Actresses who shaved off their heads!

Actresses who shaved off their heads!

Bollywood actresses that went bald for their roles.

Actresses who shaved off their heads!

Bollywood industry is the most looked upon industries in India. Behind the lavish lifestyles and the glitz and glam of bollywood stars there is unimaginable amount of hardwork and sacrifice. Many bollywood actors have gone out of the way to give a different dimension to their roles be it Farhan Akhtar who did 8 months of extensive training to justify the role of Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag or Bhumi Pednekar who gained 30 kg for her role in Dum Lagake Haisha. Bollywood industry witnessed some daring steps taken some actresses by shaving off their heads for the better protrayal of their characters, let's have a look at them.

Shabana Azmi.

Released in 2005 the movie Water directed by Deepa Mehta was signed by Shabana Azmi and apparently went bald for the film. The movie dealt the sensitive lives of widows. Back in 2005 the concept of the movie gathered alot of controversies regarding which Shabana Azmi opted out of the movie.

Nandita Das

Nandita Das the legendary theatre artist also shedded her hair for the same film Water, but left the project because of controversies.

Lisa Ray

This beautiful and bold actress Lisa Ray, who is a warrior in real life. She defeated a disease like cancer. Went bald for the film Water after Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das opted out because of controversies.


Veteran actor Tanuja is one of the legendary actors we have in the film industry. Tanuja too went ahead to shave her head to give best mould to her character in the Marathi movie Pitruroon. 

Anushka Sharma

Heartthrob young brigade leading lady Anushka Sharma who recently got married to Indian Cricket sensation Virat Kohli didn't step back from making extra efforts of getting bald, to empathize with her character in the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is considered to be the most hard working actor in the industry who had left no stone unturned in the field of cinema. Her strong portrayal of Mary Kom won millions of hearts. She reportedly said that, "as an actor its my responsibility to do what is require for my role, I was more than excited for this new experiment in my career".