Recently, a veteran television and film actress Sarita Joshi received the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour – the Padma Shri on Monday.
80-YO Sarita Joshi, who is famously remembered for her role as Godavari Labhshankar Thakkar a.k.a. Baa in the Star Plus hit dramedy Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, has won many awards for her inspiring acts. But, Sarita is not only known for her performance in TV serials. She is also known for doing Gujarati plays with her husband Pravin Joshi in the 1970s.
Sarita Joshi has been known for excelling in every role she chose to play. She has performed in about 15000 shows in Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi and Marwari for six decades.
But her commendable work on Television shows like “Ba Bahoo Aur Baby”, “Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi”, and “Hasratein” made her popular among every Indian household.
Sarita’s daughters Purbi and Ketki Dave are both actors. While Ketki Dave is remembered for playing ‘Dakshaa Chachi’ in Ekta Kapoor’s iconic serial ‘Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi..’, Purbi is famous for hosting various comedy reality shows!
To celebrate her mother’s inspiring win, daughter and actress Purbi shared a heartfelt note on Instagram. She wrote,
“What a proud moment for the entire family! My mother Sarita Joshi is being honoured by the President of India, the honourable Mr Kovind, with one of the highest civilian awards – the “Padma Shri….Ma, your talent, energy and dedication to the craft know no bounds, as does your love for all of us. To the world outside, you’re known as the celebrated legend Sarita Joshi, one of the finest actors and performers our country has produced, with an illustrious career spanning theatre, TV and films. But for me, you are the world’s best mother, my constant companion and supporter. You are a true force of nature and a source of inspiration.”
Finally, she concluded her congratulatory message on an emotional note. She wrote,
“Thank you for showing me what a strong woman looks like every day of my life. Thank you for teaching me that above all that glitter is sheer hard work and dedication, that to love yourself and believe in your dreams is your biggest strength, and that you are the only hero you will ever need…Today my chest swells with pride, and my heart is full of love for my one and only, the leading lady of my life always…My Ma.”
At IFORHER, we want to congratulate Sarita Dave for such an inspiring milestone. Congratulations, Sarita Dave! You deserve it!