Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress.Radhika Apte was born on September 7, 1985 in Pune. She is an Economics graduate from Fergusson College, Pune. She is associated with Mohit Takalkar’s theatre troupe Aasakta in her hometown. She is the daughter of Pune’s leading neurosurgeons Dr Charu Apte.
Actor Rahul Bose, who had seen her perform in Anahita Oberoi’s play Bombay Black, suggested her name to director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who cast her in Antaheen along with Aparna Sen, Sharmila Tagore and Rahul Bose. Radhika Apte played the role of Brinda Roy Menon, a TV journalist, in Antaheen.
Radhika Apte also done Marathi plays like Tu, Purnaviram, Matra Ratra, Kanyadaan and Samuel Beckett’s That Time with Rehan Engineer.
In Darmiyan, a short film, she played a college girl Ekta.Radhika Apte appeared as Savitri, a village girl in KBC productions’Marathi film Gho Mala Asla Hava. She appeared in a significant role in Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakhtcharitra and its sequel. She also appeared in Shor in the City under Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Films banner. She was also seen in Maneej Premnath’s thriller The Waiting Room. Apte will also star in Akash Khurana’s Life on Life, about a bunch of youngsters working in a BPO and Amol Palekar’s Marathi film, Samaantar.
She recently got married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor. Radhika met Benedict, a London-based musician, last year during her year-long sabbatical when she had gone to learn contemporary dance.
Daughter of Pune’s leading neurosurgeons and one of the most talented actors on the city’s theatre scene, Radhika is a fitting example of a famous parent’s child who created a name for herself. “It was quite tough to get into the entertainment industry without a family background.
But today, the audience identifies me as Radhika Apte. Outside of Pune, I’m never known as ‘Dr Charu Apte’s daughter’,” Radhika asserts. If you pay a visit to their sprawling bungalow in Model Colony, you cannot miss the sweet closeness the father-daughter share, but also their absolute disconnect with each other’s career paths.