Birth: 23-04-1905 ,
Sarita Joshi is an Indian stage, television and film actress. She is the daughter of Gujarati actress Jamnaben Thakkar and Marathi stage director Haribabu Joshi. She began acting on stage at the age of nine and is a veteran of stage in Gujarati and Marathi theatre and also Marathi movies. She is best known for portraying a tough yet fair matriarch in the household hit serial `Baa Bahoo Aur Baby`, which halted temporarily in March 2009 but resumed on popular demand. In 2009, Joshi acted in the serial `Kuchh Kook Hota Hai` as Rani on 9X. Joshi also portrayed Abhishek Bachchan's mother in `Guru’, directed by filmmaker Mani Ratnam. She also played a central character in the 2008 movie `Dasvidaniya`. She continues to perform in theater and give acclaimed stage performances. Married to theatre director, Praveen Joshi, she is the mother of actresses Ketki Dave (`Daksha’ in `Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi`) and Purbi Joshi, who appears on Comedy Circus as a host.. In 1988, she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In 2007, for her role as Godavari Thakkar in `Baa Bahoo Aur Baby`, she was awarded a Best Actress in a Drama award by the IDEA Indian Television Academy Awards.