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Ranjana Deshmukh

Actor from India

Ranjana Deshmukh (1955 – March 3, 2000), famous on-screen as just Ranjana, was a popular Marathi actress who dominated the Marathi silver screen in the '70s and '80s. Like her aunt, noted Hindi actress Sandhya, she was introduced to the screen by V. Shantaram in Chandanachi Choli Ang Ang Jaali, directed by Kiran Shantaram in 1975. She then starred in the lead role in Shantaram's next film, Jhunj. Ranjana won the best actress award in 1980 from the state government for Are Sansar Sansar. She bagged the award again for Gup Chup Gup Chup in 1983. Her other key films include Sushila, Gondhalat Gondhal, Mumbaicha Faujdar, Jakhmi Vaghin, Bhujang and Ek Daav Bhutacha. Ranjana made hit pairs at the box office with several noted Marathi film actors including Ashok Saraf, Shriram Lagoo, Kuldeep Pawar, Nilu Phule, Ravindra Mahajani, Raja Gosavi and others. Ranjana Deshmukh's career came to an abrupt end in 1987 in a car accident while she was on her way to a film shoot to Bangalore. Ranjana's legs were paralysed in the accident; she also lost movement of her left arm. She later starred in a play Fakta Ekdach, as a wheelchair-using woman who is deserted by her lover. It was believed to be  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Ranjana
Date of birth
1955
Nationality
India
Parents
Vatsala Deshmukh
Profession
Actor

Death

Date of death
2000-03-03
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Shivaji Park

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