Bhagyashree in 2015
Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan|
23 February 1969
Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Bhagyashree (born 23 February 1969) is an Indian actress. She is best known for her debut lead role in the film Maine Pyar Kiya, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She has appeared in Hindi and a few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and some Bhojpuri films.
Bhagyashree hails from the Patwardhan royal Marathi family of Sangli in Maharashtra. Her father, Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, is the current Raja of Sangli. She is the eldest of three daughters, the other two being Madhuvanti and Purnima. She is married to Himalaya Dasani.
She started her acting career with Kachchi Dhoop – a television serial by Amol Palekar. It was based on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Her rendezvous with acting happened by chance, when next-door neighbor Amol Palekar, a renowned actor-director, requested her to step in and act in his serial Kacchi Dhoop, as the actress who had been signed on had abandoned the serial abruptly. The serial did well and later on she had roles in Honi Anhoni and Kisse Miya Biwi Ke.
She made her film debut in the 1989 blockbuster film Maine Pyaar Kiya with Salman Khan. This remains her most successful and best known film to date. After marriage, she acted in three films: Peepat's Qaid Main Hai Bulbul, K.C. Bokadia's Tyagi and Mahendra Shah's Payal, all opposite her husband in 1992. She also acted with Avinash Wadhawan in Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi (1993). This was her last Hindi film in the 1990s and she went on to appear in a few Tamil and Telugu films. She made her Telugu debut in the film Yuvaratna Rana (1998). She also continued playing leading and episodic roles on television.
She returned to Hindi films in 2001 with Hello Girls. She also acted in the Bhojpuri film Uthaile Ghoonghta Chand Dekhle (2005). She later appeared in the Hindi films Janani (2006), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) and Red Alert: The War Within (2008). After a gap of several years, she made a comeback to television with Aandhi Jasbaton Ki, where she played a politician. She was also seen in Didi Ka Dulha, a comedy serial on national broadcaster Doordarshan and a telefilm where she plays a blind person. She made her debut in Marathi films with the romantic comedy Zhak Marli Baiko Keli in June 2009. In 2014, she made her comeback to entertainment with the TV serial Laut Aao Trisha aired on Life OK.
|1987||Kachchi Dhoop||Alka||Television debut|
|1987||Kisse Miya Biwi Ke|
|1999||Didi Ka Dulha Apna Bana Lu|
|1996||Samjhota Jism Ka|
|1997||Garmi Jasbaton Ki||Politician|
|2002||Kaagaz Ki Kasti||Aarti|
|2002||Jubilee Plus||Anchor (herself)|
|2002||Tanha Dil Tanha Jism|
|2003||Kabhie Kabhie||Sanobar Kabir||Episodic role|
|2009||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3||Contestant||Reality dance show|
|2014–2015||Laut Aao Trisha||Amrita Swaika|||
|2016||Koshish Se Kamyabi Tak||Guest||Talk show|
|1989||Maine Pyar Kiya||Suman||Winner—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
|1992||Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul||Pooja Choudhry|
|1992||Tyagi||Aarti Shakti Dayal|
|1993||Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi||Roopa|
|1996||Mappillai Manasu Poopola||Vasanthi||Tamil film|
|1997||Ammavra Ganda||Kannada film|
|1997||Sautan Ki Sautan|
|1998||Rana||Dr. Kasthuri||Telugu film|
|2001||Hello Slutty Girls|
|2003||Maa Santoshi Maa|
|2005||Uthaile Ghoonghta Chand Dekhle||Bhojpuri film|
|2005||Ego Chumma Deda Sasurji||Bhojpuri film|
|2006||Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||Simran Kohli||Special appearance|
|2006||Gandugali Kumara Rama||Kannada film|
|2007||Janam Janam Ke Jismani Saath||Jyoti||Bhojpuri film|
|2007||Mumbai Aamchich||Marathi film|
|2009||Zhak Marli Bayko Keli||Marathi film|
|2010||Sati Behula||Bangladeshi film|
|2010||Red Alert: The War Within||Uma|
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- "Beyond the coyness..." The Hindu. Chennai, India. 19 March 2011.
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- "I'm happy to be known as 'Maine Pyar Kiya' girl: Bhagyashree". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- "Bhagyashree Patwardhan back to screens with Laut Aao Trisha". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "Maharashtra Government launches Bhagyashree Scheme for girl child, to be linked with Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme". intoday.in.
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- "Coming of age: Bhagyashree made her debut with Kachchi Dhoop". March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- Hegde, Rajul (17 July 2014). "Bhagyashree: Salman is looking incredibly good now". Rediff. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
- "Bhagyashree Returns to Small Screen with Life OK's New Show". TellyTRP.in. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.