Rajeshwari Sachdev

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Rajeshwari Sachdev
Rajeshwari Sachdev in 2013
Born Raj Kaur Sachdev
(1975-04-14) 14 April 1975 (age 40)
Spouse(s) Varun Badola (2004–present)
Awards 1997 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress: Sardari Begum

Rajeshwari Sachdev is a Hindi film actress and singer (Hulle Hullare fame), who is most known for her role in Shyam Benegal's film Sardari Begum (1996), for which she won the 1997 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Sachdev co-hosted the Zee TV musical show, Antakshari from 1994 to 2001 with Annu Kapoor. In 2005, she along with her husband Varun Badola, took part a reality TV, Dance competition show, Nach Baliye.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Rajeshwari Sachdev with husband Varun Badola in 2012
Rajeshwari Sachdev at Comedy Circus 300 episodes bash

Rajeshwari was born on 14 April 1975 in Mumbai to a Punjabi father and a mother from Southern India.

After completing her graduation from Guru Nanak Khalsa College (King's Circle) in Mumbai, she started her career on stage doing plays with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).She married Varun Badola on 25 November 2004.


She made her film debut with Marathi film 'Aayatya Gharat Gharoba' (1991) directed by Sachin.

Her second film was Shyam Benegal's Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992). She then became a regular in his films, and was cast in Mammo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), Samar (1999), Hari-Bhari (2000), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) and Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008). She also appeared in the Hollywood film Little Buddha (1993) and later in Tales of Kamasutra: The Perfumed Garden (1998). She also worked in Samvidhaan (TV Series) show, directed by Shyam Benegal.

She sang the pop song Hulle Hullare in the album of the same name released in 2007.


Year Film Role Notes
2015 Welcome Zindagi Marathi film
2015 Balika Vadhu Mangla Devi
2013 Issaq Paro
2010 Malik Ek Saraswati
2009 7 Days in Slow Motion Mrs. Suri Indian English film
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Shobharani
2008 Bombay to Bangkok Dr. Rati
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Capt. Lakshmi Sahgal
2004 Mitter Pyare Nu Haal Mureedan Da Kehna Preet Punjabi film
2003 The Perfect Husband
2001 Meri Pyaari Bahania Banegi Dulhania
2001 Rahul Sheela
2000 Samar
2000 Tales of The Kama Sutra : The Perfumed Garden Lochani/Loni
2000 Hari-Bhari Salma
1998 Porkkalam Tamil film
1998 Qila Lajo
1997 Tunnu Ki Tina Tina
1996 Sardari Begum Sakina
1994 Mammo Riyaz's mother
1994 Triyacharitra Bimli
1993 Little Buddha Yasodhara English film
1993 Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda Jamuna
1991 Aayatya Gharat Gharoba Kaanan Marathi film


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