10 Roles of Shefali Shah which proves she is a brilliant actor

In her 24 years of brilliance and captive performances, Shah has taken up challenging roles without caring a bit about the stigma attached to them.

10 Roles of Shefali Shah which proves she is a brilliant actor 10 Roles of Shefali Shah which proves she is a brilliant actor Source : Press

With her latest Netflix series Delhi Crime receiving such amazing reviews, actor Shefali Shah has definitely put herself on the map of Bollywood yet again. In her 24 years of brilliance and captive performances, Shah has taken up challenging roles without caring a bit about the stigma attached to them.

So here are 10 movies/TV series of Shefali Shah hat has helped her etch her name in gold in the Indian film industry -

Satya - This 1998 film won critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of the Indian underworld. Shefali played the role ofPyari Mhatre, for which she received the Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.

Monsoon Wedding - Her breakthrough film, starring along Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali plays the role of Ria Verma, a reserved but bold woman. The film revolves around a North Indian family, about to have a wedding. The plotline was a clap back to exaggerated renditions of Indian families and deals with the hypocrisy, instances of molestation which our society turns a blind eye.

Gandhi, My Father - Shefali Shah played the role of Kasturba Gandhi in this 2007 biographical drama that explored the vexed relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son, Harilal Gandhi. The striking maturity that she brought to her role, she was able to leave her mark alongside veteran actor, Darshan Jariwala.

The Last Lear - Shefali's role as Vandana in Rituparno Ghosh's directed film landed her the National Award for the Best Supporting Actress. The film revolves around Harish Mishra who has suddenly forsaken the craft after precisely thirty years.

Black & White - Subhash Ghai's Black & White features Anil Kapoor, Anurag Sinha and Shefali Shah in the lead role. Shefali plays the role of a vocal social activist to the T. Although not the center of the story, her powerful performance leaves a mark on the viewer's mind with the sheer force of her character.

Juice - Written and directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, Shefali here plays the role of Manju Singh, an Indian housewife. The sheer intensity of Shah's performance and 'the last stare' scene where Manju leaves behind the confinement of the kitchen and joins the men in the living room, with a glass of juice.

Delhi Crime - One of Netflix's best show in recent times, Delhi Crime captures the sheer horror of the tragic Delhi gang rape of 2012. Shefali as Vartika Chaturvedi is defined by her extreme efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice and her penchant to empathize with the victim and the situation.

Once Again - A Ritesh Batra venture, after The Lunchbox, the film deals with middle-aged romance that develops between Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi's characters. While the film received mixed responses, Shefali Shah's performance was praised for her brilliant chemistry with Neeraj.

Lakshmi - The 2014 deals with the alarming realities of human trafficking and child prostitution in the rural grounds of India. Shefali plays this sex worker who both oppresses and takes care of the women working under her, willingly and unwillingly. Her hard-hitting performance left a lasting impression on the audience.

Dil Dhadkne Do - The Zoya Akhtar movie saw Shefali playing a role of an Indian housewife, who sees her husband going on business trips, getting friendly with the female guests, but has no escape from it. Her character brilliantly displayed how she is oppressed and how she becomes the carrier of oppression.



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