With three Filmfare Awards, she features in list of the nation’s most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. Her career turned with the 2012 Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy Cocktail followed by Ayan Mukerji’s romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as Naina Talwar, a “shy wallflower,” which marked a departure from the glamorous characters she has played before. In Rohit Shetty’s action-comedy film Chennai Express, she stunned audiences as a Tamil girl on the run from her father (a local don), which required that she adopt a Tamil accent. She then played a headstrong Bengali architect who cares for her hypochondriac father (played by Amitabh Bachchan), in Shoojit Sircar’s comedy-drama Piku (2015) and in 2020 she started her own production house Ka Productions. and produced Chhapaak (2020), a drama by Meghna Gulzar, in which she starred as an acid attack survivor (based on Laxmi Agarwal). Padukone will also produce and star in a remake of the American comedy film The Intern, and will team with Prabhas in an as-yet untitled science fiction film helmed by Nag Ashwin. In November 2020, she begun shooting alongside Shah Rukh Khan for YRF’s next project titled Pathan. She is also set to star opposite Hrithik Roshan in Siddharth Anand’s Fighter, scheduled for release in September 2022.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Destiny’s favourite child and a celebrated name globally, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been breaking glass ceilings for the longest of time. Her global superstardom is proof that she’s unstoppable and why she enjoys a massive fanbase. In her two-decade long Bollywood career, Chopra has delivered several pathbreaking performances including Aitraaz (2004), Fashion (2008), Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Agneepath (2012), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015), The Sky Is Pink (2019) and latest global release The White Tiger (2021). The National and Filmfare Award winning actress will be next seen in Matrix 4, Text For You and Citadel.
Hailed as one of the most bankable new age actors in the industry today, Alia Bhatt is known to be a directors favourite. Over the years, Alia has delivered some extraordinary performances in her career. Right from Imtiaz Ali’s Highway (2014), Udta Punjab (2016) to Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi (2016), Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi (2018) and Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy (2019)- Bhatt has surprised both, the critics and the audiences with her every performance. After making her debut with Student of the Year in 2012, the multi-talented actress has grown to become a household name in a span of just eight years. Her upcoming releases include Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, Brahmastra, S. S. Rajamouli’s RRR and Karan Johar’s ambitious project Takht.
Known for always giving something new to the audiences, Anushka Sharma has time and again won hearts with author-backed roles. The actress who turned producer with ‘NH 10 (2015)’, one of her most impactful on-screen characters, has delivered various powerful performances including Sultan (2016), Sui Dhaaga (2018) and Zero (2018). According to reports, Anushka will be next seen in the biopic of the former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Jhulan Goswami.
Think Taapsee Pannu and you know we are talking about a stellar, powerful performer. The Filmfare Award winning actress made a lot of noise with her 2020 release Thappad which undoubtedly is her most potent performance till date. Taapsee Pannu is also known for her breakthrough performance in films like Saand Ki Aankh (2019), Manmarziyaan (2018), Mulk (2018) and Pink (2016). The experimental actress has a couple of interesting projects in her kitty including Looop Lapeta (an official remake of the 1998 German thriller Run Lola Run), Rashmi Rocket, Dobaaraa, Haseen Dilruba and lastly the Rahul Dholakia directorial biopic Shabaash Mithu.
Ever since her dreamy Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor in 2012, Yami Gautam has managed to strike the right chord with the audiences. In her career spanning over eight years, Yami has successfully established herself as one of the most versatile and talented actors in the industry today. The diva is being credited for various potent performances including Kaabil (2017), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Bala (2019) and her recent release Ginny Weds Sunny (2020). Meanwhile, ready to take box-office by storm, Yami Gautam has 8 releases lined up this year. Taking a note of her recent performances, the diva seems to be in no mood to stop and continue surprising cine-lovers with her breakthrough performances. Yami’s upcoming projects include spooky adventure comedy Bhoot Police, Lapata, A Thursday and Dasvi.