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Watch These 9 Konkona Sensharma Starrers If You’re Still Not Over Her ‘Mumbai Diaries: 26/11’ Performance

Watch These 9 Konkona Sensharma Starrers If You’re Still Not Over Her ‘Mumbai Diaries: 26/11’ Performance

By Sanjana Subramanian17 September, 2021 3 min read
Watch These 9 Konkona Sensharma Starrers If You’re Still Not Over Her ‘Mumbai Diaries: 26/11’ Performance

No one would disagree that Konkona Sensharma is one of the most talented actors in Indian cinema. Born to writer Mukul Sharma and actor and director Aparna Sen, Sensharma made her debut as a child artist in the Bengali film ‘Indira’ (1983). Much later, she starred in ‘Ek Je Aachhe Kanya’ (2000), a Bengali thriller before going on to work in Hindi films. Some of her noteworthy performances include her roles in ‘Mr and Mrs Iyer’ (2002), ‘Page 3’ (2005), ‘Omkara’ (2006) and ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009). She made her directorial debut in 2017, with her film ‘A Death in the Gunj’, which got her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director. Most recently, Konkona appeared in the medical thriller ‘Mumbai Diaries: 26/11’, as Chitra Das, the Social Services Director of a hospital with a troubled past.

If you simply can’t get enough of this nuanced actor, here are nine of her finest performances to watch right away.

‘Mr and Mrs Iyer’

Konkona plays Meenakshi Iyer, a Tamil housewife in this critically acclaimed film. A fateful bus journey during a communal riot makes her form a strange alliance with Raja Chowdhury (Rahul Bose), a Bengali Muslim. Konkona even mastered the accent for this film and was awarded the National Award for Best Actress.
Director: Aparna Sen
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Rahul Bose

‘Omkara’

In this film adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’, Sensharma plays Indu Tyagi, antagonist Langda Tyagi’s (Saif Ali Khan) wife. Here, Sensharma essays a complex role as a conflicted woman who is torn between her bloodthirsty husband and her brother, Omkara (Ajay Devgn). This film landed her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award as well as the National Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Bipasha Basu
Streaming on: Zee5

‘Talvar’

In this dramatised version of the Talwar double murder case of 2008, Sensharma plays Nupur Talwar, Aarushi Talwar’s mother. Her portrayal of a grief-stricken mother in the not-guilty version and a mysterious woman in the guilty version of the film, was equal parts stirring and compelling.
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Irrfan Khan, Neeraj Kabi
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

In this dark comedy, Sensharma breathed life into the character of Shireen Aslam, a burkha-clad housewife who secretly works as a saleswoman. Through her character, she helped shine the spotlight on issues such as marital rape and abortion.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

‘Ajeeb Dastaans’

In this Netflix anthology, Konkona stars in Neeraj Ghaywan’s ‘Geeli Pucchi’ (pictured above) as Bharti Mandal. She plays a queer Dalit factory worker whose job is threatened by the arrival of an upper-caste, fair-complexioned, white-collar woman.
Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Aditi Rao Hydari
Streaming on: Netflix

‘15 Park Avenue’

Sensharma is Meethi, a girl with a perfect life. However, after a traumatic experience, she turns into a schizophrenic.
Director: Aparna Sen
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Shabana Azmi, Soumitra Chatterjee, Waheeda Rehman, Rahul Bose

‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’

Sensharma delivered yet another impactful performance with this film. Here, she plays Radha ‘Dolly’ Yadav, an unhappily married woman whose husband and boss, both take her for granted. Seeking to reignite the lost spark in her personal life, she’s soon entranced by a delivery boy, Osman (Amol Parashar).
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Vikrant Massey, Amol Parashar
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Luck By Chance’

Sensharma plays the role of a struggling actor named Sona, who is also the mistress of a small-time producer. She soon becomes romantically involved with Vikram (Farhan Akhtar), an aspiring actor.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Farhan Akhtar, Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Dosar’

This black-and-white Bengali art film directed by Rituparno Ghosh, premiered at multiple international film festivals. It focuses on the life of Kaushik (Prosenjit Chatterjee) and Kaberi (Konkona), a happily married couple. After a car accident results in the death of Kaushik’s mistress, life changes for Kaberi. Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Pallavi Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee
Streaming on: JioCinema

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