Looking For Inspirational Biopics? Watch These 8 Bollywood Movies Based On Real-life

by Shatakshi Gupta

It is said that films are the reflection of our society. Whatever has happened or is happening in society, movies are the manifestation of these socio-economic, political and cultural circumstances. Although the majority of the movies are based on fictional stories many such films have been made in Bollywood, which are based on real stories. These movies show the life of people ranging from the underworld, politics, terrorist incidents, love stories, crime, war, forgery etc.These films are well-received by the audience not only for the performances but also for the real-life story in the films. Bollywood has made many such films, but today we will tell you about 8 such films that you must see.


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 The film Sher Shah made a special place in the hearts of the audience. People welcomed this movie with great fervour. The story of this film was very much liked by the common people. The film has become one of the most-watched movies on Amazon Prime Video. The film is a biopic of Kargil war martyr Captain VikramBatra, who is one of the most celebrated martyrs of India. This story depicts Vikram Batra’s life, his love for the country. The film starred Siddhartha Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead roles.

M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story

Based on the life of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the film talks about those stories related to his life, which very few people knew. The film got a lot of love from the audience. The film starred late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. The film was a blockbuster of its time.


The film ‘Dangal’, which hit the cinemas in the year 2016, was the biggest hit of the year 2016. The film was well-received not only in the country but also abroad. The film was based on the life of Indian professional wrestler and Olympic coach Mahavir Singh Phogat and his medal-winning daughters. The film did a business of more than 1400 crores in China.


Padman is a 2018 Hindi film, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. The story is of this movie is the depiction of the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur who build the machine for making affordable sanitary pads. For his efforts, the man got International recognition. It is a great watch with an inspiring story.


 The film Sanju, based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, turned out to be a blockbuster biopic. The movie put forward some obscured aspects of the life of SanjayDutt. Ranbir Kapoor worked hard to look like Sanju in this film.  The film was a great success.

Super 30

Super 30 is one of the most inspiring biographical films of all time. The story of the film is based on the life of Anand Kumar, a famous teacher who runs Super 30 coaching for poor children in Bihar. The film starred Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur in the lead roles. The film did a business of Rs 146 crores.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

The film is based on the life of the country’s first female Air Force pilot. Gunjan Saxena was a pilot in the Indian Air Force during the Kargil War. She valiantly provided air support to the Indian Army during the war in 1999 and rescued the injured soldiers. The film stars Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in lead roles.

Chhapak Chhapak is a movie based on the life of an acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. DeepikaPadukone played the role of Lakshmi in this film. The film also starred actors like Vikrant Massey and Rohit Sukhwani in the lead roles. Deepika’s effortless acting in this film brought Laxmi’s life in front of millions of audiences and put forward the challenges faced by an acid attack survivor.