India Cheers As Delhi Crime Actor Shefali Leaves For Emmy Awards

Shefali Shah is en route to the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York. She has received a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her role in Delhi Crime: Season 2.

Priya Prakash
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The Powerful Story Shefali Shah

Shefali Shah, the acclaimed actress renowned for her compelling portrayal of Vartika Chaturvedi in 'Delhi Crime: Season 2', is set to grace the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York, scheduled for November 20. The anticipation is palpable, as she has earned a well-deserved nomination in the coveted Best Performance by an Actress category.


Recently, on November 17, Shefali Shah shared a photo on her Instagram handle featuring her passport and a glimpse of her boarding pass, captioned "#DelhiCrime @iemmys (sic)."

A Stellar Nomination and Stiff Competition

Shefali Shah faces formidable competition in the Best Performance by an Actress category, with nominees including Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie Too), Connie Nielse (The Dreamer: Becoming Karen Blixen), and Karla Souza (Dive)

In September, the official Instagram page of the International Emmy Awards released the list of nominated candidates. Shefali Shah, expressing her excitement, shared the news on her own Instagram account, expressing her disbelief and immense honour at being nominated among such esteemed artists. She described the nomination as particularly special because it recognized her portrayal of Vartika Chaturvedi, a character she holds dear, in her favourite show, Delhi Crime 2. She dedicated the nomination to the entire team involved in the show.


The nominees' list was accompanied by a detailed note praising Shah’s performance in Delhi Crime Season 2. It's noteworthy that Delhi Crime Season 1 previously secured the International Emmy Award in the Best Drama Series Category back in 2020.

Industry Cheers for Shefali


The industry echoes with cheers and congratulations for Shefali Shah as colleagues and fans express their excitement and best wishes. Colleague Saba Pataudi acknowledges Shefali as already a winner, while Mansi Zaveri encourages her to relish the moment, emphasizing the significance of the nomination itself for the country and the actress. Actress Meera Vasudevan also shares her pride and extreme happiness for Shefali, reflecting the collective joy resonating within the industry.

Ekta Kapoor, a renowned producer and filmmaker, is also set to receive the prestigious International Emmy Award for her remarkable contributions to the arts and entertainment industry. Recently, she was spotted at Mumbai airport on November 15, departing for New York City.


As Shefali Shah embarks on this exciting journey to the 51st International Emmy Awards, the industry and fans alike are brimming with anticipation. The nomination not only celebrates her individual brilliance but also contributes to the global recognition of Indian talent.

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