Top 10 most Celebrated Item Girls of Bollywood
An item song or item number is a term used in Indian Cinema. It is a musical performance that is shown in movies very often. The word ‘item’ is normally used to describe an upbeat, catchy and sexually provoking dance experience for a movie song. In order to generate the publicity, item songs are normally added to trailers. So it is a tool for commercial success which guarantees repetitive viewing. A female dancer is appeared in item number & known as item girl. There are a lot of actresses who have been performing in item numbers as item girls e.g., Katrina Kaif slopping out fabrics in “kamli” and Deepika Padukone performing pole dance in “Nam Tera Parh ke”. But in this article, we will discuss the most celebrated item girls of Bollywood; the dancers who have their own mark rather than being a regular actresses. The following list contains a brief about these dancers who have been famous for their distinct style and charismatic personality.
1. Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora is No. 1 on our list. She is Bollywood item queen, model and actress. Famous for her songs like Munni Badnaam Hui and Chaiyya Chaiyya, she has been the most celebrated item girl. During a coffee ad shoot, she came to meet Arbaz Khan. Arbaz is a Bollywood actor and producer. They got married in December 1998. Turning to production in 2008 with her husband, she has been the part of many films produced under the banner of Arbaz Khan Productions. She has also been the judge at dance show Jhalak Dikhlaja season 8 and India’s Got Talent.
The 41 year old Malika still ooze with sex appeal and exotic expressions. Her faultlessly toned body, attracting wheatish complexion and harmonious dance moves are a perfect combination to get the heat up. She is considered one of the highest paid item girls. Despite of growing age, she has a strong position in Indian industry. “Fashion khatam mujhpe”, “Munni badnam hui”, “Maahi ve”, “Anarkali disco chali” and “Kaal” are the most famous item songs of her career.
2. Sunny Leone
The famous Sunny Leone made her Bollywood debut by Jism 2. After receiving high applause from the viewers, Sunny got offers and she continued to act in movies like Ragini MMS2, Jackpot and recently in Ek Paheli Leela. Sunny turned item girl by her exotic performance in “Baby Doll” and joined the long list of famous item girls which include Katrina and Kareena. With interesting lyrics and stylish dance moves, this song was a big hit and rated as the Best item song of. Sunny became the future of item numbers. After that, she did a big number of item songs including, Laila, Desi look and Pink lips. She has been involved in doing album songs as well in which Chaar Bottle Vodka is the most famous. The deadly wanted item girl with her erotic expressions and bold dance style, comes at no.2 on our list.
3. Kareena Kapoor
This Mumbai born actress made her first acting appearance in Refugee in 2000. After that, she emerged as leading actress of Bollywood cinema. She received Filmfare Best Actress award for this movie. Her fame continued by her blockbuster movies i.e. 3 idiots, Ra One and Golmaal 3. These days, the energetic and beautiful star of Bollywood is making her name in item songs while her lead role in movies is near to none.
Kareena’s first official considered item song was “yeh mera dil” in Don. Praised by millions of fans, the gorgeous Kareena continued performing many item songs including Fevicol se, Dil mera muft ka, Halkat Jawani, Chamka challo. An unofficial announcement was rumored that “Fevicol se” was supposed to be the last item of Kareena. But the actress is still on her way to give item numbers; Bajirao Mastani and Mera naam mary hai from her most recent movies Gabbar 2 and Brothers, respectively. With this never ending demand, flawless beauty and harmonious dance, Kareena Kapoor comes at No. 3 on the top 10 list of most celebrated item girls of Bollywood.
4. Katrina Kaif
The prim, petite and proper Barbie doll of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif is the most wanted item girl in Indian Industry. Her mesmerizing and seductive dance performance in “Sheila Ki Jawani” turned the top actress and model into a high rated item girl. The choreographer and director, Farah Khan put her on a strict diet schedule and regular belly dance classes. Kat herself admits that it was one of the raunchiest performances. A large number of item numbers were offered to Katrina after this song. She continued her journey by appearing in “Chikni Chameli”. “Kamli” was not an item song, but her exotic performance brought Kat on heights of fame as an item girl. The gorgeous star stands at no. 4 on our list.
5. Priyanka Chopra
Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra is one of the most successful and award winning actress of Bollywood. She turned item girl by her first appearance in “Babli Badmash” from “Shoot Out at Wadala”. With her symphonic dance, devastating smile and most attractive complexion, Priyanka continued appearing as item girl and got highly demanded songs “Ram Chahe Leela” and “Khudaya Khair” and “Assalam-e-ishqum” to her credit. Besides, she has been involved in doing movies as lead actress. She also acted in Pitbull’s album exotic. She is considered the most hot item girl in Bollywood. Priyanka comes at no. 5 on list of to 10 item girls.
