End of an era of Marathi and Hindi cinema – Sulbha Deshpande dies at 79

Sulbha Deshpande
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End of an era of Marathi and Hindi cinema with death of Sulbha Deshpande.

In Hindi, the films to be remembered,in which she appeared included “Bhumika” (1977), “Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan” (1978) and “Gaman” (1978).

In recent years, Sridevi return and starer in Gauri Shinde-directed “English-Vinglish”.

She was associated with “Rangayan”, a pioneering Marathi experimental theatre group, alongwith Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta, and Satyadev Dubey. In 1971 she co-founded with his husband the theatre group `Awishkar’ .

We lost a very strong charecter actress and theater personality of India



Sulabha (or Sulbha) Deshpande (Marathi: सुलभा देशपांडे; 1937 – 4 June 2016) was an acclaimed Indian film, theatre and television actress and theatre director. Apart from Marathi theatre as well as Hindi theatre in Mumbai, she has acted in over 73 movies mainstream Bollywood as well as art house cinema, like Bhumika (1977), Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978) and Gaman (1978) as a character actor, apart from numerous TV series and plays.

A leading figure in experimental theatre movement of the 1960s, she was associated with Rangayan, and personalities like Vijay Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta, and Satyadev Dubey. In 1971 she co-founded, theatre group, Awishkar with her husband Arvind Deshpande, and also started its children’s wing, Chandrashala, which continues to perform professional children theatre.
In recent years she acted in serials like Jee Ley Zara, Ek Packet Umeed and films like English Vinglish.

As actor
Year Title Role Language
1971 Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe Leela Benare Marathi
1974 Jadu Ka Shankh Hindi
1975 Zindagi Aur Toofan Hindi
1977 Jait Re Jait Marathi
1977 Bhumika Shanta Hindi
1978 Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan Hindi
1978 Kondura Kanthamma Hindi / Telugu
1978 Gaman Vasu’s mother Hindi
1980 Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai Albert’s mother Hindi
1982 Vijeta Hindi
1982 Bheegi Palkein Janki Kishan Acharya Hindi
1987 Ijaazat Parvati Hindi
1990 Ghar Ho To Aisa Dipti Naval’s Mother Hindi
1991 Chaukat Raja Nandu’s mother Marathi
1997 Virasat Bali’s mother Hindi
2001 Daughters of This Century Hemlata Hindi
2009 Vihir Bau Aaji Marathi
2010 Haapus Marathi
2011 Mala Aai Vhhaychy! Marathi
2012 English Vinglish Mrs. Godbole Hindi
2013 Investment Aai Marathi
As director
Year Title Language Notes
1978 Raja Rani Ko Chahiye Pasina Hindi Children’s film

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