Bollywood Film Industry has become a fertile ground for foreign born hot Bollywood actresses. In spite of the differences on the ground of language, socio-cultural environment and so on from the Industry, some Top foreign born Bollywood actresses have successfully landed their film-career in it without being discriminated either by Indian audiences or by audiences from abroad. Knocking the contemporary crew competitors down, these celebrities are reigning in the heart of billions of billions audiences around the world being heart-throb.
1. Manish Koirala
Manisha Koirala, a renowned name enlisted in the list of successful Indian hot actresses, was born to Sushma and Prakash Koirala on 16 August 1970 in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Her Indian film career began with Subash Ghai’s Saudagar(1991) in which she has been portrayed as a gullible and innocent girl. Though the movie remained commercially successful, she got mixed reviews for her performance. Since then her bold life controversy made the media hover around her but Vidhu Vinod Chopara’s mega hit five Filmfare awards winner movie 1942: A Love Story(1994), starred with Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and others hiked her film-career with the nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award.
In spite of uncomfortable environment and odd hour for her to work, her passion to do really good work infact materialized in Mani Ratnam’s National Film Award winner movie Bombay(1995), starred with Arvind Swamy, won her Filmfare Best Performance Award, Tamil Nadu state Film Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Best Actress Award(Tamil) in 1996. Portrayal of religious conflict along with love affair between a Muslim girl named Bono( Manisha Koirala) and a Hindu boy Sekhar(Arvind Swamy) is really praiseworthy.
An innocent girl’s struggle between two worlds: a Silent world in which she is bounded by her parents and moreover by the social values, and a Musical world in which she can enjoy freedom, happiness and love in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamosi: The Musical (1996) made the audiences love to admire her fabulous performance. The movie won her Filmfare Critics Award and Star Screen Award for Best Actress.
Her flawless performance as Meghna, in love with Amar Varma (Shah Rukh Khan), undergoes through a tough passage , mesmerized the audiences in Mani Ratna’s Dil Se(1998). For the movie she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1999.
Her furnished performance made critics give positive remarks despite the sensation of her affair either with Nana Patekar or with Jackie Shroff. Ram Gopal Verma’s Company(2002) established her as one of the gorgeous, hot and successful actresses in Indian Movie Industry. The movie won her Filmfare critics Best Actress Award.
Her performance in numerous other movies can’t be ignored but this selection has been made viewing her nomination and awards. a) 1942: A love Story(1994) b) Bombay(1995) c) Khamosi: The Musical(1996) d) Dil Se(1998) e) Company(2002)
2. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Turquotte(Kaif), daughter of a British Businessma of Kasmir descent Mohammad Kaif and an English lawyer and charity worker Suzanne Turquotte, Was born in Hong Kong on 16 July 1983. Despite her British nationality, She has got an equal opportunity as other actresses to establish herself as one of the topmost, desirable Indian actresses. Beginning phase of her film-career was full of bitter criticism for her feeble performance but her mesmerising and seductive look along with strong performance in Kabir Khan’s New York (2009) starred with John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesah and others, won the heart of billions of billions audiences. Her running feet of struggle came to the right track in the industry with her nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2010 for New York.
Her extension of hands with the legendary actors and actresses: Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and others, brought fruitfull result in her career . Her “Will to Success” really got manifested in 2010 box office hit movie Rajneeti (2010)directed by Prakash Jha and the movie further paved a golden path for her upcoming successful films.
Yash Chopara’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) added a brick on her career with the nomination for Filmfare award for Best Actress. Her within-dilemma for the selection of her right life partner between Imran Khan and Ali Zafar is the charm of the movie.
One after another she contributed in Hindi Movie Industry with her successful movies. Her success not only attracted the audiences’ attention but attracted Kabir Khan’s attention as well. So, after a long break with salman Khan, she again appeared together with him in Kabir Khan’s “Ek Tha Tiger”(2011), a commercially box office hit movie, really made her superstar.
Opportunity started knocking at her door. She got healthy environment to work with selecting the director and plot. Yas Chopara, a legendary figure in Hindi movie industry, proposed her for “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”(2012) with the King Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), Anushka Sharma and others. The movie became 2012 box office hit bollywood movie, but unfortunately it became Yas Chopara’s last project.
