Following is the list of model turned actress who made a mark in the film industry.
- .Aishwarya rai.
Her's is quite a fairytale. After being crowned Miss World in 1994, she worked in Tamil films, moved to Bollywood and earned international fame through film projects and appearances at prestigious events across the shores. Counted among the world's most beautiful women, Aishwarya has proved her acting mettle in films like Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Guru and Guzaarish. In 2009, she was given the Padmi Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for her contribution to cinema.
Hits after hits -- that's Katrina for you. After Boom, which bombed at box office, this 27-year-old, who started as a model in London at the age of 14, has seen happy times in tinsel town. With six back-to-back hits -- Namastey London, Apne, Partner, Welcome, Race and Singh Is Kinng - this 'Sheila' girl proved her critics wrong and followed up her success with RaajneetiZindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
At 29, Priyanka is a former Miss World, has featured in over two dozen films, is a National award winner and is now ready to break musical grounds internationally. One of the most versatile actresses, her work has been appreciated in films like Fashion, Dostana, Kaminey Saat Khoon Maaf. She features in some of the most awaited films - RA.One, Don 2: The Chase Continues and the remake of Agneepath.
The dusky Bengali beauty, a former supermodel, has improved by leaps and bounds over a decade of her film journey. From Ajnabee in 2001 to the latest Dum Maaro Dum, she has come a long way, thanks to projects like Jism, Raaz, Corporate, No Entry, Dhoom 2, RaceSingularity. and others. She is now going international with Roland Joffe's
A successful model, Deepika bagged a dream debut in Om Shanti Om opposite Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan. Her subsequent report card was average, with projects like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chandni Chowk to China, Love Aaj Kal, Housefull and Lafangey Parindey. She also turned experimental with a de-glam role in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. She will soon be seen in Prakash Jha's Aarakshan.
A charming former Miss Universe, Lara won a Filmfare best female debut award for Andaaz in 2003. With not many hits in her kitty, Lara still managed to impress audiences with her performance in films like Masti, No Entry, Partner and Housefull. She also diversified into production with Chalo Dilli earlier this year, and is busy enjoying her mommy-to-be status nowadays.
Miss India Universe 2002, Neha doesn't have a quintessential Bollywood face and style, nor is her choice of films typically Bollywood. She may not have given super duper hits, but has won praises for films like Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Mithya, Singh Is Kingg and Dasvidaniya. In her latest release Gandhi to Hitler, Neha plays Eva Braun, the longtime companion of German dictator Adolf Hitler.