Seema Bhargav Pahwa is an Indian actress and filmmaker.[1] At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, she was nominated twice for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the films Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017). She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 65th Filmfare Awards as well for her role in Bala (2019).[2]

Seema Pahwa
Spouse(s)Manoj Pahwa

Pahwa rose to prominence for her role of Badki in the popular Doordarshan soap opera Hum Log (1984-1985).[3] As a theatre actor she worked with Delhi-based theatre group Sambhav,[4] before moving to Mumbai in 1994 to work in films and continue her work in television and theatre.[1][5][6]

Subsequently, she played Maasi, or Aunt on Kasamh Se (2006-2009), a popular Zee TV soap opera by Ekta Kapoor. The character is very kind and loving towards her nephew and his wife Bani Walia, the protagonist. She won Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 Screen Awards for the movie Ankhon Dekhi.

In 2014, she received acclaim for experiential theatre performance of Bhisham Sahni's satire on the middle-class, Saag Meat, where she cooked during the performance, and the food was served to the audience.[4] She was also very popularly loved for her role in the series Hip Hip Hurray, where she played the role of a single mother of Mazhar.

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to actor Manoj Pahwa,[7] a co-actor in Hum Log,[1] and lives in Versova, Mumbai along with their daughter Manukriti and son Mayank.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1984-85 Hum Log (TV Series) Badki
1995 Sidhhi Sneha Aditya Diwan
1996 Sardari Begum Kulsum's Mother
1997 ...Jayate (TV Movie) Nurse Linda
1997 Pehla Pyar (TV Series) Nirmala Mathur
1999 Godmother Shanti (Veeram's sister-in-law)
2000 Hari-Bhari Rampyari
2001 Zubeidaa
2002-06 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Archana's mother
2003 Aandhi (TV series)
2006-2009 Kasamh Se Billo Masi
2008 Hum Ladkiyan (TV series) Dadiji
2010 Tere Bin Laden Shabbo
2012 Lakhon Mein Ek (TV series)
2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari Baboo Didi
2014 Ankhon Dekhi Amma Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 Screen Awards
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Subhadra Rani
2015 All Is Well Mamiji
2016 Wazir Pammi
2017 Bareilly Ki Barfi Susheela Mishra Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2017 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Sugandha's Mother Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2018 Khajoor Pe Atke Sushila
2019 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Billauri
2019 Arjun Patiala MLA Prapti Makkad
2019 Bala Mausi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2019 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Director Debut as director[8]


  1. ^ a b c Alaka Sahani (23 August 2009). "Sister Act". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2020 Nominations | 65th Filmfare Awards 2020". Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  3. ^ "The soap that gripped the nation". The Telegraph (India). 6 July 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Chandrima Pal (9 August 2015). "Manoj Pahwa and family on theatre, Bhisham Sahni and more". Mid Day. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  5. ^ "The Mint Planner". 7 August 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  6. ^ Karan Bhardwaj (15 April 2014). "Culinary act". The Pioneer. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Meet Mr and Mrs Pahwa: 'We have our tuning with each other for 30 years'".
  8. ^ "Seema Pahwa to debut as director with film starring Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen, Manoj Pahwa- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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