Kanan Kaushal (AKA Kanan Koashal, Indumati Paingankar ) is a Marathi-Hindi actress, most famous for starring in Jai Santoshi Maa (1975). The low-budget film became a huge box office hit and a cultural phenomenon. Although Kaushal gave an earnest, heartfelt performance as Santoshi's devotee, Satyavathi, she didn't get the big offers that she had hoped for. She has acted in number of Marathi films like Pahuni, Bholi Bhabadi, Maan Apmaan, Ekati, Kartiki, Mama Bhache, Chandra Aahe Sakshila, LaxmanRekha, Shraddha. She has also acted in 16 Gujarati films, 4 Bhojpuri films, and 60 Hindi – Marathi films. She belongs to the 'Gomantak Maratha' community and has acted in number of Marathi plays.