Seema Pahwa is an Indian-born actress and filmmaker. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, she was nominated twice for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the films Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017). She received another nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 65th Filmfare Awards for her role in Bala (2019). She made her directorial debut with the film Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi which was premiered at Mumbai Film Festival in 2019 followed by a theatrical release in 2021.
Pahwa rose to prominence for her role of Badki in the popular Doordarshan soap opera Hum Log (1984-1985). As a theatre actor she worked with Delhi-based theatre group Sambhav, before moving to Mumbai in 1994 to work in films and continue her work in television and theatre.
Subsequently, she played Maasi, or Aunt on Kasamh Se (2006-2009), a popular Zee TV soap opera by Ekta Kapoor. The character is very kind and loving towards her nephew and his wife Bani Walia, the protagonist. She won Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 Screen Awards for the movie Ankhon Dekhi.
In 2014, she received acclaim for experiential theatre performance of Bhisham Sahni’s satire on the middle-class, Saag Meat, where she cooked during the performance, and the food was served to the audience. She was also very popularly loved for her role in the series Hip Hip Hurray, where she played the role of a single mother of Mazhar.
Husband, Children & Family Life
She is married to actor Manoj Pahwa, a co-actor in Hum Log, and lives in Versova, Mumbai along with their daughter Manukriti and son Mayank.
Seema Pahwa’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $650, 000.