Foreign actress in Bollywood was almost unthinkable three or four decades ago but with globalization and the flow of money now Bollywood has actors from other countries coming in.
We will walk through some foreign actress in Bollywood and some of them even made it to top 10 actress in Bollywood.
There was a time when an actor or actress working in Bollywood also found it difficult to run their house if he or she was not very successful. But with time now everything has changed in the Hindi cinema world. And leave aside the lead actor or actress, in today’s time, even a dancer dancing on item songs in films is earning in crores.
So let us know about some such foreign actresses who have found success in Bollywood.
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If we talk about foreign actresses in Bollywood, then the most famous and most successful name in it will probably be Katrina Kaif. Recently Katrina married Vicky Kaushal. Katrina started her career with Boom Picture. A lot of credit for establishing Katrina in the industry goes to Salman Khan who helped Katrina a lot in her initial days in getting the film.
After starting her career in the adult industry, Sunny Leone participated in the Indian TV show Bigg Boss for the first time. Sunny’s beauty was liked by the Indian audience and after leaving Bigg Boss house, Sunny started getting offers of many films. Although Sunny’s role in most of the films was a bit bold, but she had no qualms about such roles. Along with the lead role, Sunny has also done item numbers and side roles. Sunny Leone is a well-known name in India today.
Elisabet Avramidou Granlund, professionally known as Elli AvrRam, is a Swedish-Greek actress who currently resides in Mumbai, India. She is best known for her role in the Bollywood film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. AvrRam rose to prominence after appearing on the Indian reality television show Bigg Boss in 2013. The same year she also made her debut in Bollywood with Mickey Virus.
Nora Fatehi was born in a Moroccan family, and was born and raised in Canada is now an established name in Bollywood and even in South Indian movies. Fatehi began her career with Hindi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans but she rose to fame with the Dilbar song in Satyameva Jayate.
Lauren Gottlieb is a dancer and actress from the United States who primarily works in the Indian film industry. She appeared on the third season of the reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance and starred in the 2013 Indian dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance and ABCD 2.
In 2013, she finished second in the sixth season of the popular Indian television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with choreographer and partner Punit Pathak. She also appeared in music videos and movie item numbers.
Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, model, and Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant winner who works primarily in Hindi films. She made her debut in 2009 with Aladin, opposite Riteish Deshmukh, and has since established a career in the Hindi film industry. Fernandez was born in Bahrain to a multiracial Eurasian family of Sri Lankan, Canadian, and Malaysian ancestors.
Claudia Ciesla is a Polish-German model and actress who primarily works in the Indian film industry. She appeared on the Indian reality television show Bigg Boss. Ciesla was born in the Polish People’s Republic in Wodzisaw lski, Katowice Voivodeship.
Claudia primarily appeared in item numbers in Hindi films, the most well-known of which is the Balma song from Khiladi 786. Ciesla was so in love with India that she not only stayed back, but also converted to Hinduism and practised yoga on a regular basis.
Confused with Manisha Koirala’s name in the list then let me tell you that Manisha is technically is a foreigner as she is a Nepal citizen. Manisha started her Hindi film career with the 1992 blockbuster film Saudagar. And in the 90s, Manisha Koirala was one of the top actresses in the Hindi cinema world. Manisha has appeared in Hindi films as well as Tamil films, her Tamil film Roja proved to be a blockbuster.
Helen Ann Richardson, better known as Helen is among very few foreign actresses who appeared in Hindi cinema back in the 60s and 70s. She has appeared in over 700 Hindi films in her seventy-year career. She is known for her supporting characters, dancing skills and guest appearances.
Helen was born in Rangoon, Burma on November 21, 1938, to an Anglo Indian father and a Burmese mother. During World War II, her father died. In 1943, the family trekked to Dibrugarh, Assam, to flee the Japanese occupation of Burma.
Bárbara Mori Ochoa is a Mexican actress, model, producer, and writer of Uruguayan origin. Barbara starred opposite the handsome hunk of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan in the film Kites. She made headlines more for her affair with Hrithik but the news eventually died.
So these are few foreign actress in Bollywood who made a name for themselves despite being outsiders. There are many more too who has appeared in Hindi cinema.
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