Huma Qureshi:After an impressive debut in 2012, Huma Qureshi kept up her standard of delivering a quality performance film after film. This year she kept the audiences entertained in a supernatural avatar in 'Ek Thi Daayan' and as a daring explosives expert in 'D-Day'. She even played a troubled youngster in 'Shorts'. This one is a promising talent in tinsel town. And, yes, her unconventional looks add to her charm. (IANS)
Richa Chadda:This 'Bholi Punjaban' regaled the audiences and critics with films like 'Fukrey', 'Shorts' and 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela' this year. Richa's raw and riveting work has made her stand out of the crowd, earn a good press and appreciation by critics.
Swara Bhaskar: With a captivating screen presence, Swara Bhaskar is slowly growing on to the Indian film audience. She came in two films this year, 'Raanjhanaa' and 'Listen...Amaya' and in each Swara was superb.
They may have not played the lead role but in their own way, these actress made an impact in films in 2013.
Divya Dutta: She is one actress whose talent shines through brightly even in the gleam of 'stars' in any Bollywood film and even when it may be just another supporting role. Whether it was 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Zila Ghaziabad', or 'Lootera', Divya, in her supporting roles turned out to be a big screen stealer. (IANS)
Kalki Koechlin: Be it the creepy girl-next -door in 'Ek Thi Dayan' or the best friend in 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani', Kalki Koechlin takes up all roles almost effortlessly and manages to impress each time round.
Kangana Ranaut:Who have thought that a mutant could be this hot! As a 'maanwar' in 'Krrish 3', Ranaut made more impact than the film's lead pair and managed to get rave reviews from critics as well as the masses.
Supriya Pathak: She doesn't do too many films, but whenever Supriya Pathak does a film, she manages to be the best thing about the film.
Vaani Kapoor: For a newcomer, Vanni Kapoor delivered a confident performance in her debut film 'Shuddh Desi Romance' and stood her ground with Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh who are more seasoned actors than her.