Uttara Baokar

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Uttara Baokar
Occupation Actress
Years active 1968–present

Uttara Baokar is an Indian stage, film and television actress. She acted in several notable plays like Padmavati in Mukyhamantri, the Mena in Mena Gurjari, the Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello, the mother in playwright Girish Karnad's Tughlaq, the nautch girl in Chhote Saiyad Bade Saiyad, the lead role of Umrao in "Umrao Jaan".[1] In 1978, she also directed, Jaywant Dalvi's play Sandhya Chhaya, in Hindi translation by Kusum Kumar.[2]

In 1984, She won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, India's National Academy for Acting (Hindi theatre).[3] She has also appeared in Marathi films like, Doghi (1995) with Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Renuka Daftardar, Uttarayan (2005), Shevri (2006) & Restaurant (2006) with Sonali Kulkarani.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Uttara studied acting at National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, under Ebrahim Alkazi,[5] graduating in 1968.[6]




  1. ^ "Of days that were...". The Hindu. 30 Jun 2005. 
  2. ^ "Those lonely sunset days". The Hindu. 23 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website. 
  4. ^ "Marathi cinema gets the sensitive and intelligent film-lover". The Economic Times. 3 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Theatre is revelation". The Hindu. 24 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Alumni List For The Year 1968". National School of Drama Official website. 
  7. ^ K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-1-136-77284-9. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Filmography[dead link]


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