The contemporary era is a gold mine of talent. While there are innumerable new faces popping every day on the screens, there are a few who are bagging appreciation for their stunning performances. With their strong acting skills and moving characteristics, these actresses are breaking the box office like never before.
Starting from Mission Mangal, Badlapur, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Pink, and several others, without the role-play of these female actresses, these films would have had a tough time reaching the limelight.
5 female actresses
who are the ‘stars’ in literal terms
Bollywood is a massive place and so is the list of actresses in it who demand the limelight. There are hundreds who are on the center-stage backed up by the star legacy and funded by nepotism in this industry. On the contrary, there are a few who have been mastering their craft, yet devoid of the deserving spotlight.
If you’ve been waiting to check them out, here’s a look!
- Kirti Kulhari
This famous star-stunner is an Indian actress and model, who debuted with an Odia film called Dharini but has now reached the heights in her career with Oscar-worthy performances.
Her choice of scripts for films, right from Mission Mangal to Pink, has always earned her brownie points in combination with her extraordinary acting skills. Kriti’s recent performance in a web series, Four More Shots Please where she portrayed the extremely daunting life of a single mother, reserved a special place for her in the heart of the audience. What’s most eye-catching about Kriti’s acting is how she always manages to depict the realities of the prevalent society at the right time.
- Swara Bhaskar
Swara Bhaskar’s bold character and strong appeal in movies has defined a benchmark in her career life as an actor. Although in films like Ranjhana and Tanu Weds Manu, Swara has played side roles to the leading actresses, Swara’s on-screen character had so much reality attached to it, that the audience was drawn to her at once.
Apart from all these films, even in a movie like Veere Di Wedding where Swara’s masturbation scene caught the eyes hard, her staunch acting skills and sound performance was a head-turner.
- Radhika Apte
Radhika Apte who initiated her career with an Indian film, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi is a fine specimen of an actor with charismatic skills. Apte is listed amidst the best actresses in the contemporary Bollywood industry for her credible performances in Badlapur, Andhadhun, and Kabali. She also acts in Tamil films and web series which highlight her on-screen demand.
Radhika’s exceptional portrayal of emotions on screen and admirable performances have also won her a fleet of awards. Well, who can forget her top-class performance in the web series Sacred Games!
- Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu has been in the industry for quite some time now but her smashing performance in Pink surpassed her from all others. Immediately, she was engaged with films that held incredible storylines. It was clear, Taapsee could ace it like no other.
Like all these female actresses in this list, even Taapsee unravels a realistic aura through her reel characters that help audiences connect with her on-screen self almost immediately. Her hard work and dedication to perform every given role with perfection is another reason why she is on this list.
- Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian film actress who worked as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj films for six years. She is a gifted actor with an invincible passion to carve a place of her own amidst the star-struck legacy in Bollywood.
She made her acting debut as an overweight bride in the romantic comedy, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, that earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female. Her role as an impulsive woman in the movie, Toilet Ek Prem Katha is still considered as an example amidst all others. Her performance in films has been so strong and effective that ever since the release of Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Bhumi has become the first name for films that allow the depiction of middle-class characters.
The future is bright!
Although these 5 female actresses are high on demand in the Bollywood industry, the limelight is still an inch away. Their performances have always been the driving forces behind the success of each film that they were signed for, thus they are rightly deserving of all the glitz and glamour that travels along with the Bollywood Industry.
While these faces are on a journey to defeat legacy with talent. Hold tight to your seats as the winner is yet to be announced! 😉