Top Indian Actress from 1940 to 2009

Top Actress

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Year Actor Major Succeses Notes
2009 Kareena Kapoor Three Idiots Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif dominate. Kareena Kapoor has a mega blockbuster with Three Idiots while Katrina Kaif has a big hit with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and hit with New York. Deepika Padukone comes into top three with Love Aaj Kal. Priyanka Chopra has a moderate hit with Kaminey.
Katrina Kaif Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, New York
Deepika Padukone Love Aaj Kal
2008 Kareena Kapoor Golmaal Returns Kareena Kapoor remains on top and also has a big hit in Golmaal Returns. Katrina Kaif is a mass favourite with huge hits like Singh Is Kinng and Race. Aishwarya Rai has a good hit with Jodhaa Akbar. Priyanka Chopra has an average success in Fashion but the film is heroine orientated and it gives her career a boost after super duds like Drona and Love Story 2050.
Katrina Kaif Singh Is Kinng Race
Aishwarya Rai Jodhaa Akbar
2007 Kareena Kapoor Jab We Met Kareena Kapoor scores big as Jab We Met is a big hit and is the highest paid actress at more than 3 crore. Rani Mukherjee has Ta Ra Rum Pum which does decent business but flops like Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Saawariya dent her position. Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif star in many hits. Deepika Padukone is a star with Om Shanti Om.
Rani Mukherjee Ta Ra Rum Pum
Aishwarya Rai Guru
2006 Rani Mukherjee Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta swap places as earlier it was the latter getting the main lead starring the two but now its the former. Aishwarya Rai scores big with Dhoom 2 while Priyanka Chopra has Krrish and Don. Approx rumeration Aishwarya Rai-1.75 crore Preity Zinta/Rani Mukherjee-1.50 crore Kareena Kapoor/ Priyanka Chopra 1.25 crore
Preity Zinta Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Aishwarya Rai Dhoom 2
2005 Preity Zinta Salaam Namaste The Yashraj heroines Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee have the successes while Kareena Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai remain the highest paid. Priyanka Chopra is the only other heroine making a an impact with moderate successes like Waqt and Barsaat.
Rani Mukherjee Bunty Aur Babli
Kareena Kapoor
2004 Preity Zinta Veer Zaara Veer Zaara is Preity Zinta’s third big grosser in two years. Kareena Kapoor has only Hulchul but is still the highest paid actress. Approx rumeration Kareena Kapoor-1 crore Aishwarya Rai-80 lakhs Preity Zinta-80 lakhs Rani Mukerjee-60 lakhs.
Rani Mukherjee Veer Zaara, Hum Tum
Kareena Kapoor Hulchul
2003 Preity Zinta Koi Mil Gaya, Kal Ho Na Ho Preity Zinta goes to the top with the superhit Koi Mil Gaya and hit Kal ho Na Ho. Rani Mukherjee makes a comeback with Chalte Chalte.
Kareena Kapoor
Rani Mukherjee Chalte Chalte
2002 Kareena Kapoor Aishwarya Rai has a hit in Devdas. Madhuri Dixit also has a outright hit in Devdas after 5 years. Approx rumeration Kareena Kapoor-1 crore Aishwarya Rai-80 lakhs Preity Zinta-50 lakhs Rani Mukerjee-40 lakhs.
Aishwarya Rai Devdas
Preity Zinta
2001 Kareena Kapoor Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Ajnabee Kareena Kapoor goes to the top with the hit Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and superhit Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.She also has the moderate success Ajnabee. Back to back mega blockbusters Gadar Ek Prem Katha and Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai make Amisha Patel a star.
Aishwarya Rai
Preity Zinta Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
2000 Aishwarya Rai Mohabbatein, Josh, Hamaara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Aishwarya Rai hits the top as Karisma Kapoor’s films fail and Kajol stops signing films.She has good successes in Mohabbatein and Josh while Hamaara Dil Aapke Paas Hai is a moderate success. Preity Zinta becomes a star with the success of Kya Kehna.
Karisma Kapoor
Preity Zinta Kya Kehna, Mission Kashmir
1999 Karisma Kapoor Hum Saath Saath Hain, Biwi No1, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Jaanwar Karisma Kapoor delivers 4 successes including big hit Biwi No1. Aishwarya Rai becomes a star with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Taal. Approx rumeration Karisma Kapoor-50 lakhs Kajol-50 lakhs Aishwarya Rai-40 lakhs Rani Mukerjee-25 lakhs.
