Dina Pathak

Dina Pathak

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1922-03-04 · Deathday: 2008-10-11 (86 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

66 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: दीना पाठक

Biography

Dina Pathak (née Gandhi; 4 March 1922 – 11 October 2002) was an Indian actress and director of Gujarati theatre and also a film actor. She was an activist and President of the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW).A doyenne of Hindi and Gujarati films as well as theatre, Dina Pathak acted in over 120 films in a career spanning over six decades. Her production Mena Gurjari in Bhavai folk theatre style, ran successfully for many years, and is now a part of its repertoire.She is best known for her memorable roles in the Hindi films Gol Maal and Khubsoorat. She was a favourite of the Art Cinema in India where she played powerful roles in films like Koshish, Umrao Jaan, Mirch Masala and Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!.Her notable Gujarati films were Moti Ba, Malela Jeev and Bhavni Bhavai, while her well-known plays include Dinglegar, Doll's House, Vijan Sheni and Girish Karnad's Hayavadana, directed by Satyadev Dubey.

Personal Life

She married Baldev Pathak and had two daughters, actresses Ratna Pathak (b. 1957), and Supriya Pathak (b. 1961).

Early Life

Dina Pathak was born in Amreli, Gujarat on 4 March 1922. She was enamoured of fashion and films, and while a teenager, started acting in plays and won acclaim from critics. She attended and graduated from a college affiliated to the University of Bombay (Mumbai). Rasiklal Parikh trained her in acting while Shanti Bardhan taught her dancing.At a young age, she joined the Indian National Theatre as an actress. She became known for her student activism, where Bhavai theatre, a folk theatre form from Gujarat, was used extensively to create awareness about the British rule, in the pre-independence era; this led to her close association with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA), along with her elder sister Shanta Gandhi and younger sister Tarla Mehta; while in Mumbai, she had an important hand in reviving the Gujarati theatre there, along with fellow Gujarati actors like Kailash Pandya and Damini Mehta.

Movies & TV shows

2004.

1 Movie
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche

Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche

2004
This compelling documentary explores Canadian film culture and tries to discover what defines Canadian film through interviews with notable filmmakers.

2003.

1 Movie
Pinjar

Pinjar

2003
A Muslim man abducts a Hindu woman in the days leading up to Partition. She is forced into marriage as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

2002.

2 Movies
Bollywood/Hollywood

Bollywood/Hollywood

6
2002
He believes he is western enough to rebel against his mother and grandmother. They don't like the fact that his girlfriend is a pop star. Before you can say "karmic intervention," a person dies in a f...
Devdas

Devdas

5.4
2002
He was sent away so he could improve himself, but his father wouldn't welcome him back. Paro is set to be married to an older widower who is a lower caste. The person leaves home. He becomes an alcoho...

2000.

2 Movies
Badal

Badal

2000
A terrorist brought up Badal during the 1984 riots. Badal wants to kill the police officer who killed his parents and sister. He takes shelter in the house of an honest police officer and falls in lov...
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya

Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya

2000
Mohit, a young man raised into beliving in fairy tales, comes to Bombay to find Manisha, a young woman whom he saved from drowning in a lake near his village, whom he belives to be an actual mermaid p...

1999.

1 Movie
Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin

Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin

1999
Romance meets crime drama, when Nisha and Sunil are wed, but face the consequences of Sunil's brother's questionable business associates.

1996.

1 Movie
Aurat Aurat Aurat

Aurat Aurat Aurat

1996
This is the story of a young woman who is engaged to a college professor. One day, a spoilt rich brat named Rakesh falls in love with a girl named Sita, but she doesn't love him.

1995.

2 Movies
Dushmani

Dushmani

1995
Bunty Soorma directed a film. The stars of the film are Sunny Deol,Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, and Deepti Naval.
The Absolution

The Absolution

1995
The film is set in the 1940s in a fictional village in the Shekhavati region of Rajasthan, where no girl child survives beyond the age of seven. The stories deal with larger issues of communalism and ...

1993.

2 Movies
Chor Aur Chand

Chor Aur Chand

1993
Reema lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed businessman dad, Dinkar, and her grandma. Her dad wants her to marry Vicky, but she dislikes him. On the day of the marriage, while fully dressed as a ...
Aankhen

Aankhen

1993
Two good-for-nothing brothers are embroiled in a conspiracy involving a political assassination and try their best to save the country.

1992.

1 Movie
Yaad Rakhegi Duniya

Yaad Rakhegi Duniya

1992
Vicky Anand (Aditya Panscholi) has just graduated from college with honors and decides to celebrate. An accident leads him to the hospital and the shocking discovery that he's suffering from a termina...

1991.

