10 Indian Actresses Who Worked in Hollywood

Hollywood is considered one of the most famous movies in the World. Most of the actors dreamt of working in Hollywood movies with world-renowned directors. Indian Actresses also dreamt the same. Some Bollywood divas who rose to fame in the 1990s are still well-known in Hollywood and India. A few of these women have a sizable following on social media, making them the most popular actresses. This list, including the top 10 women from the 1990s to the present, shows how Bollywood’s fame has shifted.

1. Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi

Shabana Kaifi Azmi, better known by her stage name Coco, is a well-known actress and social activist. In 1998, she received the Padma Shri Award; in 2012, she received the Padma Bhushan Award. From 1997 to 2007, she served as a member of parliament. With roles in well-known Hindi films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish, Avtaar, and several more, she emerged as one of the most stunning actresses of her era. In addition, she contributed to other Hollywood productions, including Custody, Immaculate Conception, Son of the Pink Panther, and City of Joy.

2. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

One of the highest-paid actors in India is Priyanka, who won the Miss World 2000 contest. This 41-year-old Actress, underappreciated for her beauty, was awarded a Padma Shri by the Indian government. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the World; Forbes listed her as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World; and in 2022, BBC 100 Women in the World included her name. Among her most well-known Hollywood productions, her most popular Hollywood movies are Baywatch, The Matrix Resurrections, Citadel, Love Again, Quantico, Planes, We Can Be Heroes, The View, and many more.

3. Tabu


Born on November 4, 1971, Tabu is a well-known actress today. Her most well-known pieces are Sajan Chale Sasuraal, Border, Jeet, and Hum Saath-Saath Hain. She was honored with the prestigious Padma Shree award in 2011. She appeared in two of the biggest Hollywood films, The Namesake and Life of Pie. She collaborates with several Bollywood celebrities and has been in multiple blockbuster films.

4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The international media has hailed her as one of the most beautiful women on the planet. She was the 1994 Miss World winner and was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government in 2009 and the French government’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2012. The most well-known Bollywood diva’s films in India are Dhoom 3, Devdas, Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and so on. Pink Panther 2, The Last Legion, and Provoked are some of her well-known Hollywood productions.

5. Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia

When she began her career at the age of 14 as the lead Actress in Raj Kapoor’s well-known film Bobby, she became the youngest Actress of her era. She is the mother-in-law of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and the wife of well-known Bollywood star Rajesh Khanna. Her well-known Hindi films include Gardish, Kaash, Drishti, Krantiveer, and others. She recently starred alongside Shahrukh Khan in the wildly successful blockbuster film Pathaan. She recently starred in Tenet, a well-known American film.

6. Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto

She made her film debut in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She primarily works in American and British films, and she has starred in several well-known films, including Mr. Malcolm’s List, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Immortals, and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

7. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

In addition to having a sizable fan base outside of India, Deepika is the most popular Actress and one of the most paid actors in the country. She is also the spouse of well-known actor Ranveer Singh. The list might go very long when discussing her well-known films, so let’s start with the most popular ones: Happy New Year, Bajirao Mastani, Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and Padmavat. She collaborated with well-known international celebrity Vin Diesel in the action movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage in 2017.

8. Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

She recently debuted in Hollywood in Tom Harper’s Heart of Stone (2023), available on Netflix. Jamie Dornan and Gal Gadot star in this movie, along with Alia Bhatt. Bhatt got a contract with the global entertainment agency WME in 2021. Her intense performances in Indian films such as Darlings (2022), Highway (2014), Dear Zindagi (2016), Udta Punjab (2016), Gully Boy (2019), and Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022) have brought her attention.

9. Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat is known for her bold roles in Bollywood and has ventured into Hollywood with films like “The Myth” opposite Jackie Chan and “Politics of Love.” Sherawat’s ability to take on diverse roles has allowed her to create a niche for herself in international cinema.

10. Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri made her Bollywood debut with the film “Rockstar” but also has a significant Hollywood connection. Before her Bollywood career, she appeared on America’s Next Top Model and later featured in the Hollywood film “Spy” alongside Melissa McCarthy. Her international background has allowed her to navigate both industries seamlessly.


Indian fans praised Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s earlier Hollywood appearances. Bollywood is much more than only dhinchak dances, as they demonstrated to the rest of the globe, leaving an enduring impression on the audience. The above are 10 Indian actresses who worked in Hollywood and took the audience wows with their talented acting and charisma.

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