Varsha S. Usgaonkar is an Indian film actress from Goa, who has worked in various Marathi as well as Bollywood movies as the leading lady. During the 1990s, she was the most popular actress in Marathi cinema.
Varsha Sinai Usgaonkar
|Born||28 February 1968|
|Other names||Varsha Sharma|
Varsha Usgaonkar first shot to fame in 1984 as the lead heroine in the super-hit Marathi stage play Brahmachari.
Subsequently, she quickly rose to one of the top heroines in the Marathi film industry with super-hits such as Gammat Jammat, Hamal De Dhamal, Saglikade Bombabomb, Sawat Majhi Ladki, Shejari Shejari, Ek Hota Vidushak, Lapandav and Aflatoon. She starred as the lead actress in the Bollywood films Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi and Pathreela Raasta. In 2005, she appeared in the Bollywood films Mangal Pandey: The Rising and Mr Ya Miss as a supporting actress. In the Faisal Saif-directed controversial Hindi feature film, Jigyaasa, she played mother to Hrishitaa Bhatt. Usgaonkar started her television career in 1988 playing the role of Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and mother of Parikshit, (the future of the Bharat Dynasty TV serial Mahabharata). The role led her to many Hindi movie offers and most of them failed to create a box office success. She also played Roopmati (Snake Queen) in the 1994 TV serial Chandrakanta. She has appeared in the Marathi shows Aakash Zep and Eka Mekansathi, and she has acted in the Hindi television serials Alvida Darling, Tanha and Anhonee.
|2020–present||Sukh Mhanje Nakki Kay Asta!||Television series||Nandini Yashwant Shirke-Patil (Maisaheb)|
|2018||Janvoy No.1 (Konkani)|
|2017||Jamai Raja (2014 TV series)||Kritika Khurana|
|2016||Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya|
|2013||Duniyadari (Marathi)||Rani Maa|
|2006||Jigyaasa||Teacher Malini Mathur|
|2005||The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey||Rani Laxmibai|
|2004||Hatya: The Murder||Kavita Jaiswal|
|2001||Vishnu Puran (TV series)||Television series||Mohini|
|1999||Sei To Abar Kache Ele (Bengali)||Film|
|1999||Ladhaai (Marathi)||Sunita Nadkarni|
|1999||Rang Premacha (Marathi)||-|
|1998||Hastee Hastee||Television series|
|1997||Ghar Jamai (Tvseries) Zee Tv||Miss Chamcham (Special Appearance Only episode no 20)|
|1995||Aahat (Tvseries) Season 1 (1995-2001)Sony Entertainment Television||Episode286-The Mud (1 Episode only)|
|1993||Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi||Radha|
|1993||Insaniyat Ke Devta (Hindi)||Husna Bano|
|1993||Lapandav (Marathi)||Rasika Samarth|
|1993||Ek Hota Vidushak|
|1993||Savat Mazi Ladki (Marathi)||Beena|
|1992||Shubh Mangal Savdhan (Marathi)||-|
|1992||Maal Masala (Marathi)||-|
|1992||Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare||Shabnam|
|1992||Honeymoon (1992 film)|
|1991||Hamal De Dhamal (Marathi)||Nandini Patvardhan|
|1991||Shikari: The Hunter||Chanchal|
|1990||Doodh Ka Karz||Kajri|
|1990||Shejari Shejari (Marathi)||Preeti|
|1990||Aamchya Sarkhe Aamhich (Marathi)||Nandini|
|1989||Bhutacha Bhau (Marathi)||Anjali|
|1988||Mahabharat (Hindi)||Television series||Uttara|
|1988||Sagalikade Bombabomb (Marathi)||Film||Rajani Bala|
|1987||Gammat Jammat (Marathi)||Kalpana|
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- Jain, Arushi (21 May 2020). "Mahabharat actor Varsha Usgaonkar revisits the epic show". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
- "I feel sad and deprived, I do miss Chamatkar". Indian Express. indianexpress.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
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- "Konkani movie 'Benddkar' sees good opening". Deccan Herald. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
- Deb, Rishabh (26 February 2017). "Varsha Usgaonkar makes a comeback on TV after a decade - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
- Sara, Nissy (12 May 2020). "Rajinikanth starrer 'Insaniyat Ke Devta' lesser-known facts you must check out". Republic World. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
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