Vandana Pathak is a brilliant Indian television and theatre actor. She has also acted in films. Her vivid character manifestation on screen makes her one of the most talented actors of Indian television. The way she characterizes the roles she plays earns a different touch. Being a Gujarati born has given her a perk, which is she gets to play roles of Gujarati characters without any extra effort. She acts with ease, which is praised by the audiences all over India. Let’s Read more into Vandana Pathak biography.
Vandana debuted on television with the famous comedy show Hum Paanch in 1995. With the show becoming immensely successful, she earned popularity very soon. She acted in Sony TV’s daily soap Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka in 1999. With her acting being praised by many critics, she bagged another role in the sitcom Khichdi in 2002. The show became an instant hit. She was chosen for the same role in the sequel of Khichdi, Instant Khichdi, in 2005.
She has appeared in shows like Ye Meri Life Hai (2004), Main Kab Saas Banungi (2008), Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale (2010), R K Laxman Ki Duniya (2011), Mahisagar (2014), Badi Door Se Aaye Hai (2014).
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In 2015, Vandana bagged the role of Gaura in Star Plus’s Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. The daily soap was already a hit and had massive popularity in Indian households. Her role as Gaura was appreciated by the audience. She got to explore a different character genre through this role as she had been acting in comedy for previous years. The way she portrayed the negative character was tremendously good. Upon taking a break from television for a few months in 2016, she returned in the same year.
As her portrayal of the negative character was praised by all, in 2017, after the previous show went off-air, Vandana went on to play another wicked character in Colors TV’s Savitri Devi College & Hospital. In 2018 she returned as Jayashree Parekh again in Khichdi Returns. Without her amazing screen presence, any spin-off of Khichdi would have been incomplete.
Later, in 2018 she appeared in several television shows that are Manmohini and Yeh Teri Galiyan. Currently, Vandana has taken back her role as Gaura in the sequel of Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. The show has started again in 2020 with some of the show’s previous clips going viral on social media platforms. Vandana is again effortlessly playing her negative part.
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Vandana Pathak was born on January 26, 1976, in Ahmedabad. Her parents are Arvind Vaidya and Jayashri Vaidya. Her father is also an actor. He has earned a lot of fame through his work in theatre. So, the skill of acting runs through Vandana by genes. She did her schooling at GLS School, Ahmedabad.
At present, she is married to Director and writer Neeraj Pathak. The happily married couple has a son and a daughter named Yash and Radhika. They currently live in Mumbai.
Not just in television shows, Vandana Pathak has also performed on stage many times. She is an amazing theatre actor too. She has acted in several Gujarati plays. In 2020, Vandana has been seen working in the Gujarati movie, Golkeri. Her wonderful acting and amazing personality have helped her earn fame and respect from audiences all over the country.