From Sunny Leone to Katrina Kaif: 6 Bollywood actresses who can't speak Hindi properly

First Published Dec 6, 2020, 4:53 PM IST

Bollywood is packed with a number of top actresses, not just from India but overseas too. While most of these actresses are of Indian descent, some are not so fluent with the language of Hindi. It could be due to their upbringing outside India.

<p>As far as Bollywood actresses are concerned, they are mostly from India. However, there are some actresses who happen to be from overseas.</p>

As far as Bollywood actresses are concerned, they are mostly from India. However, there are some actresses who happen to be from overseas.

<p>Despite being from overseas, most of those actresses happen to be of Indian/Asian descent. However, owing to their upbringing outside India, especially in Europe, many have poor Hindi-speaking skills, as we take a look at some of them.</p>

Despite being from overseas, most of those actresses happen to be of Indian/Asian descent. However, owing to their upbringing outside India, especially in Europe, many have poor Hindi-speaking skills, as we take a look at some of them.

<p><strong>Nargis Fakhri: </strong>Nargis happens to be an American actress and model who has acted in 12 Bollywood movies so far. While she is known for some prominent roles in these movies, she happens to have poor Hindi-speaking skills. Having born and brought up in New York, it's obvious. As for her family background, her father is Pakistani, while her mother is Czech. "There is no less offers because of my language problem. If I get a script, I understand it when I read it. You get time to sit with your co-actors and prepare, but to improvise in Hindi is tough. (Initially) I had to stick to my lines, but now, I can understand and that's a great progress," she once told India Today.</p>

Nargis Fakhri: Nargis happens to be an American actress and model who has acted in 12 Bollywood movies so far. While she is known for some prominent roles in these movies, she happens to have poor Hindi-speaking skills. Having born and brought up in New York, it's obvious. As for her family background, her father is Pakistani, while her mother is Czech. "There is no less offers because of my language problem. If I get a script, I understand it when I read it. You get time to sit with your co-actors and prepare, but to improvise in Hindi is tough. (Initially) I had to stick to my lines, but now, I can understand and that's a great progress," she once told India Today.

<p><strong>Sophie Choudry: </strong>She happens to be an Indian actress, having appeared in 15 Bollywood movies. Nonetheless, she has been born and brought up in Manchester, England, as she is not really fluent with Hindi. Although she is getting better at it, she happens to have an English accent in it. Nonetheless, we are confident that she would eventually become fluent soon.</p>

Sophie Choudry: She happens to be an Indian actress, having appeared in 15 Bollywood movies. Nonetheless, she has been born and brought up in Manchester, England, as she is not really fluent with Hindi. Although she is getting better at it, she happens to have an English accent in it. Nonetheless, we are confident that she would eventually become fluent soon.

<p><strong>Elli Avram:</strong> The Swedish-Greek actress has acted in eight Bollywood movies to date. She was born and in Stockholm, Greece to her Greek father and Swedish mother, before being settled and brought up in Sweden. Nonetheless, she had a love for Indian culture since she was five, prompting her to become an actress and pursue a career in Bollywood. However, she is yet to master her Hindi-speaking skills and her love for the nation would eventually make her do it.</p>

Elli Avram: The Swedish-Greek actress has acted in eight Bollywood movies to date. She was born and in Stockholm, Greece to her Greek father and Swedish mother, before being settled and brought up in Sweden. Nonetheless, she had a love for Indian culture since she was five, prompting her to become an actress and pursue a career in Bollywood. However, she is yet to master her Hindi-speaking skills and her love for the nation would eventually make her do it.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Natasa Stankovic:</strong> The popular actress and wife of Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya happens to be a Swedish-based actress, who makes part-time appearances in Bollywood. Being fascinated to India, she decided to pursue a career in Bollywood, as she is on the rise. Nevertheless, she is yet to master her Hindi-speaking skills. However, she would eventually get there, as Pandya is sure to help her out in that.</p>

Natasa Stankovic: The popular actress and wife of Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya happens to be a Swedish-based actress, who makes part-time appearances in Bollywood. Being fascinated to India, she decided to pursue a career in Bollywood, as she is on the rise. Nevertheless, she is yet to master her Hindi-speaking skills. However, she would eventually get there, as Pandya is sure to help her out in that.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Katrina Kaif:</strong> Now, she is a surprise package. Katrina was born in Hong Kong and has lived in several countries, before finally settling in London. While her mother is English, her father is British, with Kashmiri descent. She has been working in Bollywood since 2003. Nonetheless, she has surprisingly failed to master her Hindi-speaking skills even to date. How long, Katrina?</p>

Katrina Kaif: Now, she is a surprise package. Katrina was born in Hong Kong and has lived in several countries, before finally settling in London. While her mother is English, her father is British, with Kashmiri descent. She has been working in Bollywood since 2003. Nonetheless, she has surprisingly failed to master her Hindi-speaking skills even to date. How long, Katrina?

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sunny Leone:</strong> The former pornstar-turned actress is based in Canada and is of Indian origin, as she happens to be Punjabi. Although she can understand and speak Hindi, she is yet to master it. Not sure how long it would take, but we are confident that she would eventually get there at some point in her career. "I am improving. I took Hindi classes for two-three hours daily. But, I still feel that my American accent will probably never go," she had told DNA some time back.</p>

Sunny Leone: The former pornstar-turned actress is based in Canada and is of Indian origin, as she happens to be Punjabi. Although she can understand and speak Hindi, she is yet to master it. Not sure how long it would take, but we are confident that she would eventually get there at some point in her career. "I am improving. I took Hindi classes for two-three hours daily. But, I still feel that my American accent will probably never go," she had told DNA some time back.