Lillete Dubey

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Lillete Dubey
Lillete dubey.jpg
Born (1953-09-07) 7 September 1953 (age 61)
Pune, India[1]
Occupation actress, director
Relatives Satyajeet Dubey (nephew)
Shayan Munshi (son-in-law)

Lillete Dubey (Sindhi: لِليِيٽِ دُبي, Hindi: लिलेट दुबे) (born 7 September 1953) is an Indian actress who appeared on the stage and in Bollywood films.[2]

Personal life and background[edit]

Lillete Dubey was born in Pune to a Sindhi family.[3] She married Ravi Dubey on September 12, 1978. Her daughter, Neha Dubey, is also an actress who starred in Mira Nair's movie Monsoon Wedding and danced to the song "Chunari chunari," which was played during the sangeet ceremony in the movie. Her other daughter, Ira Dubey is also an actress and starred in The President Is Coming with Konkona Sen Sharma and 'Aisha' opposite Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. Her sister Lushin Dubey is also a theatre actor and director.


Dubey has appeared in numerous movies, for example in Mira Nair's movie Monsoon Wedding co-starring Nasiruddin Shah, Kal Ho Naa Ho, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan, in the movie Baghban alongside Amitabh Bachchan, in Bow Barracks Forever alongside her daughter Neha Dubey, and in the movie Housefull alongside Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone.

She also played a role in the British film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which starred Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy.

Lillete Dubey, in addition to acting, is an acclaimed theatre director, television and film artist, and founder of the Theatre Action Group in Delhi.

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.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Kabhie Kabhie TV series
1999 Love You Hamesha
2000 Bawandar
2000 Sandstorm
2001 Zubeidaa Rose Davenport
2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Shabana
2001 Monsoon Wedding Pimmi Verma
2002 Om Jai Jagadish Neetu's mom
2002 Kitne Door... Kitne Paas
2003 Pinjar Mrs. Mohanlal
2003 Johnny
2003 Chalte Chalte Anna Mausi (Priya's aunt)
2003 Baghban Shanti Patel
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 Corporate Devyani Bakshi
2006 Aap Ki Khatir Betty A. Khanna
2007 My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves Bharucha (Movie Director)
2007 Har Pal
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 Bollywood Beats Jyoti
2010 I Am 24
2010 Fun in the Army
2010 Pankh Mary D'Cunha
2010 Housefull Zulekha Bano
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
2013 Heroine Mrs. Arora
2013 Chashme Baddoor Ms Josephine
2013 Dabba (The Lunchbox)
2013 Shobhna's Seven Nights Malishka post-production
2014 Desi Magic Mrs. Saxena post-production
2014 One By Two Samara Patel's mother
2014 Dr. Cabbie Nellie Canadian film
2014 Bhaiyyaji Superhit delayed
2015 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 Mrs. Kapoor Filming


  1. ^ "Lillete Dubey: The drama of life". Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Metro Plus Hyderabad / Profiles : Snapping up life". The Hindu. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^ "I am over-qualified for this medium". Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

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