Renuka Shahane

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Renuka Shahane
Shahane in 2010
Native name रेणुका शहाणे
Born (1966-10-07) 7 October 1966 (age 50)
Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Ashutosh Rana
Children 2 (Shauryaman and Satyendra)
Awards Filmfare award for best actress for the Marathi film "Aboli" in 1994

Renuka Shahane (born 7 October 1966)[1] is a Maharashtrian actress working in the Bollywood film industry and in Indian television, best known as the presenter of Doordarshan TV show Surabhi (1993–2001).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Renuka Shahane was born in Maharashtra. She studied Arts (Psychology major) from St. Xavier's College & then Post graduation in Clinical Psychology from Mumbai University. She is married to Ashutosh Rana, also a Bollywood actor. They have two sons, Shouryaman and Satyendra. Her first marriage was short-lived.


Shahane started her career with the Marathi film Hach Sunbaicha Bhau and has done many Marathi Films. She then worked in the popular TV show, Surabhi. Renuka was among the top lead actresses of Indian television in 90's besides Kitu Gidwani, Mandira Bedi,Shefali Chhaya and Pallavi Joshi.

She became popular after her role in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, a 1994 blockbuster film. She released her first Marathi film as a director called Rita. Adapted from her mother Shanta Gokhale's novel, Rita Welingkar, Renuka plays the pivotal role of a friend, guide and philosopher of Rita, the protagonist. 'Rita' had Jackie Shroff, Pallavi Joshi, Suhasini Mulay and Mohan Agashe in the cast.She also acted in a Telugu movie "money" which is produced by Ram Gopal Varma which was a big hit.

Circus was one of the initial Indian television serials that she starred in. She portrayed the love interest of then relatively unknown Shah Rukh Khan's character. Her role as a strong-willed woman in another television serial Imtihaan was widely appreciated.




Year Serial Role Language Channel
1993–2001 Surabhi Host Hindi DD National
1989–1990 Circus Hindi DD National
1994 Imtihaan
1994 Junoon Hindi DD National
1995–1998 Sailaab Hindi Zee TV
1997-1998 Ghutan Shamli Hindi DD National
9 Malabar Hill Hindi Zee TV
Mrs. Madhuri Dixit Hindi Zee TV
Kora Kagaz (TV series) Hindi Star Plus
2007 Jeete Hain Jiske Liye
2010–2011 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Sony Entertainment Television
2010–2011 Jeena Isse Ka Naam Hai Zee Marathi
2011 Foo Bai Foo Judge Marathi Zee Marathi
2011 Awaaz Mahrashtracha Host Marathi Mi Marathi
2011 Ladies First Co-Host Food Food
Tejaswini Zee Tv
2014 Mere Rang Mein Rangne Waali Renuka Life Ok
2015 Comedy chi Bullet Train Renuka Etv Marathi
2015 Kabhi Aise Geet Gaya Karo Amrita Hindi Disney Channel