Rohini Hattangadi Movies and Career Information

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Apr 11, 1955

Rohini Hattangadi (born 11 April 1955) is an Indian film, theatre and television actress. She has won two Filmfare Awards, one National Film Award, and is mostly known for being the only Indian actress to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Kasturba Gandhi in the film Gandhi (1982). She is also noted for her roles in Mahesh Bhatt's two art films, Arth (1982) and Saaransh (1984). Hattangadi was born in New Delhi, she did her schooling from Renuka Swaroop Memorial Girls High School, Pune in 1966. She joined National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1971; it was here that she met Jayadev Hattangadi, who was also in the same batch as hers. Together, they received training under theatre guru Ebrahim Alkazi. Upon graduation in 1974, Rohini was awarded the Best Actress award and also an award for Best all-round student, while Jayadev who was training in direction, won the Best director award. Jayadev and Rohini married the following year. Rohini also received training in Indian classical dance forms, Kathakali and Bharatnatyam for more than eight years, under the guidance of Professor Surendra Wadgaonkar. Rohini and Jayadev have a son Aseem

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