Indian cinema and Bollywood has had a certain definition for the leading pair or more commonly the hero and heroine of a movie. Movies in Bollywood have been more hero-centric in the past. However this trend is changing in the recent times. This change is being brought about by specific actresses who have courageously taken up out of the box roles and done justice to them. Here is a list of the top five Bollywood actresses who have changed the game!

1. Kangana Ranaut


From the critically acclaimed Woh Lamhe to the recent Queen, Kangana has always been open to different story line and carried them off pretty well. She is one of the initiators of this change and is looked upon by many for her tremendous acting ability to her transformation in the past 8 years.

2. Parineeti Chopra


Very few people manage to try different genres of acting in a short span of three years, then we have Parineeti Chopra. This hidden talent, spotted by YashRaj, has experimented into a wide range from a bubbly rich girl in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl to a drug addict in Hasee Toh Phasee. Her talent has already won her a national award and we hope her experimenting nature continues bring out the best in her and the industry as well.

3. Deepika Padukone


After a perfect Bollywood debut in a typical role, she was considered to be the lucky one. However it did not take a long time to prove this wrong, with her varied choice of movies from a strong independent girl in Bachna Ae Haseeno, Love Aaj Kal,etc. to the outgoing and crazy veronica in Cocktail. Last year has redefined the whole industry’s perspective towards this dynamic actress.

4. Priyanka Chopra


From a successful Bollywood career to endorsement of international brands and an excellent international debut, this girl has it all. She has the best of both worlds and this does not stop her from experimenting in her choice of movies. Nobody could have carried out the innocent character of Jhilmil better than her and made such an impact. Her upcoming movie, Mary Kom is eagerly awaited by many.

5. Anushka Sharma


This bubbly girl of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi fame has turned quite a few heads by bagging various gem projects into her kitty. From the innocent Tani in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to the head strong Shruti Kakkar in Band Baaja Baraat she has won both the audience and the critics. Her upcoming movies, Bombay Velvet (Anurag Kashyap) and P.K. (Rajkumar Hirani), has already created an air of excitement and eagerness for the actress’ fans.