Here is a list of strong female characters in Bollywood movies in recent times. This is just the first part will be uploading more soon. Stay tuned.
A naïve college student risks her life by becoming a spy in Pakistan during the India Pakistan war. She takes whatever it takes to save her mission even killing her husband
- THAPPAD A simple housewife is slapped by her husband in front of her family and friends. She is told by everyone to forget the incident and move on with her life, showing how normal is the treatment of domestic violence in India. But against all odds, she decides to file for divorce. Everyone is shocked that she files for divorce for “just a slap” but it shows that a husband slapping her wife is just normal and not at all wrong. But at last, she continues with the divorce and moves on with her life without him.
- DIL DHADAKNE DO It shows the story of Priyanka Chopra’s character starting her own business after getting married and becoming a self-made person. She is ambitious and takes control of her life by deciding not to have children right now and later realizes she wants a divorce. It shows the story of Anushka Sharma’s character running away from home to become a dancer and living in difficult conditions for her dream
- ENGLISH-VINGLISH A simple housewife is disrespected by her children and husband for not knowing English but when she travels to New York, she decides to learn English and makes new friends in a foreign country all alone. And understands her value and embarks on a journey of self-discovery.
PAGGLAIT. A girl is widowed in months of getting married. She has been left money by his husband but she decides to give that money to her in-laws and become independent by getting a job.
- PIKU. The girl takes the unconventional path of not getting married but rather taking care of her father and being independent and living her life on her terms.