It is indeed a wonderful time for Indian cinema. With the recent boom of OTT platforms, the boundaries that earlier restricted regional cinema are fading away, and cinema lovers have access to brilliant content with no limitation of language. One factor that drives the popularity of these movies are the actors behind the shift is phenomenal actors.

As we celebrate the new dimension of Indian cinema, here’s looking at some actresses who dominate their respective industries but are also popular across the country.

Ritabhari Chakraborty – Bengali Cinema

Talk about an actress with a voice, and that’s Ritabhari Chakraborty. The versatile star never misses a chance to raise crucial issues with her work. While she debunked myths around menstruation with Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, she will be seen tackling the subject of body-shaming in Fatafati next. 

Samantha Ruth Prabhu – Tamil & Telugu Cinema

Samantha Ruth Prabhu owns her roles and the movies she’s part of. Basking in the success of her dance number “Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava”, which questioned the male gaze, the actress has a packed calendar with three Telugu projects and a rumoured Hindi drama in the pipeline. 

Manju Warrier – Malayalam Cinema 

Malayalam cinema is blessing the audience with some exciting content and meaningful storytelling, and at the helm is Manju Warrier. Hailed as the industry’s superstar, the actress has multiple projects on the horizon. From what we hear, the actress will also make her Hindi debut with Amriki Pandit soon.

Alia Bhatt – Hindi Cinema 

In the Hindi space, Alia Bhat is probably the reigning queen. Her recent blockbusters, Gangubai Kathiawadi and RRR, are being given the credit of reviving theatre culture. She also has the ambitious project Brahmāstra, alongside Ranbir Kapoor, in the pipeline, as well as Jee Le Zara, Darlings, and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.