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Clean and Clear! 12 actresses who went bald for their roles!


Actresses can go to lengths to fulfil challenging roles. They are not restricted to doing romantic scenes in a chiffon sari etc. They are always ready to experiment with their appearance in the film. Recently, Jennifer Winget went bald for the upcoming track of the show ‘Beyhadh’. She plays the role of ‘Maya’. The show is taking a third leap where Maya will be seen in Ashram with saints.

To go bald this is not a big thing in Bollywood or television. But, looking at favourite starts in a different avatar can be quite a shock for fans. Here we look at some big names from Bollywood and TV who went bald for their respective roles.

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Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra gave an outstanding performance in Mary Kom biopic. She went bald for the biopic as she was playing the lead role of a sportswoman

Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma went bald in Karan Johar directorial film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. In the film, her character had cancer, and hence she had to go bald. Ranbir was also seen in a bald avatar as he loved Anushka love in the film.

Tanvi Azmi
Actress Tanvi Azmi played Ranveer Singh aka Bajirao’s mother in the film. Everyone was shocked as she went bald in reality. She won the National Film Awards for best supporting actor for her outstanding performance as Radhabai.

Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi is always seen as fashionable. She shaved her head in the film ‘Water’. The film was in controversy over the issue indefinitely, and the film shoot stalled. Later Shabana opted out of the movie. “I was bald at Farhan’s wedding and still sported a patta of sindoor, chunky earrings and big bangles. I’m sure everyone thought I was crazy but the kids were loving it. You must surprise people every once in a while and I do it in my own style,” Azmi once said to leading daily

Nandita Das
Nandita Das shaved off her hair for the same project along with Shabana Azmi and she opted out as well.

Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty was seen in a bald look in her home production ‘The Desire’.

Lisa Ray
Lisa Ray went bald look for the movie ‘Water’. She played a widow in the movie, which was finally shot in Sri Lanka.

Antara Mali
Antara Mali shaved off her head for Amol Palekar’s film ‘And Once Again’, adopting a totally de-glamourised role of a monk in Sikkim. Earlier, she acted in movies like Company, Road, etc.

Nia Sharma
Nia Sharma, who has become an internet favourite for her hot and sexy photos on Instagram, went bald for the show ‘Ek Hazaro Me Meri Bahna Hai’.

Rinku Karmakar
Rinku Karmakar, who is famous for playing negative roles, had actually shaved her hairs for the show ‘Ye Wada Raha’.

Krutika Desai
Krutika Desai, who is also popular with negative shades, got fame with her long-running character in ‘Uttran’. This actress shaved her head for the natural look in the show.

Anjali Mukhi
Ishqbaaz actress Anjali Mukhi, who is playing the role of a bar dancer, has also gone bald.