Suhas Joshi

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Suhas Joshi
Born (1947-07-12) 12 July 1947 (age 70)[citation needed]
Residence Thane (West), Maharashtra[1]
Nationality Indian
Other names Suhasini Joshi[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Sibhash Joshi

Suhasini Joshi, popularly known by her screen name Suhas Joshi, is a Marathi theater, film and television actress. She is also seen in many Bollywood films.[2]

Career[edit]

Joshi was attracted to the field of acting from her college days where she acted in few plays. Noticing her interest in it, she did a 3-year diploma course in acting from National School of Drama,[3] Delhi where she was trained by noted theater director Ebrahim Alkazi.[1]

Joshi started her career in 1972 with the Marathi play Barrister. Directed by Vijaya Mehta, the play was written by Jaywant Dalvi based on his previously published novel Andharachya Parambya. Joshi played the role of Radha in this play where the lead title role of Barrister was played by Vikram Gokhale. Later on, Joshi starred in various other plays. Her notable plays include Sai Paranjpye's Sakkhe Shejari and Vijay Tendulkar's Kanyadaan. Her role in Kanyadaan was opposite veteran actor Dr. Shriram Lagoo. The play was produced by the Marathi unit of the organization Indian National Theatre. Directed by Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who also played a role in the play, the drama performed more than 200 shows.[4] Later, Joshi co-starred with Lagoo on various plays like Agnipankha, Natasamraat and Ekach Pyaala.

Joshi also performed the Monologue play Smriti Chitre which is based on the autobiography of Lakshmibai Tilak, wife of Reverend Narayan Waman Tilak.[5] The play follows Lakshmibai's journey from a Hindu-Brahmin woman to her adopting Christianity on her husband's footsteps. The autobiography is considered as one of the masterpieces of Marathi literature and has also been translated to English as "I Follow After".[6] Being a monologue, Joshi has worked out 3-4 different voices, including that of males. The play had previously been played by Kusumtai.[7]

Joshi has also worked in various Bollywood film. Some of her notable works were in commercially successful film like Tezaab (1988), Chandni (1989) and Josh (2000). She has also acted in Marathi films like Tu Tithe Mee (1998) and Saatchya Aat Gharat (2004). For her work in Tu Tithe Mee, Joshi has recieived various awards and has been widely appreciated. Produced by Smita Talwalkar and directed by Sanjay Surkar, the film was adjudged as the Best Feature Film in Marathi at the 46th National Film Awards. In their official citation, the jury also appreciated Joshi's and her co-star Mohan Joshi's works by quoting "Beautiful performance by Mohan Joshi and Suhas Joshi are the highlights of the film."[8]

Apart from her wide long theater and films career, Joshi was also seen in Marathi as well as Hindi television shows. As of 2012, she is seen in the Hindi TV show Khamoshiyaan that airs on Star Plus.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Joshi has done her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pune in the subjects Philosophy, Psychology and Sanskrit language. She is also trained in classical music and has given four examinations (Madhyama) of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.[1] She is married to Subhash Joshi, who is also a theater artist.

Selected filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

"I am completely satisfied about my roles and love acting in dramas. But I am not fully satisfied with my roles in films except Tu Tithe Mee as I did not got any challenging role in serials or films."[1]
—Joshi speaking about her acting career.
Year Title Role Language Notes
1988 Tezaab Mohini's mother Hindi
1989 Chandni Hindi
1989 Daddy Mrs. Kantaprasad Hindi
1991 Love Prithvi's mother Hindi
1992 Saatwan Aasman Suraj's mother Hindi
1993 Aaj Kie Aurat Mrs. Verma Hindi
1994 Aag Hindi
1995 Aatank Hi Aatank Mrs. Aslam Pathan Hindi
1995 Taaqat Mrs. Dinanath Hindi
1995 Aazmayish Mrs. Khanna Hindi
1996 Papa Kehte Hai Mrs. Gandhi Hindi
1996 Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai Principal Hindi
1998 Tu Tithe Mee Marathi
2000 Josh Rahul's mom Hindi
2001 Asoka Kalinga Senate Member Hindi
2001 Hum Ho Gaye Aapke Mohan's Mother Hindi
2003 Paanch Magistrate Hindi
2004 Saatchya Aat Gharat Marathi
2011 Balgandharva Narayan's mother Marathi
2014 Premasathi Coming Suun Adinath Kothare as Aditya's Aaji Marathi
2015 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2 Marathi

Theater[edit]

Marathi plays
Title Role Notes
Barrister Radha
Gharoghari
Doctor Tumhi Suddha
Natasamrat
Agnipankh
Ekach Pyala
Kanyadaan
Sakkhe Shejari
Anandi Gopal
Prema Tuza Ranga Kasa
Smriti Chitre Lakshmibai Tilak Monologue
Katha[10] Maltibai

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language Channel
1999 Prapancha Pramila Marathi Zee Marathi
2008 Ek Packet Umeed[11] Bakuben Hindi NDTV Imagine
2009–2010 Agnihotra[12] Prabhamami Marathi STAR Pravah
2010–2012 Kunku[12] krishnaatya Marathi Zee Marathi
2012–2013 Khamoshiyaan aaji Hindi Star Plus

Awards[edit]

For her performance in the film Tu Tithe Mee, Joshi was presented with Filmfare Award in the Best Actress in Marathi film category.[1] In 2011, Joshi also received a "Ganga-Jamuna Award" for her works in the Marathi theater. The award is presented jointly by Thane Municipal Corporation and P Sawalaram Smriti Samiti (PSSS).[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Interview". Thaneweb.com. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Suhas Joshi
  3. ^ Upadhyay, Madhusoodhan Narasimhacharya (2008). Profiles in creativity. University of Michigan. p. 194. 
  4. ^ "Indian National Theatre - Drama Section". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Smrutichitre
  6. ^ Lakshmibai Tilak, E. Josephine Inkster (1998). I Follow After: An Autobiography. Oxford University Press. p. 353. ISBN 0195647440. 
  7. ^ Bhave, Pushpa. "Interview with Sushma Deshpande and Suhas Joshi". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Khamoshiyaan gets some more names". Telly Chakkar. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Shirke, Ulhas. "'Kathaa' (The Story) - an issue based witty presentation". Marathi Movie World. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Prime shuffle on Imagine". Telly Chakkar. 6 September 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  12. ^ a b ""मला हिंदी चित्रपटात काम करावेसे नाही वाटत."- अभिनेत्री सुहास जोशी" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  13. ^ Dr. Mandpe, Asha (14 December 2011). "Littérateur Vishwas Patil felicitated with P Sawalaram Award". Mumbai: Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 

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