Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|1954 – present
|Padma Shri, Maharashtra Govt's Life Achievement Award
Nayana Apte Joshi is an Indian singer-actress who worked in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati Movies and stage plays.
She was taught classical music by her mother Shanta Apte, Indirabai Kelkar and Yashwant Bua Joshi. She got education of Natya Sangeet from Govindrao Patwardhan, Anna Pendharkar, Narayan Bodas and at times consulted and helped by Arvind Pilgaonkar. She gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature (Sangeet Visharat in Classical Music)
Apte had worked as a child artist with her mother late Shanta Apte in "Chandipuja" in 1957. She has acted in 65 Marathi plays and also some Gujarati plays. This includes different types of roles including comedy, mythological, historical, social, traditional classic musical plays and to-date current subjects. She has done 25 Marathi Movies, 4 Hindi Movies and 6 Gujarati Movies. She has acted in 16 television serials including Marathi and Hindi. She is given interviews on radio, speeches and claims to have advised new singers.