Vidya, Katrina, Kareena, Priyanka, Sridevi, Deepika or Parineeti: Who stood out as the Best Actress of 2012?

From Madhubala to Rekha and Kajol to Vidya Balan, actresses have redefined and reorganized the entire strategy with which the Bollywood notions work. But then ruling actresses from times immemorial have been testimony and structured reasons for any heavyweight film’s successes.

In a year filled with some oh-so-brilliant performances, be it the scintillating Kahaani or the high on verve Cocktail and the lovingly scandalous Heroine, our pick for the season is up for grabs. Have a check!

Vidya Balan for Kahaani

Vidya Balan in a still from Kahaani Movie

Vidya Balan in a still from Kahaani Movie

The new Big B in the tinsel town, Miss Balan has been setting some records straight for the past three years, grabbing almost all awards. The most bankable actress in B-town today, Vidya Balan marveled as Vidya Bagchi, a wife on a relentless search for her missing husband in Sujoy Ghosh’s beautifully written Kahaani. Vidya, the actress scored milestones with this flick that boasted of a gripping narrative and some brilliant performances.

Deepika Padukone for Cocktail

Deepika Padukone in a still from Cocktail Movie

Deepika Padukone in a still from Cocktail Movie

Stylish, trendy and in vogue, our lovely Khuda Jaane lady moved away from her showpiece theorems and showed the hidden actress inside her. Deepika Padukone excelled as Veronica in the film Cocktail, which is definitely the biggest turning point in the leggy diva’s career graph! She agrees, we agree too!

Parineeti Chopra for Ishaqzaade

Parineeti Chopra in a still from Ishaqzaade Movie

Parineeti Chopra in a still from Ishaqzaade Movie

A chulbuli and effervescently volatile actress in the maiden Bolly venture and then an entire drift apart to a feisty and fiery Zoya in Ishaqzaade, Parineeti Chopra the versatile performer shot to instant fame, with more audience connect as she donned the two different roles with equal aplomb. While LVRB got her all debut awards last year, Ishaqzaade triggered her to the powerful list of A grade actresses, merely with her second film!

Katrina Kaif for Ek Tha Tiger

Katrina Kaif in a still from Ek Tha Tiger Movie

Katrina Kaif in a still from Ek Tha Tiger Movie

Kabir Khan, the maverick brought out India’s best action superstar actress to the fore in the form of our Mashallah Katrina Kaif who delved into the better versions of emoting on screen with Ek Tha Tiger and made sure her action sequences come just perfect. For an actress who is hardly applauded for her performance, ETT was a nice changeover.

Priyanka Chopra for Barfi!

Priyanka Chopra in a still from Barfi! Movie

Priyanka Chopra in a still from Barfi! Movie

In an obvious male centered film, making a mark isn’t a cakewalk for the actress. But our sweet and adorable Jhilmil Chatterjee from Barfi! made it possible and how. Playing the role of an autistic girl with assumed conviction, Priyanka Chopra won hearts. Essaying all the elements of emotions with equal ease and earnestness, Priyanka is definitely a strong contender for the throne this year. When she twitched the small finger into her beloved’s one, we tried doing the same.

Kareena Kapoor for Heroine

Kareena Kapoor in a still from Heroine Movie

Kareena Kapoor in a still from Heroine Movie

Madhur Bhandarkar’s gamble on Bollywood, revealing the nitty-gritties of its core, emphasizing on the relations prevalent in the industry was quite a bore but what saved the ship from sinking completely was a brilliant act by Mahi Aroa aka our lovely Bebo. Kareena Kapoor made Mahi, the Heroine look absolutely natural and evoked equal amount of rage, anger, brashness, sympathy and equal empathy with the course of the protagonist’s life.

Sridevi for English Vinglish

Sridevi in a still from English Vinglish Movie

Sridevi in a still from English Vinglish Movie

Living almost as a recluse in a world where her contemporaries were making comebacks, some good and some too dull, Sridevi took time to make an astounding comeback of sorts, one with an immensely refreshing plot in English Vinglish. Sridevi’s comeback vehicle was more elegant than sexy, and Gauri Shinde assured the presence of a Shashi in most middle class Indian housewives. The queen of expressions bamboozled us with her magical maneuvers, and we were awed by her terrific screen presence. Sridevi, even in a light blue ordinary sari can still make wonders!

Katrina Kaif for Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Katrina Kaif in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie

Katrina Kaif in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie

She came running in an exquisite orange ghagra choli, dolled up with a lovely red fur coat around her, and we knew what we were going to witness. Staging the throne as the leading lady of the last Yash Chopra directorial venture, Katrina Kaif rose to pinnacles in her career, making all her dreams come true with Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The genius instilled within Mr. Chopra was enough to drive and flesh out the best from Katrina as Meera. Her emotions surpassed all her previous encounters and she stood out in an arena ruled by King Khan.

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12 Comments

  • puja
    12 months ago | Reply

    kaitrina or sirf kaitrina

  • NAUSHAD ANSARI
    1 year ago | Reply

    KAREENA KAPOOR ONLY FOR

  • kishor kulkarni
    1 year ago | Reply

    This parking is only reserved for SHREEDEVI…. so sorry to others…..

  • dilip
    1 year ago | Reply

    Deepika lloking nice

  • Ram Chnd
    1 year ago | Reply

    Vidya Balan, Shridevi & Priyanka all three have given best performance last year

  • Neha
    1 year ago | Reply

    sridevi and only her

  • Vinod Agrawal
    1 year ago | Reply

    When Sridevi is around, others don’t stand a chance! So the winner has to be SRIDEVI for English Vinglish.

  • Mark Davidson
    1 year ago | Reply

    Sridevi is terrific. All the others are way below her

  • Amol Ambekar
    1 year ago | Reply

    Its SRIDEVI!! Bt there are many lobbies to grab the best actress award for their respective actresses!

  • Josh
    1 year ago | Reply

    Can’t believe Katrina is in this list. She’s got much to learn. She’s only eye-candy in movies and can’t even act.

    Kareena has some kind of ego in her attitude. Vidya, Priyanka and Sridevi give honest performances, they are simply awesome. They do not need awards to prove their versatility.

    • Mohit
      1 year ago | Reply

      totally agreed !!

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