Bollywood Sex Symbols: The Ten Hottest Actresses in Bollywood

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Here they are, the ten sexiest actresses in Bollywood. Of course as with any list, this one is subject to interpretation.

10. Kareena Kapoor
After making her film debut in Refugee (2000), Kareena Kapoors career stalled until 2004 when she took the role of a sex worker in Chameli. Since then, she has become one of the most critically-acclaimed actresses in Bollywood. Shunning elaborate makeup and hairstyles this Bollywood sex symbol is a natural beauty.

To see more of Karenna Kapoor, click HERE.

9. Sushmita Sen
Voted Miss Universe in 1994, this well-known Bollywood sex symbol began her career as an actress in the movie Dastak. The movie was a critical flop, but the sexy 5'10" Sushmita bounced back in her next film, Ratchagan before going on to win numerous awards for best supporting actress in Biwi No. 1.

To see more of Sushmita Sen, click HERE.

8. Preity Zinta
With a name like Preity, this sexy star of Veer-Zaara and Salaam Namaste should be on any list of Bollywood's most-beautiful actresses. But there's more to Preity than just a pretty face. She's one of Bollywood's most outspoken actresses, a columnist for the BBC and holds a degree in psychology.

To visit this actress' fan club website, click HERE. You'll find pictures, and read Preity's latest news and events.

7. Kajol
Born into a filmmaking family, Kajol Devgan began her career in 1992 and continued to make hit after hit in the 1990s. She took a five-year break from the Bollywood scene in 2001, before returning to the silver screen in the movie, Fanaa, in 2006. Kajol's raw beauty set her apart from many of her overly glamorized contemporaries.

To see more of Kajol, click HERE.

6. Bipasha Basu
A former Ford Model, Bipasha Basu was famous before she began her Bollywood acting career. This Bollywood sex symbol said she got into acting by accident, having planned on a career in medicine.

You'll find Bipasha Basu's official website HERE.

5. Shilpa Shetty
This controversial Bollywood star was kissed by Richard Gere during an AIDS awareness event in New Delhi, which touched off a storm of controversy. But controversy aside, Shilpa Shetty's amazing dance moves and sexy good looks place her on the list.

To see more of Shilpa Shetty, click HERE.

4. Rani Mukerji
The only woman ranked in Fanfare Magazine's 2007 "Ten Most Powerful Names of Bollywood", Rani Mukerji has been acting since the age of 14. Although certainly one of Bollywood's most beautiful celebrities, this Bollywood actress is not just a sex symbol. She garnered critical acclaim for her role as a blind, deaf and mute girl in Black, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

To see a Rani Mukerji photo gallery, click HERE.

3. Priyanka Chopra
Yet another beauty pageant winner to act in Bollywood films, Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood debut in the well-received The Hero: Love Story of a Spy released in 2003. Despite her smoldering, sexy good looks, Priyanka has had an up and down career but remains one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood.

To see more of Priyanka Chopra, click HERE.

2. Mallika Sherawat
At the beginning of her career, Mallika was considered by many critics as just a sexy woman with limited acting ability. Indeed her debut was considered provocative by Bollywood standards. Her performance in 2006's Pyaar Ke Side Effects changed that perception. Often called the Pamela Anderson of India, Mallika turned down an offer to pose for Playboy Magazine.

To see more of Mallika Sherawat, click HERE.

1. Aishwarya Rai
Arguably the most popular Bollywood actress in the world, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Aishwarya has also appeared in Hollywood films and is one of the jury members for the Cannes Film Festival, making this Bollywood sex symbol a truly international superstar.

To see pictures of Aishwarya Rai, click HERE.

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  • Rani Mukerji's last name is also spelled Mukherjee.
  • Kajol comes frim a filmmaking family.
  • Sushmita Sen was voted Miss Universe in 1994.
Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian woman to be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London.