35 Most Beautiful Women in India

Indian ladies have some of the most beautiful physical characteristics in the world. They have dark hair, elegantly arched eyebrows, and wide eyes. So, today, we have compiled a list of the most beautiful women in India from various fields and occupations. These ladies have overcome various challenges and left their imprint on the world while emerging stronger than ever. Much more than simply gorgeous faces, they are the epitome of power, elegance, and grit.  

These following stunning Indian women have challenged our preconceived notions of beauty by challenging how we define power and potential. These women inspire us to live richer, more active lives. From beautiful actresses, activists, and artists, to women enacting significant social change, we have covered them all.  

Top 5 Beautiful Women in Bollywood

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most attractive ladies in the world as well as in India. She is one of the most well-known personalities in the world. After being named Miss World in 1994, she started working in the film business.   

In critically acclaimed movies like Taal, Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Mohabbatein, Jodhaa Akbar, and Guzaarish, among others, Aishwarya is renowned for her performances. She has also worked on several Hollywood movies and is the face of numerous well-known global businesses.  

  • Date of birth: 1 November 1973
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Place of birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Profession: Actress

2. Deepika Padukone 

With her ground-breaking performances in films like Padmaavat, Piku, Tamasha, and many more, Deepika Padukone has captured our hearts time and time again. The Hollywood movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage featured her as well.  

In addition to her acting profession, she is a strong advocate for causes like women’s empowerment and depression. Deepika Padukone also manages the Live Love Laugh Foundation, a charity that raises awareness of mental health. 

  • Date of birth: 5 January 1986
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Place of birth: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Profession: Actress

3. Dia Mirza 

Dia Mirza is a model, actress, and producer who was crowned Miss Asia Pacific in 2000. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein served as her acting debut, and she went on to participate in a ton of more movies. In addition to having stunning looks, Dia is always working in social services.  

  • Date of birth: 9 December 1981
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Place of birth: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Profession: Actress

4. Kajol 

One of the most well-known and beautiful actresses of all time, Kajol is known for her bright and contagious attitude. She is one lady who set records by winning most Filmfare Best Actress accolades. In 2011, she also received the Padma Shri honor. Kajol is well known for her work with widows and children as a social worker. 

  • Date of birth: 5 August 1974
  • Height: 1.55 m
  • Place of birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • Profession: Actress

5. Sushmita Sen 

One of those classic beauties you can’t stop admiring is Sushmita Sen. The 1994 Miss Universe contest was won by this stunning Bengali actress and model. Sushmita Sen was the first woman of Indian descent to hold the title. 

Sushmita Sen has appeared in several films, but the 1997 Tamil film Ratchagan catapulted her to fame. Adopting a newborn girl when she was just 25 years old, she defied convention and questioned societal taboos in India.  

  • Date of birth: 19 November 1975
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Place of birth: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Profession: Actress

Top 5 Beautiful Women in Indian History   

6. Maharani Gayatri Devi

Maharani Gayatri Devi
Maharani Gayatri Devi

From 1940 until 1949, Gayatri Devi served as the third Maharani consort of Jaipur thanks to her union with Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. Gayatri Devi was praised for her traditional beauty and later rose to fame as a fashion star.   

Maharani Gayatri Devi once made it the list of the Ten Most Beautiful Women in Vogue. She was a skilled rider and polo player. She adored going out for a “sikaar” and loved vehicles. She was also a great shooter as well.  

  • Date of birth: 23 May, 1919
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Profession: Politician

7. Madhubala 

Madhubala is recognized as one of the Hindi movie industry’s most important figures. She garnered acclaim on a global scale for her performances in movies like Mughal-e-Azam, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Amar, and Mahal among others, which piqued Hollywood’s attention. She rose to become one of India’s most in-demand actors.  

Madhubala was featured in an article in the August 1952 edition of the American publication Theatre Arts. Oscar-winning American filmmaker Frank Capra wanted to make Madhubala’s Hollywood debut. However, her father, Ataullah Khan, refused.  

  • Date of birth: 14 February 1933, Delhi, India
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Place of birth: Delhi, British India
  • Profession: Actress

8. Rani Padmavati 

Rani Padmavati was another classic beauty of Indian history. She is renowned for giving her life to save the dignity of the warriors who fought for her. Rani Padmavati was a Rajput queen. It is said that she attracted many men, including Alauddin Khalji. Her extraordinary beauty has been praised in a number of historical accounts. 

  • Date of birth: 13th century
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: N/A
  • Profession: Sri Lanka, Ancient India

9. Parveen Babi 

In Indian films, Parveen Babi is renowned for portraying strong female roles. Many people were captivated by her huge eyes and lengthy lashes. Her striking features and classic fashion trends quickly became well-known. She played risk-taking roles that altered how people saw women.

