Seema Bhargava

Seema Bhargava

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Seema Bhargava Profile

  • Name:
  • Seema Bhargava
  • Spouse:
  • Manoj Pahwa

Seema Bhargava Biography

Seema Bhargava is a veteran actress associated with Hindi entertainment industry with more than 25 years of experience in the field. A prominent theatre artist, she gained popularity through television roles and she has played supporting roles in a few Bollywood films too. She became a household name after she portrayed the pivot character of Badki in Doordarshan’s iconic series of 1980s – Hum Log. Seema is now popular playing grandmother roles on small screen. She worked with Delhi-based theatre group Sambhav in the 1980s before she completely switched to television in the 1990s. In 2014 she received a loud noise of applause for her theatric play, Saag Meat, based on a satire work of Bhisham Sahni.


Seema is married to popular character artist of silver screen, Manoj Pahwa, her co-actor in Hum Log. The couple has two children – one son and one daughter. She earned critical acclaim for the role of Badki in Hum Logthe iconic series of Doordarshan in the mid-1980s. In those days TV audience were addicted to the show which portrayed the middle class life. She played Badki who helped girls and ran a sanstha. For the past five years or so, she was called by the name Badki by television viewers, and people really thought she ran a sanstha. In fact all the actors associated with the show enjoyed the same status of film celebrities. Years later Seema played a similar role in Hum Ladkiyan.


As a film actress, she is best known for playing Sanjay Mishra’s wife in highly appreciated film, Aakhon Dekhi. She received Screen awards for Best Supporting Actress for this role. Mostly associated with offbeat movies, Sardari Begum, Godmother, Zubeidaa, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani, Tere Bin Laden etc are a few among her character roles for Bollywood. She was most recently seen in Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Wazir.

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Updated: June 19, 2016

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