Born: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ratna Pathak (born 18 March 1957) is an Indian actress & director best known for her work in theatre, television and Bollywood films. Her numerous work in theatre includes a series of plays in both English and Hindi. She rose to prominence when she appeared in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar in the 1980s.However, she is most known for her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai in the critically acclaimed Sarabhai vs Sarabhai TV serial. She also portrayed supporting roles in movies including Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Golmaal 3, Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu, Khoobsurat, Kapoor and Sons and Lipstick Under My Burkha. She married acclaimed theatre and bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah in 1982.
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