Rohini Hattangadi

Rohini Hattangadi Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

11 / April / 1955


69 Years



Rohini Hattangadi, a renowned Indian actress, has made a significant impact in Marathi cinema, showcasing her talent in numerous films. However, she gained international acclaim for her exceptional portrayal of Kasturba Gandhi in the movie ‘Gandhi.’ Her brilliant performance earned her the prestigious BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the sole Indian actress to achieve this remarkable feat.

Rohini Hattangadi Age, Children, Family, Biography & More

Born on April 11, 1955, Rohini Hattangadi is a versatile Indian actress who has left her mark in various regional cinema industries. Her exceptional talent shines through in Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Gujarati films, as well as in Marathi soap operas and theatre.

Family & Personal Life

Rohini Hattangadi, born on April 11, 1951, in Pune, Maharashtra, India, was raised in a family with a strong connection to the world of theatre. Her father, Anant Oak, being a theatre artist, played a significant role in inspiring her to pursue a career in the same field. After completing her education at Renuka Swaroop Memorial Girls High School in Pune in 1966, she followed her passion and joined the esteemed National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1971.

It was during her time at NSD that she crossed paths with Jayadev Hattangadi, who was also a part of her batch. Together, they founded a Marathi theatre group called Awishkar in 1971. This initiative has since thrived and has become a prolific platform, producing over 150 plays. Awishkar has played a crucial role in nurturing the talents of numerous aspiring actors, directors, and technicians, helping them refine their skills and make their mark in the world of theatre.

Jayadev Hattangadi Rohini Hattangadi Husband

Jayadev Hattangadi Rohini Hattangadi Husband

Aseem Hattangady Rohini Hattangadi Son

Aseem Hattangady Rohini Hattangadi Son

Rohini Hattangadi Family Pics

Rohini Hattangadi Family Pics

Early Life

Despite the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) being located in her hometown Pune, Rohini chose not to join it. Her primary interest lay in theatre, and she did not have immediate plans to venture into cinema. Her main aspiration was to become a skilled and accomplished actor, focusing on honing her craft in the world of theatre.



Rohini Hattangadi embarked on her career in the world of acting through Marathi stage productions. While she was still studying at the National School of Drama (NSD) in Mumbai, she, along with Jayadev, initiated a Marathi theatre group named “Awishkar” in the city. Over time, “Awishkar” became a prominent platform, staging an impressive repertoire of more than 150 plays.


In addition to these films, she was also part of Rabindra Dharmaraj’s drama “Chakra” in 1981. However, it’s worth mentioning that her roles in these films were relatively minor at that time. Despite playing supporting characters, her talent was evident, and she would soon go on to leave a lasting impact with more significant roles in the years to come.

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Title Roles Year
Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan Shilpa 1978
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai Vivek’s wife 1980
Chakra Laxmi 1981
Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi 1982
Arth Pooja’s Maid 1982
Saaransh Parvati Pradhan 1984
Bhavna Shobha 1984
Party Mohini Barve 1984
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! Defense lawyer 1984
Aghaat Mrs. Ali 1985
Surya   1986
Achuvettante Veedu Rukmini Kunjamma 1987
Pratighaat Durga 1987
Jalwa Sree Baby 1987
Shahenshah Shanti (Vijay’s mother) 1988
Hero Hiralal Roopa’s step-mom 1988
Akarshan Didi 1988
Billoo Badshah Billu’s mother 1989
Ladaai Mrs. Shanti Sharma 1989
ChaalBaaz Amba 1989
Agneepath Suhasini Chauhan 1990
Siva Prakash’s Mother 1990
Ek Ghar   1991
Mane 1991
Sitaramayyagari Manavaralu Janakamma, wife of Sitarammayya 1991
Raatri Mother of Manisha Sharma 1992
Damini Mrs. Sumitra Gupta 1993
Teerpu Parvathi 1994
Bhale Pellam   1994
Top Hero Amma 1995
Agnidevan Aniyankuttan’s Grand mother 1995
Little Soldiers Rajeswari Devi 1996
Ghatak Savitri 1996
Tunnu Ki Tina Tunnu’s mother 1997
Pukar Mrs. Mallapa (Pooja’s mother) 2000
Lajja Mrs. Hazarilal 2001
Avgat Ramya’s mother 2001
Badhaai Ho Badhaai Rosy D’Souza 2002
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Parvati Sharma 2003
Vasool Raja M.B.B.S. Kasturi Venkataraman 2004
Karzzzz Shanta Prasad Verma 2008
Ganesh Just Ganesh Divya’s aunt 2009
Shirdi Sai Ganga Bai 2012
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Bondam/Bamma 2013
Ramayya Vasthavayya Baby 2013
David Malati Tai 2013
Premachi Goshta Ram’s Mother 2013
Veeram Koppenrundevi 2014
Mango Dreams Padma 2015
Brahmotsavam Mahalakshmi’s stepmother 2016
Chal Mohan Ranga   2018
Oxygen   2018
Chitralahari Judge 2019
Kolaiyuthir Kaalam   2019
Once More   2019
Jalsa Rukmini 2022
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan Gundamaneni Pushpanjali 2023
Baipan Bhaari Deva Jaya 2023


Rohini Hattangadi’s versatility as an actress extended beyond the realm of cinema and stage. She also left a mark in the television industry with various notable performances. Some of her memorable television roles include:

Title Roles Year
Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai   1997-1999
Mahayagya Vimla 1998
Muskaan Rahul’s mother 1999
Char Divas Sasuche Ashalata 2001–2013
Vahinisaheb   2007-2009
Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann Gayatri 2009
Maayke Se Bandhi Dor Lata 2011
Chhal — Sheh Aur Maat   2012
Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi Bhagirathi 2013-2016
Tuza Maza Breakup Aaji 2017-2018
Doctor Don Snehlata 2020-2021
Sukhi Mansacha Sadara Hansa 2020-2021
Moti Baa Ni Nani Vahu Kaki Baa 2021
Yashoda – Goshta Shyamchya Aaichi Rukmini Parchure 2023-present


Award Work Year
BAFTA Awards Gandhi 1983
National Film Awards Party 1984
Filmfare Awards Arth 1984
Saaransh 1985
Bhavna 1985
Agneepath 1991
Screen Awards Pukar 2001

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Pune Maharashtra
Children Son: Aseem Hattangadi
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt n Pepper
Height In CM 163 CM
Height In Meter 1.63 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Anant Oak
Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Actress
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Jayadev Hattangadi
Weight 68 Kg
150 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Aries


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