Dina Pathak is noted Hindi and Gujarati theatre, television and film actress.
Born Dina Gandhi in Bhavnagar on March 4, 1922, she had refused to enroll in Laadli Bibi, a school meant exclusively for purdah-clad girls and instead prevailed upon her parents to send her to a boys' school.
Moving towards students activism, she was rusticated a number of times and thus has the distinction of studying in many Bombay colleges.
Inescapably drawn into the theatre movement as a founder member of the IPTA, she rubbed shoulders with Balraj Sahni and Mulk Raj Anand. Dina Gandhi wrote, directed and produced many plays. While in Ahmedabad, she was associated with the theatre movement called Natya Vidya Mandir.
Her Hindi film career began in 1965 with the ...» read full biography