Starting with Gujarat, Gujarati movie actresses with their beauty, talent and creativity has gained a foothold in Bollywood and further supported in portraying the roles in the creative and challenging cinemas of Bollywood. From acting in mythology to historical movies or from social drama to political issues Gujarati movie actresses have created history. After being victorious in the arena of regional films they have even sojourned to the Bollywood ventures ascertaining the strengthened pillars of the same. Mallika Sarabhai, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Asha Parekh, Bindu, and Aruna Irani, are some of the Actresses who have contributed enough to the penumbra of Hindi Cinema.
Orissa is another state which caters much to the basket of ethnic cinema. Devoid of commercialized economy and the monetary disputes, movies of Orissa replicate the preceding stage of celluloid incorruptibility and ingenuousness, ever and always known in the history of Indian Cinema. Archita is one famous actress of the successful era of Cinema. Nandita Das is a home name to Bollywood but Indian Cinema who has created record by her acting prowess.
Many Bollywood actresses have also emerged from Malayalam films like Rambha, Revathi and many others. Nagma, Vidya Balan, Madhoo, Padmapriya Janakiraman. Vidya Balan, one of the creams of Indian Cinema has proved her merit in Bollywood films like Dirty Picture, Paa, Kahani, Bhulbhulaiyaa etc.
Kannada Movie Actresses have won the hearts of the audiences through their acting prowess. However the image of the Kannada actress has undergone a sea change with changing times. The glamour quotient has increased.
On the other hand are the Telugu movies actresses who have attained an unparallel position in the sky of Bollywood cinema with their dazzling screen presence and ravishing beauty and have been victorious in making the audience fall in love with them. Telugu movies refer to the Telugu language film industry, Some of the reputed Telugu movie actresses are 'Mahanati' Savithri, Sowcar Janaki, Bhanumathi, Jamuna Ramanarao, Anjali Devi, Krishna Kumari, Vijaya Nirmala, Sobhana, Kanchana, Sri Devi, Genelia D'Souza, Jayanthi, Suryakantham, Vijayashanti, Chaaya Devi, Vanisri, Sarada, Jayasudha, Suhasini, Jayaprada, Radhika, Radha, Bhanupriya, Meena, Roja, Nagma, Keerthi Reddy, Aamani, Rambha, Soundarya, Simran, Ramya Krishna, Laya, Sneha, Sameera Reddy, Shriya, Aarti Agarwal, Asin Thottumkal Trisha, Charmy, Ileana D'Cruz and many others.
Sameera Reddy is one actress who has ventured into Bollywood only to earn accolades and envious position and she left her mark with the tag of a sultriest one. Sridevi is an Indian actress who his famous all across the regional domains of Indian film industry. She starred in hundreds of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam language films. She started acting at the tender age of four and made her debut as an adult in the early 80s. Sridevi has been one of the leading actresses of her time. Although she left the industry in 1997, she is still regarded by the industry members as one of the most talented and prominent actresses of India. Sridevi is the wife of the famous producer Boney Kapoor.
Suhasini Mani Ratnam, commonly known as Suhasini is an award winning south Indian actress. Her first film was the Tamil movie Nenjathai Killathe, released in 1980. She is the wife of internationally reputed director Mani Ratnam.
The talent hunt from Bengal soil remains to be an unhindered voyage. From Tanuja, Jaya Bachchan, Bipasha Basu to Suchitra Sen, Raima Sen, Mousumi Chatterji, Rituparna Sengupta, Sharmila Tagore, Rani Mukherjee. When it comes to Sharmila Tagore, the words of praise that clouds the filmy sky is but an enormous one. Cinema happened to her by chance, and that too being introduced by the veteran Satyajit Ray, in Apur Sansar. This was her debut film. In that film she played the young wife Aparna. She was just a fourteen-year-old, with no previous acting experience. But it was director's work that has come out of her and the film became one of the masterpieces. She worked on another film of Satyajit Ray, 'Devi'. Mousumi Chatterji and Jaya Bachhan are other stalwarts who have forayed into the unknown zones of Bollywood and have had their names crafted with eternal ink.
(Last Updated on : 25-11-2014)