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". In 1978, she also directed, Jaywant Dalvi's play Sandhya Chhaya, in Hindi translation by Kusum Kumar. In 1984, She won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, India's National Academy for Acting (Hindi theatre). She has also appeared in Marathi films like, Doghi (1995) with Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Renuka Daftardar, Uttarayan (2005), Shevri (2006) & Restaurant (2006) with Sonali Kulkarani.
Early life and education
- Tamas (1987)
- Ek Din Achanak (1989)
- Udaan (TV series) (1990–1991)
- Rukmavati Ki Haveli (1991)
- The Burning Season (1993)
- Doghi (1995) (Marathi)
- Sardari Begum (1996)
- Thakshak (1999)
- Zindagi Zindabad (2000)
- Kora Kaagaz (2002)
- Vaastupurush (2002) (Marathi)
- Nazarana (2002) (TV series)
- Uttarayan (2003) (Marathi)
- Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (TV series) (2003–2006)
- Shevri (Marathi Film) (2006)
- Kashmakash Zindagi Ki (TV series) (2006–2009)
- Jabb Love Hua (TV series) (2006–2007)
- Restaurant (2006) (Marathi)
- Rishtey (TV series) (Season 2)
- Sins (2005)
- Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
- Dor (2006)
- Aaja Nachle (2007)
- 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)
- Ha Bharat Maza (2011) (Marathi)
- Samhita (2013) (Marathi)
- 1984 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting (Hindi theatre).
- 1988 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ek Din Achanak
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- Filmography[dead link]
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- Brandon, James R.; Martin Banham (1997). Gandhi&lr=&cd=25#v=onepage&q=Shanta%20Gandhi&f=false The Cambridge guide to Asian theatre. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-58822-7.
- Subramanyam, Lakshmi (2002). Gandhi&cd=10#v=onepage&q=Shanta%20Gandhi&f=false Muffled voices: women in modern Indian theatre. Har-Anand Publications. ISBN 81-241-0870-6.
- Trivedi, Poonam; Dennis Bartholomeusz (2005). Baokar&lr=&cd=13#v=onepage&q=Uttara%20Baokar&f=false India's Shakespeare: translation, interpretation, and performance International studies in Shakespeare and his contemporaries. University of Delaware Press. ISBN 0-87413-881-7.