1. Naina Talwar (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

Deepika as Naina taught us that you don't have to change yourself to have the world look at you differently. You just have to believe in yourself and break out of whatever's holding you back.


2. Geet (Jab We Met)

Kareena's Geet was the poster child of positivity. And that's probably why even when sh*t hit the fan, she got back on her feet soon enough (with a little help from Shahid, of course).

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3. Rani (Queen)

Kangana as Rani showed us that you don't need a man in your life to live it to the fullest. Breaking away from the stereotype, Rani did what every girl should do--take a solo trip--and that helped her emerge stronger (and cooler). 

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4. Veera (Highway)

Alia's portrayal of Veera gave us a strong woman who stands up to the abuse she is subjected to and escapes the shackles of the society that oppresses her.

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5. Laila (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

Katrina's free spirited Laila was a breath of fresh air. Laila lives life on her terms with no regret and radiates happiness everywhere.

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6. Meghna (Fashion)

Priyanka's character, Meghna, was a dark one, and she takes us on her journey of becoming a supermodel with all the good, bad and horrible. The moral of this story is that you should never forget where you came from.

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7. Shashi (English Vinglish)

Sridevi's character showed us that hard work and dedication can accomplish anything. In this family drama, Shashi struggles but succeeds in learning English to earn the well-deserved respect of her family.

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8. Meeta (Hasee Toh Phasee)

Another strong woman refusing to stick to the stereotypes Parineeti's character in this rom-com runs away from her house in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a scientist.

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9. Neerja (Neerja)

Sonam's portrayal of this brave young woman who gave up her life to save others' is a heartfelt inspiration and example of the humanity that we sometimes think has gone missing.

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10. Farah (Dil Dhadakne Do)

She is rightly called 'Fearless Farah' in the movie and that is exactly what Anushka's character is. She is a woman who lives life on her own terms and has a simple 'no bullshit' policy which we love!

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