Shefali Shah won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her role as Pyari Mhatre (Manoj Bajpayee's character's wife) in this influential crime film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the first of his Gangster trilogy.
This critically acclaimed biographical drama depicting the strained relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son featured Shefali Shah as Kasturba Gandhi. Shah delivered a stellar performance in a role double her age and impactfully shows the tense relationship she had with her husband.
Subash Ghai's critically acclaimed crime thriller featured Shefali Shah as Anil Kapoor's social activist Bengali wife.
Shah is a silent force suffering under her husband (Anil Kapoor) in this star-studded Zoya Akhtar directorial. The emotional scene of her gorging on a piece of cake as a response to her character's declining mental health is a powerful cinematic moment.
Shefali Shah's iconic role as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, the no-nonsense girlboss cop, in this Netflix original true crime series won her (and the series) accolades for her restrained, yet poignant, performance as "Madam Sir".
In Ankahi, one of the heartbreaking stories of this four-part anthology, Shah plays the mother of a teenage daughter struggling with hearing loss who falls in love with a deaf painter. Shah shines in this role through her expressions and gestures as she communicates with her lover in sign language.
Shefali Shah takes on the bold role of Dr Gauri Nath, alongside Kirti Kulhari in this web series about medical scams in India, with the inaugural season focusing on human drug testing.
Alia Bhatt's quirky dark comedy saw Shefali Shah showing off her comic, fiercely flawed side in her role as Shamshunissa, Alia's character's mother, who offers her counsel on murdering her abusive husband. Shah knows a thing or two about the resistance it takes for women to survive and her portrayal of this character reflects that.
Shefali Shah delivers a poignant, understated and subtly beautiful performance in Avinash Arun's film as a character with dementia who is trying to reminisce her childhood before she loses her memory completely.
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