Bollywood Best Actress 2012 (Vote)

2012 was an eclectic year for Bollywood as far as sheer variety was concerned. With middle of the road films also finding their due popularity, the line was diminished further between commercial and non-commercial cinema. This resulted in actresses from varied genres of films finding a unanimous nod of approval from audience as well as critics alike.

Vidya BalanVidya Balan (Kahaani)

With ‘Kahaani’, Vidya Balan showed once again that how she has it in her to hold an entire story based on her sheer presence. The woman, who doesn’t really have to prove anything to anyone now, was terrific yet again in the film. In fact the way she interacted with one and all in the film, whether it is a 6 year old kid or a 60 year old man, to get clues was admirable. She made sure that there was no respite even for a solitary minute and right from the prologue scene to a shocking finale, she kept audience on the edge of the seat.


SrideviSridevi (English Vinglish)

‘English Vinglish’ could have gone wrong at many counts. It could have just gone into this over sentimental space where one may have been exposed to all the hardships Sridevi was going through due to her discomfort with English. It could have just gone into Shobhana starrer ‘Mitr-My Friend’ space where a middle-aged woman would have found love outside marriage in a foreign land. It could just have just turned into a mere show-reel of sorts. However Sridevi didn’t allow any of that and made a worthy comeback where various facets of her acting talent were on play.


Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor (Heroine)

Kareena more than just justified her inclusion in ‘Heroine’ where she was simply perfect and brought her years of experience into this characterisation that risked turning predictable or filmy. However she maintained a wonderful balance right through the film and instead of portraying a bipolar character in a clichéd way that many other heroines have done in the past, she gave it all a realistic touch without even once going off tangent. In fact the film made one totally forget that the woman on screen was the same Kareena who was dancing to ‘Chammak Challo’ not too long ago.


Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone (Cocktail)

It isn’t easy to be a scene stealer as a leading lady when the male protagonist of your film is Saif Ali Khan. However Deepika managed to that, and how, by taking over proceedings a little while into the film. After showing the ‘bindaas’ side of her for the entire first half of the film, she came on her own in second half of the film and successfully demonstrated why she chose to play this part. Whether it is playing cool, feeling disgusted, getting frustrated, carrying anger, letting go of empathy or suffering all the mixed emotions, Deepika delivered perfectly.


Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra (Barfi!)

Even though Ileana D’Cruz, an accomplished actress from down South, was the main female lead of ‘Barfi!’ and made a very worthy start in Bollywood by lighting up the screen every time she came on screen, Priyanka came on her own mainly in the second half. She conveyed everything through her body language and after ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ showed once again that how she is up for challenges at every juncture of her career.

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  • vidya balan is nothing in front of katrina if u consider the acting skill.what an act in jthj by katrina kaif

  • No doubts,all of the above are talented..but for 2012,it should be priyanka chopra because her acting in barfi was more difficult than other acting..also she has shown her varsatility in that film..than sridevi and vidya..

  • This is a good list. Any best female actor list that doesn’t include Katrina Kaif is a good list. Katrina is the worst popular actress Indian cinema has ever seen.

  • Kareena Kapoor in Heroine, and I don’t even like her, but she was amazing.
    The worst was Priyanka…simply awful.

  • All the way Sri devi………….no comparison …….only Sri devi…..
    after Sri ji….
    the list goes
    Priyanka then vidya & then deepika & last kareena………..
    but with Sri ji no comparison….
    The best there was…the best there is….the best there ever will be…….

  • Though all are very good except Katrina… I also think that Kareena is an over rated actress… But my favourite is Anushka… Watch out her… She has just started her career… She has everything from looks to skill… I am just mad about her… Considering this list I vote for all except Katrina and Kareena

  • kareena was outstanding in Heroine n Talaash she is a real natural actress so for me she ill get all di award including National Award

  • Katrina Kaif is not good actress, she is working hard bt not deserved as bollywood actress………..I agree Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena & Shridevi all of done good job……Bt in popularity for women centric movie Vidya Balan/Shridevi should consider best

  • heroine failed in box office,disaster acting of kareena. heroine worst ki kahani,
    e flopkat jawani,
    mitha e flop bani,
    e flopkat jawani

  • a little child know good acting than katrina kaif.katrina’s fans are fond of her elephant figure and item song.they should learn katrina is a worst heroine

  • Sridevi shouldn’t included in the list. She is in different league all together. Sridevi is beyond any award

  • I guess Sridevi deserves the best actress award because she has been away from film industry for 15 years and she hasn’t lost her charm and acting skills. She looks like a 30 year old woman at the age of 50. It was a female oriented movie and it changed many woman’s attitude towards life. As far as Priyanka Chopra is concerned, haven’t we seen that in MNIK? She was like a female version of SRK from MNIK. Katrina can’t act to save her life. She only smiles, sings and dances and falls in love with the hero.

  • no.. I won’t select Priyanka because her performance was just copied from a hollywood film called: The Other Sister.. one of my favourite hollywood films ever.. although she did good.. but not original

    I would say that the award should go to Karina Kapoor or Sri Devi ( both really deserve awards) they can honour them with awards in different categories.

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