2022 was the year of some phenomenal performances. Over these 12 months, actresses made sure to give their 100% to make their roles memorable and evergreen. Some of them acted as strong pillars of a film.
From Sheeba Chadha's masterclass in Badhaai Do to Indira Tiwari's gut-wrenching performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi, these actresses in supporting roles ruled like queens and ably supported the lead cast with their perfection.
As 2022 comes to an end, let's meet all those actresses in supporting roles who kept us entertained through their work this year.
Sheeba Chadha-Badhaai Do
Sheeba Chadha was clearly the actress of the year. With multiple projects in her kitty, she displayed a variety of roles and didn't disappoint. However, the most memorable and key role was in Badhaai Do. As Rajkummar Rao's mother, the actress touched the right emotional chord. She played a submissive, underconfident yet crazy mother who loved her son unconditionally. The subtle nuances she injected into her role were simply beautiful. The terrace scene with Rajkummar is one of the best in the history of Indian cinema.
Indira Tiwari-Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai Kathiawadi put the limelight on Indira Tiwari. As Gangu's friend and confidante, Kamala, in Kamathipura, the actress did a phenomenal job. Pulling off a layered and complicated character, she stood out in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.
Pallavi Joshi - The Kashmir Files
Pallavi Joshi played the role of a professor in her husband Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files. She displayed shades of grey. Pallavi did a fine job as Darshan Kumaar's manipulative professor from a university in Delhi.
Ashwini Kalsekar-Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was ably supported by veterans including Ashwini Kalsekar. With a bang-on Rajasthani accent, the actress made the audience laugh with her hilarious on-screen antics. She played the role of Sanjay Mishra's wife and priestess.
Prajakta Koli-Jug Jugg Jeeyo
Prajakta, known as Mostly Sane on social media, acted in Jug Jugg Jeeyo as Neetu Kapoor-Anil Kapoor's daughter and Varun Dhawan's sister. She played a pivotal role in the events that unfolded in the film. Prajakta was charming in the role.
Sadia Khateeb, Sahajmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna & Smrithi Srikanth-Raksha Bandhan
Sadia Khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth and Sahejmeen Kaur were the catalyst of Raksha Bandhan. If Akshay Kumar was the heart of the film, the actresses were the soul. It was a joy to see them perform with Akshay.
Yogita Bihani-Vikram Vedha
Yogita Bihani made her Bollywood debut with Vikram Vedha. She played the role of Rohit Saraf's childhood love. While she looked stunning, Yogita put forth a lovable and memorable act as Chanda.
Pooja Bhatt played the role of Dr. Zenobia Shroff, a criminal psychologist, in R. Balki's Chup. Despite getting a brief role, the actress left behind a great impact with her screen presence. She looked gorgeous and did justice to the role in her best capacity.
Elli AvrRam shone as Pavail Gulati's NRI wife. She had a brief role to play but she left behind an impact with her simple and effective performance. It was a refreshing break from the kinds of projects she has done in the past.
Sarika returned to acting after a long gap with Uunchai. In a feel-good Sooraj Barjatya film, she excelled in a brief yet important role. Watching the veteran actress cast her magic again was a delight.