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In the world of Hindi-language cinema, Marathi actresses have a significant presence. They are often cast in roles that require a lot of emotion and realism, making them perfect for movies like Dangal and Baahubali. To find out more about these actresses and their work, we reached out to some of the leading names in the industry. Read on to learn about their thoughts on the state of Marathi cinema, as well as their favorite Marathi actresses.
Shruti Haasan is one of the most successful and influential actresses of Marathi cinema. She started her acting career in 1999 with a leading role in the film “Aag”. Her performance received critical acclaim and she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in the film. She has since starred in several successful films, including “Katha” (2003), “Bombay Velvet” (2010) and “Maan Love” (2015). In addition to her acting career, Haasan is also a music composer and has released several albums. She has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film Actress for her work in “Aarakshan” (2007) and the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for her album “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” (2011).
Actress Alia Bhatt has established herself as one of the most in-demand actresses in Marathi cinema. She made her debut in 2006 with Aa Gaya Hero and went on to appear in a number of hit Marathi films, including Maine Pyar Kiya (2008), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (2011), and Taare Zameen Par (2015). Her performances have won her critical acclaim, and she has been nominated for several awards, including the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful and popular actresses in Bollywood. She started her career in films with roles in Gujarat, followed by National Award-winning performances in films such as Raju Gari Gadhi (2003) and Company (2006). In 2008, she appeared in the commercially successful romantic comedy film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which established her as a leading actress in Hindi cinema.
Padukone has since appeared in several critically acclaimed films, including the dramas Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints?, both of which received multiple accolades; the action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, for which she received her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress; and the period romance Lion, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Padukone has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.
Preity Zinta is an actress from Maharashtra, India. She has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over 20 years and has starred in some of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood history. Her career has spanned across several genres, including romantic dramas, action thrillers and family comedies. Her most popular roles have been in films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2003) and Chennai Express (2013). Preity has won several awards throughout her career, including two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress – Telugu (2001) and Hindi (2007), as well as a National Award for Best Actress – Special Mention (2003). She is also a member of the Indian Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.
Tamannaah Bhatia is one of the rising stars in Marathi cinema. She made her debut in 2006 with a supporting role in “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”. Since then, she has starred in several successful films, including “Hero” (2014), “Raees” (2015), and “Sanju” (2017). Her performance in “Hero” was praised by critics, who called her the best newcomer of the year. Tamannaah is also a singer, having released two albums: “Tumse Hi” (2012) and “Tera Mera Saathiya” (2015).