8. Sonakshi Sinha
Easily the most outstanding female debut of the year, Sonakshi Sinha captured hearts with her demure Rajjo in Dabangg. With little screen time, Sonakshi proved that an actress can make a confident debut without shedding her clothes, and we applaud her for this. Despite a conventional character and not a lot of room to display her acting prowess, her screen presence was undeniable, and we hope that she continues to surprise us.
Next steps: At a time when the industry is in dire need of actresses that can pull of traditional roles, we hope that Sonakshi Sinha can fill these shoes. Of course, we’d like to see her do something completely different from Dabangg‘s Rajjo, but we hope she doesn’t fall into the trap of being blinded by box office success and forgetting about the “act” in “actress”.