Divya Jagdale is best known from her stunning film role performances from Straight from the Heart (1999), Stanley's Tiffin Box (2011) and That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010). But it is not well-known to a worldwide audience outside India that her maturity in natural acting came actually from theatre. Today she is known for small but most memorable roles in big films but the charisma of her performance has a history which took wings from stage.

Avinash was her first play when Sunil Shanbag casted her for a small role in which she played just one scene as Vinod Ranganathan’s wife. Then came Miss Beautiful where Makrand Deshpande casted her in role of an elderly lady, the role which mesmerized viewers with her superb performance. Dreams of Taleem was her next great entry on stage. Following her husband Shiv Subramaniam who is a famous screen writer she also wrote scripts for Bansuri which was converted into a theatre play by Sunil Shanbag. End of Season was her next act of writing.

Her film acting career started in 1999 with Straight from the Heart. After that she had many memorable roles including Dead End (2000), DilPe Mat Le Yaar (2000), I Did Not Kill Gandhi (2005), Mixed Doubles (2006), Mumbai MeriJaan (2008), Firaaq (2008), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010), Rakshas (2010), Stanley’s Tiffin Box (2011), Talk to Me (2011) and Gulaab Gang (2014).

Dina Pathak Hindi Actress

Dina Pathak

Dina Pathak or Deena Pathak was Indian film actor, veteran actor and Gujarati theatre director. She was born on 4 March 1922 in Amreli, Gujarat.  She studied in Bombay College where she became the part of student activism. That was the time when Bahavai theater was widely used to create sense and awareness about rule of Britain and from here she became the source of reviving Gujarati theatre.  Later, she has joined as an actress the Indian National Theater. She married to Baldev Pathak with two daughters Patna Pathak and Supriya Pathak. She started acting in different plays from her teenage and received ramble reviews of many critics. She remained woman activist for a long time and was also the President of National Federation of Indian Women.  She ruled Indian film industry for more than six decades and worked in more than 120 movies.  Her famous Gujarati films include Bhavni Bhavi, Malela Jeev and Moti Ba while her notable plays were Doll’s House, Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana and Dinglegar.  At that time, she was one of the most favorite actress of Art Cinema of India where she has worked with most powerful roles like Umrao Jaan, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho, Mirch Masala and Koshish.She made her debut with Gujarati film Kariyawar but she joined back theatre after doing just one film. After many years, she returned to films and acted in Uski Kahani, Saat Hindustan, The Guru and Satyakam.  It is solely due to these movies that she is still considered the Grand Old mother of Hindi movies. She has also acted in Indian comedy movies Gol Maal (1979) and Bollywood/Hollywood. She died on 11 October 2002 in Bombay.

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