Mita Vashisht, also known as Meeta Vashisht, is an Indian television, film, and theatre actress. Mita has played supporting roles in many Hindi films and TV serials. Mita is best known for playing the role of ‘Trishna’ in the popular TV serial, “Kahani Ghar Ghar ki.”
Mita Vashisht was born on Thursday, 2 November 1967 (age 53 years; as in 2020) in Jatal Village, Pune. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Mita is a post-graduate in literature from Panjab University, Chandigarh. After completing her post-graduation, Vashisht attended the National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi to learn acting. Thereafter, she taught students of fashion design, film direction, and acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Mita Vashisht belongs to a Hindu Family.
Parenst & Siblings
Mita’s father, Captain Rajeshwar Dutt Vashisht is a retired colonel from the Indian Army. Her mother, Meenakshi Mehta Vashisht is a teacher and an Indian classical singer.
Relationships, Husband & Children
Mita was engaged to actor, Mangal Dhillon in the late 80’s. Later, the duo called off their engagement.
Mita Vashisht’s ex-fiance, Mangal Dhillon
Mita Vashisht is married to Anup Singh (filmmaker).
Mita Vashisht started her acting career in 1989 with the film, “Chandni” in which she played the role of Chandni’s friend. Subsequently, she appeared in films like “Drishti,” “Kasba,” “Drohkaal,” “Taal,” “Phir Milenge,” “Trishna,” “Youngistaan,” and “Rahasya.”
Mita made her television debut in 1989 with the TV serial, “Space City Sigma.” Next, she appeared in TV serials like “Bharat Ek Khoj,” “Pachpan Khambe Lal Deewarein,” “Swabhimaan,” “Hip Hip Hurray,” and “Star Bestsellers.”
She gained popularity by playing the role of ‘Trishna’ in Star Plus’ TV serial, “Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki.”
Thereafter, she featured in TV serials like “Suvreen Guggal – Topper of The Year,” “Kaala Teeka,” “Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai,” and “Criminal Justice.”
Vashisht made her Tamil film debut with the film “Snegithiye,” Bengali film debut with the film, “Patalghar,” Marathi film debut with the film, “Shevri,” and Malayalam film debut with the film, “Raakilipattu.”
In 2000, Mita featured in the music video, “Mann ke Manjeeré.” In addition to acting, Mita has written and directed three short films and a TV serial.
Vashisht has also sung the vocals of the song, “Laaga Chunari Mein Daag” for Yash Raj Films.
In 2020, Mita made her digital debut with the web series, “Your Honour.”
Mita Vashisht was once invited in the debate show, “News Hour” on Times Now channel by news anchor, Arnab Goswami. She appeared on the show to speak against banning Pakistani artists in India. Col. V. N. Thapar was also present on the debate show to speak in favour of the ban. During the show, Mita yelled “Oh Shut Up, ” yanked off the ear phone, and walked off the camera. After Mita left the show, Arnab said that Vashisht had insulted the father of a Kargil War martyr by saying shut up to him. However, Mita clarified through a social media post that she shouted at Goswami and not at V. N. Thapar.
- Star Screen Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for the film, “Drohkaal”
- BFJA Bengal Film Journalist Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for the film, “Drishti”
- Moonwhite Films International Film Fest – MWFIFF for ‘Best Actress Supporting Role’ for the film, “Kasaai (The Devil)”
- Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
- Actress: Meryl Streep
- Colour: Blue
- Travel Destination: Paris
- Her hobbies include travelling and writing.
- Mita is not very active on social media.
- Mita is often spotted smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Vashisht is actively involved in humanitarian work. She has worked for children in remand homes and for sex workers. She even started a theatre group that consisted of 30 sex workers.
- Her grandfather, Raibhadur Laxmi Dutt Vashisht was a Deputy Collector in the British era.
- In 2001, Mita established Mandala, space for arts collaborations research and education.
- Mita has worked as an executive producer on the award winning film, “The Name of a River” (2001).
- Vashisht has worked as a visiting faculty in some of the renowned design, film, and theatre institutes, including NIFT (Delhi), FTII (Pune), NSD (Delhi), and NID (Ahemdabad).
- Mita has conducted theatre workshops in the UK (London, Birmingham, Leicester) and Damascus.
- Vashisht has made a 75 minute long solo theatre performance, “Lal Ded.” The performance was invited to feature in many national and international festivals including “National Theatre Festival Dehradun,” “World Theatre Day Pune,” “The Hungry Heart International Theatre Festival Delhi,” and “National Centre for the Performing Arts Mumbai.”