Hollywood and Bollywood have always welcomed the beauty queens. For the past few decades, various successful pageants joined Bollywood to get fame as actresses. Let us check out the list of top 10 beauty queens who got success in Bollywood.
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10. Celina Jaitly
Celina Jaitly was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2001. She lost her chance to win Perto Rico’s Denise Quiñones, and got 5th position. Then this lady entered Bollywood in 2003, and started her acting journey from ‘Janasheen’. Due to her beauty and hot personality, Celina won the hearts of Bollywood audience, but didn’t last in this industry for long. Some of her popular movies include No Entry, Tom Dick and Harry, Zinda, Apna Sapna Money Money, Red: The Dark Side, and Shakalaka Boom Boom.
9. Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia is known for her frank and sexy appearance in a number of movies. She is the winner of Femina Miss India Universe title, 2002. She also represented her country in Miss Universe 2002 (51st Edition), but lost there. She started her Bollywood career from the movie, Qayamat in 2003. Some of her other prominent works are Julie, Rakht: What If You Can See the Future, Sheesha, and Kyaa Kool Hai Hum.
8. Gul Panag
Gul Panag is another talented beauty queen and actress of Bollywood. She was crowned the Miss India title in 1999, and was crowned Miss Beautiful Smile at the same pageant. She represented India at the Miss Universe 1999 pageant (48th Edition). She started her Bollywood career in 2003 with the movie Dhoop. Her best films are Dor, Turning 30, Manorama Six Feet Under, Hello, Straight, and Ab Tak Chhappan 2.
7. Namrata Shirodkar
Namrata Shirodkar won Miss India 1993 title. Before joining Bollywood, she worked as a successful fashion model. She represented India at the Miss Asia Pacific 1993 (24th Edition). Namrata started her Bollywood career with “Purab Ki Laila Pachhim Ki Chhaila”, but this film never got released. She was also starred in 1998’s movie ‘Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai’.
6. Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza is another adorable actress, fashion model, and producer of India. She participated in Miss India 2000 and got 3rd place. She also represented India at the Miss Asia Pacific International 2000 (31st Edition), and won it. Dia started her Bollywood career in 2001 with ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’. She has done fabulous job in movies like Deewaanapan, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Parineeta, Alag, and Shootout at Lokhandwala.
5. Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman was the 2nd runner up in the Miss India 1970 contest. She won the Miss Asia Pacific in 1970 at the event’s 3rd Edition. She started her career in Bollywood in 1970. Zeenat won a BFJA Award, a Bollywood Award ‘Award for Lifetime Achievement’, an IIFA, a Zine Cine award, and several others. Her best films are Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Dhund, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Chori Mera Kaam, Balika Badhu, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, and Heeralal Pannalal.
4. Sushmita Sen
The beautiful and marvelous Sushmita Sen won Miss India 1994 title by defeating the popular Aishwarya Rai. She represented India at the Miss Universe 1994 pageant (41st Edition) and became the first Indian to be a Miss Universe. She started her Bollywood career in 1996 from the movie, ‘Dastak’. She was starred in Zor, Sirf Tum, Biwi No.1, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai, Aankhen, Filhaal, Samay: When Time Strikes, and Vaastu Shastra.
3. Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla is known for her innocent smile and cute face. She is a successful Bollywood actress, and television producer. She won Miss India 1984 title and represented India at Miss Universe 1984 pageant (33rd Edition). She started her Bollywood career in 1986 from the movie, Sultanat. Her best films are Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Bol Radha Bol, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Darr, and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na etc.
2. Aishwarya Rai
The bold and beautiful, Aishwarya Rai got 2nd place at Miss India 1994 pageant and represented India at the Miss World 1994 (44th Edition). She won the crown and defeated over 80 participants. She started her Bollywood career in 1997 from the movie, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya. Her big hits are Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal, Mohabbatein, Bride & Prejudice, Dhoom 2 Guru, and many others.
1. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is a talented actress and singer of India. She was the runner up in Miss India 2000 pageant and represented India at the Miss World 2000 pageant (50th Edition). She won the crown there, and then started her Bollywood journey. Her first film was ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’ in 2003. Her best movies are Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aitraaz, Karam, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Bluffmaster!, Taxi No. 9211, and Krrish etc.
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