Usha Jadhav is a well known actress who has been working in feature films, short films and television. In 2012 she was announced as the Best Actress at the 60th National Film Awards for the Marathi film ‘Dhag’. She has also played various roles in Bollywood films and commercial advertisements.
Usha Jadhav is born and brought up in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. She moved to Pune for her job in a travel agency. Following her passion for the art, she moved to Mumbai in search of various roles while still continuing her job.
During early days of her career she got various opportunities in commercial advertisements like that for Tata DoCoMo, Fevicol, Head & Shoulders, ICICI Bank and more. Her first break in films came with the 2007 Hindi film Traffic Signal, directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, where she was cast in a small role of a girl selling goods at the traffic signal. She also played another small role in the 2009 film Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish, which was the directorial debut of film actress Deepti Naval starring Manisha Koirala and Rajit Kapur in lead roles.
After this in 2012 she was seen alongside Super star Amitabh Bachchan in the advertisements of the 6th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Later in 2012 her film Dhag was released, where she played the lead role of Yashoda. This role of a poor mother fighting the social norms laid on them for their lower caste status, gave her various appreciations. The film featured in many film festivals and she was compared with the actress Smita Patil for her acting.
Usha Jadhav recently has launched her own website. Usha has also shared screen space with Mr Amitabh Bachchan in the bollywood movie Bhootnath. On the event of this launch he showed his support by tweeting about her website saying, “Usha is a brave, independent exceptional artist, strong and determined”. Usha’s website is a well made, simple and easy to use. Here are some of the beautiful images from her website.
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