A Netflix muse, An exceptional talent across all genres of regional films and mainstream Bollywood, Radhika Apte is a star in her might. Someone who has never been afraid to voice her opinion and resilience, Apte however stays away from revealing too much about herself.
Here are some lesser-known facts about the actress that will leave you stunned.
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1 Scholar in College
With double bachelor degrees in Economics and Mathematics to her name, Apte is the beauty with brains. She received a scholarship from the esteemed Fergusson College, Pune.
2 Journey as a Theater Artist
She was a theater artist and a performer before entering the world of Bollywood. Her credit for brilliant acting goes to it. Marathi plays were her choice, and she acted in many of them like ‘Tu’, ‘Matra Ratra.’ She also worked in the English dramas like ‘Bombay Black’ where Rahul bose spotted her and recommended her further in the industry
3 World of Short Films
'Ahalya' , 'Kriti' , 'Gutthi' are some short-duration movies which she has done and are much better than mainstream Bollywood ones. Her acting in these films is, needless to say, remarkable. If you haven’t watched them, this is the right time for you to binge on!
4 Polyglot of Bollywood
She is skilled in numerous languages including Marathi, English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. Radhika is aptly(pun intended!) named the polyglot of Bollywood.
5 Challenging Censorship Board
She does not fear controversy. Apte has always believed that every scene in a movie is a display of artist talents. She doesn’t shy away from performing scenes that do no fit ‘right’ in the Indian culture. She has proudly taken up roles that challenge cultural curtailment
6 Made History at TFF 2016
Apte is the first actor of Indian origin to be awarded the Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature award at the Tribecca Film Festival in 2016. For a 20 minute segment in Anurag Kashyap’s Madly, Apte had the jury take note of her exemplary acting skills. ‘This award goes to an actress who has conveyed bravery and emotional depth in different relationships around her. A contemporary story that breaks through the established culture.”
7 Personal Life
In the year 2012, she tied the knot with Benedict Taylor, whom she met in London. ‘Killa’, a Marathi film was praised immensely for its songs, and he was its music director.