Kajol Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
Aishwarya Rai Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal
1998 Kajol Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Kajol reigns supreme with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha and Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Rani Mukherjee becomes a star with the all time blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. She also has a more moderate success in Ghulam.
Karisma Kapoor
Rani Mukherjee Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Ghulam
1997 Karisma Kapoor Dil To Pagal Hai, Hero No1, Judwaa Karisma Kapoor continues with he run of hits. Madhuri Dixit has a big hit in Dil To Pagal Hai after many flops. Sridevi has a major success after 8 years in Judaai.
Madhuri Dixit Dil To Pagal Hai
Kajol Gupt, Ishq
1996 Karisma Kapoor Raja Hindustani, Saajan Chale Sasural, Jeet Karisma Kapoor’s big success with Raja Hindustani, Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet coupled with Madhuri Dixit’s big failures like Prem Granth and Rajkumar put Karisma Kapoor on top.
Madhuri Dixit
Kajol
1995 Madhuri Dixit Raja Kajol is in top league with the all time blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and blockbuster Karan Arjun. Approx rumeration  Madhuri Dixit-50 lakhs Sridevi-25 lakhs Juhi Chawla-25 lakhs Kajol-20 lakhs
Kajol Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Karan Arjun
Juhi Chawla
1994 Madhuri Dixit Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Madhuri Dixit hits her peak with box office record breaker Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. Raveena Tandon is a star with hits like Mohra and Dilwale
Juhi Chawla
Raveena Tandon Mohra, Dilwale
1993 Madhuri Dixit Khalnayak Juhi Chawla hits the big league with films like Darr,Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Lootere. Anari makes Karisma Kapoor a star. Approx rumeration Madhuri Dixit-30 lakhs Sridevi-25 lakhs Juhi Chawla-20 lakhs
Juhi Chawla Darr, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Lootere
Sridevi
1992 Madhuri Dixit Beta Beta is a huge superhit for Madhuri Dixit Divya Bharti emerges a star with Deewana and Shola Aur Shabnam. Sridevi’s Khuda Gawah is another box office disappointment for her while her other release Heer Ranjha is a commercial disaster.
Sridevi
Divya Bharti Deewana, Shola Aur Shabnam
1991 Madhuri Dixit Saajan The failure of Sridevi starrer Lamhe coupled with the super success of Saajan takes Madhuri Dixit to the top. Manisha Koirala emerges a star with Saudagar.
Sridevi
Meenakshi Sheshadari
1990 Sridevi   Madhuri Dixit has another great year which includes the superhit Dil. Meenakshi Sheshadari also has a good year with Ghayal and Ghar Ho To Aisa. Approx rumeration Sridevi-30 lakhs Madhuri Dixit-25 lakhs Meenakshi Sheshadari-12 lakhs Juhi Chawla-8 lakhs
Madhuri Dixit Dil, Kishen Kanhaiya, Thaanedaar
Meenakshi Sheshadari Ghayal, Ghar Ho To Aisa
1989 Sridevi Chandni, Chaalbaaz Sridevi hits her peak with films like Chandni and Chaalbaaz. Madhuri Dixit follows up her 1988 mega hit Tezaab with two more superhits in Ram Lakhan and Tridev.
Madhuri Dixit Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Kanoon Apna Apna
Meenakshi Sheshadari
1988 Sridevi Waqt Ki Awaaz The blockbuster Tezaab makes Madhuri Dixit a star. Rekha also sees success in Khoon Bhari Maang. Juhi Chawla becomes a star with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Meenakshi Sheshadari Shahenshah
Madhuri Dixit Tezaab
1987 Sridevi Mr India, Watan Ke Rakhwale, Jawab Hum Denge Sridevi continues her domination with Mr India.Watan Ke Rakhwale and Jawab Hum Denge also do well. Approx rumeration Sridevi-15 lakhs Meenakshi Sheshadari-8 lakhs Dimple Kapadia-8 lakhs Jaya Prada-6 lakhs.
