Early life of Supriya Pathak Kapur
She was born on 7th January in the year1961 and hails from a long line of performers. Supriya Pathak was born to Gujarati theatre artiste, and veteran actor, Dina Pathak, a Kathiawadi Gujarati and a Punjabi father, Baldev Pathak, dressmaker to the stars Rajesh Khanna and Dilip Kumar. She has one elder sister, Ratna Pathak, also a theatre performer and film actor. She grew up in Parsi Colony in Dadar, Mumbai and attended the J. B. Vachha High school. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine art, specialising in Bharatanatyam, from the Nalanda Dance Research Centre, University of Mumbai.
Career of Supriya Pathak Kapur
Supriya started her career with the significantly acclaimed 1981 film "Kalyug" which was followed by roles in many more critically acclaimed films such as "Vijeta", "Bazaar", "Masoom" and "Mirch Masala". Pathak’s first venture into acting was in her mother's direction with the renewal of the play "Maina Gurjari", which by the way Dina Pathak in her prime had acted in. This was followed by a play with Dinesh Thakur titled "Biwiyon Ka Madersa" which was based on a play by French playwright "Moliere" which was staged at the Prithvi Theatre. Jennifer Kendall, the late wife of Shashi Kapoor, spotted her and recommended her to Shyam Benegal for their home production "Kalyug" which was an alteration of the classic Mahabharata. She also had a small role as Mahatma Gandhi's niece in the multi-award-winning biopic Gandhi and starred in the 1988 French film "The Bengali Night" along with Hugh Grant. In the early 1990s she took a long break from acting in films but appeared in numerous television series.
After an 11 year break from acting, she starred in the 2005 film "Sarkar" along with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. She was highly praised for her depiction of a compliant mother who tries hard to fill up the generation gap with her son in "Wake up Sid". She has acted as a lead in Gujarati film, "Carry on Kesar" which was her first Gujarati film. She has been prolific on the small screen as well and is known for her roles in serials like "Idhar Udhar", "Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka", "Khichdi", "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby" and "Chanchan" among others. Her husband, Pankaj Kapur and she launched their own TV production house, ‘Grass Company’. "Mohandas B.A.L.L.B" was the first serial they produced and acted in, under the banner.
Filmography of Supriya Pathak Kapur
Dharm Aur Qanoon
The Bengali Night
Kamla Ki Maut
Wake Up Sid
Khichdi: The Movie
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
All Is Well
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
Television Shows of Supriya Pathak Kapur
Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka
Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
Naya Office Office
Alaxmi Ka Super Parivaar
Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re
Awards of Supriya Pathak Kapur
Indian Telly Awards
Indian Television Academy Awards
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
Zee Cine Awards
Personal info Supriya Pathak Kapur
In 1986, she met her husband Pankaj Kapur, as filming Sagar Sarhadi's "Agla Mausam", which was never released. After two years of courtship, they tied the knot in 1988, and are now parents to a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Sanah made her debut in the movie, "Shaandaar".