Ratna Pathak

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Ratna Pathak Shah
Ratna Pathak.jpg
Born Ratna Pathak
(1963-03-18) March 18, 1963 (age 51)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Naseeruddin Shah (1982–present)
Children Imaad Shah
Vivaan Shah

Ratna Pathak Shah is an Indian actress best known for her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, as a major supporting mother in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and also in Golmaal 3.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ratna Pathak was born in March 18, 1963 (age 51) in Mumbai, India to Bollywood actress, Dina Pathak. She is the elder sister of actress Supriya Pathak.[2]

Pathak is an alumna of the J.B.Vachha High School, Dadar Mumbai and National School of Drama, Delhi.[3]

Career[edit]

As well as appearing in many successful films, including Mirch Masala, Ratna Pathak appeared as the wife in The Perfect Murder.[4]

She also acted in the hit comedy sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, for which she received the ITA Award for Best Actress - Comedy in 2005. She has been acting in a number of high quality comedy serials on the Indian television.

In July 2008 she appeared in the successful film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as the mother of the protagonist. Naseeruddin Shah played her husband, as a deceased character who talks to her from a portrait. She has also acted in several Russian plays, as well as co-founding and being an active member of "Motley Theatre Group". She appeared in the successful film Golmaal 3 opposite Mithun Chakraborty. She was a part of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Selecting Committee for 2012 Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Ratna Pathak Shah with husband Naseeruddin Shah, 2010

Ratna Pathak is married to Naseeruddin Shah. They have two sons Imaad Shah and Vivaan Shah. Naseeruddin Shah has a daughter, Heeba Shah, from his first marriage.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Language
1983 Mandi Malti Hindi
1983 Heat and Dust Ritu English
1987 Mirch Masala Factory Worker Hindi
1988 The Perfect Murder Pratima Ghote English
1995 Mr. Ahmed Amma English
2002 Encounter: The Killing Mrs. Sudhakar Rao Hindi
2005 Paheli Female Puppet (voice) Hindi
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Tara Hindi
2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Savitri Rathore Hindi
2009 Aladin Marjina Hindi
2010 Golmaal 3 Geeta Hindi
2011 The Coffin Maker Isabella English
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Mrs. Kapoor Hindi
2014 Khoobsurat Nirmala Devi Rathore Hindi

Television[edit]

Year (s) Show Character Channel Notes
1995 Filmi Chakkar Rukmani Zee TV
1988 Idhar Udhar Sunita DD National Costar her sister Supriya Pathak
1993-97 Tara Kanchan Zee TV
1997 Movers & Shakers Herself Sony TV Guest appearance
1999 Gubbare Ms. Gupta Zee TV Episode 6- Jhooth
2005-06 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Maya Sarabhai STAR One
2012 The Late Night Show Jitna Rangeen Utna Sangeen Herself Colors TV Guest appearance

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Film/Show Result
2005 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actress - Comedy Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Won
2005 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Won
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actress - Comedy Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Nominated
2009 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Nominated
2009 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Nominated
2011 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award Golmaal 3 Nominated
2011 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Golmaal 3 Nominated
2011 Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Golmaal 3 Nominated[5]
2011 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Golmaal 3 Nominated
2011 12th IIFA Awards IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress Golmaal 3 Nominated

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