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Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi to Kareena Kapoor in Chameli: 5 actresses who played sex workers in films

First Published May 31, 2021, 11:05 AM IST
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Here are a few famous actresses who essayed the role of sex workers in films; read on.

Over the years, there have been many films that narrated the stories of sex and brothel workers. Many top-rated famous actresses have played the role of sex workers in cinema. With Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi in the pipeline for the release, let's take a  look at other actresses who played the role of sex workers.

Over the years, there have been many films that narrated the stories of sex and brothel workers. Many top-rated famous actresses have played the role of sex workers in cinema. With Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi in the pipeline for the release, let's take a  look at other actresses who played the role of sex workers.

Rekha

Rekha got her first National Award for Umaro Jaan, although the actress in an interview said she did not deserve the award, as she did not do anything special. However, her role is celebrated to date.

Rekha

Rekha got her first National Award for Umaro Jaan, although the actress in an interview said she did not deserve the award, as she did not do anything special. However, her role is celebrated to date.

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor Khan played the role of a woman sold off into the brothel work as a young girl by her uncle in Chameli. Bebo also played a sex worker in Aamir Khan starrer Talaash.

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor Khan played the role of a woman sold off into the brothel work as a young girl by her uncle in Chameli. Bebo also played a sex worker in Aamir Khan starrer Talaash.

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri played the role of a sex worker named Chandramukhi in the film Devdas. She essayed the role perfectly and garnered many praises for the same.

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri played the role of a sex worker named Chandramukhi in the film Devdas. She essayed the role perfectly and garnered many praises for the same.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt will be seen playing Gangubai Kathiawadi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's. Gangubai ruled the Kamathipura region as a sex worker for many years. She was sold at the brothel at a young age and later raised her voice for the welfare and sanitation of the sex workers in the brothel.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt will be seen playing Gangubai Kathiawadi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's. Gangubai ruled the Kamathipura region as a sex worker for many years. She was sold at the brothel at a young age and later raised her voice for the welfare and sanitation of the sex workers in the brothel.

Tabu
Legendary actress Tabu played the role of Mumtaz Ali Ansari, an innocent rural woman whose family members are killed in riots. She later leaves the village and migrates to Mumbai. She is forced to work as a bar dancer and sex worker to meet her needs in the film Chandni.

Tabu
Legendary actress Tabu played the role of Mumtaz Ali Ansari, an innocent rural woman whose family members are killed in riots. She later leaves the village and migrates to Mumbai. She is forced to work as a bar dancer and sex worker to meet her needs in the film Chandni.

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