Meenakshi Sheshadari Inaam Dus Hazaar
Dimple Kapadia Insaaniyat Ke Dushman, Insaaf
1986 Sridevi Karma, Nagina, Ghar Sansar Sridevi becomes the undisputed No1 with Nagina and Karma, Ghar Sansar also do well. Rekha makes a comeback with Insaaf Ki Awaaz.
Meenakshi Sheshadari Dilwaala
Rekha Insaaf Ki Awaaz
1985 Sridevi Meenakshi Sheshadari becomes a big star with films like Meri Jung and Aandhi Toofan. Dimple Kapadia has a hit in Arjun but the film she signed first as her comeback Saagar does not do too well.
Meenakshi Sheshadari Meri Jung, Aandhi Toofan
Hema Malini Ramkali, Aandhi Toofan
1984 Sridevi Maqsad, Tohfa, New actresses like Sridevi and Jaya Prada make an impact as the older heroines age. Dimple Kapadia makes a comeback after 11 years but her first release Zakhmi Sher does not do well.
Jaya Prada Shraaabi, Maqsad, Tohfa
Hema Malini
1983 Hema Malini Andhaa Kanoon, Justice Chaudhary Sridevi emerges a star with Himmatwala and other successes like Mawaali,Justice Chaudhury and Jaanidost. Meenakshi Sheshadri is a star with Hero. Hema Malini has Andhaa Kanoon and Justice Chaudhury but the ambitious Razia Sultan is a big loser.
Rekha Agar Tum Na Hote
Sridevi Himmatwala, Mawaali, Justice Chaudhury, Jaanidost
1982 Hema Malini Farz Aur Kanoon, Satte Pe Satta, Bhagavat Hema Malini has a big hit in Farz Aur Kanoon while Saate Pe Saata and Bhgavat do well. Ghazab and Jeevan Dhaara do well for Rekha but Umrao Jaan is a only a critical success, not a box office one. Reena Roy is a mass favourite with many successes. Padmini Kolhapure is a star with Prem Rog.
Rekha Ghazab, Jeevan Dhaara
Reena Roy Bhagavat, Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, Hathkadi, Sanam Teri Kasam, Dharam Kanta
1981 Hema Malini Kranti, Naseeb, Meri Awaaz Suno, Hema Malini delivers mega grossers in Kranti,Naseeb and Meri Awaaz Suno after 2 years with no big hits. Approx rumeration Hema Malini-15 lakhs Rekha-12 lakhs Zeenat Aman-10 lakhs Parveen Babi-8 lakhs Reena Roy-8 lakhs.
Rekha Ek Hi Bhool
Zeenat Aman Lawaaris, Kaatilon Ke Kaatil
1980 Rekha Judaai, Ram Balram, Maang Bharo Sajna, Khoobsurat Rekha goes to the top with hits like Maang Bharo Sajna,Judaai,Khoobsurat and Ram Balram. Zeenat Aman has a good year with the blockbuster Qurbani and hit Ram Balram Reena Roy delivers a mega blockbuster in Aasha.
Hema Malini Ali Baba Aur 40 Chor
Zeenat Aman Qurbani, Ram Balram, Ali Baba Aur 40 Chor, Insaaf Ka Tarazu
1979 Hema Malini Rekha has great commercial success with Jaani Dushman,Suhaag,Mr Natwarlal and Kartavya. Jaya Prada is a star with the megahit Sargam. Noorie is a superhit and makes Poonam Dhillon a star.
Rekha Suhaag, Jaani Dushman, Mr Natwarlal, Kartavya
Zeenat Aman
1978 Hema Malini Trishul, Azaad Muqaddar Ka Sikander takes Rekha into the top league.nNutan and Asha Parekh co star in the heroine orientated Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki which is a huge hit
Zeenat Aman Don
Rekha Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Ganga Ki Saugandh
1977 Hema Malini Chacha Bhatija, Dream Girl Hema Malini is at her peak as the very average film Dream G irl becomes a success.Approx rumeration Hema Malini-12 lakhs Zeenat Aman-7 lakhs Rekha-5 lakhs Neetu Singh-5 lakhs Parveen Babi-5 lakhs Reena Roy-5 lakhs.
Zeenat Aman Dharam Veer, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
Neetu Singh Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharam Veer, Parvarish, Adaalat
1976 Hema Malini Dus Numbri, Charas, Aap Beati, Maa, Jaaneman Hema Malini continues her domination. Her record with Dharmendra sees 9 hits out of 12 films.The other 3 films are semi hits or above average. Reena Roy becomes a star with hits like Nagin and Kaalicharan.
