11 Bollywood Actresses Who Played Double Roles

Performing a double role can be challenging but actresses took this as a challenge and always impressed it. Many actresses got the chance to play a double role in movies and most of the time they impressed with their acting skills by performing two different personalities in the same movie, or sometimes the same frame.

Here we have created a list of Top 11 Bollywood actresses who played double roles in Bollywood over the years. 

1. Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu Return

The hilarious legends of Tanu Weds Manu continued in its second installment as well. In the movie, Kangana played a double role.

Her funky portrayal of two different characters was the highlight of the film.

2. Raakhee Gulzar in Sharmeele

One of the most impressive portrayals of the double role came from Raakhee Gulzar who played Kamini and Kanchan in the movie Sharmeele.

In the movie, Shashi Kapoor falls in love with one sister and realizes that he is getting married to another because of mistaken identities. 

3. Deepika Padukone in Chandni Chowk To China

In the movie Chandni Chowk To China, Deepika Padukone played the character of Sakhi and Suzy. She appreciated playing such characters in front of the camera.

The movie didn’t perform well at the box office and Deepika Akshay’s jodi failed to create any magic.

4. Nargis Dutt in Anhonee

Legendary actor Nargis Dutt is famous for her iconic movies like Shree 420, Mother India, Chori Chori, and Awaara. Her on-screen pairing with Raj Kapoor is still talked about in Bollywood.

Little you know that she has played the double role in the movie Anhonee. Her easy switch between Mohini to Roop impressed everyone. This is the reason that she is one of the great actresses of Bollywood.

5. Hema Malini in Seeta Aur Geeta

The premise of ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ was very similar to the story of Dilip Kumar’s ‘Ram Aur Shyam’. It is one of the most loved films of Hema Malini’s filmography. Moreover, this film is all about Hema Malini’s character.

As Geeta, she was bold, feisty, and lived on her own term. As Seeta, she is gentle, obedient, and caring. The fun begins when they switch their places and a comedy of errors follows. 

6. Sridevi in Chaalbaaz and Khuda Gawah

Sridevi was the first female superstar in Bollywood. She got the chance to play double roles many times in Bollywood. For instance, she played the mother-daughter duo in Khuda Gawah, then sister duos in Chaalbaaz.

The movie Chaalbaaz was heavily inspired by Hema Malini’s Seeta Aur Geeta. Sridevi played the character of Anju and Manju in the movies. The ensemble cast of the movie includes Rajinikanth and Sunny Deol in the lead roles. 

7. Madhuri Dixit in Sangeet and Aasoo Bane Angaarey

Madhuri Dixit played a double role twice in her Bollywood career. First, she was seen playing the mother-daughter duo in Sangeet, then she played the mother-daughter duo again in ‘Aasoo Bane Angaarey’.

In the movie, she fights against her evil brother-in-law and mother in order to save her marriage with Ravi (Jeetendra).

8. Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2 and Alone

Bipasha played the double role in Dhoom 2 and Alone. In Dhoom 2 she played the love interest of Uday Chopra as well as a spy.

In the first half of the movie, she was a smart agent, while she played the beach girl in another half of the movie. In addition to this, she played the twin in Alone too.

9. Kajol in Dushman

Kajol got the chance to play a double role in Tanuja Chandra’s film Dushman. She managed to differentiate the character traits of Sonia and Naina in the movie.

The story revolves around the revenge of shy Naina when her sister Sonia was brutally raped and killed. 

10. Priyanka Chopra in ‘What’s Your Raashee?’

Priyanka Chopra made the world record when she featured in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s ‘What’s Your Raashee?’

The actress played 12 characters in the movie who represents 12 astrological signs. It is the maximum number of roles played by any actor in a single movie. 

11. Sharmila Tagore in Mausam

The 1975’s movie Mausam directed by Gulzar swept all the important awards that year. The movie is a landmark in Sharmila Tagor’s film career.

She played the double role as Chanda Thapa and her daughter Kajli who ends up in a brothel due to some unfortunate circumstances. Sharmila Tagore won a national award for her role in the movie.