Ratna Pathak, the Indian actress and director known for her works in theatre, cinema and television, celebrated her 63rd birthday on 18 March 2020.

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Ratna Pathak Biography

Ratna Pathak was born on 18 March 1957 in a Gujarati Hindu family Mumbai, Maharashtra as the daughter of veteran theatre actress, Dina Pathak and Baldev Pathak. Her sister Supriya Pathak is also an actress in theatre, cinema and television. Ratna attended the J.B Vachha High School and graduated from the National School of Drama in Delhi.

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Ratna’s early career includes a series of theatre plays in both English and Hindi. Her acting debut in cinema was in Shyam Benegal`s 1983 film Mandi, starring Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil for which she received critical acclaim. She came into prominence with the Doordarshan TV’s 1985 sitcom Idhar Udhar, directed by Anand Mahendroo and produced by Shobha Doctor.

She played significant roles in several Russian plays. She was an active member of the theatre group ‘Motley’ co-founded by Naseeruddin Shah & Benjamin Gilani in 1979. Some of their popular plays, are Herman Wouk`s, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial and the adaptation of the epic play Julius Caesar in 1992. Ratna is best known for her playing the role of ‘Maya Sarabhai’ in the Star One TV’s 2004-2007 sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, created by Jamnadas Majethia and Aatish Kapadia and directed by Deven Bhojani.

The major supporting roles she portrayed are in Abbas Tyrewala’s 2008 romantic comedy film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Rohit Shetty’s 2010 action-comedy sequel film Golmaal 3 starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Shreyas Talpade, Kareena Kapoor, Johnny Lever, Ratna Pathak Shah and Mithun Chakraborty, Shakun Batra’s directorial debut, 2012 romantic comedy Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu, starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles, Shashanka Ghosh’s 2014 romantic comedy-drama film Khoobsurat, alongside Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher and Aamir Raza Hussain, Shakun Batra’s 2016 drama film Kapoor and Sons alongside Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Fawad Khan and Alankrita Shrivastava’s widely acclaimed 2017 black-comedy film Lipstick Under My Burkha alongside Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in leading roles.

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Ratna Pathak Awards

Ratna won the 2017 London Asian Film Festival for ‘Standout Performance’, 2017 Ottawa Indian Film Award for ‘Best Achievement in Acting’ and 2018 News18 Movie Awards for ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in Alankrita Shrivastava’s 2016 film Lipstick Under My Burkha

She got nominated for several other awards including 2009 Screen Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and 2009 Filmfare Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her performance in Abbas Tyrewala 2008 film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, 2011 Filmfare Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’, 2011 Screen Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’, 2011 Zee Cine Awards ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female’, 2011 Producers Guild Awards ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ and 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards’ ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her performance in Rohit Shetty’s 2010 film Golmaal 3, 2017 Filmfare Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’, 2017 Stardust Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’, 2017 International Indian Film Academy Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and 2017 News18 Movie Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her performance is Shakun Batra’s 2016 film Kapoor & Sons, 2017 Zee Cine Awards ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female’ for her performance in Shakun Batra’s 2016 film Kapoor & Sons and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s 2015 film Nil Battey Sannata, 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne ‘Best Actress’, 2018 Zee Cine Awards ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female’ and Filmfare Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her performance in Alankrita Shrivastava’s 2016 film Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Ratna Pathak Personal Life

Ratna married acclaimed theatre and Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah in 1982. They have two sons Imaad Shah and Vivaan Shah and Naseeruddin Shah has a daughter, Heeba Shah, from his first marriage with Parveen Murad. Ratna met Naseeruddin Shah for the first time at the shoot of a play titled Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak.

Ratna’s elder son Imaad Shah is an actor and musician and younger son Vivaan Shah is an actor known for his appearance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2011 black comedy film 7 Khoon Maaf, Farah Khan’s 2014 action comedy film Happy New Year, Anurag Kashyap’s 2015 crime thriller film Bombay Velvet and Manish Harishankar’s 2017 romantic comedy-drama film Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana. Her other relatives in the acting career are brother-in-law Pankaj Kapoor, who is an actor in theatre, cinema and television, step-daughter Heeba Shah, the actress known for Arun Khopkar 2002 adventure film Haathi Ka Anda, Anu Menon’s 2007 short drama film Ravi Goes to School and Sanjeev Gupta’s 2014 thriller drama film Q, and step-nephew Shahid Kapoor.

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Ratna Pathak was a member of the esteemed Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan selection committee in 2012. Ratna’s favourite hobbies are reading and travelling, while her favourite writers are Ismat Chughtai and Hari Shankar Parsai and her favourite holiday destination is London.

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