10. Huma Qureshi
Starting off our Top Ten List is the curvy starlet Huma Qureshi who managed to enthrall audiences with her performances in films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Luv Suv Tey Chicken Khurana. Huma is a new girl on the block but be sure that she will be getting some new roles in the coming years based one her outstanding performances in 2012.
9. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone definitely managed to turn heads with her bold and outstanding performance in portraying the character Veronica in Cocktail. Her carefree attitude and stunning displays of acting talents won her awards and accolades from Film Critics all over the Industry. Victoria will surely be one of the characters that she is remembered for a long time to come.
8. Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra is one of the many new faces that managed to get a big break on the silver screen in the past year. Her presence in Ladies VS Ricky Bahl was more of a breath of fresh air however she soon followed it up with another great performance in the film, Ishaqzaade. With her follow up performance she managed to silence a lot of critics who had labeled her a one-time wonder. Chopra has managed to attract a lot of attention from the younger audience that watches Bollywood films.
7. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma broke into the Bollywood film industry based on no past acting background or references but managed to quickly carve a name for her in the Industry based on her bold, confident and spontaneous acting. Her talents were most evident in the character she portrayed in the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan where despite the presence of Bollywood big names Katrina Kaif and Shahrukh Khan, she was still able to give a stand out performance.
6. Vidya Balan
This is definitely one name that you are bound to find in the Top Ten Bollywood actresses every year. Although the Indian Cinema went bonkers for her sensuous role in 2011 in the Dirty Picture, she quickly showed the world that she is adaptive to almost any kind of role by playing a serious and no-nonsense character in Kahaani. It’s pretty much safe to say that Kahaani’s plot was carried by her alone and her astounding acting performance has quickly changed the notion that Bollywood is a male stronghold.
5. Katrina Kaif
This sexy starlet seems to be landing new role after role and 2012 saw her in three different films portraying three totally different characters. First she got world-wide fame for portraying a sensuous dancer’s role in the hit item song Chikni Chameli which was a part of the film Agneepath. She followed it up with a much more serious role in Aik tha Tiger portraying the character of a Pakistani ISI agent who has been stationed in India for carrying undercover operations. The third role was like icing on the cake for her playing a religious girl in another blockbuster film from Yash Chopra – Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
4. Sonakshi Sinha
Although Sonakshi Sinha never seems to get the credit she deserves for her acting, still in a short span of time, Sinha has managed to work with some of the biggest Bollywood stars in the Indian Film Industry including Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. She was part of two films that managed to break the 100 crore mark in the Indian film industry namely Rowdy Rathore and Son of Sardaar. She is also cast in Dabang 2 which is tipped to break some box office records as well.
3. Kareena Kapoor
This is one Bollywood sweetheart that no one seems to get enough of. Kareena managed to amaze her audience in 2012 by playing different characters starting off with a cheerful and full of life hair stylist in Ek Main Aur Ek Tuu and then following it up with a serious role as a Pakistani Doctor in the film Agent Vinod. Heroine and Talaash saw her playing two totally different roles once again proving the fact that her acting has definitely matured over the years.
Sridevi made her comeback to the big screen playing a dedicated housewife in the super hit film English Vinglish which saw her return to the big screen after a gap of nearly 15 years. Her flawless acting not only earned her appraisals and accolades but also overshadowed the performances of most of the present female Bollywood stars.
1. Priyanka Chopra
Rounding up our Top Ten List is the multi-dimensional and multi-talented Priyanka Chopra which truly stunned audiences with her outstanding portrayal of an autistic girl in the critically acclaimed Barfi proving that she is not just another pretty face in Bollywood.