18 Actresses Who Gave Us Memorable Performances In 2018

Jahnavi Patel , 24 Dec 2018
Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif
Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif

Gone are the days when actresses didn’t have a strong part to play in Bollywood films. Now, there are such brilliant roles being written for the actresses. And we have to say, the female actors are doing absolute justice to their roles. In fact, in some films, they have easily overpowered the actors in the movies or sometimes, they have carried the film on their shoulders entirely. Isn’t that awesome? In 2018, we saw some fabulous films and some even more fantastic performances by the actresses.
Here’s looking at all the performances we’ve loved by the talented ladies in Bollywood films (in no particular order).

1. Alia Bhatt

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Professionally, this year started on a high note for Alia with her film, Raazi. We all know that she is a fantastic actor but with this spy thriller, she proved that she will kill it with her performance no matter what the role is. We loved her as Sehmat in Raazi and we are sure you did too.

2. Sara Ali Khan

We were expecting a lot from Sara in her debut film, Kedarnath and let us tell you, she did live up to all the expectations. The debutante won a lot of accolades for her performance from the critics and audience. We are now looking forward to seeing her in Simmba opposite Ranveer Singh. 2018 has indeed been special for Sara.

3. Katrina Kaif

After seeing Katrina in the trailer of Zero, we were intrigued to know more about her role. When the film finally released, Katrina was surely the surprise package in the film. We loved her performance and we have to say that this is one of her career-best performances.

4. Deepika Padukone

There was already a lot of curiosity around Padmaavat and everyone was waiting to see what the period drama had to offer. The film did manage to live up to the hype and Deepika’s performance was highly appreciated. From her dance number to the dialogue delivery to the climax scene which gave almost everyone goosebumps, DP did complete justice to her character of Padmavati.

5. Neena Gupta

Badhaai Ho was one of the most loved films of the year and one major reason for that was the performance of the actors. Neena ji deserved a special mention in the list because this film would have been incomplete without her. Honestly, we don’t think anyone but Neena Gupta could have played this role.

6. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Within months of welcoming her son, Taimur Ali Khan, Bebo got back to the shoot of her film, Veere Di Wedding. Kareena seldom disappoints us with her performance and we enjoyed seeing her as Kalindi on the big screen.

7. Swara Bhasker

Swara is another actor we loved in Veere Di Wedding. Not every actress has the guts to pull off a role like Sakshi. She is one of the best actresses we have in the industry today and we love watching her performances.

8. Rani Mukerji

Though we don’t get to see Rani in the movies as often as we did, she makes sure the films that we see remain memorable. In 2018, we saw her as a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome in Hichki and it’s a performance which will remain special for years to come.

9. Sanya Malhotra

After Dangal, we saw Sanya in Pataakha and she has been giving one powerful performance after another. We also have to mention her in the film Badhaai Ho. Tell us, which was your favourite Sanya performance?

10. Radhika Madan

The other actress in the film, Radhika made her debut with Pataakha and what a dhamakedaar performance it was! Radhika as Badki in the film was the perfect fit for the role. Don’t you agree?

11. Taapsee Pannu

2018 has been a great year for Taapsee! Soorma, Mulk and Manmarziyaan are three films we’ve loved Taapsee in this year. We love how she picks roles which are different from each other.

12. Anushka Sharma

First Pari followed by SanjuSui Dhaaga and Zero, Anushka definitely knows how to offer a variety to the audience. Though she was one of the most memed celebrity this year, her performance is what we will remember in 2018.

13. Tabu

Every actor in Andhadhun was like a piece of the puzzle without which the film would have been incomplete. Tabu plays every role with so much perfection that we love her no matter which character she is playing.

14. Nushrat Bharucha

If you didn’t like Nushrat’s character in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, it’s a win for Nushrat! Her character was not very likeable but definitely worth a mention in this list.

15. Shraddha Kapoor

Stree and Batti Gul Meter Chalu were two releases of Shraddha this year. We also saw her in the dance number High Rated Gabru from the film Nawabzaade. With Stree 2 in the pipeline, we are waiting to see the actress in that film now.

16. Richa Chadha

Richa is one actress who totally gets into the skin of the character she plays. In Love Sonia too, she does complete justice to her character. That’s the reason Richa is one of the finest actors in Bollywood today.

17. Mrunal Thakur

Debutante Mrunal put her heart and soul into Love Sonia. It’s not easy to play a character which will take a toll on you, emotionally. But  Mrunal took up Sonia’s character in the film based on human trafficking and proved her talent as an actress.

18. Radhika Apte

Apart from all the Netflix memes, we also saw some amazing performances by Radhika in Padman, Andhadhun, Lust Stories and Baazaar.
Is there any performance that you’ve loved which isn’t there in the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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