Deepika in PADMAAVAT & 6 other actresses who portrayed beautiful Maharanis

Indian filmmakers have always used the vast history and rich culture of our society to tell their stories. In fact many a times we have films based on the historical figures themselves.


The recent example being Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s PADMAAVAT starring Deepika Padukone in the role of Rani Padmavati. Well we are not talking about whether Rani Padmavati existed or not or what her story was, we are here just to list down how brilliantly our filmmakers have captured the beauty of Maharani or Royal Princess in our films.


Have a look at 7 actresses who looked mesmerizing as they played fierce Maharanis and Royal Princess on silver screen.

7. Sonam Kapoor (PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO)
Sonam too played a Royal Princess of some fictional kingdom in PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO. The actress looked very pretty in her Maharani get up.

6. Ileana (BAADSHAHO)
Last year Ileana D’Cruz played Maharani in Milan Luthria’s period heist action thriller BAADSHAHO. Ileana was aptly cast for this role as she is beauty and grace personified and these traits are what our Royal Princesses are known for.

5. Rekha (ZUBEIDAA)
Our eternal diva Rekha played Maharani in Shyam Benegal’s ZUBEIDA. Dressed as a Rajwada bride Rekha looked splendid as Maharani in this film.

4. Anushka Shetty (BAAHUBALI)
Though BAAHUBALI series is a fictional story but still the way SS Rajamouli’s depicted Anushka Shetty as Devsena is commendable. After watching the film everyone literally fell in love with Devsena and that was the beauty of her character in the film.

3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (JODHAA AKBAR)
Aishwarya as Jodhaa in Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance drama is undoubtedly one of the best Royal queen we have seen till date.

2. Kangana Ranaut (MANIKARNIKA)
Queen Kangana is literally going to play a queen and that too Rani of Jhansi in her upcoming film MANIKARNIKA. Though the posters or first look of the film is yet to be unveiled we caught hold of Kangana’s on set pictures from this film and she is without a doubt looking every bit of Rani Laxmi Bai(at least of our imagination).

1. Deepika Padukone (PADMAAVAT)
In every frame of the trailer of PADMAVAAT, Deepika is literally a treat for sore eyes. Though Bhansali is known for portraying his actress in the most beautiful way but Deepika in PADMAAVAT is literally poetry in motion.