Top Indian Origin Actresses In Hollywood Who Make Indians Prouder Than Ever

Leela Adwani |Dec 12, 2020

Here is the list of the most beautiful actresses who make it big in Hollywood but have Indian roots.

Cinema is ever-changing and it’s all a matter of tastes and trends of the audiences. The world capital of the commercial film industry, Hollywood, in recent years, has witnessed an Indian culture wave that is something we had rarely seen in the last two decades. Along with male actors, Indian origin actresses in Hollywood have outdone themselves in proving that Indians are an indispensable part of the cinematic universe.

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Indian origin actresses in Hollywood list

Indian representatives in Hollywood are the only game of Priyanka Chopra. Here is the list of the most beautiful actresses who make it big in the tinsel town but hail from Indian roots.

Liza Koshy

It might raise a few eyebrows when the American actress, TV host, and hot Youtuber Liza Koshy whose real name is Elizabeth Shaila Koshy is found on the list of Indian origin actresses in Hollywood. She is the recipient of several awards including Teen Choice Awards, Streamy Awards, and Kids’ Choice Award.

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Liza Koshy is currently one of the biggest content creators on Youtube

The 1996-born actress also made it to top Forbes 30 under 30 in the year 2019 under the Hollywood and Entertainment list. Not just this she was also one of 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of the same year.

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Liza at Grammys red carpet 2020

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, her dad is Indian who is a petroleum executive while her mom is German. In an interview with GQ India, she spilled the beans that her father moved to the US for studying purpose and met her mother when he was a student. She has termed herself “little brown girl” with half-Indian and half-white.

Priyanka Chopra

The list of Indian origin actresses in Hollywood cannot be complete without mentioning Bollywood and Hollywood sensation Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Rising to fame after the television hot series Quantico, Priyanka won the hearts of millions of fans across the world. She might be the first name popping into our minds when it comes to an Indian face who has a successful career in Hollywood.

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Priyanka Chopra's breakthrough role in Quantico series

In the year 2016, she was named in the list of 100 most influential people in the world. In 2018, the actress continued to add another feather to her cap as Forbes listed her in the top 100 most powerful women in the world. She is also one of the Indian actresses in Hollywood with several movies to her credit.

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Priyanka Chopra at Oscars

It goes without saying that when talks about Priyanka Chopra, people usually refer her to the Indian pride.

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Freida Pinto

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Pinto is another name of Indian actress in Hollywood. She didn’t choose Indian cinema to develop her acting career but challenged herself in the extremely competitive Hollywood. Mainly appears in Hollywood and British films, she has made a mark in the international audiences’ minds. Making her debut in the British drama Slumdog Millionaire in the year 2008, more than one decade in the industry, Freida has proved herself as a force to be reckoned with. Earlier last year, she got engaged to a photographer and they have never shied away from letting the world know about the love for each other.

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Freida Pinto is one of the most loved actresses in Hollywood

Nazneen Contractor

Another name in the Indian origin actresses in Hollywood is none other than Indian-Canadian actress Nazneen who is best known for the role of Layla Hourani in the show The Border.

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Nazneen Contractor is one of the biggest stars in Canada

The actress was born in Mumbai on 26 August 1982 but raised in the African country, Nigeria. When she was 7, her family moved again and finally settled in Toronto, Canada where she spent most of her childhood.

Noureen DeWulf

The American actress is best known for her top-notch performance in the 2015 film West Bank Story, 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriend Past.

For those who are unversed, Noureen was born in New York City from a Gujarati Indian family hailing from Pune. Other than English as her first language, she is also fluent in three more local languages including Hindi, Gujarati, and Urdu.

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Noureen DeWulf

Living in a white neighborhood and big metropolis like New York, she still keeps her Indian heritage. DeWulf was brought up by Nizari Ismaili Muslim.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

The Canadian actress Maitreyi a.k.a Netflix’s popular show “Never Have I Ever” star is another name mentioned on this list. Born on December 28, 2001, the 18-year-old actress is a Canadian of Tamil origin who is living in Mississauga, Ontario.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is said to be a rising star in Hollywood

Playing the lead role in the teen comedy series as Devi Vishwakumar, her character can be seen dealing with several popular teen pressures like friendship, grief, s.e.x and especially how she balances between rich Indian family tradition and American culture. She in several interviews affirmed that her country is Canada but her culture is Tamil.

Indian culture, as well as Indian image, is getting more familiar with Hollywood fans across the globe and that’s all thanks to Indian origin actresses in Hollywood who help bring India closer to the mass.

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