Sulochana Latkar (born 30 July 1928), at Khadaklat village of Chikodi taluk and Belgaum District in karnataka. Mostly known by her screen name Sulochana, is a well-known actress of Marathi and Hindi cinema, who is most known for her performances in 250 Marathi films, like Vahinichya Bangdya, Meeth Bhakar and Dhakti Jau, in Hindi cinema, she epitomized ‘mother’ roles, as did Nirupa Roy in the 1970s and the early 1980s.
In 2003, she was awarded the Chitrabhushan Award instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Baburao Painter, one of the founders of the modern Marathi cinema.
Latkar is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri (1999). She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. In 2009, she was awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan Award by the Government of Maharashtra.