Supriya Pathak Kapur (born 7 January 1961) is an Indian actress, born to actress Dina Pathak into an ethnic of Gujarati family, she was one of the famous influential actresses, in Hindi Cinema, during the 1980s and 1990s, receiving two Filmfare Awards.
In the early time of her life, she acted in theatre, before making her debut in 1981 Kalyug, which she won her first Filmfare Awards for Best supporting Actress. Later, rose to prominence and received critical reviews for her role in 1982 Bazaar, which she again won a Filmfare Awards for Best supporting Actress. In 1988, Pathak appeared on a French venture, The Bengali Night, and in the blockbuster Shahenshah. In 1986, she married actor-director Pankaj Kapur. In early 2000s, she acted in the popular comedy series Khichdi (2002-04) and garnered positive reviews for her portrayal of “Hansa Parekh”, and also won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role in 2003 and 2005.
Supriya Pathak is daughter of Dina Pathak, a well known character actress famous for playing mother and grandmother roles during the 1980s and 1990s. Her sister Ratna Pathak is also an actress, who is married to actor Naseeruddin Shah. Supriya is married to actor Pankaj Kapur with whom she has a daughter and a son.
Supriya began her career with the critically acclaimed 1981 film Kalyug which was followed by roles in many more critically acclaimed films such as Vijeta (1982), Bazaar (1982), Masoom (1983) and Mirch Masala (1985). She also had a minor role as Mahatma Gandhi’s niece in the multi-award-winning biopic Gandhi (1982) and starred in the 1988 French film The Bengali Night alongside Hugh Grant and in Raakhopposite Aamir Khan. She’d starred in Tinnu Anand’s Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster Shahenshah (1988 film) as Amitabh’s sister. In the early 1990s, she took a long break from acting in films but appeared in several television series. After an 11-year hiatus from acting, she starred in the 2005 film Sarkar opposite Amitabh Bachchan, following which she also worked in some other films, most recently being the 2009 Ranbir Kapoor – Konkona Sen Sharma starrer Wake Up Sid. She is best known for her role of Hansa Praful Parekh in the TV Series Khichdi. She also played the role of female antagonist, “Umaben Borisagar”, in Sony TV’s Chhanchhan. She also acted in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013). She won the Filmfare Award 2013 for Best Actress in a Supporting role female.
She is currently shooting for Bobby Jasoos and White Lies this 2014.