‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’, were the words of renowned poet John Keats, and when we ponder on this phrase, we realize how true it is. Beauty has various definitions and is one of the most subjective of all abstract adverbs. If you find someone good-looking, your friend might not concur and vice versa. However, there are some real beauties whose attractiveness are beyond words and have a universal appeal. They are beauty personified! Talking about Indian beauty, we have seen that Indian women are known to be gorgeous and pretty. The Indian film industry is a manifestation of Indian beauty but we can get an essence of Indian beauty in all fields apart from the film industry as well. In every region, in every community, we get a glance of beauty in this country. We have tried to bring together the versatility of Indian beauty in this article, who are celebrities in their own right and has made India proud, time and again. Hope you enjoy scrolling through the page and wishing that our choices coincide.
1. Aishwarya Rai
Deep blue eyes, well-lined lips and that mysterious smile, this lady seems to be a poem by herself. After she won the Miss World title, she entered the film industry and earned fame in this too. Among the ‘n’ number of awards she has also bagged are the prestigious Padma Shri and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
2. Priyanka Chopra
Another Miss World Winner who has also dabbled with acting and has proved to be one of the most versatile actors Indian film industry has ever has. She has also won a National Film Award and is one of the most highest-paid actresses today.
3. Madhuri Dixit
This legendary beauty has a magnetic smile and is a favourite among people irrespective of her age. Other than being a superb actress, she is also a spectacular dancer and it is a treat to watch her perform.
4. Deepika Padukone
This lady in spite of belonging to a sports background chose to become a model which paved way to her acting career and has grown immensely as an actor. She was a national level badminton player before she was launched as a model.
5. Susmita Sen
She brought honour to her country by winning the Miss Universe title in 1994 which was the first time an Indian won this elite title. Even though she entered the film industry, she does not appear on the silver screen quite often. However, this does not fizzle out the fame which she has earned over the years.
6. Sonali Bendre
One of the most popular actresses of the 90s, Sonali Bendre is now a famous television personality. Her elegance and charisma has remained intact and her fan following is still on the rise.
7. Deepika Palikkal
This young star of sports represents India at the international level in squash and has succeeded in earning the position of the first Indian woman to enter the top 5 WSA rankings. Her beauty lies in her simplicity and her well-toned body can be credited to her engagement in sports.
8. Katrina Kaif
An angelic beauty, this actress made her way into the Indian film industry and film after film Katrina proved that she is here to stay. Apart from Hindi movies, she has also acted in South Indian films.
9. Dia Mirza
A cheerful face, she was born as Dia Handrich whom is better known as Dia Mirza, started her career as a model and gradually became a part of the big screen. She also won the Miss Asia Pacific title in the year 2000.
10. Shilpa Shetty
Talk of Indian beauty and Shilpa Shetty is one of those names which will come to our minds. She has been a successful actress and now a known TV personality.
11. Neha Sharma
With those twinkling eyes and bubbly smile, she is one of the representatives of Indian beauty. Even though she is just a few films old, she has gained recognition in this short span of time.
12. Sonam Kapoor
She is a fashionista and pulls off both Ethnic and western wear with equal grace. In spite of having a father who is a renowned Bollywood actor, she earned fame with her own efforts. She has well sculpted face; slander body and her fashion sense complement each other quite well.
13. Samantha Prabhu
One of the biggest names of South Indian films today, Samantha Prabhu is glamourous and has a magnetic aura. She has worked in numerous Telugu and Tamil movies, and has even made a guest appearance in a Hindi movie. This talented beauty has a huge fan following.
14. Tamannaah Bhatia
Fair as fair can be, Tamannaah Bhatia definitely has a flawless complexion. Her rosy lips and pink cheeks make her look like she has come down from a painter’s canvas. She is a well-known face in the Indian media as she has dabbled with acting in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies, and even appeared in music videos.
15. Chitrangada Singh
She is so stunning that when it comes to Chitrangada Singh, men and women agree unanimously on her beauty. A beauty which women envy and men adore, she is one of those beauties who seem to speak a thousand words through their eyes.
16. Sania Mirza
A celebrated sports personality of India, this tennis player has made India rejoice in her wins at many occasions. She has been a recipient of the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award. Popular among the masses, she was also appointed as the brand ambassador of the Telangana state in 2014.
17. Alia Bhatt
The Barbie of Bollywood whose has a childlike beauty and is among the most sought after actresses of Bollywood of recent times. Her long wavy hair, mischievous smile and dark eyes make her look picture perfect.
18. Shraddha Kapoor
This versatile woman is a good actress, talented singer and a brilliant dancer as well. She has that heart shaped lips which spreads like a bow when she smiles. This actress has a girl-next -door look and with the few films she has worked on, it is evident that she Shraddha Kapoor has a long way to go.
19. Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz is one of the most prominent Telugu actresses and has also established her position in Bollywood with the film Barfi. She is scintillatingly beautiful and has such expressive eyes which are her USP as a performer.
20. Neeti Mohan
She entered the celeb world by winning the Channel V show Popstars and after a hiatus made her debut in playback singing with the movie Student of the year, and since has earned a lot of accolades as a singer. Her ever smiling face sets her apart from the rest.