Bhagyashree (Marathi: भाग्यश्री), born Bhagyashree Patwardhan (Marathi: भाग्यश्री पटवर्धन), is an Indian film and television actress.
Bhagyashree hails from the family of Patwardhans from Sangli city in Maharashtra. According to her, he father is Maharaja of Sangli. Her full name is Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan. She is the daughter of H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja Vijaysinhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan. She is the eldest of 3 daughters, the other two being Madhuvanti and Purnima. She later married her childhood sweetheart Himalay Dassani. Now she is a mother of three growing children, one 11, other 6 and the last one (Suhaas) born in 2008 .
She started her acting career with "Kachhi Dhoop" - a t.v. serial by Amol Palekar. It was based on Lousia Mary Alcott's "Little Women". Her rendezvous with acting happened by chance when next door neighbour Amol Palekar, a renowned actor director, requested her to step in and act in his serial Kacchi Dhup as the actress who had been signed on had abandoned the serial abruptly. The serial did well and later on she had roles in Honi Anhoni and Kisse Miya Biwi Ke.
She shot in fame with the super hit movie "Maine Pyaar Kiya" with Salman Khan.
After marriage she acted in three movies: Peepat's Qaid Main Hai Bulbul, K.C. Bokadia's Tyagi and Mahendra Shah's Payal all opposite her husband Himalaya. However all these movies sank without a trace.
But eventually after a gap of a few years, she did made a comeback of sorts, and this time round it was back to television with 'Aandhi Jasbaton Ki' where she plays a politician. she was seen in Didi Ka Dulha, a comedy serial on national broadcaster Doordarshan and a tele-film where she plays a blind person. She made her debut in Marathi films with romantic comedy 'Zhak Marli Baiko Keli' in June 2009
She is the promoter of a media company called "Shrishti Entertainment" with joint promoter with her husband.