After these photos you'll love Bollywood too...

1 Aishwarya Rai

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Date of birth: 1 November 1973

Aishwarya was an architecture student before she entered modeling as her part-time job. She was best known for her Pepsi commercial. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. Soon after her winning, again she received offers to star in movies.

2 Deepika Padukone

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Date of birth: 5 January 1986

Deepika is easily one of the most recognizable faces in Bollywood. With back-to-back monster hits like "Om Shanti Om", "Love Aaj Kal" and "Housefull", at such an early stage in her career, she is today a force to reckon with in the Indian film industry.

3 Celina Jaitley

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Date of birth: 24 November 1981

During her teenage years, Celina aspired to be a part of the Indian the army, either as a doctor or a pilot. However, fate had something else in store for her. She started modeling alongside studies at the age of 16 Celina, given her natural beauty and stunning looks, was encouraged to take part in the 2001 Ms India pageant. She won the crown and then went on to become a runner up at Ms Universe the same year. In 2003 acting won her.

4 Katrina Kaif

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Day of birth: 16 July 1984

She spent subsequent years in Hawaii, and then in London, Britain, She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelry campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London. Continuing to model was the reason she got her break in a Bollywood movie and her career in acting started there.

5 Bipasha Basu

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Day of birth: 7 January 1979

Unbelievable as it may sound, sexy Bipasha was considered 'ugly' in her younger years due to her dark complexion. Her name means 'Dark Deep Desire',and is also the name of a river. After her triumph as the Ford Supermodel, she went on to be crowned Miss Vivacious sponsored by Tulips. Bipasha made her foray into Bollywood in 2001.

6 Karisma Kapoor

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Day of birth: 25 June 1975

The Kapoor family, who have all been major actors in their own rights, including great-grandfather, Prithviraj; grandfather, Raj; Uncles, Shammi and Shashi; aunt Jennifer; Paternal uncles, Rishi & Rajiv; Rishi's wife, Neetu Singh; Shashi's sons Kunal and Karan. Karisma began appearing on the silver screen during 1991 to date, with a total of over 60 movies to her credit.

7 Kareena Kapoor

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Day of birth: 21 September 1980

Kareena is Karisma's younger sister. Their dad is very protective towards his daughters and wanted both of them to keep away from acting, get married, and settle down, as per the Kapoor family tradition. This girl though is not for those things. She is one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood, considered bankable, with an enviable A-listing and as of June 2007 is to appear in 'Tashan', 'Lajjo', 'Kismat Talkies' amongst others.