INDIA: The year 2020 proved to be an interesting year for the Hindi entertainment industry. At a time when the Coronavirus outbreak forced the human population at large to spent majority of its time indoors, the different OTT platforms came to the rescue.
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Here are some of the best acting performances (female) in Hindi series from 2020.
5. Neha Sharma (Illegal)
Neha Sharma essays the central character in the Voot Select legal drama series Illegal, directed by Sahir Raza. When an idealistic young lawyer named Niharika Singh moves from Bangalore to Delhi, she is tricked by the big shot lawyer heading her firm into defending a rapist. In order to fight her adversaries in a male driven world Niharika must fight her inner demons first. Neha Sharma shows just the right amount of vulnerability that the part requires. Also, she is able to portray the inner strength needed to make Niharika as real as possible. It’s easily the best performance of her career so far.
4. Aaditi Pohankar (Aashram Chapter 1 & 2)
Aaditi Pohankar’s portrayal of Pammi, a girl belonging to a backward caste, who aspires to be a wrestler, is one of the highlights of MX Player’s Hindi-language show. Pammi idolizes the god man Baba Nirala as she sees him as her family’s only hope for living a life of dignity. As things take a darker turn in Aashram Chapter, Pohankar’s character takes the centre stage. It’s really a demanding part but Pohankar matches it with a courageous and meaty performance.
3. Shweta Tripathi (Mirzapur 2)
Shweta Tripathi’s complex portrayal of Gajgamini “Golu” Gupta in the Amazon Prime series Mirzapur 2 is a major highlight of the season. It’s really amazing to see her transformation from the first season. A nerdy, intelligent college student who loved to read books has metamorphosed into a vengeful woman with masochistic drives. Shweta Tripathi doesn’t leave any stone unturned in ensuring that this hitherto unseen darker side in Golu comes to the fore.
2. Sushmita Sen (Aarya)
Sushmita Sen has impressed everyone with her performance in Hotstar’s Hindi series Aarya and there is no denying that she is brilliant in the titular role. It’s really heartening to see her essay such a gritty part in a web series. It’s certainly one of the best performances of the year. Credit also goes to Ram Madvani and team for casting Sen for the part.
1. Swara Bhaskar (Flesh)
Swara Bhaskar portrays the part of ACP Radha Nautiyal in Eros Now’s Hindi series Flesh with scalpel-like precision. Nautiyal is an insomniac and a hard-drinking police officer with a troubled past. As part of her job, she gets pitted against the basest criminals, day in and day out, as she tries to unravel a web of immorality, cruelty and corruption. Here is a lone woman fighting shifty pimps, malevolent criminals, and corrupt bureaucracy. But, Nautiyal is always unfazed. She is not averse to killing and torturing men or putting herself at risk. She is always willing to go the extra mile in order to get to the truth.
Honorable Mentions (Hindi Series)
– Sheeba Chaddha (Bandish Bandits)
– Female cast members of Churails
– Female cast of Four More Shot Please Season 2