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Bhagyashree Biography – an Indian actress, Maine Pyar Kiya fame

Bhagyashree Biography
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Real Name: Bhagyashree Patwardhan
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Spouse: Himalaya Dasani
Age: 53

Bhagyashree Dasani (née Patwardhan; born 23 February 1969) is an Indian actress and social worker. She is known for her roles in Hindi language films and television.

Bhagyashree had her breakthrough starring as Suman in the film Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), for which she received critical acclaim, and it has since become her signature work; for her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. In the 1990s, she took on roles less frequently in films, only starring in Tyagi (1992) and Rana (1998), to focus on her marriage with Himalaya Dasani.

Bhagyashree’s career had a resurgence starting in the 2000s, when she appeared in various independent films such as Shotru Dhongsho (2002) and Uthaile Ghoonghta Chand Dekhle (2006), before taking on roles in films such as Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), Red Alert: The War Within (2010) and Seetharama Kalyana (2019).

Bhagyashree Biography
Bhagyashree Biography

Aside from her film roles, Bhagyashree also directed the television series Studio One (2005) and had a starring role in Laut Aao Trisha (2014–2015), for which she was nominated for an Indian Television Academy Award. She is also a social worker.

Bhagyashree Biography
Bhagyashree Patwardhan

23 February 1969 (age 53)

Sangli, Maharashtra, India
  • Actress
  • philanthropist
Years active 1985–present
Himalaya Dasani (m. 1990)
Children 2, including Abhimanyu Dassani
Website www.bhagyashreeonline.com

Early life

Bhagyashree is from the Marathi royal family of Sangli in Maharashtra. Her father, Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, is the titular Raja of Sangli. She is the eldest of three daughters, the other two being Madhuvanti and Purnima.


She started her acting career with the 1987 television serial Kachchi Dhoop, which was based on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. She was approached to act in the serial by Amol Palekar, a renowned actor-director who offered her the role as the original actress had abandoned the project abruptly.

She made her film debut in the 1989 commercially successful Hindi film Maine Pyar Kiya, starring alongside Salman Khan where she played Suman. This remains her most successful and best-known film to date, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. After marriage to Himalaya Dassani in 1990, she acted in three films: Peepat’s Qaid Main Hai Bulbul, K.C. Bokadia’s Tyagi, and Mahendra Shah’s Paayal, all opposite her husband in 1992. She also acted with Avinash Wadhawan in Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi in 1993. This was her last Hindi film in the 1990s and she went on to appear in a few Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu films. She made her Telugu debut in the film Yuvaratna Rana (1998). She also appeared in episodes of the television series CID and Kabhie Kabhie.

She returned to Hindi films in the mid-2000s appearing in Maa Santoshi Maa (2003), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), and Red Alert: The War Within (2010). After a gap of several years, she made her comeback to television with the TV serial Laut Aao Trisha aired on Life OK from 2014 to 2015. In 2019, she appeared in the Kannada film Seetharama Kalyana. She is set to return to Telugu films with the Telugu remake of the 2014 Hindi film 2 States.

In 2021, she will be making a comeback to Hindi films with the upcoming releases Thalaivi and Radhe Shyam. She will be seen playing Prabhas‘ mother in Radhe Shyam.

In February 2022, she entered as a contestant in StarPlus‘s Smart Jodi with her husband, Himalaya Dasani.

Personal life (Bhagyashree Biography)

Bhagyashree married Himalaya Dasani in 1990. They have two children, a son, and a daughter. Her son, Abhimanyu Dasani, won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the 2019 film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. Her daughter, Avantika Dassani, debuted with the web series Mithya.

Bhagyashree with her Family
Bhagyashree with her Family

Other ventures

In March 2015, Bhagyashree became the brand ambassador of the Bhagyashree Scheme, launched by the Government of Maharashtra. Bhagyashree Scheme caters to girl children from below-poverty-line families.



Year Film Role Language Notes
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Suman Hindi Debut Film, Won 35th Filmfare Best Female Debut
1992 Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul Pooja Choudhry Hindi
Tyagi Aarti Shakti Dayal Hindi
Paayal Paayal Hindi
1993 Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Roopa Hindi
1997 Ammavra Ganda Rani Kannada
Sautan Ki Sautan Hindi
Omkaram Shashi Hindi
1998 Yuvaratna Rana Dr. Kasthuri Telugu
2002 Shotru Dhongsho Borsha/Urmi Bengali
2003 Avunaa! Telugu
Maa Santoshi Maa Hindi
2006 Uthaile Ghoonghta Chand Dekhle Bhojpuri
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Simran Kohli Hindi Special appearance
Janani Akanksha Hindi
Gandugali Kumara Rama Hindi
2007 Janam Janam Ke Saath Jyoti Bhojpuri
Mumbai Aamchich Marathi
2009 Zhak Marli Bayko Keli Marathi
2010 Sati Behula Bengali
Red Alert: The War Within Uma Hindi
2013 Deva Bhojpuri
2019 Seetharama Kalyana Meera Kannada
2021 Thalaivii Sandhya Tamil Bilingual film
2022 Radhe Shyam Girija Rani Telugu Bilingual film

Television (Bhagyashree Biography)

Year Show Role Notes
1987 Kachchi Dhoop Alka
1996–1997 Aandhi Jazbaaton Ki Lead role
1998–1999 Jaan Radha Lead role
2000 Smriti Sandhya Raj Dhanrajgir Lead role
2000–2001 Sambandh Lead role
Ujala Anuradha Chopra Lead role
2001 CID Nupur Episodic role
2002–2003 Kaagaz Ki Kashti Aarti Lead role
2003 Kabhie Kabhie Sanobar Kabir Episodic role
2005 Studio One Director
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Contestant
2014–2015 Laut Aao Trisha Amrita Swaika
2022 Smart Jodi Contestant With husband Himalaya Dasani
2022 DID Super Moms Judge
Bhagyashree Biography
Bhagyashree Biography

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result
1990 Maine Pyar Kiya 35th Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won
Best Actress Nominated
2014 Laut Aao Trisha Indian Television Academy Awards Performer of The Year – Female Nominated

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