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Dubey in 2012
7 September 1953 |
|Relatives||Shayan Munshi (son-in-law)|
Personal life and background
Dubey was born in Pune, India, into a Hindu family belonging to the Sindhi community. Her father, Govind Kiswani, was an engineer who worked with Indian Railways, and her mother, Leela, was a gynaecologist.
The widespread belief that Lillete is by birth Christian, or of mixed-race parentage, is totally incorrect. Her father wanted to give her a "modern"-sounding name, and came up with "Lillete" as a faux-French derivation of her mother's name, Leela, with the intended meaning being "little Leela." Lillete never liked her name "from day one."  Lillete is the eldest of three siblings. She has a sister, Lushin (named after Ilyushin, a Russian aircraft), and a brother, Patanjali, named in honour of the ancient rishi who compiled the Yoga Sutras. Lushin is the wife of Pradeep Dubey, a noted academic.
Lillete married Ravi Dubey on September 12, 1978. Ravi, who joined the Tata Group in 1977, rose to become senior vice-president, corporate communications, by 2004. Ravi also once acted a bit-role in a Bollywood film. In Silsila (1981), he played the role of Amitabh Bachchan's friend in a scene lasting less than two minutes. The couple have two daughters, Neha and Ira, both of whom have played a variety of small and supporting roles in theatre, film and television. Additionally, Neha is a psychiatrist with an independent practice in Mumbai.
Dubey has appeared in numerous movies, including Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding co-starring Nasiruddin Shah, Kal Ho Naa Ho, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan, Baghban alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Bow Barracks Forever alongside her daughter Neha Dubey, and Housefull alongside Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone.
She has directed a number of plays, most notable being Mahesh Dattani's Dance Like a Man, which is the longest running play in English, having completed 497 shows across the world, including a two-week run on the Broadway.
|1997||Kabhie Kabhie||TV series|
|1999||Love You Hamesha|
|2000||Bawandar (English: Sandstorm)||Socialite|
|2001||Gadar: Ek Prem Katha||Shabana|
|2001||Monsoon Wedding||Pimmi Verma|
|2002||Om Jai Jagadish||Neetu's mom|
|2002||Kitne Door... Kitne Paas|
|2003||Chalte Chalte||Anna Mausi (Priya's aunt)|
|2003||Kal Ho Naa Ho||Jaswinder "Jazz" Kapoor|
|2004||Lakshya||Mrs. Dutta, Romila's mother|
|2004||Vanity Fair||Ms. Green||credited as Lillette Dubey|
|2004||Morning Raga||Mrs. Kapoor|
|2004||Sau Jhooth Ek Sach||Moushami Pradhan|
|2004||Bow Barracks Forever||Emily Lobo|
|2005||My Brother…Nikhil||Anita Rosario Kapoor|
|2005||Main Aisa Hi Hoon||Ritu|
|2005||Dosti: Friends Forever||Kiran Thapar|
|2006||Fanaa||Helen (Zooni's Instructor)|
|2006||Aap Ki Khatir||Betty A. Khanna|
|2007||My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves||Bharucha (Movie Director)|
|2008||Saas Bahu Aur Sensex||Anita B. Jethmalani|
|2008||Fauj Mein Mauj|
|2009||Phoonk||Dr. Seema Walke|
|2009||Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors||Santosh 'Toshi'|
|2009||Mumbai Calling||Amar's Mother||TV Series (season 1 episode 4 Boy to Man)|
|2010||I Am 24|
|2010||Fun in the Army|
|2010||Break Ke Baad||Pammi J. Gulati|
|2011||Always Kabhi Kabhi||Ms Das|
|2012||Na Jaane Kabse||Monika|
|2012||Delhi in a Day||Kalpana|
|2012||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Mrs. Kapoor||first British film|
|2012||I m 24|
|2012||Shobhna's Seven Nights||Malishka|
|2013||Chashme Baddoor||Ms Josephine|
|2013||Dabba (The Lunchbox)||Ila's mother|
|2014||One by Two||Samara Patel's mother|
|2014||Dr. Cabbie||Nellie||Canadian film|
|2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Mrs. Kapoor|
|2015||Desi Magic||Mrs. Saxena|
- "Lillete Dubey: The drama of life". Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- "Metro Plus Hyderabad / Profiles : Snapping up life". The Hindu. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- "I am over-qualified for this medium". Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- Lillete Dubey in Delhi Times
- Divya Vasisht (Nov 23, 2002). "The drama of Barry John's life". The Times of India, Delhi Times. TNN. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
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