Radhika Apte Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Radhika Apte Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Radhika Apte is an Indian actress who was born on September 7, 1985. She primarily works in Hindi films, but she has also acted in Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, and English-language films. She began her career in theater and made her film debut in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005).

Antaheen, a 2009 Bengali social drama, was Apte's first main role. She rose to prominence in three of her 2015 Bollywood films: Badlapur, the comedy Hunterrr, and the biographical film Manjhi - The Mountain Man. Her main appearances in the independent flicks Phobia and Parched in 2016 gained her critical recognition. Apte appeared in three Netflix original films in 2018: the anthology film Lust Stories, the thriller series Sacred Games, and the horror mini-series Ghoul. For her work in the first of them, she was nominated for an International Emmy Award. She has since appeared in the Netflix movie Raat Akeli Hai (2020) and Monica, O My Darling (2022), as well as the American film A Call to Spy as Noor Inayat Khan. (2019).

In addition to her work in independent films, Apte has played the leading lady in commercially successful mainstream films such as the Tamil action picture Kabali (2016), the Hindi biographical film Pad Man (2018), and the Hindi black comedy Andhadhun (2018). She has been married to Benedict Taylor, a musician residing in London, since 2012.

Radhika Apte was born on September 7, 1985, in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. When she was born, her parents were studying and working as doctors at the Christian Medical College & Hospital in Vellore. Dr. Charudutt Apte went on to become a neurosurgeon and the chairman of Sahyadri Hospital in Pune. She graduated from Fergusson College in Pune with a degree in Economics and Mathematics. In Pune, she attended a regular school before being homeschooled with four friends by their parents, who lived in the same building and did not want their children to go through the regular schooling system. Apte felt this experience liberated because it enhanced her self-esteem. Apte spent eight years as a child in Pune studying Kathak with Kathak exponent Rohini Bhate. During this time, Apte became active in theater in Pune and chose to relocate to Mumbai to work in films. Apte, however, became disheartened by her experience in Mumbai and returned to her home in Pune a few months later. Apte described these years in an interview with Scoop Whoop in 2018 as a learning but disheartening experience, in which she coped with an income of 8,000 to 10,000 from theatrical parts and had to put up with strange house owners and housemates in Goregaon, where she stayed as a paying guest. During this time, Apte appeared in her first film, "Gho mala asala hawa," a Marathi film. (2009). This was followed by Emiway Bhantai, her debut Hindi film, and then Rakta Charitra, Rakta Charitra 2, and "I am."

Apte returned to Pune and made an instant decision to fly to London for a year to study contemporary dance at London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Apte described her time in London as "life-changing," because she was exposed to a whole new and free manner of working professionally. There she met her future husband Benedict, who later moved to Pune with her, traveling to Mumbai on a regular basis for work, but Apte refused to return to Mumbai due to her previous experience. She finally consented to move to Mumbai after a year, and her second experience in Mumbai was significantly more positive because she no longer felt alone.

Early roles in a career (2005–10)

Apte made her acting debut in the 2005 Hindi film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, which she did "just for fun" while still in college. After seeing Apte in Anahita Oberoi's play Bombay Black, actor Rahul Bose submitted her name to director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, who cast her in his National award-winning Bengali film Antaheen alongside Aparna Sen, Sharmila Tagore, and Rahul Bose. In Antaheen, she portrayed TV journalist Brinda Roy Menon. Apte was described as a "revelation" by Riddhima Seal of The Times of India, who added, "With eyes that speak a thousand words, her passion for work and the loneliness of her heart as she waits to chat every night with that special stranger just strikes the right chord."

Apte made her Indian debut in 2009 with KBC productions' Gho Mala Asla Hava by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, in which she played Savitri, a country girl. She later worked again with Bhave and Sukthankar on the Hindi documentary Mor Dekhne Jungle Mein. She also worked on Jatin Wagle's Ek Indian Manoos, Akash Khurana's Life Online, about "a bunch of youngsters working in a BPO," and Amol Palekar's Samaantar that year. She first appeared in Maneej Premnath's thriller The Waiting Room in 2010, and then in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakta Charitra and its sequel. When Apte returned from London, she was offered a role in a huge blockbuster Hindi film, but she was (in her words) thrown out because they thought she was too fat to be in it.

