Uttara Baokar

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Uttara Baokar
Director, Unni Vijayan Producer Prince Thampi at the presentation of film " Lesson in Forgetting", at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2012), in Panaji, Goa on November 25, 2012.jpg
Baokar (right) at IFFI 2012
Years active1968–present

Uttara Baokar is an Indian stage, film and television actress. She acted in several notable plays, like as Padmavati in Mukyhamantri, Mena in Mena Gurjari, Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello, the mother in playwright Girish Karnad's Tughlaq, the nautch girl in Chhote Saiyad Bade Saiyad and the lead role of Umrao in Umrao Jaan.[1] In 1978, she also directed Jaywant Dalvi's play Sandhya Chhaya, in Hindi translation by Kusum Kumar.[2]

In 1984, she won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, India's National Academy for Acting (Hindi theatre).[3] She has also appeared in Marathi films like Doghi (1995) with Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Renuka Daftardar, Uttarayan (2005), Shevri (2006) and Restaurant (2006), with Sonali Kulkarni.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Uttara studied acting at National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, under Ebrahim Alkazi,[5] graduating in 1968.[6]




  1. "Of days that were..." The Hindu. 30 June 2005. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012.
  2. "Those lonely sunset days". The Hindu. 23 April 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  4. "Marathi cinema gets the sensitive and intelligent film-lover". The Economic Times. 3 May 2008.
  5. "Theatre is revelation". The Hindu. 24 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008.
  6. "Alumni List For The Year 1968". National School of Drama Official website.
  7. K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-1-136-77284-9. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  8. Filmography


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