With International Women's Day coming up, we thought we'd revisit the powerful boss ladies of Bollywood. These divas have left a mark in the industry by taking up unconventional roles and running films successfully without lead male actors.
Mukerji is one of the most popular faces of Bollywood and is known for giving powerful performances like that of Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani'. Her net worth is 12 million USD. She married Aditya Chopra, Chairman of Yash Raj Films in 2014 and they have a daughter, Adira Chopra.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
The actress has a successful film career spanning two decades and is one of the most sought after heroines of Bollywood. She has six Filmfare awards to her name and her personal life has often been the subject of widespread media coverage. She has a net worth of 12 million USD and she married actor-producer Saif Ali Khan in 2012. They have a son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.
She is known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema and taking up unconventional roles and rocking them. She takes up female-centric roles and has a net worth of 15 million USD. She married film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012.
The only lady in the industry who remains unaffected by the constant criticism and continues to perform at the box-office. Kangana Ranaut is one of the few actresses that can run a film without a big male star. The actress-filmmaker has a net worth of 12 million USD. She portrayed the titular warrior in her co-directorial venture and box office hit biopic 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', and was lauded for her performance.
Director-screenwriter Zoya Akhtar has proved her mettle and has become an integral part of the film industry. Her net worth is 10 million USD and her directorial hit 'Gully Boy' won her the Filmfare Award for Best Director. She is born to the renowned poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and screenwriter Honey Irani.
The actress-producer is one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood and she featured in the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list of 2018. She is the co-founder of the production company 'Clean Slate Films' and her net worth is 35 million USD. She married cricketer Virat Kohli in 2017.
The actress-film producer is one of the big names of the industry no one likes to mess with. She is one of the highest-paid actresses and has a net worth of 16 million USD. She featured in the Time 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. She worked with Vin Diesel in the Hollywood film 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage' and married actor Ranveer Singh in 2018.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Prior to rising in Hollywood with Quantico and Baywatch, the actress ruled Bollywood. The former Miss World/model/actor/producer/humanitarian has a net worth of 28 million USD. She is the most followed Bollywood celebrity on Instagram. She featured in the Forbes World's 100 most powerful women in 2017 and 2018, and the Time 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and was honoured with the Padma Shri by the GOI. She married the American singer Nick Jonas in 2018.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The former pageant queen is often cited in the media as the 'most beautiful woman in the world' and is the face of India at international platforms. The actress has an extravagant net worth of 50 million USD and she added to the Bachchan family's name by marrying Abhishek Bachchan in 2007. They have a daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan.
One of the richest and most influential producers of Bollywood is Ekta Kapoor. She is the de facto managing director and the creative head of Balaji Telefilms, whose net worth is almost a 1000 crores. She is the woman who single-handedly revolutionized Indian television. She has a Padma Shri in her name too.