Suhasini Mulay

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Suhasini Mulay
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Suhasini Mulay in April 2017
Born (1950-11-20) 20 November 1950 (age 70)
Years active1969 – present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011)
[1]

Suhasini Mulay (born 20 November 1950) is an Indian actress in Bollywood, Marathi and Assamese films as well as television. She won National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999, for her performance in Gulzar's film Hu Tu Tu . [2] [3] [4]

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Early life and education

Suhasini was born in Patna where she spent the early part of her childhood. She lost her father when she was only three and was brought up by her mother, noted documentary filmmaker and film historian Vijaya Mulay. Suhasini was attracted to film because of her mother. [5]

Career

In 1965 she was chosen by Pears Soap to be its model. It was this ad film which caught Mrinal Sen's attention and he signed her for Bhuvan Shome (1969). [6]

Though Bhuvan Shome proved to be a milestone in Indian cinema, Suhasini did not pursue acting as a career. Instead she enrolled at the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, Canada for a course in agricultural technology with specialization in soil chemistry and microbiology. She also obtained a degree in mass communication, and majored in film, radio, TV, journalism and print from the same university.

Suhasini returned to India in 1975 and worked as an assistant to Satyajit Ray in the Bengali film Jana Aranya . [7] Later she joined Mrinal Sen as an assistant director in Mrigaya . [8] Since then, she has been actively producing films and has made over 60 documentaries. She achieved national awards for four of them.

Almost 30 years after Bhuvan Shome, she made a great comeback to mainstream Bollywood cinema, through Gulzar's Hu Tu Tu for which she received a national award as the best supporting actress. [9] She has been playing mother roles in Bollywood since then. She has worked on Jaane Kya Baat Hui , a television serial. Currently she completed her latest film PEEDA directed by Hemant Verma. PEEDA recently received best feature film award at FOG film festival USA.

Personal life

Mulay was in a long live-in relationship with Dr. Amol Sonawane that ended in 1990. On 16 January 2011 she got married at Arya Samaj to a physicist, Prof. Atul Gurtu. [1]

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
1969 Bhuvan Shome GauriBollywood debut
1972Grahan
1980 Bhavni Bhavai
1982 Ramnagari Ram Nagarkar's wife
1982 Aparoopa AparoopaTitular character
1987 Sadak Chhap
1993 Shatranj Mrs. Usha D. Verma
1999 Hu Tu Tu Malti BaiWon the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2001 Lagaan : Once Upon A Time In IndiaYashodamai
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Sid's Mother
2001 Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Paresh Rawal's Sister
2002 Filhaal
2002 Humraaz Dadima (Raj's Grandmother)
2002 Deewangee Judge
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger
2003 Kuch Naa Kaho Dr. Malhotra (Raj's Mother)
2003 Khel Dadi
2004Hum Kaun HaiAnita
2005HananCompleted, not released
2005 Page 3
2005 Sehar Prabha Kumar
2005 Sitam
2005 Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi Dadi
2006 Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai Durga's Mother
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Namrata
2006 Naksha
2006 Hope and a Little Sugar Mrs. Oberoi
2007 Big Brother
2007 Dhamaal Landlord
2007 Speed
2008 Mithya
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Rani Padmawati
2008 My Friend Ganesha 2
2008 Chamku
2009 13B Mother in Serial
2009 Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye
2009 The White Land
2009 Tumhare Liye
2009 Bits And Pieces
2009 Rang Rasiya
2013 Club 60 Mrs. Mansukhani
2014 Gandhi of the Month Mrs. Kurien
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Grand Mother of Rajkumari Maithili
2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani Hari's Mother
2016 Rocky Handsome Carla Aunty
2016 Mohenjo Daro Laashi, Maham's wife
2017 Basmati Blues Mrs. Patel
Peeda Mrs. Malik

Television

YearShowRoleNotes
Chaldi Da Naam Gaddi
Maan
Jabb Love Hua
Kulvaddhu
Piya Ka Ghar
Mamta
Jaane Kya Baat Hui
Tithir Atithi
Ek Tha Rusty Miss Bean
Virasaat
Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag
Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi Maan's grandmotherStar One
Dil Se Diya Vachan
Kya Mast Hai Life TV show on Disney Channel
Hum- Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi KahaniRetelecasting and remake of Hum Log
Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Parvati's grandmother
Hongey Judaa Na Hum Aniruddh's grandmother
Desh Ki Beti Nandini Rajveer's grandmother
Udaan Shakuntala Singh
Everest Shikha maa

Accolades

YearAwardCategoryFilmResultRef.
2000 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Hu Tu Tu Nominated [10]
National Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won [11]

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