Seema Pahwa Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Seema Pahwa is a popular Indian actor and film director. She is the wife of the famous Indian actor Manoj Pahwa. She is well-known for playing the role of ‘Badki’ in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Hum Log’ (1984).


Seema Pahwa was born on Saturday, 10 February 1962 (age 59 years; as of 2021), in Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. In one of her interviews, she said that although she was not much educated, she never regretted this. [1]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx): 75 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Family & Caste

Seema was born in a Hindu family. [2]

Parents & Siblings

Her father passed away when she was too young. Her mother, Saroj Bhargava, acted in the shows of All India Radio and Doordarshan. She had one elder brother who died a few years ago, her sister is married, and her younger brother Abhay Bhargava is an actor.

Seema Pahwa’s Father

Seema Pahwa’s Mother

Seema Pahwa’s Brother

Her brother Abhay is the father of the Indian television actor Ankita Bhargava who is married to Karan Patel.

Seema Pahwa’s Niece Ankita Bhargava With Karan Patel

Seema Pahwa With Her Niece

Seema’s nephew, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub is an actor who is known for playing many popular roles in Hindi films, especially the role of Dhanush’s friend in the Hindi film ‘Raanjhanaa’ (2013).

Seema Pahwa’s Nephew, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub

Relationship, Husband & Children

Seema Bhargava met the famous Indian TV actor Manoj Pahwa while they were working with the theatre group ‘Sambhav Group.’ Seema and Manoj became friends, and soon, they fell in love with each other. They were roped together in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Hum Log’ (1984). On 23 January 1988, the couple tied the knot, and they are blessed with a daughter, Manukriti, and a son, Mayank, and both their children are actors. In 2017, there were rumours that her son got engaged to Shahid Kapoor’s sister, Sanah Kapur. [3]

Seema Pahwa With Her Family

Seema Pahwa With Her Husband


Her mother was a stage artist, and and during her childhood, Seema used to accompany her to watch various stage shows. Seema’s mother asked her to audition as an actor for the first time at the age of five, and she auditioned for the musician and author PL Deshpande. She has also worked as a child artist in various Hindi films.

Seema Pahwa as a Child Actor

Later, she started working as a theatre artist with the renowned theatre groups like Sambhav group, LTG, Shri Ram Centre, and National School of Drama’s Repertory Company. 

Seema Pahwa With Manoj Pahwa in a Theatre Play

After her marriage, and giving birth to two children, she moved to Mumbai, from Delhi along with her family. In an interview, she shared her journey as an actor, she said,

I acted in the Naseeruddin Shah-directed Katha Collage I and Kambakht Bilkul Aurat for Motley theatre group. By the time I grew up, I had worked with all the best directors in Delhi at the time, like B.M. Vyas, B.V. Karanth, Bansi Kaul, Bhanu Bharti and Rajinder Nath. I have done everything from street theatre to Ramleelas to performing at fairs like the famous Nauchandi Mela. There is no better way to shed all hichak (inhibitions) than performing for crowds in open-air spaces. There is chaos, kids howling, people eating chaat, and you have to reach them above the din, and have no clue how they will react.”

Seema Pahwa in Her Younger Days

She has acted in many Hindi theatrical productions like Aadhe Adhure,’ ‘Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai,’ ‘Qaid-e-Hayat,’ and ‘Natsamrat.’

Ratna Pathak Shah and Seema Pahwa in a play

She debuted as an actor in the Hindi TV serial ‘Hum Log’ (1984) in which she played the role of ‘Badki.’ The show was aired on Doordarshan, and she got immense popularity with this show.

Seema Pahwa in Hum Log

She has acted in many Hindi TV serials like ‘Pehla Pyar’ (1997), ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ (1998), ‘Aandhi’ (2003), ‘Hum Ladkiyan’ (2008), and ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’ (2012). 

Seema Pahwa in Hip Hip Hurray

Some of her popular Hindi films as an actor are ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), ‘Zubeidaa’ (2001), ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ (2012), ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015), ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ (2017), ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ (2017), and ‘Bala’ (2019).


She tried her hand at directing films in 2019 with the Hindi film ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi.’ She has started her own theatre group, ‘Kopal,’ along with her husband and children. She acted in the Hindi web series ‘Aafat’ in 2019. She has also appeared in a few YouTube videos.


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Favourite Things

  • Actor: Parambrata Chattopadhyay
  • Actress: Konkana Sen Sharma


  • Her name before marriage was Seema Bhargava. [4] 
  • Her full name is Seema Bhargava Pahwa. [5]
  • From 1960 to 1970, she acted in various children’s plays for Akashvani and Doordarshan in which she played the roles of a boy also.
  • She lent her voice for ‘Apne Apne Bachhe’ a weekly radio play in the 1970s.

    Seema Pahwa’s Old Picture

  • In one of her Instagram posts, she shared that in her early days of acting, she used to get Rs. 400 as the salary.

    An Old Picture of Seema Pahwa

  • Her hobbies include cooking, sculpting, and painting.
  • The famous Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar shared in an interview that she had to clean Seema’s house for one month as a part of her training for her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ (2015).
  • She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs.

    Seema Pahwa With Her Pet Dog


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