7 Impactable Performances By Fatima Sana Shaikh

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Chachi 420 (1997) - YouTube

Sheikh was a child actor, who played 'Bharti Ratna' the daughter of Kamal Hassan and Tabu in the classic comedy. Even at a young age she had great skill and good comic timing.

Dangal (2016) - Apple TV

The film was her break out role in Bollywood. She earned critical acclaim for her performance as the wrestler, Geeta Phogat. She played Geeta with a certain physicality while not losing out on the emotional nuances of the role.

Ajeeb Daastaans (2021) - Netflix

In this anthology, Sheikh played Lipakshi, in the short film 'Majnu'. Lipakshi is a lonely housewife who has an extramarital affair with the same man who her husband loves. Sheikh is sensual, scheming and vulnerable.

Raat Rani With Lalli (2022) - Prime Video

In the short film directed by Shonali Bose for 'Modern Love Mumbai', Sheikh played Lalzari, a Kashmiri migrant woman whose husband suddenly abandons her, leading her to a journey of self-love and actualization.

Sam Bahadur (2023) - ZEE5

In this biography of Sam Manekshaw, Sheikh portrayed the iron lady of India, Indira Gandhi. While she did not have a lot of screen time, she gave a good performance as Gandhi, with steel in her eyes and a self-assuredness in her voice.

Ludo (2020) - Netflix

In this hyperlink comedy action film, Sheikh plays 'Pinky Jain' with a charming careless manner of being. She is a little excessive and very funny.

Thar (2022) - Netflix

This western action was set in the landscape of the 'Thar' desert of Rajasthan. Sheikh was amazing as the local Rajasthani girl 'Chetna' who gets caught up in the terrible events.

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