Kishori Shahane is an Indian television actress in the Marathi language film industry. She was born on 23 April 1968, in Mumbai, India. She is a classical and folk dancer. She is best known for appearing in Hindi television shows like Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehasaas Ki and Ishq Mein Marjawan. She is also known for her work in Marathi movies such as Maherchi Sadi and Wajva Re Wajva. She is a producer who helped to make a film about the life of Sai Baba of Shirdi. In 2019, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss Marathi 2 and finished at fifth place. Currently, she is playing the role of Bhawani Chavan in Star Plus’s popular television serial Ghum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein.
|Full Name||Kishori Shahane Vij|
|Date of birth||23 April 1968|
|Age (as in 2021)||53 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Dancer, Producer, Director|
|Known For||Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehasaas Ki,Ishq Mein Marjawan|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Shopping, Dancing, Travelling|
|Years active||1987- present|
Kishori Shahane Theatre and Films Career –
- Kishori Shahane started her career as an actress in stage performances in plays. She was part of famous marathi and Hindi plays like Moruchi Maushi, Aadhe Adhure, Benny and Babloo, Durga Jhali Gauri, Mi Tujhya Pathishi Aahe, Kandapohe Tuzya Ni Mazya Premache and Mahanatya Sahyadri.
- After that, she made her acting debut in 1986 with the Hindi film Karma, where she played the role of Heena.
- In 1987, she played the role of Seema in Marathi film Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla.
- In the same year, she played the role of Shama in Marathi language film Anandi Anand.
- In 1988, she played the role of Hema Deshmukh in Maza Pati Karodpati and Mala in Saglikade Bombabomb. Both are Marathi films.
- In 1989, she appeared in three Marathi films such as Nasti Aafat, Balache Baap Brahmachari, and Atmavishwas.
- In 1990, she played the role of Mini in Marathi film Changu Mangu and Lalita Pradhan in Dhumakool.
- In 1991, she played the role of Shobhana in Marathi film Aayatya Gharat Ghatona.
- Also in 1991, she appeared in four Hindi language films such as Hafta Bandh, Pyar Ka Devta, Maherchi Sadi and Bandal Baaz.
- In 1992, she appeared in Marathi films like Gruhpravesh, Kinchali, and Jeeva Sakha.
- In 1993, she played the role of Ragini in Aikava Te Navalach, Megha in Wajawa Re Wajawa, and Kishori Sare in Ram Rahim. All are Marathi language films.
- In the same year, she appeared in Hindi film Bomb Blast (1993 film), in which she played the role of Naina.
- In 2000, she played the role of Devi Chaya, Sandhya in Hindi film Jao Tap Vratt.
- In 2004, she appeared in Marathi film Navra Maza Navsacha as a Lavani Dancer.
- In 2005, she appeared in two Hindi films like Mumbai Godfather and Pyaar Mein Twist.
- In 2006, she played the role of Mrs. Bhalla in Hindi film Shaadi Se Pehle.
- In the same year, she played the role of Renuka in marathi film Mohatyachi Renuka.
- In 2007, she appeared in three Hindi language films such as Good Boy Bad Boy, Red: The Dark Side and Fear.
- In 2008, she played the role of Mrs. Saxena in Hindi film Superstar.
- In 2009, she played the role of Hema in Marathi film Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad.
- In 2010, she appeared in three Hindi language films such as Milenge Milenge, Benny and Babloo, and Malik Ek.
- Also in 2010, she played the role of Rukmini in Marathi film Aika Dajiba.
- In 2011, she played the role of Mrs. Hanumant Singh in Hindi film Shagird.
- In 2012, she played the role of Godavari in Marathi film Langar
- In the same year, she played the role of Kaamwali Bai in Hindi film Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein.
- In 2013, she appeared in three Marathi films like Yeda, Ekulti Ek, and Narbachi Wadi.
- In the same year, she played the role of Sehar’s mother in Hindi film Policegiri.
- In 2014, she played the role of Masterjee’s Wife in Anuradha, Mother in Badlapur Boys, Priya’s mother in Kahin Hain Mera Pyar, and Dr. Shabana in Ya Rab. All are Hindi language films.
