“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
Today, as we celebrate the International Women’s Day, it’s time to list down the 4 most powerful and triumphant female actors in Hindi cinema currently, who started from ebb and now enjoy blazing success and unparalleled adulation.
All these exemplary women have carved a niche for themselves without any film background and proved the aforementioned quote to be accurate.And here goes the list-
4. ANUSHKA SHARMA
Brimming with avidity and ardor, this powerhouse of versatility and vigor made her debut with the 2008 romantic blockbuster, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Establishing herself as a stellar artist with the 2010 drama, Band Baja Baarat, she proved she was here not only to stay but rule. Donning the hat of a producer, she has produced NH10 (2015) and Philauri (2017), two diametrically opposite genres and characters. Now that’s what we call as a superwoman.
3. KANGANA RANAUT
She’s bold, she’s brave, she’s a superstar. Easily one of the most explosive and exceptional actors to grace the celluloid, Ranaut made her foray into the world of movies with the Anurag Basu directorial, Gangster (2006). Hitting a roadblock with a string of forgettable and failed films, she rose like a Phoenix with two mammoth successes, Queen (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). Today, she’s arguably the most dependable and dazzling performer in the industry. More power to her.
2. DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Not many people are fortunate enough to have a debut as grand and gargantuan as hers. Right from her maiden venture, the juggernaut Om Shanti Om (2007), Padukone splashed to the world of superstardom. With some huge successes and many misfires, the actor came to her own with Homi Adajania’s Cocktail in 2012. Ever since then, there has been no looking back for Ms. Padukone. And not to neglect her debut in the West with the Vin Diesel starer, XXX- Return of Xander Cage, earlier this year. She’s surely on a roll.
1. PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Miss World, a superlative actor, a sensational singer, a scintillating success in the West, that’s Priyanka Chopra for you. From The Hero in India to Baywatch in the U.S, she’s had a roller-coaster journey. It’s not only intriguing but also inspiring the way she has supervised her professional and personal life. With all the fame and fortune in Hollywood, one is yearning to witness what she does next in Hindi films.