4 Movies
Pita

Pita

1991
The story depicts the vulnerability of a man who is victimized by his wife who plots to prove his husband mentally insane. She is in disagreement with his husband on how her daughter should be raised ...
Khilaaf

Khilaaf

1991
A poor college student, Vikram Veerpratap Singh, living with his widowed grandmother, becomes infatuated with a wealthy beauty, Shweta Sangwan, initially woos her unsuccessfully, but is able to win a ...
Saudagar

Saudagar

1991
Two childhood friends are bitter enemies. They have divided their territories and will kill anyone who crosses the boundary. When their grandchild falls in love, the rivalry between them is rekindled....
Sanam Bewafa

Sanam Bewafa

1991
Their fathers are enemies even though they fall in love with Ruksar. They are shocked when they discover why their fathers allow the marriage to take place.

1989.

1 Movie
Clerk

Clerk

1989
A story about the trials of a retired soldier and his family.

1988.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Yateem

Yateem

1988
When Inspector Yadav (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) shoots down a criminal couple in the line of duty, his heart goes out to their orphaned baby son Krishna. He adopts the child, who grows up with Yadav's own...
Mohabbat Ke Dushman

Mohabbat Ke Dushman

1988
The wise leader of a tribe is Rehmat Khan. After the leader of a neighboring tribe kidnaps the beautiful Shama, the woman escapes and seeks refuge in Khan's camp. The love between Khan and her could c...
TV
Tamas

Tamas

1988
On the eve of Partition in 1947, riot-torn North India was set against a backdrop of an epic drama, based on a novel by Bhisham Sahni. Nathu is hired to kill a pig and later finds its carcass in front...

1987.

2 Movies
Mirch Masala

Mirch Masala

1987
The film begins with an arrogant subedar and his soldiers in a village. The subedar sees a woman on the riverbank. Sonbai is a strong woman. The subedar is interested in her confidence.
Ijaazat

Ijaazat

1987
Mahendra would like to marry Maya. Maya is a woman of the 20th century who does not believe in marriage but would like to have a relationship. Mahendra's family pressures him into getting married, and...

1986.

3 Movies
Shart

Shart

1986
There are a lot of murders in the city. The women who have been brutally slain are prostitutes. The inspector launched an investigation after he was assigned this case. Part of a photograph is the onl...
Ek Pal

Ek Pal

1986
Kalpana Lajmi's directorial debut tells a story of an extramarital affair in the tea gardens of Assam. Hazarika contributes some fine compositions, overcoming the mandatory emphasis on regional folk-m...
Ek Chadar Maili Si

Ek Chadar Maili Si

1986
Rani is in trouble after the death of her husband. Her mother in law curses her. Her family's crises get worse with the arrest of her brother in law. She needs to feed her family. Due to her husband's...

1985.

1 Movie
The Unspoken

The Unspoken

1985
Good luck to the doctor, who is about to perform surgery on a woman, but also to the patient, who is going to die. The doctor is going to the operation theatre. The doctor is overwhelmed by the death ...

1984.

4 Movies
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!

Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!

1984
Mohan and his wife sued their landlord for not maintaining their building. Two lawyers are hired for this. The old couple become rich while the court case drags on. The old couple is ridiculed back ho...
Bindiya Chamkegi

Bindiya Chamkegi

1984
halini wants his brother Shyam to get married prior to her, but since he was betrayed by Maya, he starts hating women. He hires Bindiya to act as his wife so that he can get her sister married first.
A Passage to India

A Passage to India

6
1984
During the time of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fianc...
Yaadgaar

Yaadgaar

1984
Rajunath, the lazy son of the village postman Shambunath, is a liar. He often plays pranks on the poor villagers. When his father succumbs to burns, he swears never to lie again.

1983.

3 Movies
Arpan

Arpan

1983
Mrs. Verma is part of the family. The family includes the mother, son, and daughter. Anil would like to marry Shobha someday. Vinnie is in love with Rakesh and hopes to marry him someday. There are tw...
Prem Tapasya

Prem Tapasya

1983
A man falls in love with an attractive woman, reluctant at first; she accepts his proposal for marriage. They plan to get married in secret, but he does not turn up at the wedding and she is left dist...
Those Seven Days

Those Seven Days

1983
Maya, coming from poor family, is married to the affluent Dr. Anand; but she tries to commit suicide on the nuptial night. She tells Anand that she was in love with Prem whose ambition was to be a mus...

1982.

9 Movies
Tumhare Bina

Tumhare Bina

1982
A Film Producer goes into hiding after abducting his child.
[Hindi] Star

[Hindi] Star

1982
A middle-class family has a son who needs to find employment to support his parents. He wants to become a music sensation like Elvis. He loses his job because of this, and refuses to work until he get...
Lakshmi

Lakshmi

1982
The widow was forced to turn into a courtesan. She tries to raise her children in difficult circumstances.
Dil... Akhir Dil Hai

Dil... Akhir Dil Hai

1982
Kusam Desai moves from Pune to Bombay with her new husband and family friend Vimal, who does not live up to her expectations. After discovering Vimal's love with Sapna, they must use the Hindu Marria...
Yeh to Kamaal Ho Gaya

Yeh to Kamaal Ho Gaya

1982
A corrupt lawyer frames the son of a murder victim and puts him in a juvenile jail. One of Saxena's twin boys is kidnapped by Shankar and raised as a thief to exact revenge.
The Victor

