These fine Indian females are hotter than chicken curry.
12. Shilpa Shetty-
If locking lips with Richard Gere didn't grab enough headlines, the recent Bond babe rumors surrounding this sexy subcontinent knockout certainly will.
11. Sheetal Sheth-
You may have seen her as the sexy Indian guide in Albert Brooks' flick, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.
10. Bipasha Basu-
The sub-continent's first sex symbol, Bipasha never shied away from risqué roles, making her our favorite Hindu hottie!
9. Kareena Kapoor-
Despite a stint at Harvard, this Bollywood Babe couldn't escape her heritage and ended up being one of India's favorite starlets.
8. Sushmita Sen-
As if beating Aishwarya out for the title of Miss Universe weren't enough, Sushmita just signed on to a movie with Richard Gere, beating Ash to Hollywood. If there's a catfight, can we bring the mud and watch?
7. Amisha Patel-
Half of the country might share the same last name, but there's nothing common about Amisha Patel in the least…just ask Mr. Hrithik Roshan!
6. Rani Mukherjee-
Born into Bollywood royalty (dad's a retired director, mom's a singer and cousin Kajol is another Bollywood babe), Rani broke all the rules by smooching her love interest in the film Black. We can't wait to see what she does in the sequel.
5. Preity Zinta-
Preity Zinta stole hearts starring opposite Shahrukh Khan in the hit Dil Se, and managed to escape a bombing in Sri Lanka only to get caught in Thailand during the Tsunami…all with dimples intact!
4. Dia Mirza – Miss Asia Pacific 2000-
Dia is taking the well-worn path of Indian beauty queen to Bollywood superstar. As if that's not enough, in her spare time she jumps into the political arena. She can raise our flag any day!
3. Priyanka Chopra – Miss World 2000-
From Miss World to the cover of India's first issue of Maxim, Priyanka definitely makes our list of Bollywood Babes. Thank you, Priyanka, for shunning the sari and inspiring the ladies of the East to show some skin!
2. Lara Dutta – Miss Universe 2000-
The former Miss Universe may have struck out by passing up roles in the Matrix trilogy, but her career hit a homer when she became a household name after dating Bronx bomber Derek Jeter.
1. Aishwarya Rai-
Always a bride but never a Bond Girl. Ash, as she's known in India, might not ever star opposite 007, but those blue eyes and yoga-toned body got us shaken (and stirred).