10 Bollywood actresses who played gangster on screen

Movies | | March 10, 2013, 11:46 am
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From 'Gabbar' to 'Paan Singh Tomar', Bollywood had only male gangsters to boast about. But we bring to you the brash, sassy and no-nonsense actresses who dared to play dacoits or gangsters on screen. <br><br> Neha Dhupia was seen playing a dreaded gangster who hates men in 2010 film 'Phas Gaye Re Obama'.

From 'Gabbar' to 'Paan Singh Tomar', Bollywood had only male gangsters to boast about. But we bring to you the brash, sassy and no-nonsense actresses who dared to play dacoits or gangsters on screen.

Neha Dhupia was seen playing a dreaded gangster who hates men in 2010 film 'Phas Gaye Re Obama'.

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Seema Biswas's portrayal of a real life dacoit- Phoolan Devi in 'Bandit Queen' turned out to be the controversial film. Seema also won a National Award for her role in 1996.

Seema Biswas's portrayal of a real life dacoit- Phoolan Devi in 'Bandit Queen' turned out to be the controversial film. Seema also won a National Award for her role in 1996.

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Nandita Das plays the role of a female don in 2003 film 'Supari'. However, she was seen in a different avatar in the film sans any guns.

Nandita Das plays the role of a female don in 2003 film 'Supari'. However, she was seen in a different avatar in the film sans any guns.

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Another actress to don the garb of a gangster on screen is none other than Shabana Azmi. Shabana plays Rambhi who picks up gun to take revenge for her husband's death. Apart from mouthing a few abuses, her diction and body language, 'Godmother' makes Shabana Azmi one of the most versatile actress of Bollywood.

Another actress to don the garb of a gangster on screen is none other than Shabana Azmi. Shabana plays Rambhi who picks up gun to take revenge for her husband's death. Apart from mouthing a few abuses, her diction and body language, 'Godmother' makes Shabana Azmi one of the most versatile actress of Bollywood.

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'Khallas girl' Eesha Koppikar was  plays a simple village girl who goes on to become a female crime lord in 2011 film 'Shabri'.

'Khallas girl' Eesha Koppikar was plays a simple village girl who goes on to become a female crime lord in 2011 film 'Shabri'.

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Madhu Shalini's role of a female gangster in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Department' was much appreciated. The role had its own shades of grey.

Madhu Shalini's role of a female gangster in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Department' was much appreciated. The role had its own shades of grey.

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Sridevi also portrayed the role of a dacoit in 1988 film 'Sherni'. When female actresses were busy playing the run of the mill roles, Sridevi took the plunge.

Sridevi also portrayed the role of a dacoit in 1988 film 'Sherni'. When female actresses were busy playing the run of the mill roles, Sridevi took the plunge.

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Pratima Kazmi plays a powerful gangster in 'Ek Hasina Thi', who meets Urmila Matondkar in the prison. Though her character portrays a compassionate side in the film.

Pratima Kazmi plays a powerful gangster in 'Ek Hasina Thi', who meets Urmila Matondkar in the prison. Though her character portrays a compassionate side in the film.

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Vidya Balan plays the role of a local gang lord's wife. Though she doesn't really play the role of a gangster or dacoit in the film, but definitely plays the role of a femme fatale.

Vidya Balan plays the role of a local gang lord's wife. Though she doesn't really play the role of a gangster or dacoit in the film, but definitely plays the role of a femme fatale.

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Madhuri Dixit, who has donned many avatars on screen, will also be seen playing the role of a gangster in 'Gulab Gang'.

Madhuri Dixit, who has donned many avatars on screen, will also be seen playing the role of a gangster in 'Gulab Gang'.