Wishing Shubha Khote many happy returns of the day who turned 77 today.

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Shubha Khote (born 30th August 1940) is a film and television actress. She is the older sister of actor Viju Khote.

She made her stage debut as child actor at age 4. Shubha Khote made her film debut in Seema (1955) as Putli. This role came to her since she was a good cyclist and her cycling attracted the ‘Seema’s team for her selection. Since then, she has starred in a large number of Hindi and Marathi movies, stage shows and TV serials. She was mostly starred opposite Mehmood and the pair became hit in ‘Sasural’, ‘Bharosa’, ‘Ziddi’, ‘Chhoti Behan’, ‘Sanjh Aur Savera’, ‘Love in Tokyo’, ‘Grahasthi’, ‘Humrahi’, ‘Beti Bete’. She also played negative roles in ‘Paying Guest’ and ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’. In 1962, at the 9th Filmfare Awards, she received two nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Gharana and Sasural, though lost to Nirupa Roy.

She has directed comedy plays like Hera Pheri, Hum Dono, Bachelor’s Wife and Let’s Do it (2000). Her home production Bachelor’s Wives (adapted from the Marathi play Gholat Ghol) had more than 40 shows in Mumbai and Aurangabad. Her TV show Zabaan Sambhalke (based on the Mind Your Language series) was a major hit.

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