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Bollywood actresses in their 50s who are ruling hearts

Bollywood actresses in their 50s who are shinning bright like a diamond

The latest release Drishyam 2 has slayed at the box office and received appreciation from audiences, celebrities, and the like. But, one comment caught people’s eyeballs (and for the right reason this time!)- Kangana Ranaut’s appreciation for Tabu. She talked about how the only two Bollywood movies that made it big in 2022 had Tabu in leading roles- Bhool Bhulaiya 2 and Drishyam 2.

Bollywood actresses in their 50s

She added that being an actress in her 50s and reaching her stardom at this age is truly commendable. But wait! Is Tabu the only actress who has challenged the age-old Bollywood notion that “young is beautiful”?

A big NO! Here are some Bollywood actresses who have reclaimed Bollywood even in their later years!

  1. Neena Gupta


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With a career spanning more than forty years, this is undoubtedly the second era for Neena Gupta. From funny and candid roles to serious ones, she is a series of emotions in herself. Her playful and honest portrayal of her life and struggles in Masaba Masaba was a welcome change. What makes Neena Gupta stand out is her ability to talk about more relatable things. She has been very open about not getting good roles, the typecast roles, financial struggles, and backlash from people for having a child out of wedlock. And thanks to all this, she is now more visible in movies. With her latest release Uunchai, she has made sure that people take notice of her work because she is here to slay and stay!

  1. Madhuri Dixit


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The ‘Dream Girl’ was missing from the scene after her marriage and post-Devdas. But, with Aaja Nachle, she made her official comeback in 2007. Though the movie did not do well at the box office and Dixit was seen on and off in films or as guest appearances after that, it is safe to say that she is now back for good. The OTT platform has been a blessing for many actors to come back into the limelight, and Dixit is one of them. With ‘The Fame Game’ and ‘Maja Ma; as her latest work, we cannot wait to see more of this talented actress slaying it on the big and small screens!

  1. Ratna Pathak Shah


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Ratna Pathak Shah is one actress who has been consistently delivering outstanding performances. Even after achieving fame in Bollywood, the actress is still true to her roots- theatre. You can still catch one of her plays next time in Mumbai. Her roles, be it on the big screen or the OTT platform, have always been stellar. As an actress, Shah is selective in what she does and loves to experiment. Without a doubt, she has slayed at every age and will continue to do so!

  1. Neetu Kapoor


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Even though she has not done a lot of movies in the past few years, her latest movie Jugjugg Jeeyo was a good comeback. Neetu Kapoor is one of the actresses who aged like a fine wine- just getting better every year. With some projects in the pipeline, we hope to see more of her in the coming days.

  1. Neelam Kothari


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She shot back into fame after the reality show “Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives” aired on Netflix in 2020, with the second season releasing a few months back. Her candid portrayal of her family life and struggles has made her relatable and allowed people to see the flipside of fame. Although the beautiful actress has not done a lot of movies or acting roles, her presence and visibility on social media are a delight. A jewellery designer by profession, she and her three co-stars of the show are now a part of big shoots and covers. Age is just another number for this talented and stunning actress whose fans cannot get enough of her!

Special Mention-

Shefali Shah


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With just one year shy of 50, Shefali Shah had to be on this list because everywhere you look- she is there! The versatile actress is not just limited to the big screen but has also taken the OTT platform by storm. Darlings, Delhi Crime, Human, Jalsa, and Doctor G are among the few releases in 2022 alone. Her natural talent for acting and honestly portraying her character’s emotions have made her an audience favourite. Shah has always been transparent about doing substantial roles and not just going with the big names. This is why she can also be seen in Indie movies that are experimentative and bold. She is an actress with utter talent and we are glad that people have finally started noticing her!

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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