Zeenat Aman
Reena Roy Nagin, Kaalicharan
1975 Hema Malini Sholay, Sanyasi, Pratiggya, Dharmatma, Khushboo, Do Thug Hema Malini has the best year of her career with record breaker Sholay,superhit Sanyasi and other hits in Pratiggya and Dharmatma. Neetu Singh is a star with the success of Khel Khel Mein and Rafoo Chakkar. Parveen Babi is a star with Deewaar.
Zeenat Aman Warrant, Chori Mera Kaam
Neetu Singh Deewaar, Khel Khel Mein, Rafoo Chakkar
1974 Hema Malini Dost, Prem Nagar, Amir Garib, Patthar Aur Payal Haath Ki Safaai, Kasauti Hema Malini reigns supreme with many hits. Mumtaz has a hat trick of successes but decides to quit due to marriage. Approx rumeration Hema Malini-6 lakhs Mumtaz-4 lakhs Zeenat Aman-3 lakhs.
Mumtaz Chor Machaye Shor, Roti, Aap Ki Kasam
Zeenat Aman Roti Kapada Aur Makaan
1973 Hema Malini Jugnu Zeenat Aman becomes a star with Yaadon Ki Baraat. Dimple Kapadia creates a sensation with Bobby but she stops working due to marriage. Rekha becomes a star with films like Dharma and Kahani Kismet Ki.
Mumtaz Loafer. Jheel Ke Us Paar
Zeenat Aman Yaadon Ki Baraat. Dhund
1972 Hema Malini Seeta Aur Geeta, Raja Jani, Gora Aur Kala, Bhai Ho To Aisa Seeta aur Geeta takes Hema Malini to the top.She also has other hits like Raja Jani and Gora Aur Kala. Pakeezah is declared a flop but eventually goes on to be a superhit after Meena Kumari’s death.
Mumtaz Apna Desh, Apradh, Sharaarat
Asha Parekh Samadhi
1971 Mumtaz Dushman, Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mumtaz reigns with hits like Dushman and Hare Rama Hare Krishna while Mala Sinha also has a major hit after three years with Maryada. Approx rumeration Mumtaz-4 lakhs Hema Malini-3 lakhs Asha Parekh-3 lakhs Sharmila Tagore-2.5 lakhs.
Hema Malini Andaz, Naya Zamaana
Asha Parekh Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Caravan
1970 Mumtaz Sachaa Jhutha, Khilona Mumtaz hits the top with the superhit Sachaa Jhutha and hit Khilona. Hema Malini becomes a star with the blockbuster Johny Mera Naam.She has two other hits in Sharafat and Tum Haseen Main Jawan. Rakhee is a star with Jeevan Mrityu.
Hema Malini Johny Mera Naam, Sharafat, Tum Haseen Main Jawan
Asha Parekh Kati Patang, Aan Milo Sajna
1969 Asha Parekh Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Sajan, Chirag Asha Parekh continues to reign with the hit Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke and the moderate success Chirag. Sadhana returns with the superhit Ek Phool Do Mali and hit Inteqaam. Mumtaz becomes a star with the blockbuster Do Raaste and she also has other successes.
Sadhana Ek Phool Do Mali, Inteqaam
Mumtaz Do Raaste, Bandhan, Jigri Dost
1968 Asha Parekh Shikar, Kanyadaan Mala Sinha makes a comeback with two superhits in Aankhen and Do Kaliyan. Asha Parekh has two solid hits in Shikar and Kanyadaan. Waheeda Rehman has her best period commercially with Neel Kamal following Ram Aur Shyam and Patthar Ke Sanam.
Mala Sinha Aankhen, Do Kaliyan
Waheeda Rehman Neel Kamal, Aadmi
1967 Asha Parekh Upkar Sadhana leaves the industry. Asha Parekh takes the vacant top spot after Sadhana leaves.She has a mega  blockbuster in Upkar. After the hit Guide in 1966 Waheeda Rehman has the superhit Ram aur Shyam and hit Patthar Ke Sanam.
