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

Top Actress

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

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. Katrina Kaif

Katrina kaifKatrina 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)

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. 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).

6. Kriti Sanon

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)

7. Anushka Sharma

AnushkaAnushka 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). 

8. Sara Ali Khan

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

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

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 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 Baruch

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

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

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

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)

16. Sanya Malhotra

Sanya Malhotra is a talented actress who has achieved stardom in recent years. She played supporting roles in the sports film Dangal (2016) and the action film Jawan (2023), both of which are among the highest-grossing Indian films. Her other commercially successful movies include the comedy Badhaai Ho (2018) and the biopic Sam Bahadur (2023).

Malhotra has been nominated for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her outstanding performances in the drama Photograph (2019) and the black comedy Ludo (2020). She has received high praise for her roles in several streaming films including Shakuntala Devi (2020), Pagglait (2021), Love Hostel (2022), and Kathal (2023).

Top Movies: Badhaai Ho (2018), Photograph (2019), Ludo (2020), Pagglait (2021), Kathal (2023) Jawan (2023)

17. Ananya Panday

Ananya Panday is a promising young actress who gained popularity in 2019 with her debut performances in the films Student of the Year 2 and Pati Patni Aur Woh. Her acting skills were recognized with the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. In 2023, she impressed the audience with her brief role in the comedy Dream Girl 2 and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas Gehraiyaan (2022) and Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (2023).

Top Movies: Student of the Year 2 (2019), Pati Patni aur Woh (2019), Gehraiyaan (2022), and Dream Girl 2 (2023)

18. Janhvi Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor began her acting career in 2018 with the romantic drama Dhadak, which was a successful commercial venture. She received nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her roles in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) and Mili (2022).

Top Movies: Dhadak (2018), Roohi (2019), Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) and Mili (2022).

19. Disha Patani

Disha Patani is one of the most beautiful young actresses and has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list of 2019. She made her Hindi film debut with the biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), for which she won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female. She also played the leading lady in the films Baaghi 2 (2018), Malang (2020), and Ek Villain Returns (2022). 

20. Mrunal Thakur

Mrunal Thakur made her debut with TV Soaps Mujhse Kuchh Kehti…Yeh Khamoshiyaan (2012) and Kumkum Bhagya (2014–2016). and her Hindi film debut is Love Sonia (2018), and gained recognition with the 2019 biographical films Super 30 and Batla House. She also impressed with her performance in Jersey (2022), Sita Ramam (2022), Gumraah (2023) and  Pippa (2023)

The Other Leading Stars

Vaani Kapoor

Vaani Kapoor made her acting debut with the romantic comedy film Shuddh Desi Romance, for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She gained praise for starring as a transgender woman in the romantic comedy Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021).

Top Movies: Shuddh Desi Romance, Befikre (2016), War (2019), Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021) and Shamshera (2022)

Huma Qureshi

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) Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017), and Monica, O My Darling (2022)

Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta was crowned Femina Miss India International in 2007 and made her acting debut with the crime thriller Jannat 2 (2012) and Raaz 3 (2012) receiving a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination. She received accolades for her portrayal in the political drama Chakravyuh (2012).

Top Movies: Jannat (2012), Raaz 3D (2013), Rustom (2016),  Baadshaho (2017), Total Dhamaal (2019), and Murder 4 (2024)

Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari made her Hindi movie debut with Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011). She impressed the audience with Rockstar (2011), the horror film Murder 3 (2013), the thriller Wazir (2016), and the period drama Padmaavat (2018). Her latest work is the Hindi film are Ajeeb Daastaans (2021) and Jubilee (2023).

Top Movies: Rockstar (2011), Fitoor (2016), Padmaavat (2018)

Diana Penty

Diana Penty made her acting debut with the romantic comedy film Cocktail (2012), for which she received a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination.

Top Movies: Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016), Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018), Shiddat (2021), and Bloody Daddy (2023)

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri made her debut with the 2011 romantic drama Rockstar, for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She subsequently played a war correspondent in the political thriller Madras Cafe (2013), and starred in the commercially successful comedies Main Tera Hero (2014), and Housefull 3 (2016).

Top Movies: Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), Dishoom (2016)

The Emerging Stars

  • Neha Sharma
  • Tara Sutaria
  • Mouni Roy
  • Pooja Hegde
  • Tripti Dimri
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