Himani Shivpuri was born and brought up in Dehradun, Uttrakhand, her father Haridutt Bhatt was a Hindi teacher at Doon School, Dehradun, where she also received her school education. Even while she was at school she was actively involved in school plays, and while doing her post graduation in ‘Organic Chemistry’, her interest grew and she started acting plays simultaneous to her studies.
Eventually she joined National School of Drama, New Delhi and graduated in 1984.

Her ancestral village is village Bhatwani, Dehradun. She has a son Katyayan, and was married to actor Gyan Shivpuri, who died in 1995.

After graduating from National School of Drama she worked with NSD Repertory Company for sometime before moving to Mumbai.
Shivpuri made her film debut in 1984 with (Ab Ayega Mazaa), followed by In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones a TV film, in (1989), also starring Shahrukh Khan. She acted in many art film thereafter like Shyam Benegal’s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1993), and Mammo (1994), though her big commercial break came with Sooraj R. Barjatya’s Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994).

She made her television debut with TV serial Humrahi (DD National), directed by Kunwar Sinha, which gave her considerable popularity as her role of ‘Devki Bhojai’ was widely appreciated. Thereafter she became a regular feature on Indian television, starring in serials like,Hasratein on ZEE TV in 1995 as an unsatisfied wife forced to marry a man double her age & looking out for extra marital affair to satiate her needs, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Raksha, Chandni, Dollar Bahu (Zee TV), Josh (Star Plus), Ek Ladki Anjaani Si and most recently in Ghar Ek Sapna (Sahara One), and India Calling (Star One). She has also just started Baat Hamarri Paki hai on Sony Entertainment Television Asia

Though she acts mainly in character actor, she has done some memorable roles in films like Koyla (1997), Pardes (1997), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Anjaam (1994) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).

Over the years she has worked for many film production houses including Yash Raj Films (owned by director Yash Chopra), Rajshri Productions and Dharma Productions (owned by Yash Johar).

She has been recently seen in the J.P. Dutta’s film Umrao Jaan. Himani Shivpuri now plays Kul in Zee’s Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah.

 

