22 January 1970
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts (B.A)|
|Years active||1991 - Present|
|Known for||Her role Jigyasa Walia in Kasamh Se & Maham Anga in Jodha Akbar|
|Notable work||Pam Khanna in Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar|
|Home town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Spouse(s)||Nitesh Pandey (1998–2002)
Murali Sharma (2009–present)
|Parent(s)||Anil Kalsekar (Father)|
Ashwini Kalsekar is an Indian actress best known for her role as Jigyasa Walia in Ekta Kapoor's soap opera Kasamh Se and as Maham Anga in another Ekta Kapoor production, the historical drama series Jodha Akbar.
Ashwini Kalsekar was born on 22 January 1970 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father Anil Kalsekar was a bank employee. Ashwini studied her B.A. from Mumbai and graduated in 1991. She pursued theatre from 1991 to 1994 after her studies. From 1992 to 1993 she was studying under actress Neena Gupta to pursue her dream to be an actress. She is also trained under Muzammeel Vakil, a theatre acting coach from 1992 to 1995. Ashwini is also a trained Kathak dancer.
In 1996, Ashwini played a role in the Marathi film Tula Jhapar La. This was followed by a number of films in Marathi where she played supporting characters.
Her biggest break came when she was approached by Ekta Kapoor to play the antagonist in her soap opera Kasamh Se where she played the role of Jigyasa Walia. The role fetched her the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role, the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role and other major awards.
In 2012, Ashwini was again approached by Ekta Kapoor to play the role of Maham Anga, a foster mother of Emperor Akbar in her historical drama series Jodha Akbar. The role fetched her critical acclaim and major awards. She went on to win the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role, the Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role and other major awards.
|1996||Tula Jhapar La||Marathi film|
|2003||The Hero: Love Story of a Spy||Intelligence officer under Major Arun Khanna|
|2005||Aashiq Banaya Aapne||Police Officer|
|2006||Ankahee||Mrs. Shilpa Mehta|
|2009||Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye||Mrs. Kapoor|
|2009||All The Best: Fun Begins||Mary|
|2009||Ek Tho Chance|
|2010||Rakht Charitra||Inspector Ashwini|
|2014||Singham Returns||TV journalist Meera Shori|
|2015||Rahasya||Remi Fernandes||She is Ayesha's real mother|
|1997||Ek Aur Mahabharat||Draupadi|
|2001||Shaktimaan||Shalaka Black Cat|
|2002-2003||Achanak 37 Saal Baad||Malini||She sees Ajay/Ajinkya in dreams|
|2004||K. Street Pali Hill||Misha|
|2004||Siddhant||ACP Nethra Menon|
|Kasamh Se||Jigyaasa Bali/Walia||Negative Role|
|2007||Jeete Hai Jiske Liye||Adira Dhanrajgir|
|2009||Bairi Piya||Shobhna||Negative Role|
|2010||Jhansi Ki Rani||Heera Bai||Negative Role|
|2010||Ganga Kii Dheej||Maha Mai||Negative Role|
|2012||Afsar Bitiya||Sikka Thakurayin||Negative Role|
|2013-2015||Jodha Akbar||Maham Anga||Negative Role|
|2013||Fu Bai Fu||Judge||Marathi Comedy Show|
|2014–2015||Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Pam/Poonam Khanna||Grey-Shaded Role|
|2016||Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se||Saudamini(maha chudail)||Negative Role|
|2016||Adaalat (season 2)|
|2006||13th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Kasamh Se||Won|
|2007||7th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Won|
|2014||13th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Jodha Akbar||Won|
|7th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role (Critics)||Won|
- Ashwini Kalsekar as Jigyasa in Kasamh Se
- Ashwini as Maham Anga in Ekta's Jodhaa Akbar?
- Ashwini Kalsekar:An Actress & a Trained Kathak Dancer Archived 10 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- "I would love to work with Aamir Khan" : Ashwini Kalsekar[permanent dead link]
- Ashwini Kalsekar - The bad girl!
- Ashwini Kalsekar: No one remembers that I have also played positive characters
- Ashwini wins Best Actress in Negative Role at Indian Television Academy Awards
- Ashwini Kalsekar wins Best Actress in Negative Role at Indian Telly Awards, 2006
- Ekta Kapoor's Jodha Akbar starring Ashwini Kalsekar to go on air in May?
- Ashwini Kalsekar Bids a Tearful Goodbye to Jodha Akbar
- It isn’t easy to let go: Ashwini Kalsekar onn Jodha Akbar
- Winners List:Indian Telly Awards, 2014 Archived 14 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
- Winners List: Boroplus Gold Awards, 2014
- Ashwini Kalsekar is the biggest prankster on the sets of Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar
- Ashwini Kalsekar to play Ronit Roy's sister in Ekta Kapoor's drama series Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
- Of Grit and Determination
- Winners List:Indian Television Academy Awards, 2007 Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
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