Kubbra Sait

Kubbra Sait: From CuckooKaJadoo to Dada Saheb Phalke Awards!

The Name You Know the Journey You Don’t!

The Journey of Kubbra Sait way before Sacred Games and from then CuckooKaJadoo to Dada Saheb Phalke Awards for Digital Sensation of the Year – A Journey to Cherish!

Her voice grabs your attention and keeps you engrossed to what she has to say because “Cuckoo ka jaadoo” hi kuch aisa hai.. Yes, we are talking about the very versatile, unconventionally beautiful, an amazing actress and a woman who is breaking societal stereotypes about what women should be, Kubbra Sait.

Her role as Cuckoo in Sacred Games made her really famous for the nuanced, bold and apt portrayal of a transgender who happens to be associated with the glamour and the mafia existing in Mumbai in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Kubbra was born in Bangalore but moved to Dubai after her graduation.

She began her career in the field of finance. However, her love for speaking to audiences led her to host shows from as early as the age of 13 and she continued to pursue this.  She enjoyed being on stage and the audiences were captivated by her. Eventually, she won “India’s Best Female Emcee Award” in the year 2013.

She debuted in Bollywood Industry with the movie “Ready” and has been a part of Jodi Breakers, I Love NY, Sultan and most recently, the critically acclaimed and loved by audiences alike, Gully Boy.

A beautiful orator, Kubbra often speaks at the Kommune which is a platform for speakers, writers, and poets, to share their beautiful pieces of work. She has narrated some of the most beautiful, true and magical stories, most of them related to topics really close to her heart, like “Farewell, My Father”, “Custard, Cuddles and Catastrophe” and “Strangers and Love”

Kubbra has also been part of a series of webisodes for a show called “India On A Plate” and a web series under the Alt Balaji banner, “Fourplay”, that is based on the sexual life of two married couples and the misunderstandings that take place once an anonymous letter comes into their lives. It has actors Kashmera Shah, Nitin Mirani, Cyndy Khojol and Gaurav Chopra.

For Amazon Prime, she has appeared on a web show called “Going Viral Pvt Ltd” alongside actor Kunal Roy Kapoor. and has also acted in a short film, “Techsex”.

She is currently shooting for Dolly Kitty Aur Vo Chamakte Sitaare where she stars with actors like Bhumi Pednekar and Konkona Sen Sharma.

She has recently and most deservingly won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Emerging Talent of the Year 2018.

Her portrayal of Cuckoo in Sacred Games has been a bold and very responsible portrayal of a transgender and we cannot wait to see more amazing work by her!

Waiting for Kubbra’s Magic in coming days!


Authors Corner – Priyanka Sharma Writes at The Indian Web Series

Loves coffee, chocolates, and conversations.
Words and poetry are my first love and it appeals me the most.

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Edited By :- Dharmil Mehta, Founder The Indian Web Series

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