Sanya is an exception to the norm. Case in point: Contradicting the cookiecutter style big screen debuts, her onset in Bollywood was a refreshing game-changer. Who can forget her powerful portrayal of wrestler Babita Kumari in the biographical sports film Dangal? Apart from her physical transformation, cool pixie cut, and choke-slam moves in the ring, she was lauded for her salient performance in an ensemble cast. In the coming years, her conscious choice of strong roles with staunch female voices contributed to her steadily upward moving graph. The critically-acclaimed actor spoke at length about her deliberate intention of picking relatable parts, using social media as an outlet to showcase her humorous side and accepting her accident-prone clumsy self after a graphic incident with the blender during the lockdown.
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