|Ratna Pathak Shah|
18 March 1957
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Spouse(s)||Naseeruddin Shah (1982–present)|
|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.
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.
|1983||Heat and Dust||Ritu||English|
|1987||Mirch Masala||Factory Worker||Hindi|
|1988||The Perfect Murder||Pratima Ghote||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|
|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|
|1985||Idhar Udhar||Sunita||DD National|
|1995||Filmi Chakkar||Rukmani||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|
- "rediff.com, Movies: A tribute to Dina Pathak as she turns 80". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Dhingra, Deepali (19 July 2012). "Ratna Pathak goes behind the camera". Mid Day. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - 7days -". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- "‘Dabangg’ bags maximum nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2011". Zee News. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
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