Let us take a look at the top foreign actresses in Bollywood, who have carved a niche for themselves.

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Katrina Kaif (DOB – July 16, 1983) –– Katrina Kaif is a well known British Indian actress who has delivered hits constantly in Bollywood, working with almost all the leading stars like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar. She is also known as the Barbie Doll of Indian film industry. Most actors have termed Katrina as a lucky mascot. This beautiful actress who is considered as a benchmark in good looks, started off in Bollywood with a flop called ‘Boom’ (2003). She was just 20 years old at that time. She moved on to give some of the biggest hits over the period of time, her best movies include Namastey London (2007), New York (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Raajneeti (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), Bang Bang (2014) and Phantom (2015).

Sunny Leone (DOB – May 13, 1981) – She is a renowned adult film actress who entered into bollywood through the reality TV show Bigg Boss 5 (2011). She gained popularity in the Indian film industry with her debut film known as Jism 2 (2012). After that movie, she was seen in Ragini MMS 2, which turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2014. The stunning beauty delivered yet another hit in ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ considering it was a low-budgeted film. She has hosted MTV Splitsvilla Season 7 and 8, and is now coming with her own fitness DVD known as ‘Super Hot Sunny Mornings’.

Jacqueline Fernandez  (DOB – August 11, 1985) – She hails from Sri Lanka. Born and grown up in Bahrain, she went on to do Mass Communications and then returned to her home town in Sri Lanka, where she worked as a TV reporter. She also started modeling and ended up winning the Miss Sri Lanka Universe award in the year 2006. Jacqueline made her debut in the Indian film industry in the year 2009 with Sujoy Ghosh’s movie ‘Aladin’ (2009). Though the movie was a flop, she worked harder and got hits in the form of Murder 2 (2011), Houseful 2 (2012), Race 2 (2013) and Kick (2014).

Nargis Fakhri (DOB – October 20, 1979)– Born in Queens, New York in 1979 to a Pakistani father and Czech mother, she began her career as model before Bollywood became her calling. She appeared in ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and debuted in Bollywood with the movie ‘Rockstar’ (2011) opposite to Ranbir Kapoor. The actress, who is in constant wanderlust, is known for her passion to travel and is a total health freak. The age-defying beauty has given hits like Madras Café (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014) and has also worked in a Hollywood movie called Spy (2015).

Claudia Ciesla (DOB – February 12, 1987)– She is famous as the ‘Balma Babe’ of Bollywood. He mother is from Germany and her father is a native from Poland. She began modeling since her teens and was chosen as the ‘Snow Queen’ in Austria for 2008. In 2007 and 2008, she starred in German TV soap ‘Beach House’. Claudia came to India in 2009, and became a brand ambassador of ‘Lovely University’. In the same year, she became a household name in the country because of her sparkling personality and beauty in Bigg Boss Season 3. She also converted into a Hindu and made appearances in TV shows like Comedy Circus. She was a part of the item number ‘Balma’ for the movie ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012) starring Akshay Kumar.

Elli Avram (DOB – July 29, 1990) –Elli is a Swedish Greek Actress who entered the Indian bollywood industry with the movie ‘Mickey Virus’ in 2013. But what really made her popular was her presence in the Bigg Boss House (Season 7) in the same year. The chirpy and beautiful Elli also appeared in the movie ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu’ opposite Kapil Sharma, in 2015. The funny thing is Elli Avram, Sunny Leone and Katrina Kaif have similar facial features.

Barbara Mori  (DOB – February 2, 1978) – She is an actress from Mexico. Born in 1978, she has been modeling right through her teens. She appeared in the famous TV show ‘Mirada De Mujer’ and then worked in movies like Amor, dolor y viceversa (2009). She debuted in the Bollywood industry with the movie Kites (2010) opposite Hrithik Roshan. Though the movie didn’t too well, her chemistry with Roshan was the talk of the town.

Amy Jackson (DOB – January 31. 1992)–She was born in the Isle of Man. She is a leading actress and model of England. She entered the Indian film industry and is working in movies of Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.  The svelte model debuted in Bollywood with Ekk Deewana Tha (2012). She then starred in the successful Tamil thriller ‘I’ (2015). The actress also acted in ‘Singh is Bling’ (2015) opposite Akshay Kumar.

Giselli Monteiro  (DOB – November 16,1988) – The audience were baffled to know that ‘Harleen Kaur’ in Love Aaj Kal’ who looked desi to the T was actually a model from Brazil. She was nominated for many awards for the 2011 movie. She also worked in a 2011 movie ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’.

Yana Gupta (DOB – April 23,1979) – The stunning actress from Czechoslovakia debuted in Bollywood with the hit item song ‘Babuji’ for ‘Dum’ in 2003. She has worked especially as an item girl for many Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. Known to have a flexible, fit body, she stunned audiences in the game show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ She has even written a book called ‘How to Love Your Body and Get the Body You Love’.

Evelyn Sharma (DOB – July 12, 1986) – Born in Germany, she began modeling for cosmetic products in the UK before turning to Bollywood in 2012. She debuted with a movie ‘From Sydney with Love’. She has done small roles and item numbers in movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Main Tera Hero and Yaariyan.

Hazel Keech (DOB – February 28, 1987) – A British actress and model, she debuted in the Tamil movie ‘Billa’ and even almost overshadowed Kareena Kapoor in Bodyguard (2011). She has also done an item number for the movie ‘Maximum’ (2012).

Bruna Abdullah (DOB – October 24, 1986)  – A Brazilian model, she has a Lebanese descent. She visited India as a tourist and since then, has not gone back! She represented brands like Indusind Bank and Reebook and debuted in Bollywood with an item number for the movie ‘Cash’ (2007). Her biggest hits include I Hate Luv Storys (2010) and Grand Masti (2013).

Sofia Hayat (DOB – December 6, 1984) – A British model of Pakistani descent, she talks about going through a tough childhood. She broke free and became a popular model. She starred in the movie ‘Diary of a Butterfly’ in 2013. She became exceptionally popular when she took part in Bigg Boss 7 (2013). Her fights with Armaan Kohli became so controversial that the police had to be called in. Hayat is quite active on Twitter and Periscope.

Lisa Ray (DOB – April 4, 1972) – This Canadian model and actress is also a social activist and an inspiration to many. She debuted in the Indian film industry with Nethaji, a Tamil movie in 1994. She acted in a Bollywood movie called Kasoor in 2011. She also worked in the Deepa Mehta movie ‘Water’ (2005). Lisa also acted in English movies like ‘ I Can’t Think Straight’, ‘The World Unseen’ and ‘Kill Kill Faster’. She successfully battled Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of cancer and has inspired many in the process. She is a huge advocate of stem cell banking technology and was even seen in the docu-drama ‘1 minute’.

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