Nishigandha Wad is a prominent Marathi actress, known for working in Hindi and Marathi film and television industries. She was born on October 11, 1969, in Mumbai. She took a doctorate at the University of Mumbai and become notable for her work on the Changing Role of Women In Society – Reflections from Marathi and British Theatres.
At the age of seven, she received the Best Actress award at an inter-school drama competition. Since then, there is no looking back. At 12, she earned the National Scholarship of Dramatics Award by the Cultural Ministry of India. She was trained under the guidance of Smt.
and became involved in acting, and subsequently trained classical Kathak under the guidance of her Guru, K. Rajkumar. The early years of her career were polished with the help of her mother, Dr. Vijaya Wad (a Marathi writer).
Nishigandha was first introduced in the theater while she was still studying. She has performed in many stage plays and dance drama, and because of her versatility and brilliant talent in acting, she won critical acclaim and praises. Her first venture into television was with the Marathi serial, 'Avahan', from where she earned all awards for Most Popular Actress during the late 80s. Nishigandha considered it as one of her greatest achievement. She has been a part of the Marathi serial, 'Kulvadhu' and has acted in many episodes of Ramsay Brothers’
Zee Horror Show
on Zee TV channel. She also donned television serials like '
Main Teri Parchhain Hoon
Sasural Simar Ka
', 'Parichya Goshti', 'Parivaar', '
Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya
Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi
She started working in commercial cinema and has acted in more than a hundred films including 'Salim Langade Pe Mat Ro', 'Karm Yodha', 'Daadagiri', 'Deewangee', 'Shejari Shejari', 'Eka Peksha Ek', '', 'Bala Jo Jo Re', 'Saasar Maaher', 'Janmadata', 'Alibaba Aur 40 Chor', 'Om Shanti – Fight for Peace', '
', 'Ashi Hi Dyaneshwari', 'Nidar – The Fearless' and many more. She had the opportunity to act with notable actors and directors of the Marathi and Hindi film industries.
Nishigandha became the speaker of the Religious Harmony Foundation’s Educational Lecture film in Mumbai. She is the Editor of the magazine, Charchaughi – The Face of Women, and has participated in many cultural events and delivered over a thousand lectures for the women empowerment. She also penned five books and three of them became received the prestigious state awards.
Nishigandha is married to actor,