Top Bollywood Actresses 2023
Hindi cinema, also known as Bollywood is the Indian Hindi-language film industry and the world’s largest by number of feature films produced. Based in Mumbai, Bollywood produces a staggering number of films each year that entertain a diverse audience not only within India but also around the world. Known for its colorful and extravagant productions, Bollywood films often feature a mix of romance, drama, action, and musical numbers. The industry boasts a rich history and has been home to many legendary actors, directors, and musicians who have made significant contributions to Indian cinema.
In every era, there is significant curiosity about top movie actresses and actors. So in this post, we will look at the Top Bollywood actresses in the Year 2023
Bollywood Actress ranking 2023
1. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt ascended to stardom in the 2020s and became one of the leading actresses in Bollywood. She debuted acting as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, and her first leading role was in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year (2012). She gradually gained popularity through films like Highway and 2 States. However, in the last few years, she truly broke out as a superstar. Her performances in films like Gully Boy, Raazi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, and Brahmastra have garnered her immense critical acclaim and commercial success. She is one of the highest-paid actresses and has received four Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award for Best Actress.
Top movies: 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), Dear Zindagi (2016), Highway (2014), Udta Punjab (2016), Raazi (2018), Gully Boy (2019), Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022), Brahmastra (2022), and Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani (2023)
2. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone was one of the most successful and influential actresses in Bollywood. She is one of the highest-paid actresses and the recipient of three Filmfare Awards. She features in listings of the nation’s most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. In 2023, Deepika Padukone starred in her highest-grossing Indian film, Pathaan.
She made her debut in 2007 but gained significant prominence in the 2010s with a series of successful films and exceptional performances. Deepika delivered hit movies like “Cocktail,” “Chennai Express,” “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,” and “Padmaavat.”
Top movies: Love Aaj Kal (2009), Cocktail (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Chennai Express (2013), Ram-Leela (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Piku (2015), Padmaavat (2018), Pathaan (2023), and Jawan (2023)
3. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut has been one of the most influential actresses in the past decade now, and her status seems to be only growing stronger in the 2020s. She made her debut in 2006 with Gangster, but it was Queen in 2014 that catapulted her to stardom.
Since then, she has established herself as one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema through powerful performances in films like Tanu Weds Manu, Simran, Manikarnika, and Panga. Kangana Ranaut is the recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards, and is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed actresses in 2023. Her upcoming projects are Thalaivi, Dhaakad, and Tejas.
Top movies: Woh Lamhe (2006), Life in a Metro (2007), Fashion (2008), Raaz (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Krrish 3(2013), Queen (2014), Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015) Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) and Panga (2020).
4. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor has firmly established herself as one of the leading actresses in the 2020s. Though she began her acting career in 2010, it is in the last few years that Shraddha has truly risen to stardom. The success of films like Chhichhore, Street Dancer 3D, and Saaho, her high social media popularity with over 50 million followers, and the high remuneration she commands for films indicate her emergence as a bankable star actress.
With several big-budget films lined up for release in the coming years, Shraddha is set to further cement her position as one of the most sought-after younger actresses currently. She is one of the most followed Indian actresses on Instagram. She also has sung several of her film songs.
Debut Movie: Teen Patti (2010)
Top movies: Luv Ka The End (2011), Aashiqui 2 (2013), Haider (2014), Ek Villain (2014), ABCD 2 (2015), Baaghi (2016), Stree (2018), Saaho (2019), Chhichhore (2019), Street Dancer 3D (2020), Baaghi 3 (2020), Bhediya (2022), and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (2023)
5. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is one of India’s highest-paid actresses. She has acted in a number of blockbusters and high-grossing movies, i.e. Ek tha Tiger, Dhoom3, and Tiger Zinda hai to name a few. She made her acting debut in Boom (2003) & has received nominations for many of her films. In the initial days, she was a successful model, walked the ramp for India Fashion Week, appeared in the first Kingfisher Calendar, and endorsed brands such as Coca-Cola, LG, Fevicol, and Samsung.
Top Movies: Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), Namastey London (2007), New York (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Raajneeti (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), Bang Bang! (2014), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), Sooryavanshi (2021), and Tiger 3 (2023)
6. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma is ranked among the top actresses in recent times and one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India. She has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. She made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008).
Top movies: Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), NH10 (2015), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), Sui Dhaaga (2018), Sultan (2016), PK (2014) and Sanju (2018).
7. Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon is a talented and versatile Indian actress who made her mark in Bollywood with her captivating performances. She began her career with modeling and made her acting debut in the Telugu film 1: Nenokkadine. Her first Bollywood film was Heropanti, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for playing the titular role of a surrogate mother in Mimi (2021).
