Seema Pahwa is a popular Indian actor and film director. She is the wife of the famous Indian actor, Manoj Pahwa. She is well-known for playing the role of ‘Badki’ in the popular Hindi TV serial, ‘Hum Log’ (1984).
Seema Pahwa was born on Saturday, 10 February 1962 (age 58 years; as in 2020), in Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. In one of her interviews, she said that she was not much educated, but she never had regret of it. YouTube
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Seema was born in a Hindu family. Wikipedia
Parents & Siblings
Her father passed away when she was too young. Her mother, Saroj Bhargava acted in the shows of All India Radio and Doordarshan Channel. She had one elder brother who died a few years ago, her sister is married, and her younger brother Abhay Bhargava is an actor too. Her brother, Abhay is the father of the Indian television actor, Ankita Bhargava who is married to Karan Patel.
Seema’s nephew, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub is an actor too, and he played the role of Dhanush’s friend in the Hindi film, ‘Raanjhanaa’ (2013).
Relationship, Husband & Children
Seema Bhargava met the famous Indian TV actor, Manoj Pahwa while they were working with the theatre group ‘Sambhav Group.’ Seema and Manoj became friends, and soon, they fell in love with each other. They were roped together in the popular Hindi TV serial, ‘Hum Log’ (1984). On 23 January 1988, the couple tied the knot, and they are blessed with a daughter, Manukriti and a son, Mayank, and both their children are actors too. In 2017, there were rumours that her son got engaged to Shahid Kapoor’s sister, Sanah Kapur. Bollywood Life
Her mother was a stage artist, and Seema used to accompany her in various stage shows. Seema’s mother asked her to audition as an actor for the first time at the age of 5. Seema’s first audition was for the musician and author PL Deshpande. She has also worked as a child artist in various Hindi films.
Later, she started working as a theatre artist with the renowned theatre groups like Sambhav group, LTG, Shri Ram Centre, and National School of Drama’s Repertory Company.
After her marriage, and two children were born, she moved to Mumbai from Delhi along with her family. In an interview, she shared her journey as an actor, she said,
I acted in the Naseeruddin Shah-directed Katha Collage I and Kambakht Bilkul Aurat for Motley theatre group. By the time I grew up, I had worked with all the best directors in Delhi at the time, like B.M. Vyas, B.V. Karanth, Bansi Kaul, Bhanu Bharti and Rajinder Nath. I have done everything from street theatre to Ramleelas to performing at fairs like the famous Nauchandi Mela. There is no better way to shed all hichak (inhibitions) than performing for crowds in open-air spaces. There is chaos, kids howling, people eating chaat, and you have to reach them above the din, and have no clue how they will react.”
She has acted in many Hindi theatre plays like Aadhe Adhure,’ ‘Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai,’ ‘Qaid-e-Hayat,’ and ‘Natsamrat.’
She debuted as an actor in the Hindi TV serial, ‘Hum Log’ (1984) in which she played the role of ‘Badki.’ The show was aired on Doordarshan, and she got immense popularity with this show.
She has acted in many Hindi TV serials like ‘Pehla Pyar’ (1997), ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ (1998), ‘Aandhi’ (2003), ‘Hum Ladkiyan’ (2008), and ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’ (2012).
She debuted as an actor in the Hindi film ‘Sidhhi’ in 1995. Some of her popular Hindi films are ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), ‘Zubeidaa’ (2001), ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ (2012), ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015), ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ (2017), ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ (2017), and ‘Bala’ (2019).
She tried her hands on direction in 2019 in the Hindi film ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi.’ She has started her own theatre group, ‘Kopal’ along with her husband and children. She acted in the Hindi web series ‘Aafat’ in 2019. She has also appeared in a few YouTube videos.
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- Actor: Parambrata Chattopadhyay
- Actress: Konkana Sen Sharma
- Her name before marriage was Seema Bhargava. IMDb
- Her full name is Seema Bhargava Pahwa. Instagram
- From 1960 to 1970, she acted in children’s plays for Akashvani and Doordarshan in which she played roles of a boy also.
- She has lent her voice for ‘Apne Apne Bachhe’ a weekly radio play in the 1970s.
- In one her Instagram’s posts, she shared that in her early days of acting she used to get Rs. 400.
- Her hobbies include cooking, sculpting, and painting.
- The famous Bollywood actress, Bhumi Pednekar shared in an interview that she had to clean Seema’s house for one month as a part of her training for her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015).
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs.