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Nationality  Indian
Height  1.60 m
Role  Actress
Name  Sonali Kulkarni
Years active  1990–present

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Born  3 November 1974 (age 41) (1974-11-03) Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation  Film and Theater actress, Writer
Children  Kaveri (b. 18 Oct 2011)
Relatives  Sandeep (brother)Sandesh(brother)
Spouse  Nachiket Pantvaidya (m. 2010)
Siblings  Sandesh Kulkarni, Sandeep Kulkarni
Movies  Aga Bai Arechyaa 2, Agni Varsha, Well Done Abba, Gharabaher, Deool
Similar People  Kedar Shinde, Sonali Bendre, Sai Tamhankar, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Sonali Raut

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


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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.

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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.

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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. 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."

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Kulkarni showed her dancing skills in the second season of the popular celebrity-dance competition show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony TV.

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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 to Maharashtrian father and Tamil mother 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.

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.


  • 2015: Filmfare Awards (Marathi), "Best Actress". "Dr. Prakash Baba Amte- the real hero"
  • 1996: RAPA Awards, "Best television performance of the year", "Kata Rute Kunala (Marathi)"
  • 1996: Filmfare Awards(Marathi), "Best Actress", Doghi
  • 2002: National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Non-Feature Film), Chaitra
  • 2004: Star Screen Awards(Marathi), "Best Actress", Devrai
  • 2005: Milan International Film Festival, "Best Actress", Fuoco Su Di Me (Fire At My Heart)
  • Suvarnaratna Awards: 2015 (Best Actress)
  • Nominated

  • 2001: Filmfare Awards, Best Supporting Actress, Mission Kashmir
  • 2001: Screen Weekly Awards Best Supporting Actress, Mission Kashmir
  • Reality TV shows

  • Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors TV
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony TV
  • References

    Sonali Kulkarni Wikipedia