‘Beauty maketh a woman’ is a catch phrase that the nation’s been all ears to for the past few decades. The sensation had to follow, given the different couture and innovative trends that bombarded Bollywood movies in the early ‘90s. While Sharmila Tagore and Zeenat Aman revolutionized the Hindi cinema arena with their sensual maneuvers at a time when boldness was a sin, Rekha brought in a cutting edge of sorts with the metamorphosis that she underwent in her formative years. Known to be one of the elegant Goddesses of the tinsel town, Rekha has wowed the audience with her enticing moves and bedazzling aura. Up came the ‘90s and what followed was an Era of the yellow saris, the lehenga-cholis and a shift from the usual bell bottoms to the casual jeans.
But makeover and fashion became a phenomenon nationwide with the outbreak of the new Millenium. Starlets and new entrants from Gen-X basked in all the cine glitz and glamour with uber cool attitude and chic fashion quotient. Modernized dresses, exciting cuts and new age sarees were in store. The buzz created was mammoth, the ambience- majestic!
In this special list, we raise a toast to all the women in the industry who has made a mark in the industry with their style quotient and changed the entire scenario of the filmi world!
The Saawariya star, daughter to jhakaas actor Anil Kapoor is one big fashionista. An actor who takes away most of the cake for her exuberant public appearances, something that brought her recognition and catapulted her to super stardom, Sonam is a style icon today. When acting could not boost this B-town fashion queen’s career, her creative sense of styling, noteworthy magazine covers and eye catching public appearances weaved the magic trick around for her almost sinking filmi career.
Belonging to a legion of legacy, the industry’s first family, Kareena took the right baby steps for entering the industry. And voila her baby steps soon transformed into gallops when she leaped into the A-list of actors in no time! An actress who is much more famous for her acting prowess, Kareena Kapoor grabs quite many eyeballs with her elegant sense of styling. Initially a plump kid, she created ripples all over the country by bringing in a format lesser known to the mass Media: the size zero phenomenon! Tagged as the gorgeous beauty of the tinsel town, Bebo is known to carry off almost everything with pure conviction. After all Chammak Challo would have just been another chartbuster had Kareena not adorned that creatively draped boisterous red saree by Manish Malhotra.
If you twitch the proverb ‘Beauty with Brains’ and make it ‘Beauty with Intellect’, what comes out to the world is a brief definition of the consort battleship that Katrina Kaif is all about. While many might ponder over the fact that it was easy for to get through, courtesy a superstar boyfriend, others would have to accept the fact that she is much of a self made woman. And a fashionable diva too! Bedazzling the audience with her natural beauty coupled with some oh-so-sexy dresses in her latest flick, Katrina proved one thing with a bang: she can carry off anything, from a burqa to an LBD with élan!
While our lovely leggy model clinched the beauty pageant much due to her intellince and creativity, her sense of imagination is minute when it comes to designing her wardrobe too! The bubbly and spunky actress, who got the much needed recognition with the breath-taking ‘Fashion’ set new standards in the fashion industry with her gorgeous looks that made the nation drool over her. Since then, there has been no looking back and today, she is counted as one of the most genteel yet swank star!
This tinsel town beauty is one Boho chic! Everything she adorns: from the Anarkali kurtas and rakish sarees to elegant gowns or the much simple gangee-denim look, Deepika makes everything look easy and comforting. A trendsetter of sorts, her style quotient has always been on a higher level, than her average acting credentials. While her controversial link-ups with the who’s who of the town keep her in news all the time, her keen sense of fashion and styling makes her a photographer’s delight!
The jumpsuit got a new dimension to it after the bubbly and vivaciously stunning Anushka wore it for a popular magazine photo shoot. Childlike and chirpy, Anushka’s innocence is what infuses life into the ambience when she’s around! Some people say she suffers from anorexia, but we can just say one thing, be it anorexia or whatever, Anushka is refreshingly adorable and her cuteness adds up to her candylicious charm! With the jazba of making an ordinary look extraordinary within, she can make everyone go, ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi loot gaya’ on her sex appeal!
This dusky and sultry Bolly diva created ripples around after she made an impactful debut opposite the Khiladi back in the early 200s. From then, what followed was a tumultuous road of ups and downs for her. But the reason she’s made it to our power Fashion list is just because of the grit and perseverance imbibed in her. Touted as the most sensuous Bolly damsel, Bipasha’s fashion artifices have stormed the industry over the last decade. From the sexy diva to the sati savitri, bips have had it rolling for her. Not to forget, she also had the hottest hunk in tow for nine long years! That’s quite a feat!