Ratna Pathak is an Indian actress, who is famous for her role of Maya Sarabhai in TV series ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’. She is the wife of the legendary actor, Naseeruddin Shah.
Born on March 18, 1957, Ratna Pathak starred in hit movies such as ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’, ‘Golmaal 3’, ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’. He worked with stars like Imran Khan, Fawad Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar. She is an actress with pleasing personality and good acting skills.
Ratna Pathak : Early Life and Personal Details
Ratna Pathak was born in Mumbai to Late Baldev Pathak and Late Dina Pathak. She grew up in Mumbai with her younger sister, Supriya Pathak and attended J.B. Vachha High School. After that, she went to the National School of Drama in Delhi to learn acting.
Caption: Ratna Pathak with her husband Naseeruddin Shah
The talented and beautiful Pathak is 5 feet 4 inches tall with gray hair and dark brown eyes. She shares Pisces as Zodiac sign and practices Hindu culture and tradition. Besides acting, her hobby is to read books of different genre.
In the year of 1982, Pathak tied the knot with veteran actor, Naseeruddin Shah. Now, she is the mother to two sons and one daughter.
Caption: Ratna Pathak as Maya Sarabhai in ‘Sarabhi vs Sarabhai’
Ratna Pathak : Career
At first, she had no plans of entering the acting industry. Eventually, she made her acting debut in the 1983 movie ‘Mandi’ alongside Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah. She was successful to leave her mark in her first appearance.
Further, she worked in successful movies such as ‘Mirch Masala’ and ‘The Perfect Murder’. In latter days, she worked is hit movies like ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’, ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’. Generally, she appeared in supporting roles.
Caption: Ratna Pathak with Swara Bhaskar in ‘Nil Battey Sannata’
Besides movies, Pathak is famous for her performance as Maya Sarabhai in the renowned Indian sitcom, ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’. Although, the series was closed in its first release, it gained a cult following after reruns. The character of Maya is still famous among television viewers.
When it comes to work in movies, she is very choosy and hates playing stereotypical roles. This may be the reason for which, she has done very few movies in her career.
Ratna Pathak : Awards
In her long career, she has given many wonderful performances and received much appreciation. In 2005, she won Indian Telly Awards for Best Actress in a Comic Role for ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’. Next, she received Best Achievement in Acting Award for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ at the 2017 Ottawa Indian Film Award.
Caption: Ratna Pathak
Ratna Pathak : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Along with her husband, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak has an estimated net worth of $50 Million. She made her assets from movie, television and commercial. She has endorsed several brands such as Amul and Induslnd bank.