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Top 10 Short Bollywood Actresses That Rock The Height Difference

Bollywood actresses have to follow a certain look to make it big in the industry. And being a short Bollywood actress is a big No-No. But that does not mean that some actresses have not broken the stereotype. They have proven that being short is not a shortcoming, rather it is a trait to be revered. 

So, let’s check out some short height actress of Bollywood who has embraced their height and still rule the industry: 

Top 10 Short Height Actresses in Bollywood To Watch                    

Alia Bhatt

short height actress Alia Bhatt

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Alia Bhatt, the young and happening Bollywood actress has everything going for her – looks, acting skills, and a family name. But one thing she has missed out on – the height factor. This short height actress has had some issues with casting considering how short she is, but she has taken it in stride. With movies like Highway, Dear Zindagi, Raazi, and Udta Punjab, she has worked her way into mainstream acting. She is now one of the most sought out actresses in Bollywood, even with her height issue. 

Height – 5 feet 

Hit Movies – Highway, Dear Zindagi, 2 States, Udta Punjab, Raazi  

Rani Mukherjee

short height actress in bollywood
Mumbai : Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee at a Durga puja pandal in Mumbai on Saturday night. PTI Photo(PTI10_13_2013_000086B)

Rani Mukherjee, considered as one of the shortest height actress in Bollywood – still made it big. Considered as one of the great romantic heroines of the 90s and 00s, she proved to the world that height is just a constraint. With hit movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Saathiya, Bunty Aur Bubli, and the recent Mardaani series, she has proved that height is just a number. 

Height – 5’1 feet

Hit Movies – No one Killed Jessica, Mardaani, Hey Ram, Saathiya, Paheli, Baabul 

Konkona Sen Sharma

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Another short height actress to prove that height does not matter – Konkona Sen Sharma. This Bengali bombshell is an actor, producer, and director – proving that height is irrelevant. With her bright doe eyes, alluring smile, and amazing acting skills, she has proved that she is just as good as the other long legged beauties. If not better. Some of her hit movies include Wake Up Sid, A Death in the Gunj, Omkara, Life in a Metro, and Lipstick Under my Burkha.

Height – 5’1 feet

Hit Movies – Wake Up Sid, Omkara, Lipstick under my Burkha, Page 3, Goynar Baksho

Kajol Devgan


Any list of short Bollywood actresses is incomplete without mentioning Kajol Devgn. Kajol has been one of the most sought after actresses since the 90s. With hits like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Baazigar, You, me aur Hum, Helicopter Eela, We Are Family, and more she has shown that height does not matter. Starring against actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and more, she has proved that when it comes to the battle of height vs talent, the talent will always win.    

Height – 5’3 feet

Hit Movies – Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Faana, Dushman, You, me aur hum, We are Family

Madhuri Dixit Nene 

Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit during award functions. (File Photo | PTI)

In the short actresses of Bollywood list, you would be shocked to see this actress on the list. Madhuri Dixit Nene is still one of the most favored actresses in Bollywood. With her charm and her beauty, Madhuri still has her place in the heart of her fans. Standing at only 5.4 inches, she may be short but is still considered the biggest heartthrob of Bollywood.     

Height – 5’4 feet

Hit Movies – Koyla, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Anjaam, Saajan, Lajja  

Parineeti Chopra

short height actress Parineeti Chopra

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Another short height actress in Bollywood, Parineeti Chopra has proved that height is not an issue. Funnily, her cousin Priyanka Chopra is one of the tallest actresses in Bollywood. But, Parineeti proves that height does not matter. With movies like Ishaqzaade, Ladies vs Ricky Behl, Shudh Desi Romance, Kesari, and Meri Pyaari Bindu, she has solidified her place in Bollywood. 

Height – 5’3 feet

Hit Movies – Ishaqzaade, Ladies vs Ricky Behl, Kesari, Meri Pyaari Bindu, Kill Dil 

Shraddha Kapoor

Short Bollywood actress

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Shraddha Kapoor is another Bollywood actress with short height that hides it well. Considering that she has been cast with some tall actors, she has been able to hide her short stature well. But, again, she has proved that height is but a small issue when it comes to acting. Some of her hit movies are Ek Villain, Haider, Stree, Sahoo, Baaghi, and the ABCD series.

Height – 5’4 feet

Hit Movies – Ek Villain, Haider, Stree, Sahoo, Baaghi    

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

When creating the list of short height celebrities in Bollywood, Vidya Balan is a must. She is one of the few actresses who know she is short and embraces it. Vidya Balan has no trouble admitting she is short and loves the fact that she can stand out amongst the crowd. Because when you watch her in movies like Kahaani, Parineeta, Paa, and Ishqiya, you know she is a force to be reckoned with.  

Height – 5’4 feet

Hit Movies – Kahaani, Parineeta, Paa, Ishqiya, No one Killed Jessica, Shakuntala Devi, Mission Mangal 

Sunny Leone 

Bollywood Actress Sunny Leone
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A name you would honestly not expect in the list of short Bollywood actresses is Sunny Leone. The actress jumped into the movie scene with her steamy scenes and beautiful figure. And while she may have the looks and the body, she lacks in a certain height department. But, that has not stopped her from becoming one of Bollywood’s leading item girls.    

Height – 5’4 feet 

Hit Movies – Jism 2, Ragini MMS 2, Hate Story 2, Jackpot, Fuddu 

Ileana D’Cruz

Ileana D’Cruz

The final name in the short Bollywood actresses list is Illeana D’Cruz. Standing at only 5.5 inches, she may be one of the tallest women on this list, but for Bollywood, she missed the requirement by a few inches. Funnily though, that has not stopped her from acting in some epic movies like Barfi, Rustom, Mein Tera Hero, and Raid. 

Height – 5’5 feet

Hit Movies – Barfi, Rustom, Mein Tera Hero, Raid, Baadshaho 

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Bollywood has some set of standards when it comes to their actresses. Smoldering looks, engaging beauty, and legs for miles. But the list of women mentioned above have broken all stereotypical barriers around their height, and have made their mark in Bollywood. 

So, if someone tells you that height is important to achieve fame, then show them our list of short actresses of Bollywood and prove them wrong. 

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