Puja Samantha, Mumbai
A trailblazer in true sense, Sanya Malhotra has become a symbol of women’s empowerment in the Indian film industry. With her meticulous choice of characters and films, she continues to break stereotypes, portrays women in the right light, and uplifts the voices of women and young girls. Let’s delve into Sanya’s extraordinary journey in films and understand how she has transformed the landscape of cinema, inspiring and empowering audiences along the way.
From her debut film Dangal, where she portrayed a wrestler breaking stereotypes, to Pataakha, a film celebrating the complexities of sisterhood, Sanya has chosen roles that challenge societal norms and redefine the portrayal of women on-screen. In Pagglait, she navigated the complexities of grief and shattered societal expectations, while in Meenakshi Sundareshwar, she showcased the strength of a young woman facing the challenges of an arranged marriage. In her latest film Kathal, Sanya fearlessly essayed the role of a female cop who oscillates between a high-profile Kathal case while also investigating a missing girl case.
Sanya Malhotra’s filmography is a testament to her commitment to empowering women through her work. In a constant endeavour to celebrate the strength and resilience of women, she has become a catalyst for change in the industry. Sanya’s ability to bring forth the complexities of her characters and choose narratives that resonate with audiences has earned her widespread respect and admiration. As she continues to shine, fans cannot wait to see her share the screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan and Vicky Kaushal in Sam Bahadur next. She also has Mrs, the Hindi remake of The Great Indian Kitchen, in the pipeline.