She has won the National Film Award twice and has received six Filmfare Awards. She received the Padma Shri award for the Government of India in 2011. She achieved international recognition for her participation in the American film Life of Pi.
Waheeda Rehman - Indian film actress. She starred in more than 80 films in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil movies. Winner of the Filmfare Awards and the National Film Awards.
Nutan holds the record for five victories in the category of best actress in the Filmfare Awards, which belonged to her for more than 30 years. In 1974 she was awarded the Padma Shri award given by the Government of India. Acknowledged as one of the best actresses in the history of Indian film industry.
4. Vidya Balan
She began her career starring in music videos, television shows and commercials, before making her film debut with the independent Bengali film, Bhalo Theko (2003). Balan received a positive announcement for her first Hindi film, Parineeta (2005).
5. Smita Patil
Smitha Patil was an Indian actress who starred her career in the age of 13. In 1985 she was awarded the fourth most important civilian award of India Padma Sri.
6. Shabana Azmi
She is one of the few actresses who choose their roles in films in Indian cinema. Their interpretations are characterized by their social content and their preparation.
Her actual film debut was in Ek Je Aachhe Kanya in 2000, before that she appeared only sporadically as a child actress. After appearing in a movie by Rituparno Ghosh, she became known to a wide audience for her role in Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) under the direction of her mother.
8. Nandita Das
Nandita Das is an Indian actress and director born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She rose to prominence with movie Fire (1996) directed by Deepa Mehta.
9. Deepti Naval
Deepti Naval's childhood was spent in New York, USA where her father was a teacher at City University. Dipti Naval had a passion for acting and photography as well as acting from childhood.
She was given the honorary title of Malika-e-Tarannum (English: the queen of melody) and was later given the title of her name Malika-e-Adakaari (queen of acting).