10 Powerful female characters given to us by Indian web series

Series like Made In Heaven, Sacred Games have well-written yet realistic, nuanced yet with shades of grey, and powerful yet flawed women. So here are 10 powerful female characters given to us by Indian web series.

10 Powerful female characters given to us by Indian web series 10 Powerful female characters given to us by Indian web series Source : Press

Since the inception of the saas-bahu era, our Indian television has changed forever. No doubt the Indian TV did include massive female representation and made women powerful off-screen with a successful soap opera career but the regressive portrayal and kitchen politics was one which Indian TV could never recover from to date.

But thankfully, that's not the case with the Indian web series. They have written women as realistic, relatable, and powerful characters. Series like Made In Heaven, Sacred Games have well-written yet realistic, nuanced yet with shades of grey, and powerful yet flawed women. So here are 10 powerful female characters given to us by Indian web series.

Tara, Baked - Tara is a DU student who isn't apologetic about her life choices. When Harris meets Tara for the first time, she's just had sex and casually offers him a cigarette. Throughout the show, she is portrayed as an ambitious and smart DU girl who is also an activist.

Tara

Meera, Girl In The City - All the girls who have grown up in small towns and dreamed of making it big in a city will relate to Meera. She's an ambitious, talented fashion designer who comes to Mumbai to fulfill her dreams and despite acing troubles at work and objection from her father, she sticks to her goals.

Meera

Anjali Mathur, Sacred Games - Radhika Apte essayed the role of RAW agent Anjali Mathur who is an upper-class, no-nonsense career-focused woman holds her own in a world where the air is equal parts testosterone and oxygen.

Sacred Games

Tanya, Permanent Roommates - Tanya is shown as a career-oriented girl who is a relationship with a happy-go-lucky guy. Although she loves him, she's unsure of her feelings and the stability of their relationship. If you have ever been vulnerable and insecure in a relationship, you'll connect with Tanya.

Tanya

Subhadra, Sacred Games - The character Subhadra is another phenomenon in the amazing series who can best be described as a feminist in hiding - a wallflower who finally stands up to Gaitonde once she marries him. Subhadra's character is introduced as subservient to the point of being servile, but in reality, she is as fierce and feisty as her mistress.

Subhadra

Tara, Made In Heaven - A web series helmed by Zoya Akhtar, we're introduced to Tara, a career woman who leaves no stone unturned on the road to her ambitions. She is an aspirational figure for women all over. Yet, she is not perfect. In fact, she is as human as they get - grounded yet grey, kind yet cunning.

Tara

Vartika Chaudhary, Delhi Crime - The uncomfortable yet outstanding web series on Netflix us an IPS officer who knows how to call a spade a spade. She is a hero in its truest sense and yet her strength comes from her charming authenticity.

Vartika Chaudhary

Kukoo, Sacred Games - Who can forget Kukoo from Sacred Games which is one of the only positive portrayals of a trans-woman on-screen. The wily seductress has the Bombay's bad boys convinced that their power stems from some magical place between her thighs. Not only is she humanized, but she also has moments of vulnerability that make her relatable.

Kukoo

Neeti, Delhi Crime - The outstanding Netflix series based on the Delhi gang-rape case gave us another powerful character in the face of low ranking IPS officer Neeti. We can see ourselves in her character as she follows the trail of the heinous crime committed.

Neeti

Kanta Bai, Sacred Games - The dheeth Maharashtrian kaaki radiated power and could instill fear among the mob men. In the series, she is like a Mother Mary to Gaitonde's mobster Jesus as he touches her feet before he goes on a kill. She's also as progressive as they come, unafraid of exhorting Bunty to get his sister married to the man she loves, even though he is a Muslim and Bunty a hardline Hindu.

Kanta Bai


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