Varsha Usgaonkar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Varsha Usgaonkar
VarshaUsgaonkar.jpg
Varsha Usgaonkar in 2011
Born Varsha Usgaonkar
(1968-02-28) 28 February 1968 (age 46)
Goa, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Ajay Sharma

Varsha Usgaonkar(born 28 February 1968) is an Indian film actress from Goa, who has worked in various Bollywood and Marathi movies as the leading lady. During the 1990s, she was the most popular actress in Marathi cinema.[1] Usgaonkar is regarded as one of the most successful and influential Marathi movie actresses of all time.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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, Lapandaav, Aflatoon and others. She has also 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 the late 1990s, after taking a hiatus from movies. The role of Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and mother of Parikshit, (the future of the Bharat Dynasty in 1988 TV serial Mahabharata) created a turning point in her career. She also played role of Roopmati(Snake Queen) in 1994 TV serial Chandrakanta. She has appeared in the Marathi shows Aakash Zep and Eka Mekansathi, and she has also acted in the Hindi television serials Alvida Darling,[2] Tanha and Anhonee. Usgaonkar has also sung in a Konkani music album Roop Tujem Laita Pixem with Ulhas Buyao.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Varsha is a Konkani.[4][5] She is the daughter of Goa's former Deputy Speaker A. K. S. Usgaonkar.She has two sisters Dr Mrs Tosha Kurade and Mrs Manisha Tarcar.[6] Usgaonkar married in March 2000 to Ajay Sharma, son of Indian film music director Ravishankar Sharma or Ravi.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2013 Duniyadari
2010 Naam
2006 Jigyaasa Teacher Malini Mathur
2005 The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey Rani Laxmibai
2004 Hatya: The Murder Kavita Jaiswal
2001 Style Police Inspector
1999 Sei To Abar Kache Elo (Bengali)
1999 Chehraa
1998 Hastee Hastee
1996 Muqadama Seema
1996 Shohrat
1994 Pathreela Raasta Mona
1993 Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Radha
1993 Insaniyat Ke Devta Husna Bano
1993 Khalnayika Varsha
1993 Lapandav (Marathi) Rasika Samarth
1993 Parwane
1993 Ek Hota Vidushak
1993 Sawat Majhi Ladki (Marathi) Beena
1992 Ghar Jamai
1992 Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare Shabnam
1992 Honeymoon
1992 Tirangaa Shanti
1991 Aflatoon (Marathi) Bitti
1991 Hafta Bandh
1991 Saathi Nisha
1991 Shikari: The Hunter Chanchal
1990 Doodh Ka Karz Kajri
1989 Bhutacha Bhau (Marathi) Nandini
1987 Gammat Jammat (Marathi) Kalpana
1988 Sagalikade Bombabomb (Marathi) Rajani Bala
1991 Hamal De Dhamal (Marathi) Nandini Patvardhan
1992 Shubhmangal Savdhan (Marathi) -
 ???? Maal Masala (Marathi) -
 ???? Rang Premacha (Marathi) -
 ???? Maal Masala (Marathi) -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]