Ratna Pathak

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Ratna Pathak Shah
Ratna Pathak at DIFF 2016.jpg
Born Ratna Pathak
(1957-03-18) 18 March 1957 (age 60)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Naseeruddin Shah (1982–present)
Children Imaad Shah
Vivaan Shah
Parent(s) Baldev Pathak
Dina Pathak
Relatives Supriya Pathak (Sister)
Zameerud-din Shah (Brother-in-law)
Pankaj Kapur (Brother-in-law)
Heeba Shah (Step-Daughter)
Shahid Kapoor (Step-Nephew)
Mohommed Ali Shah (Husband's nephew)
Saira Shah Halim

Ratna Pathak (born 18 March 1957) is an Indian actress & director best known for her work in theatre, television and Bollywood films. Her numerous work in theatre includes a series of plays in both English and Hindi. She rose to prominence when she appeared in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar in the 1980s.

However, she is most known for her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai in the critically acclaimed Sarabhai vs Sarabhai TV serial. She also portrayed supporting roles in movies including Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Golmaal 3 and Kapoor and Sons. She married acclaimed theatre and bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah in 1982.

Early life[edit]

Ratna Pathak Shah was born on 18 March 1957 in Mumbai, India to Baldev Pathak and actress Dina Pathak. She is the elder sister of actress Supriya Pathak.[1]

Pathak is an alumna of the J. B. Vachha High School, Dadar Mumbai and the 1981 batch[2] of the National School of Drama, Delhi.[3]


As well as appearing in many successful films, including Mirch Masala, Ratna Pathak appeared as the wife in The Perfect Murder.[4]

She also acted in the hit comedy sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, for which she received the ITA Award for Best Actress - Comedy in 2005.

In July 2008 she appeared in the successful film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as the mother of the protagonist. Naseeruddin Shah played her husband, as a deceased character who talks to her from a portrait. She has also acted in several Russian plays, as well as co-founding and being an active member of "Motley Theatre Group". She appeared in the successful film Golmaal 3 opposite Mithun Chakraborty. She was a part of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Selecting Committee for 2012 Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Ratna Pathak with husband Naseeruddin Shah, 2012

Ratna Pathak is married to Naseeruddin Shah. They have two sons Imaad Shah and Vivaan Shah. Naseeruddin Shah has a daughter, Heeba Shah, from his first marriage.



Year Film Role Language
1983 Mandi Malti Hindi
1983 Heat and Dust Ritu English
1987 Mirch Masala Factory Worker Hindi
1988 The Perfect Murder Pratima Ghote English
1995 Mr. Ahmed Amma English
2002 Encounter: The Killing Mrs. Sudhakar Rao Hindi
2005 Paheli Female Puppet (voice) Hindi
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Tara Hindi
2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Savitri Rathore Hindi
2009 Aladin Marjina Hindi
2010 Golmaal 3 Geeta Hindi
2011 The Coffin Maker Isabella English
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Mrs. Kapoor Hindi
2014 Khoobsurat Queen Nirmala Devi Rathore Hindi
2016 Kapoor & Sons Sunita Kapoor Hindi
2016 Nil Battey Sannata Dr. Deewan Hindi
2016 Lipstick Under My Burkha Hindi


Year (s) Show Character Channel Notes
1985 Idhar Udhar Sunita DD National
1995 Filmi Chakkar Rukmani Zee TV
1993-1997 Tara Kanchan Zee TV
1997 Movers & Shakers Herself Sony TV Guest appearance
1997-1998 Idhar Udhar (season 2) Sunita Sony TV
1999 Gubbare Ms. Gupta Zee TV Episode 6: Jhooth
2005-2006 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Maya Sarabhai STAR One
2012 The Late Night Show Jitna Rangeen Utna Sangeen Herself Colors TV Guest appearance
2017 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2 Maya Sarabhai Web series on Hotstar Lead Role


Year (s) Award Category Show Notes
2005 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Won
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Award for Best Actress - Comedy Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Nominated
2009 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Nominated
2009 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Nominated
2011 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Golmaal 3 Nominated
2011 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Golmaal 3 Nominated
2011 Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Golmaal 3 Nominated[5]
2011 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Golmaal 3 Nominated
2011 12th IIFA Awards IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress Golmaal 3 Nominated
2017 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Kapoor & Sons Nominated
2017 Ottawa Indian Film Awards,Canada Best Achievement in Acting Award [6] [7] Lipstick Under My Burkha Won


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