Actresses have time and again managed to feature in impressive content rather than being an eye candy. 2020 proved to a good year for the leading ladies as they continued to dominate the prime-time with strong fleshed-out characters. They not only made a difference but offered the viewers more than just entertainment. Brace yourself as we pick the top five actresses who ruled television in 2020.
Yumna Zaidi (From Drama Serial Pyar Ke Sadqay)
Yumna delivered her career best performance in ‘Pyar Ke Sadqay’. To perform a complex character isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and we doubt if any other actress could have done this role other than Yumna. Fabulous is the right word to describe her act this time. Very rarely do get see an actor getting so deeply absorbed into the character with an absolute flair. (Mahjabeen) her character, was silly but viewers fell in love with her. She went all out with confidence and handled the minute details of the character with great accuracy. Her expression and body language were the hallmarks of the enterprise.
Sarah Khan (From Drama Serial Sabaat)
‘Sabaat’ proved to be a game-changer for Sarah Khan. The actress shifted gear by playing (Miral) an arrogant, head strong and stubborn girl with absolute perfection. Despite the presence of Mawra who had a sugar and sweet character, ‘Sabaat’ was owned by Khan. The gripping dramatic moments kept the viewers glued to their seats wondering what will she be doing next? Kudos to her styling team as she looked drop dead gorgeous. Also, her pairing with Usman Mukhtar was refreshing. Her power-packed act will surely win her many accolades.
Madiha Imam (From Drama Serial Muqaddar & Dushman-e-Jaan)
Slowly and steadily, she has built a body of work; whenever she’s around one can be sure that there is something unusual happening. Madiha Imam conquered hearts all across with her diversified performances. As (Raima) in ‘Muqaddar’ she powered the wonderfully-written script with a poignant performance from an ambitious girl to a loving fiancé to a hopeless wife. As (Rubab) in ‘Dushman-e-Jaan’ one could feel her pain, vulnerability, anger and love even in the scenes where she had no dialogues. Those eyes were enough. Never has an actress at an early stage of her career been so effective in tapping such dimensions and be extremely convincing with the gamut of emotions she expressed throughout.
Neelam Muneer (From Drama Serial Bikhre Moti)
One has to applaud this beauty for making the right choices in her career as far as her selection process is concerned. ‘Bikhre Moti’ was yet another feather in her cap. She was with ease as the strong and independent girl (Ayeza) who had no choice left to become the mother of her niece and nephews after the death of her sister. She was sincere and sensational; her capability of switching emotions was commendable. There was never a dull moment when Neelam was on screen. Also, her odd pairing with Yasir Nawaz was believable and relatable.
Hira Mani (From Drama Serial Kashf)
There are some actors, whom we like for their talent. There are some, who leave us amused by their looks. Some impress us with their off-screen persona. But rarely do we come across someone, who ticks all the boxes. Hira Mani is one such actress. The actress has established her career by accepting brave and unusual subjects. ‘Kashf’ worked big time because Hira Mani made it come alive. It’s a landmark in her career, she got into her character (Kashf) who can foresee future events. She added the right amount of precision without going overboard and delivered a flawless performance. She takes a giant stride as an actor proving that if given the right roles she can match up with the best in the business.