2 of 9: Janelle Monae stars in ‘Halloween’ and is on the list of most-loved Indian actresses for her star power in movies and television shows.
The actress is also an acclaimed teacher in India, and the author of three best-selling books.
She also has been inducted into the Indian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the country’s most prestigious academic body.
In her career, Monae has starred in movies such as ‘Gangster Squad’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘Temptation’, ‘Boomtown’, ‘The Wedding Singer’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
She has also appeared in a number of television shows including ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘Karen Giese’, ‘Acharya’ and other dramas, she has also written several books.
Monae is also one of India’s most successful and well-known actors, having starred in films like ‘Shah Rukh Khan: The Life and Times’, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’, ‘Frozen’ and many others.
She has written several novels including ‘Shashank Redemption’, ‘Saffron’ and numerous poetry books, and has been a frequent guest on Indian television.
In recent years, Monai has also been one of the most outspoken critics of the film industry.
In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award for her efforts against the film ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’, and this year she was one of four people to receive the prestigious Golden Star award for being a leader in the fight against the sexual harassment and rape culture that is prevalent in the film business.