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Mukta Barve

Mukta Barve is an Indian actress, poetess, and theatre artist and producer. She is one of the most popular Marathi celebrities.

Wiki/Biography

Mukta Barve was born on Thursday, 17 May 1979 (age 41 years; as in 2020) in Chinchwad, Pune, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Childhood Picture of Mukta Barve with her Grandmother

Childhood Picture of Mukta Barve with her Grandmother

She did her schooling from Sir Parashurambhau College, Pune. She did her Bachelor of Arts with Drama from Lalit Kala Kendra, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

A Photo from Mukta Barve's College Days

A Photo from Mukta Barve’s College Days

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Mukta Barve

Family & Caste

She belongs to Deshastha Brahmin Family of Maharashtra. [1]Wiktionary Her father, Vasant Barve worked at a telecom company, and her mother, Vijaya Barve was a teacher in a school. She has a brother, Debu Barve who is a painter.

Mukta Barve's Family

Mukta Barve’s Family

Career

Theatre

When she was in class 10, Mukta Barve made her acting debut with the Marathi play “Ghar Tighancha Asava.”

Ghar Tighancha Asava

She went on to play the supporting roles in the Marathi plays, Aamhala Vegle Vhayache (2001) and Dehbhaan (2005). She appeared in a lead role (a student)  for the first time in the Marathi play “Final Draft” (2005). She has acted in various Marathi plays such as Hum To Tere Aashiq Hain (2006), Kabaddi Kabaddi (2008), Chhapa Kata (2013), Lovebirds (2015), and Codemantra (2016).

In Television

Mukta Barve made her Marathi television debut with “Ghadlay Bighadlay” (1998) as ‘Champa.’ She further played small roles in the Marathi TV serials, Pimpalpan (1998), Bandhan (1998), Buwa Aala (1999), Chitta Chor (1999), Me Ek Bandu (1999), Abhalmaya (1999), Shriyut Gangadhar Tipre (2001), and Indradhanush (2003). In 2006, she appeared in a lead role for the first time in television with “Agnishikha” as ‘Kalika.’

Mukta Barve in a Scene from 'Agnishikha' (2006)

Mukta Barve in a Scene from ‘Agnishikha’ (2006)

She went on to act in the television serials such as Agnihotra (2010-11), Lajja (2011), Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta (2012), and Rudram (2017). She made her debut as a host with the Marathi game show “Amhi Marathi Pora Hushar” (2010). She also judged the Marathi Tv Show “Jhakaas Heroine: season 2” (2015).

In Films

She made her film debut with the Marathi film “Chakwa” (2004) as ‘Chaya.’

Chakwa (2004)

She has acted in many Marathi films including, Jogwa (2009), Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai (2010), Badam Rani Gulam Chor (2011), Lagna Pahave Karun (2013), Mangalashtak Once More (2013), Double Seat (2015), Highway (2015), Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2 (2015), YZ (2016), Hrudayantar (2017), Aamhi Doghi (2018), Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 (2018), Bandishala (2019), Smile Please (2019), and Devi (2020).

Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai (2010)

Other Works

In 2013, she founded her production company “Rasika Productions,” which is named after her friend and veteran Marathi actress, Rasika Joshi.

Mukta Barve with Rasika Joshi

Mukta Barve with Rasika Joshi

The banner debuted with the Marathi play “Chhapa Kata” (2013).

Chhapa Kata (2013)

In 2014, she produced poetry based theatre program “Rang Nava” with the composer, singer, painter, and poet, Milind Joshi. She even recited her own poetry at the program. She has produced the Marathi plays, Rang Nava (2014), Lovebirds (2015), Indira (2015), Codemantra (2016), Deepsthamb (2016), Sakharam Binder (2017), Dhai Akshar Prem Ke 92017), and Challenge (2018). The income that she earns from her play ‘Codemantra’ goes to the Indian Army Welfare Fund. On 7 December 2014, the first death anniversary of Vinay Apte, Barve wrote an article reviving memories of Apte for the Marathi daily newspaper, Loksatta. In 2017, she made her debut as an RJ with “The Mukta Barve Show,” a women-centric show and focuses on the issues faced by women.

The Mukta Barve Show

Awards & Honours

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards- Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2009
  • Marathi Filmfare Awards- Best Actress for the film “Double Seat” in 2016

    Mukta Barve with her Filmfare Award

    Mukta Barve with her Filmfare Award

  • Smita Patil Award for Best Actress in 2018

    Mukta Barve Receiving Smita Patil Award

    Mukta Barve Receiving Smita Patil Award

Maharashtra State Film Awards (Awarded by the Government of Maharashtra)

  • Best Debut for the film “Chakwa” in 2005
  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Hum To Tere Aashiq Hain” in 2006
  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Final Draft” in 2007
  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Kabaddi Kabaddi” in 2007
  • Best Actress for the film “Double Seat” in 2016
  • Best Actress for the film “Bandishala” in 2019

Zee Gaurav Puraskar

  • Best Supporting Actress for the play “Dehbhaan” 2003
  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Final Draft” in 2006
  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Kabaddi Kabaddi” in 2008
  • Most Natural Performance of the Year for the play “Codemantra” in 2017
  • Special Recognition Play for “Codemantra” in 2017

Sanskruti Kaladarpan Awards

  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Kabaddi Kabaddi” in 2007

    Mukta Barve with her Sanskruti Kaladarpan Award

    Mukta Barve with her Sanskruti Kaladarpan Award

  • Best Actress in a Commercial Play for “Jogwa” in 2009
  • Best Play for “Chhapa Kata” in 2014
  • Best Actress for the play”Chhapa Kata” in 2014
  • Best Play for “Codemantra” in 2017
  • Best Actress for the play “Codemantra” in 2017

Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year

  • For the play “Chhapa Kata” in 2016
  • For the play “Codemantra” in 2017

Signature

Mukta Barve Signature

Mukta Barve Signature

Favourite Things

  • Street Food: Samosa Pav, Sevpuri, Misal Pav

Facts/Trivia

  • She likes travelling, singing, doing photography, and dancing.
  • She is an animal lover and has a cat, Zendu.

    Mukta Barve's Post about her Pet Cat

    Mukta Barve’s Post about her Pet Cat

  • Her family members and loved ones call her ‘Mukti’ with love.
  • In an interview, she admitted that she didn’t have many friends in her childhood, because she was socially awkward.
  • She later moved to Mumbai to completely focus on her acting career and stayed at a girl’s hostel in Kurla.
  • In 2015, Barve, along with some other actors, took initiative in an expedition, “Pakshi Vachva” started by the NGO ‘Animals Matter To Me,’ for the protection of birds.
  • On 8 February 2016, the newspaper Loksatta published her poetry “Shodh.”
    • In 2017, she exposed the poor maintenance of toilets by putting up the photographs of dirty urinals and toilets located in Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Kothrud, Pune. She uploaded the pictures on her social media accounts and blamed the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for their poor maintenance of the toilets. Her post read,

      The situation of the toilets in all the auditoriums is near about the same. PMC and concerned authorities are not serious about it. Every time the PMC authorities are giving different reasons for poor toilets and not cleaning it properly. What to say, is this situation negligence or arrogance. They are taking actors and audience for granted.”

      As soon as her post went public, the administration acted on it and tried to solve the problems.

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