One of the most coveted actresses of South industry, Anushka Shetty celebrates her 36th birthday today. While she has continuously managed to hold the title of one of the best actresses in Tollywood, with her phenomenal looks and performance in Baahubali The Conclusion, she found herself a new doting audience and fan base who are super crazy for her. Us included. And while we're speaking of her roles, here are some of her best performances that put her on the map.
Baahubali The Conclusion
It is not just impeccable looks and princess-like persona that made Anushka shine in the role of Devasena but her warrior streak, her charisma, her brilliant screen presence that made the character stay with us. With Devasena, Anushka not only managed to carve a niche of fans in the South industry (which she so proudly enjoyed) but found a humongous fan following from across the country. Devasena became a force to reckon with not just in the Baahubali universe but outside of it too! Basically, she was on par with Prabhas' Baahubali act and at times, even managed to surpass him.
Sonu Sood's "Bommai" still gives us chills but Anushka's intense stairs and power-packed performance as the Queen Arundhati is even more thrilling! The way she transits from being a worried young girl of today's time to the fierce Queen of the yore was totally brilliant. No wonder she won a Best Actress award for the film in various award functions. Barring Sonu Sood as the prime antagonist and the only big male celebrity in the film, Arundhati was solely a big success in Tollywood and various other South languages thanks to Anushka Shetty.
Taking on the role of a warrior princess once again with Allu Arjun and Rana Dagubbati as her love interests. You might think that the film will be dominated by Allu and Rana's presence but once again, Anushka managed to outrun the boys into making the protagonist the best thing about the film. Not only did the film rake in good money in the opening weekend but Anushka also received acclaim for her performance proving once again that only she can play the role of a Queen with utmost precision and poise.
When it comes to strong female-oriented roles, there's absolutely nobody who can beat Anushka Shetty in Tollywood. After her mind-blowing performances in a plethora of films, earlier this year, she gave a gritting performance in G Ashok's Bhaagamathie as an IAS Officer trapped by the evils of a spirit. An interrogation goes wrong and she finds herself possessed by a spirit in a haunted house. How does she get out of the clutches of the spirit? You'll probably have to watch the film for that. But Anushka's power-packed performance? You'll obviously have to watch the film for that too but we can tell for sure that you won't regret it!
Sure, Vikram as Krishna, an intellectually disabled man steals the show, but Anushka is no less. She fights for his custodial rights as his lawyer and does it illustriously. Just as we mentioned earlier, with her mere presence, she gets the audience hooked, no doubt there.