Bhavana’s claim to fame is her immaculate timing as a comedian appearing in hit shows like “Gutur Gu” on the small screen. Born on 21 Oct 1975 in Mumbai to Shobha Khote an actress in herself, acting was the last thing on her mind while growing up. She was a brilliant student an ICSE board topper, she took up fashion coordination at SNDT College claiming that she always wanted to do something closer to creative art.
Her introduction to stage acting was nothing short of accidental, accompanying her mother for “Bottoms Up” stage play, she got to play a minor role due to absence of one actress and she has never looked back since then. Her famous roles include eccentric Chachi in popular Sitcom “Dekh Bhai Dekh” or stunning heartthrob in “Zabaan Sambhal ke”. Bhavana has shown interest in working more serious roles, where she can be true to her introvert side as well.
Star sign: Libra. Height: 5 feet 3 Inches, Weight 58.
She is also an avid dog lover and a writing enthusiast hoping to be an author worth pedigree someday.
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Hailing from a family of actors Bhavana Balsavar is a film, TV, and stage actress. Her mother Shobha Khote was a Bollywood actress who started acting at the age of 4. Shobha Khote’s younger brother is Viju Khote, who is widely known for his role in the movie “Sholay”. Bhavana’s grandfather and his sister, Nandu Khote and Durga Khote respectively are well-known actors in the theatre industry.
Bhavana made her first appearance as Saraswati in the TV series “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani”. She starred in the Hindi sitcom “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, which was produced by Jaya Bachchan and directed by Anand Mahendroo. Following this series, Bhavana appeared in another Hindi TV series “Zabaan Sambhalke”, which was another successful sitcom. Later on in the series, Shubha and Viju Khote were also featured in a few episodes. After around 15 other television series including “Heri Pheri”, “Dam Dama” Dam”, “Gutur Gu” (a silent show) and “Karishma Kaa Karishma”, she is now presently acting as Harpreet in the series “Satrangee Sasural”, airing on Zee TV. The series is an adaption of the Marathi show, “Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi”.
Bhavana acted in a few films and on stage too. She performed a drama called as “Andha yug”, (The Blind Age). It was written by Dharamvir Bharati in the year 1954 and is an allegory of the destruction of human lives and ethical values due to the 1947 partition of India. Bhavana acted in the film “Dhoom Dhadaka”, which is a Marathi comedy movie directed by Mahesh Kothare and in “Sukhi Sansarachi 12 Sutre” directed by Anil Baindur.