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7 Most Underrated Actresses Of Bollywood

This is a list of those bollywood actresses who have worked really hard and given justice to any and every role they've played onscreen, however not getting the recognition and popularity they deserve.

Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar is an Indian film actress who works in the Hindi cinema. She came to prominence after playing the roles of Payal, in the 2011 rom-com film Tanu Weds Manu and Bindiya in the 2013 romantic drama Raanjhanaa. Both films garnered her critical acclaim and two nominations for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Nandita Das

Nandita Das is an Indian film actress and director. As an actress, she is known for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Azhagi and Before The Rains (2007). As a director, she is known for her directorial debut Firaaq (2008), which has won a number of national and international awards. She has been awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her work. Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into the International Women's Forum's hall of fame for her contributions to the arts.

Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta (born 25 September 1977) is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a successful career in Bollywood and Punjabi cinema, but has also appeared in Malayalam and English films. She is noted for playing a wide variety of roles in various film genres, and has established herself as one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema.

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut is an Indian film actress. She has established a career in Bollywood and is the recipient of two National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards in three categories. Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. Determined to build her own career path, she relocated to Delhi at age sixteen, where she briefly became a model. After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, Ranaut made her feature film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She received praise for portraying emotionally intense characters in the dramas Woh Lamhe (2006), Life in a... Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008). For the last of these, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Filmfare Award in the same category.

Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen Sharma is an Indian actress. She is the daughter of filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen. Sharma appears primarily in Indian arthouse and independent films, and her achievements in the genre have established her as one of the leading actresses of contemporary parallel cinema.

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Tabu

Tabu

Tabu (born Tabassum Hashmi on 4 November 1971)[1][2] is an Indian film actress. She has primarily acted in Hindi films, and has also appeared in English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali language films. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and has received six Filmfare Awards, including a record four Critics Award for Best Actress. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011

Richa Chadda

Richa Chadda is an Indian actress. She made her Bollywood debut with the comedy-drama film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008). She was praised for her performance in the 2012 crime films Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and Part 2, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.