Indian web-series Delhi crime won the Emmy International Award in ‘Best Drama Series’ category. The series is based on 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case. It stars actor Shefali Shah in lead role who plays the role of DCP Vartika who leads the investigation in the case. Delhi Crime is undoubtedly one of her finest performances, but its not the only one. Shefali has given brilliant performances in her 24 year long acting career. Let’s talk about some of them.
Hasratein was a Zee TV show that aired in the mid-90s. She played the role of Savi, who leaves her husband and established an extra-marital relationship. Quite a bold character she picked for herself. Her character was also a mother and Shefali was just 21-years-old at that time. She wasn’t afraid to be typecast as a mother at such a young age. Shefali won Zee Woman of the year award 1997 for her role.
Shefali played a pivotal role in critically acclaimed film Satya released in 1998. Her role of Pyari Mhatre fetched her Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Filmfare Critics Award for best Actress.
3- Monsoon Wedding:
Shefali played a reserved but bold woman in this film opposite Naseeruddin Shah. This is considered a breakthrough film of Shefali’s career.
4- The Last Lear:
The Last Lear is a feature film having a stellar cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Shefali Shah and Divya Dutta. This 2007 film won the National Award of India for Best Feature Film in English and Shefali Shah won the Best Supporting Actress National Award for her role in the movie.
Nobody can ignore Shefali Shah’s performance in the 2014 film ‘Lakshmi’. She plays the sex worker who oppresses and takes care of the women working under her. Her performance can give you goosebumps and a clear idea of the hard-hitting realities of prostitution.
These were some of the best performances of Shefali. This small list doesn’t do justice to her as she has done a lot more films that need our attention.
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