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For 1960s South Indian actress, see Rajasree. For the 1990s actress, see Rajashree (actress).
Born 8 oct 1944
India Mumbai, India

Rajshree is an Indian actress.

Personal life[edit]

Rajshree is the daughter of acclaimed Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram and actress Jayshree, second wife of V. Shantaram. Her brother Kiran Shantaram was a former Sheriff of Mumbai.

While shooting with Raj Kapoor in America for the film Around the World in 8 Dollars, she met American student Greg Chapman. The two married three years later, in an Indian ceremony that lasted five days. She went with her husband to permanently live in America.[1] They have one daughter. They live in Los Angeles.[2][3]

She has been living in America for the last 30 years running a very successful custom clothing business with her husband, while still maintaining her interest in films. She was an assistant director on Hack-O-Lantern, Tainted Love and Monsoon and has done narration on a children’s video titled “Ashok By Any Other Name”.


Rajshree made her debut in films as a child star V. Shantaram's Subah Ka Tara (1954).[4] Her career as an adult actress was launched by her father with Jeetendra in the film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She starred in popular hits such as Grahasthi, Ghar Basake Dekho, Jee Chahta hai, Sagai, Brahmachari, Janwar (1965 film) and Shehnai (film).[5]


  1. Naina (1973 film)
  2. Brahmachari (1968) - Sheetal Chaudhary
  3. Suhag Raat (1968)
  4. Around the World (1967) - Rita
  5. Dil Ne Pukara (1967)
  6. Gunahon Ka Devta (1967)
  7. Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) - Neeta
  8. Sagaai (1966) - Sheel
  9. Janwar (1965) - Sapna
  10. Do Dil (1965) - Bijli
  11. Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964) - Vidya
  12. Ji Chahta Hai (1964)
  13. Shehnai (1964)
  14. Ghar Basake Dekho (1963)
  15. Grahasti (1963)
  16. Stree (1961)
  17. Grihasthi (1960)
  18. Subah Ka Tara (1954)


  1. ^ "Actress Rajshree Honored by Jain Group". India West. 2013-03-11. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ India Today International. Living Media India Limited. October 2000. p. 106. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ The Hindu Weekly Review. K. Gopalan. January 1968. p. 18. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Renu Saran (25 February 2014). Encyclopedia of Bollywood–Film Actresses. Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-93-5083-691-0. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  5. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:47:53 -0800

The sugar baroness is back in action after a gap of two years. Rajashree Pathy, Chairperson and Managing Director of Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals Limited, (also the first woman president of the Indian Sugar Mill) is back with her initiative India ...
Economic Times
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0800

Rajshree Pathy is well known today as the woman behind the Coimbatore-based Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals. But the industry might have lost her to architecture and art, if her plans of studying at one of Mumbai's leading architecture schools had ...
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:52:30 -0800

2. Allotment of equity shares on preferential basis to Ms. Rajshree Pathy, subject to necessary approvals. Further, as per the Company�s internal code for Prevention of Insider Trading, the trading window for dealing in the securities of the Company by ...
Equity Bulls
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:45:29 -0800

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Ltd will be held on February 10, 2016, to consider the Unaudited financial results of the Company for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The Board will consider the allotment of ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:22:30 -0800

Entrepreneur Rajshree Pathy believes without being calm it's difficult to arrive at solutions when problems stare at you. This is what she does. "I create boxes in my mind and put away the problems into each one. Then, I prioritise what I need to ...


Economic Times
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 05:08:48 -0800

NEW DELHI: Rajshree Empires today said it along with its South Korean joint venture (JV) partners will invest USD 15 million (Rs 100 crore) by 2016-17 to market and manufacture cosmetics products in India. The JV was signed by the South Korean ...

Bangalore Mirror

Bangalore Mirror
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:22:30 -0800

I am always inspired by good design but it is the motivation to create awareness about what hardcore design really means; that led me to start India Design Forum (IDF), says Rajshree Pathy, sugar baroness and founder of IDF, one among the many hats she ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:07:18 -0800

After Aisha director Rajshree Ojha is ready with her next film titled Biryani, starring Radhika Apte and Rajat Kapoor. It will be part of X-Past Is Present, which is A part of a collection of 11 films directed by different directors. She says, “Biryani ...

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