Before they made it big in Bollywood, they wowed the audience with their intelligence and beauty.
The Bollywood actress has captivated audiences with their nuanced performances for many years. But there are many Bollywood actress who enthrals the audience with their beauty, wit, and intelligence before wowing them with their acting. It is often believed that beauty pageants act as a stepping stone to a successful career in Bollywood. Whatever may be the case, these Bollywood beauties started their career as beauty pageant winners.
- Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra made the country proud by winning not only the Miss India contest but also Miss World 2000. She went on to be the most popular and highest-paid actress of Bollywood. Priyanka proved her acting mettle in Hollywood too. She was the main lead of popular T.V show “Quantico” and went on to work with some of the big names in Hollywood.
- Zeenat Aman
She won Miss India contest and then coveted Miss Asia-Pacific in 1970. After her historic win, she stepped up to do work in the Hindi Film Industry. She is considered by many as the original diva of Bollywood. Her notable works include blockbusters such as “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, “Qurbani”, “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”.
- Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla is known for her smile and charming image in Hindi films. But did you know that before venturing in Bollywood, she won Miss India title in the year 1984? Juhi Chawla even won the best costume round in the Miss Universe contest that year. Apart from Hindi films, she has worked intensively in the regional cinema.
- Meenakshi Sheshadri
She went on to win Miss India title at the mere age of 17. After that, she went on to work in some of the finest movies of all times such as “Damini”, “Ghatak”, “Ghayal”. She is known for her powerful and women-centric roles in the movies.
- Jacqueline Fernandez
The gorgeous actress who captured the heart of audiences by her bubbly and lively personality was a beauty queen! She won Miss Sri Lanka beauty pageant in 2006. Even though she is a Sri Lankan actress and model, but she has predominately worked in Hindi movies since 2009.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
One of the beauty queen who needs no introduction at all. She is considered as one of the most beautiful, versatile and talented actresses in the Hindi film industry. She won Miss World in 1994, and there is no looking back for her since.
So, which one is your favourite?