Taapsee Pannu is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu-language films. She is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards. After doing modelling 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 (2013). After appearing in several South Indian films, Pannu got noticed for her performances in the spy thriller Baby (2015) and the courtroom drama Pink (2016), both of which were critical and commercial successes. It was followed by the war drama The Ghazi Attack (2017), the action thriller Naam Shabana (2017), the social drama Mulk (2018), the romantic drama Manmarziyaan (2018), the 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 Award for Best Actress (Critics). In 2020, Pannu received widespread praise for her role in Anubhav Sinha's Thappad, and the performance gave her her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress. 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.
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