Make a name for yourself and rise to stardom. (2011–present)

Apte starred in Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures' anthology film I Am and Shor in the City in 2011. She collaborated with the Bhave-Sukthankar combo for the third time on Ha Bharat Majha (2012), a film inspired by Anna Hazare's movement that was shot in 14 days and screened at several film festivals. Tukaram in Marathi and Dhoni, her first Tamil film, were her two other 2012 releases. She was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the latter.

She appeared in the Bengali film Rupkatha Noy in 2013. "I play Sananda, an IT engineer who is a single mother of a three-year-old child," she stated of her character. Sananda has a terrible past that haunts her." Apte's first four 2014 releases were Postcard, Pendulum, Legend, and Vetri Selvan in three languages—Bengali, Telugu, and Tamil—followed by another feature, Lai Bhaari. Apte described Pendulum as a "story on magic realism that takes you through multiple layers of parallel realities, or apparent realities," with her playing a working woman in a relationship with a younger man, whereas in Vetri Selvan, she portrayed a lawyer. Legend and Lai Bhaari were both commercial hits, with the latter smashing the opening weekend box office record and becoming Marathi cinema's highest grossing film of all time.

Apte rose to prominence in 2015 after appearing in six feature films in the first eight months. She played a minor supporting role in Sriram Raghavan's Badlapur, the year's first release, for which she shot for six days. Despite only appearing briefly in the film's final act, she was highly recognized and praised for her performance, with some reviews remarking that she stood out among the ensemble cast. Rediff's Raja Sen, in particular, called her "sensational" and said she appeared in "possibly the film's finest" moment. Following her first Malayalam release, Haram, and a Telugu release, Lion, she had her next Hindi release, the sex comedy Hunterrr, directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni. Despite the film's mixed reviews, Apte was praised once again for her performance. While Shubha Shetty-Saha of mid-day.com called her "excellent in an absolutely realistic role," Rachit Gupta of Filmfare said, "While you're at it, hand one (award) to Radhika Apte...She really comes into her own, in an unconventional and full of surprises." With the economic success of Badlapur and Hunterrr, as well as critical acclaim for Apte, she increased in prominence, breaking into the mainstream Bollywood scene, with the media labeling her the "latest sensation of Bollywood," Bollywood's new "go-to girl," and the "new constant in Indian cinema." "Radhika Apte is on her way to stardom, whether she likes it or not," writes HuffPost India. Ketan Mehta's critically acclaimed biogeographical film Manjhi - The Mountain Man, based on Dashrath Manjhi and starring Apte as Manjhi's wife Falguni Devi, and Kaun Kitne Paani Mein, a satire on water scarcity starring Apte as an agriculture graduate, were released a week apart in late August. Her next film was the Tamil mafia drama Kabali, in which she played Rajinikanth's wife. Her performance got good acclaim from critics upon its debut, and the picture was a monetary success as well.

Apte co-starred opposite Akshay Kumar in R. Balki's comedy-drama Pad Man in 2018, which was inspired on a short story in Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. It is based on the life of Tamil Nadu's Arunachalam Muruganantham, who advocated for menstrual hygiene in rural India. Apte played a bashful housewife whose husband (Kumar) invents low-cost sanitary napkins. "Radhika Apte is, as always, a scene-stealer," NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee observed. She makes a significant contribution to keeping the protagonist's and his wife's dialogues from becoming corny."

The Sleepwalkers, starring Gulshan Devaiah and Shahana Goswami, was Apte's directorial debut. The Sleepwalkers will compete in the Best Midnight Short category at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020.

Apte's upcoming films include The Field, Rohit Karn Batra's feature debut, Leena Yadav's Parched, a US-Indian co-production, Bombairiya, an Indo-British production, and Ula, a Tamil project.

