Bollywood actresses have ruled the world of naagins ever since mythological films were made. To top the list, Reena Roy, who was foreseen as the first ever Naagins of all, played the role of a serpent in the film 'Nagin' in 1976, opposite Jitendra. Apart from her, there were Sunil Dutt, Firoz Khan, Rekha, Kabir Bedi and Mumtaz too in the movie.
If it was Reena Roy who set the trend of Ichchadaari naagins, Sridevi is the name that rules our mind when it comes to the stories of naag devta and naagins. How can anyone forget the song 'Mein Teri Dushman, Dushman Tu Mera' (I am your enemy, you are mine) from Naagin? Sridevi looked mesmerising while dancing to the tunes of Amrish Puri.
The pretty lady of tinsel town, Meenakshi Seshadri, who shook cinegoers with her breathtaking role in and as 'Daamini' too ruled the mythological world of serpents. Meenakshi Seshadri appeared in the 1989 film Nache Nagin Gali Gali in the role of Meenakshi Nagin. Currently away from the limelight, Meenakshi Seshadri gave us some of the appealing characters on the silver screen.
In the year 1990, we saw a film based on the story of the reincarnation of people in the form of a snake. One such film, 'Nag Nagin', starring Rajiv Kapoor and Raza Murad, did release at the box office but was termed as a super flop film back then. Mandakini played Naagin in this one!
In 1990, we saw one more movie based on the stories of snakes, starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla. The film, 'Tum Mere Ho' didn't do well at the Box Office, and now it is considered one of the worst films by Mr. Perfectionist!
In the year 2002, we saw 'Jani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani' starring Manisha Koirala, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Sunny Deol, Armaan Kohli and Sonu Nigam. Manisha played the role of a naagin, and Armaan pplayed as her love interest. This film too was based on the storyline of reincarnation, which faced the wrath of the audience on its box office numbers.
Mallika Sherawat too appeared in the role of Yashwadi Nagin in the adventure horror film 'Hisss' in the year 2010, and it became a huge topic of discussion. The film proved to be a flop at the box office, but Mallika's look took all the limelight from the movie.
In 2013, Dimpy Ganguly had appeared in the show 'Chandrakanta' as a naagin. Though the television actress failed to create a stir, this show barely lasted for two years, calling it an end in the year 2013 itself.
Not only the films, the effect of naagins has also ruled the world of television. After Dimpy's naagin avatar, it was Ekta Kapoor's show 'Naagin' where we saw the beautiful actress Mouni Roy in the character of the serpent. Before stepping into Bollywood, the actress has been a part of the serial from season 1 to season 3.
After winning the hearts of the audience through television, Adaa Khan reappeared in a new avatar, and this time, it was as a naagin. The actress joined Mouni Roy in the same serial and garnered a lot of attention from the audience.
Karishma Tanna left us all thrilled with her role in Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Sanju. The leggy lass showcased her talent as a naagin in season 3 of the Mouni Roy serial, just before making her Bollywood debut.
The Qubool Hai actress Surabhi Jyoti is also a part of Season 3 of 'Naagin.' The show is one of the most popular shows on television.
So, which one's your favourite?
From yesteryear actress Reena Roy, who made us weep with her acting skills, to Mouni Roy, who left us awestruck with her sultry looks, these Bollywood actresses have ruled the television screen since forever. We have pictures