[tps_footer]79-year old Veteran theatre and film actor Sulabha Deshpande, who was seen in numerous Marathi and Hindi films, died at her Mumbai residence today after a prolonged illness, family sources said.
Apart from acting in theatres and plays, Deshpande featured in several Marathi and Hindi films and TV serials.
In Hindi, the noteworthy films in which she appeared included “Bhumika” (1977), “Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan” (1978) and “Gaman” (1978). In the recent, she had appeared in Gauri Shinde-directed “English-Vinglish” . She was also associated with “Rangayan”, a pioneering Marathi experimental theatre group, alongwith Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta, and Satyadev Dubey.
In 1971 she had co-founded the theatre group `Awishkar’ with her husband Arvind Deshpande (who died in 1987).[/tps_footer]