Vyjayanthimala Jewel Thief
Waheeda Rahman Ram Aur Shyam, Patthar Ke Sanam
1966 Sadhana Mera Saaya Asha Parekh has an excellent year with the superhit Teesri Manzil and hits like Love In Tokyo,Do Badan and Aaye Din Bahar Ke. Vyjayanthimala has a blockbuster in Suraj but her big budget costume drama Amrapali is a big flop
Asha Parekh Teesri Manzil, Love In Tokyo, Do Badan, Aaye Din Bahar Ke
Vyjayanthimala Suraj
1965 Sadhana Waqt, Aarzoo The blockbusters Waqt and Arzoo take Sadhana to the top. The superhit Jab Jab Phool Kile and hit Gumnaam put Nanda into the top league. Meena Kumari makes a comeback with Kaajal while Himalay Ki God Mein is a huge hit for Mala Sinha
Vyjayanthimala
Mala Sinha Himalay Ki God Mein
1964 Vyjayanthimala Sangam, Zindagi Vyjayanthimala hits her peak with mega blockbuster Sangam. Sadhana continues her run of hits with Rajkumar and Woh Kaun Thi while Asha Parekh has another big hit in Ziddi. Sharmila Tagore becomes a star with Kashmir Ki Kali.
Sadhana Rajkumar, Woh Kaun Thi
Mala Sinha
1963 Vyjayanthimala Sadhana becomes a rage with the huge megahit Mere Mehboob. Mala Sinha has another good year with many successes. Asha Parekh has a huge hit in Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon and hits the top league.
Sadhana Mere Mehboob
Mala Sinha Gumrah, Gehra Daag, Bahurani, Phool Bane Angaarey
1962 Vyjayanthimala Mala Sinha has a great year with Hariyali aur Raasta,Dil Tera Deewana and Anpadh Sadhana hits the top league with hits Ek Musafir Ek Hasina and Asli Naqli. Waheeda Rehman sees tremendous commercial success in Bees Saal Baad.
Mala Sinha Hariyali Aur Raasta, Dil Tera Deewana, Anpadh
Sadhana Ek Musafir Ek Hasina, Asli Naqli
1961 Vyjayanthimala Ganga Jamuna, Aas Ka Panchi Hits like Gharana and Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai make Asha Parekh a star. Saira Bano is a star with superhit Junglee Madhubala is unable take advantage of her super success due to ill health. Vyjayanthimala reigns supreme with Ganga Jamuna and Aas Ka Panchi.
Madhubala Jhumroo
Meena Kumari Zindagi Aur Khwab
1960 Madhubala Mughal E Azam, Barsaat Ki Raat Mudhubala hits her peak with back to back blockbusters Mughal E Azam and Barsaat Ki Raat. Meena Kumari has two solid hits in Kohinoor and Dil Apna Preet Paraya. Sadhana is a star with the hit Love in Simla.
Vyjayanthimala
Meena Kumari Kohinoor, Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraya
1959 Vyjayanthimala Paigham Mala Sinha hits the big league with Dhool Ka Phool following her 1958 hits in Phir Subah Hogi and Parvarish. Anari and Sujata also put Nutan into the top league. Nanda becomes a star as she plays the tiltle role in Chhoti Bahen
Madhubala
Meena Kumari Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan
1958 Vyjayanthimala Madhumati, Sadhana Vyjayanthimala goes to the top with the blockbuster Madhumati and hit Sadhana. Madhubala makes a grand comeback with the superhit Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and has other successes like Phagun,Kala Pani and Howrah Bridge.
Madhubala Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Phagun, Kala Pani, Howrah Bridge
Meena Kumari Yahudi
1957 Nargis Mother India Nargis delivers Mother India which is the highest grossing film ever but also stops signing films. Vyjayanthimala has the blockbuster Naya Daur and hit Asha. Pyaasa takes Waheeda Rehman into the top league.
Vyjayantimala Naya Daur, Asha
Meena Kumari Sharada
1956 Nargis Chori Chori Nargis has a hit in Chori Chori as do Vyjayanthimala and Meena Kumari in New Delhi and Ek Hi Raasta respectively. The super success of CID makes Waheeda Rehman a star.
Vyjayanthimala New Delhi
Meena Kumari Ek Hi Raasta, Halaaku
1955 Nargis Shree 420 Shree 420 is a huge blockbuster for Nargis while Azaad is a superhit for Meena Kumari. Seema is a hit and it makes Nutan a star.
