IFFM Guests

Bhumi Pednekar

Meet Bhumi Pednekar, the fearless actress renowned for her portrayals of headstrong women and her dedication to addressing social issues. Bursting into Bollywood with "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" (2015), she won hearts with her powerful portrayal of an overweight bride, earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. From "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" (2017) to "Sonchiriya" (2019), Bhumi's versatility shines through, garnering praise from audiences and critics alike. Ranked 5th on the "Best Bollywood Actresses" list in 2020, she fearlessly pushed boundaries in "Badhaai Do" (2022), winning the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress with her bold performance as a lesbian woman.

Beyond the screen, Bhumi is a passionate advocate for environmental causes, actively supporting sustainability and climate change initiatives. With her impressive body of work and unwavering dedication, Bhumi Pednekar continues to captivate audiences and establish herself as a formidable force in the Indian film industry, making both a social and cinematic impact.

IFFM 2023 is thrilled to have Bhumi Pednekar at ANZ Plus IFFM Awards Night 2023 on Friday, 11 August, at 7 PM, Hamer Hall.

Meet Bhumi Pednekar on Sunday, 13 August, at 2 PM, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria as part of IFFM Chats.