Kimi Katkar (born 11 December 1965) is a former actress and model, who worked in Hindi films. She was active throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, and starred in over 50 films, including Adventures of Tarzan (1985) and Hum (1991).

Kimi Katkar
Born (1965-12-11) 11 December 1965 (age 56)
OccupationActress and Model
Years active1984-1992
Spouse(s)Shantanu Sheorey


Kimi Katkar made her acting debut in the 1985 film Patthar Dil as a supporting actress. Later that year, she starred in Adventures of Tarzan, where she played the lead opposite Hemant Birje. After the film, she continued to work throughout the late 1980s, followed by notable films such as Mera Lahoo (1987), Dariya Dil (1988), Sone Pe Suhaaga (1988), Gair Kanooni (1989), Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii (1989) and Khoon Ka Karz (1991).

In the hit 1991 film Hum (1991), she played the lead actress opposite Amitabh Bachchan. In the film, she was cast as Jumma. The popular song "Jumma Chumma De" from this movie was picturized on her and was sung by playback singers Sudesh Bhonsle and Kavita Krishnamurthy.[1] Thereafter, she started restricting herself to few movies.

Her last film was Humlaa (1992). During the same time, she refused film offers for Yash Chopra's Parampara. Later, Jackie replaced Amitabh Bachchan and Ramya Krishna were signed for the role which had been offered to Kimi. Katkar quit the Hindi film industry after her marriage to photographer and ad-filmmaker Shantanu Sheorey in 1992. She settled in Melbourne, Australia.

She is associated with the book Shantaram which was written by Gregory David Roberts. Roberts was an Australian fugitive who escaped to India where he worked as an extra in films including Paanch Paapi (1989) which starred Katkar.

Personal lifeEdit

Katkar married a commercial photographer and advertising film producer Shantanu Sheorey. She has one son, Siddhanth. She stays in Melbourne, Australia and has also been living in Aundh, a suburb in Pune, Maharashtra.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
1985 Patthar Dil Rekha Singh
Adventures of Tarzan Ruby Shetty
1986 Dosti Dushmani Shanti
1987 Mard Ki Zabaan Rosie
Paanch Paapi
Mera Lahoo Pavitra D. Singh / Geeta
1988 Zalzala Reshma
Tohfa Mohabbat Ka
Sone Pe Suhaaga Usha
Shiv Shakti
Mulzim Dr. Rekha
Dharamyudh Suman
Dariya Dil Radha
Tamacha Dolly Saxena
Rama O Rama Hema D'Souza
1989 Ustaad
Meri Zabaan Kimi / Rita
Aaj Ke Shahenshah
Kala Bazaar Bar Owner
Ab Meri Baari
Vardi Dr. Sonu Kaul
Kahan Hai Kanoon
Gair Kanooni Rita
Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii Radha
Abhimanyu Geeta
Khoj Mrs. Anita Kapoor
Gola Barood Reema
Aag Se Khelenge Barkha 'Bijli'
Shehzaade Bijli
1990 Tejaa Sonu
Zimmedaaar Tina
Andher Gardi
Humse Na Takrana
Roti Ki Keemat Bijli
Sher Dil
Taqdeer Ka Tamasha
1991 Jeevan Daata Kiran Sharma
Lahu Luhaan Sonu / Alisha (Spirit)
Khoon Ka Karz
Numbri Aadmi Bijli
Hum Jumma Gonzalves
1992 Humlaa Anita
Sarphira Neetu
Zulm Ki Hukumat Pratap's Girlfriend


  1. ^ "Kimi Katkar". Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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