Mukta Barve Born Pune, India Occupation Film, Theatre and Television Actor Years active 2000–present Website http://www.muktabarve.com
Early life and education
Mukta was born in Pune, Maharashtra. She performed in her first play Ghar tighāncha hava when she was in high school. She graduated from Pune University majoring in theatre, and joined the Dramatics program at Lalit Kala Kendra (Institute for Fine Arts), Pune. She then moved to Mumbai to focus completely on her acting career.
Mukta started out by working in several TV serials such as Abhāḷamāyā, Gangādhar Tipre, Buwā Ale and Chitta chor. After starring in several plays such as Hum To Tere Ashique Hai and Final Draft, Mukta won critical acclaim for her portrayal of a Kabaddi sport enthusiast in the theatre production Kabaddi-Kabaddi, for which she won the 2007 Zee award for best actress in a commercial play.
Mukta made her film debut with the 2004 Marathi film Chakwa, and followed it with several productions including Thang, Maati Maay, Saavar Re and Ashok Saraf's directorial debut Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad.
In 2009, Mukta acted in the National Award winning film Jogwa, dealing with religion in rural India. Mukta played Suli, a Jogtin, a happy and innocent girl who is forced into a lifetime of servitude to the local deity, who enters a relationship with Tayappa, a forced eunuch portrayed by Upendra Limaye. To prepare for the role, Mukta studied the life of a Jogtini through photographs and by observing day-to-day rural behavior. Mukta also starred in the 2010 romantic film Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai in the role of a savvy Mumbai-based fashion designer, alongside Swapnil Joshi. In December 2010, she also appeared on the TV show Khupte tithe Gupte, which is hosted by Marathi singer & Musician Avadhoot Gupte.
Year Title Language Role Notes 2004 Chakwa Marathi Sister 2005 Thang Marathi/English Guest appearance 2006 Blind game Detective 2006 Maati Maay Marathi Yashoda 2007 Saawar Re Marathi Mukta 2008 De Dhakka Marathi Guest appearance 2008 Saas Bahu Aur Sensex Hindi Parimal 2009 Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad Marathi Sulakshana 2009 Pail Te Sumbaraan Marathi Kalyani (Kalli) 2009 Jogwa Marathi Suli State Government award for Best Actress 2010 Thanks Maa Hindi Prostitute 2010 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Marathi Mumbai 2010 Aika Dajiba Marathi 2010 Sumbaran Marathi 2010 Aghaat Marathi Doctor
Title Language TV Channel Role Notes Agnihotra Marathi Zee Marathi Manjula Lajja Marathi Zee Marathi Agnishikha Marathi Kalika Ghadlay Bighadlay Marathi Zee Marathi Various Pimpal Paan Marathi Zee Marathi Buwa aala Marathi Bandhan Marathi Shriyut Gangadhar Tipre Marathi Zee Marathi Aabhalmaya Marathi Zee Marathi Indradhanushya Marathi Me Ek Bandu Marathi Amhi marathi pora hushar Marathi Anchor Game Show
- Kabbadi Kabbadi (2008)
- Hum to Tere Ashiq Hai (2006)
- Final Draft (2005)
- Dehbhaan (2005)
- Amhala Vegle Vhyache (2001)
- Won the ‘Best Actress‘ PIFF Award [Pune International Film Festival, Pune, India](2011) for film ‘Aghat’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress‘ MIFTA Award [Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards](2010) for film ‘Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai’.
- Won the ‘‘Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi’ for year 2009, in the field of theatre.
- Won the ‘Best Actress of the year ‘State Govt. of Maharashtra’ award’ for film ‘Jogwa’ (2008-09).
- Won the ‘Best Actress in Commercial Play’ of the year, State Govt. of Maharashtra award (2006-07) for Play ‘Kabaddi-Kabaddi’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress in Commercial Play’ of the year, Maharashtra Times Award (2006-07) for Play ‘Kabaddi-Kabaddi’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress in Commercial Play’ of the year, Zee Award (2006-07) for Play ‘Kabaddi-Kabaddi’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress in Commercial Play’ of the year, Maharashtra Times Award (2005-06) for Play ‘Final Draft’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress in Commercial Play’ of the year, Zee Award (2005-06) for Play ‘Final Draft’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress in Commercial Play’ of the year, State Govt. of Maharashtra award (2004-05) for Play ‘Hum to tere Ashiq Hai’.
- Won the ‘Best Actress in the Experimental Theatre’ of the year ’Alpha Gaurav Award’ presented by ‘Zee Television’ for the role in ‘Final Draft’. (2004-05).
- Won the ‘Most promising Newcomer in the films’ of the year ‘State Govt. of Maharashtra’ award’ for film ‘Chakwa’ (2004-05).
- Won the Best Supporting Actress of the year ’Alpha Gaurav Award’ presented by ‘Zee Television’ for the role in ‘Dehbhaan’ (2002-03).
- Won the Most Promising Newcomer of the year ‘Alpha Gaurav Award’ presented by ‘Zee Television’ (2002-03).
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- ^ "A New stage for Kabaddi". The Times of Mulund-Powai. December 16, 2007. http://www.mumbaipluses.com/mulundpowaiplus/index.aspx?page=article§id=6&contentid=2007121620071214171149750bd93fa9a§xslt=&comments=true. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- ^ "Marathi Actress Mukta Barve's awards". Marathi Movie World. http://www.marathimovieworld.com/artistprofile/mukta-barve-award.php. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- ^ Nivas, Namita (Jan 16, 2009). "In the limelight". Screen India. http://www.screenindia.com/news/in-the-limelight/410231/. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- ^ Nivas, Namita (October 2, 2009). "Bold Attempt: Jogwa". Screen India. http://www.screenindia.com/news/bold-attempt-jogwa/522836/. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
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