We bring to you an intriguing list of the first Hindi films that the top actresses of Bollywood starred in.
13. Katrina Kaif (Boom, 2003)
She had a tough start of her career with directors doubting her acting skills, however she has made an impact on the audience and critics and has some of the top banners signing her for movies. Her debut was a box office failure movie Boom.
12. Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om, 2007)
Considered to be one of the successful actresses of today, Deepika Padukone made her debut with the superhit film Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan. Her beauty and acting skills have made her director’s first choice since then.
11. Kareena Kapoor (Refugee, 2000)
This versatile actor who hails from the Kapoor family has acting in her genes. The same was proven with her debut film Refugee. Though a moderately successful film, this movie is remembered for her spellbound beauty and spectacular acting.
10. Priyanka Chopra (The Hero, 2003)
The Miss World title holder debuted as a second lead in the film The Hero opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta followed by Andaz opposite Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta, the same year. She has gone ahead from a second lead to carrying the movie on her shoulders single handedly.
9. Aishwarya Rai (Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, 1997)
World’s most beautiful woman kick started her career with Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya opposite Bobby Deol. Since then she has worked in some of the best movies credited to her remarkable performance leading to box office success such as Devdas, Hum Dil Due Chuke Sanam, Guru and more.
8. Vidya Balan (Parineeta, 2005)
Popular for playing woman centric roles, Vidya has been able to carve a niche for herself banking on her priceless acting skills. Starting her career with the drama film Parineeta, despite being criticized for her dressing style, she is now one of the top stars the industry has.
7. Kajol (Bekhudi, 1992)
Born in a family of legendary actors, Tanuja, Nutan and Shobhna Samarth, Kajol made her debut with a Bollywood failure Bekhudi. However, this beauty went ahead to give us some memorable performance in top grosser movies.
6. Sridevi (Julie, 1975)
This South Indian beauty has starred in some of the top class movies, but little is known that she starred as a child artist in Julie. She made her debut as a lead actress in the movie Solva Sawan, later on making huge impact in the industry with films like Sadma, Chalbaaz, Mr. India etc.
5. Madhuri Dixit (Abodh, 1984)
The Maharashtrian mulgi is world famous for her infectious smile. Madhuri Dixit started her career with the critically acclaimed film Abodh and later gained wide publicity with her role of Mohini in Tezaab.
4. Rekha (Sawan Bhadon, 1970)
Though Rekha’s first film, to be shot, was Do Shikaari (earlier named Anjana Safar), it got held by the censor board resulting in the delay of its release by a decade. Much to her luck, her debut happened to be with the film Sawan Bhadon which became a box office success and paved the path for this damsel.
3. Madhubala (Basant, 1942)
Her charm is unmatched and so is her acting. She started her career as a child artist in the film Basant which gave her popularity and many saw potential in her acting capabilities. Her debut as a lead actor was with the film Neeel Kamal opposite Raj Kapoor.
2. Nargis (Talashe Haq, 1935)
Nargis started acting at the age of six under the screen name ‘Baby Nargis’ with the film Talashe Haq. However, her first movie as a leading actor is Taqdeer. Thereafter this influential actor created history by giving us some of the great movies the country has ever seen.
1. Meena Kumari (Leatherface, 1939)
Called the Tragedy Queen, Meena Kumari also started her career at an early age with the movie Leatherface. The movie which broke her child actor tag was Baiju Bawra.