Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Pallavi Joshi, whose parents are also actors hails from Maharashtra and indeed she is very talented.She started acting on Marathi stage as a child artist when she was very young.She then got chances in Marathi films and Hindi films and acted as child artist in many films.Her portrayal of a blind girl who could reform a criminal person in the film 'Dada(1979) was well appreciated.
Pallavi Joshi and Vivek Malhotra
During 80's and 90's because of her exceptionally good acting skill, she was the female lead of several art films, and parallel cinema.
'Andha Yudh'(85) was a film in which she played the handicapped 'Saroj' who can not walk and always on a wheelchair.She captured the love and  accolades from the audience and got  critical acclaim also.
Raj Babbar was the lead actor and it was directed by Dayal Nihalani.
In the film 'Subeh Hone Tak'(88), Parikshat Sahni,Kanwaljit Singh,Kishore Namit and Pallavi Joshi were the main actors.
'Trishagni'(88) directed by Nabendu Ghosh in which Nana Patekar and Pallavi Joshi acted as the central characters drew critical acclaim.
In the film 'Vanchit(90) directed by Surendra Jain, Madan Jain,Pallavi Joshi, Rohini Hattangadi etc acted.
'Rukmavati ki Haveli' was another well noted film and was directed by Govind Nihalani which drew wide acclaim.
In the film 'Mangni'(92),Shammi Kapoor,Mukesh Khanna,Satyendra Kapoor,Raja Bendela,Pallavi Joshi etc acted.

She acted in a Bengali film 'Priya' in 92 and portrayed the female lead role in which Prasenjit Chatterjee was the hero.Shakti Kapoor acted in this film which was directed by Shibu Mitra.
In 1992 she acted in 'Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda' which was based on a Hindi Novel written in the same name by Dharamvir Bharati.The film was directed by Shyam Benegal and Rajit Kapoor,Amrish Puri,Pallavi Joshi amd Neena Gupta were the main actors.It won National Award for Best feature film in Hindi.
Pallavi in Malayalam Film 'Ilayum Mullum'

In the film 'Woh Chokri'(92) which was produced by Door Darshan and National Film Development Corporation of India and directed by Subhankar Ghosh, Pallavi Joshi,Neena Gupta,Paresh Rawal,Ompuri etc acted.Pallavi Joshi won a Special Jury Award  at National Jury Awards for acting in the film 'Woh Chokri'.

In 1994 she acted in a Malayalam film 'Ilayum Mullum' which was based on a real happening.Four young girls who were weavers and living in a village  just for fun drank one glass each of toddy from a toddy shop and and the consequences and tragedy was the theme.Their silly action was viewed with suspicion by certain individuals and three of them had to suicide.The film was shown in many international film festivals and received Int'l Awards also.Pallavi Joshi was the female lead of this film.
In 1996 she acted in an Indo-South African joint venture film 'The Making of the Mahatma' which was made in Hindi and English.It was directed by Shyam Benegal and  actor Rajit Kapoor won National Award as Best Actor for this film.It won National Award for Best English Film.
Pallavi Joshi also acted in supporting roles of many mainstream films as well.
'Saudagar,Panaah,Tehelka, Kroadh,Mujrim' etc are some among them.
From 1980's itself she is appearing in many TV shows and series and currently hosts a music show 'Sa re Ga Ma Pa' on Zee Marathi.She has anchored for 'Zee Antakshari'.She has appeared in many hit TV series like 'Mr.Yogi,Bharat Ek Khoj,Justajoo,Alpviram,Mriganayani, Arohan,

Talash and Imtihan and many more.She owns a TV production house along with her husband who is a Bollywood film maker 'Vivek Malhotra'.
She acted in a Marathi movie 'Rita' in 2009.
She acted in the unreleased film 'Budha in a Traffic Jam, which was dircted by her husband Vivek Agnihotri.
In 2013 she has acted in a Marathi film 'Prem Mhange Prem Mhange Prem Asta' which is directd by Mrinal Kulkarni.
Selected Filmography
Daku Aur Mahatma
Aadmi Sadak Ka
Raksha Bandhan
Hum Bachhey Hindustan Ke
Andha Yudh
Jhoothi Shaam
Rukmavati Ki Haveli
Meri Pyari Nimmi
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda
Ilayum Mullum
Woh Chokri
The Making of the Mahatma
Budha in a Traffic Jam
Prem Mhange Prem Mhange Prem Asta

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