Top 10 Underrated Female Struggling Actresses In Bollywood

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There is no argument that the nepotism are in Bollywood. Though some use nepotism or favoritism, while some paved their way across this, who are all outsiders and are still struggling to get proper recognition from the industry. The Bollywood which create crores by making films on real-life stories but common people or outsiders does not even give opportunities. Relatives or close one get opportunities in the nepotism, which relates to the favoritism. Most of these are far better than most of the other products of nepotism. Here we will look at the top 10 female actresses who are really talented, had a hard time entering in Bollywood industry, and are having a tough time surviving in this industry as well. There are also many actors who are struggling. Top 10 Underrated Male Struggling Actors in Bollywood These actors or actresses are skilled but their work is usually not too much appreciated neither by us as the audience.

1. Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte is one of the most versatile actresses in the Bollywood industry. She is working in the industry since 2003, married a London-based musician Benedict Taylor in the year 2012, & studied at Fergusson College, Pune. She started acting in a theatre first. In 2005 she got his first but a brief role in the movie ‘Vaah! Life Ho To Aise!’. Radhika worked in films of different languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam. She starred in multiple feature films, short films, Theatre, web series, or many more. She also  received many awards & was nominated for many as well but still she is struggling!

  • No. of movies: 37+movies
  • First movie: Life Ho Toh Aisi!
  • Age: 35 years.

2. Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan started out with the TV show Hum Paanch but was getting cast mainly for advertisements. She had tough luck in the movie industry down south where a stalled project with superstar Mohanlal led to her exit from 12 more movies. She later credited Pradeep Sarkar for casting her in the music videos of Euphoria & in the movie Parineeta which even won her awards for best debut. She did a string of flops but came back with a bang only with Paa, Ishqiya &The Dirty Picture.

  • No. of movies: 39+movies
  • First movie: Bhalo theko
  • Age: 42years.

3. Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana proudly wears the badge of being an outsider who made a big fame in Bollywood.  She also known as queen of bollywood. This girl from Himachal who made a sensational debut with the Bhatt production Gangster. After this, she was handed a bunch of neurotic roles in movies like Raaz: The Mystery Continues, Krish 3 or even forgettable duds like Vaada Raha. But Kangana bounced back with strong roles in Queen & Tanu Weds Manu Returns, turned heads at Cannes, became a top fashionista, struggled through scrutiny of her controversial relationships and still continues to reign Bollywood.

  • No. of movies: 37+movies
  • First movie: Gangster
  • Age: 33 years.

4. Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone

Her real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, was born on 13th May 198. She is a model, actress and a former adult actress, starting her mainstream career in 2011. She is Indian by origin & mainly famous amongst Indians way before starting a career at Bollywood. Sunny married with Daniel Webber in the year 2011. She is a writer & activist as well. Sunny Leone is widely known for his work in Big Boss 5 (TV Show), ‘Jism 2’ (2012), ‘Ragini MMS 2’ (2014), ‘Ek Peheli Leela’ (2015), and ‘Splitsvilla’ (TV Show). She also danced in many famous item songs of Bollywood which featured in the movies as well.

  • No. of movies: 33+movies
  • First movie: Jism 2
  • Age: 39years.

5. Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin made her presence felt way too many times for us to ignore what a powerful force she is in the film industry. She deserves to be on our movie & TV screens 24×7 and we’re not even exaggerating!

  • No. of movies: 21+movies
  • First movie: Dev.D
  • Age: 37years.

6. Tabu- Tabassum Fatima Hashmi


Her full name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi , was born on 4th November 1971. She is from the Azmi family but does not have any nearly immediate relatives in the Bollywood industry; hence she is not a product of nepotism at all. She won a Padma Shri in 2011. Tabu also worked in Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali movies and has also worked with American productions. Her first lead role was in the Telugu film ‘Coolie no. 1’ (1991). She was also involved in the Blackbuck Hunting Controversy.

  • No. of movies: 78+movies
  • First movie: Hum Naujawan
  • Age: 50years.

7. Amrita Puri


Amrita Puri also won the “Stardust Award’ for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ for ‘Aisha’ in the year 2010. The Kai Po Che! & Aisha star is an effortless actor when it comes to her body language and acting.

  • No. of movies: 8+movies
  • First movie: Aisha
  • Age: 37years

8.  Sayani Gupta


The Bong powerhouse of acting is simply flawless period. She is rising up the Bollywood ranks pretty fast! We want her to make her presence felt in the industry!

  • No. of movies: 16+movies
  • First movie: Second Marriage Dot Com.
  • Age: 35years.

9. Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar

Swara got highly recognized & appreciated for her glamour and acting in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ (2011). She was later also admired for her roles in ‘Ranjhana’ (2013), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and for ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ (2015). All these were the most famous & the highest-grossing films of their respective years. Her role was remarkable in the movies’ Nil Battey Sannaata’ (2016), and Anaarkali of Aarah (2017). Swara Bhaskar also won the ‘Screen Award’ for ‘Best Actress (Critics).’

  • No. of movies: 13+movies
  • First movie: Madholal Keep Walking
  • Age: 32years.

10. Shweta Tripathi

shewta tripati

Shweta Tripathi started her career as a production assistant and an associate director. She is working in Bollywood since 2009. Shweta completed her education from the National Institute of Fashion Technology. She is an actor and as well as a rapper. She did many add commercials and also did some movies, most of which were either short movies or Netflix Productions.

  • No. of movies: 6+movies
  • First movie: Kya mast hai life
  • Age: 35years.

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