Dina Pathak was an Indian actress and director of Gujarati theatre and she is also a film actress. She passed away on 11th October 2002. She was also a woman activist and remained the President of the 'National Federation of Indian Women' (NIFW). A doyen 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 essayed 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.