1. Deepika Padukone
Born: January 5, 1986 (age 28), Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 1.74 m
Siblings: Anisha Padukone
Upcoming movies: Kochadaiiyaan, Shuddhi, Happy New Year, Imtiaz Ali's Next
Parents: Ujjala Padukone, Prakash Padukone
Known for her modeling and acting career, Deepika is considered one of the hottest and most talented stars that Bollywood discovered in the past decade. Her debut movie was the 2006 movie called “Aishwarya”. For the projects that followed Depika managed to get a lot of critics on her side, praising her performance. Following 2013 and up till present, Deepika managed to establish her role as a leading actress and one of the biggest starts in Bollywood.
2. Katrina Kaif
Born: Hong Kong, China
Height: 1.74 m
Siblings: Isabel Kaif, Habiba Kaif, Alina Kaif, Maria Kaif, Anila Kaif, Ayesha Kaif, Michael Kaif, Eshal Kaif
Upcoming movie: Bang Bang
Parents: Mohammed Kaif, Suzanne Turquotte
At the age of 30, Katrina Kaif managed to become an international icon due to her beauty and acting career. She began her cinematic ascension in 2003 when she appeared in a rather unsuccessful production named “Boom”. Even if her debut movie was below expectations, what followed boosted her career. Her role in the 2009 drama “New Year” is one of the many movies that granted her recognition. For 2014, Kaif is preparing no less that 3 movies.
Born: June 2, 1987 (age 26), Patna
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Poonam Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha
Upcoming movie: Kick
Siblings: Luv Sinha, Kush Sinha
Sonakshi was born on June 2, 1987 an out of three children she was the only one to pursue a career in acting. At the age of 22 Sinha managed to get a leading role in the Hindi movie “Dabangg” released in 2010. The following year, Sonakshi’s career reached a stalling point but she did manage to grab quite a few awards for her debuting act. Everything was resumed in 2012 when she signed multiple contracts and appeared in no less than four movies. Several other movies were released in 2013 featuring Sinha in a leading role. With so many ongoing projects, it’s no wonder why she grabed the third position as one of the most popular Bollywood actresses in 2014.
4. Kareena Kapoor
Born: September 21, 1980 (age 33), Mumbai
Spouse: Saif Ali Khan (m. 2012)
Siblings: Karisma Kapoor
Upcoming movies: Badtameez Dil, Shuddhi, Gabbar
Born on September 21, 1980, Kareena is considered one of the veterans of the Indian movie industry. Her big Bollywood breakthrough happened way back in 2000 when she received a role in the Indian drama named “Refugee”. Her talent, skill and good looks accelerated her career. In 2001 more roles in big productions came for Kareena. In the past couple of years, her cinematic presence increased even more. The 2010 comedy “Golmaal 3” is one example of a movie that showcases her acting skills. 2014 will be a busy year for the beautiful actress. She will be releasing a new action movie named “Singham 2” and another drama named “Bombay Samurai”.
5. Anushka Sharma
Born: May 1, 1988 (age 25), Bangalore
Height: 1.75 m
Upcoming movie: Peekay
Siblings: Karnesh Sharma
Parents: Ajay Kumar Sharma, Ashima Sharma
At only 25 years old, Anushka has a more than successful career to be proud off. The young acress actualy gave up on some of her modiling contracts to focus more on acting. Her big screen debut happened in 2008 when surprisingly, she got to sign a contract for three movies. Sharma’s first cinematic production was called “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. Following this big contract, Anushka managed to get several other parts on various productions but it was the 2012 romantic drama named “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” that got her the most attention from the critics and earned her an award. From that point onward, the career started to climb even faster. For 2014, Sharma will continue to be featured in multiple productions which will boost her career even further.
6. Priyanka Chopra
Born: July 18, 1982 (age 31), Jamshedpur
Height: 1.69 m
Upcoming movie: Dostana 2
Parents: Madhu Chopra, Ashok Chopra
The 31 year old actress is known for more than just acting. Priyanka is also a successful singer. However, her main focus is acting. Her success managed to place her amongst Bollywood’s best paid movie stars. Her career started in 2002 when she managed to get a role in the movie “The Hero”. Shortly after, her talent was used in the box-office hit named “Andaaz” which actually managed to earn her an award for best female debut. The following years brought even more projects and more critical acclaim. Priyanka continue ascending as one of the most talented and beautiful female actors. One of her more recent productions is the 2012 romantic comedy named “Barfi!”. 2014 has also been a busy year for Chopra. She was featured in the romantic drama “Gunday alongside three other big Bollywood stars.
7. Vidya Balan
Born: January 1, 1978 (age 36), Ottapalam
Height: 1.63 m
Spouse: Siddharth Roy Kapur (m. 2012)
Vidya is one of the veterans in the industry. The 36 year old actress has starred in quite a number of productions. Her debut started with a small rote in 1995’s sitcom “Hum Paanch”. From that point on, she started to be featured in various commercials and music videos. Her big breakthrough happened in 2006 when she got a part in the comedy “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”. 2009 marked the beginning of her most successful period as Vadya managed to get five consecutive roles for which she received positive feedback from the critics. 2014 has also been a busy year for this Bollywood star. Vidaya can be seen in the romantic comedy “Shaadi Ke Side Effects” and “Bobby Jasoos”.
8. Kangana Ranaut
Born: March 23, 1987 (age 27), Mandi district
Height: 1.73 m
Siblings: Rangoli Ranaut, Akshit Ranaut
Parents: Amardeep Ranaut, Asha Ranaut
Education: Elite School of Modeling, Science College
At just 27 years old, Kangana got more attention from the media and fans than a lot of the veterans in the movie industry. Her Bollywood debut started with the 2006 drama “Woh Lamhe”. Many more projects started flowing in and Kangana was seen in more and more movies. She is recognized for her role in “Life in a… Metro” released in 2007, “Fashion” released in 2008 and many other Bollywood blockbusters. For 2014, Ranaut worked on two movies. She will also make her debut as a director with her short film called “The Tough”.
9. Alia Bhatt
Born: March 15, 1993 (age 21), Mumbai
Height: 1.68 m
Education: Jamnabai Narsee School
Siblings: Pooja Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt, Rahul Bhatt
Parents: Soni Razdan, Mahesh Bhatt
Alia Bhatt was born on March 15, 1993 with German roots from her mother’s side. Even if she is one of the younger stars, Alia’s acting career has been ascending extremely fast. She debuted in 2012 when she grabbed a role in the romantic comedy called “Student of the Year”. The critics called it a box office hit. In 2014, Alia continued her ascension by getting more roles into highly praised production like “Highway”. She also has some upcoming movies that will be released in the second half of 2014 such as “2 States” and “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”.
10. Shraddha Kapoor
Born: March 3, 1987 (age 27), Mumbai
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Shivangi Kolhapure, Shakti Kapoor
Siblings: Siddhanth Kapoor
Upcoming movie: The Villain
Shraddha was born on March 3, 1987 but began her acting career rather recently. Her first cinema breakthrough happened in 2010 in the film “Teen Patti” which later earned her a well-deserved nomination for best female debut. Her performance and recognition boosted her career and opened the doors for more important roles such as her part in “Luv Ka The End”, a teen drama released in 2011. In 2013, Shraddha appeared in a romantic musical named “Aashiqui 2” which was actually a blockbuster in India. Currently, she is listed into two different productions that will be shot at the same time and will be released sometime in 2014.