Most successful actresses in Bollywood today

In-depth career analysis of all popular actresses in the industry today. From Katrina Kaif to Sonakshi Sinha – we cover them all! Read on to find out who is the most successful actress in the industry today.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

Hits are 12: Namastey London (Hit), Partner (Blockbuster), Welcome (Blockbuster), Race (Hit), Singh Is Kinng (Super Hit), New York (Hit), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (Super Hit), Raajneeti (Blockbuster), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Hit), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (Hit), Ek Tha Tiger (Blockbuster), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Hit)

Non-Hits are 5: Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (Semi Hit), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (Flop), Yuvvraaj (Disaster), De Dana Dan (Above Average), Tees Maar Khan (Semi Hit),

Hit Percentage: 64.7%

Success Percentage: 88.23%

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Hits are 8: Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (Hit), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Blockbuster), Jab We Met (Hit), Golmaal Returns (Hit), Three Idiots (All Time Blockbuster), Golmaal 3 (Blockbuster), Bodyguard (Blockbuster), Ra.One (Hit),

Non-Hits are 31: Refugee (Average), Ajnabee (Average), Asoka (Flop), Yaadein (Flop), Mujhse Dosti Karoge (Flop), Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (Flop), Talaash: The Hunt Begins… (Flop), Khushi (Flop), Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (Flop), Chameli (Flop), Yuva (Flop), Dev (Flop), Fida (Flop), Aitraaz (Average), Hulchul (Semi Hit), Bewafaa (Below Average), Kyon Ki (Flop), Dosti: Friends Forever (Below Average), 36 China Town (Above Average), Chup Chup Ke (Average), Omkara (Flop), Tashan (Below Average), Kambakkht Ishq (Below Average), Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna (Disaster), Kurbaan (Flop), We Are Family (Below Average), Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (Above Average), Agent Vinod (Flop), Heroine (Below Average), Talaash (Semi Hit), Satyagraha (Below Average)

Hit Percentage: 18%

Success Percentage: 28.2%

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Hits are 6: Om Shanti Om (Blockbuster), Love Aaj Kal (Super Hit), Housefull (Hit), Cocktail (Hit), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Blockbuster), Chennai Express (All Time Blockbuster)

Non-Hits are 9: Bachna Ae Haseeno (Semi Hit), Chandni Chowk To China (Flop), Karthik Calling Karthik (Below Average), Lafangey Parindey (Average), Break Ke Baad (Below Average), Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (Flop), Aarakshan (Below Average), Desi Boyz (Average), Race 2 (Semi Hit)

Hit Percentage: 40%

Success Percentage: 53.33%

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Hits are 7: Andaaz (Hit), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (Hit), Krrish (Blockbuster), Don (Hit), Don 2 (Hit), Agneepath (Super Hit), Barfi (Super Hit)

Non-Hits are 25: Plan (Flop), Kismat (Flop), Asambhav (Flop), Aitraaz (Average), Blackmail (Flop), Karam (Flop), Yakeen (Flop), Waqt (Above Average), Barsaat (Below Average), Bluffmaster (Average), Aap Ki Khatir (Flop), Big Brother (Flop), Love Story 2050 (Disaster), God Tussi Great Ho (Flop), Chamku (Flop), Drona (Disaster), Fashion (Average), Dostana (Average), Kaminey (Semi Hit), What’s Your Rashee (Flop), Pyaar Impossible (Flop), Anjaana Anjaani (Below Average), 7 Khoon Maaf (Flop), Teri Meri Kahaani (Below Average), Zanjeer (Disaster)

Hit Percentage: 21.2%

Success Percentage: 28.12%

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

Hits are 2: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Blockbuster), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Hit)

Non-Hits are 5: Badmaash Company (Above Average), Band Baaja Baraat (Above Average), Patiala House (Flop), Ladies vs Ricky Behl (Below Average), Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (Below Average)

Hit Percentage: 28.8%

Success Percentage: 57.1%

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha

Hits are 4: Dabangg (All Time Blockbuster), Rowdy Rathore (Blockbuster), Son of Sardaar (Hit), Dabangg 2 (Blockbuster)

Non-Hits are 3: Joker (Flop), Lootera (Flop), OUATIMD (Flop)

Hit Percentage: 57.1%

Success Percentage: 57.1%

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Hits are 5: Lage Raho Munnabhai (Blockbuster), Heyy Babyy (Hit), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (Hit), The Dirty Picture (Blockbuster), Kahaani (Super Hit)

Non-Hits are 8: Parineeta (Below Average), Eklavya (Flop), Halla Bol (Flop), Kismat Konnection (Below Average), Paa (Semi Hit), Ishqiya (Average), No One Killed Jessica (Semi Hit), Ghanchakkar (Flop)

