Bollywood is a place where we can find strength in all sorts of places. Our leading ladies have always been a pillar of strength and have shown us what they are made of. Here are the 7 most Badass actresses of Bollywood-
1. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra has defied all the age-long rules that defined a Bollywood actress. She has not only rise up above them but she has proved that there are no limits to her talent. From being Miss World to becoming India’s representative at International levels, she has done it all. She was the first South Asian woman to headline an American show and we strongly believe she will make many more records in the future.
2. Deepika Padukone
One of the highest paid actresses in India and the world too, Deepika Padukone is the front-runner when it comes to breaking stereotypes. In the recent years, she has not only given some wonderful performances, she became a lot more vocal on a personal level. While most celebs like to stay mum about their lives, Deepika talked openly about issues like feminism and depression. She even started her own fashion label and will soon be making her Hollywood debut too.
3. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut has proved her mettle in acting without acting opposite any of the Khans in Bollywood and that’s a huge achievement in itself. Just like the characters she plays, she always packs a punch on a personal level too. Her affairs with Aditya Pancholi and Hrithik Roshan took a huge toll on her but she stayed strong throughout and never shied away from saying what’s on her mind. Since these fiascos, she has maintained that she will never get married and has expressed a desire to not be bound by a relationship.
4. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen was the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe crown. This beauty did many female oriented movies like Filhaal, Samay, Zindaggi Rocks and received a lot of critical acclaim for it. Being the path breaker that she is, Sush adopted her first girl child at the age of 25, and another after a gap of 10 years. She is a true icon and inspiration for all the single mothers out there.
5. Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi has been leading India cinema from the front when it comes to serious content and neo-realism. Her movies like Fire (first Hindi movie about homosexual relations) have gained her critical acclaim and proven that she never shies away from doing meaningful cinema. Shabana is also a social, women’s right activist and a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA).
Rekha, the beautiful diva of yester years, is still a strong woman. Years of controversies and mud-splashing have only made this woman stronger and she still stands tall. Be it her much-talked about affair with Amitabh Bachchan, her two marriages or her second husband’s suicide, Rekha has faced it all with so much grace.
7. Kalki Koechlin
With movies like Margarita with a Straw, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Kalki broke many stereotypes in acting. Apart from being a superb actor, she is also a writer, producer, and activist. She is always known to speak her mind whether it’s about her marriage with ex-husband Anurag Kashyap or about how she was sexually abused as a child at the age of 9.
These women are truly badass and they give us inspiration and power to be more like them!