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
Sad to hear about Sulabha Deshpande. Will always be remembered for her immense Contribution to Marathi theatre & Hindi Cinema. #RIP
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 4, 2016
— NDTV (@ndtv) June 4, 2016
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.
|1971||Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe||Leela Benare||Marathi|
|1974||Jadu Ka Shankh||Hindi|
|1975||Zindagi Aur Toofan||Hindi|
|1977||Jait Re Jait||Marathi|
|1978||Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan||Hindi|
|1978||Kondura||Kanthamma||Hindi / Telugu|
|1980||Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai||Albert’s mother||Hindi|
|1982||Bheegi Palkein||Janki Kishan Acharya||Hindi|
|1990||Ghar Ho To Aisa||Dipti Naval’s Mother||Hindi|
|1991||Chaukat Raja||Nandu’s mother||Marathi|
|2001||Daughters of This Century||Hemlata||Hindi|
|2011||Mala Aai Vhhaychy!||Marathi|
|2012||English Vinglish||Mrs. Godbole||Hindi|
|1978||Raja Rani Ko Chahiye Pasina||Hindi||Children’s film|