Priya Bapat (born 18 September 1986) is an Indian actress who mainly works in Marathi films. She is best known for her roles in the movies Kaksparsh and Aamhi Doghi, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Screen Awards in 2013, and Happy Journey, for which she won the Best Actress Maharashtra State Award and was nominated in the Best Actress category at the Marathi Filmfare Awards in 2014.[citation needed]

Priya Bapat
Bapat in 2022
Born (1986-09-18) 18 September 1986 (age 37)
NationalityIndia Indian
Years active2000–present
Known forKaksparsh (2012)
Aamhi Doghi (2018)
(m. 2011)

Early life edit

Bapat was born on 18 September 1986 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[citation needed] She completed her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Ruia College. She married fellow actor Umesh Kamat in 2011.[2]

Career edit

She made her debut with Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar movie in 2000. She is also remembered for her roles in Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabhai. Bapat's role in Kaksparsh and Timepass 2 acclaimed good reviews from critics.[3][4] She was also seen in many serials such as Shubham Karoti, Vicky Ki Taxi, Abhalmaya etc. She also appeared in the 2009 movie Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy where she played the role of Shashikala Bhosale. She has done many roles in movie Andhali Koshimbir, Happy Journey, Vazandar, Time Please.[5] She played the lead role in Mayanagari- City of dreams as Pournima Rao Gaikwad.[6]

The actress has also collaborated with her elder sister Shweta Bapat, a costume designer, to help the Indian weaver community through their clothing venture "Sawenchi".[7]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Ramabai Ambedkar Child Artiste
2002 Bhet Child Artist
2003 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S Meenal Debut in Hindi cinema
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai Cameo Coffee Shop Caller Priya
2008 Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy Shashikala Bhosale
2010 Anandi Anand Anandi
Aika Dajiba
2012 Kaksparsh Uma Best Actress Screen Awards, Best Actress Zee Gaurav, Best Actress Maharashtra State Awards
2014 Happy Journey Janaki Best Actress Maharashtra State Award, Best Actress Marathi Filmfare Nomination
Time Please Amruta Sane Based on Nava Gadi Nava Rajya
Aandhali Koshimbir Manju
2015 Timepass 2 Prajakta Lele
Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush Sameera
2016 Vazandar Pooja
2017 Gachchi Keerti
Pimpal Meghna
2018 Aamhi Doghi Saavi
Gulabjaam Cameo appearance as a customer
Nava Phool Short film
2019 Zehn Sanaa Short film
2022 Timepass 3 Prajakta Lele Only in flashback scenes
Chakki Reema
2023 Visfot Hindi film; Filming[8]

Theater edit

Year Title Language Notes
2011 Nava Gadi Nava Raajya Marathi Based on life of a couple after divorce
2017 Vatevaratee Kaachaa Ga Marathi /Hindi Based on child sexual exploitation[9]

Television edit

Year Title Role Language Channel
2000 Damini Child Artist Marathi ETV Marathi
Bandini Mi Marathi
2001 De Dhamal Alpha TV Marathi
Kids World Anchor Alpha TV Marathi
2002 Aabhalmaya Alpha TV Marathi
Alpha Features Anchor Alpha TV Marathi
2004-2006 Adhuri Ek Kahani Arpita Deodhar Zee Marathi
2007 Shaque Specials @ 10 Hindi Sony TV
2009 Vicky Ki Taxi Episodic Show Real Channel
Goodmorning Maharashtra Anchor Marathi Zee Marathi
2010 Shubham Karoti Kimaya Zee Marathi
2014 Aamhi Travelkar Anchor for 1st Marathi International Travel Reality Show Zee Marathi
2011 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Anchored Season 10 Zee Marathi
Dadasaheb Phalke Documentary ETV Marathi
2022 Bus Bai Bas Ladies Special Guest Zee Marathi

Web series edit

Year Title Language Channel References
2019-present City of Dreams Hindi Hotstar Poornima Rao Gaikwad[10]
2019-present Aani Kay Hava Marathi MX Player Jui[11]
2023 Rafuchakkar Hindi JioCinema Ritu Bhandari[12]

References edit

  1. ^ "Priya and I have each other's back: Umesh Kamat". Hindustan Times. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ Priya Bapat and Umesh Kamat's unseen wedding pictures, retrieved 9 January 2017
  3. ^ Timepass 2 Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Timepass 2 by Times of India, retrieved 1 February 2021
  4. ^ Kaksparsh Movie Review {4/5}: Critic Review of Kaksparsh by Times of India, retrieved 1 February 2021
  5. ^ "Atul Kulkarni teams up with Priya Bapat for 'Happy Journey'". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  6. ^ "प्रिया बापट नव्या चित्रपटात बनली राजकारणी, 'मायानगरी' चित्रपटात अशी आहे स्टारकास्ट". Divya Marathi (in Marathi). 28 May 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Priya Bapat plans to help the Indian weaver community through her new venture". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Fardeen Khan and Riteish Deshmukh starrer Visfot goes on floors". Bollywood Hungama. 19 October 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  9. ^ "Actress speaks up about sexual abuse". The Times of India. 13 January 2017. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  10. ^ "सिटी ऑफ ड्रिम्सचा पहिला सीझन आणि प्रिया बापटचा तो बोल्ड सीन, अजूनही होते त्याची चर्चा". Maharashtra Times (in Marathi). Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  11. ^ India-West, R. M. VIJAYAKAR/Special to. "'Aani Kay Hava' Review: Don't Miss This Slice of Life Marathi Comedy Series". India West. Archived from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Maniesh Paul, Priya Bapat's upcoming series 'Rafuchakkar' teaser out". ThePrint. 29 May 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2023.

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