Kishori Shahane is an Indian classical and folk dancer and actress who has appeared in films and on television in Hindi and Marathi. – She is married to Deepak Balraj Vij, a Hindi filmmaker. She is a producer who worked on a film about the life of Shirdi’s Sai Baba. She is well-known for her roles in shows such as Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki and Ishq Mein Marjawan. In 2019, she competed in the reality show Bigg Boss Marathi 2, finishing fifth. She is currently playing Bhavani Chavan in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin.
Early life and professional career: Kishori Shahane
Kishori Shahane was crowned Miss Mithibai while attending Mithibai College, Mumbai’s cultural hub. She debuted in Marathi films and rose to prominence with Maherchi Sadi and Wajva Re Wajva. Her stage performances in Amal Allana’s plays Moruchi Maushi (Marathi) and Aadhe Adhure (Hindi) earned her recognition as an actress. She has appeared in Marathi blockbusters such as Ek Daav Dhobi Pachad and Navra Majha Navsacha. Her roles in Hindi films such as Pyaar Mein Twist and Red: The Dark Side, both directed by Vikram Bhatt, demonstrated her versatility.
A Hindi filmmaker named Deepak Balraj Vij noticed her talent. He worked with her on Hafta Band, Bomb Blast, and two other films. They became closer while filming Hafta Bandh in 1991 and later married. Kishori then went on to work in Hindi TV serials and Hindi and Marathi films. She rose to prominence after appearing in serials such as Ghar Ek Mandir, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, and Sindoor.
Kishori is a folk and classical dancer. She has appeared on stage both in India and abroad. She also finished her Venus music video Saavan. After nearly 13 years, she competed in the Mrs. Gladrags Beauty Pageant, finishing as runner-up in 2003. Her Marathi film Mohatyachi Renuka won the Maharashtra State Award for best editing in 2007. Kishori produced and directed the film. Her next film, Malik Ek (Hindi), was based on the life of Sai Baba and starred Jackie Shroff. She then released her second Marathi film, Aika Dajiba. In 2016, she portrayed a transgender character in the Colors TV soap opera Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki. She is currently seen in the drama series Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin as Bhavani, the matriarch of the Chavan family.
Achievements and awards: Kishori Shahane
- Classical and folk dances: On-stage performances in the United States, Australia, and India.
- Miss Mithibai College graduated in 1990.
- Runner-up in the “Mrs. Gladrags” Beauty Pageant in 2003.
- Bigg Boss Marathi 2 Season’s Shining Star.
The love story of actress Kishori Shahane and her husband, Deepak Balraj Vij, is worthy of a Bollywood masala film. Deepak Balraj Vij is a professional filmmaker. During the filming of Hafta Band, he fell in love with the actress. Deepak Balraj Vij was helped by Bollywood star Jackie Shroff, who introduced him to Kishori Shahane. The couple dated for quite some time. The couple remained silent until they were certain that they were ready to take their relationship to the next level. According to rumours, actress Kishori Shahane used to wear a Burka on her date with Deepak Balraj Vij in order for no one to recognise her.