Bollywood is a dream for many struggling actors and actresses in India. Even getting a small role in a film is still like an unachievable task for many new comers. With years of struggle in the Bollywood film industry, many actors succeed in placing themselves in a small role of a big film while some of them get lost in the crowd.

For someone outsider, it is now hard to land themselves any role in the present situation. While on the other hand, there are actors and actresses who get a lead role in their debut film. These are the actors or actresses who are the sons and daughters of a famous celebrity or have a very strong connection in the Bollywood Industry. It may surprise you but do you know there are also some actresses in Bollywood who did their debut with a superhit film. Lets us have a look at some of these actresses below.

Actors Who Made Their Debut with Superhit Films

Anushka Sharma

Source: The Indian Express

Anushka Sharma is a mainstream Bollywood actress who made her debut as a female lead opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2008 in the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She was just 20 years old when she made her acting debut in Bollywood that too with a superstar like Shahrukh Khan. Her debut film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was a big commercial success for herself, Shahrukh Khan and the makers Yash Raj Films. The film collected more than ₹100 crores in the box office at that point of time which made it a blockbuster hit. Since then she had been a important figure in the Bollywood film industry. Being an outsider, she managed to feature herself in the list of Top Bollywood actresses. Anushka Sharma is now the only Bollywood actress to star in three films which crossed the ₹300 Crores mark of Box office. She was in PK, Sultan and Sanju and all these three films became a blockbuster hit by earning more than ₹300 crores in the Box Office.

Deepika Padukone

Source: Bollywood Hungama

Deepika Padukone is a mainstream Bollywood actress who made her debut as a female lead in the 2010 movie Om Shanti Om against superstar Shahrukh Khan. Before that Deepika Padukone played some small characters in different advertisements and she also worked as a background dancer. Deepika Padukone was young and her age was just 24 years old at the time of her debut. Her film Om Shanti Om was one of the biggest Bollywood film of Shahrukh Khan and it broke the record of Shahrukh Khan’s previous film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Deepika Padukone is now one of the top highest paying actresses in Bollywood. She has done more than 20 films out of which many films have turned out to biggest Bollywood hits. Majority of her success came with her co-star Ranveer Singh with whom she had delivered 3 big hit films. In 2018, Deepika Padukone married Ranveer Singh after a relationship of more than 5 years.

Katrina Kaif

Source: Bollywood Hungama

Katrina Kaif is also one of the most known and popular face in Bollywood. She made her debut in Bollywood in 2003 with the film Boom in which she has playing a supportive role. Her debut in the female lead role came in 2005 with the movie Maine Pyar Kyu Kiya. Katrina Kaif did her Bollywood debut as a female lead opposite Salman Khan in 2005. She was totally a new comer in the Bollywood film industry and couldn’t speak the Hindi language fluently. But her dedication made her one of the top actress in the industry. After her debut she kept on doing some big films with Akshay Kumar. Katrina Kaif’s biggest hit came with Akshay Kumar with the film Welcome. Her best performance was in the film New York and Rajneeti.

Alia Bhatt

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Alia Bhatt is one of the most youngest and talented actress in Bollywood. She is the youngest daughter of producer and director Mahesh Bhatt. Alia Bhatt made her Bollywood debut as a female lead in the year 2012 with Students of the Year opposite Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. Students of the Year was produced by Karan Johar under his film production house Dharma Films. Alia Bhatt was only 19 years old when she made her Bollywood Debut as a lead actress in one of the most biggest hits of the year 2012. Karan Johar has launched many star kids over the years, but Alia Bhatt along with co-star Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra has been the best launches under him. Since her debut Alia Bhatt has shown some excellent acting skills in films like Highway and Raazi. Now she is one of the top trending actresses of Bollywood.

Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha is the daughter of famous actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. Sonakshi Sinha made her Bollywood debut as a lead actress in the year 2010 with the film Dabangg opposite Salman Khan. Sonakshi Sinha was 23 years old when she made her acting debut in Bollywood. Before her debut, Sonakshi Sinha was related to and working with the Bollywood industry as a costume designer for many big films. After he debut with Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha instantly rose to fame as she went on to do many other successful films like Dabangg 2, Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardar, Holiday etc. After working with many A list actors of the industry like Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar etc. Sonakshi Sinha became one of the most popular names for the female lead roles in big films. The latest film she did was Dabangg 3 which was the third film in the Dabangg franchise and it was also a big hit.


