Bhagyashree Patwardhan is an acclaimed TV and movie actress in India. She became popular in the role of ‘Suman’ in her debut film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, a landmark romantic hit of Bollywood. The actress has also done a few TV serials which includes Laut Aao Trisha for Life Ok.
The 45 year old Bhagyashee (date of birth February 23, 1969) hails from a princely Marathi family of Sangli in Maharashtra. Her father, Vijay SInghrao Madhavrao Patwardhan is the current king of Sangli. Bhagyashree has two younger sisters Madhuvanti and Purnima. Bhagyashree is the promoter of Shristhi Entertainment, a media company that she floated with her husband.
Movie and TV career of Bhagyashree
The 5 feet 2 inch tall cherubic beauty debuted in 1989 in the movie ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’. She became a household name after the movie became a raging success. Maine Pyar Kiya was instrumental in changing the tide of Indian cinema from action to romance, and was the most popular romantic movie of its kind, till the record was broken by Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995. Bhagyashree debuted in a TV serial called Kacchi Dhoop’ and went on to act in serials like ‘Honee Anhonee’. She participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for Season 3. Bhagyashree was seen in the TV serial ‘Laut Aao Trisha’ where she played the concerned mother of her teenage daughter (Nalini Negi) who is kidnapped. Though the serial was supposed to wind up in February 2015, it extended by one more month. Bhagyashree quit the serial with one more month to spare.
Bhagyashree – husband and children
Bhagyashree has two children – Avantika and Abhimanyu. Though her career prospects were bright after Maine Pyar Kiya, Bhagyashree chose to work in movies opposite her husband Himalaya Dasani, which went against her. Tossing her Bollywood career away, she gave priority to raising her kids. Later post mid-2000, she did cameos in movies like Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) and Red Alert – The War Within (2008).
Why did Bhagyashree quit Laut Aao Trisha?
Though Bhagyashree was back in limelight in the serial Laut Aao Trisha (2014), she decided to quit it in January 2015. She says that she would like to be a part of shows that have a proper beginning and end. She says, “Daily soaps are not something for me. I would get bored after some point of time. As it is, I am known for quitting when I am at peak. I discussed the fate of my character with the production house in November 2014 and felt that it should not get disinteresting later. The production house and the channel agreed and it a mutual decision with no complaints on either side.”
Bhagyashree with son Abhimanyu
Bhagyashree with daughter Avantika