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Getting a good role in an A-grade film is not easy and getting the lead role is next to impossible if you are not from a filmy background. Contacts in film industry are crucial for newcomers otherwise their chances to succeed are always feeble. But there is a whole creed of actors and actresses who are not from film industry yet are doing much more than just good. This creed knows how to present itself, they are always confident in front of camera and most importantly they always look good. These people have started their career from ramp and have made their way to millions of hearts now. This creed does not come from a filmy background but from a modeling one.

Bipasha Basu- This 33 year old dusky beauty began her modeling career at the age of 17. She was one of the most successful models and had given her appearance in over 40 magazine covers. Bipasha Basu made her debut in the film industry in 2001 through the movie Ajnabee for which she won Filmfare Award for Best Female actress. But she became a star after Vikram Bhatt’s thriller, Raaz. Till now she has done more than 50 Bollywood movies.

Anushka Sharma- Anushka Sharma started her modeling career in the year 2006 and in 2007 she was picked to be Wendell Rodricks’s final model for Spring Summer ’07 Collection. She had also campaigned for many brands during this time. But she came into lime light when in 2008 she got the lead role with the King of the Bollywood industry, Shahrukh Khan. In these four years of her filmy career he has done five big budget movies and three more are in pipeline.

Katrina Kaif- Katrina Kaif is a British citizen and is working in India on an employment visa. She is 27 now and had started her modeling career in very early age of her life. She started doing campaigns in London at the age of fourteen and had even cat walked in the London Fashion Week. While she was still modeling she appeared in an Indian movie “Boom” in 2003. After this, in 2004 she moved to Mumbai and continued her modeling career here. In the year 2005, she got her first lead role in the movie “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya” and also appeared in another movie “Sarkar”. Since then she has got roles in more the 25 Indian movies. She is today counted as one of the most successful actresses of Bollywood industry.

Deepika Padukone- Deepika Padukone is again a successful Indian actress who is a former model as well. She is daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone. Since her college years she is walking on the ramp .She has also modeled for many brands and was chosen for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006. Before appearing in movies she appeared in a musical album. Her first movie was a Kannada one, named Aishwarya (2006) and she featured with Shahrukh Khan in her first Bollywood movie “Om Shanti Om” in 2007. She has done more than 20 Indian movies till now.

There are few more models that are doing well in Bollywood like Mugdha Godse, Malaika Arora Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez etc. To know more about models who have turned actresses buy Bollywood images, News Images and content related to this topic.

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