2020 wasn’t a very easy year for anyone. But one of the biggest pluses of the year as far as cinema was considered is that as films moved to OTT platforms, it became a sort of level playing field for all kinds of cinema, as all content had equal reach in digital, and audience paused to consume the rich variety of themes in offer. The good news was that women were at the center of some of the strongest hindi films of the year, and gave great opportunities to our leading ladies to rise and shine. And they shined across genres, age groups and character arcs through and through.
Here, we pick the 10 Best Performances from Female Actors from Hindi Films of 2020, and we consider all performances irrespective of the length of the roles. These are performances in films only, and we will consider Web Series separately because the scope available for character development is vastly different in both. But there are some really great performances here, some of them the career-best by the actresses, and we can only hope that they continue to evolve from strength to strength in the coming years as well.
Special Mentions: Geetika Vidya Ohlyan (Thappad), Madhurjeet Sarghi (Chhapaak), Ila Arun (Raat Akeli Hai), Ratna Pathak Shah (Unpaused)
10. Farukh Jaffer as Fatima Begum – Gulabo Sitabo
09. Inayat Verma as Mini – Ludo
08. Kangana Ranaut as Jaya Nigam – Panga
07. Divya Dutta as Kajri – Ram Singh Charlie
06. Surekha Sikri as Mrs Malik – Ghost Stories
05. Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena – Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
04. Radhika Apte as Radha – Raat Akeli Hai
03. Taapsee Pannu as Amrita – Thappad
02. Deepika Padukone as Malti – Chhapaak
01. Tilottama Shome as Ratna – Sir
So those were our picks of the Best of the year in Films. What were some of your favourite performances by Female Actors this year in Films? Next we will look at the Best Films, the Best of Web Series and more. Keep checking this space for all these updates – Best of 2020.
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