Hit Percentage: 38.5%

Success Percentage: 53.85%

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

Hits are 3: I Hate Luv Storys (Hit), Raanjhanaa (Hit), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Super Hit)

Non-Hits are 6: Saawariya (Flop), Delhi 6 (Flop), Aisha (Below Average), Thank You (Average), Mausam (Flop), Players (Below Average)

Hit Percentage: 33.33%

Success Percentage: 33.33%



Hits are 4: Ghajini (All Time Blockbuster), Ready (Super Hit), Housefull 2 (Superhit), Bol Bachchan (Hit)

Non-Hits are 2: London Dreams (Flop), Khiladi 786 (Average)

Hit Percentage: 66.66%

Success Percentage: 66.66%

Ranking by Hit Percentage:

  • 1. Asin
  • 2. Katrina Kaif
  • 3. Sonakshi Sinha
  • 4. Deepika Padukone
  • 5. Vidya Balan
  • 6. Sonam Kapoor
  • 7. Anushka Sharma
  • 8. Priyanka Chopra
  • 9. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Ranking by Success Percentage:

  • 1. Katrina Kaif
  • 2. Asin
  • 3. Anushka Sharma
  • =3. Sonakshi Sinha
  • 5. Vidya Balan
  • 6. Deepika Padukone
  • 7. Sonam Kapoor
  • 8. Kareena Kapoor Khan
  • 9. Priyanka Chopra

Katrina Kaif is the undisputed Number One actress amongst all of her contemporaries. In fact, her success percentage of 88% is unparalled even if we compare it with actresses from yesteryears like Hema Malini, Madhubala, Sri Devi, Madhuri Dixit, or Aishwariya Rai Bachchan. She is known as the lucky charm of Bollywood for a valid reason.

Other actresses like Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone and of course, Asin have done very well for themselves. Asin hasn’t become as big a star as the others because her roles in her films haven’t been meaty enough but a success percentage of 66.66% is well above par.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra maybe amongst the top actresses in the country but the box office performances of their films have been nothing sort of dismal. A success percentage of 28% is nothing to write home about. This proves their stardom has been largely independent of how their films have fared at the box office.

Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor haven’t done many films but they are young and by the time they get to the end of their careers, their success percentage is sure to improve. Vidya Balan has gone against the tide with remarkable success considering the genres of films she dabbles in.



  • Lol. .bollywood movies are mainly dominated by male superstar.
    Hats off to vidya,kareena and priyanka that they are doing woman centric movie and make them successful.
    Now deepika is a girl who has talent and beauty as well.
    Anuska is the only reason of band baja barat success.

  • And kat is the most ovarrated actress in the acting skill,expression less dilog delivery,but still is being overrated.looks isnt the only thing to praise one.
    At sonakshi can act (ex.lootera)

  • Katrina Kaif is far ahead of others if hit or success perc. Is taken in to consideration. But performance is the only critirea which make any actor on top. I think there is a turning point in every top actress career
    Katrina kaif – Namastey london
    Kareena kapoor – jab we met
    Priyanka chopra – fashion and Dostana
    Deepika padukone – YJHD and Chennai Express
    Vidhya balan – Dirty picture
    Sridevi – English Vinglish
    These are the films in which these actresses clicked with the audience. Kareena had bodyguard, 3 idiots etc but she didnt clicked with the audience like she did with Jab we met so her star power didnt grown. In another case, Salman clicked with audience in films such as Wanted and Dabangg after that his star power didnt rise up therefore Ranbir able to beat Dabangg 2 record. Salman came up with Dabangg 2 with 4 blockbuster behind still could not stop Ranbir film beating Salman’s Dabangg 2. In short Salman is getting huge audience now also is only due to wanted and Dabangg goodwil and wom

  • @nipun. Everyone feels that Katrina Kaif is a bad actress and no body rated her high then how can she be over rated actress?

  • Hats off to Sonakshi to even mark in male centric films unlike Asin or Deepika.

    Her performance in Lootera was best in recent years.

    Also well done to Kareena and Priyanka for being at top despite lesser hits

  • In Indian cinema, unlike male actors, female actresses cannot be properly judged by box office numbers. Box office in India is driven by male actors. Very rarely, a female lead film will do well like Kahaani and The Dirty Picture. So actresses success rate depends solely on the male actors they act with. Katrina Kaif is no actress, just a glam doll. She may be a good model but certainly not a good actress. Her success rate is only thanks to films with Salman, SRK, Akshay. I still don’t know why that buffalo Sonakshi Sinha is still getting films. Deepika, Vidya, Anushka, Priyanka are way better than Katrina, Sonakshi, Sonam.

