In pictures: 8 Bollywood heroines who played cops

Updated: 12 December, 2019 19:37 IST
  • In pictures: 8 Bollywood heroines who played cops

    Rani Mukerji: Rani Mukerji is back with the second instalment in the Mardaani series. Rani as a strong-headed, bold cop is impressive and her portrayal of a no-nonsense police officer in the first film was superb. Mardaani 2 focusses on the rise in violent crimes by juveniles in India. In this instalment, Rani Mukerji, aka Superintendent of Police Shivani Shivaji Roy, has been pitted against a young yet dangerous villain.

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    Priyanka Chopra: With power in her eyes and calmness in her voice, Priyanka Chopra hits the right chord as Superintendent of Police (SP) Abha Mathur in 'Jai Gangaajal'. The Bollywood diva plays a de-glam role of the first woman SP of Bankipur district, dominated by corrupt politician essayed by Manav Kaul and his sidekicks. The film also features director Prakash Jha making his acting debut with the role of dishonest police officer BN Singh. This is not the first time Priyanka is playing the role of a cop. Playing an under-cover police officer Nandita Sengupta in 'Gunday', Priyanka chases two powerful goons of Calcutta who are gun carriers and coal bandits. She steps into the shoes of a cabaret dancer to get the two goons to woo her and thereafter affect their friendship.

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    Tabu: She is synonymous to essaying characters that make for strong, independent women. Tabu donned the Khaki uniform as IG Meera Deshmukh in 'Drishyam' who would go to any lengths to unmask the truth. Tabu is known to be extremely choosy about her roles and detests being in the rat race. She thinks it is great that the character of a tough, no-nonsense inspector was written for an actress. Directed by Nishikant Kamat, 'Drishyam' also features Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran among others. Pic/Santa Banta

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    'Mardaani' narrates the story of a female cop, played by Rani Mukerji, who uncovers secrets of human trafficking by the Indian mafia

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    Esha Gupta: After a sizzling debut in 'Jannat 2' Esha Gupta went de-glam for her role of a cop in 'Chakravyuh'. She essayed the role of an IPS officer Rhea Menon in this film which was based on the issue of naxalites

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    Sushmita Sen: Who could have imagined the former Miss Universe in the role of a rough and tough cop till they saw Bong beauty Sushmita Sen in 'Samay: When Time Strikes'. Sushmita played a widowed cop ACP Malvika Chauhan in this film, which was a remake of the Hollywood movie Se7en, wherein she is hot on the prowl of a serial killer.

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    Vijayashanti: Credited as 'The Action Queen of Indian Cinema', South actress Vijayashanti won her National Film Award for the Telugu film 'Karthavyam' in which she played a tough cop. The film was remade in Hindi with the title 'Tejaswini' with her playing the lead role.

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    Madhuri Dixit: One of Madhuri's hard-hitting memorable roles would undoubtedly be that of undercover cop Ganga in the film 'Khalnayak'. Playing a tough cop, Madhuri takes on the bad boy and his antics head-on all by herself giving tough competition to both Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt in the film.

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    Hema Malini: In the film 'Andha Kanoon', Hema Malini essayed a cop Durga Singh who joins the police department just to take revenge against three men responsible for her father's death.

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About The Gallery

As Rani Mukerji's Mardaani 2 hits theatres today, here's a look at actresses who have played the role of a tough woman cop in Bollywood.

First Published: 06 March, 2016 09:45 IST