Bhagyashree Patwardhan

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Bhagyashree in 2011
Born Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan
(1969-02-23) 23 February 1969 (age 46)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other names Bhagyashree Patwardhan
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–2006, 2009–present
Spouse(s) Himalaya Dasani
Children Avantika Dasani
Abhimanyu Dasani
Parent(s) HH Shrimant Rajasaheb Vijaysinghrao Madhavrao Patwardhan (Father)
H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Rohini Rajya Lakshmi Patwardhan(Mother)

Bhagyashree (born Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan on 23 February 1969) is an Indian film and television actress.[1][2] She is best known for her debut lead role in the movie Maine Pyar Kiya.


Bhagyashree in 2009

Bhagyashree hails from the royal Marathi family of Sangli in Maharashtra.[3] Her father is Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, is the current Raja of Sangli.[4] She is the eldest of three daughters, the other two being Madhuvanti and Purnima.


Bhagyashree in 2006

She started her acting career with Kachhi Dhoop - a television serial by Amol Palekar. It was based on Louisa Mary Alcott's Little Women. Her rendezvous with acting happened by chance when next door neighbor Amol Palekar, a renowned actor-director, requested her to step in and act in his serial Kacchi Dhoop as the actress who had been signed on had abandoned the serial abruptly. The serial did well and later on she had roles in Honi Anhoni and Kisse Miya Biwi Ke.

She is best known for her role in the 1989 blockbuster film Maine Pyaar Kiya with Salman Khan.[5]

After marriage, she acted in three films: Peepat's Qaid Main Hai Bulbul, K.C. Bokadia's Tyagi and Mahendra Shah's Payal all opposite her husband Himalaya in 1992. She also acted with Avinash Wadhawan in Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi (1993). This was her last Hindi film in the 90s and she took a break from films for rest of this decade. She made her Telugu debut in the film Yuvaratna Rana (1998).

She returned to Hindi films in the 2001 film Hello Girls. She later appeared in Janani (2006), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) and Red Alert: The War Within (2008). After a gap of several years, she made a comeback to television with Aandhi Jasbaton Ki, where she played a politician. She was also seen in Didi Ka Dulha, a comedy serial on national broadcaster Doordarshan and a telefilm where she plays a blind person. She made her debut in Marathi films with the romantic comedy Zhak Marli Baiko Keli in June 2009. In 2014, she would make her comeback to entertainment space with TV serial Laut Aao Trisha to be aired on Life OK.[6]

She is the promoter of a media company Shrishti Entertainment with her husband.


  • Kachchi Dhoop
  • Jaan .... Radha
  • Didi Ka Dulha
  • Kaagaz Ki Kasti .... Aarti
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 (2009) (Reality Dance Show)
  • JP show (Reality Show)
  • Laut Aao Trisha (2014-present) as Amrita Swaika[7]


Other work[edit]

In March 2015, Bhagyashree became brand ambassador of the Bhagyashree scheme,launched by Government of Maharashtra.[8]Bhagyashree scheme caters to girl child from Below Poverty Line families.[9]


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