We normally discuss actresses as glam dolls. Even though they do try to perform, the stories they get and the characters they do, they are not allowed to perform as much as one wishes. We can no longer see a Savitri or a Jamuna or a Soundarya, because of the latest stories too. Still, few actresses after being in the Industry for a considerable amount of time, decided to come out of glamour roles and prove themselves as actresses. Let’s see who are they …..
Anushka ShettyAnushka Shetty got a huge launchpad in Super, opposite Akkineni Nagarjuna as a glam queen and a Tomboy. She continued to act in more and more glamour roles, until, Arundhati came her. Since that film, she has earned a lot of respect and she is getting significant characters in many films. Even in Baahubali series, she has a main role to perform along with Prabhas, Ramyakrishnan. She proved that she is a big box office star, with her film, Bhaagamathie and said that she wants to do a complete commercial film too.
Shriya SaranShriya Saran got launched in a love story, Ishtam and made a name for herself with Santhosham. Both are performance oriented films but she did not manage to garner such name after them, until Manam fell in her lap. Manam once again showed how talented actress she is, along with being a glam doll.
Trisha KrishnanTrisha Krishnan started her career 20 years ago and even though she did gain name with Varsham, Nuvvosthannate Nenoddantana performances, she then went on to become a glamour queen in many films. She returned back to performance oriented roles with Dhanush’s DharmaYogi and gained a huge positive response for her role in Hey Jude.
Kajal AggarwalKajal Aggarwal has been happy to be the eye-candy of the viewers on Telugu screens for many films. She did not pick up much scripts that challenge her acting skills, but lately, she is trying to shine in them too. In Nene Raju Nene Mantri, she did show her maturity as a performer.
NayantaraShe is now known as Lady Superstar in Tamil Cinema. She debuted opposite Rajnikanth but quickly tried to be the glamour queen even though she did not have an ideal body for it. She transformed herself so much that today she is seen as the glamour queen who can perform. She is doing many lady oriented films that are becoming huge hits too.
CharmeeCharmee Kaur is mostly known as the leading lady who made a name for herself with Mahaa Mahaa song and who can expose as much as the director and producer demands. Her role in Krishna Vamsi’s Sri Anjaneyam became controversial too. She proved her acting skills in Anaganaga Oka Roju.
TamannaTamanna is more known for her looks and fair skin. She did expose and become the glam doll for years. But she started taking up films that challenge her acting skills too. She acted in de-glam roles in Abhinetri and Baahubali.
Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh is mostly known for her stunning beauty on screen and in different songs. She looked really like a hot angel walking down to us on screen in her full glory in many films. But in Rarandoyi Veduka Chuddam and Jaya Janaki Nayaka, she showed that she can perform too.
Raashi KhannaRaashi Khanna started off her career with Oohalu Gusa Gusalade and many thought she will continue to grow as an actress and a performer alongside the glam doll roles. Until Tholiprema, she couldn’t achieve that distinction, where her looks did not matter but her performance talked the most.
Samantha AkkineniSamantha can be treated as the only actress in today’s generation to have a reputation as an actress more than glamour queen. She did excel in both kinds and now, she is taking up new challenges with Rangasthalam, Mahanati and U-turn.