Varsha Usgaonkar

Varsha Usgaonkar (born 28 February 1968) is an Indian film actress from Goa, who has worked in various Bollywood and Marathi movies as the leading lady. During the 1990s, she was the most popular actress in Marathi cinema.[1]

Varsha Usgaonkar
Varsha Usgaonkar in March 2015
Born (1968-02-28) 28 February 1968
OccupationActress, model
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Ajay Sharma

Career

Varsha Usgaonkar (Marathi: वर्षा उसगांवकर) first shot to fame in 1982 as the lead heroine in the super-hit Marathi stage play Brahmachari. Subsequently, she quickly rose to one of the top heroines in the Marathi film industry with super-hits such as Gammat Jammat, Hamal De Dhamal, Saglikade Bombabomb, Sawat Majhi Ladki, Shejari Shejari, Ek Hota Vidushak, Lapandaav, Aflatoon and others. She has also starred as the lead actress in the Bollywood films Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi and Pathreela Raasta. In 2005, she appeared in the Bollywood films Mangal Pandey: The Rising and Mr Ya Miss as a supporting actress. In the Faisal Saif-directed controversial Hindi feature film, Jigyaasa, she played mother to Hrishitaa Bhatt. Usgaonkar started her television career in the 1988 playing role of Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and mother of Parikshit, (the future of the Bharat Dynasty TV serial Mahabharata).The role lead her to many Hindi movies offers and most of them failed to create a box office success. She also played role of Roopmati (Snake Queen) in 1994 TV serial Chandrakanta. She has appeared in the Marathi shows Aakash Zep and Eka Mekansathi, and she has also acted in the Hindi television serials Alvida Darling,[2] Tanha and Anhonee.

One of her most prominent performance is from the TV Serial Jhansi Ki Rani in the 1990s on Doordarshan, where she played the lead character of Rani Lakshmibai.

Usgaonkar has also sung in a Konkani music album Roop Tujem Laita Pixem, with Ulhas Buyao.[3]

Personal life

Varsha is a Konkani.[4][5] She is the daughter of Goa's former Deputy Speaker A. K. S. Usgaonkar. She has two sisters, Dr. Mrs. Tosha Kurade and Mrs. Manisha Tarcar.[6] Usgaonkar married in March 2000 to Ajay Sharma, son of Indian film music director Ravishankar Sharma or Bombay Ravi.[7]

Filmography

YearFilmRole
2018Janvoy No.1 (Konkani)
2016Kangana (Rajasthani)
2014Super Nani
2013Duniyadari (Marathi)Rani Maa
2011Arjun
2010Naam
2006JigyaasaTeacher Malini Mathur
2005The Rising: Ballad of Mangal PandeyRani Laxmibai
2004Hatya: The MurderKavita Jaiswal
2001StylePolice Inspector
1999Sei To Abar Kache Ele (Bengali)
1999Chehraa
1998Hastee Hastee
1996MuqadamaSeema
1996Shohrat
1994Pathreela RaastaMona
1993Ghar Aaya Mera PardesiRadha
1993Insaniyat Ke DevtaHusna Bano
1993Khal-NaaikaaVarsha
1993HastiAnita
1993Lapandav (Marathi)Rasika Samarth
1993Parwane
1993TirangaaShanti
1993Ek Hota Vidushak
1993Savat Mazi Ladki (Marathi)Beena
1992Ghar Jamai
1992Dilwale Kabhi Na HareShabnam
1992Honeymoon (1992 film)
1991Aflatoon (Marathi)Bitti
1991Hafta Bandh
1991SaathiNisha
1991Shikari: The HunterChanchal
1990Doodh Ka KarzKajri
1990Shejari Shejari (Marathi)Preeti
1989Bhutacha Bhau (Marathi)Nandini
1987Gammat Jammat (Marathi)Kalpana
1988Sagalikade Bombabomb (Marathi)Rajani Bala
1991Hamal De Dhamal (Marathi)Nandini Patvardhan
1992Shubhmangal Savdhan (Marathi)-
????Maal Masala (Marathi)-
????Rang Premacha (Marathi)-
????Maal Masala (Marathi)-
1993Insaniyat Ke Devta (Hindi)-

See also

References

  1. "VARSHA USGAONKAR - Review, Wallpapers, Movies, VARSHA USGAONKARmovie List, Videos, Songs, Varsha Usgaonkar - mouthshut.com". m.mouthshut.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. "I feel sad and deprived, I do miss Chamatkar". Indian Express. indianexpress.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. "Rock and Raaga". rockandraaga.in. 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. "Konkani Parishad's silver jubilee session in February - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  5. Wikipedia, S. (2011). Konkani People: Guru Dutt, Girish Karnad, Shyam Benegal, Ravindra Kelekar, Eesha Koppikhar, Basti Vaman Shenoy, Shankar Nag, Deepika Padukone. General Books. ISBN 9781233060511. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  6. "Goa's emerald eyed 'Sridevi' | iGoa". Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  7. "Redirection From Mobile URL". m.outlookindia.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
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