You might be surprised to know that Bollywood releases more films each year than Hollywood. The representation of Indian women has significantly improved due to mass film releases across the country. Some of the female actresses have managed to make an impact internationally, becoming the most influential women in Bollywood and beyond.
This is one of the most famous Bollywood actresses. As her popularity started to grow, she crossed over into Hollywood and joined the cast of the rebooted Baywatch. She was destined to become an actress. Coming from a famous acting family, and gained fame worldwide after winning Miss World in 2000. She has many film awards, including the Padma Shri civilian award from the Indian government. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who supports the movements for gender equality, child rights, and equal education. To add to her popularity, she is married to ex boy bander Nick Jonas!
Another strong actress who started her career at the age of 20, Kapoor has great performances in a wide range of genres. She made her way into being one of the most demanded and well-paid actresses in Bollywood. After marrying actor and film producer Saif Ali Khan, the two have become a power couple and filled all media space. However, her influence spreads into social areas as well, as she works with UNICEF towards the education of girls. In addition, she has started her own beauty and clothing line.