Born in Delhi, of Punjabi origin, Taapsee Pannu had a brief modeling career before making her acting debut in the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam. She then went on to act in the 2011 Tamil film Aadukalam. While it is unusual for a northern Indian actress to be featured in southern cinema, it is become more and more the norm. And vice versa of course.
Then Pannu made her Hindi film debut with David Dhawan’s comedy Chashme Baddoor (2013). She then went on to be lauded for her roles in the Hindi secret agent film Baby (2015) and legal drama Pink (2016), both of which were critical and commercial successes. She gained prominence in Hindi movies with films such as The Ghazi Attack (2017), Mulk (2018), and the romantic drama Manmarziyaan (2018). As a talented, versatile actor with broad linguistic abilities she is able to command work in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam language films and won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing a homely woman struggling through a divorce in Anubhav Sinha’s drama Thappad in 2020.
Pannu is the lead protagonist of the film DoBaara by Anurag Kashyap, which just world premiered at the London Indian Film Festival. The film marks a repeat collaboration between the two.
During her insightful talk with director Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising & Inna De Yard) Pannu will trace back the path to her outstanding career.
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