Shubhangi Atre Poorey is a popular Indian television actress. Atre has been a part of the TV industry for quite some time. She debuted in acting with Ekta Kapoor’s popular daily soap Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Shubhangi Atre played Palchinn Basu. She rose to fame for starring as the titular lead, Kasturi, in Kapoor’s Kasturi.
Atre received several recognition and awards for her acting skills. Her stint as Angoori Tiwari in the Hindi sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! made her one of the most loved characters on TV.
Here are a few unknown Shubhangi Atre facts that you will be amazed to know:
1. Shubhangi Atre was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
The actress was born on 11 April 1981 and Shubhangi Atre age is 41 years as of 2023.
2. Shubhangi Atre family
Her father’s name is Roopnarayan Atre. The mother’s name is not known. She has a sister Poorva Pare.
3. Shubhangi holds an MBA from IMS, Indore
She did her schooling at Bal Niketan Higher Secondary School, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Her college was Holkar Science College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
She did her MBA in Marketing from IMS (Institute of Management Studies), Indore. Though education has always been her priority, she always dreamt of entering the creative field. Her acting skills prove that she took the right decision.
4. Apart from being a good actor, Atre is also a trained Kathak dancer
Shubhangi Atre is trained in Kathak, she learned the dance form Kathak for over 15 years. As per sources, she is also a trained Odissi dancer. Well, her expressions and on-screen charm say it all.
5. Before venturing into the TV industry, Atre shot an ad for print, it was for a shampoo brand (regional product)
6. Shubhangi began her acting journey after marriage
We often get the idea that women in the world of showbiz tend to part ways after tying the knot when they start their silver screen journey. It also happens that actresses quit acting after marriage. But Shubhangi’s journey after the marriage has set a beautiful example for all the actresses.
Shubhangi Atre husband is Piyush Poorey. They got married in 2000. They have a beautiful daughter Ashi. Shubhangi Atre daughter, Ashi was 7 months old, when Shubhangi began acting in 2006.
However, after 19 years of marriage, Shubhangi and Piyush Poorey separated from each other. She revealed to the media that, despite giving their best efforts, they were incapable to reconcile their conflicts and had to end their marriage.
She said that they have been living separately for more than a year. She added that after things didn’t work out with her husband, they gave each other space and focused on their own personal and professional lives. She said that despite knowing the fact that in a long-term relationship, separation has an impact, both mentally and emotionally, it is unavoidable.
In the middle of everything she assured that they will continue to get along because of their 18-year-old daughter, Ashi. She doesn’t want their separation to have any negative impact on their daughter. She allows Ashi to see Piyush on Sundays. She added that her daughter deserves to feel loved by both parents.
7. Shubhangi Atre first show was Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Next, she was seen in a lead role in Kasturi, she played Preeti in the Indian drama serial Do Hanson Ka Jodaa. Shubhangi Atre also played a negative character in Havan. Atre acted in the popular sitcom Chidiya Ghar. She played the character of Angoori Tiwari on the &TV show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!
On the same channel, she also portrayed the role of Devsena in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari. She became a household name as Anjoori Bhabhi from Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai! This Hindi sitcom ranks among the longest-running Indian comedy sitcoms (2016–present).
8. Controversy regarding replacing actor Shilpa Shinde to play the very adorable character Angoori Bhabhi and more
Shubhangi Atre stepped into the shoes of Shilpa Shinde to play the popular character Angoori Bhabhi. This was not the first time that Shubhangi Atre Poorey replaced Shilpa in a TV show. This was the second time as Atre previously replaced Shilpa Shinde in the popular SAB TV sitcom Chidiya Ghar in 2013.
Shilpa Shinde, who played the character of Angoori before Shubhangi, made an allegation that Atre was copying her. In clarification, Atre stated that she was adopting the mannerisms of Angoori, and was not copying Shinde. Atre also said:
People tell me that when they close their eyes and picture Angoori bhabhi, they think of me and say, ‘Hum bhool gaye pehle kaun thi’ (We have forgotten about the earlier one) — and that for me is the biggest compliment.
Speaking about picking the comedy serial Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!, Atre said:
Honestly, at that point, I had three offers, two were brand new shows and one was Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!. Even my husband, who always supports me, felt that I shouldn’t be taking up a show where I was replacing someone. But I used to watch it and I loved it. I think it was a game-changer, a comedy that had adult content but was not vulgar
A source associated with the serial says,
“Around 80 girls were auditioned within a span of one month and Shubhangi fit the bill perfectly. She looks hot and innocent at the same time, which is required for the character.”
9. Currently, her dialogue ”Sahi Pakde Hai” as Angoori Bhabhi has become the most popular catchphrase
Regarding the catchphrase, Atre told:
Whenever someone says something correct, I automatically say this line (Sahi Pakade Hain) whether I am at home or with friends.
10. Shubhangi is a big fan of Mahesh Bhatt’s film Arth
She has watched her favorite filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth numerous times. She is also a big fan of veteran actress Shabana Azmi. She also loves Anurag Kashyap and Imtiaz Ali’s work.
11. Shubhangi is a simple next-door girl
Just like her on-screen persona, in real life, Shubhangi leads a simple lifestyle. The actress starts her day with a pooja, then apparently travels from her residence in Dahisar, Mumbai to her show’s sets in Naigaon by walking on foot. She also loves dal-roti and carries nuts and fruits to munch on in between shots.
12. Shubhangi is a big fan of her co-star Vibhuti Ji aka Aasif Sheikh
In the show, Vibhuti crushes on his neighbour Angoori Bhabhi but in reality, Shubhangi is a fan of Vibhuti aka Aasif Sheikh.
13. Shubhangi Atre Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated at around $ 2 million (approximately Rs. 15 crores in Indian Rupees). Her acting career is her primary source of income. She has also endorsed several brands and charges for appearing at events. Reportedly, she also owns several lavish cars and assets.