Mukta Barve (mʊkt̪aː bərʋeː; born 17 May 1979; Marathi: ) is an Indian television, film and theatre actress and a producer. One of the most popular Marathi celebrities, she has established a career in Marathi films. She is a recipient of six Maharashtra State Film Awards one for Best Debut and other five for Best Actress in different plays and films. In 1999, she made her debut to Marathi television with the show Ghadlay Bighadlay. She made her debut to Marathi theatre with Aamhala Vegle Vhayache (2001), a Marathi play. In 2002, she debuted into Marathi films with Chakwa . Her work was appreciated in the films Thang (2006), Maati Maay (2007), Sawar Re (2007), Saas Bahu Aur Sensex (2008), Sumbaran (2009) and Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad (2009). The 2009 film, Jogwa became a turning point in her career, giving her back to back hit films: Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai (2010), Aaghaat (2009), Badam Rani Gulam Chor (2012), Lagna Pahave Karun (2013), Mangalashtak Once More (2013), Double Seat (2015) and Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2 (2015). The shows Agnihotra (2009-2010) and Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta (2012) are an important part of her television career. In her theatre career, Final Draft (2005), Dehbhaan (2005), Kabaddi Kabaddi (2008) and Chhapa Kata (2013) are some of her famous plays. In 2015, she became a part of three successful films which include Highway, Double Seat and Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2. In 2016, she appeared in two Marathi films YZ and Ganvesh. Barve also owns a production house named Rasika Productions under which she has produced the plays: Chhapa Kata, Lovebirds (2015) and Indira (2015), a theatre based poetry programme, Rang Nava in which she presents some poetries of her own and some of others. Currently, she is acting and producing a play named CodeMantra (2016) under the banner of Rasika Productions.
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