Debuting Bollywood with the challenging role of grossly overweight Sandhya Verma in 2015, Bhumi Pedneker has come a long way in the entertainment industry. The journey since then hasn’t been easy for the actress, as she has been seen doing many unconventional roles and notched up some surprise hits. With her dedication, she steals the film with an assured turn and sets the bar high for other actresses in the industry.
Till now she has achieved many milestones in her industrial career by delivering blockbuster movies on box office. From gaining extra weight to doing intense physical training she left no stone unturned to get into the skin of the character and bring it to life for her movies.
From Sandhya Verma to Chanchal Chauhan, let’s reminisce the top 5 onscreen characters of Bhumi Pedneker that made her a leading actress in the industry.
Top 5 onscreen avatars of Bhumi Pedneker
Bhumi notched up a surprise hit as the grossly overweight Sandhya Verma in her unconventional Bollywood debut, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which bagged her the Filmfare Best Debut award. Kicking out all the stereotypes and body shaming, the actress outshined in the role of Sandhya Verma. Reportedly she gained 12 kg weight for the film. Released in 2015, the film co-stars Ayushmann Khurrana in lead. Helmed by Sharat Katatiya, the story revolves around Prem, a school dropout who hesitantly marries an educated but overweight girl, Sandhya. However, the two come closer when they take part in a race, which involves Prem carrying Sandhya on his back.
Playing the role of a stubborn wife who fights for her right to hygiene in a small village, Bhumi Pedneker nailed the role as Jaya. She looked breathtaking in the film. Her desi avatar made fans go gaga over her. Released in 2017, the movie co-starred Akshay Kumar in lead and received much acclamation from fans and critics. Helmed by Shree Narayan Singh, the story revolves around Keshav who falls in love with Jaya and gets married to her. However, she complains that there is no toilet in the house and he tries to pacify her with temporary arrangements.
Every bit of Bhumi looked ethereal as a typical Gurgaon girl ‘Sugandha Sharma’ in 2017 released Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Her onscreen insane avatar successfully managed to charm fans. Ayushmann Khurrana plays the lead in the movie. Helmed by R.S. Prasanna, the story revolves around Mudit who manages to woo Sugandha and the two decide to get married. However, before the wedding, their relationship undergoes a setback as they discover his erectile dysfunction.
Bhumi Pedneker amazed fans yet again with her unconventional avatar as Chandro Tomar in Saand Ki Aankh. She is fearless, opinionated, and sardonic in the role of a shooter. She was accolade with Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress 2020. Taapsee Pannu has also seen in the movie alongside her. Helmed by Tushar Hiranandani, the story revolves around Chandro and Prakashi who live in a patriarchal society and are in their 60s, accidentally discover their shooting skills. With the help of an instructor, they participate in various competitions.
Bhumi Pedneker gave out some fun wife goals with her role as Vedika Tyagi in Pati Patni Aur Woh. She played the role of a physics tuition teacher that every student in reality dreams of. Her adorable chemistry with Kartik Aaryan was admired a lot. Helmed by Mudassar Aziz, the story revolves around a married couple Chintu Tyagi and Vedika Tyagi. Things take an unexpected turn when Chintu finds himself infatuated with Tapasya, a young fashion designer.
In a very short span of time, Bhumi Pedneker has established herself as the leading actress of Bollywood. Her fans and audience are going to witness many more commendable works from her in the coming future. On the work front, Badhaai Do and Takht are next in her pipeline.