Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines

Updated: October 21, 2012 10:23 IST

On Yash Chopra's 80th birthday, here is a look at the top 10 heroines in his films.

Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Katrina Kaif (Jab Tak Hai Jaan): Katrina Kaif is the newest Yash Chopra muse as she plays Shah Rukh Khan's love interest in Yash Chopra's directorial comeback, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She looks impressive in the trailer, but we'll have to wait a while to see if she can bring the ideal Yash Chopra heroine back to the silver screen.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Rekha (Silsila):Silsila, which was thought to imitate the alleged real life Amitabh-Rekha-Jaya triangle, portrayed Rekha as the beautiful other woman.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Sridevi (Chandni, Lamhe): Yash Chopra has given Sridevi two of the best films in her career. Sridevi's performance as the titular character in 1989 Chandni and her double role in 1991 Lamhe won many hearts making her one of the top actresses of the late 80s and early 90s.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Madhuri Dixit (Dil Toh Pagal Hai): Madhuri Dixit's endearing performance as Pooja and graceful dance moves in Dil Toh Pagal Hai makes her one of the director's most memorable heroines.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Rakhee (Kabhie Kabhie): Rakhee has been a Yash Chopra favourite as he cast the actress in films like Daag, Joshila, Trishul and Kaala Pathhar. But it was in the 1976 movie, Kabhi Kabhie that Rakhee's serene beauty coupled with a powerful performance stood out the most among all her previous roles.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Parveen Babi (Deewar): In 1975's Deewar, Yash Chopra reconstructed and represented a new modern woman with Parveen Babi's bold character Anita. Anita broke every unwritten rule for Bollywood heroines. She smoked, she drank and ventured into what used to earlier be the preserve of the filmy vamps. A scene from the film featuring Parveen Babi lying in bed with Amitabh Bachchan, smoking a cigarette, created ripples. Her role in Deewar was instrumental in helping Parveen Babi make the cover of Time magazine, the first Indian actor to do so.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Karisma Kapur (Dil Toh Pagal Hai): Karisma Kapur's role as the stylish and modern Nisha was reminiscent of Parveen Babi's ground-breaking role in Deewar.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Preity Zinta (Veer Zaara): Preity Zinta portrayed the headstrong, beautiful and independent Zaara in the love saga opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Juhi Chawla (Darr): Juhi Chawla's performance as the beautiful and scared Kiran stalked by an obsessive lover was one of her most memorable, and a stunning departure from the usual bubbly, girl-next-door roles she was cast in.
Top 10 Yash Chopra heroines
Neetu Singh (Kabhi Kabhie, Kaala Patthar): Neetu Singh's effervescent charm was used as a foil to the stately graces of older actress, most notably Rakhee.

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