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18 Bollywood Actresses Who Have Won Smita Patil Memorial Award Till Now

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18 Bollywood Actresses Who Have Won Smita Patil Memorial Award Till Now

The Smita Patil Memorial Award is presented by the Priyadarshini Academy to recognize and felicitate the achievements of an individual in the Indian Film Industry. The NGO bestows this award bi-annually on 19th September to the best contributor. This year, they are presenting this prestigious award to Katrina Kaif. She has been trolled and questioned since then.

Let us have a look at the previous recipients who received the Smita Patil Memorial Award.

1. Priyanka Chopra, 2014

A popular actor and singer, Priyanka Chopra was felicitated for her valuable contribution to the Hindi Cinema.

2. Deepika Padukone, 2012

She is the most stunning and versatile Bollywood actress who has portrayed different characters in her brief career span.

3. Vidya Balan, 2010

Vidya Balan was bestowed with the award for achieving success in a short time. She has given excellent movies like The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Teen, Parinita, Paa, Ishiqiya and No One Killed Jessica.

4. Preity Zinta, 2008

Preity has worked in several movies and has proved how versatile actress she is. Kal Ho Na Ho, Veer Zara, Kya Kehna, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Dil Chahta Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Mission Kashmir and Sangharsh are some of the most promising movies she has worked in.

5. Kareena Kapoor Khan, 2006

Kareena received success in a short span of time. Udta Punjab, Jab We Met, Don, Omkara, and Chameli are some of her best movies till date.

6. Urmila Matondkar, 2004

Matondkar began her career as a child artist in movies like Karm and Masoom. Later she gave massive hits like Satya, Rangeela, Bhoot, Pinjar, Deewangee, Naina, etc.

7. Karishma Kapoor, 2002

She has mostly worked in women-centric movies. She debuted at the age of 17 with Prem Qaidi in 1991.

8. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 2000

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a perfect combination of “Beauty with Brains”. Movies like Guru, Devdas, Sarbjit, Taal, Guzaarish and Jodha Akbar prove her one of the successful actresses in Bollywood.

9. Tabu, 1998

She is the topmost versatile actress of the Indian Film Industry. One can see her versatility in movies like Cheeni Kam, Chandni Bar, Virasat, Maachis, Maqbool, Astitva, Haider, Hu Tu Tu, etc.

10. Madhuri Dixit Nene, 1996

Popularly known as ‘Dhak Dhak Girl’, Madhuri is one of the most celebrated actresses. She has given powerful performances in Khalnayak, Beta, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Anjaam, Saajan, Tezaab, Dil, Lajja, Devdas, Ram Lakhan, etc.

11. Manish Koirala, 1994

Manisha Koirala is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood. Her work in Pardes, Dil Se, 1942: A Love Story, Khamoshi and Bombay are still praised.

12. Meenakshi Sheshadri, 1993

Sheshadri won the Miss India pageant in 1981. She is known for her noteworthy performances in films like Ghayal and Damini.

13. Pooja Bhatt, 1992

Pooja Bhatt is a popular actress and producer. She has many excellent performances to her credit.

14. Dimple Kapadia, 1991

Known as one of the glamorous actresses, Dimple Kapadia debuted from the film Bobby. She has worked in a number of hit movies like Saagar, Rudaali, Ram Lakhan, Janbaaz, Dil Chahta Hai, etc.

15. Sridevi, 1990

The versatile actress began her career as a child artist in the South Indian Film Industry. She played a pivotal role in various blockbuster movies like Chandani, Chaalbaaz, Mr. India, Lamhe, English Vinglish, Sadma, Nagina, Khuda Gawah and the list goes on.

16. Roopa Ganguly, 1989

The most celebrated actress of Bengali Film Industry, Roopa Ganguly played the role of Draupadi in Mahabharata.

17. Deepika Chikhlia, 1988

Deepika is still recognized as Sita, the role she played in Ramayana. She won millions of hearts with her versatility.

18. Tanvi Kiran, 1987

She is a renowned actress and has worked in many popular tele-series and movies. She is still praised for her role in Jeevanrekha.

There are other deserving actresses too…

All these actresses have contributed their heart and soul to the Indian Cinema. There are other actresses too who deserve this award like Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Raveena Tandon and Sushmita Sen.

What do you think guys? Is it fair to felicitate Katrina Kaif before bestowing award to these deserving popular actresses? Share your views with us in the comments section below.


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