Ashwini Kalsekar is best known to television audiences for her role as the scheming aunt Jigyaasa in Kasam Se.

Ashwini Kalsekar was born in 1970 in Mumbai in Maharashtra. Her father Anil Kalsekar was a Bank employee. Ashwini studied her B.A. from Bombay and graduated in 1991. She pursued theatre from 1991-1994 as an understudy, her most famous period being from 1992-1993 when she was an understudy to famous actress Neena Gupta. She also trained under Muzammeel Vakil, the famous theatre acting coach from 1992-1995. Ashwini is a trained Kathak dancer.

In 1996, Ashwini found a break in Marathi Film Tula Jhapar La in a small role of a tough prostitute. This was followed by a number of important films in Marathi where she played supporting actress including Dr. Vasant Deshmane and Neta Varla.

She started her television career in the mid 1990s with serials such as Shanti, C.I.D., Anjaane, Siddhant and K. Street Pali Hill before she bagged her biggest role, that of Jigyaasa (Bani’s tormentor) in Kasam Se for which she won the ITA award for Best actor in a negative role.

 

Films Done By Ashwini Kalsekar

  • 1996 Tula Jhapar La Marathi film
  • 2003 The Hero: Love Story of a Spy Intelligence officer under Major Arun Khanna
  • 2004 Khakee Kamlesh’s wife
  • 2004 Musafir Angela
  • 2005 Kisna Rita
  • 2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Police Officer
  • 2006 Ankahee Mrs. Shilpa Mehta
  • 2007 Speed Pam
  • 2008 Golmaal Returns Munni
  • 2008 Phoonk Madhu
  • 2009 Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye Mrs. Kapoor
  • 2010 Phoonk 2 Madhu
  • 2010 Golmaal 3 Chintu
  • 2011 Badrinath Sarkar’s wife Telugu film
  • 2012 Nippu Raja Goud’s wife
  • 2014 Singham Returns TV journalist Meera Shori
  • 2015 Rahasya Remi Fernandes She is Ayesha’s real mother
  • 2016 Dongari Ka Raja Raja’s mother
  • 2017 Golmaal Again Damini
  • 2018 Mehbooba Telugu film
  • 2019 Wedding Cha Shinema Dr. Anagha Pradhan Marathi Film

 

Television Done By Ashwini Kalsekar

  • 1995-1997 Shanti Shasha
  • 1997 Farz
  • 1997 Ek Aur Mahabharat Draupadi
  • 1998-2004 C.I.D. Inspector Asha Supporting role
  • 1998 Ji Sahab Doctor Special appearance
  • 1998 Aahat Police officer Episodic role
  • 1999 Naya Zamana
  • 1999 Mr. Gayab Lead role
  • 2001 Shaktimaan Shalaka Black Cat
  • 2001-2002 Anjaane
  • 2002-2003 Achanak 37 Saal Baad Malini She sees Ajay/Ajinkya in dreams
  • 2002-2004 Kittie Party Natassha
  • 2004 Siddhant ACP Nethra Menon
  • 2008-2009 Kasamh Se Jigyaasa Bali/Walia Antagonist
  • 2007 Jeete Hai Jiske Liye Adira Dhanrajgir
  • 2007-2008 Virrudh Devyani
  • 2007-2008 Parrivaar Manorma Supporting role
  • 2010 Jhansi Ki Rani Heera Bai Antagonist
  • 2010 Ganga Kii Dheej Maha Mai Antagonist
  • 2012 Afsar Bitiya Sikka Thakurayin Antagonist
  • 2013 Fu Bai Fu Judge Marathi comedy show
  • 2013–2014 Jodha Akbar Maham Anga Antagonist
  • 2014–2015 Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Pam/Poonam Khanna Grey-shaded role
  • 2016 Adaalat (season 2)
  • 2016 Kavach… Kaali Shaktiyon Se Saudaamini (pisachini) Main female antagonist
  • 2017 Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double Neena Nadkarni Supporting role
  • 2019 Booo Sabki Phategi Digital debut

 

Awards Received By Ashwini Kalsekar

  • 2006 6th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Negative Role Kasamh Se
  • 2007 7th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress in Negative Role
  • 2014 13th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Negative Role Jodha Akbar
  • 2014 7th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress in Negative Role
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