Even though people say Bollywood is a male-dominated industry, actresses are an important part of the films.
We have seen many old Bollywood actors doing the lead role in movies romancing young Bollywood actresses, and it is quite believable that most of the Bollywood actresses have their acting career shorter than award shows nights.
However, some actresses have enjoyed a long career in Bollywood and inspired many new actresses.
Here, we have created a list of Bollywood actresses to compare their then and now pictures.
Jaya Bachchan has been part of many good films during the 70s that include movies like Guddi, Abhiman, Mili, and Zanjeer. She married Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
In 2004, she joined politics and became a member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party. Jaya was born on 9 April 1948 in Jabalpur, India.
Jaya Prada is 58 years old Bollywood actress and politician.
She is famous for her contribution to the Indian cinema in the South as well as the Bollywood industry in the late 70s, 80s, and early 90s.
Jaya Prada was born on 3 April 1962 in Rajahmundry, India.
Rakhee Gulzar is a famous Bollywood actress who worked in the Bollywood industry for 4 decades.
Rakhee won 3 Filmfare Awards and one national film award including many other awards for her contribution to the Film Industry.
Rakhee Gulzar was born on 15 August 1947 in Ranaghat, India.
Sharmila Tagore is one of the bold actresses of her time. She is best known for her works in Bollywood as well as the Bengali cinema.
Sharmila Tagore received two national film awards and two Filmfare awards for her excellent and groundbreaking performances in movies.
She led the censor board from 2004 to 2011. She was born on 8 December 1944 in Kanpur, India.
Tina Ambani is the wife of business tycoon Anil Ambani. She has been part of some good Bollywood movies.
Now she is the chairperson of the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Harmony Art Foundation, and Harmony for Silvers Foundation.
She was born on 11 February 1957 in Bombay State.
Hema Malini was titled a dream girl when she was active in the industry as an actress. She is also a writer, director, dancer, producer, and politician.
She started her acting career with the Tamil movie Ithu Sathiyam. Her first Bollywood movie was Sapno Ka Saudagar.
Hema got married to famous Bollywood actor Dharmendra. She was born on 16 October 1948 in Ammankudi, India.
Reena Roy is a 63 years old actress. She is best known for performing as the lead actress in many movies from 1972 to 1985.
Little you know that but Reena Roy was the highest-paid actress of her time and famous for playing glamorous and women-centric roles.
She was born on 7 January 1957 in Mumbai, India.
Vyjayantimala is 83 years old Bollywood actress. In addition to her acting talent, she is a skilled Bharatanatyam dancer, dance choreographer, Carnatic singer, and parliamentarian.
Vyjayantimala was also the highest-paid actress of her time.
Bollywood actress Tanuja’s full name is Tanuja Samarth. She is famous for her works in Bollywood movies.
Her daughter Kajol became one of the best actresses of the Bollywood industry. Tanuja Mukherji is 76 years old.
Mumtaz’s full name is Mumtaz Mafhvani. She was one of the most sought actresses of the Bollywood industry and her style is the representation of 70s Bollywood.
She won the Filmfare Award for the best actress for the movie Khilona in 1971.
Mumtaz started doing films as a small and supporting roles but later did many movies as the lead actress. Mumtaz is a 73 years old actress.
Mala Sinha’s real name is Alda Sinha and she has been part of many Hindi, Bengali, and Nepali movies.
Mala Sinha started her acting career with regional movies but became a top leading actress in Bollywood movies.
She has done many movies during the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. Mala Sinha was born on 11 November 1936 in Kolkata, India.
Zeenat Aman’s real name is Zeenat Khan and she was a model turned actress. She was famous for her bold looks during the 70s and early 80s.
Zeenat Aman is popular for her Bollywood movies like Satyam Sivam Sundaram, and Don. It is said that she has influenced Indian cinema heavily. She was born on 19 November 1951 in Mumbai, India.