Asian cinemas have a strong history, which most of the time were not shared outside their borders. One of the first Asian cinemas that started captivating the world was Bollywood. Beautiful scenery, interesting culture and talented actors attracted a lot of audience. Today, with Bollywood, Chinese and Korean cinemas are growing stronger and producing many movies every year.
We couldn’t help but notice all the talented and beautiful actresses. We have made a list of top 10 beautiful Asian actresses for you to see for yourself why you should check out Asian cinemas.
10. Lee Ha-Nui
Lee Ha-Nui was born in South Korea in 1983, and is today one of the most famous South Korean actresses. She was a 3rd runner-up at Miss Universe 2007, and is now more focused on modeling and acting. In Korea she hosts a popular cooking show Lee Ha-Nui’s Vegan Recipe, and in the world she is most known by her roles in TV show Pasta, and movies I am a King and Deranged.
9. Fan Bingbing
This talented actress, television producer and pop singer comes from China. She was born in 1981, and first rose to fame in 1998 in TV series My Fair Princess. She starred in highest-grossing Chinese film Cell Phone, and received multiple awards in Asia. She has also starred in many foreign movies, including X-Men: Days of Future Past.
8. Ha Ji-Won
Born in South Korea in 1978, she is one of the most sought after actresses, because of her versatility in genres. She is best known for historical dramas Empress Ki and Hwang Jini, and romantic comedy Secret Garden. She won various awards in both movies and TV series.
7. Chitrangada Singh
She is the first Indian actress to have made this list. Born in 1976, she began her career as a model, and started her acting career after being noticed in a music video. She works primarily in Bollywood, and is famous for films Yeh Saali Zindagi and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.
6. Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza is an Indian actress, model and producer, born in 1981. She won Miss Asia Pacific 2000, and as an actress worked primarily in Bollywood. She is very active in various campaigns like Cancer Patients Aid Association, Child Rights and You, PETA, and many others. Her most famous movie is Love Breakups Zindagi. She won multiple awards for both acting and producing.
5. Kim Tae-hee
This South Korean actress, born in 1980, is best known for her role in Stairway to Heaven, living by Love and My princess. She started as a model, when she got offered a job while riding a subway. Soon she appeared in TV commercials and then started acting in melodrama Last Present. She is active in both Korean and Chinese Cinemas.
4. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif was born in 1983 in Hong Kong, and is mostly known for her work in Bollywood, but she appears in Telugu and Malayalam productions as well. She started her career as a model, and was then offered a role in Boom in 2003, which was not successful. She became famous for roles in romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? and Namastey London.
3. Song Hye-Kyo
She was born in South Korea in 1981, and gained big popularity with her roles in TV dramas Autumn in My Heart, Full House and All In. She started modelling when she was 14, and winning first place in a contest brought her small role in televising drama. Song Hye-Kyo is active in Korean and Chinese cinemas, and has even signed a contract with French Effigies.
2. Zhang Zilin
Zhang Zilin was born in 1984, in China, and has started her career as a model and beauty pageant winning Miss World 2007. She started acting in 2011, when she got a role in movie The Underdog Knight 2. She is also popular for her role in The Monkey King, a Hong Kong fantasy movie.
1. Deepika Padukone
Number one on our list is Deepika Padukone. Born in India, in 1986, she is now one of the most popular Hindi actress and model. She is most famous for her roles in Om Shanti Om and Love Aaj Kal. She won several Filmfare Awards, and is considered one of the highest paid endorsements in India. She is complimented by her colleagues and public as being a grounded, strong, professional and disciplined performer.
These beautiful and talented Asian actresses definitely captivated the world, and we are looking forward to seeing more of their movies.