(born 1937) is a noted TV
actress, who is most famous for her role as 'Baa' in the Hindi
TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Brought up in Rajasthan
, Sudha Shivpuri started her career early, when she was in the eighth standard in school. Her father had died, and her mother had fallen ill, thus the onus of earning a living for the family came on to her, and so she started acting in plays.
She joined All India Radio
as a radio artist; it was here that she met Om Shivpuri
, who was also working at the time.
Later they both joined National School of Drama
, New Delhi
, and when they graduated in 1964, they joined the recently formed NSD Repertory Company, as actors; Om Shivpuri became its first Chief as well.
Om Shivpuri and Sudha got married in 1968, and continued work in Delhi
theatre and formed their own theatre company, 'Dishantar', which produced several important play of its era, including, ‘Aadhe Adhurey’, Tughlaq, and Vijay Tendulkar
's Khamosh! Adalat Jari Hai’ in which she played the lead role, all directed by Om Shivpuri
In 1974, she shifted to Mumbai
, as her husband has started getting many offers from Hindi
She made her film debut with Basu Chatterjee
's film Swami
in 1977, and went on to act in films like Insaaf Ka Tarazu
, Hamari Bahu Alka, Sawan Ko Aane Do