Husband: Anup Singh
Age: 53 Years
|Other Name||Meeta Vashisht|
|Profession(s)||Actress, Writer, Theatre Artist|
|Famous Role||‘Trishna’ in the popular TV serial, “Kahani Ghar Ghar ki”
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Bollywood): Chandni (1989)
Film (Tamil): Snegithiye (2000)
Film (Bengali): Patalghar (2003)
Film (Marathi): Shevri (2006)
Film (Malayalam): Raakilipattu (2007)
TV: Space City Sigma (1989)
Web Series: Your Honor (2020)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Star Screen Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for the film, “Drohkaal” (1996)
• BFJA Bengal Film Journalist Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for the film, “Drishti” (1990)
• Moonwhite Films International Film Fest – MWFIFF for ‘Best Actress Supporting Role’ for the film, “Kasaai (The Devil)” (2019)
|Date of Birth||2 November 1967 (Thursday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||53 Years|
|Birthplace||Jatal Village, Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|College/University||• Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh
• National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi
|Educational Qualification||Post Graduate in English Literature Wikipedia|
|Controversy||The news anchor, Arnab Goswami, once, invited Mita Vashisht to his debate show, "News Hour" to discuss on the topic, "Banning of Pakistani artists in India." She was speaking against the motion while Col. V. N. Thapar was in favour of it. After getting annoyed with the screaming voice in her ear, Mita yelled “Oh Shut Up, ” took off the ear phone, and walked out of the show. After she left the show, Arnab accused her of insulting the father of a Kargil war martyr by saying shut up to him. Later, Mita revealed that she got annoyed with Arnab Goswami and yelled at him and not at Thapar. Indian Express|
|Relationships & More|
|Ex-Fiance||Mangal Dhillon (actor)
|Husband/Spouse||Anup Singh (filmmaker)
|Parents||Father- Captain Rajeshwar Dutt Vashisht (Indian Army Retired Colonel)
Mother- Meenakshi Mehta Vashisht (Singer, Teacher)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mita Vashisht
- Mita Vashisht is an Indian actress who has worked in the off-beat cinema, commercial cinema & theatre.
- Mita was born in a middle-class family in Pune.
- After completing her post-graduation, Mita went to Delhi’s National School of Drama to pursue a course in acting.
- She, then, worked as a teacher of fashion design, film direction, and acting.
- Vashisht made her acting debut in 1989 with the film, “Chandni.”
- Some of the films in which Mita played supporting roles include “Drishti,” “Kasba,” “Drohkaal,” “Taal,” “Phir Milenge,” “Trishna,” “Youngistaan,” and “Rahasya.”
- Her television debut came in the year 1989 with the TV show, “Space City Sigma.”
- Thereafter, she featured in TV serials like “Bharat Ek Khoj,” “Pachpan Khambe Lal Deewarein,” “Swabhimaan,” “Hip Hip Hurray,” and “Star Bestsellers.”
- Mita gained immense popularity by playing the role of ‘Trishna’ in Star Plus’ TV serial, “Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki.”
- She has also appeared in the TV serials, “Suvreen Guggal – Topper of The Year,” “Kaala Teeka,” “Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai,” and “Criminal Justice.”
- Vashisht has also featured in the music video of the song, “Mann ke Manjeeré.”
- She has written and produced three short films and a TV serial.
- She has also lent her voice for the song, “Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.”
- Mita likes to keep her life private. She is not very active on social media.
- Besides being an actress, she is actively involved in social work; she has worked with children in remand homes and with sex workers, also she started a theatre group of 30 sex workers.
- Mita’s grandfather, Raibhadur Laxmi Dutt Vashisht was a Deputy Collector in the British era.
- She established Mandala, space for art collaborations, research and education in 2001.
- Mita produced the award winning film, “The Name of a River.”
- Mita has remained a visiting faculty with institutes like NIFT (Delhi), FTII (Pune), NSD (Delhi), and NID (Ahemdabad).
- She has conducted many acting workshops in the UK (London, Birmingham, Leicester) and Damascus.
- Vashisht has made a 75 minute long solo theatre performance, “Lal Ded.” The performance was invited to feature in many national and international festivals including “National Theatre Festival Dehradun,” “World Theatre Day Pune,” “The Hungry Heart International Theatre Festival Delhi,” and “National Centre for the Performing Arts Mumbai.