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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]

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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 kind of roles irrespective of 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 (1985-1986) she's returned to Indian TV soap operas, playing mother's roles on shows like Yeh Meri Life Hai and Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa (2006).[4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Language Role Co-stars
1987 Pratighaat Hindi Female Lead Nana Patekar, Rohini Hattangdi, Arvind Kumar, Charan Raj
1987 Rajlakshmi Hindi Female Lead Farooq Shaikh, Ashvini Bhave
1988 Yateem Hindi Female Antagonist Sunny Deol, Farha
1988 Kanwarlal Hindi Female Lead Jeetendra, Raj Babbar
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta Hindi Parallel Lead Mithun Chakraborty, Aditya Pancholi, Sangita Bijlani
1991 Gunehgaar Kaun Hindi Female Lead Raj Babbar
1991 Pratigyabadh Hindi Female Lead Mithun Chakraborty
1992 Tyagi Hindi Supporting Role Rajnikant, Jaya Prada, Shakti Kapoor
1992 Rishta Ho To Aisa Hindi Parallel Lead Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor
1993 Sadhna Hindi Female Lead Rishi Kapoor, Raj Babbar
1993 Aaj ki Aurat Hindi Supporting Role Jeetendra, Dimple Kapadia, Anupam Kher
1993 Gunaah Hindi Supporting Role Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia
1993 Dhartiputra Hindi Supporting Role Jaya Prada, Farha, Mammootty
1993 Krishan Avatar Hindi Supporting Role Mithun Chakraborty
1994 Udhaar ki Zindagi Hindi Supporting Role Jeetendra, Moushmi Chaterjee, Kajol
1994 Maha Shaktishaali Hindi Supporting Role Dharmendra, Anupam Kher
1995 Hum Sab Chor Hai Hindi Parallel Lead Jeetendra, Dharmendra
1995 Hulchul Hindi Supporting Role Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Vinod Khanna
1995 Meri Mohabbat Mera Naseeba Hindi Supporting Role Mohnish Bahl, Ravi Behl
1996 Jung Hindi Supporting Role Ajay Devgan, Vani, Mithun Chakraborty, Aditya Pancholi
1997 Judge Mujrim Hindi Parallel Lead Jeetendra, Ashvini Bhave, Sunil Shetty
2000 Aaj Ka Nanha Farishta Hindi Supporting Role
2018 Dhad Gujarati, Hindi Supporting Role Nandita Das, Kay Kay Menon
2018 Chitkar Gujarati Female Lead Hiten Kumar
2019 Dhara 370 Hindi Supporting Role Zarina Wahab

ReferencesEdit

  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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