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Kangana, Deepika, Sunny: TOP Earning Actresses of 2015 so far

By Joginder Tuteja
July 03, 2015 09:21 IST
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A look at the box office queens.

Most of the top actresses have had a major release already this year. And most of their films have been box office successes.

Kangana Ranaut continued her march to the top, but Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma kept their date with success as well.

Here are the actresses who have raked in the most moolah at the box office in India this year so far.

*Indicates a film is still running and these are expected lifetime collections.

Kangana Ranaut

Image: Kangana Ranaut plays a double role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Last year, she aced it with Queen. This year, it's Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Kangana Ranaut has shown a remarkable resurgence in her career and is seriously pushing her way among the top three actresses, who are delivering with consistency.

Kangana’s next film, Katti Batti, is expected to do the trick too.

Box office collection: Rs 150 crore*

Read the review here

Anushka Sharma

Image: Anushka Sharma in NH10

Despite the disastrous Bombay Velvet, Anushka Sharma is among the top actresses this year.

She started off well with the dark thriller, NH10.

She had a small part in Dil Dhadakne Do, but her star presence certainly counted.

Next year, she will be seen in Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Box office collection: Rs 111 crore (Dil Dhadakne Do: Rs 78 crore*, NH10: Rs 33 crore)

Read the review here

Shraddha Kapoor

Image: Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan in ABCD2

Shraddha Kapoor has become a name to reckon with after hits like Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain and Haider.

With ABCD 2 marching towards the Rs 100 crore mark, there's more success coming her way.

Box office collection: Rs 100 crore*

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 Taapsee Pannu

Image: Taapsee Pannu in Baby

Baby didn't require Taapsee to be romantic or funny. Instead, she had to kick hard. Literally.

Taapsee Pannu did so, and with style.

She wasn't paired opposite Akshay Kumar in the conventional sense and appeared only in the second half of the film. But even in this limited appearance, she made her presence count.

Box office collection: Rs 95 crore

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Shruti Haasan

Image: Shruti Haasan and Akshay Kumar in Gabbar Is Back

Shruti Haasan played the quintessential Bollywood leading lady in this hit film.

She may not have got rave reviews for her performance but she's finally got a hit!

Box office collection: Rs 87 crore

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Deepika Padukone

Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in Piku

Deepika is one of the most successful actresses in the industry today, and Piku just added to her string of hits.

Considering its small budget, even box office collections of Rs 40-50 crore would have been satisfying, but it earned double!

Box office collection: Rs 80 crore

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Priyanka Chopra

Image: Priyanka Chopra in Dil Dhadakne Do

Priyanka Chopra scored with the multi-starrer, Dil Dhadakne Do, even though she played a character who is the antithesis of her real life persona.

One looks forward to her upcoming films Bajirao Mastani and Gangaajal 2 for more terrific performances.

Box office collection: Rs 78 crore*

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Bhumi Pednekar

Image: Bhumi Pednekar and Aysuhamann Khurana in Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Bhumi Pednekar is a surprise entry in this list, and is the only debutante to do so.

Unconventional and defying the laws that govern Bollywood leading ladies, Bhumi managed to win hearts in Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

It's been a while since the film released but the actress hasn't signed another film yet.

Box office collection: Rs 30 crore

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Sunny Leone

Image: Sunny Leone in Ek Paheli: Leela

Though Ek Paheli Leela did not cover the distance that Ragini MMS 2 did, it was a decent success and a good start to the year for Sunny Leone.

Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, the film that came immediately after, however, was a disaster.

But Sunny is still one of the hottest leading ladies in Bollywood.

Box office collection: Rs 27 crore

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