We took notice of her for the first time as the very entertaining maid in Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses. After that, she burst into the scene with Sanal Sasidharan’s controversial and critically acclaimed Sexy Durga, following it up with a feisty uninhibited performance in Sacred Games. Deshpande holds her ground opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, shining in every scene as his wife, Subhadra. From a dreamy-eyed bride, she soon takes a Lady Macbethian turn, whetting his ambition and masculinity. Deshpande will flaunt her commendable acting range next in Nandita Das’s Manto as Ismat Chughtai.