Vandana Mishra (née Sushila Lotlikar) was born on 26 January 1927. She was a well-known actor and theatre personality of Mumbai’s Gujarati and Marwadi stage during the 1940s. She gave up the theatre after her marriage to Pandit Jaydeo Mishra, returning to it after a long hiatus. Her memoir, Mee Mithaachi Baahuli, published in Marathi, received excellent reviews for its lively portrayal of a bygone era and its vivid depiction of the Mumbai theatre scene. Vandana Mishra lives in Borivali, Mumbai with her son.