|Full Name Nayana Apte|
|Years active 1954– Active|
Name Nayana Joshi
|Born Feb 22, 1950Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Nayana Apte (1950-Active) is an Indian singer-actress who worked in Marathi, Hindi & Gujarati Movies and stage plays.
She took formal education of classical music from her mother Shanta Apte, Indirabai Kelkar and Yashwant Bua Joshi. She got education of Natya Sangeet from Govindrao Patwardhan, Anna Pendharkar, Narayan Bodas and at times consulted and helped by Arvind Pilgaonkar. She completed her B.A. with Literature (Sangeet Visharat in Classical Music)
Apte had worked as a Child Artist with her mother late Shanta Apte in "Chandipuja" in 1957. She has acted in 65 Marathi plays and also some Gujarati plays. This includes different types of roles including comedy, mythological, historical, social, traditional classic musical plays and to-date current subjects. She has done 25 Marathi Movies, 4 Hindi Movies and 6 Gujarati Movies. She has acted in 16 television serials including Marathi and Hindi. She is given interviews on Radio, given many speeches, helped the inexperience singers by consulting them in their singing.
Ten years after Shanta Apte's death, actress Nayana Apte declared herself to be her daughter. Nayana claimed Apte married a distant cousin in 1947 and left him when she was three months pregnant. According to Vijay Ranchan in his book "Story of a Bollywood Song", in the section on Nayana Apte titled "The Rebel Commoner", Shanta was unmarried but had a daughter, the Marathi film and stage actress, Nayana Apte.