o1. Deepika Padukone
The reason Deepika is #1 is mainly down to one thing: momentum. She has been on a roll since summer 2012. Having won all the Best Actress awards last year, she followed it up with her critically acclaimed performance in small-budget film Finding Fanny and the super hit Happy New Year. Her upcoming projects include Bajirao Mastani, Piku, and Tamasha.
o2. Anushka Sharma
After a year and a half away, she came back with PK - which just broke the record for the first film to score 300cr domestically. Next year she has the most exciting line-up of films. There is Anurag Basu's Bombay Velvet with Ranbir Kapoor, her home production debut NH10, the Zoya Akhtar multi-storey Dil Dhadakne Do (with Priyanka Chopra, Ranveery Singh, Farhan Akhtar), as well as the newly announced Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor + Aishwarya Rai (directed by Karan Johar).
o3. Priyanka Chopra
Her film choices are probably the most interesting on this list. Who else could have carried off Mary Kom or Barfi!? She will get nominated for her outstanding work in MK. Her 2015 releases include Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani.
o4. Vidya Balan
Her last few films haven't fared exceptionally we'll - however this doesn't take away the fact that she is the most intense and poised actress of this generation. Kahaani, The Dirty Picture and Ishqiya bagged her several awards.
o5. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena is at the #5 position mostly due to her credibility as an actress, her strong star power and popularity, despite not having great films to back this up lately. Having stormed out of Ram-Leela (2013) she hasn't quite got anything right. Her upcoming film with Salman Khan will probably be a big hit, but will she have much to do in it?
o6. Katrina Kaif
o7. Alia Bhatt
o8. Kangana Ranaut
o9. Sonam Kapoor
1o. Parineeti Chopra
11. Sonakshi Sinha
12. Shraddha Kapoor
13. Jacqueline Fernandez
14. Kalki Koechlin
This offbeat actress has been around for over 5 years now and has made her mark. Having starred in several critically acclaimed films like Dev.D and That Girl In Yellow Boots she also has bagged several hits including Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Look out for her off-beat Margarita, With A Straw coming soon.
15. Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri fans were beyond excited last year as she had 2 releases: Dedh Ishqiya and Gulaab Gang. But sadly we were left disappointed. I still haven't seen DI but GG was a very bad film. Mads needs to sign another film quick and bring back her 90s glory.
16. Rani Mukherji
The recently married star came back strong in 2011 and has been on a roll since then. Last year's Mardaani is up for several awards including Best Actress for the diva - and she has a very strong chance of winning in one of her career-best roles. Rumour has it the sequel is in the writing stage. Watch this space.
17. Bipasha Basu
Still going strong after all these years, albeit in small/mid-budget films. Currently making her mark dominating the horror genre of Bollywood, her soon to be releases Alone is making waves for it's saucy music videos.
18. Aishwarya Rai
This week she announced she has given the green light to no less than 6 films. 2 of which have been announced. She was last seen in 2010's Guzaarish for which she was nominated for Best Actress. Her upcoming releases include Jazbaa and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil alongside fellow UBD Anushka Sharma.
She recently joined Twitter as part of her new role as a UN ambassador but was last seen in a fully-fledged role in 2010 with her incredible performance in We Are Family as well as her award winning My Name Is Khan. She is expected to start shooting her next film before the end of the year.
Still not over the fact that she didn't win all the awards for her spectacular comeback in English Vinglish. I hope that doesn't deter her much and she returns sooner than expected. Will the Mr. India sequel ever happen? Wait and see...
The ultimate diva of all divas came back this year with Super Nani which did decent business for a small budget film. And how amazing did she look?! Madame has been acting since the late 60s and will always be the undisputed diva of B-town. She will next be seen in Fitoor alongside fellow UBD Katrina Kaif.
22. Karisma Kapoor
Although she is sent several scripts every year - she is yet to sign the follow-up to 2012's comeback Dangerous Ishhq which did nothing for her career. She was rumoured to star in the Satte Pe Satta remake alongside Sanjay Dutt - but with him being incarcerated that seems to be put on hold.
23. Huma Qureshi
Last year she starred with the legendary Madhuri Dixit in Dedh Ishqiya which has got her some nominations this season. She will next be seen in the hotly anticipated Badlapur with Varun Dhawan.
24. Ileana D'Cruz
After an incredible entry into Bollywood with 2012's Barfi! she has since appeared in a fewglammed-up roles opposite the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan. This diva needs to sign up for a meaty role soon or else she might fade away. Rumour has it she is in talks to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Fan which starts shooting very soon.
Whatever happened to her? She was hotly tipped to be the next big superstar after she debuted in 2008 with the record-breaking Ghajini. She had back-to-back hits in the following years and just when she was being offered big films, she rejected them to go back down south. She hasn't been seen on screen since 2012. Get your act together woman!