  • Date of birth: 4 April, 1954
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Place of birth: Junagadh, Saurashtra, India
  • Profession: Actress

10. Neerja Bhanot 

Neerja Bhanot saved the lives of passengers on the aircraft from Mumbai to the US on December 5, 1986. She was a head purser who ended up dying as a result of the incident. She had previously worked as a model and had really attractive features. Neerja Bhanot is regarded as one of the most courageous ladies in India.  

  • Date of birth: 7 September, 1963
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Place of birth: Chandigarh, India
  • Profession: Flight Purser, Model

Top 5 beautiful women in Indian sports   

11. Sania Mirza  

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza is an Indian tennis doubles player who was once ranked first in the world. She is one of the highest-paid athletes and has won six Grand Slams to date.  

2007 saw her achieve number 27 in the world for female singles, her highest ever. She made $1 million in her professional career at that time. Mirza was included among “Time” magazine’s top 100 most influential individuals.  

  • Date of birth: 15 November, 1986
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, India
  • Profession: Tennis player

12. Saina Nehwal 

Saina Nehwal is one of the best badminton players in the world. She performed to the best of her ability in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. When Saina helped India win a bronze medal in badminton at the 2012 London Olympics, she made history for her country. She has been included among the world’s top five badminton players. 

  • Date of birth: 17 March, 1990
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Place of birth: Hisar, Haryana
  • Profession: Badminton player

13. Dipika Pallikal 

Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal rose to prominence at a young age. At 20, she had established herself as a significant figure in Indian squash and soon became the first Indian to get to the World Open Squash’s last eight.  

Dipika Pallikal is the first Indian woman to reach the top 10 in the WSA ranking. She won three WISPA circuit championships in 2011, finished second at the Tournament of Champions in 2012, and advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals that year. Dipika Pallikal won gold in the squash women’s doubles competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games in 2014. 

  • Date of birth: 21 September, 1991
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Place of birth: Kottayam, Kerala
  • Profession: Squash player

14. Tania Sachdev 

Indian chess player Tania Sachdev is the perfect example of brains with beauty. She is a Woman Grandmaster and an International Master. Tania handles knights and pawns with amazing skill.  

Sachdeva received the Arjuna Award in 2009 and won the World and Asian junior championships. She won the Asian Chess Championship in 2008 with 612 points out of a possible nine. Tania Sachdeva began playing chess at the age of 6. In addition to playing, she also works as a presenter and commentator for the game. 

  • Date of birth: 20 August, 1986
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Place of birth: Delhi, India
  • Profession: Chess Player

15. Sunitha Rao 

One of the top tennis players in the world, Sunitha was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She competed in the finals seven times and has eight career ITF Women’s Circuit victories. Sunitha has participated in many WTA Tour competitions. Sunitha further represented India in the Fed Cup and Summer Olympics in 2008.   

  • Date of birth: 5 April, 1967
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Tennis player

Top 5 beautiful women in social services  

16. Medha Patkar 

Medha Patkar
Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar is a politician and social reformer Medha Patkar. Medha had a strong interest in public duty at a young age. She began to understand the gravity of the issues faced by the impoverished since she was the daughter of a trade union leader and felt compelled to help them.  

Patkar graduated from Tata Institute of Social Science with an MA in social work. When she fully immersed herself in the tribal and peasant populations of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, she quit both her university post and her unfinished PhD. She is well known for being a founding member of the well-known Narmada Bachao Andolan, a campaign to protect Gujarat’s waterways and residents.  

  • Date of birth: 1 December, 1954
  • Height:N/A
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, India
  • Profession: Social worker

17. Manasi Pradhan 

Author and poet Manasi Pradhan was awarded the Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar in 2013 for her efforts to advance women’s rights. She was the first female law graduate from her community. Manasi Pradhan has received several honors, including the “Outstanding Women Award” from UN Women and the National Commission for Women in 2011.  

Manasi Pradhan is the creator of the nonprofit organizations Nirbhaya Vahini and OYSS Women and the leader of the Honour for Women National Campaign. It is an all-Indian effort to stop violence against women. Additionally, she is a member of the National Commission for Women’s Inquiry Committee as well as the World Women Organization’s (WWO) international governing council.  

  • Date of birth: 4 October, 1962
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: Banapur, Odisha
  • Profession: Social worker

18. Kiran Bedi 

Kiran Bedi is a social activist and the nation’s first female IPS officer. She has devoted herself wholeheartedly to several social issues in addition to serving her department with the utmost dedication. The multi-talented social activist from Amritsar is a former tennis player. She is credited for reducing the frequency of crimes against women in West Delhi when she was active in the community. 

