Alka Kaushal

Alka Kaushal (born Badola, Hindi: अल्का कौशल) is an Indian actress and producer, known for her work in Marathi cinema. She is also popular for her roles in TV shows such as Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan and Qubool Hai.[2][3][4] She has played supportive roles in numerous Hindi TV serials, mainly negative characters or vamps.[5]

Alka Kaushal
Alka Badola

(1969-09-02) 2 September 1969[1]
Delhi, India
  • Actress
  • Producer
Years active1994–present
Known forQueen
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Qubool Hai
Spouse(s)Ravi G. Kaushal
FamilyVishwa Mohan Badola (father)
Varun Badola (brother)
Kalindi Badola (sister)
Rajeshwari Sachdev (sister-in-law)

Personal life

Alka is the eldest of three children born to well-known stage artist Vishwa Mohan S. Badola and Susheela Badola. Her younger sister, Kalindi Badola, is a radio jockey on Radio Mirchi, and her brother Varun Badola is also a television actor. She had attended the National School of Drama Repertory in her hometown Delhi, and later moved to Mumbai to pursue a career on Indian television. She is married to TV producer and director, Ravi G. Kaushal; the couple have started their own production house, Mangalam Arts.

In 2017 the actress and her mother were sent for two years to Sangrur district jail after the Sangrur (Punjab) court upheld the two-year jail term awarded to the television actress and her mother in a cheque-bounce case by a lower court. Alka and her mother had borrowed Rs.50 lakh from farmer Avtar Singh, to make a serial and gave him two cheques of Rs 25 lakh each which bounced and so he moved a local court in Malerkotla in 2015, which sentenced the two to two years' imprisonment.[6]

Acting career

She made her television debut with Ramesh Sippy's Gathaand and was later seen in Tum Pukar Lo, Manzilein Apni Apni and Prratima. Her variety includes serials like Faasle, 9 Malabar Hill, Sansar, Kartavya and Kammal where she plays a lawyer. She is also seen in Zee TV's serial Qubool Hai. She was out of Qubool Hai for six months from December 2014 to June 2015, but was back for a little while to get the shows TRP higher, but she left the show to focus on her role in Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur as Parvati Gadodia. Now she is playing Tarkeshwari Singh/Tharka Bua on Sarojini to get her revenge on the Singh family.


As actor


2018Woh Apna SaZee TVAmbika Khanna
2017Santoshi Maa&TVKranti Maa (Antagonist)
2016SarojiniZee TVTarkeshwari Singh (Antagonist)
2015–2016SwaraginiColors TVParvati Gadodia (Antagonist)
2014Hamari Sister DidiSony PalMrs. Kapoor
2012–2015Qubool HaiZee TVRazia Gaffor Ahmed Suiddiqui (Antagonist)
2011–2012Don't Worry ChachuSAB TV
2009–2010JyotiImagine TV
2002–2009KumkumStar PlusSukanya Wadhwa
Naya DaurZee TV
GaathaStar Plus
Akbar the Great
Tum Pukar Lo
9 Malabar Hill
2004–2005PrratimaSahara One
2002–2003KammalZee TV
2019-presentBahu BegumColors TVGazala Begum


Year Film Role Notes
2014 Queen Mrs. Mehra
2015 Dharam Sankat Mein Dharam Pal's wife
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan as Kareena Kapoor's Mother
2018 Veere Di Wedding as Mrs. Santosh Bhandari
2018 Soorma as Tapsee mother
2018 Badhaai Ho as Ayushmann Khurrana's Aunt (Gudan bhua)

As producer

  • Meet Mila De Rabba
  • Kho Gayi Manzilein… Kho Gayi
  • Naya Daur
  • Saturday Suspense
  • Thriller @ 10


  1. "Alka Kaushal". Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. Harneet Singh (20 November 2002). "Kumkum's Sukanya bua is in town ... and so is Shanti's Ayesha". he Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. "Alka Kaushal, Shubhangi Gokhale & Rajendra Chawla in DJ's A Creative Unit's show". The Times of India. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. Ano Patel (27 April 2013). "The new showstealers". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  5. "Characters of vamps are very interesting, says Alka Kaushal". The Times of India. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  6. "Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor Alka Kaushal and her mom sent to jail for two years". 9 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
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