Arundathi Nag is an Indian actress and theater person. She was born on 6th July, 1956 in
to a Maharashtian family and had three siblings. When she was a 10 year kid, her family shifted to Bombay. Arundathi had an immense passion about theater since her childhood. When she was a teen, she joined a theater group and she used to act in 40 shows in a single month, the shows used to be either in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. Arundathi acted in many Kannada and Hindi films. In 2005, for her acting in the Kannada film "Jogi", a blockbuster film, Arundathi won the best supporting actress award from the state government of Karnataka. She was again nominated for the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the super hit Bollywood movie "
and his son
. Arundathi fell in love with the actor
at the age of 17 and married him after six years of dating and had a daughter Kavya. Shankar Nag became a popular director of the adaptation of the popular TV sitcom “Malgudi days”. Tragically, Shankar was killed in an accident in 1990. Arundathi Nag received Citizen Extraordinaire Award, which was awarded by the Rotary Club, Bangalore in 2006.