12 Bollywood Actresses Who Went Bald On-Screen

Blog By riyaz  |  27-12-17

They can do anything for a role.

#12 Nia Sharma

#12 Nia Sharma

Acting is a difficult proffession. You have to go to extremes to prove your ability. These actresses were willing to go to these lengths for their role.

Nia Sharma played a pivotal role in “Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai”. She played a cancer patient in the show for which she had to adopt this look. She admits that carrying off a bald look was quite difficult.


#11 Rinku Karmarkar

#11 Rinku Karmarkar

Rinku Karmarkar appeared in the daily soap "Yeh Vaada Raha". In the show she had to play a bald character. Every day she would come in to work and spend hours on her bald cap.

Eventually she herself decided that it would be better if she went bald. The crew was shocked at this decision but definitely thankful for it.


#10 Antara Mali

#10 Antara Mali

The stunning actress shaved her head for Amol Palekar’s film ‘And Once Again’. She played the role of a monk and was appreciated for her outstanding performance. Just the script made her decide that she would sign it and immediately shaved her head to get under the character's skin.


#9 Jennifer Winget

#9 Jennifer Winget

Jennifer Winget played the role of an obsessed lover in Beyhadh. The show was about to take a time leap after which she would be sporting a new look. But did she really do it?

Nope, thankfully this look was achieved through make-up.


#8 Anjali Mukhi

#8 Anjali Mukhi

Anjali Mukhi appears in the TV show "Ishqbaaz". When asked about her look she said “At first, I was really skeptical about doing this and I was in two minds. I was wondering if this was really necessary and so I had a talk with the creators. They spoke to me and told me how my character has been fighting for the money all this while and this might be a shift from what people are actually hoping to see. But then, I gave the creatives a thumbs-up and I was like, let’s do it. We started shooting and it took me around two and a half hours to get the prosthetics done.”


#7 Priyanka Chopra

#7 Priyanka Chopra

The Superstar Priyanka Chopra went bald for a crucial sequence in the film, 'Mary Kom'. "It was just about one scene in ‘Mary Kom’, so it was not required for me to go bald. Then who would have shot the rest of the film? But if a film requires for me to go bald entirely, maybe I will do it. But just for one or two scenes, I can’t go bald,” Priyanka said.

Well, we never questioned her commitment to the craft.


#6 Karuna Pandey

#6 Karuna Pandey

Television actress Karuna Pandey, plays the role of Kusum Sundari in the show ‘Devanshi’. Playing the negative role has truly given the actress a chance to show her true abilities. Her bald look was something the make up department worked hard for.


#5 Shilpa Shetty

#5 Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty went bald for her film ‘The Desire’. She too played the role of a monk in this Indo-Chinese feature. The look took about four hours of prosthetic make-up every day. But we have to admit that they got the look spot on.


#4 Tanvi Azmi

#4 Tanvi Azmi

Tanvi Azmi went bald for the role of Radhabai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani". Sanjay Leela Bhansali has the power to draw the best from his actors and that is exactly what he did with Tanvi. She went bald for the film and her efforts did not go unrewarded. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for her outstanding performance as Bajirao’s mother Radhabai.


#3 Anushka Sharma

#3 Anushka Sharma

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil gave us a lot of things that we did not know we needed. Anushka Sharma's character plays the role of Alizeh, a young and bubbly girl who is full of life. Sadly, in the movie she develops stage-4 cancer and loses all her hair. She chose to wear a bald cap though instead of actually going all the way.


#2 Shabana Azmi

#2 Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi brings class to any role she portrays. The veteran actress true to her style went bald for her role in the fil 'Water'. Unfortunately, the film got shelved due to protests from certain groups.


#1 Lisa Ray

#1 Lisa Ray

When Deepa Mehta revived her project “Water” she requested Lisa for the role. Like Shabana and Nandita, Lisa also decided to shave off her hair for the role. However, a few years later, she parted ways with her locks for an entirely different reason. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and the treatment caused her to go bald again. Her fight with the disease has been a source of inspiration for millions and we don’t think she has ever looked better.








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