Uttara Baokar is an Indian stage, film and television actress. She acted in several notable plays like Padmavati in Mukyhamantri, the Mena in Mena Gurjari, the Desdemona in Shakespeares Othello, the mother in playwright Girish Karnads Tughlaq, the nautch girl in Chhote Saiyad Bade Saiyad, the lead role of Umrao in Umrao Jaan. In 1978, she also directed, Jaywant Dalvis play Sandhya Chhaya, in Hindi translation by Kusum Kumar.In 1984, She won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Indias National Academy for Acting (Hindi theatre). She has also appeared in Marathi films like, Doghi (1995) with Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Renuka Daftardar, Uttarayan (2005), Shevri (2006) & Restaurant (2006) with Sonali Kulkarani.
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