Ratna Pathak Shah
Pathak in 2016
|Born||18 March 1957|
|Relatives||Supriya Pathak (sister)|
Zameerud-din Shah (brother-in-law)
Pankaj Kapur (brother-in-law)
Ratna Pathak Shah (née Pathak; born 18 March 1957) is an Indian actress and director best known for her work in theatre, television and Bollywood films. Her numerous work in theatre includes a series of plays in both English and Hindi. She rose to prominence when she appeared in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar in the 1980s.
She is perhaps best known for her iconic performance as Maya Sarabhai in the sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. She also portrayed supporting roles in movies including the coming-of-age romantic drama Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008), the action comedy Golmaal 3 (2010), the family drama Kapoor and Sons (2016), and the widely acclaimed black-comedy Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017), all of which earned her nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the romantic comedy Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu (2012) and the comedy-drama Khoobsurat (2014). She married acclaimed theatre and Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah in 1982.
She also acted in the hit comedy sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai where she played high society elite, for which she received the ITA Award for Best Actress - Comedy in 2005.
In July 2008 she appeared in the coming-of-age romantic drama Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as the mother of the protagonist. Naseeruddin Shah played her husband, as a deceased character who talks to her from a portrait. She has also acted in several Russian plays, as well as co-founding and being an active member of "Motley Theatre Group". She appeared in the action comedy Golmaal 3 opposite Mithun Chakraborty. She was a part of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Selection Committee for 2012 Awards.
|1983||Heat and Dust||Ritu||English|
|1987||Mirch Masala||Factory Worker||Hindi|
|1988||The Perfect Murder||Pratima Ghote||English|
|2002||Encounter: The Killing||Mrs. Sudhakar Rao||Hindi|
|2005||Paheli||Female Puppet (voice)||Hindi|
|2006||Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota||Tara||Hindi|
|2008||Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na||Savitri Rathore||Hindi|
|2011||The Coffin Maker||Isabella||English|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Mrs. Kapoor||Hindi|
|2014||Khoobsurat||Queen Nirmala Devi Rathore||Hindi|
|2016||Kapoor & Sons||Sunita Kapoor||Hindi|
|2016||Nil Battey Sannata||Dr. Deewan||Hindi|
|2017||Lipstick Under My Burkha||Usha/Bua-ji||Hindi|
|2017||Mubarakan||Jeeto / Arshveer Kaur Bajwa||Hindi|
|2018||Love per Square Foot||Blossom D'souza||Hindi|
|2020||Thappad||Sandhya Sandhu: Amrita's mother||Hindi|
|2020||Jayeshbhai Jordaar||Kundani Ajmera: Jayesh’s mother||Hindi|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj||Lakshmibai||Episode 42-43 1857|
|1996||Mast Mast Hai Zindagi||Kalpana|
|1997||Movers & Shakers||Herself||Guest appearance|
|1999||Gubbare||Ms. Gupta||Episode 6: Jhooth|
|2000||Apna Apna Style||Suman|
|2004-2006||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||Maya Sarabhai|
|2012||The Late Night Show Jitna Rangeen Utna Sangeen||Herself||Guest appearance|
|2017||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2||Maya Sarabhai|
|2005||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Comic Role||Won|
|2006||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress – Comedy||Nominated|
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