Renuka Shahane

Date of Birth: March 27, 1965
Occupation:
Actress, Supporting Cast
Years Active:
1990 - present
Renuka Shahane
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Renuka Shahane (born March 27, 1965) is an Indian actress working in the Bollywood film industry and in Indian television, best known as the presenter of Doordarshan TV show Surabhi (1993–2001). Renuka Shahane was born in Maharashtra. She studied Arts from Mithibai college. She is married to Ashutosh Rana, also a Bollywood actor. They have two sons, Shouryaman and Satyendra.

Shahane started her career with the MarathiHach Sunbaicha Bhau film industry and has done many Marathi Films. She then worked in the popular TV show, Surabhi.

She became popular after her role in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, a 1994 blockbuster film. She released her first Marathi film as a director called Rita. Adapted from her mother Shanta Gokhale's novel, Rita Welingkar, Renuka plays the pivotal role of a friend, guide and philosopher of Rita, the main protagonist. Renuka has Jackie Shroff, Pallavi Joshi, Suhasini Mulay and Mohan Agashe in the cast.

Circus was one of the initial Indian television serials that she starred in. She portrayed the love interest of then relatively unknown Shah Rukh Khan's character. Her role as a strong-willed woman in another television serial Imtihaan was widely appreciated.