a Pet of the Month for Penthouse Magazine in March 2001. She was also named Pet of the Year in 2003. She also became a Hustler Honey for Hustler Magazine during that time. Her first pornographic movie was in 2005 in a film entitled “Sunny.” At that time, Leone had already stated that she was a bisexual, though she would only do lesbian roles in her movies. In 2007, she agreed to do sex scenes with a man, provided that it was with her then-boyfriend Matt Erikson. A year later, she started doing scenes with other men.
2. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai was the winner of the Miss World beauty pageant in 2004. Three years later, she entered show business and jumpstarted her acting career with a movie called “Iruvar” in 1997. She scored a huge blockbuster hit in 1998 in a movie entitled “Jeans.” Critics started giving out positive and rave reviews after seeing her portrayals in the movies ““Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” and “Devdas,” the latter of which earned for her a couple of Best Actress honors. Rai has been in English, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali-language movies.
1. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is a British-Indian actress that has appeared in Bollywood, Malayalam and Telugu films. Her first movie was the soft-porn offering entitled “Boom.” She also appeared in hits like “Namastey London,” “Partner,” “Race” and “Singh is Kinng.” She was also seen in films like “New York,” “Rajneeti” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.” Her most popular movie was entitled “Ek Tha Tiger,” a film that turned out to be the second highest grossing movie of Bollywood. Her commercial success has been tempered so far by the mixed reviews she has been getting from critics.