Sushma Seth is an extremely popular actress who has made her presence in movies, TV as well as theatre. She has been in the acting industry since the year 1956 and has done a huge number of films since then. Sushma Seth has always been the most popular choice to play the role of a mother or grandmother to actors in both movies and daily soaps. She is a founding member of Yatrik, which is a theatre group based in Delhi. She made her debut in 1978 with the film Junoon in which she played the aunt of the protagonist, Javed, portrayed by the veteran actor . She is most noted and remembered for her performance as ‘Dadi’ in the extremely popular TV serial of earlier days,
. Actress Sushma Seth has been brought up in Delhi. Charu Sija Mathur, the famous Manipuri dancer, is her younger sister, who is married to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, a Padma Shri awardee. She is a pass out from Convent of Jesus and Mary in
and went on to do her graduation in home science from Lady Irwin College. She further earned an Associate in Science Diploma from Briarcliff College. She also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts later from the renowned College, Carnegie Mellon. She is married to Mr. Dhruv Seth, a business icon and has three children with him. She has also directed a lot of plays. She was the founder of the Children’s Creative Theatre in the 1970s. She has been a part of a lot of landmark films like Prem Rog in which she played the role of Badi Maa, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Chandni in which she played
, the main lead’s mother and again played his mommy in another hit film Chandni. She was also a part of the popular Punjabi Film Chann Pardesi in which she played Amrish Puri’s wife. She also played Shahrukh Khan’s and Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandmother in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, and no one can ever forget her memorable role as Lajoji in Kal Ho Naa Ho. In television, apart from Hum Log, she was also a part of
Dekh Bhai Dekh
, in which she played the role of Divan family’s matriarch. In Hum log, her character’s role had to be extended, because she was loved by all viewers. She is working with Aparna, an NGO, since the year 2000 and has also penned the play Sitaaron Ke Paas that is based on the life of the late astronaut Kalpana Chawla. She was recently seen in Student of the Year and Shaandaar.