- June 26, 2021
- 7 PM - 8 PM IST
Actress & Entrepreneur
Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach
Meet the new-age actress who has shaken the film industry with her work and her bold stand on issues of social relevance. Taapsee Pannu is talented and fearless. Her performances in films like “Thappad“ and “Pink” have established her professional credentials, where she is clearly the lead.
The audience can relate to Taapsee, and her characters have helped build her brand, but this reliability with her transcends beyond the 70mm screen. She is as unafraid in real life as she is in her movie choices. She deftly deals with trolls, routinely giving them a taste of her ready wit and humour and speaks her mind even on issues considered controversial.
With a cheerful persona and a contagious smile, Pannu has always been outgoing from her school days. However, this Engineering graduate is happy to say her life did not go as planned. She scored 88 percent in the CAT exam instead of 90; else, she would have chosen to be a management professional!
So how did Taapsee Pannu become one of the successful actresses in the film industry? Watch her in conversation with Nidhi Razdan on June 26 at 7pm
Taapsee Pannu has followed an uncharted path to a career in show business. A software engineer by education, the Delhi-born Taapsee Pannu first had a stint as a model, then a successful run in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, ... before making her Hindi film debut with David Dhawan's Chashme Baddoor in 2013. Her turning point in her career was Pink and Thappad when she made audiences sit up and take notice. She is the recipient of a Filmfare Award and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2018. Apart from acting, Pannu runs an event management company called The Wedding Factory and owns the badminton franchise Pune 7 Aces, which plays in the Premier Badminton League.Read more
Nidhi Razdan is an award-winning journalist, author and the former Executive Editor of NDTV. She has carved out a niche for herself in the television and media industry, with a career spanning 22 years and has been felicitated with the ... Ramnath Goenka Award For Excellence in Journalism, the International Press Institute Award among others.Nidhi has reported extensively on national politics and foreign policy from an expansive geographic terrain including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, China, POK, Tibet, Africa. Currently, she is engaged as Director - Strategic Programmes and Outreach at GITAM University.Read more