Supriya Pathak
Pathak in 2015
Born (1961-01-07) 7 January 1961 (age 62)
EducationBachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Alma materNalanda Dance Research Centre, University of Mumbai
Years active1981–present
Known forActor
Notable work
(m. 1988)
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (1982, 1983, and 2013)

Supriya Pathak (born 7 January 1961) is an Indian actress who works in Gujarati and Hindi films and television. She garnered widespread recognition and acclaim with her portrayal of Hansa Parekh in the Khichdi franchise. She has received several awards including a Filmfare OTT Award and three Filmfare Awards. She also featured in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar in the 1980s.[1]

Younger daughter of actress Dina Pathak, she married her second husband, actor Pankaj Kapur in 1988, with whom she has a daughter and a son. Her sister is actress Ratna Pathak Shah, who is married to actor Naseeruddin Shah. Actor Shahid Kapoor is her step-son.

Early life

Supriya was born on 7 January 1961[2][3] 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.[4] She has one elder sister, Ratna Pathak, also a theatre and film actor. She grew up in Parsi Colony in Dadar, Mumbai,[5] 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.[5][6]


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.[5] 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.[citation needed] In 1985, she played title role in Malayalam movie Akalathe Ambili.[7]

Her television roles include Idhar Udhar,[8] Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, Khichdi, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby and Chanchan among others.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

After an 11-year hiatus from acting, she starred in the 2005 film Sarkar, followed by its sequel, Sarkar Raj in 2008. She portrayed 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 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as the "watershed of her career".[9] Carry On Kesar (2016) was her first Gujarati film.[10]

Personal life

Shahid Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapur attend screening of Teri Meri Kahaani

At 22, Pathak married [4] but the couple separated within a year of marriage. In 1986, she met her second husband Pankaj Kapur, while filming Agla Mausam (1989). After two years of courtship, they married in 1988, and are parents to a daughter and a son.[5]



Year Film Role Sources
1981 Kalyug Subhadra
1982 Vijeta Anna Verghese Hindi film
Bazar Shabnam
Gandhi Manu
1983 Bekaraar Nisha
Masoom Bhavana
1984 Dharm Aur Qanoon Reshma
Awaaz Priya
1985 Bahu Ki Awaaz Madhu V. Srivastav
Mirch Masala Village Woman
Akalathe Ambili Ambili Malayalam film
Arjun Sudha Malvankar
Jhoothi Seema
1986 Dilwaala Kamla
1987 Naqli Chehra (TV Movie) Asha
Shahadat (TV feature)
1988 Shahenshah Sheena
The Bengali Night Gayatri
Falak (The Sky) Champa
1989 Akanksha Seema
Kamla Ki Maut Anju
Raakh Nita
Daata Suraiya Khan /Suraiya Rao
1990 Shadyantra Bilkees
1994 Madhosh
2002 Jackpot 2 Crore Sonu Datta
2005 Bewafaa
Sarkar Pushpa Nagre
2007 Panga Naa Lo
Dharm Parvati Chaturvedi
2008 Sarkar Raj Pushpa Nagre
2009 Delhi 6 Vimla
Wake Up Sid Sarita Mehra
2010 Khichdi: The Movie Hansa Parekh
Awasthi Rukmani
2011 Mausam Fatimah Bua
2012 Shanghai Chief Minister Madamji
2013 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Dhankor "Baa" Sanera
2014 Bobby Jasoos Ammi
Tigers Ayan's mother
2015 All Is Well Parminder "Pammi"
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Kapil's mom
UNindian Meera's mum Australian film
2017 Carry On Kesar Kesar Patel Gujarati film
Sarkar 3 Pushpa Nagre
Best of Luck Lalu Lalu's mom Gujarati Film
2018 Love per Square Foot Lata Chaturvedi
Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava Jeji Telugu film
2019 Gaddalakonda Ganesh Gaddalakonda Ganesh's mother Telugu film
Happi Rukmani Released on ZEE5[11]
2020 Jai Mummy Di Laali Khanna [12]
2021 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Amma
The Big Bull Hemant Shah's mother Released on Disney+ Hotstar
Toofaan Sister D'Souza Released on Amazon Prime Video
Mimi Mimi's mother Released On Netflix And JioCinema
Rashmi Rocket Bhanuben Virah Chibber, Rashmi's mother Released on ZEE5
2022 Kehvatlal Parivar Kalindi Thakar Gujarati film[13]
2023 Satyaprem Ki Katha Satya's mother
Khichdi 2: Mission Paanthukistan Hansa Parekh


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
1999–2000 Zindagi Kamal [14]
2002–2004 Khichdi Hansa Parekh
2005 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
2019 Mere Sai - Shraddha Aur Saburi Geeta Maa

Web series

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2021 Cartel Rani Mai ALTBalaji
Tabbar Sargun Kaur SonyLIV
2022 Home Shanti Sarla Joshi Disney+ Hotstar

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1982 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Kalyug Won
1983 Bazaar Won
2010 Wake Up Sid Nominated [15]
2011 Khichdi: The Movie Nominated
2014 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Won [16]
2022 Best Actress (Critics) Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Nominated [17]
2022 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Home Shanti Nominated [18]
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Tabbar Won [19]
2022 FOI Online Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Nominated [20]
Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast Won
2010 IIFA Awards Best Supporting Actress Wake Up Sid Nominated [21]
2014 Best Performance in a Negative Role Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Nominated [22]
2004 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Comedy Khichdi Won [23]
2008 Remote Control Won [24]
2003 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role Khichdi Won [25]
2004 Nominated [26]
2005 Instant Khichdi Won [27]
2008 Remote Control Nominated [28]
2006 Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Instant Khichdi Nominated [29]
2009 Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sarkar Raj Nominated [30]
2010 Wake Up Sid Nominated
2014 Best Actor in a Negative Role Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Won
Screen Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Nominated [31]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Won [32]


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