Ratna Pathak is an Indian actress, voiceover artist, theatre actress, and director who is best known for her brilliant portrayal of Maya Sarabhai in the comedy sitcom, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. Apart from that, she has also showcased her acting finesse in several other on-screen roles like Usha “Rosy” Buaji in Lipstick Under My Burkha, Dr. Deewan in Nil Battey Sannata, Nellie in Selection Day, Sandhya Sandhu in Thappad, Savitri Rathore in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Sunita Kapoor in Kapoor & Sons, and Queen Nirmala Devi Rathore in Khoobsurat.

Born Name

Ratna Pathak

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Sun Sign


Born Place

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Ratna Pathak studied at J. B. Vachha High School in Dadar, Mumbai, and then attended the National School of Drama in Delhi.


Actress, Theatre Actress, Voiceover Artist, Director


  • Father – Baldev Pathak (Tailor)
  • Mother – Dina Pathak (Actress, Director)
  • Sibling – Supriya Pathak (Younger Sister) (Actress, Theatre Artist)
  • Others – Zameer Uddin Shah (Brother-In-Law) (Retired Senior General of the Indian Army), Pankaj Kapur (Brother-In-Law) (Actor, Theatre Artist), Heeba Shah (Step-Daughter), Sanah Kapur (Niece), Ruhaan Kapur (Nephew), Sanjeev Gandhi (Cousin), Tarla Mehta (Maternal Aunt) (Actress)




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ratna Pathak has dated –

  1. (1982-Present) – She got married to the notable film and stage actor Naseeruddin Shah in the year 1982 and duo parents 2 sons, Imaad Shah and (b. January 11, 1990), both of whom have made a career in the entertainment industry.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

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Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Often sports short hair
  • Pierced ears

Ratna Pathak Facts

  1. Her iconic performance as Maya Majumdar Sarabhai, Indravadan’s wife who likes only the creme de la creme in every aspect of her life and her family, in the comedy television series, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, won her the 2005 Indian Telly Award for “Best Actress in a Comic Role” and she was also nominated for the 2006 Indian Television Academy Award for ‘Best Actress – Comedy”.
  2. Starring alongside , Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, , Sonal Jha, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, and , Ratna Pathak was cast as Usha “Rosy” Buaji in the 2016 Hindi-language black comedy film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. For this role, she was honored at the London Asian Film Festival for “Standout Performance” as well as won the Ottawa Indian Film Awards, Canada for “Best Achievement in Acting Award” and News18 Movie Award for “Best Actress”.
  3. Ratna Pathak has co-founded the Motley Theatre Group and has also been a part of several Russian plays.

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Facts of Ratna Pathak

  • full nameRatna Pathak
  • Date of Birth March 18, 1957
  • Age 64 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • weight56 kg
  • height5 ft 8 in

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