Actresses have never shied away from portraying challenging roles. From supporting characters to main lead roles we’ve experienced path-breaking performances from actresses in every genre. There are 14 beautiful actresses who went completely bald and some who carried the bald look on screen.
Actor/comedian Sugandha Mishra, who is known for her comic timing and her talent for singing and mimicking famous actors did something extra ordinary for her new show ‘The Drama Company’. Sugandha will don a bald look for the opening episode of “The Drama Company”. The actress will be in her comic best where she plays Anarkali but in a bald look.
TV actress Jennifer Winget, who is receiving praises for playing an obsessed lover on the popular TV show Beyhadh, is all set seen sporting a bald look on-screen. The show is going to take a leap and the beautiful actress will be seen in bald avatar post leap. Well, Jennifer hasn’t chopped off her luscious locks, but will be seen sporting a wig for the same.
3. Nia Sharma
Beautiful actress Nia, who had a pivotal role in “Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai”, was seen in bald look as she played the cancer patient on the show. She admits it wasn`t easy to do so.”Frankly speaking, it wasn’t easy for me to sport such a look. I remember I cried in front of my mother saying I don’t want to do something like this”.
“But my mother convinced me. She said now that you have entered the industry, you can’t crib about things, just go for it. With her encouraging words, I gathered all my strength and just went for it,” she added.
4. Priyanka Chopra
For a crucial sequence in her film “Mary Kom”, based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom, Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra goes bald. The versatile actress said that it was her responsibility to do justice with her character. “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.
5. Anjali Mukhi
“Ishqbaaz” actress Anjali Mukhi; who plays the role of Anika’s mother (Nayantara) in the show recently chopped off all her hair for the serial.
Speaking about her bald look, Anjali told an entertainment portal that, “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.”
6. Anushka Sharma
In Karan Johar’s directorial venture ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, Anushka Sharma played the character of Alizeh who develops a stage- 4 cancer and loses all her hair. Although, Anushka didn’t shave her head and wore a bald cap, the confidence with which she carried the look was commendable. Not only Anushka but Ranbir too gone bald in the movie and guess what it is for Anushka he shaved her head in the movie.
7. Preeti and Pinky
Bollywood singing duo Preeti and Pinky who are best remembered for their hit song ‘Piya Piya O Piya’ from Salman Khan starrer movie ‘Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega’ and ‘Maine koi jaadu nahi kiya’ from ‘Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai’ starring Kareena Kapoor. Preeti and Pinky, two bodies, one voice is how they like to introduce themselves have gone bald for their new song. Their new track ‘Hungama Kyun Na Kare’ is dedicated to female cancer patients.
8. Karuna Pandey
Television actress Karuna Pandey, who plays the role of Kusum Sundari in Colors show ‘Devanshi’ goes bald for her role in the show. Speaking on her bald look, Karuna Pandey said, “As any other woman, I like my hair long, working with different kinds of styling and experimenting with new hair dos and I just couldn’t imagine myself bald.But when I was told that I will have a bald look for the upcoming episodes, I was excited to try something new. As an actor, it is a privilege for me to experiment with different looks and avatars. Also, my make up team managed to do a great job and I hope the viewers will appreciate this new avatar of Kusum Sundari.”
9. Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty goes bald for her film ‘The Desire’. The Indo-Chinese venture has her portraying the role of a monk. But the actress hasn’t really shaved her head, she went in for a prosthetic make-up, which would take about four hours to do every day. “The Desire — A Journey of a Woman”, produced by her mother Sunanda, has been winning quite a few awards lately.
10. Rinku Karmarkar
TV actress Rinku Karmarkar has shaved off her head to fit into her character on daily soap “Yeh Vaada Raha”. Surprisingly, it was the actress’ idea to sport a bald pate. “I was fed up of wearing a wig as the pins that held it together would prick and hurt my scalp. So I told my unit that it would be better if I went bald. They conveyed it to the makers, who were shocked to hear this. When they asked me, I told them that taking such a step would enhance the character. “
11. Tanvi Azmi
Tanvi Azmi, who plays Ranveer Singh’s (Bajirao’s) mother in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani”, has gone bald for her part in the film. Her commitment and professionalism did not go in vain and she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for her outstanding performance as Bajirao’s mother Radhabai.
12. Antara Mali
Actress Antara Mali who acted in films like ‘Road’, ‘Company’ etc. shaved her head for Amol Palekar’s film ‘And Once Again’, in which she played the role of a monk and was appreciated for her outstanding performance. The source said, “She immediately agreed to sign the film and didn’t think twice about shaving her head, because her role, which is that of a female monk in Sikkim, requires it.”
13. Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi shaved off her head for Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Water‘, which unfortunately got shelved due to protests from certain groups. The film was made but without the original cast. Though she could not be a part of the movie, her going bald was surely not in vain as we think (and so does her husband) that Shabana Azmi looked amazingly sexy sporting the bald look. Lika Shabana, Nandita Das and Lisa ray too had shaved their head for the same film.
14. 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 the bald way again. Her fight with the disease has been a source of inspiration for millions and we don’t think she has ever looked more beautiful.