Sujata Mehta

Sujata Mehta is an Indian actress of Gujarati origin who has acted in plays and Bollywood films, most known for her lead role in Pratighaat (1987) supporting roles in Yateem (1988) and Gunaah (1993).[1][2] She also played the lead role in the critically acclaimed and National Award winning Malayalam movie Purushartham (1987).

Early careerEdit

Sujata started her acting career by participating in Gujarati stage plays wherein she played small cameos and, on sheer hard work and perseverance, graduated to playing lead roles.[3]

Bollywood careerEdit

Her first big break came in N. Chandra's social film Pratighaat (1987) with Nana Patekar, where she played a college teacher who is stripped naked in public by gangsters. The role was originally played by Vijayashanti in the Telugu film Pratighatna (1986). Sujata was noticed and appreciated for her stellar performance in the film.

In her next film Yateem (1988), directed by J. P. Dutta, she played a lustful step-mother who attempts to seduce her step-son, is rebuffed by him, and then falsely accuses him of raping her. Her performance in Yateem won her accolades and critical acclaim and also a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress nomination. Sujata did not confine herself to a certain image. She played all kinds of roles, irrespective of being positive or negative.

She was also seen in some other films like Tyaagi (1992), Gunaah (1993), Aaaj ki Aurat (1993), Dhartiputra (1993), Hulchul (1995), Judge Mujrim (1997) and others.

TV careerEdit

After appearing in the TV series Khandaan (1985) and Shrikant (1987) she has returned to Indian TV soap operas, playing mother's roles on shows like Yeh Meri Life Hai and Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa (2006).[4]



Year Title Language Role Note
1987 Pratighaat Hindi
1987 Rajlakshmi Hindi Rajlakshmi
1988 Yateem Hindi
1988 Kanwarlal Hindi
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta Hindi
1991 Gunehgar Kaun Hindi
1991 Pratigyabadh Hindi
1992 Tyagi Hindi
1992 Rishta To Ho Aisa Hindi
1993 Sadhna Hindi
1993 Aaj Kie Aurat Hindi
1993 Gunaah Hindi
1993 Dhartiputra Hindi
1993 Krishan Avtaar Hindi
1994 Udhaar Ki Zindagi Hindi
1994 Maha Shaktishaali Hindi
1995 Hum Sab Chor Hain Hindi
1995 Hulchul Hindi
1995 Meri Mohabbat Mera Naseeba Hindi
1996 Jung Hindi Sita
1997 Judge Mujrim Hindi
2000 Aaj Ka Nanha Farishta Hindi
2018 Dhaad Gujarati, Hindi
2018 Chitkar Gujarati
2019 Dhara 370 Hindi


Year Serial Role Channel
1985 Khandaan DD National
1987 Shrikant Raj Lakshmi DD National
2004-2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Ronit's mother Sony TV
2006 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa STAR One


  1. ^ M.L. Dhawan (21 July 2002). "On the sands of time — 1987: Year of the invisible hero". The Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Theatre actress Sujata Mehta spotted". MiD DAY. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Interview With Sujata Mehta". Mumbai Theatre Guide. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Sujata Mehta back on television!". Tellychakkar. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

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