These Indian actresses sizzled up the screen by appearing in bikinis, even before you were born. (We are assuming that, of course.) To be fair, they might not have bodies as carefully sculpted as this generation actresses (read: Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone) but they were still beautiful and hot.

So on the occasion of International Bikini Day, here’s taking a look at some babes who sported bikinis way before it became so mainstream.

Parveen Babi

Doesn’t she look smouldering?

Dimple Kapadia

We’d like a time machine so that we can see her live while she was young and sexy!


She has a cute face, but with a black bikini, Mumtaz can raise the temperature and blood pressure of all men. 

Zeenat Aman

Probably the sexiest actress of her generation, Zeenat Aman’s red hot curvaceous body is something we can stare at all day.

Sharmila Tagore

Her name might suggest that she is a shy character, but Sharmila Tagore was among the first few actresses to grace the screen in a bikini. Full points to her for being ahead of the times.