Pallavi Subhash

Pallavi Subhash Shirke (born 9 June 1984) is an Indian film and television actress.[2] A Maharashtrian model turned actress has started her career with Marathi plays, films and TV Shows and then she has appeared in Hindi TV Shows. She's the only one Marathi actress who has worked in not only all south Indian languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada but in SriLankan language too. Pallavi won a Golden Petal Award in 2016 as Dharma in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.[3][4]

Pallavi Subhash
Born (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984[1]
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active2001–present



After completing her B.Com., Subhash wanted to pursue law but she got an offer in a play.[5] She debuted with the serial Tumhari Disha. She was noticed by Ekta Kapoor in that serial and got selected for the next serial, Karam Apna Apna[6] in which she played the central role of Gauri.[7] She has also worked in the serial Basera in which she was seen as Ketaki Sanghvi .[5] Subhash earlier appeared in the Marathi serials Char Divas Sasuche on ETV Marathi and Adhuri Ek Kahani on Zee Marathi.[8]

She later acted in Godh Bharaai in which she has a chance to play her age, but it did badly[9] and was pulled off air.[4]

She also played Rukmini in the mythological series Mahabharat.[10] She was earlier supposed to play the role of Princess Amba in the series,[11] but had to opt out of it because her prior commitments clashed with the shoot of the show.[12] Her portrayal as the primary wife of Shri Krishna in the serial; made her receive rave reviews from critics and it added to her fame and popularity.

She is currently portraying Dharma/Subhadrangi in the historical series Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat. Her role is of Ashoka's mother and Bindusara's second wife.

There is some confusion made in the name of Amruta Subhash and Pallavi Subhash. They share no family relations with each other.


She made her film debut in 2005 in the Marathi film Kunku Zale Vairi and was nominated for the 'Best Actress Zee Gaurav Award' for her performance in the film. In the next year she acted in another film Aaila Re!! .[13] After seven years she made a comeback to films with three Marathi projects, Atul Kale's Asa Me Tashi Tu, Tejas Deoskar's Premasutra and Gashmeer Mahajan's Dhava Dhava Khun Khun.[13] Asa Me Tashi Tu and Premasutra were romantic films. In the former she played an urban career oriented Punjabi girl for which she had to speak Marathi with a Punjabi accent[14] and a Goan catholic girl named Saniya in the latter.[15] She had shot for two films with actor Sachit Patil which did not release.[16] She also acted in a Kannada film Om with Arjun Sarja.[17][18] She was signed as the female lead for Gautham Menon's next Tamil film Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada opposite Silambarasan,[19] but couldn't continue allot bulk dates to the film and was replaced by Manjima Mohan.[20]


Subhash is a model for many TV advertisements like Lion Date Jam, Everest Gharam Masala, Lifebouy, 3 roses and many more. She became very popular model for TV advertisements in 2012 and 13. She has received praise for her work in the "Meethe mein kuch meetha ho jaaye" ad campaign for Cadbury's after which she was referred to as the Cadbury girl.[15]



Char Divas Sasuche
2004–06Tumhari Disha Preeta
2006–09Karam Apnaa Apnaa Gauri Shiv Kapoor / Meera
2007–08Kasamh Se Meera Khandelwal / Meera Walia
2008–09Aathvaan Vachan Sneha Ahuja
2009Basera Ketki Sanghvi
2010Godh Bharaai Aastha
2011Guntata Hriday He [21] Ananya
2012Comedy Express As an anchor
2012Shriyut Gangadhar Tipre [22]
2013–14Mahabharat Rukmini
2014Comedy Chi Bullet Train
2015Adhuri Ek Kahani
2015–2016Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Maharani Dharma/Subhadrangi


2005Kunku Zale VairiKamal A. Maane PatilMarathi
2006Aaila Re!!Nisha
2006Tuza Maza Jamena
Polisachi bayko
Sage Soyre
No Problem
Asa Me ashi Tee
Dhava Dhava Khun Khun
Happy JourneyAliceMarathi
2016Naruda DonorudaAashima RoyTelugu debut film
2018Bimba Devi alias YashodharaYashodharaSinhala debut film
2018 Ghar Hot Menach[23] Marathi
2019 Miranda House[24] Marathi


  2. "Bahus to bombshells". The Times of India. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. "A new family saga, a fresh face, a novel gift for viewers..." The Hindu. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. "Pallavi Subhash in a Marathi serial". The Times of India. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  5. Amrita Mulchandani (8 September 2009). "Pallavi reveals it all". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  6. "Noor of Karam Apna Apna: Pallavi Subhash – Oneindia Entertainment". 22 November 2006. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  7. "Pallavi joins Balaji". Daily News & Analysis. 16 August 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  8. "Ekta debuts Karam Apna Apna – Oneindia Entertainment". 17 August 2006. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  9. "Godh Bharai to go off air?". The Times of India. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  10. "Pallavi to play Krishna's Rukmini". The Times of India. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  11. "Lifetime Experience shooting for Mahabharat:Pallavi". The Times of India. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  12. "Ratan replaces Pallavi in 'Mahabharat'". The Times of India. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  13. "I refused 23 projects: Pallavi Subhash". The Times of India. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  14. "Pallavi Subhash is currently on a romantic spree". The Times of India. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  15. "I live on my terms: Pallavi | m 4 MOVIE". 8 June 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  16. "Pallavi Subhash to romance Sachit Patil on-screen". The Times of India. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  17. V Lakshmi (3 July 2011). "A subdued Arjun in 'Om'". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  18. Malini, Shankaran. "Arjun, on 'Mankatha'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  19. "Pallavi is STR's heroine in Gautham film!". Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  20. "Simbu should forget his issues and move on: Gautham". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  23. author/online-lokmat (30 November 2018). "'मीटू' सारखा संवेदनशील विषय 'घर होतं मेणाचं'मध्ये". Lokmat. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  24. Miranda House Movie Review {2.0/5}: Critic Review of Miranda House by Times of India, retrieved 19 April 2019

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