Pallavi Joshi

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Pallavi Joshi
Born 4 April
Occupation Actor, model, producer
Spouse(s) Vivek Agnihotri

Pallavi Joshi ( Marathi: पल्लवी जोशी is an Indian film and television actress. She is a recipient of Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards.


Pallavi started performing on stage at an early age. She acted in films like Badla & Aadmi Sadak Ka as a child artiste. She played a blind child who reforms a notorious gangster in Dada (1979).

In the 1980s & early 90s she acted in art films like Rukmavati Ki Haveli, Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda, Trishagni (1988), Vanchit, Bhujangayyana Dashavathara (1991) and Rihaee. She also played supporting character roles as a sister or the heroine's friend in commercial big budget films including Saudagar, Panaah, Tehelka, Mujrim. She was nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Filmfare Awards for her role as a handicapped girl in Andha Yudh (1988). She also won a Special Jury Award at the 41st National Film Awards for Woh Chokri (1992).[1][2] She is also the recipient of Excellence In Cinema Award at 7th Global Film Festival Noida.

She hosts a televised singing competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs on Zee Marathi. She appeared as Kasturba Gandhi in Shyam Benegal's The Making of the Mahatma, (1995).

Her TV appearances include Mr Yogi, Bharat Ek Khoj, Justajoo, Alpviram, Mriganayani, Talash and Imtihaan and her most famous doordarshan serial has been Aarohan,a youth serial based on navy.Justajoo was a weekly serial on Zee TV in 2002,which also starred Harsh Chhaya and Arpita Pandey.[3][4][5][6][7] She acted with Madhavan in a thriller titled "Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum" which was stopped abruptly

She has also played a lead role in "Rita", a Marathi film directed by Renuka Shahane. She is also a producer of Marathi serials and has produced serials including Asambhav and Anubandh on Zee Marathi.

She has played the role of the central character Shantha in the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie "Ilayum Mullum" directed by K. P. Sasi in 1994 and a pivotal role in the Kannada film Bhujangayyana Dashavathara (1991) enacted and directed by Lokesh.

She appeared as an anchor for Zee Antakshari and Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs.[8] She also did some episodes of Rishtey (TV series) aired on Zee TV during 1999-2001.

Pallavi Joshi was nominated as a member of Film and Television Institute of India society but she refused to take up the position in view of the students' protest against appointment of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as the chief of the institute's governing council.[9]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Bollywood film maker Vivek Agnihotri and has two children. She is the sister of child actor Master Alankar (Joshi).



  1. ^ "41st National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "41st National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Never say die". Tribune India. Retrieved June 9, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Woman on the prowl". The Times Of India. Retrieved Feb 3, 2002. 
  5. ^ "Man uninterrupted". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
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  8. ^ "Language, no bar for Pallavi Joshi". Times of India. Jan 9, 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "FTII row: Pallavi Joshi quits in solidarity with students". The Hindu. July 6, 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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