It’s 2020 and we are finally applauding the women who make the effort to break out of their moulds. However, this isn’t the first time when women are going above and beyond. From Kalpana Chawla, Indra Nooyi to Sania Mirza and Sushmita Sen, women have always done something unimaginable to prove the world that their position cannot be dictated by someone else. On the occasion of 77th International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at 7 women in Tollywood who were trailblazers in their own right.
Vijaya Nirmala is the first of our pick. Her career may have started and ended decades ago, but her Guinness Book World Record remains untouched. Apart from being an amazing actor, wife to superstar Krishna and mother to yet another commendable actor Naresh, Vijaya Nirmala is more. She is the only woman in our history who has directed over 300 films, most of which include the biggest stars of her times.