Apte is extensively involved in theatre and has been in various stage productions, largely in Hindi. She is a member of Mohit Takalkar's Aasakta Kalamanch theatrical troupe in her birthplace and has appeared in pieces such as Tu, Purnaviram, Matra Ratra, and Samuel Beckett's That Time with Rehan Engineer. She also performed Kanyadaan, a commercial Hindi drama, and Bombay Black, an English play. In 2013, she appeared in Uney Purey Shahar Ek, an Indian drama based on Girish Karnad's Benda Kaalu on Toast. ("Baked Beans of Toast"). She has also declared her intention to perform in an English play in London. Apte has stated her preference for working in experimental theatre.

Short movies

Radhika Apte has also appeared in a number of short films, including Darmiyan, in which she played a college girl named Ekta, and Vakratunda Swaha, which was shot over a 12-year period by Ashish Avikunthak. She appeared in Anurag Kashyap's film on eve teasing, That Day After Everyday, which was uploaded on YouTube in 2012. She starred in Sujoy Ghosh's 2015 Bengali short film Ahalya as the title character.

Private life

Apte met Benedict Taylor in London in 2011 on her year-long sabbatical to learn contemporary dance. Radhika's friend, director Sarang Sathaye, stated in October 2012 that the two had been living together for a long time and that a registered marriage took place a month before the actual wedding, which was scheduled for March 2013.

Apte has condemned sexual harassment in the Indian film industry. She endorsed the MeToo movement in India, expressing that she hoped it would result in change if enough significant industry people participated.




Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2005Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!AnjaliHindi
Gho Mala Asla HavaSavitriMarathi
2010The Waiting RoomTinaHindi
Rakta CharitraNandiniTeluguBilingual film
Rakta Charitra 2NandiniTeluguBilingual film
2011I AmNatashaHindiIn the segment Abhimanyu
Shor in the CitySapnaHindi
2012DhoniNaliniTamilBilingual film
Ha Bharat MazaUnknownMarathi
2013Rupkatha NoySanandaBengali
All in All Azhagu RajaMeenakshiTamil
Vetri SelvanSujathaTamil
Lai BhaariKavitaMarathi
2015BadlapurKanchan (Koko)Hindi
HunterrrTripti GokhaleHindi
Manjhi – The Mountain ManPhaguniyaHindi
Kaun Kitne Paani MeinParoHindi
The Bright DayRukminiHindi
X: Past Is PresentRijaHindiIn the segment Biryani
PhobiaMehak DeoHindi
2017MadlyArchanaHindiIn the segment Clean Shaven
2018Pad ManGayatriHindi
Lust StoriesKalindiHindiAnurag Kashyap's segment
Served as co-writer
Released on 
BaazaarPriya RaiHindi
Chithiram Pesuthadi 2DurgaTamil
The Wedding GuestSamiraEnglish
The AshramGayatriEnglish
A Call to SpyNoor Inayat KhanEnglishReleased on Amazon Prime Video
2020Raat Akeli HaiRadhaHindiReleased on Netflix
2022ForensicSI Megha SharmaHindiReleased on ZEE5
Vikram VedhaPriyaHindi
Monica, O My DarlingACP Vijayashanti NaiduHindiReleased on Netflix
2023Mrs UndercoverDurgaHindiZEE5

Short films

2010Vakratunda SwahaUnknownBengali
2013That Day After EverydayRekhaHindi
The CallingShaheenEnglish
2016KritiDr. KalpanaHindi


2015Stories by Rabindranath TagoreBinodiniHindiNetflix
2018Sacred GamesAnjali MathurHindiNetflix
GhoulNida RahimHindi/EnglishNetflix
2021OK ComputerLaxmi SuriHindiDisney Plus Hotstar


2003Nako Re Baba

2003Pan Amhala KhelayachayMarathi
2003Brain SurgeonEnglishBritish play
2006Shobha YatraMarathi
2007That TimeEnglishBritish play
2007Matra Ratra

