Donning a two-piece or swimsuit in the Bollywood industry is kind of a big deal for some, even today forget about the late 70s and 80s. The conservative Indian audiences prefer the actresses to be clad in sarees and jewellery, there have been a lot of times when Indian actresses wore a bikini back in the 80s and 90s and rocked it completely. Well, times and changed and so has the attitude of Indians and Indian society towards the actress wearing bikini.
Here are some of the evergreen actress who wore a bikini and nailed their look!
1. Mohana Cabral
She was born into a Christian family in Goa. She was a popular Konkani theatre artist and singer during the late 40s
and early 50s in Goa and Mumbai. Mohana acted in various Hindi movies of the late ’40s and early 50s and sang a couple of songs too.
2. Neena Gupta
She is an actress and television director popularly known for her work in both art-house and commercial films. Neena is probably one of the boldest and independent women in the film industry.
3. Neetu Singh
Neetu Singh Kapoor is an actress who is known for appearing in Hindi films throughout the late 60s to 80s. She was one of the most voluptuous women back in her times.
4. Hema Malini
She is an Indian actress, director, producer, writer, dancer and politician. Known as the dream girl of the Bollywood Industry, she still has not lost her charm.
5. Zeenat Aman
Zeenat was the Bollywood diva who stormed Bollywood in the 70s with her bold and se#y characters. Zeenat was probably the first actress who was considered to be a s#x symbol because of her bold roles in the movies she did.
Tanuja Samarth, popularly known as Tanuja followed her mother’s footsteps and why not! After all, her mother Sobhana Samarth was the first woman who donned the bikini in Indian cinema.
7. Sonu Walia
Sonu is a Bollywood actress and has everything needed to look breathtaking in a bikini. Tall, confident and s*xy. And why not after all she is a winner of Miss India pageant and model.
Bhanurekha Ganesan, known by her stage name Rekha was not much of a poser back then but got everything that made the audience go love struck by her looks.
Back in the times’ actresses wearing a swimsuit was considered equal to wearing a Bikini. The two pieces came in much later but Nutan was one of the first mainstream actresses to wear a swimsuit. It for sure came as a shock for the conservative audience too.
10. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi’s bikini scene in Yeh Nazdeekiyan made every man wish to bring her more close to them. The scene in which she emerges from the sea running on the beach became an iconic bold girl image.