Radhika Apte: The Alluring Powerhouse of Talent
Radhika Apte is an Indian actress who rose to prominence with her delightful performances in the local theaters and films. She was first spotted by Rahul Bose at Anahita Oberoi’s English theater, Bombay Black and suggested the director, Aniruddha Roy Choudhary to cast her in a Bengali film. She has cruised her way up to the top to become one of the finest actresses in the Indian film scenario. Having worked in the industries all over India, she has flourished her way as a prime superstar in the Indian film cinema. Although Bollywood is yet to cast her in a leading role, she has bamboozled the B-Town fanatics with her brief roles in movies like Hunter and Badlapur.
Radhika Apte Biography
The talented actress was born in Pune on 7th September 1985. She completed her schooling from an unusual school which was conducted by a group of top professionals which emphasized on moral values as much as education. The actor spoke about her school in a recent YouTube chat show, Son of Abish. She completed her degree in economics and mathematics from the Ferguson College Pune.
From a very young age, Radhika developed a love for the Indian Classical dance, Kathak, which she continued for 8 years from her guru, Rohini Bhate. She was an active theater actress by then which got her the much-needed recognition. Just after she had a done a fleet of movies, the tempting beauty flew to London to learn contemporary dance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Radhika Apte Family
Radhika is the daughter of the famous neurologist and surgeon, Charudutta Apte. He is a renowned figure in his hometown Pune and is also the chairman of the Sahyadri Hospital. Apte belonged to a typical Marathi family which is the main reason of her roots being attached to the Marathi theater.
Radhika Apte Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Not only she is an insane actress but also a beauty goddess. She has an indefinable charm. She is simple yet bold at the same time. Believe us or not, her eyes can speak, and speak a lot. She has this powerful magic of making people believe what her eyes want to emote. And to attain such finesse is acting, requires tremendous skills and perseverance.
Radhika Apte Body Vitals
Age: 31 years (as in 13th May 2017)
Height: 5 feet 3 inches, 160 centimeters
Weight: 67 kilograms, 126 pounds
Curves: 32-25-35 (all measurements in inches)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
An Exciting Career
Radhika’s first on-screen appearance was in a Hindi film, Wah! Life Toh Aisi! in 2005. Later, she played the role of a TV journalist in a Bengali movie, Antaheen. Her role was credited with many appraisals from the critics. There was a sense of revelation amidst critics after they had seen Radhika perform with such brilliance.
She made her Marathi film debut with a film titled Gho Mala Asla Hava. Her portrayal of a strong village girl garnered appraisals from all over the industry. She collaborated once again with the makers of her first Marathi movie for a documentary cum fiction titled Mor Dekhne Jungle Mein. She worked in a couple of regional films before she appeared in her first significant role in the Bollywood with Ram Gopal Verma’s Rakta Charitra.
Apte portrayed a Kashmiri Pandit’s daughter in I am which was an experimental film based on the common topic of fear. Later, she appeared in Shor In The City which was produced by Ekta Kapoor. 2012 saw Radhika Apte amidst few regional films. She made her first Tamil debut with the Prakash Raj’s remake of a Marathi movie, Dhoni. The film and the actress both received positive reviews for the remarkable acting skills and a moving script.
Before she shone her way to glory after featuring in an all-time box office record breaking movie, Lai Bhari, Apte worked in 4 different films in 4 different languages. She played the role of an IT engineer, who is a mother of a 3-year-old child in the Bengali film, Rupkatha Noy. She came back to work in Maharashtra with Post Card and was an integral part of movies like Pendulum and Vetri Selvan. However, it is Lai Bhari which got the actress into the limelight.
2015 saw Apte featuring in 6 mainstream movies in a span of eight months. She played a cameo in Badlapur alongside Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddique. Her prolific acting abilities were again on display. It wasn’t a big role, but she certainly made the most of her appearance in the movie by attracting critic’s eyeballs with simply natural acting. She made her Malayalam film debut with Haram and the featured in a Telugu movie, Lion.
Radhika Apte was nothing short of perfection when she nailed her character in the sex comedy, Hunterrr. Critics couldn’t stop praising her act and believed that she was Bollywood’s go-to-girl of the generation. However, Apte has been adamant of appearing in commercial films unless and until they have a superior script. She was then seen in the biopic Manjhi where she played the role of the lead’s wife. The film met with huge critical appreciation. Her last film of 2015 was Kabaali alongside the great Rajnikanth. By then, Radhika became a hot favorite with critics and was again praised for her role in the movie. The film garnered tremendous critical and commercial success.
