Pallavi Joshi

Pallavi Joshi (born 4 April 1969) is an Indian film and television actress. She is a recipient of Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards.

Pallavi Joshi
Pallavi Joshi
Born4 April 1969 (1969-04-04) (age 50)[1]
OccupationActor, model, producer
Spouse(s)Vivek Agnihotri


Pallavi started performing on stage at an early age. She acted in films like Badla and Aadmi Sadak Ka as a child artiste. She played a blind child who reforms a notorious gangster in Dada (1979).

In the 1980s and early 1990s she acted in art films like Rukmavati Ki Haveli, Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda, Trishagni (1988), Vanchit, Bhujangayyana Dashavathara (1991) and Rihaee. She also played supporting character roles as a sister or the heroine's friend in commercial big budget films including Saudagar, Panaah, Tehelka and Mujrim. She was nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Filmfare Awards for her role as a handicapped girl in Andha Yudh (1988). She also won a Special Jury Award at the 41st National Film Awards for Woh Chokri (1992).[2][3] She is also the recipient of the Excellence In Cinema Award at the 7th Global Film Festival, Noida.

She subsequently hosted a televised singing competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs on Zee Marathi. She appeared as Kasturba Gandhi in Shyam Benegal's The Making of the Mahatma, (1995).

Her TV appearances include Mr Yogi, Bharat Ek Khoj, Justajoo, Alpviram, Mriganayani, Talash and Imtihaan and her most famous Doordarshan serial has been Aarohan, a youth serial based on the navy. Justajoo was a weekly serial on Zee TV in 2002, which also starred Harsh Chhaya and Arpita Pandey.[4][5][6][7][8] She acted with Madhavan in a thriller titled Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum, which was stopped abruptly.

She has also played a lead role in Rita, a Marathi film directed by Renuka Shahane. She is also a producer of Marathi serials and has produced serials including Asambhav and Anubandh on Zee Marathi.

She has played the central character Shantha in the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie Ilayum Mullum, directed by K. P. Sasi in 1994 and a pivotal role in the Kannada film Bhujangayyana Dashavathara (1991) enacted and directed by Lokesh.

She appeared as an anchor for Zee Antakshari and Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs.[9] She also did some episodes of Rishtey, aired on Zee TV during 1999 and 2001.

Pallavi Joshi was nominated as a member of Film and Television Institute of India society, but she refused to take up the position in view of the students' protest against appointment of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as the chief of the institute's governing council.[10]

Personal life

She is married to Indian film maker Vivek Agnihotri and has two children. She is the sister of child actor Master Alankar (Joshi).


  • 1977 Ankh Ka Tara
  • 1977 Dream Girl as Pallavi (Child Artiste)
  • 1977 Daku Aur Mahatma
  • 1977 Maa Dikri (Gujarati)
  • 1976 Khamma Mara Veera (Gujarati)
  • 1976 Rakshabandhan
  • 1976 Badla (Marathi)
  • 1973 Naag Mere Sathi
  • Sandhi Anatakshari (Anchor) on Zee TV


  1. Pallavi Joshi at
  2. "41st National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  3. "41st National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. "Never say die". Tribune India. Retrieved 9 June 2002.
  5. "Woman on the prowl". The Times Of India. Retrieved 3 February 2002.
  6. "Man uninterrupted". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  7. Archived 17 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Language, no bar for Pallavi Joshi". Times of India. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  10. "FTII row: Pallavi Joshi quits in solidarity with students". The Hindu. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
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