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Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma: Top 10 actresses of 2015

Year 2015 witnessed some striking performances from Bollywood actresses like Deepika Padukone, kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma and many more proving that women are enough to uphold an entire film.

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Year 2015 witnessed some striking performances from Bollywood actresses, many proving that women are enough to uphold an entire film. A transformation has taken place when it comes to the outlook of not just the audiences but also the industry scenario as producers, distributors etc. can now bank on brilliant female performances. It has also increased scope for scripts that are highly content driven and portrays women with more features than just showcasing their sex appeal or dancing skills.

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Anushka Sharma in NH10: Anushka Sharma stunned the audiences with her hard-hitting performance in ‘NH10’, which she not only starred in but also produced. Critics praised her astonishing acting skills in the film where her role and performance both were tight scripted. Playing an urban Mira, who goes for a small vacation with her husband, only to encounter some tragic happenings, making it horrific incident. Anushka’s performance was highly appreciated.

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Deepika Padukone in Piku/Mastani: The actress, who has secured her position on the top last year with triple hits, rocked this year as well. With ‘Piku’ and recently released 'Bajirao Mastani', Deepika proved that she could do more than just play the pretty glam girl. Even though she shared screen space with Bollywood talents like Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan in Piku, Deepika still managed to shine bright. She seamlessly marked a very strong performance and earned more praises from everyone.

In Bajirao Mastani, her role as Mastani has been appreciated by all critics. She plays a warrior onscreen.

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Richa Chadda in Masaan: Richa Chadda proved yet again that she is easily one of the best actresses in Bollywood. Richa wowed audiences with her performance of a young woman ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in tragedy. She is acclaimed for bringing life to her characters giving audiences the feeling like they really exist. By doing ‘Masaan’ Richa made it clear that she is a risk-taker. Her movie also got a standing ovation at the Cannes film Festival this year.

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Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu Returns: After taking the box office by storm with 'Queen', Kangana returned with a bang this year in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ the second installment of her much applauded film ‘Tanu Weds Manu’. Her fans delighted at the double bonanza of her dual role in the film, especially her tomboy role that was truly the highlight of the film. Kangana Ranaut succeeded in being the star of the film despite her superb supporting cast.

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Kalki Koechlin in Margarita with a straw: Kalki’s brilliant performance in ‘Margarita with a straw’ garnered a lot of praise, not only from critics but also from members of the film fraternity and fans. Kalki made a brave choice by taking up the role of a girl with cerebral palsy and sexual identity disorder. The actress maturely got into the skin of her character and portrayed it beautifully onscreen. She led the film and conveyed the difficulties her character faces in the film to the tee. Aamir Khan was also floored by Kalki's performance in the film.

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Angry Indian Goddesses: Pan Nalin’s ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ was praised for its tight script, superb direction and of course the excellent performances by the entire gang of goddesses - Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral. The ladies earned terrific reviews and much appreciation from critics as well as the media. Word of mouth played quite a role in increasing audiences’ eagerness to witness this one of its kind, female film based on the bond of friendship.

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Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’: This newbie got together with Aayushmann Khurrana for the Yash Raj Film that was both substantial and character driven. According to Indian Express review of the film, Bhumi was the star. “The triumph of the film is Sandhya, beautifully played by Bhumi Pednekar, the overweight girl burdened by not just by her size, but by the lingering awareness that love could, heartbreakingly, be out of her reach.

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Kareena Kapoor in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’: The actress has earned the tag of the quintessential bubbly girl. She seems to work well with Salman Khan and whatever they touch together, turns to gold. She played his ladylove in Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, which turned out, well in her favour. This actress knows what she wants and she’s never afraid to get it!

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Konkona Sen Sharma in ‘Talvar’: Though the film touched on a sensitive and yet controversial real-life murder, Konkona Sen Sharma approached her role with maturity that earned her much praise.

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Tabu in ‘Drishyam’: It’s always a treat to see Tabu onscreen and the actress made sure she delivered to the audience just that in ‘Drishyam’. Her role as a strong and severe policewoman investigating her son’s murder, garnered her much praise.