These Pictures Show How Yesteryear's Actresses Have Aged Gracefully

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These Pictures Show How Yesteryear's Actresses Have Aged Gracefully

It is a usual notion that you lose control on your beauty and the way you look as you start to age. Yes, I second the fact that ageing is a natural phenomenon which cannot be prevented. But, some people have managed to keep their old charm and aura alive. Beauty is not just about how attractive you are; it is also about the way you present and carry yourself. 

Let's take a look at some of the most famous actresses of their times who prove that age is just a number and that grace matters more than physical appearance. From Mumtaz to Sharmila Tagore, here is a list of Bollywood actresses who have grown beautiful with age. 

1. Reena Roy 

Reena Roy then and now

Reena Roy is known for her performances in films like Nagin and Refugee. Her interest might have shifted from the Bollywood industry, but people remember her for her roles and the innocence on her face. She looks completely different from how she looked in the early years of her career.


2. Mumtaz 

Mumtaz then and now

The actress stepped into Bollywood as a child artist and dedicated her entire life to the film fraternity. She has won various awards and has earned a lot of fame and fan following for her hard work. Recently, she was spotted in London and that's where the picture of her on the right-hand side was taken. 

She looked unrecognisable in the picture and it went helluva viral.   

3. Asha Parekh

Asha Parekh then and now

Asha Parekh has been one of the top actresses of her times. She has been honoured with a Padma Shri in 1992 and with a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 for her exceptional contribution to the Indian cinema.    

4. Waheeda Rehman 

Waheeda Rehman then and now

Waheeda Rehman looked spellbinding in the early years of her career. Even at 80, she looks graceful and radiant.  

5. Tanuja 

Tanuja then and now

Kajol's mother and popular actress, Tanuja's, smile is enough to remind men of her exemplary performances. She might not be in the limelight at present, but she is still remembered for her roles in films like Haathi Mere Saathi and Anubhav. The actress looks beautiful even at the age of 74. 

6. Tina Ambani 

Tina Ambani then and now

Tina Ambani is a former actress and wife of business tycoon Anil Ambani. It might get impossible for anyone to guess Tina's age at present and all thanks to the way the actress carries herself. 

7. Babita

 Babita then and now

Actress Karisma and Kareena have surely got those good looks from their mother Babita who is a former actress herself. She was a lead-actress who gave multiple successful performances in her times and even now when she is spotted with her daughters; she reminds everyone of those old days. 

8. Jaya Prada 

Jaya Prada then and now

Jaya Prada is a multi-faceted actress who has acted in various films of different languages including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi films. Currently, she might have bid adieu to Bollywood and entered the world of politics, but she still presents herself with major style statements.  

9. Sharmila Tagore   

Sharmila Tagore then and now

Saif Ali Khan's mother and former Begum, Sharmila Tagore, has that grace which queen carries herself in her blood. She always wooed her fans with her screen presence and even now, she becomes the scene stealer when walks the ramp with that Nawabi grace.   

10. Saira Banu  

Saira Banu then and now

One of the most beautiful actresses of her time, Saira Banu, made her Bollywood debut with Junglee in 1961. She starred opposite none other than Shammi Kapoor. This veteran actress is the perfect example of unfazed beauty and never-ending charm.   

11. Sridevi 

Sridevi then and now

Sridevi aka the Hawa Hawai of Bollywood became a part of various headlines for her spectacular performances during her time. She took a 15-year-long break and returned with a bang in the movie English Vinglish. Her Instagram pictures are a proof of the fact that she has simply refused to age or look like a woman of her age.      

12. Rekha 

 Rekha then and now

Rekha has been recognized as one of the finest actresses of Bollywood. Her portrayal in the film Umrao Jaan (1981) got her a National Film Award. She still manages to steal the show when she gets dolled up for any event or award show.    

13. Hema Malini 

Hema Malini then and now

Hema Malini is the dream girl of Bollywood. She took a break from the film industry to focus on her personal life and made a comeback alongside none other than Amitabh Bachchan in Baghban (2003). She still looks radiant and also appears in various advertisements.   

14. Helen 

 Helen then and now

Helen is often known as the most glamorous actress of her time. She has been awarded several times and has appeared in around 700 films. This former actress still looks gorgeous and can sizzle the stage with her performances.

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