10 Brightest Indian Bombshells

10 Brightest Indian Bombshells

Unsure of your Deepavali plans this weekend? How about getting into the spirit of things and catching a Bollywood movie with friends?

Sure, you know what Hollywood flick to catch since names like Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Rachel McAdams are all internationally recognised figures. But, how much do you know about Bollywood and her leading ladies?

Ever since our schooling days, there has always been a strong emphasis on racial harmony and understanding other cultures. As teenagers, we plastered our bedroom walls with international pop idol posters. But as we grow older, we use our cultural exploration of film, music and literature to enable us to deepen our worldly knowledge of different ethnic groups.

Although we do still lean towards Western media, particularly from America and the UK, we are in the ‘Uniquely Singaporean’ situation of being the cultural nexus of Asia. As such, we should adopt a UN open-door policy when it comes to consuming media. 

With this being Deepavali, or the festival of lights, we thought we’ll sweeten your Friday by bringing you 10 hot Indian bombshells to light up your holiday weekend!

Priyanka Chopra

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A film actress and singer, Priyanka Chopra was crowned the winner of the Miss World pageant in 2000. One of the highest paid Bollywood actresses around, the 31 year old has featured in over 48 movies. As the first Bollywood star to sign with prestigious Hollywood management firm Creative Artists Agency, Chopra recently collaborated with American rapper Pitbull for her latest music video Exotic.

Deepika Padukone 


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Branded as one of the most attractive Indian celebrity, Deepika Padukone is a Bollywood actress and model. After dabbling in badminton during her teenage years, the 27 year old left her sport career to pursue modelling. It wasn’t long before she made her acting debut in the 2006 film Aishwarya. Aside from acting and modelling, Padukone also writes columns for the Indian newspaper!

Bipasha Basu


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One of the most popular Bollywood actresses in 2013, Bipashu Basu is heralded for boldness on screen. Praised by her adoring fans, the film veteran has over 53 films under her belt. Basu’s notable performance in Raaz is enough to make a fan out of anyone!

Aishwariya Rai


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Unless you have been living under a rock, you will no doubt recognise the name Aishwariya Rai. Married into the influential Bachan family, the 39 year old actress and model has starred in Hollywood blockbusters like The Pink Panther 2, Bride & Prejudice and The Mistress of Spices. Now a mother, Rai keeps herself busy as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations!

Sunny Leone


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The most searched 2012 celebrity, Sunny Leone wears many hats. An Indian actress, model and businesswoman, the 32 year old Canadian native made her Bollywood debut in Jism 2. Leone can be seen next in the upcoming Bollywood flick, Ragini MMS 2.

Jacqueline Fernandez


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A Sri Lankan native, Jacqueline Fernandez is an actress and model. The 2006 Miss Sri Lanka Universe winner has a handful of film hits like Aladin, Murder 2 and Race 2. The 28 year old’s acting prowess has not gone unnoticed as she received an International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Female Debut for her work in Aladin

Nargis Fakhri


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Born to a Czech mother and Pakistani father, Nargis Fakhri was born in Queens, New York. The 34 year old model and actress first came to our attention through the 2004 season of America’s Next Top Model. Besides posing in the 2009 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar, Fakhri broke her Bollywood cherry in 2011 with Rockstar!

Anushka Sharma


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Another model and actress, Anushka Sharma broke out with the Bollywood blockbuster Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Widely hailed by the critics, the 25 year old is known for her young energetic on-screen persona.

Katrina Kaif


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Regarded as the hottest Bollywood actress for 2013, Katrina Kaif is a talented actress who has stunned the world with her beauty. Starring in the recent film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, she starred opposite Shahrukh Khan to much critical acclaim. This makes Kaif one to watch for the future!

Kareena Kapoor


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Coming from the influential Kapoor family, Kareena Kapoor has written her Bollywood legacy as a versatile actress. Married to Saif Ali Khan, the industry veteran has an acting career spreading over 51 movies. In addition, the 33 year old has also proven to be quite the dancer as well. 

From everyone here at SAFRA, we wish all our Indian friends Happy Deepavali!


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