The movies, which acclaimed her as one of the best actress in Indian movies, are still there. Her struggle, despite her poor Hindi tongue, to contribute through her successful movies in the industry is really admirable.
3. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez’s, a Srilankan nationality, Miss Srilankan Universe (2006), contribution in Hindi movie industries can’t be measured less. Born to Srilankan father and mixed Malaysian and Canadian mother on 11 August 1985, Jacqueline’s debut Hindi movie “Aladin”(2009) directed by Sujoy Ghosh starring with Ritesh Deshmukh inaugurated her popularity with IIFA Award for the Best Female Debut 2010.
Her outstanding sex-appeal performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Murder-2″(2011) starred with Emraan Hasmi and others made Stardust Award-2012 nominate her for the best actress.
She strove to make her dwelling abode in the heart of her audiences through her glamorous performance and the result appeared with her situational comedy movie” Houseful-2 “(2012) directed by Sajid Khan. The movie rocketed her career to the optimum point in the Hindi movie industry with her nomination for IFFA Awards 2013 for Best Actress in supporting role.
After such successful performance and positive reviews from public, she was encouraged to give good works in the days to come. With meatier role and shiny and glamorous images, she appeared in “Race 2″(2013) which won her 15th AsiaNet Film Awards 2013 for Most Stylish Bollywood Actress.
Her dream came true working with the most enviable actor Salman Khan whose magic touch of any movie turns it to block buster. She had already made her playground ready to work with Chulbul Pandey or Dabangg star (Salman Khan) through her captivating performance and seductive look. Her dream project surfaced with Sajid Nandiawala’s block buster movie “Kick” (2014) that successfully accumulated not less than worldwide US$ 57 million. She revealed, after the release of “Kick”, in an interview that Salman Khan is “an inspirational personality” in her movie-career. Her role, as a psychiatric student in affair with Salman Khan overcomes the obstacles to stabilize her relation with her dearly loved Khan in the movie “Kick”, is really commendable.
4. Sunny Leone
XBIZ Awards-2008, AVN Awards 2010, Fame Awards-2010, XBIZ Awards 2012, and AVN Awards 2013 winner Indo-Canadian adult movie actress Sunny Leone was born in Sarnia, Ontario to Sikh Punjabi parents on 13 May 1981. She began her film-career through adult movie and successfully enlisted her name in one of the twelve top porn stars by 2010. While on her stay in one of the top India’s reality shows Big Boss she was approached by Mahesh Bhatt with an offer Jism 2(2012) for a lead role. Pooja Bhatt’s Jism-2 became commercially successful movie and it popularized her in the world of Indian cinema. Her dilemma either to choose her past or future love, when past love is presented in front of her eyes, is the charm of the movie Jism-2. On the top of that her bed scenes with her past love and future love helps to knot the attention of young audiences.
Her hindi movie Jackpot(2013) successfully manipulated her skin show as in Jism-2. She performed her best what she was popular for. One of the songs of the movie was banned by the critics because it was indigestible in Indian culture. The movie went box office flop but her performance was well-liked.
Her next commercially successful movie Ekta Kapoor’s Ragani MMS-2(2014) pushed her mainstream movie-career a step up. Scary moments and erotic scenes blended with the dances: “Char Bottle Bhodka, and Baby Doll” hardly let the audiences’ eyes out from the movie.
After the successful story of MMS-2, Sunny Leone was flooded with offers after offers. Bobby Khan’s Ek Paheli Leela(2015) based on reincarnation of the major character, makes her an established foreign born actress in Indian Movie Industry. Producer Bhusan Kumar states about the movie in an interview,”The strength of the movies lies in its content and music helps in taking story forward”.
Devang Dholakia’s Kuch Kuch Locha Hai(2015) is a gem movie for Sunny Leon who has tried her best to perform her licentious relation with Ram Kapoor. Her sex siren image can explicitly be seen in the dances:” Paniwala Dance and Daru Pike Dance Kare”. Thus, from most of her mainstream Indian movies she accumulated her success through her luscious performance for which she is professional and much resemble to her real life.