While the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Koimoi highlights Hindi Cinema’s strong and iconic female characters played by our beautiful and talented actresses.

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Nargis – Mother India (1957)

Nargis in a still from movie 'Mother India (1957)'
Nargis in a still from movie ‘Mother India (1957)’

Meena Kumari – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

Meena Kumari in a still from movie 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)'
Meena Kumari in a still from movie ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)’

Nutan – Bandini (1963)

Nutan in a still from movie 'Bandini (1963)'
Nutan in a still from movie ‘Bandini (1963)’

Mala Sinha – Dhool Ka Phool (1959)

Mala Sinha in a still from movie 'Dhool Ka Phool (1959)'
Mala Sinha in a still from movie ‘Dhool Ka Phool (1959)’

Madhubala – Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

Madhubala in a still from movie 'Mughal-e-Azam (1960)'
Madhubala in a still from movie ‘Mughal-e-Azam (1960)’

Sharmila Tagore – Amar Prem (1972)

Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore

Rekha – Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)

Rekha in a still from movie 'Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)'
Rekha in a still from movie ‘Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)’

Sridevi – ChaalBaaz (1989)

Sridevi in a still from movie 'ChaalBaaz (1989)'
Sridevi in a still from movie ‘ChaalBaaz (1989)’

Mumtaz – Khilona (1970)

Mumtaz in a still from movie 'Khilona (1970)'
Mumtaz in a still from movie ‘Khilona (1970)’

Waheeda Rehman – Guide (1965)

Waheeda Rehman in a still from movie 'Guide (1965)'
Waheeda Rehman in a still from movie ‘Guide (1965)’

Shabana Azmi – Arth (1982)

Shabana Azmi in a still from movie 'Arth (1982)'
Shabana Azmi in a still from movie ‘Arth (1982)’

Hema Malini – Dream Girl (1977)

Hema Malini in a still from movie 'Dream Girl (1977)'
Hema Malini in a still from movie ‘Dream Girl (1977)’

Madhuri Dixit – Mrityudand (1997)

Madhuri Dixit in a still from movie 'Mrityudand (1997)'
Madhuri Dixit in a still from movie ‘Mrityudand (1997)’

Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Aishwarya Rai in a still from movie 'Jodhaa Akbar (2008)'
Aishwarya Rai in a still from movie ‘Jodhaa Akbar (2008)’

Rani Mukerji – Black (2005)

Rani Mukerji in a still from movie 'Black (2005)'
Rani Mukerji in a still from movie ‘Black (2005)’

Vidya Balan – Kahaani (2012)

Vidya Balan in a still from movie 'Kahaani (2012)'
Vidya Balan in a still from movie ‘Kahaani (2012)’

Priyanka Chopra – Fashion (2008)

Priyanka Chopra in a still from movie 'Fashion (2008)'
Priyanka Chopra in a still from movie ‘Fashion (2008)’

Smita Patil – Ardh Satya (1983)

Smita Patil in a still from movie 'Ardh Satya (1983)'
Smita Patil in a still from movie ‘Ardh Satya (1983)’

Kangana Ranaut – Queen (2014)

Kangana Ranaut in a still from movie 'Queen (2014)'
Kangana Ranaut in a still from movie ‘Queen (2014)’

Kajol – Dushman (1998)

Kajol and Sanjay Dutt in a still from Dushmann
Kajol and Sanjay Dutt in a still from Dushmann

Rani Mukerji – Mardaani (2014)

Rani Mukerji in a still from Mardaani
Rani Mukerji in a still from Mardaani

Sonam Kapoor – Neerja (2016)

Sonam Kapoor in a still from Neerja
Sonam Kapoor in a still from Neerja

Priyanka Chopra – Jai Gangaajal (2016)

Priyanka Chopra in a still from Jai Gangaajal
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Jai Gangaajal

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