Supriya Pathak began her acting career with Shyam Benegal’s fim ‘Kalyug’ in which she portrayed the role of Subhadra. She received the first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1981. Speaking to the Indian Express, the actress was asked if she was satiated as an actor, she said “Not at all. It has not even touched the tip of my tongue I feel. So, filling the appetite toh bohot door ki baat hai. I feel I am just starting. And I hope there is still a long way to go”.
Supriya told that she never thought that acting would become her career and when it happened, she ‘really loves’ the profession. The actress is a part of the film ‘Toofan’ and related herself to the movie about how she kept her career as an actor alive.
Supriya spoke about how her children, Sanah Kapur and Ruhaan Kapur, were possessive on other others calling her mother. She said “When we were growing up, my mother (Dina Pathak) was playing all the mother roles that were there in the industry. Ratna and I used to laugh about it and feel that we have so many brothers and sisters because my mother is a mother to everybody. Everyone, including all the actors, would call my mother ‘Mata ji, Mumma, Mom or Maa.’ So, I and Ratna would always feel that we have a big family. When I started taking up mother roles (in films), I used to feel my kids would feel the same way. But they didn’t. They were very definite that ‘you are my mom. Let’s not confuse that matter”.
Supriya is married to actor Pankaj Kapur. She spoke that Sanah who is an actor and their son Ruhaan who studied acting in London, both take advice from their father. She also mentioned that the actor and her step-son is also a part in their discussions. She told about Shahid that “He is our main anchor. It is natural. They are siblings. So, they are constantly around each other. They are like any other siblings. We are a normal family”. She also praised Shahid’s wife, Mira Rajput and said that “She is a great cook” and “makes amazing food”.
Supriya Pathak expressed that her husband is her “pillar of strength” and “He is someone who inspires me, motivates me and challenges me. He has been a great support”.