10 Badass Females Who Define Girl Power In Bollywood!

Shreemi Verma , 03 Oct 2014
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Who run the world? GIRLS!!! Hell yea they do and Bollywood has some supercalifragilisticexpialidocious female characters who totally kick ass. Move over Vijay, Rahul and Chulbul because we have our own girl gang who are the perfect embodiment of the term ‘Girl Power‘ and I’ve made a list of 10 of the best ones! I know it’s a difficult task because we have so many awesome female characters in our movies. but it had to be done. So check this list out and tell me who your favourites are! Also feel free to add anyone I might have missed!

Don’t forget to tune in to MissMalini’s World tonight at 7.30pm on TLC for our #GirlPower episode! Catch the repeat telecast on Saturday 5pm and Wednesday 3pm!

1) Radha from Mother India

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Endures poverty, fights off the lecherous money lender, single handedly runs her family’s farm, and kills son when he turns into a dacoit. Nargis Dutt‘s Radha from Mother India is as important to this list as coke is to rum.

2) Mary Kom from Mary Kom

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Mary Kom

She’s Mary Kom you guys! Do I have to give a reason for her inclusion in this list?

3) Rani from Queen


Uska sense of humour bahut acha hai,  aapko dheere dheere pata chalega. I think Kangana Ranaut as Rani won our hearts the moment she began dancing to ‘hungama ho gaya‘ in that club. Her expression, her face and her amazingness made me happier than I’ve ever been before!

4) Gita from Sita Aur Gita

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Sita was an angel while Gita on the other hand was a total BAMF! Can never forget the scene where she’s sitting on top of a fan, completely chilled. Also the scene where she belts the creepy guy who wants to have his way with her, dude I love Gita! I hope that in the ‘which Sita Aur Gita character you are‘ quiz I get Gita!

5) Shivani Shivaji Roy from Mardaani


The return of Rani Mukerjee! Mardaani again showed what a powerhouse of talent Rani really is (we’ve conveniently deleted Aiyyaa from our memories)

6) Vidya from Kahaani


Vidya Bagchi from Kahaani played by Vidya Balan was perfect. Perfect story, perfect acting and perfect revenge. What a movie, what a character!

7) Aarti from Khoon Bhari Maang

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Khoon Bhari Maang is such an underrated chick flick! Should totally watch this one post break up with lots of wine for company. Also Rekha’s portrayal of Aarti Verma is what William Congreve meant when he wrote ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’!

8) Rambhi from Godmother

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The title of the movie is Godmother, clearly showing who the #bosslady is!

9) Ketki from Mrityudand

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Fighting oppression, fighting sexism and fighting an abusive husband. Madhuri Dixit‘s Ketki was strong, beautiful and really inspiring!

10) Leela from Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela

Because Leela jaisi koi nahi!

Catch #MMWorld’s super-awesome #GirlPower episode featuring Priyanka Chopra, Kalki Koechlin, Lisa Haydon and Shraddha Sharma tonight at 7.30pm on TLC!
In case you’ve missed other episodes, you can check them out on YouTube!
Now quickly tell me who your favourite female character from Bollywood is!

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