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Indian actress

Born: July 2, 1941, Goa, India

Died: September 22, 2020, Satara, India

Education: SNDT Women’s University

Nominations: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress

BIRTHDAY 2 July, 1941 (Wednesday)



AGE (in 2020) 79 Years Old


HEIGHT in centimeters- 187 cm

in meters- 1.87 m

in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”

WEIGHT in Kilograms- 85 kg

in Pounds- 187.39 lbs

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She died on 22 September 2020 due to COVID-19.

She is a trained classical music singer.

She is also the author of the book titled, Gard Sabhowati.

She was associated with the Mumbai-based Goa Hindu Association.

She also sang some Konkani songs broadcast over the Mumbai station of the All India Radio.

Ashalata Wabgaonkar commonly known as Ashalata, was an Indian actress.

Originally tracing her roots to Goa’s Palolem village in Canacona taluka (or sub-district), she was associated with the Mumbai-based Goa Hindu Association.

She acted in over a hundred Hindi and Marathi movies.

She also sang some Konkani songs broadcast over the Mumbai station of the All India Radio.

Goa-born Ashalata was also famous as a Marathi singer, playwright besides being a film actress.

She studied at the prominent St. Columba’s Girls High School at Gramdevi, and was a post-graduate in Psychology from the SNDT Women’s University.

She first started performing in Konkani and Marathi plays.

She acted in more than a hundred Hindi and Marathi movies. Some of her Marathi plays are Guntata Hridhya He, Varyavarchi Varaat, Chinna (with Smita Patil and Sadashiv Amrapurkar) and Mahananda.

Her Marathi stage career took off with the musical play Matsyagandha.

She was introduced in Hindi films by Basu Chatterjee in Apne Paraye (along with Bharati Achrekar) for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She starred in films such as Ankush (1986), Apne Paraye (1980), Ahista Ahista, Shaukeen, Woh Saat Din, Namak Halaal and Yaadon Ki Kasam (1985).

For appearing in Bollywood in Basu Chatterjee’s film Apne Paraye, she bagging the ‘Bengal Critics Award’ and the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor.

She played the role of Amitabh Bachchan‘s stepmother in the film Zanjeer.

Ashalata has acted in many successful Hindi films including Ankush, Apne Paraye, Ahista Ahista, Shaukeen, Woh Saat Din, Namak Halal and Yaadon Ki Kasam.

Ashalata was a big name in Marathi theater world too, and made her dramatic debut in the role of Revathi in the play Sangeet Sanshaykallol presented by The Goa Hindu Association.

The Marathi drama Matsyagandha proved to be a milestone in Ashalata’s acting career.

In this work, she also sang the songs Garda Sabbhoti Ran Sajni Tu Tar Chafekali, and Arthashunya Bhase Maja ha Kalaha Jeevanacha.

She received training in classical music and is a fine Marathi Natyasangeet singer. Some of her Marathi films are Umbartha, Sutradhar, Navri Mile Navryala and Vahinichi Maya.

Gard Sabhowati, a book authored by Ashalata Wabgaonkar and published by Lotus Publications, Mumbai, touches on the memories and journey of the author in the film industry.

She died due to COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in India on 22 September 2020, in Satara, Maharashtra while shooting for a Marathi serial Aai Mazi kalubai.

She was 79.

On being unwell, she was admitted to a private hospital in Satara, Maharashtra and was found corona infected.

She was taking a ventilator treatment. She died around 4.45 AM on the morning of September 22, 2020.

Her remains were cremated in Satara itself by co-actor Alka Kubal.