Best Women-centric Roles on OTT Platform

OTT platforms re-imagine female protagonists with a different perspective. As the spotlight shines on the power of women in the digital space, previously untapped characteristics of the heroine have become evident. Here’s a look at female-centric roles such as Raji (Samantha) in The Family Man 2, Suchitra Tiwari (Priyamani) in The Family Man Seasons, Sherni (Vidya Balan) in Sherni, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah) in Delhi Crime, Rani Bharti (Huma Qureshi) in Maharani, Beena Tripathi (Rasika Dugal) in Mirzapur on the digital space that have already impressed fans!

Best Women-centric Roles on OTT Platform

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#1 Samantha Akkineni As Raji

Samantha Akkineni made a hard-hitting digital debut with the second season of “The Family Man 2”, as antagonist Raji, a Sri Lankan Tamil terrorist. The role is complex, and Samantha has very few lines. Her character balances her vulnerability as someone who knows nothing beyond her movement and what she perceives is her idealism, and at the same time is a ruthless person who will go all the way to get what she wants.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

#2 Vidya Balan As Sherni

A recent example is Vidya Balan’s new movie “Sherni”, where she is seen playing a forest officer caught in the quagmire of the sexist-laden “sarkari” workplace, even as she fights to protect wildlife. Through the eyes of Vidya Vincent, her on-screen character, the film delves into the rapid erosion of forest land, poaching, the threat to wildlife in the name of development and chauvinistic “babu culture”.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

#3 Huma Qureshi As Rani Bharti

Then there is actress Huma Qureshi in the “Maharani” web series, which tells the story of an illiterate wife of an indisposed chief minister being pushed into the hot seat of Bihar politics. The series made it easy to understand the much talked about fodder scam.

Streaming Platform: SonyLiv

#4 Priyamani As Suchitra Tiwari

Suchitra’s character is played by National Award-winning South Indian actress, Priyamani Raj. The Family Man marks her debut into the world of web series. She is basically a middle-class wife, who is multitasking. She is managing the house, the kids and is also working as a college lecturer. Suchi has her own storyline flowing in the series too.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

#5 Shefali Shah As DCP Vartika Chaturvedi

One of the most powerful and unusually imagined female roles on OTT was Shefali Shah as fierce DCP cop Vartika Chaturvedi in the web series “Delhi Crime”, which won the award for Best Drama Series at the 48th International Emmy Awards.

Streaming Platform: Netflix

#6 Rasika Dugal As Beena Tripathi

Rasika Dugal was one of the greatest achievements of the OTT era. She wowed audiences with her role in seasons one and two of the “Mirzapur” web series as Beena Tripathi. Rasika broke the taboo of talking about female desires with her character Beena, and she ultimately morphed from a wise bahu to a fierce woman.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

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