Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress. Hailing from Pune, Maharashtra, Apte began her acting career in theatre, working with the theatre troupe Aasakta in her home town, before venturing into films. She made her feature film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005).
Apte’s first starring role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama Antaheen. She made her Marathi film debut in 2009 with the tragic romance Samaantar. Her Bollywood breakthrough came in 2015, following acclaimed performances in the thriller Badlapur and the comedy Hunterrr, Manjhi – The Mountain Man—and received wide appreciation for the psychological thriller Phobia (2016). She later went on to star in two of the blockbuster films, the Marathi thriller Lai Bhaari (2014) and the Tamil gangster drama Kabali (2016).