Taapsee Pannu is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil-language films. She is the recipient of a Filmfare Award and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2018. After doing modeling for a few years, Pannu made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam and later acted in the 2011 Tamil film, Aadukalam. She made her Hindi film debut with David Dhawan's comedy Chashme Baddoor. After appearing in several South Indian films, Pannu got noticed for her performance in the courtroom drama Pink, which was a critical and commercial success. It was followed by the war drama The Ghazi Attack (2017), the action thriller Naam Shabana (2017), drama Mulk (2018), Anurag Kashyap's romantic drama Manmarziyaan (2018), Sujoy Ghosh's mystery thriller Badla (2019) and the space drama Mission Mangal (2019). For portraying the septuagenarian sharpshooter Prakashi Tomar in the biopic Saand Ki Aankh (2019), she won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. In 2020, Pannu received widespread praise for her role in Anubhav Sinha's Thappad. Apart from acting, Pannu runs an event management company called The Wedding Factory along with her sister Shagun and a friend. She is also the owner of the badminton franchise Pune 7 Aces, which plays in the Premier Badminton League. She is also vocal about several social and political issues.