Dina Pathak

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Dina Pathak

Veteran actor and director of Gujarati theatre and also a film actor add

Category: Politics

Born in 1922.

Countries: India (83%), United Kingdom (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, David Lean, Amitabh Bachchan

Linked to: Indian People's Theatre Association, The Times of India, Indian People's Theatre Association, University of Mumbai




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Dina Pathak was born in 1922 add something


She created quite a stir with her plays in Gujarat in the 1940s add something


She made four films in the 1960s, including Hrishikesh Mukherjee's classic "Satyakam" , "Saat Hindustani" , starring Amitabh Bachchan in his debut role and the Merchant Ivory Productions, "The Guru" add something


By the times 1970s, she had become a favourite of art and commercial films alike, playing powerful motherly and grandmotherly roles add something


Just as the 1970s ended, she was seen in the comedy classic, Hrishikesh Mukherjee's "Gol Maal" , where she essayed the role of Kamala Shrivastava, a middle-aged woman who sportingly plays mother to Amol Palekar, who went on to direct her in his 1985 film, "Ankahee" add something


In 1980, she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award add something


Supriya Pathak - Supriya Pathak is daughter of Dina Pathak, a well known character actress famous for playing mother and grandmother roles during the 1980s and 1990s


In 1984, she starred in David Lean classic "A Passage to India" add something

Dina Pathak died in 2002 add something


She completed her last film, "Pinjar" , but died before its release, due to heart attack, following a prolonged illness, on 11 October 2002 in Bandra, Bombay add something