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Radhika Apte

Actor

A common man can only do one job well and be satisfied with his life! But then there is a breed of those who can’t fit in or be satisfied with cliched ways of life. Challenge, both accepting and overcoming them is in their DNA and they were born to achieve, more and further more. A woman with such very ideals and passion goes by the name of Radhika Apte. An actress by both profession and sheer love for the art, Apte has grown up in an environment where she has observed and been around the most ambitious people.

Born in Pune as the daughter to one of the city’s leading and most respected neurosurgeon, Dr Charudutt Apte, Radhika since her childhood was driven by a stride to follow her heart and be famous at what she does. With this began her journey to become an actress, though not ever taking the road already explored. After having earned a great repute and respect in the theatre world, which Radhika still is a part of, acting on the silver screen came easy to her. She swiftly adapted to the ways of being a film actor while always maintaing the art and poise of a trained theatre actor. While most excel with one stream of kind of cinema, Radhika chose to change this notion too. As of this date, Radhika has acted in films from 7 different regions in India. She has to her credit of being a part of glorious projects from across India including the highest grossing Marathi film Lai Bhari with Reteish Deshmukh, two bengali films with reputed filmmakers like Atanu Ghosh and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury amongst other films in Tamil, English, Hindi and Malyalam languages. At a young age of 28, Radhika has achieved a great lot of things for herself but still has a long way to go. It was her explosive talent that earned her the notice in Bollywood and her latest release Badlapur has earned the reputation of being one of the most promising actresses Bollywood should look out for. The year 2015 is indeed an incredible year for Radhika as she awaits the release of films like - Mountain Man opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Hunterr with Gulshan Devaiah, Parched directed by Leena Yadav which is an Indo-American collaboration, A Bengali short film directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Not to forget, Apte will also be seen essaying the envious role of Binodhini in acclaimed film director Anurag bass mini TV series Choker Bali which will soon debut on the soon to be aired EPIC channel.

While 2015 is most definitely going to be a glorious year for Radhika, she never ceases to push herself to achieve more. Despite of a manic schedule and with a dozen films in her kitty, Radhika also has opted to exploit her love for dance. Radhika is also a student of the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she is currently pursuing her masters in Contemporary form of dance. And if that wasn't enough, Radhika has already ventured into exploring the writer in her as she is already underway of developing scripts which she hopes to someday turn into feature films.

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Doing Nude Scenes Liberated Me

In my experience, undertaking the scenes with nudity was extremely liberating. I had many complexes about my body since I learned about it as a child, and the invasive stereotyping and sexualisation of both men and women in this industry didn't help. The obsession with slimness, flawless skin, long legs, round ass, big boobs, fair skin... it all made me feel very small.
28/02/2015 8:32 AM IST