2008Bombay Black


2009Kashmir KashmirEnglish
2013Uney Purey Shahar EkMarathi


2010Rakta CharitraScreen AwardBest Female DebutNominated
2012DhoniVijay AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
SIIMA AwardBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
2015BadlapurStardust AwardBest Supporting ActressNominated
Producers Guild Film AwardBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
Manjhi – The Mountain ManStardust AwardPerformer of the Year (Editor's Choice)Nominated
2016ParchedIndian Film Festival of Los AngelesBest ActressWon
Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest ActressNominated
2017MadlyTribeca Film Festival AwardBest Actress in an International Narrative Feature FilmWon
2018Lust StoriesInternational Emmy AwardsBest ActressNominated
AndhadhunStar Screen AwardBest Supporting ActressNominated
2019International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
HerselfiReel AwardsBest Breakthrough ArtistWon
2020The SleepwalkersPalm Springs International Festival of Short FilmBest Midnight ShortsNominated
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 158 cm
in meters- 1.58 m
in feet inches- 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutBollywood Film: Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)
Bengali Film: Antaheen (2009)
Marathi Film: Samaantar (2009)
Telugu Film: Rakht Charitra (2010)
Tamil Film: Dhoni (2012)
Malayalam Film: Haram (2015)
Hindi TV: Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (2015)
Awards2016: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Award for Best Actress for the Bollywood film, Parched
2017: Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress for the Bollywood film, Madly
2018: Vogue Digital Disruptor Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 September 1985 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2022)37 Years
BirthplaceVellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownPune, Maharashtra, India
SchoolTilak Nagar High School, Dombivli, Maharashtra
College(s)• Fergusson College, Pune
• Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London
Educational Qualification(s)• A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Mathematics
• Diploma in Dance Studies
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA flat in Versova, Mumbai
HobbiesReading, Dancing, and Listening to Music
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateMarch, 2013
Husband/SpouseBenedict Taylor (Musician)
ParentsFather- Charudutt Apte (Doctor)
Mother- Name Not Known (Doctor)
SiblingsBrother- Ketan Apte
Favourite Things
Food(s)Chicken Biryani, Caramel Custard, Asparagus, Rosy Rhubarb Pie
BeverageBlack Tea
Actor(s)Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Jack Nicholson
ActressesAishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shabana Azmi
Film(s)The Lady in the Van, Son of Saul, Where to Invade Next
Restaurant(s)Blue Nile, Kayani Bakery, Cafe Goodluck, Vaishali in Pune
Film DirectorSriram Raghavan
Style Quotient
CarVolkswagen Passat

Some Lesser Known Facts About Radhika Apte

  • Does Radhika Apte smoke?: Yes
  • Does Radhika Apte drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Radhika Apte belongs to a Marathi family. Her father, Charudutt Apte is the chairman and surgeon at the Sahyadri Hospital in Pune.
  • Her favourite subject was Mathematics. Her grandmother, Madhumalati Apte, who was a mathematician and a PhD from France, used to teach her maths.
  • Radhika is a trained Kathak dancer and received training in it for eight years.
  • At the age of 18, Radhika started acting in the Marathi theatre plays, and her debut play was ‘Nako Re Baba’ (2003).
  • She has done a number of plays in Hindi and English languages.
  • Radhika Apte is associated with Mohit Takalkar’s theatre troupe, Aasakta Kalamanch in Pune.
  • Some of her notable theatre plays are Purnaviram, Tu, Kanyadaan, Matra Ratra, Brain Surgeon, That Time, Bombay Black, etc.
  • She started her acting career in 2005 in the Bollywood film, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, in which she played the role of Anjali.
  • She loves doing grey roles rather than the typical glamorous roles.
  • Radhika has worked in Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films.
  • In 2014, her nine films were released in different languages, for which she was highly praised by the critics.
  • In 2015, she made her television debut with the Hindi TV series, Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, in which she portrayed the character of Binodini.
  • In 2018, Radhika co-wrote the Bollywood film, Lust Stories. She also played the lead role of Kalindi in it.
  • She has also worked in a number of short films in different languages like ‘Darmiyan’ (2008), ‘Vakratunda Swaha’ (2010), ‘That Day After Everyday’ (2013), ‘The Calling’ (2015), etc.
  • Her role in the Netflix horror miniseries, Ghoul (2018) as Nida Rahim gave her huge fame.
  • Radhika Apte has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Femina Wedding Times, Grazia India, Cosmopolitan India, and Better Homes and Gardens India.
  • She is a good friend of Kalki Koechlin.
  • She lives in Mumbai while her husband “Benedict Taylor” lives in London, though they visit each other often.
  • Actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, once revealed that he had a secret crush on her.
  • She is an avid dog lover.

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