Bharati Achrekar is a veteran Indian theatre, film, and television actress. She is famous for playing the role of Mrs. Wagle in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Wagle ki Duniya’ (1988) aired on DD National.
Bharati Achrekar was born on Tuesday, 15 October 1957 (age 63 years; as of 2020) in Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She did her schooling at Hujurpaga School Pune. Later, she graduated in Hindustani Classical Music from SNDT College, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Amar Verma, was a Hindi-Urdu writer and poet. Her mother, Manik Verma, was the famous Indian classical singer and Padam Shri awardee. Bharati has three sisters, Rani Varma (singer), Aruna Jayprakash, and Vandana Gupte (actress).
Relationships, Husband & Children
Bharati Achrekar’s husband passed away in 1984, and the couple has one son.
At the age of 17, she debuted as a theatre artist in a musical theatre play ‘Dhanya Te Gayani Kala’ in which she played the role of Tansen’s daughter. Later, she appeared in various Marathi theatre plays and worked with various renowned Indian theatre artists.
She has acted in various Hindi TV serials like ‘Aa Bail Muje Maar’ (1987), ‘Kachchi Dhoop’ (1987), ‘Wagle ki Duniya’ (1988), ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ (2015), and ‘Wagle Ki Duniya– Nayi Peedhi Naye Kissey’ (2021).
She has appeared in many Hindi films like ‘Apne Paraye’ (1980), ‘Sanjog’ (1985), ‘Chameli Ki Shaadi’ (1986), ‘Eshwar’ (1989), and ‘Coolie No. 1’ (2020). She lent her voice for the role of Mrs. Deshpande (Ila’s neighbour) in the popular Hindi film ‘The Lunchbox’ (2013).
Bharati has acted in a few English films like ‘Little John’ (2001) and ‘Flavors’ (2003).
She has also appeared in many Marathi films including ‘Divasen Divas’ (2006), ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ (2004), ‘Valu’ (2008), and ‘FU: Friendship Unlimited’ (2017).
- During an interview, while talking about working as a TV producer, she said,
I was the first person in 1972 to join TV as a producer. I did several cultural shows and every time some artiste passed away I would be called to put together an obituary celebrating the life and time of that artiste. It was a very exciting time but at the end of it was a Government job and there were many limitations. I had once again started to get acting offers and I decided to quit the job.”
- She loves cooking, travelling, and watching TV serials in her leisure time.
- She is a trained singer and has performed in the musical theatre play ‘Gaa Re Maa.’
- In an interview, she talked about the biggest strength in her life, she said,
My parents were my major driving force for the freedom they gave us. They allowed us to bloom. My mother though was the wind beneath my wings. My biggest regret and hers as well, was the fact that I didn’t become a singer. I was a natural singer and my mother was very keen that I follow her footsteps. In fact the last thing she said to me when she died was that she deeply regretted the fact that I didn’t take to singing.”
- Bharati has featured in various TV commercials like Okra Parachute Cooking Oil, Monaco, Nirma washing powder, and Reliance life insurance policy.
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