Indian actress Supriya Pathak was always known for her role on the Indian television sitcom, Khichdi. In 2004, Supriya made a return to acting after a twelve year hiatus, and she finally became a household name for something besides Khichdi. Supriya teamed up with father son duo, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan for the 2004 film Sakaar.
Sakaar was dubbed "The Godfather meets Bollywood." With Amitabh Bachchan stepping into the role originated by Marlon Brando in the American film, while the younger Abhishek Bachchan gave his own flavor to Al Pacino's Michael Corleone. Sakaar saw Supriya Pathak as the wife of Amitabh's character and the mother to Abhishek's.
Supriya received critical acclaim as the fifty-five year old family matriarch who routinely turned a blind eye to the misdeeds of her husband and son. Pathak was tickled to play such a character almost eleven years her senior, but was quoted as finding the mistress of the den of sin as very realistic. It was not the first time that Supriya had worked with Amitabh Bachchan. She played the actor's sister in Shahenshah.
Like the Bachchans, Supriya comes from a long line of performers. Her husband, Pankaj Kapoor, is a legendary Indian film actor and television and theater actor. He was very popular in the detective television series, Karamchand. He was also popular playing a dim-fated scientist in Ek Doctor Ki Maut. The couple's son, Ishaan Kapoor, is just emerging in the acting world.
Supriya's stepson, Shahid Kapoor, Pankaj firstborn son from his previous marriage, is a successful model and Bollywood actor. Not to mention the desire of most young girl's affection. Supriya is also the sister of actress Ratna Pathak Shah and the sister-in-law of actor Naseeruddin Shah.