Ratna Pathak Shah is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood films. She is an acclaimed stage actor as well.
Having appeared in a number of successful films, including the highly acclaimed 'Mirch Masala', one of Ratna Pathak's acclaimed performances has been as the wife in 'The Perfect Murder'. In July 2008, she appeared in the successful film, 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na'. She has also performed in several Russian plays. She has also been acting in a number of high quality comedy serials on the Indian television. She has appeared in the highly popular, hit comedy on TV, 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai'.
She is the co-founder and active member of "Motley Theatre Group".
Ratna Pathak was born in Mumbai, India to Bollywood actress, Dina Pathak. Her sister is actress Supriya Pathak. Ratna Pathak is married to Naseeruddin Shah. They have two sons, Imaad and Vivaan-Asaad.