Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor, who has three consecutive box office hits with "Bodyguard" (2011), "Golmaal 3" (2010) and "We Are Family" (2010), is the leading female actor in the industry, according to the results of an online poll conducted by "Top 10 Bollywood".
Katrina Kaif is in second place, while Asin, Vidya Balan and Sonakshi Sinha are at third, fourth and fifth positions respectively. Sonakshi Sinha, who made her debut in Abhinav Kashyap's blockbuster "Dabangg" (2010), managed to secure her position on the back of the Rs. 140 crores the film generated.
Anushka Sharma could only manage sixth, hampered by the failure of Nikhil Advani's film "Patiala House" (2011). Kangana Ranaut, Kalki Koechlin and Prachi Desai are in seventh, eighth and ninth positions respectively.
B-town's fashionista Sonam Kapoor is in tenth position with a flop - "Mausam" (2011) and a disaster - "Aisha" (2010) in her credit.
Criteria for Selection and Ranking
Commercial Success (The film's box office performance, both in India and across the world)
The three previous films of each actress
The nature of its performance - depending on box office collections, as well as cost of the film and Return on Investment (ROI)
The specific rating of the film - Was it a blockbuster, a super hit, a hit, average, a flop or a disaster
The nature of role played - Was it a lead or supporting performance