We have seen a series of Bollywood films made on the life of famous and inspirational personalities. Still, there are many personalities who have an inspiring life. However, there is no certainty about their biopics. So we list down a list of such personalities who truly deserve a biopic.
1. Hima Das
Hima Das’ story will make you believe that hard work never lets one lose. The doughty sprinter made history when she won an unprecedented gold for the country. She aced the women’s 400 m event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
2. Gauri Lankesh
In 2017, Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her Bengaluru home by unknown assailants. A reputed journalist and activist, Gauri Lankesh was also a women’s rights campaigner. She was not only the editor of Lankesh Patrike (an Indian weekly newspaper,) but also one of the vocal critics of Hindu nationalist policies.
3. Baby Halder
Another story which deserves a biopic is of Baby Halder who was a victim of child marriage, marital rape, and domestic violence. However, she beat extraordinary odds and with firm determination and perseverance, became a great author. Today she is the author of four books. She has conducted book tours across Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and Paris. Furthermore, her first book has been translated into 24 languages.
4. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan is one of the Bravehearts who lost his life in the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11. His life is a lesson on what true grit and courage look like. Before succumbing to a terrorist’s bullet, he rescued 14 captured hostages and also saved the life of a fellow officer.
5. Lydian Nadhaswaram
Lydian Nadhaswaram who is just 13 years old has already won $1 million top prize at a global talent show named ‘The World’s Best’. He has won the internet with his impeccable skills and was also a guest at The Ellen Show.
6. Deepa Malik
Another great story is of Deepa Malik who was diagnosed with a spinal tumour had to undergo three spinal surgeries and was paralysed from the waist down. But despite being disabled, she worked hard and became a swimmer, a biker, an athlete, an adventure junkie, and a Paralympian.
A recipient of Arjun Award, Deepa Malik was the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games. If that’s not inspirational, we don’t know what is.
7. Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has twice led India to the World Cup in 2005 and 2017. She is also India’s highest-scoring cricketer in T20 and the fourth highest in the world.
8. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman
Another story which deserves a biopic is the story of Wing Commander Abhinandan. After the horrific Pulwama terror attack, India and Pakistan entered into a violent battle in which the Pakistani army captured Wing Commander Abhinandan. His calm demeanour in the face of grave peril, and strength during the 60-hour long captivity, were an example of his courage and bravery.
9. Afroz Shah
Another biopic that Bollywood can make is of Mumbai-based lawyer Afroz Shah. He is well known for his efforts to restore the beaches of Mumbai to their pristine condition.
10. Geeta Tandon
Geeta became a victim of domestic abuse and marital rape at a very early age. Tendon, who has two kids, faced many problems in her life. But with sheer grit and determination, today she is one of Bollywood’s leading stuntwoman. Don’t you think that her story deserves a biopic?
11. Gauri Sawant
The story of Gauri Sawant who is an active LGBTQI rights activist deserves a biopic. Her struggles and achievements, are not only inspirational and educational but also more essential to raise awareness.
12. Irom Chanu Sharmila
The incredible life of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila will inspire you a lot. Her hunger strike against the controversial AFSPA in Manipur went on for 16 long years. Known as the world’s longest hunger striker, Sharmila’s self-sacrifice and hardships is something that undoubtedly deserves a biopic.
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