Mumbai, 31 May-2014, PTI: Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, last seen on the big screen in…
Bollywood has witnessed a lot Bengali actresses since a long time, who have impressed us with their acting skills and stunning looks. From Sharmila Tagore to Tanuja, from Jaya Bachhan to Mousami Chattetrgee, they have won the audience hearts in their times. We look at 12 Bengali Beauties in Bollywood that we can’t get enough of and whom we miss seeing on screen.
Bipasha Basu started out with a career in modelling and started to act in movies across Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. She shot to fame with her bold roles in films like Raaz and Jism. She is popular for her fitness regimes and is one of the few Indian actors to sport a well-toned body right from the start of her careerto follow a strict workout plan and is famous for her well toned body.
Starring in the dreams of many men through the 90s, Kajol is one of the most loved actors of Bollywood. A box office hit and not one to mince her words, Kajol has certainly raised the bar for her contemporaries and successors in the Hindi film fraternity. Yesteryear actress Tanuja’s older daughter has sizzled on screen with her acting performances and her style of clothing.
Konkona Sen Sharma is an Indian actress, who is the daughter of filmmaker Aparna Sen appears primarily in Indian art house and independent films. Her achievements in the genre have established her as one of the leading actresses of contemporary parallel cinema. She has won two consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards for her performances in Omkara (2006) and Life In A Metro (2007), respectively.She has also won two National awards for her intriguing performances.
Lisa Ray is an actor of various talents, from modelling to anchoring various television shows, she has been a rather attractive face of Indian entertainment. She was born in Toronto, Canada to Bengali father. The gorgeous ‘Afreen Afreen’ model, shot to Bollywood stardom in 2001 starring in Vikram Bhatt’s Kasoor and has been seen in crossover films such as Deepa Mehta’s Water. What more she also is a cancer survivor, now that’s what is true beauty!
Nandana Sen was born in New Delhi to Bengali parents and renowned figures in their own right Amartya Sen and Nabanita Dev Sen. Known for her roles in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black (2005), Tango Charlie and Rang Rashiya, this beautiful actress surely sets the audiences heart racing with her celluloid presence.
Nandita Das is a popular social activist, actor and director. She is known for her work in the critically acclaimed films Earth (1998), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) and Fire (1996). Her father is the famous Indian painter Jatin Das. The dusky beauty has many awards to her name and holds unique respect in the industry for her work.
Rani Mukherjee is the cousin of Kajol and now the Chopra bahu. The enigmatic actress is known for her bold strong women oriented roles in movies like Black, Mardaani, Hum Tum, No One Killed Jessica and many others. Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee, is a retired director and one of the founders of ‘Filmalaya Studios’. Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, was a playback singer.
Rhea Chakraborty is an Indian Bollywood and Telugu film actress and a Video Jockey on MTV India. Rhea
Rituparna Sengupta is a Bollywood and Bengali film actress born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She is famous for her works in Mondo Meyer Upakhyan, House of Memories and Anuranan. A trained Manipuri and Odissi dancer, Rituparna has a dance troupe called ‘Bhabna Aaj O Kaal’ (Contemporary Thoughts). She is known to people for her role as the wife of Rajpal Yadav in Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh, and among the most sought actresses in Bengali cinema.
Shahana Goswami started her acting career in a small role as Boman Irani’s daughter in Reema Kagti’s Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. She also played the lead opposite Randeep Hooda in Ru Ba Ru but she won accolades for her role as Arjun Rampal’s wife Debbie in the hit movie Rock On!. Her first international project was Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children. The beautiful bengali lineage actress is known for her powerful voice and evocative acting skills.
Sushmita was born in the Bengali-speaking Sen family in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The diva won the Miss India and Miss Universe titles in 1994. Her famous movies includes Biwi No.1, Ankhen, Main hoon na, Chingaari, Vaastu Sastra and many others. She has two adopted daughters – Renée Sen and Alisah Sen. The ravishing model-actress-social activist will be seen playing the role of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto in the film Benazir Bhutto: The Movie.
Another one of the Bengali Beauties that we can’t get enough of Reema Sen. She has acted pre-dominantly in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Kannada films. She is known for her powerful role as a Bengali in Gangs of Wasseypur and the original movie of Saathiya (Minnale).
So, who is your favourite beauty on this list!?