Meet the gritty cops of B-Town

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Amazon Prime Video celebrated women by unveiling the first look of their untitled series starring Sonakshi Sinha as the lead. The first look shows the actress playing a tough cop in her digital debut. And while we await her performance, Bollywood has seen plenty of female cops that have dominated the screen. From Rani Mukerji to Katrina Kaif, here’s a list of the gritty female cops of Bollywood.

Rani Mukerji

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Rani has given many memorable roles as a strong character but the overpowering female cop she essays in ‘Mardaani’ and its sequel is unforgettable. Here’s a cop who ensures justice is served.

Sushmita Sen

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The Miss Universe winner noticed up the heat as ACP Malvika Chauhan in the 2003 action flick Samay: When Time Strikes


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Tabu plays the role of a senior policewoman whose son has gone missing in the Hindi film Drishyam

Bipasha Basu

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Basu played not one, but two police officer roles in both Dhoom 2 and Gunaah respectively.

Preity Zinta

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Preity played the role of a CBI trainee in Sangharsh as a young woman coping to establish her position of authority while struggling with her own fears.


Shefali Shah

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Shefali played Vartika Chaturvedi in the Emmy Award-winning series Delhi Crime, where she essayed a character that was based on former Delhi Police DCP Chaya Sharma, who led the Nirbhaya case investigation.

Lara Dutt

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Lara, a police officer hired a terminally ill Netra as an undercover officer in the series Hundred. The dynamic duo then attempts to fulfill each other’s dreams all while busting criminals.

(Contributed by Nikhita H.)

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