Be it Meena Kumari in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam or Tabu in Astitva - the Hindi film industry has witnessed a range of actresses essaying women-oriented roles powerfully. Here's a look at the top 10 such portrayals, on the occasion of International Women's Day.
From action drama to period films, Sonakshi Sinha has tried various genres and now she hopes to be part of a biopic.
Mahie Gill, who rose to fame with her performance as 'Paro' in Dev D is ready to experiment more and grab any opportunity that allows her to try something new.
After directing films like Bhatti On Chutti and Mittal Vs Mittal among others, Karan Razdan now plans to make a biopic on the legendary actress Meena Kumari. The director is thinking of Huma Quereshi playing the Tragedy Queen but hasn't approached her yet.
Meena Kumari has etched out some of the most remarkable roles ever written for a heroine in the history of Indian cinema. She has got the most rich work in her repertoire as compared to her contemporaries Nargis and Madhubala.
Actresses like Nutan, Nargis, Meena Kumari, Jaya Bachchan etc., preferred the unconventional and left their footprints on the road many of their contemporaries wish to travel.
They ruled the silver screen during the golden years of Indian cinema. They brought colour to the black and white screen. We celebrate the super-actresses who entertained and mesmerised us in the golden years of Indian cinema.
They epitomised grace, elegance and poise. They pushed boundaries, defied stereotypes, gave a new vocabulary to their craft. Today, we salute the women of substance in Bollywood who carved their own niche and stepped in to Hindi cinema's hall of fame.
Here is a look at the top 20 actresses of all time.
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On International Women's Day, here's a look at India's enduring beauties - powerhouses of talent who have mesmerised India and the world- over decades.