Indian Actresses like Nandita Das, Rani Mukherjee, Chitrangada Singh, Nandana Sen, Sandhya Mridul, Konkona Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor are the noted contemporary Actresses.
Nandita Das is the contemporary actress whose work is the artistic modification of the realistic cinema. Nandita has carved a niche in films through her offbeat films with directors like Deepa Mehta, Mrinal Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Rituparno Ghosh and others. She began her career with a theatre group called Jannatya Manch. Thereafter she has lent her voice in the audio book series for kids 'Under the Banyan' by Karadi Tales, 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' on Mahatma Gandhi by Charkha Audio books and the children's series, The Wonder Pets as the Bengal Tiger.
Nandana Sen is an actress who dares to bare it all and therefore is the symbolic totem of a bold femme fatale, her social work and her intellect has been a guiding light for Indian woman at large. Sandhya Mridul is another actress who has made a mark in the Bollywood film industry with the Bollywood chartbuster 'Saathiya' starring the top-most Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee and Vivek Oberoi. In this film she played the role of Rani's elder sister. She was showered with many offers. Following 'Saathiya' she acted in 'Waisa Bhi Hota Hai -Part 2'and received much appreciation. Then she did a crossover film called 'Strings' and soon after she appeared in a very significant and well-sketched role in Madhur Bhandarkar's ' Page 3' with Konkona Sen Sharma and Tara Sharma Priyanka Chopra is the face of Bollywood who is in depth into serious acting: Fashion, Barfi, Don, and obviously Aitraaz! Saat Khoon Maaf brought her vamp side in the sun! Vidya Balan brought to the fore the essence of traditional woman by her Parineeta and went on to make history with Dirty Picture, Bhul Bhulaiyaa Kahani, No One killed Jessica, Paa etc.
Kareena Kapoor showcased her acting talent in Refugee, Jab We Met, Chameli, Three Idiots, Yuva, Omkara, Don, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam etc. Bipasha Basu was amazing in Corporate and sensationalized the cinema field in Apaharan, Jism, Raaz, Shob Choritro Kalponik.
Rani Mukherjee the pride of Bongs has been into many films including Hum Tum, Black, No One Killed Jessica, Laga Chunari Mein Daag, Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Saathiya. she gave a memorable performance in Kunal Kohli's 'Hum Tum' opposite Saif Ali Khan with the movie becoming the biggest hit of the year. In the same year she appeared in 'Yuva' where her performance was critically acclaimed. Her last movie of that year was Veer-Zara with Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta which again was a smashing hit. Her intense performance in the movie Black in the year 2005 with Amitabh Bachchan, was a path-breaking performance where she portrayed a deaf and a blind girl. Deepika Padukone created havoc with Om Shanti Om, Love AAj Kal, Karthik Calling Karthik, Lafangey Parindey, Cocktail, Arakshan etc. Anushka Sharma appeared in the film arena with Rab Ne Bana di Jodi, Band Baaja Barat, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, Jab Tak Hain Jaan, etc.