The Indian films once represented the Indian actress merely as a love interest of the leading man. Women centric films were rare in Indian cinema. Most of the Indian movies are male dominated. Instead of all these the Indian Movie Actresses made notable contribution to make Indian cinema rich. There are a number of Indian Movie actresses doing work in different languages.
Hindi Movie Actresses
Hindi Movie Actresses are most prominent among Indian Movie Actresses. Though most of the Indian movies are male centric, exception is always there. However exceptions in the form of Sujata, Bandini or Devi were there. Actresses like Nutan, Meena Kumari, Sharmila Tagore, Supriya Pathak, Deepti Naval, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, Smita Patil and others strongly represented women on screen. The roles of these actresses gave a new dimension to the role of the Indian actress in cinema. At a later stage Indian actresses like Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi stepped in and played central women characters. Actresses like Kajol, Konkona Sen Sharma, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukherjee are examples of intelligent actress of Indian cinema. Contemporary Hindi actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone are glamorous as well as talented actresses. Their glamour quotient, stunning performances are indispensable part of Indian movies.
Bengali Movie Actresses
Bengali movie actresses are also worthy to notice. Suchitra Senwas most popular Bengali movie actress. Sabitri Chaterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Supriya Devi were also noted actress in Bengali cinema. A majority of Bengali actresses have acted in Hindi movies also. Debashree Roy, Shatabdi Roy, Moonmoon Sen, Aparna Sen have made their important contribution in Bengali cinema industry. The contemporary actresses include Rituparna Sengupta, Paoli Dam, Shrabonti, Koel Mallik and many others.
Tamil Movie Actresses
Tamil actresses are much valuable to Indian cinema. Most of the Bollywood actresses have come from Tamil film Industry. Rekha is most prominent among all. She made notable contribution to Hindi film industry also. Some important Tamil actresses are Archana, Asin Thottumkal, Anushka Shetty, Ambika etc.
There are actresses in other different languages also such as Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Oriya, Bhojpuri etc. They have also made remarkable niches by their histrionic skill. All the Indian movie actresses devoted a lot to make Indian cinema worthy to enjoy.