The movie ‘Jalsa’ is being broadcast on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. In this, actors like Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah, Rohini Hattangadi, Surya Kasibhatla, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Manav Kaul and Vidhatri Bandi have important roles. Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah’s excellent performance is being praised everywhere amidst such a big star cast. Both of them are being called the two strong pillars of the movie. In this, Shefali Shah’s unique performance in the role of a homemade Rukhsana is seen. A mother of two on one hand and a maid caring for a mentally ill child on the other, it’s wonderful to see her in these two roles.
By the way, Shefali Shah was first noticed in the Netflix web series ‘Delhi Crime’ in the role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. Her character was the lead of the web series. People appreciated her performance in the role of a strong policewoman. After a long time, her acting got a new position. Previously, she was mainly seen in supporting roles in movies. Her career began with television. In the year 1993, she started her career in Doordarshan show ‘Naya Nukkad’ with GTV show ‘Tara’ and ‘Banegi Apni Baat’. She made her debut in Bollywood in the year 1998 through the movie ‘Satya’.
Let us know about those Shefali Shah movies and web series, in which his strong character won everyone’s heart.
1. Crime in Delhi
Character: DCP Vartika Chaturvedi – A policewoman who has a soft heart, but her intentions are as strong as a mountain.
where can i watch – netflix
The web series ‘Delhi Crime’, based on the horrific story of the Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi, has received much praise in the country and the world. It also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 48th Primetime Emmy Awards. In the first season, along with Shefali Shah, actors like Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, and Rajesh Telang have played the leading roles. Preparations for its second season are underway. Actress Shefali Shah’s best performance was the most praised in this web series. She has acted so tremendously in the character of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi of the Delhi Police that she became a star after the launch of the series. Her character is inspired by DCP Chhaya Sharma, who played a very important role in solving Nirbhaya’s case. Under her leadership, the police caught all the criminals. Previously, Shefali was offered mainly supporting roles, but this series has brought a new height to her career. After that, she started getting more than one role offer, otherwise she had to play the role of a 55-year-old mother at the age of 29.
Character: Dr. Gauri Nath – A doctor with multiple faces in one face, who is as beautiful in body as she is ugly in mind.
Where can I watch – Disney Plus Hotstar?
Directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mojaz Singh, the web series ‘Human’, which exposes the evil deeds of pharmaceutical companies and doctors. It stars Vishal Jethwa, Ram Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava, and Mohan Agashe in major roles alongside actress Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari. For the first time after the popular Netflix web series ‘Delhi Crime’, Shefali Shah appears in a strong central role. In this, Shefali Shah as an actress tries her best to play a character whose inner feelings are over. The reason for this is related to the Bhopal gas tragedy, in which she has lost her loved ones and is considered to be to blame for it. Shefali’s character, Dr. Gauri Nath, is the owner of Manthan Hospital in Bhopal. At first glance, Gauri appears to be such a doctor, who gets sad seeing the suffering of others, she is an idealistic type. But there is no white in this gray world. As soon as you meet Gauri, you start to be afraid of her, her words seem less threatening. Gauri also has a dark past, the roots of which are associated with a strange person named Roma. Shefali has played the character of a doctor who lives with many masks on one face.
3. Dil Dhadakne Do
Character: Neelam Mehra – A housewife who can do anything for her family, saving it from collapse when needed.
where can i watch – netflix
The comedy-drama film ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ released in 2015 under the banner of Excel Entertainment is directed by Zoya Akhtar. Actors like Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, and Farhan Akhtar have major roles in the film. At the same time, Aamir Khan provided his voice for Pluto, a pet dog. The history of the Mehra family is shown in the film, which shows that everyone is unhappy in their life. He is wandering out of his house in search of happiness. In the film, Shefali Shah played the character of Komal Mehra’s wife, Anil Kapoor’s character Neelam Mehra. Her two children are played by Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. Shefali herself had said that when she played the role of the mother in this film, at that time she was also the same age as Priyanka and Ranveer. Playing the mother of actors her age was nothing short of a challenge for her. But she has done well. Neelam Mehr is a typical traveling wife, who works hard to keep her family happy. She is powerless against her husband, but she has the ability to do anything for the sake of the children. The power of the housewife is represented through this character.
4. The last apprenticeship
Character- Vandana: A girlfriend who breaks all the limits of age and society to get her love.
Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video
The movie ‘The Last Lear’ released in 2007 is directed by Rituparno Ghosh. The film won the Indian National Film Award for Best English Film. Not only this, actress Shefali Shah got the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, Shefali Shah, and Jisshu Sengupta in major roles. The story of the film is based on the play ‘Aajkar Shahjahan’ by Utpal Dutt. Its script was written by Rituparno Ghosh in the year 2006. The following year it was decided to make a film. Shefali Shah’s movie character is named Vandana who is opposite Amitabh Bachchan’s character Harish Mishra. They are not married, but both live together. In fact, Vandana falls in love with Harish Mishra as soon as she sees him in a play. There is a big age difference between the two. Not even married. But despite all this, she stays with them and takes care of them. The relationship between the two is very interesting and unique. There is much untold and unheard of in this.
Character – Pyari Mhatre: Excellent performance by an artist based on a powerful script.
Where can I watch – Amazon Prime Video and Zee5
The movie ‘Satya’ released in the year 1998 was directed by the director Ram Gopal Varma. People called it a timeless movie and a must-see movie of Hindi cinema. From the BBC to all other foreign channels, it has been praised and has also been called a turning point of Hindi cinema. The film was in theaters for 25 weeks. Apart from Manoj Bajpayee in the film, actors like Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Saurabh Shukla, Makarand Deshpande, and Shefali Shah are in the lead roles. This is Shefali Shah’s debut film, in which he has a very small character. But in the character of Pyari Mhatre, she has acted so tremendously that people were stunned to see her. She received the award for Best Actress (Critic) at the 44th Filmfare Awards for her best performance. Along with this, she also received the Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress.