The world recently celebrated Women’s Equality Day 2020. When we talk about equality of the genders, although we have a long way to go, slowly and gradually change is happening. Many sectors are changing their ways and giving women the much-needed platform to honour equality. The television industry is one of them and throughout these years, many shows have been produced with inspiring female leads.
So here is Bollywood Dhamaka’s pick for top female-centric shows from the Indian television industry:
1. Diya Aur Baati Hum (2011-2016)
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The show starring Deepika Singh and Anas Rashid got immense love from the audience owing to its unique premise. The story follows the life of Sandhya Rathi (played by Singh) who has a dream to become an IPS officer. The slowly unfolds as her husband Sooraj (played by Rashid) supports her in every way to make her dreams come true.
2. Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka? (2017-2016)
The show starred Pankhuri Awasthy and Rajveer Singh and with with the topic of how rape victims are immensely ostracised by the public eye when they aren’t the ones at fault. It was an adaptation of a Turkish show titled, ‘Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne’ and was lauded by the public for bringing to them such a hard-hitting topic which is important for today’s society to be aware of.
3. Nimki Mukhiya (2017-2020)
The show was based on the topic of women empowerment in rural areas and was appreciated for its authentic writing. The watchers of the show developed a soft corner for the lead of the show, Nimki (played by Bhumika Gurung) because apart from being a powerful lead, she also had a carefree and comical side to her.
4. Balika Vadhu (2008-2016)
Known to be one of the longest-running shows of the Indian Television history, Balika Vadhu depicted the social evils of child marriage and how their innocence is lost after being burdened with such a responsibility. The story centred around Anandi, who is a victim of this malicious tradition and her journey to womanhood.
5. Na Aana Is Des Laado (2009-2012)
It is Colors Tv’s fifth longest-running shows with some really strong performances in it. Laado deals with the social evil of female infanticide in rural areas and the mistreatment of women living in those areas. The show has been one of the most successful projects to come out of the Indian television industry to create a positive and lasting impact on the backward section of the society. Meghna Malik was greatly lauded for the role of ‘Ammaji’.