Alka Kaushal

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Alka Kaushal
Born
Alka Badola

Delhi, India
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Producer
Years active1994–present
Known forQueen
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Qubool Hai
Kumkum
Spouse(s)Ravi G. Kaushal
ChildrenShhambhavi Kaushal (daughter)
FamilyVishwa Mohan Badola (father)
Varun Badola (brother)
Kalindi Badola (sister)
Rajeshwari Sachdev (sister-in-law)

Alka Kaushal (born Badola, Hindi: अल्का कौशल) is an Indian actress and producer, known for her work in Marathi cinema. She is also popular for her roles in TV shows such as Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan and Qubool Hai.[1][2][3] She has played supportive roles in numerous Hindi TV serials, mainly negative characters or vamps.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Kaushal is the eldest of three children born to stage artist Vishwa Mohan S. Badola and Susheela Badola. She had attended the National School of Drama Repertory in her hometown Delhi, and later moved to Mumbai to pursue a career on Indian television. She is married to TV producer and director, Ravi G. Kaushal; the couple have started their own production house, Mangalam Arts.

In 2017, the actress and her mother were sent for two years to Sangrur district jail after the Sangrur (Punjab) court upheld the two-year jail term given to the television actress and her mother in a cheque-bounce case by a lower court. Alka and her mother had borrowed Rs.50 lakh from farmer Avtar Singh, to make a serial and gave him two cheques of Rs 25 lakh each which bounced and so he moved a local court in Malerkotla in 2015, which sentenced the two to two years' imprisonment.[5]

Acting career[edit]

She made her television debut with Ramesh Sippy's Gathaand and later acted in Tum Pukar Lo, Manzilein Apni Apni and Prratima. Kaushal has worked in serials like Faasle, 9 Malabar Hill, Sansar, Kartavya and Kammal. She is also seen in Zee TV's serial Qubool Hai. She was out of Qubool Hai for six months. She has acted in Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur as Parvati Gadodia and Tarkeshwari Singh/Tharka Bua on Sarojini. In July and November 2020, She played Sita Choudhary in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Tara Bai in Colors TV's Barrister Babu.

Since December 2020, she is playing Devi Sabherwal in Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani.

Filmography[edit]

As actress:

Television[edit]

Year Show Role
Naya Daur
Gaatha
Akbar the Great
Tum Pukar Lo
Faasle
9 Malabar Hill
Sansar
Kartavya
2002–2007 Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Sukanya Wadhwa
2002–2003 Kammal
2004–2005 Prratima Asha Dharmesh Thakur
2009–2010 Jyoti Choti Maa
2011–2012 Don't Worry Chachu
2012–2015 Qubool Hai Razia Gafoor Ahmed Siddiqui
2014 Hamari Sister Didi Mrs. Kapoor
2015–2016 Swaragini Parvati Deendayal Gadodia
2016 Sarojini Tarkeshwari Singh
2017 Santoshi Maa Kranti Maa
2018 Woh Apna Sa Ambika Khanna
2019 Bahu Begum Ghazala Mirza
Shaadi Ke Siyape Fancy
2020 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Sita Choudhury
Nazar 2 Narmada Choudhary
Barrister Babu Tara Bai
2020–2021 Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani Devi Sabherwal

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Queen Mrs. Mehra
2015 Dharam Sankat Mein Dharam Pal's wife
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan as Kareena Kapoor's Mother
2018 Veere Di Wedding as Mrs. Santosh Bhandari
2018 Soorma as Tapsee mother
2018 Badhaai Ho as Ayushmann Khurrana's Aunt (Gudan bhua)

As producer[edit]

  • Meet Mila De Rabba
  • Kho Gayi Manzilein… Kho Gayi
  • Naya Daur
  • Saturday Suspense
  • Thriller @ 10

References[edit]

  1. Harneet Singh (20 November 2002). "Kumkum's Sukanya bua is in town ... and so is Shanti's Ayesha". he Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  2. "Alka Kaushal, Shubhangi Gokhale & Rajendra Chawla in DJ's A Creative Unit's show". The Times of India. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. Ano Patel (27 April 2013). "The new showstealers". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. "Characters of vamps are very interesting, says Alka Kaushal". The Times of India. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  5. "Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor Alka Kaushal and her mom sent to jail for two years". hindustantimes.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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