Films Done By Himani Shivpuri

  • Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984) as Sidey’s sister
  • In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989) (TV)
  • Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1993)
  • Dilwale as Sapna’s aunt(1993)
  • Dhanwaan (1993) as Hamidbhai’s daughter-in-law
  • Mammo (1994) as Anwari
  • Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) as Razia
  • Andaz (1994) (uncredited) as Mrs. Panipuri Sharma
  • Anjaam (1994) as Nisha
  • Yaar Gaddar (1994) as Police Inspector
  • Aao Pyaar Karen (1994) as Shankar’s wife
  • Teesra Kaun(1994) as Shanti Verma
  • Trimurti (1995) as Janki Singh
  • Raja (1995) as Kaki
  • God and Gun (1995)
  • Veergati (1995) as Sulokh’s mom
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) as Kammo
  • Yaraana (1995) as Beggar/Champa
  • Haqeeqat (1995) as Kamini
  • Bandish (1996)
  • Prem Granth (1996) as Nathu
  • Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) as Raj’s mother
  • Bal Bramhachari (1996) as Shanti
  • Beqabu (1996) as Aarti Kapoor
  • Diljale (1996)
  • Pardes (1997) as Kulwanti
  • Hero No. 1 (1997) as Shannu
  • Koyla (1997)
  • Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997) as Subhash’s wife
  • Betaabi (1997) as Radha, professor
  • Deewana Mastana (1997) as Raja’s mom
  • Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997) as Raja’s mother
  • Tirchhi Topiwale (1998)
  • Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) as Ragini Sinha
  • Bandhan (1998) as Ramlal’s wife
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) as Rifat Bi
  • Mehndi (film) (1998)
  • Dahek: A Burning Passion (1998) as Mrs. Javed Bahkshi
  • Nyaydaata (1999)
  • Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) as Vakil’s wife
  • Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) as Mrs. Chaurasia
  • Daag: The Fire (1999) as Kajri’s mother
  • Anari No. 1 (1999) as Rahul’s Aunt
  • Biwi No.1 (1999) as Susheela Devi Mehra
  • Trishakti (1999) as Mrs. Laxmiprasad
  • Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain (1999) as Umadevi
  • Vaastav: The Reality (1999) as Laxmi Akka
  • Khoobsurat (1999) as Savita
  • Krodh (2000) as Sita
  • Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000) as Mary
  • Baaghi (2000)
  • Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) as Mrs. Bakhiyani
  • Chal Mere Bhai (2000) as Sapna’s aunt
  • Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000) as Shyama Aapa
  • Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) as Sita Pillai
  • Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000) as Mrs. Saxena
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000) as Sweety
  • Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000) as Radha Ganga’s biological mom
  • Afsana Dilwalon Ka (2001) as Titlibai
  • Jodi No.1 (2001) as wife of Kamal
  • Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001) as Sushma
  • Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001)
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) as Haldiram’s Wife
  • Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002) as Maria
  • Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002) as Patient Ramgopal’s wife
  • Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) as Mrs. Sahani
  • Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) as Mrs. Malhotra
  • Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002)
  • Ek Hindustani (2003)
  • Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003) as Tara & Sitara’s mom
  • Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) as Susheela
  • Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) as Minty Ahluwalia
  • Shart: The Challenge (2004)
  • Ishq Hai Tumse (2004) as Kamla
  • Time Pass (2005) as Kanchan Sharma
  • Mumbai Godfather (2005)
  • Chand Sa Roshan Chehra (2005)
  • Meri Aashiqui (2005)
  • Classic Dance of Love (2005)
  • Insan (2005) as Indu’s mom
  • Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005) as Goverdhan’s wife
  • Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai (2005) as Mrs. I. M. Gore
  • mayavi (2005)
  • Umrao Jaan (2006)
  • Kismat Konnection (2008) as Mrs. Gill
  • Haal-e-dil (2008) as Stella
  • Karzzz (2008) as J. J. Oberoi’s Wife
  • Do Knot Disturb (2009) as Goverdhan’s mother
  • Radio (2009) film (2009) as Shanya’s Boss at Food Court
  • Milenge Milenge (2010) as Mrs. Gandhi
  • Sasural Simar Ka (2011) as Rajjo Dwivedi (Buaji)
  • Ammaa ki boli (2012) as Kalavati
  • The Facebook Generation (2012) as Herself (cameo)
  • Rabba Main Kya Karoon (2012)
  • Besharam (2013) as Tara’s Mother
  • Club 60 (2013) as Nalini Doctor
  • Mr Joe B. Carvalho (2014)
  • Meena (2014) as Ainul Bibi
  • Wedding Pullav (2015) as Gulabo
  • Nanu Ki Jaanu(2018) as Nanu’s Mother
  • Make In India (2019) as Palak Mother
  • Teesra Kaun Returns (2020) Shanti Aunty is Manjulah Alia Bhatt Priyanka

 

Serials Done By Himani Shivpuri

  • Hum Aapke Hain Woh (1996-1997)
  • Khatta Meetha (2000)
  • Yatra(2000)
  • Phir Wahi Talash(2000)
  • Humrahi(2000)
  • Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah as Kulraj Kohli(2000)
  • Hasratein as Sulakshana(2000)
  • Gudgudee (1998-1999) as Durga Devi
  • Sanjog Se Bani Sangini as Shanno(1998-1999)
  • I Luv My India(1998-1999)
  • Baat Hamari Pakki Hai(1998-1999)
  • Sasural Simar Ka(1998-1999)
  • Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein as Mrs. Lajwanti)(1998-1999)
  • Ghar Ek Sapna(1998-1999)
  • Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai as Nani-Saas(1998-1999)
  • Doli Armaano Ki as Sushma Tiwari (Sushmaji)(1998-1999)
  • Sumit Sambhal Lega as Rita(1998-1999)
  • Vishkanya…Ek Anokhi Prem Kahani as Renu(1998-1999)
  • Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi as Kalavati Parmar(1998-1999)
  • Home AltBalaji(1998-1999)
  • Happu Ki Ultan Pultan as Katori “Amma” Singh(1998-1999)
  • Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani as Radha Ji(1998-1999)
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