Rasika Joshi

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Rasika Joshi
Born 12 September 1972
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died 7 July 2011(2011-07-07) (aged 38)
Mumbai, India

Rasika Joshi (12 September 1972 – 7 July 2011) was a noted Marathi and Hindi film actress. A celebrated Marathi theatre and Indian television actress, she was known for Maharashtrian roleplays in Bollywood movies.

Personal life[edit]

Rasika was born in a Marathi Brahmin family and was married to Girish Joshi, director and actor.


She began her career with a Marathi play by Lata Narvekar called "Uncha mazha zoka" starring Avinash Masurekar and Smita Talvalkar. Her last movie was Ram Gopal Verma's movie named Not A Love Story. She worked as writer,director and actor in the play White lilly and night rider.



She was first noticed and applauded in Ek hasina thi. She became quite a favourite of RGV and Priyadarshan Some of her Hindi movies include:


She became a household name with marathi serial 'Prapanch', 'Ghadlay bighadlay', 'Bua alaa' Ekta Kapoor's Bandini where she played Tara Fui, a role with a negative tinge.[1]


Rasika Joshi was a talented actresses who worked in many films, theatre as well as television serials. Jabardast, Khabardaar are some of her notable works. T.V. shows like Ghadlay Bighadlay, Prapanch made her popular. She has also authored a Marathi movie Yanda Kartavya Aahe. Her self written, directed, essayed play, White Lily & Night Rider along with Milind Phatak won many awards, praises as well as accolades.


She died from leukaemia on 7 July 2011 in a nursing home in Mumbai, aged 39,[2] and was survived by her husband Girish Joshi and family.[3]


  1. ^ Dubey, Bharti (8 July 2011). "Bandini's 'Taru Fui' Rasika Joshi passes away". TOI. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rasika Joshi passes away". From Mumbai Mirror. TOI. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "चतुरस्र अभिनेत्री रसिका जोशी यांचे निधन". Lokasatta Marathi,. Lokasatta. Retrieved 9 July 2011.