Shubha Khote

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Shubha Khote Balsavar
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Shubha Khote at ITA Awards 2010
Born Shubha Khote
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Known for Film & Theatre
Spouse(s) D.M. Balsavar (1960-present)
Children Bhavana Balsavar (daughter)
Ashwin Balsavar (son)
Family Nandu Khote (father)
Durga Khote (aunt)
Viju Khote (brother)

Shubha Khote (born 1940) is an Indian film and television actress. She is the older sister of actor Viju Khote.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Shubha Khote studied at St. Teresa's High School, Charni Road and then graduated in English Literature from Wilson College. Her father Nandu Khote was a stage actor, and had also acted in the silent movies. Her aunt, Durga Khote, was also a well-known actress. Her uncle Nayampalli, was also an actor.[2] She is married to D. M. Balsavar, who was the Vice President of Marketing in Nocil. He appeared in a cameo in the Marathi movie, Chimukla Pahuna (1968), which she produced and directed.[2]

Her daughter, Bhavana Balsavar is also a TV actress.[3]


Shubha with her daughter Bhavana Balsavar
Shubha Khote with her younger brother Viju Khote

She made her stage debut as child actor at age 4.[4] Shubha Khote made her film debut in Seema (1955) as Putli. This role came to her since she was a good cyclist and her cycling attracted the 'Seema's team for her selection. Since then, she has starred in a large number of Hindi and Marathi movies, stage shows and TV serials. She was mostly starred opposite Mehmood and the pair became hit in 'Sasural', 'Bharosa', 'Ziddi', 'Chhoti Behan', 'Sanjh Aur Savera', 'Love in Tokyo', 'Grahasthi', 'Humrahi', 'Beti Bete'. She also played negative roles in 'Paying Guest' and 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye'. In 1962, at the 9th Filmfare Awards, she received two nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Gharana and Sasural, though lost to Nirupa Roy.[5]

She has directed comedy plays like Hera Pheri, Hum Dono, Bachelor's Wife and Let's Do it (2000).[4][6] Her home production Bachelor's Wives (adapted from the Marathi play Gholat Ghol) had more than 40 shows in Mumbai and Aurangabad. Her TV show Zabaan Sambhalke (based on the Mind Your Language series) was a major hit.[7]

Currently she is working in Marathi teleserial 'Eka Lagnachi Teesri Goshta' on Zee Marathi.

Selected filmography[edit]





  1. ^ Rakhi Special: Bollywood's best brother-sister duo
  2. ^ a b "Shubha Khote – Memories". Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  3. ^ Shobha Khote with daughter Bhavna Balsaver during 'SAB Ke Anokhe Awards', 26 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Inside Out". Indian Express. 30 March 2000. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Winner and nomination of 9th Filmfare Awards at Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "For theatre buffs". The Hindu. 15 April 2002. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Pretty Funny! by V Gangadhar., 5 October 1997.

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