Top Movies: Dilwale (2015), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Luka Chuppi (2019), Housefull 4 (2019) and Mimi (2021)
8. Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan Pataudi is one of the newest leading actresses in Bollywood, and she is rapidly emerging as a top star in the industry. With her captivating performances in “Kedarnath” and “Simmba,” she not only garnered commercial success but also won critical acclaim, solidifying her position as a promising talent. Her dedication and charisma on screen have caught the attention of audiences and critics alike, making her one of the most sought-after actresses in recent times.
Top movies: Kedarnath (2018), Love Aaj Kal (2020), Atrangi Re (2021) and Zara Hatke Zara Bachke (2023).
9. Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani is one of the promising leading actresses who works in Hindi and Telugu language films. She made her acting debut in the comedy film “Fugly” in 2014. In recent years, she has acted in a few blockbuster movies and won the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Kiara Advani married actor Sidharth Malhotra in 2022.
Top Movies: M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Lust Stories (2018), Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), Kabir Singh, Good Newwz (2019) Shershaah (2021), Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Jugjugg Jeeyo.
10. Tapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu has emerged as one of the most bankable and critically acclaimed female leads in Bollywood over the past few years. She started her acting career in South Indian films i.e. Telugu, and Tamil-language, and made her debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam. Her First Hindi film is Chashme Baddoor and post-2016 she got recognition as a leading actress in Bollywood.
She is known for playing strong, independent female characters that break stereotypes. Her performance in Pink as a woman fighting for justice earned her unanimous praise. Since then, films like Naam Shabana, Saand Ki Aankh, Mulk, and Thappad have solidified her position as one of the finest actresses of her generation.
Top Movies: Pink, The Ghazi Attack (2017), Naam Shabana (2017), Mulk (2018), Manmarziyaan (2018), Badla (2019), Mission Mangal (2019), Saand Ki Aankh (2019) and Thappad (2020)
11. Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar is another rising star and acting powerhouse. She made her film in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Top Movies: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Sonchiriya (2019), Bala (2019), Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) and Saand Ki Aankh (2019).
12. Nushrat Bharucha
Nushrat Bharucha is a star with many runaway hits and appeared in rom-com comedy movies. She began her film career in 2006 with ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ and her first hit is “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” released in 2011.
Top movies: Pyaar Ka Punchnama mar (2011), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), Dream Girl (2019) and Chhalaang (2020), Chhorii (2021), Janhit Mein Jaari (2022) and Ram Setu (2022)
13. Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam started her career as a Model and she also acted in television soap operas such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo (2008–2009) and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam (2009–2010). She made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor in 2012, which won her the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. Gautam has since appeared in the thrillers Badlapur (2015) and Kaabil (2017), and greater success came from starring in the war film Uri: The Surgical Strike and the satire Bala (both 2019).
Top movies: Badlapur (2015), Kaabil (2017), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), A Thursday (2022), Dasvi (2022) and Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga (2023).
14. Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh predominantly works in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil films. She made her acting debut with the Kannada film Gilli (2009) and made her Bollywood debut with Yaariyan in 2014. She has won several awards including a South Indian International Movie Award, in addition to four nominations at Filmfare Awards South.
Top movies: Yaariyan (2014), De De Pyaar De (2019), Runway 34 (2022), Doctor G (2022).
South Movies: Loukyam (2014), Pandaga Chesko (2015), Sarrainodu (2016), Dhruva (2016), Nannaku Prematho (2016), Rarandoi Veduka Chudham (2017), Spyder (2017) and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017).
15. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress and model and made her Bollywood debut with movie Aladin in 2009. Alongside her screen acting career, Fernandez has worked as a judge in the ninth season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2016–2017).
Top Movies: Murder 2 (2011), Housefull 2 (2012) , Race 2 (2013), Kick (2014), Housefull 3 (2016) and Judwaa 2 (2017). and Vikrant Rona (2022)
The Other Leading Stars
Huma Qureshi made her debut with a supporting role in Gangs of Wasseypur for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and followed it with a role in Ek Thi Daayan.
Top Movies: Shorts (2013), Dedh Ishqiya (2014), Badlapur (2015) , Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) and Monica, O My Darling (2022)
Debut film: Jannat 2
Raaz 3D (2012), Rustom (2016), Total Dhamaal (2019)
Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016), Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018), Shiddat (2020)
Debut: Shuddh Desi Romance
Top Movies: Befikre (2016), War (2019), Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021)
Top Movies: Badhaai Ho (2018), Photograph (2019), Ludo (2020), Pagglait (2021), Meenakshi Sundareshwar (2021)
Debut : Crook
Top Movies: Youngistaan (2014), Tum Bin II (2016), Tanhaji (2020)
Aditi Rao Hydari
Debut : Yeh Saali Zindagi
Top Movies: Fitoor (2016), Padmaavat (2018)
Top Movies: Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), Dishoom (2016)
The Emerging Stars
- Ananya Pandey
- Janhvi Kapoor
- Disha Patani
- Monal Thakur
- Tara Sutaria
- Mouni Roy
- Pooja Hegde
- Tripti Dimri