by Tyler V

After the success of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, your faithful Chicki editors came to the conclusion that the alternate film universe of Bollywood needed to be explored. After an arduous, withering session of intense research (about 20 minutes total), we comprised a crib sheet of seven filmi foxes for your viewing pleasure. They aren’t listed in any particular order, but they are all hotter than any of the spiciest Indian dishes you have ever had. After you read this, you can say that you learned a little bit about another culture (even though this article is completely devoid of any intellectual substance).

Everyone knows about Freida Pinto by now, so let’s get right to the other seven:

Deepika Padukone


Deepika was born in Denmark, but she’s lived in India all of her life. Even though she debuted in Bollywood recently (2007), she has already starred in several films and won awards for her performances, all at the age of 23. At one point in time, she was actually a championship badminton player–her long legs and height gave her a natural advantage. Long…sexy…legs. Wait, what were we talking about?

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika, whose Hollywood analog may well be Catherine Zeta-Jones, is as well-known for being one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood history as she is for being one of the most tempestous and sexual in India. She had several successful and provocative films between 2002-2005, and she is well-known for her sex scenes. Makes a man want to empty out his Netflix queue–who said foreign film is inexcessible?

Ayesha Takia

Ayesha is another young and rising Bollywood star at the age of 23. She won a best actress award from the Zee Cine Critics for her performance in a film called Dor. Also, a recent study* concluded that she may be so hot that she may contribute heavily to the problem of global warming. Clearly, further studies must be done; however, Ayesha’s Bollywood star should only get brighter and brighter, as she has several new movies in the works.

(*Data compiled by the Chickipedia Institute for Foreign Sexiness Studies)

Amrita Rao

Not surprisingly, Rao began her career in entertainment and general sexiness studies as a model, but made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras in 2002. Let’s take a moment now to remember an integral indicator of any true Bollywood film: kickass dance numbers. After a quick search,  I found this videographic evidence of Amrita’s talents and beauty. American movies don’t have nearly enough glitter or dance numbers. Unless you count Glitter, starring Mariah Carey. Maybe that dearth of shiny particles and wooden acting isn’t such a bad thing.

Priyanka Chopra

The luscious Priyanka may look familiar, even if you aren’t yet a Bollywood expert by the time you reach the end of this article: she is an internationally renowned beauty. She is so well-known around the world, in fact, that she was named…well, Ms. World. You have to really be in the upper echelon of Bollywood royalty to take on such a planetary mantle. I don’t mean "mantle" as in the layer of superheated material beneath the earth’s crust, though. I just mean….ah, never mind, just admire the fantastic beauty of Priyanka.

In fact, forget my meager text. Just check out the rest of these Bollywood beauties.

Sherlyn Chopra

Sangeeta Ghosh

Rani Mukherjee