Gone are the times when it was only the male leads in movies that used to bring business to theatres. Today’s actresses like Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt know how to pull in their audiences. And before it became the norm, there had been some heroines like Rani Mukerji, who had been doing it for a long time. Here are 5 such actresses who have been the most successful and bankable ones in Bollywood.
The global star icon, Deepika Padukone’s Pathaan has broken almost all barriers with just Baahubali: The Conclusion (Hindi) all-time record of Rs. 511 crores waiting to be eclipsed. Besides Pathaan, Deepika’s Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani also crossed the Rs 300 crores milestone, making her one of the most bankable stars in the industry. Up next, she has Fighter with Hrithik Roshan.
With the massive global success of RRR, Alia Bhatt has proven that women in Bollywood can outshine and how. Besides RRR, Alia Bhatt’s past 5 films collectively boast a whopping figure of Rs 600 crores. It includes Brahmastra and Gangubai Kathiawadi. Alia shall be next seen in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, Heart Of Stone and Jee Le Zaraa.
With iconic and blockbuster films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Bunty Aur Babli, Mardani, Hichki and No one Killed Jessica, Rani Mukerji is the OG Rani of blockbuster films in Bollywood with more than Rs 200 crores at the box office since the 90s (equivalent of Rs 500 crores today). The actress is all set to light up the silver screen next with Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway, a real-life story of a mother fighting for her children.
With superhits like English Vinglish, Mom, Himmatwala, Mr.India and Nagina, Sridevi proved to be the lucky charm for producers back in the day. The diva grossed more than Rs 100 crores at the box office (equivalent of today’s Rs 250 crores).
The versatile actress is known to give cult movies like The Dirty Picture, Kahani, Ishqiya, Tumhari Sulu and Mission Mangal. Vidya Balan is undoubtedly one of the most successful actresses with an astonishing number of hits amounting over Rs 300 crores.