Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni (born 3 November 1974) is an Indian actress. She has worked in Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, and Tamil films. She is known for her roles in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Doghi, Deool, Gulabjaam, Dil Chahta Hai, Singham and Taxi No 9211.

Sonali Kulkarni
Kulkarni in 2018
Born (1974-11-03) 3 November 1974
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm and Theater actress, Writer
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Chandrakant Kulkarni (divorced)
Nachiket Pantvaidya (m.2010–present; 1 child)
ChildrenKaveri (b. 18 October 2011)
RelativesSandeep (brother)
Sandesh (brother)
Websitehttp://www.sonalikulkarni.org

Career

Sonali Kulkarni first made her appearance on the screen in a Kannada film titled Cheluvi, directed by Girish Karnad. She has appeared in many films including an Italian film titled Fuoco Su di Me, for which she won an award in the 2006 Milan International Film Festival.

She has received a Special Jury Award (non-feature) in the 49th National Film Awards (2002) for her role in a short film in Marathi; Chaitra.[1]

Apart from acting, she was an editor with Viva, a supplement of Marathi daily newspaper Loksatta from June 2005 till May 2007. She used to pen a weekly column called "So Kool". The columns are published in the book So Kool by Rajahansa Prakashan.[2] Actor Nana Patekar on the release of this book said, "Whenever I read her articles, I feel she is talking to me. There is so much of simplicity in her writing."

Kulkarni showed her dancing skills in the second season of the popular celebrity-dance competition show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony TV.Kulkarni will be seen in a yet to be named Netflix thriller soon.

She has also worked with Doordarshan channel and did some films like Gulabari in 1994 in Hindi which telecast in 1995 and Kata Rute Kunala in 1996 in Marathi, for which she has also got RAPA Award-Best television performance of the year.

She was also seen in one story (Kya Yahi Pyaar Hai - Directed by Tanuja Chaturvedi) of Star Bestsellers TV Series telecast in 1999-2000 on Star Plus.

Personal life

Kulkarni was born in Pune, Maharashtra. Her father is an engineer and she has two brothers: Sandeep and Sandesh. She completed her schooling from Abhinava Vidyalaya and did her graduation from Ferguson College, where she majored in Political Science and got a scholarship in Marathi literature. For her interest in acting she attended a workshop by Satyadev Dubey after which she and Sandesh formed a theater group called Samanvay. Sandesh is now a film director.

Sonali's first brief marriage with Chandrakant Kulkarni, film and theatre director and writer, ended in a divorce. Since 24 May 2010 she is married to Nachiket Pantvaidya, current head of Sony Entertainment Television.[3]

Debut Movie

Sonali's first movie was Cheluvi, aka the Flowering Tree (1992). The film is based on a Karnataka folk tale. Directed and written by Girish Karnad, it reflects on the role of women in Indian society (to serve loved ones without expectations, and regardless of her own suffering) and also contains an environmental message relating to deforestation. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

Won

Nominated

Filmography

YearTitleRoleLanguageNotes
2019 Bharat Janaki Devi Hindi
2018Ani Dr. Kashinath GhanekarSulochana LatkarMarathi
2018GulabjaamRadha AgarkarMarathi[5]
2017Kaccha LimbuShaila KatdareMarathi[6]
2017Ti Ani ItarNaina GodboleMarathi
2017Poster BoysSunitaHindi
2015Aga Bai Arechyaa 2Shubhangi Hemant KudalkarMarathi
2014Dr. Prakash Baba AmteDr. Mandakini AmteMarathi
2013Pune 52Prachi ApteMarathi
2013The Good RoadKiranGujaratiSelected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but failed to get a nomination
2011DeoolVahini SahebMarathi
2011SinghamMegha KadamHindidirector Rohit Shetty
2011Mumbai CuttingHindi
2010Ringa RingaManasi DesaiMarathiDirector Sanjay Jadhav DREAMING 24by7 production
2010Well Done AbbaVikas Jha's wifeHindi
2010The CampSonali MantheHindi
2009Love KhichdiShanta Bheemrao BhansodeHindi
2009ShadowInspector Sanjana Singh RajpootHindi
2009MohandasMeghnaHindi
2009GandhaRaaviMarathi
2009Gabhricha PausAlkaMarathi
2009Tya Ratri Paus HotaMarathi
2009GulmoharVidyaMarathi
2008Rishton Ki MachineHindi
2008Rama Rama Kya Hai Ye DramaHindi
2008Vasudev Balwant PhadkeBhawaniMarathi
2008Via DarjeelingRimli Sharma / SangeetaHindi
2008SirfNamita RanadeHindi
2007SakhiNishiMarathi
2007StrangersNandini S. RaiHindi
2006Restaurant[7]Marathi
2006I See YouKuljeet A. KapoorHindi
2006Darna Zaroori HaiMrs. PilgaonkarHindi
2006Taxi Number 9211Mrs. Sunita R. ShastriHindi
2005Love is BlindGujarati
2005White RainbowPriyaHindi
2005DanshMariaHindi
2005DevariSeenaMarathi
2005Fuoco su di meGraziellaItalian
2004Bride & PrejudiceChandra LambaEnglish
2004DevraiSeenaMarathi
2004HananDevi Bhagwati / PagliHindi
2004Silence Please... The Dressing RoomReporter Aparna SenHindi
20041:1.6 An Ode to Lost LoveAshaEnglish
2003DanavLakshmiHindi
2002Dil Vil Pyar VyarGauriHindi
2002Agni VarshaNittilaiHindi
2002Kitne Door Kitne PaasJaya PatelHindi
2002ChaitraKratiMarathi
2002JunoonHindi
2001Dil Chahta HaiPoojaHindi
2001Pyaar Tune Kya KiyaGeetaHindi
2000Dr. Babasaheb AmbedkarRamabai AmbedkarEnglish
2000Mission KashmirNeelima KhanHindi
2000KaireeKamli's daughter (adult)Marathi
1999–2000Kya Yahi Pyaar HaiAnjuHindia story of Star Bestsellers TV Series-telecast on Star Plus in 1999-2000
1999Jahan Tum Le ChaloNamrata ShoreyHindi
1996DaayraaThe GirlHindi
1996Badalte RishteUlkaHindiTV Serial
1996Vrindavan Film StudiosRadhaEnglish
1996Kata Rute KunalaMeeraMarathiTelecast on Doordarshan and also got RAPA Award-Best television performance of the year
1995DoghiKrishnaMarathi
1994May MadhamSandhyaTamil
1994MuktaMuktaMarathi
1994GulabariGulabariHindia Doordarshan production-telecast in 1995
1992CheluviCheluviKannadaa Doordarshan production

Reality TV shows

References

  1. "49TH NATIONAL FILM AWARD". Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. 26 July 2002. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  2. "So Kul - the book". Sonalikulkarni.org (Official website). Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  3. "Sonali Kulkarni Marries Second Time". Times of India. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  4. "Sonali Kulkarni gets best actress award for "Fuoco Di Su Me"". Indiaglitz.com. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  5. http://www.megamarathi.com/news/sonali-kulkarni-and-siddharth-chandekar-together-for-sachin-kundalkar-directorial-gulabjaam/
  6. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/marathi/movie-reviews/kaccha-limbu/movie-review/60022489.cms
  7. K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-1-136-77284-9. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
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