Dolly Thakore is a prominent theater actress, casting director, media relations manager, publisher, commentator and interviewer, columnist and social worker. She was born on March 10, 1943 in India.
Dolly has worked in Communications and Public Relations for more than 20-years, and became the Public Relations Director for the B4U Television channel. She was also the one who amend the brochure of the Mumbai International Film Festival MIFF 2000 and also the Associate Publisher of the London-based media company, Dakini Books; a Bollywood publisher for the Popular Indian Cinema and the Ground Rules.
She started her career as a Casting Director and a Unit Publicist in the box office biographical film Gandhi, helmed by Richard Attenborough in 1982. After that, Dolly has worked in several Indian and international co-productions such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Dawn, Far Pavilions, Jinnah, Kim, Sixth Happiness, Mysteries of the Black Jungle, Such a Long Journey, Dance Like a Man, Deham, Miss Beatty’s Children and more. Dolly also worked in television and radio in BBC London and came back to India to become one of the top newscasters and television hosts, who interviewed several citizens from India and abroad like ,
and novelist like
, Stephen Berkoff and
. Dolly, who is also a columnist and reviewer of film and theater, has inscribed for leading Indian newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times, Indian Express, Business World, Business India, Bombay Times and India Today. She moderated and hosted events including the Festivals of France and USSR in India, seminars and trade fairs abroad, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai’s National Gallery of Modern Art, Indian Merchant Chambers, Confederation of Indian Industries, Richard Gere Foundation and several charity art auctions.
She was also one of the Advisory panels of the Censor Board for Film Certification and assisted the National Film Jury and Indian Panorama Jury. Dolly also became a jury for the Indian Television Awards in the year 2002. She also acted in several stage productions like the Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, Wings, Gaslight, Streetcar named Desire and many more.
Dolly studied at Loreto Convent College in Lucknow and later attended Christ Church College in Kanpur. She took up M.A English at the Miranda House, Delhi University. She became popular as a news speaker in English on television for Mumbai Doordarshan. She was also part of the 2005 drama film, Page 3 and White Noise. Dolly was also featured in the television series, Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka.
She got married to her co-stage actor
, but later ends up with a divorce. They have a son named Quasar Padamsee, who is also an actor and theater producer in Mumbai.