Vyjayanthimala
Meena Kumari Azaad
1954 Nargis Vyjayanthimala hits the big league with the blockbuster Nagin. Nalini Jaywant sees huge commercial success in Nastik.
Vyjayanthimala Nagin
Meena Kumari
1953 Nargis Vyjayanthimala becomes a star with the hit Ladki. Meena Kumari has critical and commercial success in Parineeta. Foothpath also does well.
Meena Kumari Parineeta, Footpath
Geeta Bali Jhamela
1952 Nargis Anhonee Anhonee is a hit for Nargis. Meena Kumari becomes a big star with the golden jubilee superhit Baiju Bawra. Geeta Bali has another superhit in Jaal after Baazi and Albela.
Geeta Bali Jaal
Meena Kumari Baiju Bawra
1951 Nargis Awaara, Deedar Nargis hits the top with the blockbuster Awaara and hit Deedar as Suraiya fades as films like Sanam and Do Sitare flop. Geeta Bali hits the big league with superhits Baazi and Albela. Anand Math is also a success for her.
Geeta Bali Baazi, Albela, Anand Math
Madhubala Baadal
1950 Suraiya Dastaan Suraiya scores with Dastaan but her other films do not fare that well. Samadhi and Sangram make Nalini Jaywant a star.
Nargis Babu,l Jogan
Madhubala Beqasoor
1949 Suraiya Dillagi, Badi Bahen Suraiya is a craze and hits her peak with hits like Diilagi and Badi Bahen. Nargis hits the big league with big superhits Andaz and Barsaat. Madhubala becomes a star with the superhit Mahal. Barsaat makes Nimmi a star.
Nargis Andaz, Barsaat
Madhubala Mahal
1948 Suraiya Pyar Ki Jeet Suraiya is on top after Noorjehan leaves. Kamini Kaushal hits the big league with the superhit Shaheed and hits Ziddi and Nadiya Ke Paar. Nargis becomes a star with the hit Mela. Geeta Bali becomes a star with the successful Suhaag Raat.
Kamini Kaushal Shaheed, Ziddi, Nadiya Ke Paar
Nargis Mela
1947 Noorjehan Jugnu, Mirza Sahibaan Noorjehan moves to Pakistan after independence. Kamini Kaushal becomes a star with the surprise hit Do Bhai.
Suraiya Dard, Parwana
Kamini Kaushal Do Bhai
1946 Noorjehan Anmol Ghadi Anmol Ghadi is the biggest blockbuster of Noorjehan’s career and it also makes Suraiya a major star.
Suraiya Anmol Ghadi, 1857
Mumtaz Shanti
1945 Noorjehan Zeenat, Gaon Ki Gori, Badi Maa Zeenat is a superhit for Noorjehan,Gaon Ki Gori and Badi Maa are hits. Suraiya has a success in Tadbir opposite K L Saigal.
Mumtaz Shanti Chand Chakori
Suraiya Tadbir
1944 Noorjehan Dost, Lal Haveli More hits for Noorjehan in Dost and Lal Haveli. Leela Chitnis teams up with Ashok Kumar again in Kiran but is not as successful as the likes of Kangan,Bandhan and Jhoola.
Mumtaz Shanti Bharthari
Suraiya Phool
1943 Noorjehan Nadaan, Nauker, Duhai Mumtaz Shanti delivers an all time blockbuster in Kismet but singing sensation Noorjehan gives hit after hit to become a craze.
Mumtaz Shanti Kismet
Leela Chitnis
1942 Mumtaz Shanti Basant The blockbuster Basant makes Mumtaz Shanti a big star. Khandaan sees the emergence of Noorjehan from punjabi films. Kanan Devi has Jawab which is a big hit.
Noorjehan Khandaan
Leela Chitnis
1941 Leela Chitnis Jhoola Leela Chitnis completes a hat trick of hits with Ashok Kumar as Jhoola follows Bandhan and Kangan(1939). Lagan with singing sensation K L Saigal is a hit for Kanan Devi
Kanan Devi Lagan
Devika Rani
1940 Leela Chitnis Bandhan Leela Chitnis remains the top actress with Bandhan.She had reached the top with hits like Kangan and Sant Tulsidaas in 1939.
Kanan Devi
Devika Rani

 

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