• Actor Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle KhannaREUTERS/ Mike Cassese
  • Deepika PadukoneVarinder Chawla
  • Kangana RanautVarinder Chawla
  • TabuVarinder Chawla
  • Kalki KoechlinTwitter

Nowadays, Bollywood actresses not only capture hearts with their beauty and acting, but also with their guts. They know how to make their own way and become successful in life as well as career.

Here is a list of actresses who scripted their own destiny:

Twinkle Khanna

The All India Bakchod (AIB) roast show that featured Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor sparked controversies for using filthy and abusive language.

Like other celebs, actress-turned-interior designer Twinkle Khanna and wife of actor Akshay Kumar, also opened up about the controversy. She wrote a column in The Times of India, pointing out that there are lot of issues to deal with rather than raging over the roast.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone had to struggle a lot in the initial phase of her career, but the actress stood bold and gave back-to-back hits that crossed ₹100 crore club as well.

Other thing that made her different from others when she slammed a leading daily. Padukone's stand against the newspaper for her much-controversial cleavage row was supported by many celebs from the industry as well as the public.

Kangana Ranaut

A small town girl, Kangana Ranaut, who did not know to speak English properly, made herself list among today's top leading actresses. She was criticised initially for her acting and looks, but remained quiet and proved her talent by giving blockbusters, including the award-wining flick, "Queen."


Tabu has always mesmerised audience with her brilliant acting skills. The actress has performed several challenging roles in "Chandani Bar", "Cheeni Kum", "Astitva", "Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities" flawlessly, which is not a cup of tea for many other stars. Her recent appearance in "Haider" again spoke for her talent. Also, the actress is an international face as well, she has acted in several Hollywood movies too.

Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin made her debut in "Dev D", which gave her recognition in Bollywood. But the actress, who struggled to impress the audience, she came back with a bang. Her performances in "Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara" and "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" surprised the viewers.

The actress has also stood up for women-centric issues and also appeared in films like "Girl in Yellow Boots" and "Margarita With A Straw", which is quite unique from other Bollywood movies.

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