“A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” – George Meredith
These women are the perfect combination of wit, brain and beauty. That’s why they are part of our list of “Top 10 Most Beautiful Indian Women of All Time”.
1. Maharani Gayatri Devi
Well carved out, exquisite features, and big lotus eyes! Rajmata of Jaipur- Maharani Gayatri Devi was really the epitome of beauty. Due to her classical gorgeousness, she became a fashion icon in her adulthood. Vogue Magazine had once included her in the list of “The 10 Most Beautiful Women of the World.” She was a good Polo player and an excellent rider.
Professed as the “Venus of the Indian Screen”, Madhu Bala was an ultimate beauty. Luminous perfection on the face and million-dollar smile of the yesteryear actress made it difficult for several co-actors, to take their eyes off her. B.K. Karanjia, a well known journalist remarked about her beauty, “None of her published photographs did full justice to her quite extraordinary beauty.”
The lines “In aankhon ki masti ke mastane hazaron hain” still suit to Bollywood’s eternal glamour queen, Rekha. With her sensuous dancing moves and sizzling persona, she has been the heartthrob of millions. She is 58 but still this ageless beauty is inimitable.
4. Aishwarya Rai
Stunningly gorgeous Aishwarya Rai is cited as the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World”. Aish won the Miss India and Miss World pageants, 1994. Due to her enchanting grey-blue eyes and perfect skin tone, she is the favourite of several Indians and people around the globe.
5. Madhuri Dixit
She has touched the maturity of motherhood and is running at 40s, but no change has been noticed in Madhuri Dixit’s beauty. Her prettiness and charm still exists as it was 10-15 years before. In her recent item number “Ghagra” (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), she looks breathtakingly graceful.
6. Priyanka Gandhi Vadera
Be it the crisp shirt and trouser, or chic cotton sari, the most glamorous female politician- Priyanka Gandhi Vadera carries each of her look very elegantly and gracefully. Several fashionistas have admired Priyanka’s simple yet impeccable and classy style sense.
7. Mini Menon
When she talks, the world listens! She kept us informed about financial and business news around the globe. Well readers, I am talking about Mini Menon who is a renowned name in the field of journalism. She is the executive editor at Bloomberg UTV. Mini is the winner of Femina Miss India, 1996. Instead of opting for a glamorous career in Bollywood, this beauty selected journalism as her career.
8. Sania Mirza
Besides being known for her excellent performances in the game of tennis, Sania Mirza is also popular for her attitude and gorgeous looks. Though her dressing style has led her to controversies, but her charismatic beauty has made several designers (Simi Chandok, Rocky S and Rohit Bal) approach her, for walking on the ramp for them.
9. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen has given the sensuous and glamorous feel to conventional Indian saris, through her movies. She is the 1st woman from India, to win the crown of Miss Universe. Several young girls admire her for her sparkling eyes, svelte figure, million-dollar smile, and drop-dead gorgeous looks. The way she carries herself with elegance and right panache is really awesome.
10. Nita Ambani
Neeta is a business woman and is associated with several philanthropic activities in the fields of disaster relief, human resources and education. She is simply beautiful, down-to-earth and elegant. Despite being very busy, she managed to take time for her and reduced her weight from 85 kgs to 57 kgs!
11. Arundhati Roy
The Booker Prize winner and writer of “The God of Small Things”, Arundhati Roy is the perfect combination of wisdom, wit, and beauty. People magazine named her in the list of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.”
12. Shreya Ghoshal
“Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai”….Really there is magic, not only in her voice but also in her looks. Shreya got umpteen praises for her music and classic beauty. She is a gorgeous diva with spellbinding and charismatic persona.
13. Deepika Padukone
Cute dimples, nice doe eyes, toned body, and decent hair…all these features make Deepika Padukone the favourite of many. Recently, People magazine featured Deepika on the cover of its latest edition. She has also been announced as “The Most Desirable” actress by Bombay Times.
14. Hema Malini
Dream Girl ‘Hema Malini’ was the queen of the box-office of seventies. She looks as young as 30-35 years before. Her flawless skin and dazzling smile are still stunning.
15. Drashti Dhami
You have seen this cute actress playing the role of Geet in the television serial “Geet Hui Sabse Parai”. Currently, she is seen as Madhubala in “Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon”. She appears quite awesome with her innocent looks.