71. Priyanka Chopra
Born 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, Jharkand, India. She came in second place at Femina Miss India 2000 competition winning the Femina Miss India World title and subsequently being sent to Miss World where she was crowned Miss World 2000. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model.
7.42. Lara Dutta
Born 16 April 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. She won the annual Gladsrags modeling competition in India, thus winning the right to be the first Indian representative at the 1997 Miss Intercontinental, in which she took first place. Later, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe and Miss Universe in 2000. She is engaged to Indian tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi.
6.83. Bipasha Basu
Born January 7, 1979 in New Delhi, Delhi, India. She had initially planned to study medicine, but entered modeling and acting by accident. She won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest. The former Ford model is currently dating actor John Abraham and the couple is referred to as a super-couple in the Indian media.
7.34. Shilpa Shetty
Born 8 June 1975 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She took part in the British Celebrity Big Brother TV show in 2007, and was crowned the winner with 63% of the final vote. She is also a model and is married to Raj Kundra. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.
7.65. Aishwarya Rai
Born 1 November 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. In the 1994 Miss India contest, she won the second place behind Sushmita Sen, and was crowned Miss India World. She went on to win the Miss World title the same year, where she also won the Miss Photogenic award. She s a professional model and actress.
7.46. Celina Jaitley
Born November 24, 1981 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. Celina shot to fame when she won a local beauty contest, and thus encouraged, submitted her photos and profile to the organizers of the Miss India Contest; she was admitted in the competition, and went to be crowned Miss India for 2001. Thereafter she went on to represent India in the Miss Universe Contest, and ended up being the 4th runner-up.
6.97. Shriya Saran
810. Riya Sen
Born Riya Dev Varma on January 24, 1981 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She is a model and has appeared in music videos, television commercials, fashion shows, and on magazine covers. She has been a heartthrob sensation throughout India and is known for her gorgeous smile. She hails from a family of Indian actors.
711. Amisha Patel
Born June 9, 1975 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She studied economics at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts but gave up being an economic analyst for modeling and acting. She is frequently cited as one of the sexiest Bollywood actresses. She was ranked first on Rediff's list of 2008's Sexiest Actresses. Patel was also cited by Rediff as one of 2008's Sexiest Magazine Cover Girls.
7.712. Amrita Rao
Born June 7, 1981 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She comes from a well to do Hindu family. She has a psychology degree and modeled before being cast in the hit movie Ishq Vishq. Her other hit movies 'Masti', 'Main Hoon Na' & 'Vivah' added to her popularity and stardom. Amrita Rao is also a Brand Ambassador for D'Damas Gold Jewellery, Parachute Hair Oil, and Miss Players Apparels.
7.213. Deepika Padukone
Born January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, India, when she was eleven months old. She is a former model and made her acting debut in the 2006. At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards she was awarded the title "Model of the Year". She won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: "Female Model of the Year - (Commercial Assignments)" and "Fresh Face of the Year".
6.919. Isha Koppikar
Born September 19, 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She has modeled for L'Oreal, Rexona, Camay, Tips & Toes and Coca-Cola advertisements. She competed in the 1995 Miss India contest, winning the Miss Talent Crown. Her modelling work gave her an introduction to the film industry and to her first film appearance in 1998. She is married to Rohit (Timmy) Narang.
7.520. Yana Gupta
Born Jana Synková on 23 April 1979 in Czechoslovakia. She began modelling in the mid-1990s. Her career took a turn toward the east when she married Indian artist Satyakam Gupta in Pune and changed her last name from Synkova to Gupta. She divorced Satyakam Gupta and in 2008 she altered her given name to Yana or Yaana. Before her career in Bollywood, she modeled for international clients like Calvin Klein and Victoria's Secret.
7.221. Madhuri Dixit
Born May 15, 1967 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, she established herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses and accomplished dancers. Dixit is often cited by the media as one of the most prominent female actresses in Bollywood. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India.
7.824. Minissha Lamba
7.525. Shweta Menon
Born April 23, 1975 in Calicut, Kerala, India. Crowned Miss Bangalore, Shweta competed in the Miss India contest in 1994 and finished second runner up behind Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai. She became the first Gladrags female super model in 1994 and then, Miss Asia Pacific runner up the same year. She appeared in a Kamasutra brand condom ad wearing a 2-piece bathing suite, which is risque for India and the ads depicted various sexual intercourse positions. She is an excellent dancer and appears in many South Indian films.
7.226. Sushmita Sen