9 Bollywood Actresses Who Went Bald In Real For Their Movie Roles


A true artist is someone who has the guts to take up every challenge that comes his way. Often, Bollywood stars are expected to experiment with their looks in order to fit into the role. While actors like Bhumi Pednekar and Aamir Khan put on unimaginable weight, actors like Randeep Hooda shed huge weight to fit perfectly into the character. Then there are some actresses who didn’t even mind shedding their hair so that they could give the best out of themselves. Take a look at Bollywood actresses who went bald in the movies.

1. Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi was first signed act in Deepa Mehta directed movie Water. The movie was based on the lives of the widow. So, Shabana had to shave her hair. Unfortunately, the movie attracted many controversies and Shabana opted out of the movie.

2. Nandita Das

The very talented actress shaved off her hair for the same project with Shabana Azmi. She too opted out later as the controversy over the movie led to the makers indefinitely stalling the shoot of the film.

3. Lisa Ray

After Shabana Azmi and Nandita Sen opted out, Lisa Ray was cast in the movie. Just like the two actresses, she went bald for real for her look in the movie Water. She played a widow in the movie which was finally shot in Sri Lanka.

4. Tanuja

The legendary actress, Tanuja took the brave step of shaving her head off for her Marathi film Pitruroon to go into the skin of the character.

5. Tanvi Azmi

Tanvi was seen in the role of a Maratha widow in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ for which she had gone bald in reality. She played Ranveer Singh’s character’s mother in the film.

6. Antara Mali

The actress took the bold step to shave her head off for Amol Parekar’s film And Once Again. She went bald in reality as her character in the movies was a monk in Sikkim.

7. Priyanka Chopra

The lady shaved her long locks for the blockbuster movie Mary Kom which was based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom. In an interview, she said, “First of all I am an actor, so as an actor it is my responsibility that whatever character I take up I do it with honesty. This is always my personal challenge that I set for myself that how differently I can portray all my characters. So I was not at all hesitant, in fact, I was very excited.”

8. Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty was seen in a bald look in her home production The Desire. It was rumored that the actress got bald for real for her role in the movie which she cleared later by saying, “I opted for prosthetic make up for the film. Getting the bald look was a three hours job.”

9. Anushka Sharma

Anushka shaved her head for her role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Her character, which was a cancer patient, demanded her to go bald. The actress took it up as a challenge and sported it beautifully.

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