This story now
IN Celebrities ON 05 Feb, 2016
The Kingfisher calendar girl tradition started 2003.
It advances the career of models is like an entry ticket to the glam world of Bollywood. Photographer Atul Kasbekar has been associated with the calendar since the very beginning. Kasbekar with Vijay Mallya is credited with the thorough making of the Kingfisher Calender.
Many actresses like Deepika, Lisa, Isha, Yana Gupta were once calendar girls, but now they have become the most popular actresses in Bollywood. The Kingfisher calendar format helps many other models and aspiring girls to start their career as in the industry.
Here are the images of hottest Bollywood actresses who were once Calendar girls.
Deepika Padukone is the heart of Bollywood, but this is where she started. She is now one of the most famous and highly paid actresses.
Esha Gupta was a participant in Femina Miss India 2007. She came third and after that, she joined the Calendar girl contest. Her one of the successful film is Jannat 2 with Bollywood's heartthrob Emraan Hashmi.
After winning Femina Miss India title in 2012, she took part in Kingfisher Calender girl contest. She was a part of Big Boss 9 season too. Now she is moving towards Bollywood Industry to try her luck.
Lisa Haydon is an Indian model and actress, best known for her work in the Bollywood comedy-drama film Queen.
She is a British-Indian actress but primarily known for Bollywood films. She was in a relationship with Bollywood bhai Salman Khan for 6 years. She was once the highest paid actress among other actresses.
Preeti Desai is an Indian-British actress, model and former Miss Great Britain. she made history by becoming the first woman of Indian origin to ever win the title. She made her acting debut with acclaimed film Shor in the City (2011) and was nominated for Best Lead Actress at South Asian Rising Star Film Awards.
Nargis Fakhri is an American model and actress. She has showed up on America's Next Top Model and made her acting presentation with the 2011 Bollywood film Rockstar. She went ahead to star in the Bollywood movies Madras Cafe (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014) and had a supporting part in the Hollywood film Spy (2015).
She was born in Bengaluru and studied Business Managment from National Institute of Managment college. She debuted with the 2011 Hindi thriller film Yeh Faasley and has also played an important role in the english comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Yana Gupta is a Czech model and actress and currently living in Mumbai. She started her modelling career at the age of 16, and after graduating in Park Architecture and Gardening. In 2003 she made her entry into Bollywood with an item number 'Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo' in film Dum.
After getting fame from Big Boss season 8, she entered Bollywood industry with her debut film The Xpose. She is the younger sister of Ujjwala Raut.