Varsha Usgaonkar is an Indian film actress from Goa, who has worked in various Bollywood and Marathi movies as the leading lady. During the 1990s, she was the most popular actress in Marathi & Hindi cinema.Varsha has to her credit many Marathi hits such as Sawat Majhi Ladki, Navari Mile Navryala, Dhumakul, Lapandaav, Aflatoon, Gadbal Gotala and others. She has also starred as the lead actress in the Bollywood films like Hafta bandh,Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi and Pathreela Raasta. In 2005 she appeared in the Bollywood films Mangal Pandey and Mr Ya Miss as a supporting actress. In the Faisal Saif-directed controversial Hindi feature Film, Jigyaasa, Varsha played Mother to Hrishitaa Bhatt. The role of Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and mother of Parikshit, (the future of the Bharat Dynasty in Mahabharata) created a turning point in her career and she is indeed remembered for her short performance in the epic. Varsha started her television career in the late 1990s, after taking a hiatus from movies. She has appeared in the Marathi shows Aakash Zep and Eka Mekansathi, and she has also acted in the Hindi television serials Alvida Darling, Tanhaa and Anhonee.