After garnering tremendous accolades for Pink, Taapsee Pannu is back with Naam Shabana where she kicks some serious butt as a special agent who is entrusted with the task of assassinating a deadly arms dealer by the Indian Intelligence Agencies. And let’s be honest. Our Bollywood leading ladies definitely manage to turn heads when they’re essaying the role of a law enforcement officer who is giving a tough time criminals.

Besides Taapsee Pannu, there are a number of actresses who’ve played these roles with panache and here’s listing a few of them. 

Konkona Sensharma in Akira

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The powerhouse performer essayed the role of a pregnant cop in Akira and played it to perfection in the film, winning the hearts of millions of fans. The action-thriller was a remake of a South Indian film which also starred acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap as the antagonist.

Rani Mukherjee in Mardaani


Rani Mukherjee was absolutely fantastic as the cop who, while trying to rescue a teenage girl, is exposed to the dirty world of child trafficking.

Priyanka Chopra in Don

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Before she received global acclaim in Quantico, where she plays an FBI agent, Priyanka has successfully played the role of a cop in the Don series whose main mission is to get hold of the Shah Rukh Khan, who plays the titular character. 

Sushmita Sen in Samay: When Time Strikes


Former Miss Universe and actress Sushmita Sen enthralled us all in Samay: When Time Strikes, in which she investigates a series of murders where the killer leaves behind a pattern. 

Tabu in Drishyam


This versatile actress has played a variety of roles to perfection and in Drishyam, she essays the role of an iron-willed police officer who suspects foul play in her son’s murder and sets on a mission to seek the truth.