Sudha Shivpuri

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Born (1937-07-14) July 14, 1937 (age 77)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, British Indian
Nationality British
Other names meetu
Years active 1964-present
Spouse(s) Om Shivpuri

Sudha Shivpuri (born 1930) is a noted TV actress, who is most famous for her role as 'Baa' in the Hindi TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000–2008).


Early life[edit]

Brought up in Rajasthan, Sudha Shivpuri started her career early, when she was in the eighth standard in school. Her father had died, and her mother had fallen ill, thus the onus of earning a living for the family came on to her,

Om Shivpuri and Sudha got married in 1968 and continued work in Delhi theatre. They formed their own theatre company, Dishantar,[1] which produced several important play of its era, including Aadhe Adhurey, Tughlaq, and Vijay Tendulkar's Khamosh! Adalat Jari Hai in which she played the lead role, all directed by Om Shivpuri.

In 1974, she shifted to Mumbai, as her husband had started getting many offers for Hindi films.[2]

She made her film debut with Basu Chatterjee's Swami in 1977 and went on to act in films like Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Hamari Bahu Alka, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Sun Meri Laila, Burning Train, Vidhaata and Maya Memsaab (1993).

Thereafter she took a break from films and shifted to television, where she acted in a few serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar and Rajni, in which she played Priya Tendulkar's mother-in-law.

After the death of her husband in 1990, she started acting again and went on to do many TV serials, including Missing, Rishtey, Sarhadeinand Bandhan. Her big break in television came in 2000, when she was asked to perform the role of 'Baa', the old mother-in-law, in the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

She has done many other shows like Sheeshe Ka Ghar, Waqt Ka Dariya, Daman, Santoshi Ma, Yeh Ghar, Kasamh Se, and Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.

In 2003 she acted in Hindi film Pinjar, based on Amrita Pritam's famous partition novel.

Personal life[edit]

Sudha Shivpuri has a daughter, Ritu Shivpuri who is also an Hindi film actor, and has a son, Vineet. Ritu shivpuri has worked in movies like aankhen and had kar di aapne.

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Hindi Theatre
  2. ^ Interview with Sudha Shivpuri

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