Bollywood actresses are already leading the life of Rani after a successful career in the industry. Nevertheless, some actresses got the opportunity to play the iconic queen in the film. While some of these queens are inspired by real stories, some are fictional but very interesting.
Here we present you a unique list of Bollywood actresses who played queen in films. Apart from this, the list also includes a few names, and there are many actresses who waited for the queens for Bollywood films.
1. Hema Malini in Rajia Sultan
There is no other good name to start the list with Rajia Sultan. She was the first female Sultan and her brave personality was relieved by Bollywood’s Dream Girl Hema Malini.
The film was released in 1983, and the film’s cast also includes Dharmendra and Parveen Babi.
2. Line in Sheshnag
Sheshnag is a multi-starrer film in which the glamorous diva Rekha played Sheshnag (queen of snakes).
The film also stars Jitendra and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles. Rekha’s performance in the film was praised by fans as well as critics.
3. Deepika Padukone in Padmavat
Deepika Padukone played Rani Padmavati in the controversial film Padmavat. The film revolves around Dilli Sultan Khilji’s obsession with Rani Padmavati.
The film has created a huge controversy due to the antics of Karni Sena.
4. Priyanka Chopra in Bajirao Mastani
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most ambitious projects were finally released with the cast of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
In the film, Priyanka Chopra played Bajirao’s wife Kashibai. His acting skills in the film were appreciated by critics.
5. Aishwarya Rai in Jodha Akbar
Ashutosh Gowariker came up with a modern adaptation of the Mughal love story between Emperor Akbar and Maharani Jodha Bai.
When people were angry about the misuse of facts in the film, everyone liked the chemistry of Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai.
6. Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika
Kangana Ranaut was seen playing the role of Rani of Jhansi in the period film Manikarnika. The film tells the story of Rani Manikarnika’s bravery in 1857 and her epic battle with the British Army.
7. Anushka Shetty in Arundhati and Bahubali
Anushka Shetty played Rani on screen twice. Previously, she was Rani Arundhati in the horror-thriller. And then she played the role of Rani Devasena in the epic film Bahubali.
Her appearance and personality reflect the queen-ish factor in her and she is a suitable choice to play the role of Devasena in the film.
8. Jaya Curtain in Love Kush
In the film version of Ramayana, Jaya Parda played Rani Sita opposite Jitendra in Love Kush. The film focused on episodes of Rama Empire after his exile.
In this film, Arun Govil played the character of Laxman who is famous for playing the role of Lord Ram in the TV series Ramayana.
9. Ramya Krishnan in Bahubali
In the movie Bahubali, Ramya Krishnan played the role of Rajmata Sivagami. It was rumored that Sridevi was offered the role of Queen Sivagami.
However, Ramya Krishnan made the character epic with its powerful dialogue delivery.
10. Karisma Kapoor in Zubeida
Karisma Kapoor played Rani Zubeida in the film Zubeida. In this film, he was seen alongside Manoj Bajpayee, who is famous for his offbeat roles in Bollywood films. Zubaida is a critically acclaimed romance drama film.
11. Vyjayanthimala in Amrapali
A film titled Amrapali was released in Bollywood in 1966. The film tells the story of the Magadha Empire.
In this musical romance drama, Vyjayanthimala plays the title character of Queen Amrapali with Sunil Dutt as Emperor Ajatshatru.
12. Tabu in Fitoor
Tabu played the disputed Kashmir’s Begum in the romantic drama Fitoor. Despite her short screen time, she managed to leave a big impact on the audience with her role in the film.
13. Aditi Rao Hydari in Padmavat and Fitoor
Aditi Rao Hydari gets Rani to get up twice. At first, she played the youth version of Begum in Fitoor. After that, she landed in the character role of Begum Mehrunnisa in Padmavat.
14. Ileana D’Cruz in Balashaho
Ileana Dikruz played the sensational queen Gitanjali Devi in the multi-starrer Baadhasho. The film was set during the Emergency era of 1975 when Rani Gitanjali’s palace in Jaipur was raided for gold.
Even when the film did not do well at the box office, his moist role in the film was liked by fans.