There’s a silent, unrequired premium on women to balance their marriages and career — a thing that nobody talks about when it comes to men. Until that thought changes, here are five badass Bollywood women who are showing the world how it’s really done.

1. Kajol


Married to Ajay Devgn in 1999, Kajol took a hiatus from acting in 2001 to break it in 2006 with Fanaa. Two kids and a husband who also acts isn’t enough to keep Kajol behind the game. She’s only coming out with better movies and performances by the day.

2. Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

When she tied the knot with Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012, Balan didn’t say goodbye to her career. She may not have had commercial success recently but she’s constantly making movies and also finished a stint as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival. #killingthegame

3. Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukherji

Though she shies away from discussions of her personal life in the public domain, Rani Mukerji married Aditya Chopra in 2014 and came out with a movie like Mardaani, for which she trained in Krav Maga, a self-defense system that was designed for the Israeli military.

4. Kalki Koechlin


Everybody’s favorite Chanda from Dev D, Kalki married director Anurag Kashyap but they separated soon after. Despite this, both of them maintain a healthy friendship and have continued onwards and upwards, doing wonderful work like Margarita With A Straw and Bombay Velvet.

5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


Keeping her personal life rightfully guarded, Aishwarya married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 and stayed out of the limelight for while. In the meantime, she had Aaradhya, wowed everybody with her don’t care attitude towards her weight gain at Cannes and is now coming back with Jazbaa.#win

These women are fabulous examples of conquering the whole damn world. #womenforthewin