Bollywood actresses have been breaking barriers and stereotypes in their portrayals on screen, and one such role that has gained a lot of traction in recent years is that of a cop. These actresses have proven that they can deliver performances that are as powerful and impactful as their male counterparts. Here is a list of some Bollywood actresses who nailed the cop roles with aplomb and swag:
Shefali Shah in Delhi Crime
As an honest and dedicated IPS office Vartika Chaturvedi, Shefali breathed fierce and intense in her cop role for the OTT series Delhi Crime.
The Netflix show became the first Indian television series to win an International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series in 2020 for Season 1. Shefali went on to make a deeper impact in Season 2 as well.
Sonakshi Sinha in Dahaad
For her OTT debut in Dahaad, Sonakshi plays a fearless and invincible cop who takes on the the bad guys with ease.
Sonakshi who is known for her unapologetically real and no-nonsense attitude is the perfect fit for playing the role of a fierce cop. Sinha’s portrayal of a strong-willed cop who stands up against injustice is both inspiring and empowering. Fans have loved Sonakshi’s fierce avatar and this refreshing new look.
Priyanka Chopra in Jai Gangaajal
Priyanka Chopra is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood, and her role as a police officer in Jai Gangaajal is proof of that.
In the film, she plays the role of a tough and no-nonsense cop who takes on corrupt politicians and powerful criminals. Priyanka’s powerful performance in the film earned her critical acclaim
Tabu in Drishyam
In the movie Drishyam, Tabu played the role of a leading lady cop who is both gritty and determined. Tabu’s portrayal of a cop in authority was a refreshing change from the usual portrayal of cops in Bollywood movies.
She was complimented for playing her character and conveying emotion through her expressions and body language despite entering the scene mid-scene. Tabu’s portrayal of a female police officer was the most intense and iconic.
Rani Mukerji in Mardaani
Rani Mukerji’s portrayal of a tough-as-nails cop in the Mardaani franchise has been nothing short of spectacular.
Her performance in the movies has been praised for its authenticity and grit, and she has become a role model for young girls who aspire to make a difference in the world.