The Victor

1982
Angad is a coming of age story. He is confused and caught in between the problems of his mother and father. He needs to decide what he wants to do with his life. Angad wants to become a fighter pilot ...
Prem Rog

Prem Rog

1982
Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her in despair. When tragedy happens, she must fight for what's right.
Arth

Arth

1982
The semi-autobiographical film was written by Mahesh Bhatt about his extramarital relationship with actress Parveen Babi.
Dil-E-Nadaan

Dil-E-Nadaan

1982
Dil-E-Nadaan (The Innocent Heart) is an Indian Hindi film directed by C.V. Sridhar, released in 1982. The film stars Rajesh Khanna in the main lead role as Anand and Shatrughan Sinha as his friend, as...

1981.

2 Movies
Naram Garam

Naram Garam

1981
Ramprasad was appointed as a house-keeper for the ancestral home. Ramprasad can't marry Kusum as he doesn't earn enough or have a decent place to live. Kusum and her father live in the ancestral home....
Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan

1981
In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by abducting Ami...

1980.

3 Movies
Thodisi Bewafaii

Thodisi Bewafaii

1980
Arvind Kumar Choudhary is widowed, respectable and wealthy businessman, who lives with his only son, Arun, in a palatial house. He re-marries another woman, Sujata, who is a widow, with two daughters,...
Khubsoorat

Khubsoorat

1980
There is a very strict and authoritarian way in which Nirmala Gupta runs her household. Most of her family don't like this, but they do obey her and carry out her instructions so as to be on her good ...
Bhavni Bhavai

Bhavni Bhavai

1980
The emperor of India, who has two wives and no children, orders all kinds of rituals to appease the Rain Gods.

1979.

5 Movies
Solva Sawan

Solva Sawan

1979
A doctor from the city falls in love with a sixteen-year-old girl. Mehna's cousin takes care of her after he leaves her.
Ahsaas

Ahsaas

1979
Sudarshan would like his son to marry his friend's daughter, Rita, but he is in love with another person. Pradeep Rai Choudhry warns his daughter not to have anything to do with him because he doesn't...
Meera

Meera

1979
Meera is a 1979 Hindi language film by Gulzar. The film is based on the life of Meera, a Hindu saint-poet who renounced princely comforts in pursuit of her love for Lord Krishna.
Two Bankrupt Boys

Two Bankrupt Boys

1979
Two hapless petty thieves find themselves embroiled in a kidnapping when they decide to break into a house on the very same night that two dim-witted kidnappers plan to abduct the child who lives ther...
Gol Maal

Gol Maal

6
1979
A man without a mustache is a man without a character according to a man who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a soccer match...

1977.

3 Movies
Gharaonda

Gharaonda

1977
A story of a young, middle-class urban working couple wanting to get married and their difficulties in finding a house in the city of Mumbai.
Kinara

Kinara

1977
Aarti is grieving over the death of her partner. Inder eventually falls in love with her. They are shocked by a revelation about their past.
Kitaab

Kitaab

1977
Director Sampooran Singh Gulzar’s insightful comic drama aims to capture the unique perspective of childhood.

1976.

2 Movies
Sangat

Sangat

1976
A saga of love and sacrifice, it tells of an orphan youth who, on realizing that his benefactor's daughter, whom he loved, had been forcibly raped by the rich village landlord, marries her to save her...
Chitchor

Chitchor

1976
After her father picks up the wrong man, she ends up with two men.

1975.

2 Movies
Anari

Anari

1975
A young couple struggle with poverty, but a job opportunity which cancels their financial woes leads to new tests of character
Mausam

Mausam

1975
While studying for his medical exams in Darjeeling, India, Amarnath Gill injured his leg and sought treatment from the local healer. Both the father and daughter get intimate. The man promises to retu...

1974.

1 Movie
Avishkaar

Avishkaar

1974
A few years into their marriage, there is an estrangement.

1972.

1 Movie
Koshish

Koshish

1972
A romantic drama tells the story of a 20 year relationship between Hari and Aarti, a couple who try to live their lives to the fullest despite their handicaps.

1971.

1 Movie
Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli

Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli

1971
Film about a young woman who enjoys singing and dancing, but is not thrilled about her impending arranged marriage.

1970.

1 Movie
Sachaa Jhutha

Sachaa Jhutha

1970
A penniless musician is forced to trade places with a look-alike diamond merchant causing a comedy of errors.

1969.

1 Movie
Sara Akash

Sara Akash

1969
Samar wants to be successful in life but his parents force him to get married. His wife is shy and reserved and Samar does not like this. The other members in the family often ill-treat her.

1966.

1 Movie
Uski Kahani

Uski Kahani

1966
The newcomers Pradip and his sister Rekha gave him hope that he could do better. He became a popular comedian after falling in love with Rekha. It is her wish that he perform at her wedding when he re...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Sunday

Sunday

Junior and his parents go on many adventures when they celebrate his father's return from a trip. Junior's mother was stuck in a train at the station.
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