Starting off her career as a dance teacher, Sanya Malhotra has won our hearts by her breath-taking performances in movies of various genres ranging from biographical sports drama, comedy to motivational films. Her versatility has had her films ranking the highest grossing on Bollywood charts. 2020 being one of the best years for her Bollywood career with big-bang releases including Shakuntala Devi and Ludo, Sanya has created a niche for herself and never fails to surprise her fans.
Here are some of the best performances of Sanya Malhotra to stream and celebrate on her birthday:
Shakuntala Devi: (2020)
Shakuntala Devi is a story of a mathematician’s journey to become ‘The Human Computer’ and her relationship with her daughter. Starring Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi and Sanya Malhotra as her daughter Anupama Banerjee, the film struck the right chord with the gen z and millennials. Sanya, for her refreshing supporting role in the film made a mark for herself across the globe with her film premiering across 240 countries and territories. If you haven’t watched it yet, watch how Sanya plays her magic on screen with her impressionable acting with Shakuntala Devi on Amazon Prime Video and Sony MAX.
Directed by Ritesh Batra, Photograph narrates the story of “Rafiq” a struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother. He convinces a shy stranger Miloni played by Sanya Malhotra to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they do not expect. Sanya and Nawzuddin’s chemistry is something that cannot be missed in this poetic film. Sanya was nominated for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing a student who befriends a street photographer in this film. Watch Photograph only on Amazon Prime Video.
Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story Do Behnein, Pataakha is a story of two feuding sisters who realize the true nature of their relationship only after marriage separates them. Sanya Malhotra plays the role of Genda Kumari, the younger sister and impresses us with an exceptional performance. Watch Pataakha only on Amazon Prime Video.
Badhaai Ho (2018)
Badhaai Ho is a family comedy about a man who is embarrassed to find out his mother is pregnant. Sanya Malhotra stars opposite Ayushmann Khurrana as Renee Sharma and portrays to be the only non-judgemental character in the film.
From a resurfaced MMS tape to a rogue suitcase of money, four wildly different stories overlap at the whims of fate, chance and one eccentric criminal in the film Ludo. In this film, Sanya Malhotra is seen sharing screen with Aditya Malhotra who discover their love in their adventurous hunt of a hotel that leaked their MMS. Anurag Basu’s comeback directorial and multi-narrative storytelling in Ludo talks about ‘sin and virtue’ and ‘second chances’ along with interesting plot twists, visual design, crackling performances and a script so magnificently packed, making it a must watch. Catch Ludo from the comfort of your homes on 28th February at 12 PM only on Sony MAX.