11 Strong Women Who Can Teach Us Kickass Self-Defense Techniques

The ‘rape-culture’ in our country has made it necessary for women to be strong and self-sufficient when it comes to self-defense. Here are some characters who would inspire girls to learn self-defense techniques.

The recent news headlines are filled with details of grisly rape cases. Be it the Nirbhaya case or the Hathras case, the rape culture in India is shameful and worrying. Women are conditioned to believe that it is their fault if they get assaulted and the legal system is ever-disappointing, allowing the criminals to get out on bail and repeat the heinous crimes. This makes the women of the country insecure and gives rise to the need to be able to defend oneself. Women need to learn self-defense techniques and here are a few characters from Zee who can motivate women to empower themselves.

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1. Uma Kulkarni from London Confidential – The RAW agent played by Mouni Roy is a terrific persona who can fight for herself as well as her fellow agents! Uma is an intelligent, strong, and confident lady who knows when to use her mind and when to punch the lights out of her opponent!

2. Bhavna Reddy from Commando – Commando 3’s Adah Sharma aka Bhavna Reddy showed us some extravagant combat skills that made us fall in love with her. Imagine knocking out the criminals and being a threat to them instead of the other way around!

3. Monica Mehra from Code M – Major Monica Mehra played by Jennifer Fernandes is a shockingly beautiful and strong lady. She knows how to party and also knows how to shoot a bullet if someone tries to misbehave with her.

4. Officer Rene from Rejctx – Esha Gupta plays the role of Officer Rene, a special investigative officer in the ZEE5 Original series Rejctx Season 2. Esha sure knows how to follow a trail and how to kill someone who tries to harm her!

5. Kaali from Kaali 2 – Paoli Dam’s character in Kaali is that of an innocent woman who gets lured into a drug racket. She is a simplistic woman who stops using beauty products and instead, picks up the dagger to fend off the criminals.

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6. Shabana from Naam Shabana – Taapsee Pannu is a stunner and more so in this women-centric film. Shabana is a tough girl who is picked by a secret agency to be a part of their special force team. She learns combat and shows us how she can be a kickass agent!

7. Sirat from Uri – The role of flight lieutenant Sirat is played by Kirti Kulhari. She is better at shooting than even her seniors and is the perfect personnel for special tasks like combat.

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8. Manvi Gupta from Kaali – Kaali 2 is a series that shows women empowerment in true sense! Vidya Malavade’s character in Kaali 2 is that of DCP Manvi Gupta who handles special cases and also knows how to drill the bullets! Manvi’s strength is that she is a woman. Interesting, right?

9. Raagini from The Tashkent Files – Shweta Basu Prasad plays the role of a fearless journalist who is in search of the truth. Raagini faces a lot of problems while investigating the case but she stays on it nonetheless and fights off her enemies.

10. Kousalya from Chhoriyaan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti – The dream of becoming a Police Inspector makes Kousalya a strong woman who is ready to fight societal stereotypes. She also wears a uniform and shows how she is as tough as any other man!

11. Chandro and Prakashi From Saand Ki Aankh – Chandro and Prakashi make name for the country when they gain fame through their shooting skills. Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu are seen fighting off the society’s views of a woman and winning gold in the special sport.

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