Ratna Pathak Shah (born 18 March 1957) is an Indian actress and director known for her work in Hindi theatre, television, and films. Her extensive work in theatre includes a series of plays in both English and Hindi. She rose to prominence when she appeared in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar in the 1980s.
Ratna Pathak Shah
|Born||18 March 1957|
|Relatives||Supriya Pathak (sister)|
Nasrudeen Shah (brother-in-law)
Pankaj Kapur (brother-in-law)
She garnered widespread recognition and acclaim with her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai, a snobbish socialite in the sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004–2006). Her other prominent roles include in the coming-of-age film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008), action comedy film Golmaal 3 (2010), family drama film Kapoor & Sons (2016), and the black-comedy film Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017), all of which earned her nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the romantic comedy Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu (2012) and the comedy-drama Khoobsurat (2014). She married actor Naseeruddin Shah, with whom she has two sons.
She also acted in the hit comedy sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai where she played high society elite, for which she received the ITA Award for Best Actress – Comedy in 2005.
In July 2008 she appeared in the coming-of-age romantic drama Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as the mother of the protagonist. Naseeruddin Shah played her husband, as a deceased character who talks to her from a portrait. She has also acted in several Russian plays, as well as co-founding and being an active member of "Motley Theatre Group". She appeared in the action comedy Golmaal 3 opposite Mithun Chakraborty. She was a part of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Selection Committee for 2012 Awards.
|2006||Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota||Tara Shankarnarayanan|
|2008||Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na||Savitri Rathod|
|2010||Golmaal 3||Geeta||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Seema Kapoor|
|2016||Kapoor & Sons||Sunita Kapoor||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2016||Nil Battey Sannata||Dr. Reena Deewan|
|2017||Lipstick Under My Burkha||Usha Makhija||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2017||Mubarakan||Arshveer/Jeeto Kaur Bajwa|||
|2018||Love per Square Foot||Blossom D'Souza|
|Unpaused||Uma Raja Maheshwari||OTT film|
Nominated—Filmfare OTT Award for Best Actress
|2021||Hum Do Hamare Do||Deepti Kashyap||Hotstar film|
|1983||Heat and Dust||Ritu Verma|
|1988||The Perfect Murder||Pratima Ghote|
|2011||The Coffin Maker||Isabella|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj||Lakshmibai||Episode 42-43 1857|
|1996||Mast Mast Hai Zindagi||Kalpana|
|1997||Movers & Shakers||Herself||Guest appearance|
|1999||Gubbare||Ms. Gupta||Episode 6: Jhooth|
|2000||Apna Apna Style||Suman|
|2004–2006||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||Maya Sarabhai|
|2012||The Late Night Show Jitna Rangeen Utna Sangeen||Herself||Guest appearance|
|2017||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2||Maya Sarabhai|
|2005||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Comic Role||Won|
|2006||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress – Comedy||Nominated|
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