|Died||March 3, 2000
Parel, Mumbai, India
|Alma mater||Studied at Parel English High School|
Ranjana Deshmukh (1955 – March 3, 2000), famous on-screen as just Ranjana, was a popular Marathi actress who dominated the Marathi silver screen in the '70s and '80s. Like her aunt, noted Hindi actress Sandhya, she was introduced to the screen by V. Shantaram in Chandanachi Choli Ang Ang Jaali, directed by Kiran Shantaram in 1975. She then starred in the lead role in Shantaram's next film, Jhunj. Ranjana won the best actress award in 1980 from the state government for Are Sansar Sansar. She won the award again for Gup Chup Gup Chup in 1983. Her other key films include Sushila, Gondhalat Gondhal, Mumbaicha Faujdar, Bin Kamacha Navra, Khichdi, Chani, Jakhmi Vaghin, Bhujang and Ek Daav Bhutacha.
Ranjana made hit pairs at the box office with several noted Marathi film actors including Ashok Saraf, Avinash Masurekar, Shriram Lagoo, Kuldeep Pawar, Nilu Phule, Ravindra Mahajani, Raja Gosavi and others.
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Galli te Dilli
- Asla Navara Nako Ga Bai
- Mumbaicha Faujdar
- Ek Dav Bhutacha
- Chandanachi Choli Ang Aang Jali
- Jhakmi Vaghin
- Kela Ishara Jata Jata
- Gup Chup Gup Chup
- Gondhalat Gondhal
- Bin Kamacha Navra
- Sasu Varchadh Jawai
- Lakshmichi Paule
- Iye Marathiche Nagari
- Sage Soyre
- Baiko Asavi Ashi
- Are Sansar Sansar
- Halad kunku
- Jhanjhaar (1987)
- ″ (MARDANI)(1983)
End of career
Ranjana Deshmukh's career came to an abrupt end in 1987 in a car accident while she was on her way to a film shoot to Bangalore name "Jhanjhaar". Ranjana's legs were paralysed in the accident;
Deshmukh died of a heart attack at her residence at Parel in central Mumbai, India. She was 45. She is survived by her mother Vatsala Deshmukh, a noted character actress of her time and her aunt Sandhya, Hindi film actress and wife of V. Shantaram.
Zee Talkies paid tribute to Ranjana by showcasing her select movies on 3 March 2011. The government of Maharashtra has instituted an award in her memory.
- "Marathi actress dead". The tribune.
- "> News Releases > Zee Talkies pays tribute to veteran actress Ranjana". Indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
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