Radhika Apte has come a long way since her early acting days and the actress has garnered quite the fame with a huge list of Hollywood films bagged up in her kitty. With immense love for theatre, Radhika marked her debut in films with 2005 film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Born on September 7 in Tamil Nadu, the actress has been brought up in Pune and has worked in films of different languages, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi and English. Radhika hails from a Maharashtrian family of doctors and is an Economics and Mathematics graduate from Fergusson College in Pune.
The actress is a trained Kathak dance for 8 years which eventually led her towards theatre and films. Radhika struggled her way into films and finally lost her hope after which she returned to Pune. Post that the actress immediately flew to London to learn contemporary dance at London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for a year and met the love of her life and husband Benedict Taylor. The couple have been married since 2012 and are crazy about each other. Radhika has garnered her fame with mind-blowing performances in films Antaheen, Samaantar, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Badlapur, Hunterr, Phobia, Parched, Lust Stories, Sacred Games, Ghoul, Pad Man and many others. As the actress celebrates her 34thbirthday today, here are 5 films that you must add on to your Saturday watchlist.
Badlapur (2015) – Badlapur is a neo-noir film directed by Sriram Raghavan and produced under the banner of Maddock Films. The film was nominated as the Best Film for the 61st Filmfare awards and is based on the novel Death's Dark Abyss by Italian writer Massimo Carlotto.
Phobia (2016) – Phobia directed by Pavan Kirpalani is about an artist suffering from a severe case of agoraphobia. Radhika playing the lead as Mehak has performed well in the film and the actress received a lot of acclaim for the same as well. In the film, the character of Mehak characterized her anxiety in situations where she found it unsafe with no way to escape.
Lust Stories (2018) – The film Lust Stories is a four short film, anthology film directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar. Radhika plays the character of Kalindi a college professor in Anurag Kashyap directed segment, who engages in sexual intercourse with a student named Tejas.
Andhadhun (2018) – This Radhika Apte, Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu starrer is a huge hit in the country and overseas and has been receiving a lot of acclaims. The film Andhadhun is a black comedy crime film written and directed by Sriram Raghavan. The plot of the film revolves around the life of a pianist who accidentally gets entangled in the murder of a film actor.
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