Fri. Jun 21st, 2024
Watching a well-written and well-etched female character in a movie is always a delight. They are quite rare, but they are always a treat to watch when done correctly. These characters can be funny, edgy, evil, or loving. So here is a list of eight iconic female characters in Bollywood movies over the years.
This list includes names like Deepika Padukone in the 2015 film Piku and Ali Bhatt in Gully Boy, among others. So sit back, grab a popcorn, and enjoy these movies.

Check out the 20 Strong Female Characters in Bollywood films

1. Deepika Padukone from Piku

Running Time: 122 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Movie Genre: Dramedy

Movie Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Writer: Juhi Chaturvedi

Year of release: 2015

Where to Watch / OTT Platform: SonyLIV

2. Sridevi from English Vinglish

Running Time: 134 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Movie Genre: Comedy, Drama

Movie Star Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain

Director: Gauri Shinde

Writer: Gauri Shinde

Year of release: 2012

Where to Watch / OTT Platform: JioCinema

Sridevi marked her return to acting with English Vinglish after several years. In it, she plays the role of homemaker Shashi Godbole, who is mocked by her family members over her lack of command of English. She then takes the matter into her own hands and joins English tuition. Sridevi’s portrayal of the tender yet determined Shashi is a delight to watch. The film has strong performances, excellent writing, and an impactful social message.

3. Vidya Balan from Kahaani

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Movie Genre: Thriller

Movie Star Cast: Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Writer: Sujoy Ghosh, Advaita Kala

Year of release: 2012

Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

Kahaani remains one of Vidya Balan’s finest performances. She plays the role of Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant lady who is looking for her missing husband. However, she is more than what meets the eye. As the story progresses, we get to witness the layers of the character. Kahaani is a tight thriller championed by Vidya’s strong performance. 

4. Alia Bhatt from Gully Boy

Running Time: 153 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Movie Genre: Musical, Drama

Movie Star Cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt

Director: Zoya Akhtar

Writer: Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti

Year of release: 2019

Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

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