10 Actresses Who Played Lesbian Roles On-Screen

There are many Bollywood films who showcased same-sex love in movies and here we list down 10 such actresses who portrayed lesbian roles way before Sonam!

10 Actresses Who Played Lesbian Roles On-Screen 10 Actresses Who Played Lesbian Roles On-Screen Source : Press


As soon as the movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was announced, everyone was excited to watch Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's character on-screen. While the story revolves around the same-sex relationship concept, let us tell you that Sonam is not the only actress who portrayed a lesbian role on the big screen.

There are many Bollywood films who showcased same-sex love in movies and here we list down 10 such actresses who portrayed lesbian roles way before Sonam!

1. Nandita Das: In the year 1997, a movie named Fire was released by Deepa Mehta where Nandita played the role of a woman who finds solace in another woman after being neglected by their husbands.

2. Kareena Kapoor Khan: Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine saw Kareena Kapoor Khan getting involved with the Bengali actress though she regrets the relationship later.

3. Kalki Koechlin: Kalki played a lesbian in Shonali Bose's film Margarita With A Straw and the emotions displayed were highly appreciated.

4. Amrita Arora: Amrita Arora played the lesbian character Sapna Verma in the film Girlfriend which was released in the year 2004.

5. Madhuri Dixit: Dedh Ishqiya, the multi-starrer movie saw Madhuri Dixit getting along with her female co-star leaving the man in her life in a surprise.

6. Shabana Azmi: Shabana Azmi paired alongside Nandita Das in the film Fire and faced a lot of criticisms from radical groups when it was released.

7. Huma Qureshi: Huma Qureshi played Madhuri Dixit's love interest in the film Dedh Ishqiya.

8. Shahana Goswami: Shahana played the role of a Bengali actress in Madhur Bhandarkar's film Heroine where she is seen enjoying with Kareena Kapoor Khan in one of the scenes.

9. Isha Koppikar: Isha was the love interest of Amrita Arora in the film Girlfriend who is obsessed with the fact that her best friend has a man in her life. She later dies in the end.

10. Sayani Gupta: No doubt Sayani Gupta is a versatile actress, she played the lesbian role alongside Kalki Koechlin in the film Margarita With A Straw.

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