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Bhagyashree is one of the most famous actresses of the 90’s era when superstars like Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt were young. Bhagyashree made her acting debut as a lead actress in the year 1989 with the film Maine Pyar Kiya opposite Salman Khan. Bhagyashree was 20 years old when she stepped into the Bollywood film industry as a actress. Bhagyashree’s debut film Maine Pyar Kiya was such a massive hit in the box office that people are still fan of the Salman-Bhagyashree couple they saw in the movies. Maine Pyar Kiya is one of the biggest movies of Salman Khan’s career. Now Salman Khan is doing more action packed films, but back then Maine Pyar Kiya showed a romantic Salman Khan which was loved by the audience. After Bhagyashree’s debut film, she somehow managed to focus on her married life with her husband Himalaya Dasani and as a result she rarely did any films.

Shilpa Shetty

Source: Cinema Express

Shilpa Shetty is one of the most famous names when it comes to the most beautiful actresses of Bollywood. Shilpa Shetty made her debut in the Bollywood industry as a female lead with the film Baazigar opposite Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in 1993. Shilpa Shetty was just 18 years old when she made her Bollywood debut. Her film Baazigar was one of the best thrillers of the 90’s and the film was a superhit film. Baazigar won many awards and it launched Shilpa Shetty in the industry and made her a big star. Her performance was majorly applauded by the audience. After her debut, Shilpa Shetty signed many superhit films like Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Auzaar, Pardesi Babu etc. The biggest hit of her career was Dhadkan in which she appeared alongside Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty. Since then her career in Bollywood took off and she became one of top actress of that time alongside Rani Mukherjee, Karishma Kapoor etc. Now she isn’t much films but she still can burn the silver screen with her appearance. Shilpa Shetty can still make the present actresses run for money.

Amisha Patel

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Amisha Patel is Bollywood actress who did her debut as a lead actress in the superhit blockbuster film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai in the year 2000 opposite Hrithik Roshan. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai was also the debut film for Hrithik Roshan. Amisha Patel was 25 years old when she made her Bollywood debut. It was directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai became one of the highest grosser and biggest film of the industry. This made her way to the film industry and she started to receive offers for big films. Amisha Patel’s next film was Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was even bigger than her debut film. In Gadar: Ek Prem Katha she was casted opposite Sunny Deol. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was undoubtedly the biggest film of Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel’s career. It is still one of the highest grosser movie of all time. The fact that Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was released back in 2000 and 2001, if these two films would have been released at the present moment, Amisha Patel would have been the biggest star of the Bollywood industry. But after these two films, Amisha Patel’s career slowly started to decline.


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Asin Thottumkal is a South-Indian actress who used to work in the Malayalam film industry and was widely successful in the south-indian film industry. Asin made her Bollywood debut as a female lead in the year 2008 with the film Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan. Asin was 23 years old when she made her Bollywood debut. Asin’s debut Ghajini was a trendsetter movie back in 2008. The love story of Aamir Khan and Asin was loved by everyone and the film’s revenge story was totally unique which never happened before in Bollywood. Ghajini was the biggest hit of Asin’s career and established her as a successful Bollywood actress. After her debut she did many average and hit films like London Dreams, Housefull 2 etc. But her one major success came in 2011 with her film Ready where she was casted opposite Salman Khan. Her next success was in 2012 with Rohit Shetty’s film Bol Bachchan which was again one of the best comedy movies of Rohit Shetty. After that she hardly did any films. Now she is happily married with Micromax’s CEO Rahul Sharma.

Kriti Sanon

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Kriti Sanon is an active mainstream Bollywood actress, She made her Bollywood debut as a lead actress with the film Heropanti opposite Tiger Shroff. Kriti Sanon was just 24 years old when she did her Bollywood debut. Heropanti was the debut film not only for her but also for Tiger Shroff. The critics and Bollywood gurus didn’t like the film but it was liked by the audience because of the action and the story of the film. Heropanti turned out to be one of the superhit debut films for two Bollywood actors and it opened many chances for both Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. After her debut, she signed many films which also turned out to be superhit films. Kriti Sanon did many films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi and these films were highly successful. But the biggest success of her career came with Dilwale where she was the second female lead after Kajol. Dilwale was a special movie cause after a long time the most loved pair of Shahrukh and Kajol were seen in the screen. Her recent Mimi was also a great success.