1. Shashi: English Vinglish
Source: Scoop Whoop
Sridevi flawlessly portrayed the role of a traditional Indian homemaker who struggled with English language in the US. Through the movie Sridevi became an idol for women all over the country. The movie raises important questions and makes you realise the value of a homemaker’s work and skills.
2. Hermoine Granger: Harry Potter
Source: Teen Vogue
Her strong, confident, fearless and kind personality has inspired girls and women everywhere. Hermione was an intelligent and knowledgeable woman who was not hesitant to speak her mind and didn’t let other people walk over her. She bested all of her classmates in academics as well as physical fights with scary demons while maintaining her compassion throughout.
3. Malorie: Bird Box
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Malorie’s level-headedness and leadership skills in an apocalyptic situation helped her and her children survive for 5 years in a horrendous situation. She also braves an uncertain journey down a river full of dangers, blindfolded, to find a rumoured community that would offer safety and shelter.
4. Diana: Wonder Woman
Source: New Yorker
Diana is a compassionate, driven, and intelligent superhero. We see her grow from a naïve young warrior to a fearless undercover hero with a desire to help people. She is a role model for women all over the world with her strength and sharply strategic mind.
5. Katniss Everdeen: Hunger Games
Katniss is forced to fill her father’s shoes and support her family in this cruel country. Despite the rules and the risks, Katniss hunts with a bow and arrow to keep her family alive. When her sister is selected for the Hunger Games, Katniss sacrifices herself to take her place. She is thrown unwillingly into the spotlight and made into a celebrity because of the cruel games.
6. Vidya: Kahaani
Source: Times of India
Vidya Bagchi, played by Vidya Balan, is a pregnant software engineer who comes to India to find her missing husband. She sets out to solve the mystery by following clues from her husband’s past without much help from the police as they fail to take her seriously. She travels all through Kolkata which is a new city for her, dealing with a lot of dangerous people all the while pregnant.
Source: Disney News
When Moana’s island becomes endangered due to the threat posed by an angry demon, Te Kā, Moana is chosen by the ocean to journey across Oceania to the island of Te Fiti to restore the heart stolen by Maui, a demigod, and save her people. She braves the rough ocean on a make-shift boat and then faces a scary demon all to save her people.
8. Rani: Queen
Source: Vogue India
After Rani is left at the altar, she is completely lost as she had been dependent on men her whole life. She decides to go to Europe on her honeymoon alone and takes control of her own life. She returns from the trip an independent woman who doesn't need a man in her life to be happy.
9. Miranda Priestly: Devil wears Prada
Source: Vanity Fair
Even though Miranda is termed as the ‘Devil’ she is just an ambitious, talented and a cutthroat leader who commands authority into the room even without saying a word. She is running a successful fashion magazine as the lead editor of one of the biggest fashion magazines. She commands authority into the room even without saying a word. She does all this while being dressed immaculately.