1. Chitrangada Satarupa - Kark Rogue
When women are flying high and touching the sky in every field possible, why won’t they be translated into pioneering characters on fictional and non-fictional media? Breaking the stereotype that women are just ‘eye-candy’, with incredibly sketched out roles, these actresses have delivered unconventional performances in ZEE5 Original Series –
Making her debut on the web platform with Kark Rogue, a medical crime thriller, Chitrangada plays Dr. Beas Banerjee. She is an autopsy surgeon turned detective on multiple murder cases due to a cancer drug trial. Her character, despite suffering from cancer, sees more than what meets the eye!
2. Jennifer Winget - Code M
3. Gul Panag - Rangbaaz Phirse
Rangbaaz Phirse, is based on political corruption and dacoity. In such a story, Gul Panag stands out, playing the role of a stockbroker who takes on the crime world, alongside a stalwart like Jimmy Shergill, who essays a gangster chracter, Amarpal Singh.
4. Sakshi Tanwar - Mission Over Mars (MOM)
Not just one, but four women, Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh and Palomi Ghosh, play pivotal parts in the space thriller Mission Over Mars: MOM, set in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Sakshi portrays a mother who balances her family as well her job of making India’s first Mars Orbiter mission successful.
5. Shweta Tiwari - Hum Tum and Them
In this ZEE5 Original named Hum Tum and Them, Shweta Tiwari essays Shiva, a divorced single mother, who raises her 13-year-old daughter, Jahan, literally meaning ‘the world’ to her. She beautifully expresses the struggles of coping with a broken marriage, yet managing to raise her child into a brave woman.
6. Dia Mirza - Kaafir
A heart-wrenching watch, not to be missed, is Dia Mirza as Kainaaz Akhtar, in Kaafir, a ZEE5 Original. She plays a Pakistani woman, who accidentally crosses the border and is presumed to be a militant. When jailed in India, she gives birth to a daughter, Seher. Seher means ‘morning’, is Kainaaz’s sunshine.
7. Kalki Koechlin - Bhram
In a psychological thriller series, Bhram by ZEE5 Originals, Kalki Koechlin plays Alisha Khanna, a novelist suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As the name of the show suggests, she has illusions and many eccentric experiences. Kalki loves to play such weird characters which prove her versatility.