In order to succeed in Bollywood, actresses must adopt a specific look. It’s also a big no-no to be a short Bollywood actress. That isn’t to say that some actresses haven’t defied stereotypes. They’ve shown that being short isn’t a flaw, but rather strength to be admired.
So, here are some Bollywood actresses that have accepted their diminutive stature and yet lead the industry:
1. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt, the up-and-coming Bollywood actress, has it all: good looks, acting abilities, and a family name, but there’s one thing she’s missing out on i.e. height. Because of her diminutive stature, this actress has had some casting challenges, but she has handled them gracefully. She has worked her way into mainstream acting with films like Highway, Dear Zindagi, Raazi, and Udta Punjab. Despite her height, she is currently one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actors.
Highway, Dear Zindagi, 2 States, Udta Punjab, and Raazi are some of her most popular films.
2. Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee, despite being one of Bollywood’s tiniest actresses, has achieved great success. She is regarded as one of the great romantic heroines of the 1990s and 2000s, proving that height is only a limitation. She has proven that height is just a number with films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Saathiya, Bunty Aur Bubli, and the new Mardaani series.
No One Killed Jessica, Mardaani, Hey Ram, Saathiya, Paheli, and Baabul are some of the most popular films.
3. Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma is another short-height actress who proves that height is irrelevant. This Bengali beauty works as an actress, producer, and director, proving that height doesn’t matter. She has proven that she is just as good as the other long-legged beauties with her sparkling doe eyes, enticing smile, and amazing acting skills. Wake Up Sid, A Death in the Gunj, Omkara, Life in a Metro, and Lipstick Under My Burkha are some of her best-known films.
Height – 5’1 feet
Wake Up Sid, Omkara, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Page 3, Goynar Baksho are some of the most popular films.
Kajol is an indispensable addition to any list of short Bollywood actresses. Since the 1990s, Kajol has been a highly sought-after actress. She has proven that height does not matter with films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Baazigar, You, Me, and Hum, Helicopter Eela, We Are Family and others. She has proven that when it comes to the struggle of height vs. talent, talent always wins.
Height – 5’3″
Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Faana, Dushman, You, Me, and Hum, and We Are Family are some of the most popular Bollywood films.
5. Madhuri Dixit
You’d be surprised to see this actress on the list of short Bollywood actresses. Madhuri Dixit Nene is one of Bollywood’s most popular actresses. Because of her charm and attractiveness, Madhuri still maintains a place in the hearts of her followers. Despite her tiny stature (5.4 inches), she is considered Bollywood’s biggest hottie.
Popular Bollywood films include Koyla, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Anjaam, Saajan, and Lajja.
6. Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra, another short-height Bollywood actress, has proven that height isn’t a barrier. Priyanka Chopra, her cousin, is one of Bollywood’s tallest actors. On the other hand, Parineeti demonstrates that height is irrelevant. She has cemented her position in Bollywood with films such as Ishaqzaade, Ladies vs. Ricky Behl, Shudh Desi Romance, Kesari, and Meri Pyaari Bindu.
Ishaqzaade, Ladies vs. Ricky Behl, Kesari, Meri Pyaari Bindu, and Kill Dil are some of the most popular Bollywood films.
7. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor is another Bollywood actress who manages to conceal her diminutive stature. She has managed to camouflage her diminutive stature well, despite being paired with some tall actors. However, she has demonstrated that height is only a minor factor in acting. Ek Villain, Haider, Stree, Sahoo, Baaghi, and the ABCD series are just a few of her successful films.
Ek Villain, Haider, Stree, Sahoo, and Baaghi are some of the most popular Bollywood films.
8. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan must be included in any list of Bollywood celebrities with short statures. She’s one of the rare actresses that recognises and appreciates her diminutive stature. Vidya Balan isn’t ashamed to admit she’s short, and she relishes the fact that she can stand out in a crowd. Because you can tell she’s a force to be reckoned with when you see her in films like Kahaani, Parineeta, Paa, and Ishqiya.
Height- 5’4 feet
Kahaani, Parineeta, Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, Shakuntala Devi, Mission Mangal, Kahaani, Parineeta, Paa, Ishqiya, Kahaani, Parineeta, Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, Shakuntala.
9. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone is a name you might not expect to see on a list of short Bollywood actresses. With her hot moments and stunning form, the actress soared onto the cinema scene. And, while she has the beauty and the figure, she lacks a certain amount of height. But that hasn’t stopped her from becoming a leading item girl in Bollywood.
Jism 2, Ragini MMS 2, Hate Story 2, Jackpot, and Fuddu are all popular films.
10. Illeana D’Cruz
Illeana D’Cruz is the final name on the shortlist of Bollywood actresses. She may be one of the tallest women on this list, but she falls short of the Bollywood height threshold by a few inches. Interestingly, this hasn’t stopped her from appearing in epic films such as Barfi, Rustom, Mein Tera Hero, and Raid.
Barfi, Rustom, Mein Tera Hero, Raid, and Baadshaho are all popular films.
When it comes to actresses, Bollywood has its own set of criteria. Smoldering eyes, captivating beauty, and legs that stretch for miles. However, the women on the list above have defied all stereotypes about their height and earned a name for themselves in Bollywood.
So, if someone tells you that height is vital for success, show them our list of Bollywood’s short actresses to disprove them.