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List of Bollywood actresses

This is a list of notable actresses who have starred in Bollywood films as leading roles.

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1920sEdit

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1920 Patience Cooper Damayanti
1922 Fatma Begum Veer Abhimanyu
1922 Sultana Veer Abhimanyu
1923 Zubeida Kohinoor
1925 Gulab Krishna Kumar
1925 Seeta Devi Prem Sanyas
1925 Ruby Myers Cinema Ki Rani
1926 Ermeline Ram Bharose
1926 Gohar Mamajiwala Baap Kamai

1930sEdit

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1930 Sabita Devi Kamaner Aagun
1930 Indira Devi Sher-e-Arab
1930 Mehtab Kamaal-e-Shamsheer
1931 Esther Victoria Abraham Toofani Tiruni
1931 Padma Devi Sea Goddess
1931 Kajjanbai Shirin Farhad
1931 Khursheed Bano Eye for an eye
1932 Firoza Begum Bewafa Qatil
1932 Lalita Pawar Kailash
1932 Durga Khote Maya Machhindra
1933 Sardar Akhtar Id Ka Chand
1933 Bibbo Rangila Rajput
1933 Devika Rani Karma
1934 Husn Bano Daku Mansoor
1935 Ashalata Azadi
1935 Fearless Nadia Hunterwali
1935 Shobhna Samarth Nigahe Nafrat
1935 Jaddanbai Talashe Haq
1935 Leela Chitnis Shri Satyanarayan
1935 Naseem Banu Khoon Ka Khoon
1936 Jamuna Barua Devdas
1936 Shanta Apte Amar Jyoti
1937 Kanan Devi Vidyapati
1938 Sitara Devi Watan
1939 Begum Khurshid Mirza Bhakti

1940sEdit

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1940 Bharati RUSTAM Devi Doctor
1940 Sadhana Bose Kumkum the Dancer
1941 Nalini Jaywant Bahen
1942 Meena Shorey Phir Milenge
1942 Veena Garib
1942 Swaran Lata Awaaz
1942 Leela Desai Tamanna
1943 Nargis Taqdeer
1943 Suraiya Ishara
1943 Mumtaz Shanti Kismet
1944 Begum Para Chand
1944 Sumitra Devi Meri Bahen
1945 Asha Posley Champa
1945 Munawar Sultana Pehli Nazar
1945 Noor Jehan Zeenat
1946 Paro Devi Shikari
1946 Rehana Hum Ek Hain
1946 Meena Kumari Bachchon Ka Khel
1947 Purnima Manager
1947 Madhubala Neel Kamal
1947 Neelam Chini Jadugar
1948 Nigar Sultana Shikayat
1948 Uma Anand Neecha Nagar
1948 Kamini Kaushal Neecha Nagar
1949 Nimmi Barsaat
1949 Shakila Duniya
1949 Shammi Ustad Pedro
1949 Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Nishan

1950sEdit

Year with
lead role
Name Debut as
lead role
1950 Nirupa Roy Har Har Mahadev
1951 Geeta Bali Baazi
1951 Kalpana Kartik Baazi
1951 Bina Rai Kali Ghata
1952 Nadira Aan
1953 Sandhya Teen Batti Char Raasta
1954 Shyama Aar Paar
1954 Vyjayanthimala Nagin
1954 Ameeta Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
1954 Pasupuleti Kannamba Manohar
1955 Suchitra Sen Devdas
1956 Anjali Devi Devta
1958 Paras Ghulam Begum Badshah
1958 Chitra Zimbo
1959 Nutan Sujata
1957 Waheeda Rehman Pyaasa
1958 Padmini Ragini
1959 Mala Sinha Dhool Ka Phool
1959 Minoo Mumtaz Black Cat

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

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