Kriti Sanon is the talk of the town with the upcoming release of her long-awaited and highly anticipated film Adipurush. In the last decade, we have seen her come into her own as an artist and pick some unconventional scripts. Here are some of our favorites from her filmography:
In Luka Chuppi, Kriti played Rashmi Trivedi opposite Kartik Aaryan’s Vinod "Guddu" Shukla. The film is a romantic-comedy that revolves around a young couple who decide to live together before getting married. Kriti showcased her impeccable comic timing and acting skills in the film - oscillating between a range of emotions. Her performance was appreciated by audiences for being authentic.
In Raabta, Kriti played Saira, a modern-day working woman who falls in love with Shiv, played by the late Sushant Singh Rajput. Kriti’s performance in the movie was convincing, sincere and graceful. Her chemistry with Sushant was also applauded by the audiences. One of the highlights of Kriti’s performance in Raabta was her ability to handle a double role with ease. She also played Saiba, who was a warrior princess, and managed to differentiate between her and Saira in terms of their personality and mannerisms.
Hum Do Hamare Do stars Kriti Sanon and Rajkumar Rao. The film is directed by Dinesh Vijan and Mahaveer Jain, and revolves around Dhruv Shikhar, an orphan-turned-entrepreneur, who falls in love with Aanya Mehra. Aanya wishes to marry a guy with a sweet family, and Dhruv attempts to create a fake perfect family for her. Kriti Sanon's performance in the film was noteworthy and she garnered praise for holding her own against legends like Ratna Pathak Shah and Paresh Rawal.
Bareilly Ki Barfi is a romantic-comedy film that follows the story of a young woman named Bitti, played by Kriti, who falls in love with a writer played by Ayushmann Khurrana. As Bitti, Sanon portrayed a character who was bold, independent, and unapologetic - it was both refreshing and empowering. Another noteworthy aspect of Sanon's performance in Bareilly Ki Barfi was her chemistry with co-stars Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana. They brought a sense of lightheartedness and playfulness to the movie. To Kriti’s credit, Bitti's emotional vulnerability and innocence was perfectly balanced with her character's boldness.
Kriti Sanon received widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Mimi, a young woman who becomes a surrogate mother for an American couple. Sanon's performance was praised for its emotional depth and its ability to seamlessly transition between comedy and drama. Mimi showcases Sanon's impressive emotional range, as the film delves into themes of motherhood, family, and the societal stigmas associated with surrogacy. Sanon delivers a nuanced performance that captures the conflicting emotions that Mimi experiences throughout the film, from her initial reluctance to become a surrogate to her eventual attachment to the unborn child she is carrying. Sanon's portrayal of Mimi is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, and she does an excellent job of bringing the character to life on screen.
Over the last decade Kriti has also been part of Telugu cinema - she starred in 1: Nenokkadine with Mahesh Babu, streaming on Sun NXT, and Dohchay with Naga Chaitanya, streaming on Zee5.
More recently, she was in Arjun Patiala - an action-spoof with Diljit Doshanjh and Panipat, an epic drama with Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. These films are a testament to her versatility as an artist and her desire to not be typecast in this business that loves to fit artists, especially women, into set boxes.
With her upcoming releases this year (Adipurush and Ganpath Part-1), we are certain that Kriti will continue to make her repertoire richer.