- In 2015, she appeared in two Marathi films Dhurandhar Bhatawdekar and Classmates.
- In 2016, she played the role of Bima in Hindi film Mohenjo Daro.
- In 2017, she appeared in three Hindi films such as Simran, Machine and Heartbeats.
- In 2019, she played the role of Indira Gandhi in Hindi film PM Narendra Modi.
- In the same year, she appeared in Hindi film Blank, where she played the role of Dewan’s wife.
Kishori Shahane Television Career –
- In 1993, she made her debut in Hindi television with the serial Junoon on DD National. In which she played the role of Chandni.
- From 1997-2001, she played the role of Damini’s sister in Marathi television serial Damini.
- In 2000, she appeared in four Hindi television serials such as Jap Tap Vratt, Shree Ganesh, Ghar Ek Mandir and Abhimaan.
- In 2001, she played the role of Khushi’s mother in Hindi television serial Kohi Apna Sa.
- In the same year, she appeared in Marathi television serial Bandini.
- From 2005-2006, she played the role of Uma Agarwal in Hindi television serial Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka.
- In 2006, she appeared in Hindi television serial Kabhie Toh Nazar Milao, where she played the role of Sunaina’s mother.
- From 2006-2008, she played the role of Triveni Chaturvedi in Hindi television serial Solhah Singaar.
- In 2008, she participated in the dance reality show Saas v/s Bahu on Sahara One as a contestant.
- In the same year, she played the role of Yashomati Raichoudhary in Hindi television serial Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya.
- In 2010, she played the role of Kartiki’s mother in law in Marathi serial Vrundavan.
- In the same year, she played the role of Rani Maa in Hindi television serial Aise Karo Naa Vidaa.
- From 2010-2012, she appeared in Hindi television serial Yahaan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli Thi, where she played the role of Shali’s mother.
- In 2011, she played the role of Asmita in Marathi television serial Don Kinaare Doghi Apan.
- In 2012, she played the role of Vasundhara in marathi serial Swapnanchya Palikadle.
- From 2013-2014, she played the role of Pupul Jayakar in Hindi television serial Pradhanmantri.
- Subsequently, she played the role of Antara’s mother in Do Dil Ek Jaan.
- From 2014-2015, she played the role of Sarita Rawat in Hindi television serial Everest.
- She has also done a few episodic roles in Hindi television serials like Darr Sabko Lagta Hai and Intezaar.
- From 2017-2018, she played the role of Guru Maa in Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehasaas Ki.
- In 2017, she played the role of Padma Maan Singh in Hindi television serial Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya.
- From 2017-2018, she played the role of Mallika in marathi television serial Jadubai Jorat.
- From 2018-2019, she played the role of Deep’s Aunt in Hindi television serial Ishq Mein Marjawan.
- In 2019, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss Marathi 2 and finished at fifth place.
- Since 2020, she has been playing the role of Bhawani Chavan in Star Plus’s popular television serial Ghum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein.
Kishori Shahane Web series –
- In 2020, she made her digital debut with Zee5’s web series The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty, in which she played the role of Gayatri Dixit.
Kishori Shahane As a Producer –
- As a producer and director, her first film Mohatyachi Renuka won the Maharashtra State Award 2007 for best editing.
- Her next film Malik Ek (hindi) was based on the life of Sai Baba and had Jackie Shroff in the lead role.
- She then launched her next Marathi film Aika Dajiba.
Kishori Shahane Family Background
Kishori Shahane was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She belongs to a middle-class Marathi Hindu Family. Her father’s name is Prabhakar Shahane and her mother’s name is Vandana Shahane. There is no information available about her siblings.
