Born, brought up and educated in Delhi, Sushma Seth has successfully won her audience, both on small and big screens. She grew up learning vocal classical music and watching stage shows of Prithvi Theatre and wanted to pursue a career in music. She is married to Dhruv, whom she has known from her school days.
Sushma Seth started her acting career in 1978 with Shyam Benegals Junoon where she played the role of Shashi Kapoor’s Aunt. She worked with the maestro director again in 1981 in the film Kalyug. Sushma Seth has played mother and grandmother to a host of leading bollywood heroes. Seth has starred in some of the big hits like Prem Rog, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Chandni, Deewana, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ho. She is also an established theatre actress and has worked with celebrated names like D.R Ankur, Ramgopal Bajaj, Manish Joshi Bismil, Chander Shekhar Sharma. D.R Ankur, Ramgopal Bajaj, Manish Joshi Bismil, Chander Shekhar Sharma. In addition to films and theatre, Sushma Seth has appeared in various television serials, including the first Indian soap, Hum Log and the hit comedy serial Dekh Bhai Dekh. Seths first big hit came with Kalyug. Other notable performances would be Silsila, Prem Rog, Khamosh, Tawaif, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Alag Alag, Nagina, Waaris, Chandni, Ajooba, Deewana, Bol Radha Bol, 1942 Love Story, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Daag, Taal, Chal Mera Bhai, Dhadkan, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham & Kal Ho Na Ho.
Seth has acted as the mother and grandmother of a host of leading Bollywood stars including Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor and Preity Zinta.