Seema Pahwa is a Bollywood actress, and a theatre, and a television artist. She was born on 10th February 1962 in the capital, Delhi. She got a lot of appraisal for her hit performances in the movies
Bareilly Ki Barfi
and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
The noted actress is a winner of the Best Supporting Actress, Star Screen Award and a nominee for the Filmfare award twice. Born in Delhi in the year 1962, Seema was a smart girl right from the childhood. Her mother Saroj Bhargava was an All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Artist. Interested in acting and theatre, Seema gave her first audition at the age of five.
She auditioned for the role of a child for the television show Samjhouta in front of Author and Musician PL Deshpande; she got selected. Dramatics became a part of her life since then. After her early break, she acted in over 50 TV programmes and 150 radio shows.
The shows telecasted live then had little room for error, so accuracy had to be a key factor, and Seema nailed it to perfection. In 1984, she appeared in a daily soap,
on Doordarshan. She played the character of Badki which became a talk of every household; her acting got much attention and applause.
After this, Seema started working with Sambhav, a theatre group in Delhi. She stayed at Sambhav for a while to hone her acting skills. In the year 1988, she got married to
. He appeared alongside Seema in the show Hum Log where they fell in love and eventually tied knots.
In 1994, she moved to Mumbai for more opportunities in films and television. She made her Bollywood debut in Sardari Begum (1996). Later, she also appeared in films Godmother, and Zubeidaa. She also became a part of Bollywood movies like Ferrari Ki Sawari, and Tere Bin Laden. Seema became a mother of a son Mayank, and a daughter Manukriti.
In 2014, she made a comeback with Aankho Dekhi, directed by Rajat Kapoor Aankho Dekhi the drama featured
in leading role, Seema played the role of Amma for which she grabbed Best Supporting Actress, Star Screen Award.
Seema mostly plays characters of Amma, Maasi, and Aunts. Her roles are delicate and fun to watch. In 2015, she became part of the hit film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Directed by
, Seema played the role of Shubhadra Rani.
In 2017, she acted in
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
, and Bareily Ki Barfi, the comedies got her nominated for Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award. In 2018, she alongside her spouse appeared in Khajoor Pe Atke directed by . Seema continues to deliver heartwarming performances in theatre as well