Saturday, June 28, 2014


Sarita Joshi is a veteran Marathi and Gujarati theatre actress.She has also acted in several Marathi films and in a few selected Hindi films which drew massive attention and critical acclaim.She is also well established TV serial actress who has appeared in numerous serials from 1980's.
She is recipient of 'National Sangeet Natak Akademy Award' for her acting in Gujarati.
She is born in a middle class Marathi family in Pune but grew up in Vadodara, Gujarat.She started acting career at the age of nine on stage.After six years she joined National Theatres, Mumbai and became an established actress of recognition.She made television debut in the 80's with the serial 'Titian' and has appeared in large number of serials there after.
She acted as a Prostitute in 2005 film 'Nazar' and in 2006 in the film 'Darna Zaroori Hai'.
In 2007  in the film 'Guru' which was directed by Mani Ratnam, she  acted as mother of Abhishek Bachan's character.Mithun Chakraborty,Aishwarya Rai,Madhavan,Vidya Balan,Mallika Sharawat etc acted in this super hit blockbuster film.
In 2008 she portrayed mother role of the hero character 'Amar Kaul', an accounts manager( Vinay Pathak) in the super hit film 'Dasvidaniya'.It was a huge success at the box office and the film reminds us the ten things to be done before death.Ir received critical acclaim also.
In 2009 she  acted as vina, the grandmother of 'Puja'(Hansi Patel). Grandmother is compelling  Puja to attend the dance classes conducted by 'Raj'(Sachin Bhatt) in the film 'Bollywood Beats' directed by Mehul Shah.
In 2013 she acted in the film 'Gangoo Bai' which is made in Marathi,Hindi and English.In this film she has portrayed the central character 'Gangoo Bai' and received accolades and critical acclaim.
Sarita Joshi has also received awards like 'Mumbai Nagar palika award(1988),
Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar(1990),Indo-American Society Award for Excellence(1998),Gujarat Government Award(1998),National School of Drama-Delhi Award(2001),Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar (2010)' etc.
She is recipient of 'Star Parivar Favourite Actor Award' continuously for four years for the hit TV series 'Baa Bahoo aur Baby'.
Theatre actor Parveen Joshi is her husband.Actress 'Ketki Dave' is her elder daughter and TV host 'Purbi Joshi' is younger daughter.
Selected Filmography
Darna Zaroori Hai
Bollywood Beats
Gangoo Bai

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