Shefali Shah from Delhi Crime


By creating a proud moment for all the Indians, Netflix web series ‘Delhi Crime’ has secured the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards on Monday 23rd. With the help of Twitter, the International Emmy Awards confirmed the news of this extremely special win. It is for the very first time when an Indian web series has won such a prestigious award. Delhi Crime won the award by beating Criminal UK (United Kingdom), Charite season 2 (Germany), El Jardin De Bronce (Argentina). The award function was hosted by Richard Kind. The whole event happened virtually due to the existence of an ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Delhi Crime is a fictionalized crime-drama, based on the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case of a 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya. With Shefali Shah (Vartika Chaturvedi) playing the role of the former deputy commissioner of police Chaya Sharma who cracked the case within 72 hours. She was in charge of finding the culprits and nabbing them against the brutal and gruesome act.

In case you have not watched DELHI CRIME yet, then please go watch it right away! It is streaming on Netflix.

The show, released in 2019, received massive applaud from the audience for its sensitive and realistic reference to the shocking and monstrous crime which shook the nation to its core. Delhi Crime has been very much in the air since its release. Viewers were amazed by the precision with which The Nirbhaya case was solved. The minute detail will keep you intrigued as it’s rooted in reality. Everyone played their part exquisitely in the show. Be it Rashika Dugal, Shah, Adil Hussain, or Rajesh Tailang, all of them were appreciated for their notable efforts.


The Writer-director of the series ‘Delhi Crime’ is Richie Mehta. He is a Canadian film director and a writer. After the big announcement was made. In his acceptance speech, he dedicated the award to ‘all the women’ during the virtual ceremony. He said, “ I dedicate this award to all the women who not just endure the violence that so many men inflict on them but are then tasked to solve the problem. Finally, to the tireless mother, and her daughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that”.


The International Emmy award is one of the most desirable and esteemed honors in the television industry. With gradual changing in times, it has expanded from television and has included OTT platforms as well.

The International Emmy awards were held on last Monday, the team of ‘Delhi Crime’ was elated with excitement for winning the most prestigious ‘Best Drama Series’ award. A euphoric and ecstatic Shefali Shah was watching the event virtually and as soon as the winner was announced, she took her Instagram handle and shared a snippet of the moment, from the award show. One can actually hear her screaming ‘Oh my god’ and why not? It’s a huge moment of pride. Adil Hussain took Twitter and congratulated the entire team for the win.

Many other celebs congratulated the Delhi Crime team for the huge achievement through social media.

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