Seema Pahwa is a popular Indian actor and film director. She is the wife of the famous Indian actor Manoj Pahwa. She is well-known for playing the role of ‘Badki’ in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Hum Log’ (1984).
Seema Pahwa was born on Saturday, 10 February 1962 (age 59 years; as of 2021), in Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. In one of her interviews, she said that although she was not much educated, she never regretted this. YouTube
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx): 75 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father passed away when she was too young. Her mother, Saroj Bhargava, acted in the shows of All India Radio and Doordarshan. She had one elder brother who died a few years ago, her sister is married, and her younger brother Abhay Bhargava is an actor.
Seema’s nephew, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub is an actor who is known for playing many popular roles in Hindi films, especially the role of Dhanush’s friend in the Hindi film ‘Raanjhanaa’ (2013).
Relationship, Husband & Children
Seema Bhargava met the famous Indian TV actor Manoj Pahwa while they were working with the theatre group ‘Sambhav Group.’ Seema and Manoj became friends, and soon, they fell in love with each other. They were roped together in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Hum Log’ (1984). On 23 January 1988, the couple tied the knot, and they are blessed with a daughter, Manukriti, and a son, Mayank, and both their children are actors. In 2017, there were rumours that her son got engaged to Shahid Kapoor’s sister, Sanah Kapur. Bollywood Life
Her mother was a stage artist, and and during her childhood, Seema used to accompany her to watch various stage shows. Seema’s mother asked her to audition as an actor for the first time at the age of five, and she auditioned for the musician and author PL Deshpande. She has also worked as a child artist in various Hindi films.
Later, she started working as a theatre artist with the renowned theatre groups like Sambhav group, LTG, Shri Ram Centre, and National School of Drama’s Repertory Company.
After her marriage, and giving birth to two children, she moved to Mumbai, from Delhi along with her family. In an interview, she shared her journey as an actor, she said,
I acted in the Naseeruddin Shah-directed Katha Collage I and Kambakht Bilkul Aurat for Motley theatre group. By the time I grew up, I had worked with all the best directors in Delhi at the time, like B.M. Vyas, B.V. Karanth, Bansi Kaul, Bhanu Bharti and Rajinder Nath. I have done everything from street theatre to Ramleelas to performing at fairs like the famous Nauchandi Mela. There is no better way to shed all hichak (inhibitions) than performing for crowds in open-air spaces. There is chaos, kids howling, people eating chaat, and you have to reach them above the din, and have no clue how they will react.”
She has acted in many Hindi theatrical productions like Aadhe Adhure,’ ‘Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai,’ ‘Qaid-e-Hayat,’ and ‘Natsamrat.’
She debuted as an actor in the Hindi TV serial ‘Hum Log’ (1984) in which she played the role of ‘Badki.’ The show was aired on Doordarshan, and she got immense popularity with this show.
She has acted in many Hindi TV serials like ‘Pehla Pyar’ (1997), ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ (1998), ‘Aandhi’ (2003), ‘Hum Ladkiyan’ (2008), and ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’ (2012).
Some of her popular Hindi films as an actor are ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), ‘Zubeidaa’ (2001), ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ (2012), ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015), ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ (2017), ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ (2017), and ‘Bala’ (2019).
She tried her hand at directing films in 2019 with the Hindi film ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi.’ She has started her own theatre group, ‘Kopal,’ along with her husband and children. She acted in the Hindi web series ‘Aafat’ in 2019. She has also appeared in a few YouTube videos.
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- From 1960 to 1970, she acted in various children’s plays for Akashvani and Doordarshan in which she played the roles of a boy also.
- She lent her voice for ‘Apne Apne Bachhe’ a weekly radio play in the 1970s.
- In one of her Instagram posts, she shared that in her early days of acting, she used to get Rs. 400 as the salary.
- Her hobbies include cooking, sculpting, and painting.
- The famous Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar shared in an interview that she had to clean Seema’s house for one month as a part of her training for her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015).
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs.