The 8. best Bollywood actresses

1. Madhubala

She is best remembered for her dancing slave role in ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, which displayed her emotional range and dancing skills.

2. Nargis

Showing her age from a teenager to a village elder, Nargis’s iconic performance in ‘Mother India’ showcased her phenomenal talent as an actress.

3. Meena Kumari

Kumari is widely considered one of the greatest actresses of Indian cinema.

4. Hema Malini

She was the go-to choice for the industry’s biggest filmmakers and her fair Tamilian looks ensured her success.

5. Rekha

She will always be remembered for her on-screen pairings with Amitabh Bachchan – the source of endless gossip among Bollywood fans.

6. Sridevi

A brilliant dancer, she excelled in comic roles, and her turn as Miss Hawa Hawai in ‘Mr India’ remains one of the funniest sequences ever.

7. Madhuri Dixit

It helped that she was a competent actress and her squeaky clean personal image also ensured that she was the darling of the masses for almost a decade.

8. Kajol

Instead she let her natural acting talent shine on screen and she remains one of the best-loved Indian actresses.