PUBLISHED: 22:18, Mon, Oct 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:18, Mon, Oct 26, 2020
Mirzapur season two arrived on Amazon Prime Video earlier in October and the crime thriller series promised plenty of action. The second instalment did not disappoint as it focused on the rivalry between different gangs in Uttar Pradesh. Season two focused on the strong and fearless female characters, and fans are keen to find out more about actress Meghna Malik.
Meghna Malik is an Indian actress who is known for performing on both the stage and screen, having featured on the popular show Na Aana Is Des Laado.
In 2013 she took part in an Indian competition series similar to the UK's Strictly Come Dancing, called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Her more recent roles include the Star Plus legal drama Dahleez and Bandish Bandits, which also airs on Prime Video.
She studied a Master's degree in English and then moved to Delhi, where she started an acting course, and she now lives in Mumbai.
Malik joined the cast of Mirzapur season two as Shakuntala Shukla - the mother of Sharad Shukla (Anjum Sharma), who befriends Munna (Divyenndu) in the series.
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Mirzapur season 2: Meghna Malik joined the second season (Image: Getty)
Mirzapur season 2: Meghna Malik played Shakuntala Shukla (Image: Getty)
Sharad is the son of a former friend of Kaleen (Pankaj Tripathi), and his dream is to fulfil his father's legacy of taking over Mirzapur.
With the help of his mother Shakuntala he attempts to do just that, using his intelligence instead of violence.
Fans praised actress Malik for her feisty performance, and they have been keen to find out more about the actress, who is also a keen traveller.
Her website says: "Not many could have predicted the trajectory of Meghna Malik’s life correctly, as she was born on October 3, 1971 in an apologetically urbanizing place, the heartland of Haryana called Sonepat.
"The long and lonely journey of this eldest child of Dr. Kamlesh Malik and Dr. Raghuvir Singh Malik, from Sonepat to the tinsel town of Mumbai, would have appeared improbable even to the most imaginative mind because she never contoured her life for the impersonal and professional world of entertainment."