Kishori Shahane Marital status/ Relationship and More –
Marital status of Kishori Shahane is Married. She got married into a Punjabi Family. She is married to Hindi filmmaker Deepak Balraj Vij. She met Deepak Balraj Vij, during the shooting of the film ‘Hafta Bandh’. The duo dated each other for a while and tied the knot in 1991. They have a son named Bobby Vij, who is a budding actor. Her son Bobby has worked in two films based on Sai Baba’s life as a child artist.
|Affairs/ Boyfriend||Deepak Balraj Vij (Film Producer)|
|Husband/ Spouse||Deepak Balraj Vij (m. 1991)|
|Children||Son – Bobby Vij|
Daughter – None
Kishori Shahane Height/ Weight & Physical State
The height of Kishori Shahane is approximately 5 feet 4 inches and the body weight is around 65 kg. Her body type is hourglass slim and her full body measurement is 34-28-35 Inches. She has stylish black colour hair and dark brown eyes.
|Height||5’4″ (163 cm)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Body type||Hourglass Slim|
|Eye colour||Dark Brown|
Kishori Shahane Educational Qualification
We don’t have any information about her schooling. She graduated from Mithibai College, Mumbai.
|College||Mithibai College, Mumbai, India|
Kishori Shahane Favourite Things –
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favourite Actress||Kangana Ranaut|
|Favourite Food||Pizza, Pani-Puri|
|Favourite Colour||Yellow, Red|
Kishori Shahane Net worth –
The net worth of Kishori Shahane is estimated to be between $1 Million – $5 Million dollars. Kishori Shahane’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor.
|Net worth (2021)||$1 Million – $5 Million dollars|
|Source of Income||Acting|
Some lesser known facts about Kishori Shahane
- Does Kishori Shahane Smoke? Not Known
- Does Kishori Shahane Drink Alcohol? Not Known
- She was born and brought up in Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra, India.
- She belongs to a middle-class Marathi Hindu Family.
- She was very good at academics in her childhood.
- She developed an interest in acting at a very young age.
- She received an opportunity to perform in a folk ballet ‘Durga Zhaali Gauri’ when she was in 9th standard.
- After that, she did a number of professional plays.
- When she was in 11th standard, she bagged the role in the Marathi Film “Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla” along with Ashok Saraf and (Late) Laxmikant Berde.
- During college, she won the title of ‘Miss Mithibai’ in 1990.
- She is a trained Indian Classical and Folk Dancer.
- She performed in 20+ films even before completing her graduation.
- She met her husband Deepak Balraj Vij, during the shooting of the film ‘Hafta Bandh’.
- It was Jackie Shroff who introduced Kishori Shahane to Deepak Balraj Vij.
- When she was dating Deepak Balraj Vij, she used to meet him wearing ‘Burkha’ to keep her identity secret.
- In 1993, she made her debut in Hindi television with the serial Junoon on DD National.
- In 2003, she was a runner-up of the Mrs. Gladrags Beauty contest.
- In 2008, she participated in the dance reality show Saas v/s Bahu on Sahara One as a contestant.
- She shot to fame with the Marathi films ‘Maherchi Sadi’ and ‘Wajva Re Wajva’.
- She has featured in many successful Marathi films like ‘Ek Daaw Dhobi Pachhad’, ‘Nawara Majha Nawasacha’, ‘Ekulati Ek’, ‘Narbachi Wadi’, and ‘Balache Baap Bramhachari’.
- She has also appeared in many Bollywood movies including ‘Shirdi Sai Baba’, ‘Hafta Bandh’, ‘Pyar Ka Devta’, ‘Shagird’, ‘Superstar’, ‘Anuradha’, ‘Policegiri’, and ‘Mohenjo Daro’.
- She has played varied characters in TV serials like ‘Sindoor Tere Naam Ka’, ‘Kabhie To Nazar Milao’, ‘Aise Karo Naa Vidaa’, ‘Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli’, ‘Sundar Maza Ghar’ and ‘Jadubai Jorat’.
- She has acted in over 70 Marathi Films.
- She has also produced two films based on the life of Shirdi Sai Baba.
- As a producer, her first movie was a Marathi film Mohatyachi Renuka which won the Maharashtra State Award 2007 for best editing.
- She is a fitness enthusiast and visits the gym regularly.
- She is an avid animal lover.
- She has a strong belief in Sai Baba.