Ashwini Bhave

Profession: Actress , Choreography, Supporting Actress
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  • Also Know as :- Ashwini Bhave
  • Profession:- Actress , Choreography, Supporting Actress
  • Gender :- female
  • Birthdate:- 07 May 1972
  • Status:- Married
  • Debut Year:- 1986
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Indian Film History

Raj Kapoor’s Heena made Ashwini Bhave a star overnight It was Rishi Kapoor who recommended Ashwini Bhave's name for the film Heena to Raj Kapoor. Readers would wonder how did Rishi Kapoor come to know about Marathi actress Ashwini Bhave? Well, few are aware that Heena is not Ashwini Bhave's first film because before Heena she was signed by filmmaker Surendra Mohan who was making Honeymoon with Rishi Kapoor but the film got delayed and Heena released first hence Heena got the credit of introducing Ashwini Bhave. When Raj Kapoor began Heena he wanted a Pakistani girl and a Maharashtrian actress as the film depicted Hindu Muslim unity and had a message of secularism. Since Rishi Kapoor was playing the hero in Heena hence he told his father (Raj Kapoor) about Ashwini Bhave with whom he was shooting in Honeymoon. When Raj Kapoor saw Ashwini Bhave he was impressed by her good looks but when he took her screen test he was overwhelmed by her histrionics. Thus Ashwini Bhave was signed and rest as they say is history. Heena was huge hit and was selected for 64th Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The film made Ashwini Bhave a star overnight.

Ashwini Bhave started her career with Marathi Drama Since her school days Ashwini Bhave was interested in dramas. When she joined college she made her debut on Marathi theatre as a profession artist with the play Marathi stage play ‘Gaganbhedi’ and toured many parts of the world, with the group. Later she did many plays like drama Purush, Lagnachi Bedi etc. She won Maharashtra State Govt Award as Best Actress for act in the play Purush.

Ashwini Bhave and Kishore Bopardikar are happily married Ashwini Bhave married Kishore Bopardikar, a software engineer and is settled at San Francisco, California. Francisco, USA. Kishore Bopardikar works as an IT specialist in San Francisco, while her children have grown up. Hence with the support of her husband she has stated a film production company in India and making quality Marathi films.

Ashwini Bhave created sensation in Marathi cinema After theatre, Ashwini Bhave made her debut in the world of acting through the science-fiction Hindi television show, Antariksh on Doordarshan. Later Ashwini Bhave created ripples in Marathi cinema in the late 80’s with her debut Marathi film Shabbas Sunbai (1989). Just as Hema Malini created sensation in Bollywood in the 70’s similarly Ashwini Bhave made box office tinkle with all her films doing roaring business. Films like Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1989), Kalat Nakalat (1989), Dhadakebaaz (1990), Ahuti (1994) etc. She worked with top Marathi legends like Nilu Phule, Ashok Saraf, Laxmikant Berde, Vikram Gokhale , Mohan Agashe, Ramesh Bhatkar, Sachin Khedekar, Nana Patekar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar etc. For the film Ahuti (1994) she won Maharashtra State Govt Award as Best Actress. Ashwini Bhave was introduced in Bollywood by Raj Kapoor Ashwini Bhave was discovered by Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor in his hit film Heena. She played heroine opposite Rishi Kapoor. The film was hit and opened doors for her in Hindi cinema. She worked with Bollywood doyen Yash Chopra’s Parampara, T-Series Monarch Gulshan Kumar Meera Ka Mohan (with Avinash Wadhawan), Sainik (With Akshay Kumar), Bandhan (With Salman Khan), Yugpurush (With Jackie Sharoof and Nana Patekar) etc. In a bid to archive success, Ashwini Bhave even did seductive scenes and wore glamorous attire in commercial films like Cheetah (With Mithun Chakraborty film), Honeymoon (With Rishi Kapoor), Ekka Raja Rani (with Govinda), etc. but failed. Few are aware that Ashwini Bhave also acted with Bollywood legend Om Puri and Irrfan Khan in the Hindi remake of her Marathi drama Purush. The Hindi version was also titled Purush but unlike the Marathi drama, which created multiple records, the Hindi film failed to attract film audience. Since none of her film was hit hence disappointed Ashwini Bhave quit Bollywood. Ashwini Bhave even tried to win success in South films Hungry for success Ashwini Bhave even did South film like she starred in a Kannada film called Vishnu-Vijaya, in 1993 and Rangena Halliyage Rangada Rangegowda, in 1997. Ashwini Bhave made a comeback as film producer While at USA Ashwini Bhave did a 4 yrs degree course in ‘Motion Film and Television’ from California University in 2002. As part of her course she made a documentary film on Maharashtra’s famous traditional Warli Art named Warali Art & Culture. It won her fame at US and her film was shown in MIFF (Mumbai International Film Festival) 2002. This gave her confidence and when she heard the script of Kadachit from Chandrakant Kulkarni, famous Marathi drama and film director - writer, she decided to produce the film. Her other Marathi film on come back are Aajcha Divas Majha (2013), Manjha (2017), Dhyanimani (2017) etc

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