Pallavi Joshi is an Indian model, producer, film and television actress. She started her career as an on stage performer at her early age. She started acting in the big screen as a child actress, appearing in films like Badla and the 1977 Bollywood film, Aadmi Sadak Ka. In 1979, she played as a blind kid in the film, Dada.
From 1980’s to early 90’s, Pallavi acted in various films including the Rukmavati Ki Haveli and Vanchit. She played as Iti opposite Nirvana (played by
in the 1988 Hindi film, Trishagni. Pallavi made a special appearance in the film, Rihaee in 1988. She also donned the 1992 Hindi film, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda under the direction of
, where she played the role of Lily, the intellectual. The actress also bagged supporting roles as a sister or the friend of the heroine in big budget films like Tehelka, Mujrim, Panaah and Saudagar. Her role as a handicapped in the 1987 film, Andha Yudh gained her the Best Supporting Actress award at the Filmfare. In 1994, she played the role of Apsara in the film, Woh Chokri where she won the Special Jury Award at the National Film Award. Pallavi also received the Excellence in Cinema Award at the 7th Global Film Festival Noida. In the same year, she bagged the main character as Shantha in the 1994 critically acclaimed Malayalam movie, Illayum Mullum by KP Sasi. She is also part of the Indian-South African film, The Making of Mahatma in 1996 under the direction of Shyam Benegal. From year 1999 to 2001, she appeared in many episodes of Zee TV’s Rishtey. She also donned the lead role in the Marathi film, Rita under the direction of
. Pallavi also worked as a producer. She produced the Marathi series, Asambhav in 2008 and Anubandh, both were aired on Zee Marathi.
Besides acting, she also hosted the reality singing show, Sa Re Ga Ma Marathi L’il which was aired on Zee Marathi in 2008 and Antakshari on Zee TV. Pallavi’s television appearances include Talash, Imtihaan, Justajoo, , Mr. Yogi and Aarohan on Doordarshan. She also played as Neelam Sharma in the Indian soap, Justujoo on Zee TV in 2013. This year, she made a comeback in the silver screen as she portrays the role of a potter and the wife of
in the film, Buddha in a Traffic Jam under the direction of
She was married to film director, Vivek Agnihotri and they have two children namely Mallika and Manan. Pallavi is also the sister of actor, Master Alankar Joshi.