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.
Varsha Usgaonkar in March 2015
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, Tanha and Anhonee.
Usgaonkar has also sung in a Konkani music album Roop Tujem Laita Pixem, with Ulhas Buyao.
Varsha is a Konkani. 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. Usgaonkar married in March 2000 to Ajay Sharma, son of Indian film music director Ravishankar Sharma or Bombay Ravi.
|2018||Janvoy No.1 (Konkani)|
|2013||Duniyadari (Marathi)||Rani Maa|
|2006||Jigyaasa||Teacher Malini Mathur|
|2005||The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey||Rani Laxmibai|
|2004||Hatya: The Murder||Kavita Jaiswal|
|1999||Sei To Abar Kache Ele (Bengali)|
|1993||Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi||Radha|
|1993||Insaniyat Ke Devta||Husna Bano|
|1993||Lapandav (Marathi)||Rasika Samarth|
|1993||Ek Hota Vidushak|
|1993||Savat Mazi Ladki (Marathi)||Beena|
|1992||Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare||Shabnam|
|1992||Honeymoon (1992 film)|
|1991||Shikari: The Hunter||Chanchal|
|1990||Doodh Ka Karz||Kajri|
|1990||Shejari Shejari (Marathi)||Preeti|
|1989||Bhutacha Bhau (Marathi)||Nandini|
|1987||Gammat Jammat (Marathi)||Kalpana|
|1988||Sagalikade Bombabomb (Marathi)||Rajani Bala|
|1991||Hamal De Dhamal (Marathi)||Nandini Patvardhan|
|1992||Shubhmangal Savdhan (Marathi)||-|
|????||Maal Masala (Marathi)||-|
|????||Rang Premacha (Marathi)||-|
|????||Maal Masala (Marathi)||-|
|1993||Insaniyat Ke Devta (Hindi)||-|
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