Ahead of Panchayat - Iconic roles of Neena Gupta

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Nawaab Jaan in Ghalib (1988)

Neena Gupta's portrayal of Nawab Jaan, a courtesan and a key figure in Ghalib's life, was both compelling and nuanced. Her performance added depth to the series, capturing the complex emotions and struggles of her character.

Kusum in Saans (1998–1999)

Neena Gupta not only starred in this television series but also directed it. Her portrayal of Kusum, a woman dealing with her husband's infidelity, was widely appreciated for its depth and sensitivity.

Geeta Devi in Gandhi (1982)

In Richard Attenborough's acclaimed biopic on Mahatma Gandhi, Neena Gupta played Geeta Devi, a small yet significant role that marked her presence in international cinema.

Manju in Badhaai Ho (2018)

This role marked a significant comeback for Neena Gupta in mainstream Bollywood. Playing the mother of a middle-aged man who unexpectedly becomes pregnant, her performance was lauded for its authenticity and emotional depth.

Padmini in Mandi (1983)

Another Shyam Benegal film, where Neena Gupta played Padmini, a role that highlighted her versatility and strength as an actress in an ensemble cast.

Laila in Trikal (1985)

Directed by Shyam Benegal, this film featured Neena Gupta as Laila, showcasing her ability to handle complex characters in a historical setting.

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