Kiran Bedi made a number of changes in Tihar Jail, which received praise from all around the globe and earned her the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994. In the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations, Kiran was chosen as the first Indian woman to hold the position of Police Advisor in 2003. To concentrate on her writing and social action, she resigned in 2007. Kiran Bedi is the director of the India Vision Foundation and the author of several publications. 

  • Date of birth: 9 June, 1949
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Amritsar, India
  • Profession: Social worker

19. Aruna Roy

Aruna Roy is most recognized for her work to combat corruption and advance public accountability in government. Her father instilled in her a strong sense of social responsibility, while her mother educated her to be independent-minded.  

In 1967, she passed the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) test. The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), a grassroots social organization for the empowerment of workers and peasants, is noted for having Aruna as a key leader. She was instrumental in developing the Right to Information Act in 2005. (RTI). Aruna has won several honors for her contributions to society, including the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2010 and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2000. Aruna was listed by Time Magazine as one of the “100 most important persons in the world” in 2011.  

  • Date of birth: 26 May, 1946
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Profession: Social worker

20. Laxmi Agarwal 

Laxmi Agarwal is a TV personality and an Indian activist with Stop Acid Attacks. She advocates for the rights of acid attack victims since she has survived one. At the age of 15, she was assaulted by a 32-year-old man whose approach she had turned down.  

Along with speaking out against acid assaults, she also petitioned the Indian Supreme Court with 27,000 signatures in support of a ban on acid sales. Her petition prompted the Supreme Court to issue rulings requiring the federal and state governments to control the sale of acid. Laxmi Agarwal is the founder and executive director of the Chhaya Foundation, an NGO that supports Indian victims of acid attacks. Laxmi Agarwal received the 2014 International Women of Courage award from Michelle Obama presented a to Laxmi.  

  • Date of birth: 1 June, 1990
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: New Delhi, India
  • Profession: Social worker

Top 5 beautiful women in business   

21. Swati Bhargava 

Swati Bhargava
Swati Bhargava

The biggest cashback and coupons website in India, CashKaro.com, was co-founded by Swati Bhargava. The company is funded by Mr. Ratan Tata and VC firm Kalaari Capital. Swati Bhargava has a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE). She is recognised as one of India’s top 10 female entrepreneurs. 

  • Date of birth: 27 April, 1975
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Place of birth: Ambala, Haryana
  • Profession: Businesswoman

22. Ayesha Thapar  

Ayesha Thapar is the successor to KCT group’s real estate division, “Indian City Properties Ltd” (ICPT). She serves as the ICPT’s Joint Managing Director. This stunning woman studied mathematics at Wellesley College in Boston for her major in economics, and she also has a minor in art.   

Ayesha also runs an NGO called Nimaya, which supports female entrepreneurs, and is based in Delhi. She serves as a director for both the Water base Limited and Integrated Realty Private Ltd. She also has her own jewelry brand.  

  • Date of birth: N/A
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: N/A
  • Profession: Businesswoman

23. Indra Nooyi 

Businesswoman Indra Nooyi has played a crucial role in the development and growth of Pepsico. Nooyi was the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. She now has positions on the boards of the International Cricket Council and Amazon (ICC).  

Nooyi was chosen to lead the US-India Business Council in 2008.  At the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2013, she received a prize from the former president of India, Pranab Mukherjee. She has constantly been included on lists of the top 100 women in the globe.  

  • Date of birth: 28 October 1955
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Place of birth: Chennai, India
  • Profession: Businesswoman

24. Vandana Luthra 

An accomplished businesswoman from India is Vandana Luthra. VLCC Health Care Ltd. is her creation. She is the head of the Skill and Sector Council for Beauty and Wellness. In 2014, she was first chosen to serve as the sector’s chairwoman.  

In Forbes Asia’s 2016 list of 50 Power Businesswomen, Luthra came in at number 26. The beauty and wellness services sector of VLCC is among the finest in the nation. There are more than 4000 people working in the business, including doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists, cosmetologists, and beauticians.  

  • Date of birth: 12 July 1959
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: Kolkata, India
  • Profession: Businesswoman

25. Kalyani Chawla 

Kalyani Chawla is a former vice president of marketing at Christian Dior Couture. She is a 40-year-old serial entrepreneur who also owns an art gallery, exports clothing, and manages a marketing firm. Kalyani Chawla co-founded the upscale e-commerce site Lulu and Sky. 

  • Date of birth: March 17, 1962
  • Height: N/A
  • Place of birth: N/A
  • Profession: Businesswoman

Top 5 beautiful women singers in India  

26. Sunidhi Chauhan 

Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan

At the age of twelve, Sunidhi Chauhan made her singing debut in the movie Shastra. She is renowned for both her fashionable look and her lovely voice. Wherever she sings, this queen of variety astounds the audience with her lively charm. Numerous individuals attend her concerts and show only to get a glimpse of her stunning beauty. 

