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Reader's Choice: Most Attractive Women of Bollywood

Last updated on: April 21, 2010 18:33 IST

Image: Sushmita Sen
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar Sukanya Verma in Mumbai

The word is 'wow'. A default response from you, a favoured reaction of theirs.

Filled with pluck, charm and panache, everywhere they go, they make heads turn.

We asked you to pitch in names of celebrities that fit this description in your opinion. So here it is, dear readers, your pick of Bollywood's 10 most attractive women. Keep a look out for the men.

10. Sushmita Sen

The debacle of Chingaari and Dulha Mil Gaya seems to have had no impact on Sush fans as they continue to root for the former Miss Universe with gusto.

Hotness quotient: It's all in the attitude. Often dubbed a thinking man's sex symbol, this sensational mum to her two adopted daughters -- Renee and Alisah -- believes in living life on her own terms. And her long list of boyfriends indicates that men like that.

Style mantra: She likes to keep it edgy and adventurous. Although she favors black a great deal, Sushmita carries colour with just as much fervour.

9. Shilpa Shetty

Image: Shilpa Shetty

Marrying UK-based businessman Raj Kundra last November hasn't diminished Shilpa's popularity one bit.

Perhaps her role as the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, along with her hubby, at the Indian Premiere League has something to do with it?

Hotness quotient: That toned-to-perfection body and loooong, killer legs, of course.

Style mantra: The Baazigar star has come a long way. From tinted hair, loud lipstick and dowdy clothing to a sleek mane, elegant make-up and high-end designer wardrobe, it's been one hell of a makeover.

8. Bipasha Basu

Image: Bipasha Basu

Looks like those nine smoking hot looks in her last release, Pankh didn't go all that unnoticed after all. You voted. She made it.

Hotness quotient: A striking mix of stunning looks, sizzling figure (check out those abs on the cover of her Love Yourself fitness video), sensible head and striking focus, Bipasha Basu has most men craving to be her Lucky Boy.

Style mantra: Hot and knows it, Bipasha flaunts her oomph in diva-inspired gowns, structured dresses and exotic prints. And boy, does she love to experiment with her hair.

7. Deepika Padukone

Image: Deepika Padukone
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

Lady Padukone is all over the news these days. From her skimpy bikini act in Housefull to her single-or-not status, this Dreamy Gal has everyone's curious side up.

Hotness quotient: There's pretty and there's really pretty. Deepika belongs to the latter category. No wonder filmmakers, ad men and photographers go crazy highlighting her flawless features and trim figure.

Style mantra: While there's no doubt about her ability to carry off anything from a swimsuit to sari with elan, the Karthik Calling Karthik beauty likes to keep it young, hip and comfortable.

6. Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Back-to-back hits, courtesy Paa and Ishqiya have catapulted Vidya Balan in the big league. She's one of those rare Bollywood beauties who's achieved this without succumbing to the swimsuit fad.

Hotness quotient: An actress of grit and substance, Vidya Balan is no bore, mind you. She sports an earthy brand of sensuality, which lights the screen up with her glowing eyes, melting smile and enticing voice.

Style mantra: Derided by one and all for her gaudy picks initially, Ms Balan has found her safety net in designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's exquisite range of ethnic saris.

5. Kareena Kapoor

Image: Kareena Kapoor
Photographs: Manav Manglani/Reuters

One can never be sure of what to expect from Kareena. From a cute-as-a-button medical intern in 3 Idiots to a traumatised wife of a terrorist in Kurbaan, she's convincing in all her skins.

Hotness quotient: Size notwithstanding, the Jab We Met actress always steps out looking like a holiday. Her naturally fresh looks, luminous complexion and a well-toned body make an irresistible statement. Don't believe us? Ask Saif!

Style mantra: Her devotion for Manish Malhotra's bling-happy saris is no secret. Bebo and her undeniable chic factor is equally at ease dabbling with international fashion houses -- from Chanel to Cavalli.

4. Asin

Image: Asin

One hasn't heard much from Asin since London Dreams crashed. But the number of votes she garnered in this poll shows the 24-year-old's strong hold amongst fans.

Hotness quotient: She's sexy without trying too hard and wears a zesty attitude to match her endless energy.

Style mantra: This Kochi lass is all about deep colours and demure gowns. And yes, red becomes her. Remember that Vogue cover?

3. Priyanka Chopra

Image: Priyanka Chopra

What can one say about a stunner for whom Vishal Bharadwaj insists Saat Khoon Maaf?

Hotness quotient: As if that husky voice and plump pout wasn't killing enough, Her Hotness drips with sexiness allowing her incredible curves and sun-kissed texture to do most of the groundwork.

Style mantra: A far cry from her chalky make-up and drab outfits in Krrish and Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, the new, improved Priyanka is hip to the point of catalogue perfection.

Post-Dostana, Priyanka prefers to flaunt her shapely gams in shorter hems but occasionally go dressy in a sequined sari teamed with a seductive blouse.

2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

She breathes in 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous.' To say Abhishek Bachchan's better half is attractive is not just an understatement. It's also very silly. You don't state the obvious, do you?

Hotness quotient: Her face. It's build to make others gape, gawk and gaze. Her aura. It's made of grace and, some believe, otherworldly. Her wild side. Remember Dhoom 2?

Style mantra: A few hugely publicised bad fashion days aside, from classic saris to cocktail specialties to elaborate designer creations, she's a red carpet knockout.

1. Katrina Kaif

Image: Katrina Kaif

And now, ladies and gentlemen, 'The Most Attractive Woman in Bollywood'.

Winning a tough competition by an overwhelming margin, Katrina Kaif reiterates her habit of topping popularity charts. And we are certainly not complaining.

Hotness quotient: In Bollywood, either a girl is cute or she's hot. The doe-eyed star of hits like Singh is Kinng, New York and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is an enviable combination of both pristine innocence and silky sexiness. Her understated come-hither moves in a beverage commercial are case in point.

Style mantra: Her tasteful manners and elegant body language make Katrina quite an all rounder. So from cartoon-themed tees to dainty saris, she works them all.