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Born on October 7, 1966, Renuka Shahane hails from Maharashtra and majored in Psychology from St Xavier's College. She went on to do her Post Graduation in Clinical Psychology from the Mumbai University
Although Renuka Shahane has worked in several TV shows and films over the years she is best remembered as Pooja Bhabhi from the 1990s classic family entertainer Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Renuka Shahane with Salman Khan in a still from Sooraj Barjatiya's Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994). Renuka essayed Mohnish Behl's on-screen wife and Salman's sister-in-law in Sooraj Barjatiya's family entertainer
Renuka Shahane became a fixture on the small screen in the 1990s after co-hosting the popular morning show Surabhi with Siddharth Kak. The show holds the distinction of being India's longest-running cultural series and features in the Limca Book of Records for receiving the largest measured audience response ever in the history of Indian television.
Renuka Shahane began her career in showbiz with the Marathi film Hach Sunbaicha Bhau, but she made a name for herself by working in several Bollywood films and television serials
Renuka Shahane is married to fellow actor Ashutosh Rana. They have two sons Shauryaman and Satyendra. This is her second marriage. Her first one was short-lived
Renuka Shahane has starred in successful TV shows of the 1990s like Sailaab, Ghutan, Kora Kagaz, Imtihaan and many others. Here she is pictured with Pallavi Joshi, Rajeshwari Sachdev and Durga Jasraj
Renuka Shahane with Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Khedekar. She captioned her post, 'Circus and Sailaab in one frame @iamsrk @sachinskhedekar (sic).' Interestingly Renuka co-starred with SRK and Khedekar in the TV shows Circus and Sailaab respectively
Renuka Shahane has a fearless personality and doesn't mince words. To voice her displeasure against the controversy surrounding Padmaavat earlier this year, the actress took to Facebook and showed the world, the hard-hitting reality and gruesome actions that need to be banned. As a hard-hitting reply to right-wing groups protesting the film and demanding its ban, she crossed the poster in deep red and instead posted a picture of herself holding placards reading 'Ban Sexual Molestation' (pictured)
Renuka Shahane's husband Ashutosh Rana is a successful actor in his own right. He has acted in several TV shows and Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi films. Also pictured: Shauryaman and Satyendra
Renuka Shahane and husband Ashutosh Rana share an amazing bond of love. She lovingly refers to him as Rana Ji
Renuka Shahane with her mother Shanta Gokhale and sons Shauryaman and Satyendra. Renuka's mom Shanta is a noted author, journalist and theatre critic. She also made her directorial debut with Tribhanga, a digital film, starring Kajol, Mithila Palkar and Tanvi Azmi, and revolves around a dysfunctional family of three women and their unconventional life choices. Shahane got the idea for Tribhanga in 2014 and it was inspired by her relationship with her mother.
Renuka Shahane is also active on the reality show circuit. This is a picture of her with Deepika Padukone taken on the sets of a show
Renuka Shahane with Tisca Chopra and other cast members during the poster shoot for the Marathi film Highway in 2015
Renuka Shahane and Shalmali Kholgade joke around during promotions for the Marathi film Highway
Renuka Shahane with Shilpa Tulaskar and Sonali Kulkarni at the Goa Marathi Film Festival in 2015
Renuka Shahane posted this collage of herself as the character Flory Mendonca from her film 3 Storeys. Renuka has received praise from fans and critics for essaying an aged Goan woman in the film, which also stars Richa Chadha, Sharman Joshi and Pulkit Samrat in pivotal roles. She captioned it, 'The various shades of Flory....grateful for all the lovely reviews, both critics and audience #3Storeys @priyasreedharan @arjunmukerjee (sic)'