Dina Pathak

  • Birthday: 04. March 1922
  • Birthplace: Amreli, Gujarat, India

Biography

Dina Pathak (née Gandhi; 4 March 1922 – 11 October 2002) was a veteran actor and director of Gujarati theatre and also a film actor. She also was an activist and remained the President of the 'National Federation of Indian Women' (NIFW).

A doyenne of Hindi and Gujarati films as well as theatre, Dina Pathak acted in over 120 films in a career spanning over six decades. Her production Mena Gurjari in Bhavai folk theatre style, ran successfully for many years, and is now a part of its repertoire.

She is best known for her memorable roles in the Hindi films Gol Maal and Khubsoorat. She was a favourite of the Art Cinema in India where she played powerful roles in films like Koshish, Umrao Jaan, Mirch Masala and Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!.

Her notable Gujarati films were Moti Ba, Malela Jeev, and Bhavni Bhavai while her well-known plays include Dinglegar, Doll's House, Vijan Sheni and Girish Karnad's Hayavadana, directed by Satyadev Dubey.


Movies

1993 - Aaina - 1993
Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
1974 - Aap Ki Kasam
1975 - Anari - 1975
1986 - Angaaray
1985 - Ankahee
Antarnaad
1977 - Anurodh
1982 - Arth
1978 - Badalte Rishtey
1982 - Bheegi Palkein
1978 - Bhookh
1977 - Bhumika
1974 - Charitraheen
1976 - Chitchor
1979 - Do Ladke Dono Kadke
1977 - Dream Girl
1994 - Eena Meena Deeka
1986 - Ek Chadar Maili Si
1977 - Gharaonda
1979 - Gol Maal
Haathon Ki Lakeeren
1984 - Holi
Hum Intezaar Karenge
1988 - Ijaazat
1971 - Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli
1979 - Jeena Yahan
1985 - Jhoothi
1979 - Khandaan
Khilaaf
1980 - Khubsoorat
1977 - Kinara
1977 - Kitaab
1972 - Koshish
1976 - Lagaaam
1982 - Lakshmi
1975 - Mausam
1979 - Meera
1988 - Mohabbat Ke Dushman
1984 - Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!
1986 - Naache Mayuri
1981 - Naram Garam
1977 - Paheli
1993 - Phool
1969 - Saat Hindustani
1969 - Sara Akash
1984 - Sasural
1969 - Satyakam
1977 - Shankar Hussain
Shart
1979 - Solva Sawan
1969 - The Guru
1980 - The Naxalites
1981 - Umrao Jaan
1992 - Yaad Rakhegi Duniya
1988 - Yateem
1995 - Zakhmi Sipahi