Adarsh Bahu NOT! 7 Leading Ladies Of Daily Soaps Who Are Doing Things Hatke

KanupriyaKanupriya  |  Sep 30, 2021
Adarsh Bahu NOT! 7 Leading Ladies Of Daily Soaps Who Are Doing Things Hatke


There was a time when a lot of us hated daily soaps because the leading ladies were embarrassing AF. They blatantly promoted patriarchy, were spineless and more toxic than the actual villains on the show. Well, a lot has changed over the years and we’re so glad about it. The new-age bahus of Hindi serials no longer believe that crying a river will solve all their problems and actually work on their issues. They do not put up with their pathetic lying husbands because finally, these women know their worth. In case these characters sound unfamiliar to you, then you need to change your channel STAT because you are watching the wrong show, girl!

Ditch all those boring TV shows that are still stuck in the 1950s and switch to the ones that feature strong female characters. These bahus are smashing the patriarchy and giving us reasons to root for them.

7 TV Bahus Who Are Doing Things Hatke

Here are seven daily soap bahus who take a stand for themselves and say no to the ghisa-pita drama that require them to be docile doormats:

Sai Joshi (Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin)

There’s a reason why Sai’s in-laws think that she’s batameez and a bad bahu. It’s because she doesn’t let anyone treat her poorly and calls out their toxic behaviour. She gives respect to others and demands the same from them. We think everyone needs to take pointers from Sai on how to always speak the truth, even if it means becoming the bad guy in everyone’s eyes.

Anupamaa (Anupamaa)

Changes don’t take place overnight and Anupamaa reminds us just that. She went against her entire family and took the firm decision of ending her toxic marriage. The character tells us that it is important to respect and love ourselves first if we want to be respected and loved by others. Also, one can always start a new chapter in life regardless of age and gender.

Sirat Goenka (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai)


Sirat is not just strong physically (she’s a boxer by profession), but also emotionally. She expresses her feelings honestly and does not let anyone treat her badly. This lady does not need a ‘hero’ to save her because she can do the job herself.

Sonakshi Bose (Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi)

Sonakshi puts across her points firmly and instead of running away from her problems, she tackles them in a pragmatic way. She believes in communication and stays away from unnecessary drama.

Rishita Pandya (Pandya Store)


Rishita might come across as a brat, but she actually has a kind heart. Along with that, she has a bold voice and strong opinions that don’t falter in tough situations. She fights for her rights and does not believe that to be an adarsh bahu, one has to sacrifice all her happiness. Well, we totes agree.

Kinjal Shah (Anupamaa)


Kinjal takes a stand for what’s right, even if she has to go against her own mother and husband for it. Well, that takes guts and we love the fact she does not hesitate in calling a spade a spade.

Priya Sharma (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2)


Instead of stressing over her problems and whining about them, Priya believes in finding a solution for them. She’s practical, strong-headed and does not let anyone else take control of her life.

Well, these are the TV bahus who are bringing a change in the television industry and we hope to get more such characters in the future!

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