100 Years of Indian Cinema: Legendry Actresses

As Indian Cinema observes a grand century of gripping billions these days, let us put a momentary look at some actresses whom we have admired.
Created On: Oct 10, 2013 17:06 IST
Modified On: Oct 15, 2013 17:01 IST

As Indian Cinema observes a grand century of gripping billions these days, let us put a momentary look at some actresses across India whom we have admired not only for their fascinating frenzy but also box-office demand and countrywide appeal. Indian cinema, apart from of all its eccentricities, has been a materialization of the political, cultural and socio – economic alterations that took place in India. In the Twentieth century, Indian cinema, in conjunction with the Chinese and Hollywood film industries, turned out to be a global endeavor. Indian Diaspora comprises of thousands of Indians overseas for which movies are made accessible in the course of mediums such as DVDs and by broadcasting of films. It is an amazing thing that Indian cinema has endured the test of instance regardless of the immense edifying divergence in the precedent 100 years.


Sri Devi

Sridevi’s profession is moderately like no other. After dominating the South with films like Moondram Pirai and Moondru Mudichu beside celebrities like Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth, SriDevi incarcerated the hearts of Bollywood admirers featuring in blockbusters like Himmatwala, Judaai and Mr India; and conveyed radically commended presentations in Gumraah and Sadma. Such was Sridevi’s realization that directors inscribed scripts whickered around her personality in Chandni, Nagina, Lamhe and Chaalbaaz, an observable fact not observed before in male subjugated Bollywood.


Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit is the actress, an unsurpassed fantasy of the exemplary Bollywood heroine. The brightest celebrity in the firmament of Bollywood, it took 9 films for her to discover her blockbuster tramp with Tezaab, but there was no gazing back after India fell pitching for the Ding Dong Ding song as the celebrity became our prime ever and one of the best dancers in the stage, at equivalence with and even outranking her foremost men.



Debatably the unsurpassed looking woman in Bollywood history, Madhubala parched the screen in a dreadfully small life, giving us much to memorize her by, reflectively. Her name was adequate to radiate a theatre owner's conceited pergola, and her oxygenating smirk & eyes escort Indian magazines to pass on her as 'The Venus of screen' - the authoritative screen goddess, contrasted frequently to the iconic Marilyn Monroe.


Hema Malini

At an unpredictable time with inflexible antagonism, Hema dealt to draw spectators on her own with blockbuster films. She of the whipper - snapper tongue and untailored elegance then went on to do a Basanti in Sholay and remains the most matchless part of Sholay equipped with her trademark as 'nagin'.



Nargis is the first film celebrity to get the Padma Shri award. From the movie Andaz to Awaara from Shree 420 to Chori Chori she hit the crest with Mother India, for which she grabbed the Best Actress prize Karlovy film festival. An actress with collection, fashion, elegance and an exceedingly warm screen charisma, Nargis is really a top lady to celebrate.


Meena Kumari

Tears may have been the Meena Kumari’s paramount weapon but it was her enthusiasm to take part in some of cinema's most intricate characters, a courtesan in Pakeezah, the derelict, intoxicating wife in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam made her etched in your mind. Often referred to as tragedy queen, Meena Kumari was a performer we lost paradoxically untimely. Her most iconic participation of Chhoti Bahu in the movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is one of the optimum performances by any top lady in any motion movies.



Rekha’s 1st Hindi movie Saawan Bhadon was a colossal achievement, and she found a position in Bollywood. Her conversion began with the movie Do Anjaane differing Amitabh Bachchan. Swiftly detractors noticed enormity to her procedures, a glimmer in her eyes. Films like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Silsila were super hits.


Jaya Bhaduri

One of the supreme Hindi film performers of her time chiefly recognized for strengthening a naturalistic approach of acting in both conventional and "run of the mill" cinema, Jaya Bhaduri commenced her career with 2 Bengali films and the movie Mahanagar. The triumph of Guddi assisted by her petite appearance, fashioned the girl next door picture for her.


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