Birthday: 1931
Date of death: 24-04-2000


Pearl Padamsee, the woman always had a unique aura which always made her outstanding.She is a Indian theatre actress as well as producer and director of various English theatres in Mumbai. She was known for her gritty and strong personality which has always helped her in chasing her dream. Her mother was an Indian Jewish and father was Christian. She had a keen eye in Indian theatre and always endured in it. She began her career in theatre and always was her first love, but later she moved to films where she produced and directed many movies. As the years passed, she developed great skills and traversed her way through it and became a great director.

She was famously known for her directing skills shown in musical Godspell and Rise and Fall of Arturo Ui. She created many masterpieces as she continued her journey. She married a Bengali Hindu first and has two children with him. She also had a daughter Raell Padamsee with Alyque Padamsee her second partner. She developed a very great relation with Alyque, who was always with her during her working years. She later became ambassador to Australia and also promoted the English theatre in India along with Alyque.

The General audience knows her from work in Khatta Meetha, Junoon, Baton Baton me, Kama Sutra and Such A Long Story where she did some splendid work, but her real soul always lounged to theatre and thus has always served theatre with innocent hard work. She always had great admirers following her; she frequently received letters from her followers, which were always about moon and roses. Although she wrote various intense and dramatic verses, she herself was not so dramatic in her real life.

She influenced a generation of people to think out of the box and always did something creative. She died of Cardiac arrest on 24th April, 2000 in Mumbai, but till the end she always had the grit to put humor on the table. She later converted herself into Christianity and was buried in a Christian cemetery in Bandra. At the end she always remembered her partner Alyque, her children Raell and Ranjit and also her beloved friend Farida Pedder. She was an idol of a woman always knew how to live life, she never held herself back in anything and thus is a real pearl of India.