6. Deepika Padukone
After the above enlisted Bollywood flairs, the latest hottie turning to item girl is none other than the leggy Deepika Padukone. Deepika is no doubt a successful actress of Bollywood who started her career from Om Shanti Om. The long legs actress appeared first time as item girl in “Dum Maro Dum”. Exuding with seduction and sensual dance steps, Deepika’s item number was a major hit on box office. It is in the news that Deepika influenced the makers to bypass the ruling item girls Priyanka, Katrina and Kareena and give her a chance to shake her booty. The firm believer of women empowerment is of the view that item numbers give actresses a chance to shadow the hero and center the stage. It gives them a chance to show their skills. Deepika recently gave a sizzling performance in “lovely” and successfully raised the heat.
7. Mallika Sherawat
Born in Haryana on October 24, 1976, Mallika Sherawat was named Reema Lamba. She was schooled at Delhi Public school. She was first appeared in a TV ad with Amitabh Bachan and Shah Rukh Khan. Then she was offered some music videos by Surjit Bindrakhia and Nirmal Pandey. She made her first appearance in Jeena Sirf Mere Lye. Her bold appearance in “Khwahish” in 2003 with minimal clothes and some controversial make-out scenes made her noticed by the viewers. Continued with her exotic scenes and sensational outfits, she acted in “Murder” as an unfaithful wife. She was considered a favorite girl of 2004 after that movie which made huge profits on box office. She was nominated for Best Actress at Zee Cine Awards. She was the first Indian actress who made her way over to Bollywood and worked with Jackie Chan as well in 2005.
Mallika has been working in a lot number of movies but her item girl career started from a song Mayya Mayya from Guru. Dressed as Arabian goddess, Mallika’s flawless dance steps and striking expressions draw her in spotlight. After that, she appeared in Shalu kay thumkay, Jalebi bai, Lailla, Ghagra and Razia ghundo me phas gayi. The blazing item girl got highest rating for her sensational songs. The slithery beauty from “Hisss”, comes at number 7 on our list.
8. Gauhar Khan
The glowing, smiling, beautiful and energetic Gauhar Khan is No. 8 on our list of top most celebrated item girls of Bollywood. The Muslim girl started her career by performing in couple of ads. She has also been involved in modeling for Manish Malhotra. Then she moved to TV shows and appeared in “The Khan Sisters” with her sister Nigaar Khan. She continued to work in TV shows. She anchored Page 3 on ZOOM TV, participated in dance reality show Jhaak Dikhla jaa where she was the runner up. She was the winner of famous reality show Big Boss 7.
Turning item girl, Gauhar appeared in 2 videos including one by Bombay Vikings “Hawa mein urta jaye”. The gorgeous dancer and actress received a huge fan response after performing “Nasha Nasha” in Aan – Men at work. She continued appearing with her sultry performance in “Parda Parda” from Once upon a time in Mumbai. She got much more admiration and recognintion in Chokra Jawan and Jhalla Walla in Ishaqzaade. The lively dancer and item girl still urges to continue appearing in item songs for her fans.
9. Chitrangada Singh
The Bollywood fame Chitrangada Sing is known for her intense look. She made her debut in “Hazaaron Khwaishein Esi” and gained many acclaims. Looking similar to former indian actress “Smita Patil”, Chitrangada used to appear in serious roles. She grasped eyeballs when she turned desi in film “Joker”. Her change in appearance was highly appreciated by her fans. It was a complete reversal of her image that was prevailing so far. Moreover, with her peppy performance and sensual looks, she did an item number “Kafirana”. This song gave her a career boost and she continued her wagon of item numbers. She is again seen in the most watched and high rated song “Aao Raja” from “Gabbar is Back”. Chitrangada has received an immensely appreciating response from her fans. With no. 9 on our list of top 10 most celebrated item girls, Chitrangada is wanted by his fans to keep performing in item numbers in future.
10. Yana Gupta
The gorgeous, stunning and spectacular Yana Gupta is an item girl, actress and model in Bollywood. Born in Czech Republic, the elegant girl travelled the whole world in passion of modeling. She has been modeling in Prague, Hamburg, Paris and Tokyo for companies like Toyota, Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein. After being a successful mode, she moved to India and made entry in Bollywood from most famous item song “Babuji Zara Dheeray Chalo” in movie “Dum” in 2003. She continued to appear in many films like Gharshana, Chalo Dilli, Murder 2, Rakht, Stand By and Manmadhan.
Her famous performances as item girl include: “Oh What a Baba”, “Ishq bedardi”, “Quiero” and many other. Among top 10 most celebrated item girls of Bollywood, the Babuji fame Yana Gupta stands at no. 10 on our list.