  • Date of birth: 14 August, 1983
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: New Delhi, India
  • Profession: Singer

27. Neeti Mohan 

Neeti has been on several reality TV programs and often appears on AR Rahman’s show. She also performs with the Indian musical ensemble Asma. Neeti has collaborated with some of the industry’s biggest names, including A R Rahman, the Vishal-Shekhar duet, KK, and Shankar Mahadevan.  

Her voice enhances songs like “Pyar maanga hai tum hi se” in a stunning and seductive way. The singer of Jiya Re also serves as a judge on The Voice India. She has received one Mirchi Music Award and two Filmfare Awards. 

  • Date of birth: 18 November 1979
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Delhi, India
  • Profession: Singer

28. Shreya Ghoshal 

Because of her very sweet voice, Shreya Ghoshal is also known as the nightingale of the film business. For her vocal abilities, she has received several national honors. Some of her finest songs are Sunn Raha Hai, Deewani Mastani, Dola Re Dola, Nagada Sang Dhol, and Chikni Chameli. 

  • Date of birth: 12 March 1984
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Berhampore, West Bengal, India
  • Profession: Singer

29. Palak Muchhal 

In India, the young and gifted Palak Muchhal is well-known. The Little Stars competition made her singing debut when she was young. The singer has gained fame for her charitable activities and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for saving the lives of 1333 youngsters suffering from heart disease.  

Palak is the glamour queen of the Bollywood singing group because of her curly hair, fashionable appearance, and light skin. 

  • Date of birth: 30 March 1992
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Profession: Singer

30. Shalmali Kholgade 

For her performance of the song Pareshaan from the 2012 film Ishaqzaade, Shalmali Kholgade received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.  

She has also performed songs in Marathi, Tamil, and Bengali. Shalmali is renowned for her affable demeanor and fashionable appearance, which make her the center of attention at every gathering. 

  • Date of birth: 2 January 1990
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, India
  • Profession: Singer

Top 5 beautiful women in India without makeup  

31. Madhuri Dixit  

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit 

This timeless lady embodies the charm of old-school Bollywood! Over the course of two decades, this B-town Mohini has captivated Indian audiences with her beauty and continues to rule hearts.  

She dances her way to organic beauty and is an advocate for healthy living and fitness. Madhuri Dixit, who is renowned for her excellent taste and endearing smile, is the epitome of beauty with intellect. Unafraid of what her detractors may think, Madhuri Dixit often makes appearances at public events and dancing classes sans makeup.  

  • Date of birth: 15 May, 1967
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, India
  • Profession: Actress

32. Kajal Aggarwal 

Tamil actresses are often seen without makeup since they are well known for having attractive natural features. Kajal Aggarwal is often seen in her most casual attire when out with friends and family. She really rocks casual like no other celebrity. 

Kajal Aggarwal is known for choosing a fuss-free casual appearance. It is clear from her Instagram page that she enjoys lounging in soft but fashionable crop tops and track pants. 

  • Date of birth: 19 June, 1985
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, India
  • Profession: Actress

33. Priyanka Chopra 

Priyanka Chopra is a champion of authentic beauty and accepting one’s imperfections, and has never shied away from sharing her glitter with the world. She often appears on magazine covers and advertisements without makeup.  

Chopra is fearless of criticism and is capable of handling any situation that comes her way. Priyanka Chopra is known for challenging societal and aesthetic expectations, and even without makeup, she still dominates the fashion world. 

  • Date of birth: 18 July 1982
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • Profession: Actress

34. Katrina Kaif 

Katrina Kaif rarely ever wears makeup. This actress has repeatedly shown to the public that she doesn’t depend much on makeup, whether it be on the red carpet or at high-profile weddings.  

The “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” actress embodies sophistication and grace. She has clear, flawless skin that anybody would kill for. 

  • Date of birth: 16 July 1983
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Place of birth: Victoria, Hong Kong
  • Profession: Actress

35. Hina Khan 

Being able to go bare-faced on national television every day for months takes a lot of courage, particularly if you’re a beloved movie star. Throughout her time on Big Boss, Hina Khan often appeared on our television screens without makeup.  

Her attire is so stylishly put together that it serves as motivation for everyone to choose a balanced diet and an ideal fitness regimen.   

  • Date of birth: 2 October, 1987
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Place of birth: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Profession: Actress

Final Word 

The actual definition of beauty transcends attractive appearances, youth, and color. Numerous Indian women have excelled and brought honor to their nation. In their particular industries, celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mithali Raj, Sania Mirza, and Aruna Roy are well known.  

Beyond only their appearance, they are beautiful because of their power, dignity, and individuality. They are really motivating in all senses of the term. 

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