Radhika Apte Hit Films
- Parched (2015)
- Kabali (2016)
- Hunterrr (2015)
- Badlapur (2015)
- Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)
- Kaun Kitne Paani Mein (2015)
- Lai Bhari (2014)
- Rakhta Charita (2010)
- I am (2010)
Favorite Prospect in Short Films & Theaters
Apte is fond of working at theaters and shows the desire of working in an English Play in London. For now, she is seen in several Marathi plays and is associated with the Aasakta Kalamanch.
She has attained an altogether different status when it comes to short films. She has shown her exuberant talent in the reel life that doesn’t span much on TV screens but has a larger impact on life. She was a part of a short movie, Vakratunda Swaha which was shot in a span of 12 years. Also, she played integral roles in the movies like Darmiyaan, The Calling, and Kriti. Her collaboration with Anurag Kashyap for the several award-winning Ahalya was much to her liking.
Mired in scandalous controversies, but she gives a damn!
The down to earth actress has found herself amidst several controversies, but she doesn’t care about them at all. Apte has taken controversies positively and stunned the audiences with worthy performances time and again. Now, that is a better way of dealing with controversies, isn’t it?
The Viral Naked Selfie: The image of her naked bathroom selfie did rounds on social media. Many speculated that the selfie was pre-planned because a day before the picture was leaked; she made a controversial statement on her twitter account. However, Apte turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the controversy surrounding the selfie.
The Leaked Video: Radhika Apte’s striptease video was out and running, and media went gaga over it. According to the reports, someone had leaked a scene from the Anurag Kashyap’s movie set where the bold and beautiful actress was seen stripping down to nothing. The filmmakers were annoyed with the leak and came in support with the actress stating that the accuser would be punished.
Bolder than ever: She is a strong girl and has raised an opinion whenever she has felt oppressed. Such was the case when she raised fingers at the Telugu Film industry which were biased towards male superstars. She inflicted on the issue that the male chivalry still persisted and wouldn’t continue to work in that industry until the entire male chauvinism was uprooted. That’s way to go girl!
Industry personnel jealous much?: Many in the media accused Radhika Apte of gaining popularity over piggy points she acquired after the infamous leaks. Few even stated that the media leaks landed her the chance of acting in Kabali. Whatever it may, she has proved her worth as an actress, and there’s no denying the talent she exhibits each time on the big screens.
Relationships, Affairs, and More
Radhika believes in living a very low-keyed personal life. There hasn’t been much news about her personal life anyway. Radhika met Benedict Taylor, an English Musician during her dance learning stint in London. The duo was living in for a very long time until they tied the knot officially in 2012. The couple was supposed to have an official ceremony in March 2013. The duo has been living in their respective hometowns but tends to visit each other frequently. Radhika is married, and I am sure we broke many hearts after spilling this out for you.
Awards, Accolades, and Recognitions
Radhika Apte is yet to appear in a proper Bollywood feature film, but she has already won herself the critic’s love which is very tough to attain. Every time she stars in a movie, critics are nothing short of appreciating this beauty. She is an incredible force and is yet to win awards at the Bollywood’s highest level. However, the actress has found herself amidst a few international awards for her contemporary films. Here is a list of awards Radhika has won in her career.
Radhika Apte Awards
- Grand Jury Price for the best actress for Parched (2015)
- Best actress award at the Tribeca Film Festival for the international narrative feature for Madly (2016)
Although the trophy cabinet is still small, her character roles in all sorts of Indian Cinemas speak volumes about her proficiency in acting.
The Social Media Buzz
Radhika Apte is an active personality on twitter with 321 thousand followers. Her twitter handle goes by the username @radhika_apte. She is neither active of Facebook nor Instagram. The popularity of this stunning actress is steadily growing. Such has been the nature of the Indian Cinema, that the immaculate talent is always overlooked by the commercial actors.
I wouldn’t hesitate a bit to say that Radhika Apte is one of the finest actresses in the Bollywood realm at the current time. She has bewildered the audiences with her jaw dropping performances and angelic looks. Apte is just 31, and with so many projects coming her way, she is definitely going to be the Bollywood’s next go-to-girl. Her natural acting abilities matched with her immaculate looks is what blows life into the on-screen characters. She is a deception on the screen, for she will let you believe in any role she portrays with enough flair and precision. Such is her aura that she has always been critic’s favorite and any director’s delight.