Sunday, March 2, 2014

DINA PATHAK

Dina Pathak appeared in large number of Bollywood films in roles such as 'Aunt/Mother/ Or Grand Mother' and always excelled in acting skill.Because of her natural way of acting style she was a favourite actor for art film and parallel cinema directors also.
Dina Pathak was born in 1922 at Bhavnagar in Gujarat.
She possessed intrinsic acting talents and started acting in plays from childhood.She joined Indian National Theatre at an young age.While studying at Mumbai University she actively participated in student activities and associated with theatre also.
In 1948 she acted in a Gujarati film 'Kariyawar' but returned to theatre.
She came back  to cinema field after two decades,  in 1966 with the film 'Uski Kahani' and received Bengal Journalist's Association Award for it.
In 1969  her three films released which were 'Satyakam,Saat Hindustani and The Guru'.
In 70's the audience liked her loving and caring mother or peace loving Grandmother roles in several films like 'Kinara,Mausam,Kitaab,Chitchor,Bhumika'and many more.
In Gulzar's 'Koshish'(72) she acted as 'Durga' who is 'Aarti's(Jayabhaduri) mother.
In the film 'Chit Chor'(76) her role as Mrs.P.Choudhary, the loving,caring yet selfish  mother of innocent Geeta P.Choudhary is unforgettable.
In the Shyam Benegal's Bhumika she presented fantastic acting skill.
In 1979  she portrayed 'Kamala Srivastava'  who sportingly plays mother to Amol Palekar in the film 'Gol Maal'.The film was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
A contrast to this role was in 'Khubsurat'(80) in which she portrayed a disciplinarian character again which was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Her best performances in films like 'Mirch Masala,Tamas and Ijaazat' were critically acclaimed.
She also appeared in  TV serials like 'Malgudi Days' and acted in noted Gujarati movies like 'Bhavni Bhavai' 'Moti Ba' etc.
She died on 11Oct 2002 In Bandra, Mumbai.
Selected Filmography
Uski Kahani
Satyakam
Saat Hindustani
Koshish
Aap Ki Kasam
Charitraheen
Anari
Chitchor
Paheli
Kitaab
Kinara
Dream Girl
Anurodh
Aadmi Sadak Ka
Badalte Rishtey
Chakravyuha
Gol Maal
Ahsaas
Solva Sawan
Khandaan
Khubsurat
Naram Garam
Biwi O Biwi
Aapas Ki Baat
Umrao Jaan
Sharda
Dil E Nadaan
Prem Rog
Sasural
Holi
Balidaan
Sur Sangam
Karamdaata
Naache Mayuri
Mirch Masala
Mera Yaar
Ijaazat
Aulad
Yateem
Aaina
Sanam Bewafa
Saudagar
Subse Bada Khiladi
Kartoos
Champion
Lajja
Devdas
Pinjar










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