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). She also played the lead role in the critically acclaimed and National Award winning Malayalam movie Purushartham (1987).
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.
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.
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).
|1990||Gunahon Ka Devta||Hindi|
|1992||Rishta To Ho Aisa||Hindi|
|1993||Aaj Kie Aurat||Hindi|
|1994||Udhaar Ki Zindagi||Hindi|
|1995||Hum Sab Chor Hain||Hindi|
|1995||Meri Mohabbat Mera Naseeba||Hindi|
|2000||Aaj Ka Nanha Farishta||Hindi|
|1987||Shrikant||Raj Lakshmi||DD National|
|2004-2005||Ye Meri Life Hai||Ronit's mother||Sony TV|
|2006||Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa||STAR One|
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