    • stop body shaming….. grow up dude……judge on the basis of their work not on the basis of the shape of their body

  • Sorry indicine this asin, kaitrina,sonakshi didnt deserve these rankings On my point of view Rankings:
    1.Anushka sharma-full of talent.
    2.Deepika padukone-2 Blockbusters,1 all time blockbuster.
    3-Priyanka chopra-she deserves.
    4-Vidya balan-talentfull but not so beautifull thats why 4th.
    5-Kaitrina kaif-Beautifull but talentless.
    6-Kareena-Overattitude thats why 6th.
    7-Sonam-Taletfull But after 1-2 years position will increase.
    8-Asin thotumukkal-lots of hits but not her own stardom just lucky to get chances with Big actors like sallu,amir,ajay,akki.
    9-sonakshi sinha- bafallow oops.
    10-Preeniti chopra-rising star. Thats it thanks.

  • Stop calling sonakshi buffalo.
    She is a nice actress.go and watch was a finest made me cry.
    And she has a preity face though she should lose weights.
    Plus,she can dance.go and watch go govinda.

  • Kat Number 1? She is a lucky mascot thats all, in terms of acting she is below average. @Indicine – can u please confirm Krrish budget was 35 – 40 crore approx and made 68 crores approx How can this be a blockbuster then?

  • Kajol, Rani, Karena, DP, Vidya, Asin & Anushka are the only females who get strong roles in the movies just like their lead actors others are just 4 the decoration :D

  • Hypocracy at its best. When ranking is about male star then box office matter whether he is good actor or not. But same time its come to female ranking all star fans want it should judge
    by talent double standard. It is difficult to digest others success. Though I don’t like Katrina but agree that she is head and shoulder above all.
    Apkgk, newyork, mere brother ki Dulhan worked solely because of Kat’s star power

  • Overall katrina has more hits but Deepika is the current no.1 star like wise if we take last 5 films Salman khan tops but the current no.1 star is Sharukh khan but if we take overall films then Sharukh khan lead by huge distance. This is what I tried to explain in other article

  • @sameer:whatever u can say again sonakshi,that willn’t harm me because i favour PC and DP.but sona is also a good actress.

  • Talent & Upcoming Projects wise:
    1. Deepkia
    2. Anushka
    3. Priyanka
    4. Katrina
    5. Kareena

    1. Alia Bhatt
    2. Sharadha Kapoor

    Though my most favorite is Kareena but her choice of movies and luck didnot click as much as she deserves. Her gr8 loss was Ram Leela

  • Bebo all the way… ;-)

    In recent times then it was Kajol who took over where Madhuri left off whom subsequently took the baton from Hema ji and took it to new heights. Modern actresses unfortunately cannot live with the Top Male stars in movies like Madhuri did with Anil Kapoor in Beta as an example. This is mostly because scripts are largely written for the Top Male Stars but where there is great scope for todays heroines to shine bright like Kat in JTHJ or Kareena in Bodyguard then somehow they…! :-(

    No doubt had Madhuri or Kajol essayed these roles then their performance would have been considerably better.

    PS watch out for Shraddha Kapoor- I despise Shakti Kapoor as much as ‘being xzone fan’ or ‘geewan’ but cant believe someone so inherently evil could produce something so magnificently beautiful…! :-)

  • sonakshi signed all masala films with big stars, that’s why she is in there… otherwise she has zero acting skills. She isnt eligible to be in this list

  • I most definitely watch a movie when Katrina is acting – can’t wait to watch her forthcoming movies. She is the undisputed number one actress.

  • Asin’s contribution for ghajini inspite of a debutant is more. Her character was the soul of the movie unlike other actresses who are in this list except for Vidhya. Her roles in Ready and Khiladi 786 were also kinda good when compared to other actresses films and she was good in london dreams eventhough it didnt click like her other films. She had a decent account of herself in housefull 2 too. The only movie where she was overshadowed by the lead actors was Bol Bachchan but still she made her presence felt with her admirable looks and a good song sequence with Ajay.

    So its really very unfair to say she doesnt deserve credit for the roles she did. Then the same should be said abt other actresses too. All kareena and priyanka did was to star in flop so called women centric films unlike Vidhya Balan who is the real star. If priyanka has barfi, if kareena has jab we met, if deepi has some interesting films in 2013, Asin has ghajini to her credit. Never under estimate her talent. Im sure she is goona be back with a bang in umesh shukla’s Mere Apne.

  • well, what i wanted to say has already been told. jst a fellow salman’s fan love has prevented me 4m escaping this page without commenting..
    @Navin y i play on ur mind so much?? looks i hav been sucesful in doing wat i am here to do- support salman khan. dnt wory i will keep spreading my love 2wards him. bhai rox!!!

  • Kat,DP,Sonakshi,Asin are just work with big stars.Priyanka,Vidya are women centric films like Fashion Kahani Top five
    1Priyanka chopra
    2Vidya balan
    3Kareena kapoor

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