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Supriya Kapoor
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Kapoor in 2012
Born
Supriya Pathak

7 January 1961 (1961-01-07) (age 60)
Education Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Alma mater Nalanda Dance Research Centre, University of Mumbai
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
Known for Actor
Notable work
Kalyug
Bazaar
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Television Khichdi
Spouse(s)
Pankaj Kapur (m. 1988)
Children Sanah Kapur
Ruhaan Kapur
Parent(s)
  • Dina Pathak (mother)
Relatives Ratna Pathak (sister)
Naseeruddin Shah (brother-in-law)
Shahid Kapoor (step-son)
Imaad Shah (nephew)
Vivaan Shah (nephew)
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (1982, 1983, and 2013)

Supriya Kapoor (born 7 January 1961) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films and television. She is mostly popular for playing the role of Hansa Parekh in the Khichdi franchise, and for her vitriolic avatar of "Dhankor Baa" in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.

Early life

Supriya was born to Kathiyawadi Gujarati theater artiste, and veteran actor, Dina Pathak and a Punjabi father, Baldev Pathak, dressmaker to the stars Rajesh Khanna and Dilip Kumar. She has one elder sister, Ratna Pathak, also a theatre artiste and film actor. She grew up in Parsi Colony in Dadar, Mumbai, and attended the J. B. Vachha High school. She has a bachelor's degree in Fine art, specialising in Bharatanatyam, from the Nalanda Dance Research Centre, University of Mumbai.

Career

Pathak's first foray into acting was under her mother's direction with the revival of the play Maina Gurjari, which Dina Pathak had acted in previously. This was followed by a play with Dinesh Thakur titled Biwiyon Ka Madersa (based on a play by French playwright Molière), which was staged at the Prithvi Theatre. It was here that Jennifer Kendall (the late wife of Shashi Kapoor) spotted her and recommended her to Shyam Benegal for their home production Kalyug (1981), an adaptation of the epic Mahabharata. Her portrayal of Subhadra won her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She then performed in Vijeta (1982), Bazaar (1982), Masoom (1983) and Mirch Masala (1985). She had a minor role in the biopic Gandhi (1982) and starred in the 1988 French film, The Bengali Night. She appeared in Raakh in 1989. In 1985 she played title role in Malayalam movie Akalathe Ambili.

Her television roles include Idhar Udhar, Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, Khichdi, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby and Chanchan among others.

In 1994, her husband, Pankaj Kapur and she launched their own TV production house, Grass Company. Mohandas B.A.L.L.B was the first serial they produced and acted in, under the banner.

After an 11-year hiatus from acting, she starred in the 2005 film Sarkar, followed by its sequel, Sarkar Raj in 2008. She portrayedf a subservient mother who tries hard to fill the generation gap with her son in Wake Up Sid (2009). Filmfare magazine called her rendering of the sinister Dhankor Baa in 2013's Ram-Leela as the "watershed of her career". Carry On Kesar (2016) was her first Gujarati film.

Personal life

At 22, Pathak married the son of her mother's friend. However, they separated within a year. In 1986, she met her current husband Pankaj Kapur, while filming Sagar Sarhadi's Agla Mausam, which was never released. Kapur was previously married to Kathak danseuse and actor, Neelima Azeem, with whom he has a son, the actor Shahid Kapoor. After two years of courtship, they tied the knot in 1988, and are now parents to a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Sanah (b. 1990), made her debut in the movie Shaandaar (2015).

The actors Imaad Shah and Vivaan Shah, sons of actors Ratna Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah, are her nephews.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Sources
1981 Kalyug Subhadra
1982 Vijeta Anna Verghese Hindi Movie
1982 Bazar Shabnam
1982 Gandhi Manu
1983 Bekaraar Nisha
1983 Masoom Bhavana
1984 Dharm Aur Qanoon Reshma
1984 Awaaz Priya
1985 Bahu Ki Awaaz Madhu V. Srivastav
1985 Mirch Masala Village Woman
1985 Akalathe Ambili Ambili Malayalam movie
1985 Arjun Sudha Malvankar
1985 Jhoothi Seema
1986 Dilwaala Kamla
1987 Naqli Chehra (TV Movie) Asha
1987 Shahadat (TV feature)
1988 Shahenshah Sheena
1988 The Bengali Night Gayatri
1988 Falak (The Sky) Champa
1989 Akanksha Seema
1989 Kamla Ki Maut Anju
1989 Raakh Nita
1989 Daata Suraiya Khan /Suraiya Rao
1990 Shadyantra Bilkees
1994 Madhosh
2002 Jackpot 2 Crore Sonu Datta
2005 Bewafaa
2005 Sarkar Pushpa Nagre
2007 Panga Naa Lo
2007 Dharm Parvati Chaturvedi
2008 Sarkar Raj Pushpa Nagre
2009 Delhi 6 Vimla
2009 Wake Up Sid Sarita Mehra
2010 Khichdi: The Movie Hansa Parekh
2010 Awasthi Rukmani
2011 Mausam Fatimah Bua
2012 Shanghai Chief Minister Madamji
2013 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Dhankor "Baa" Sanera
2014 Bobby Jasoos Ammi
2014 Tigers Ayan's mother
2015 All Is Well Parminder "Pammi"
2015 Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Kapil's mom
2015 UNindian Meera's mum Australian film
2017 Carry On Kesar Kesar Patel Gujarati film
2017 Sarkar 3 Pushpa Nagre
2017 Best of Luck Lalu Lalu's mom Gujarati Film
2018 Love per Square Foot Lata Chaturvedi
2018 Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava Jeji Telugu film
2019 Gaddalakonda Ganesh Gaddalakonda Ganesh's mother Telugu film
2019 Happi Rukmani Released on ZEE5
2020 Jai Mummy Di Laali Khanna
2021 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Amma
2021 The Big Bull Hemant Shah's mother

Television

Year Title Role Episodes
1985 Darpan 1 Episode
1986 Katha Sagar Anuradha / Shabnam 2 Episodes
1987 Zindagi Kamal Gupta
1985 Idhar Udhar Poonam
1994 Philips Top 10 1 Episode
1997-1998 Idhar Udhar (Season 2) Poonam
1998 Mohandas B.A.L.L.B. Mohini
1999 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Neelu Nanavati
2002–2004 Khichdi Hansa Parekh
2005–2006 Instant Khichdi Hansa Parekh
2006 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Gunvanti
2006 Naya Office Office Mahabali Cameo
2007–2009 Remote Control Baari Babulnath
2010 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Hansa Parekh Special appearance for promoting Khichdi: The Movie
2012 Alaxmi Ka Super Parivaar Shanti
2013 Chhanchhan Umaben Borisagar
2014 Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai Ganga Mausi
2015–2016 Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re Rambhateri
2018 Khichdi Returns Hansa Parekh
2018 Kuchh Naye Rishte Savita

Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Category Work Result
1982 29th Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Kalyug Won
1983 30th Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Bazaar Won
2003 3rd Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Khichdi Won
2004 4th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Nominated
4th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Comedy Won
2005 5th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Instant Khichdi Won
2006 2nd Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2008 2nd Zee Gold Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role - Female Remote Control Nominated
8th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Nominated
8th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Comedy Won
2009 4th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sarkar Raj Nominated
2010 55th Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Wake Up Sid Nominated
5th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
11th IIFA Awards Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female Nominated
8th Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 56th Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Khichdi: The Movie Nominated
9th Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 9th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Performance In A Negative Role Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Won
20th Screen Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) Nominated
59th Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
15th Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Won
15th IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Negative Role Nominated
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