5 Foreign Actresses Marking Their Presence in Bollywood

From Jacqueline Fernandes to Lauren Gottlieb, actresses from all over the world aim to make it big in Bollywood.


India has been one of the most attractive destinations for actors from all across the world. Many foreign actresses have landed in Bollywood over the years, marking their presence in the limelight.

Here are some of the newest expat entrants in Bollywood who are being noticed by Indian filmmakers and viewers alike.

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Elli AvrRam

Swedish-Greek actress Elli AvrRam was noticed by the Indian audiences during the 2013 edition of Big Boss. With her peppy demeanor, she earned a lot of followers, and this helped her get a role in the Bollywood movie, Mickey Virus. In 2017, she appeared in the action film, Naam Shabaana alongside Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu and Prithviraj Sukumaran. The 27-year-old actress is now awaiting the release of her new Bollywood movie, Poster Boys.




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Jacqueline Fernandes

Jacqueline Fernandes, who turned on her charm in Murder, continues to be seen on the big screen seven years after her debut in Bollywood. Jacqueline, who hails from Sri Lanka, is one of the most successful foreign actresses in Bollywood. She maded her debut in 2009 with Aladdin, and received instant fame when Murder was released. Later on, she became a part of many successful Bollywood movies, including Race 2, Kick, Housefull 2, Housefull 3, and Brothers. The actress is now awaiting the release of Judwaa 2 and Drive.





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Lauren Gottlieb

The American actress from Arizona made her presence felt in the Indian entertainment industry through the movie, ABCD: Anybody Can Dance. With her scintillating dance moves, Lauren captured a million hearts, which fetched her roles in movies like Welcome to Karachi, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, ABCD 2 and Welcome Back. In 2016, she made her debut in regional language as an actress through the Punjabi film, Ambarsariya, which went on to become a blockbuster at the box office.



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Claudia Ciesla

Polish-German actress Claudia Ciesla made her debut in Bollywood through a cameo role in the blockbuster film, Khiladi 786. She appeared in the Balma song in this film, and her energetic performance received wide appreciation. In 2016, she played her first lead role in Bollywood in the movie, Kya Kool Hain Hum 3, alongside Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi. Ciesla was the USP of the film upon its release, and it ended as an above average grosser at the box office.



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Bruna Abdullah

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Bruna Abdullah first entered Indian movies in 2007 through Cash. Her item number, Reham Kare, in Cash impressed dance lovers all across the nation, and she was immediately noticed in tinsel town. She later went on to do movies like Desi Boyz, Billa II, Grand Masti, and Mastizaade.


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