B’day of Phaguniya from Manjhi, Radhika Apte

She Celebrated B’day on 7th Sep, Hailing from Pune, 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 in the 2005 Bollywood film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! and had her first starring role in the 2009 Bengali film Antaheen.


Phaguniya Devi’s role in film Manjhi has given an important position to Radhika Apte in Bihari Crowds. When she started speaking bhojpuri in the film it was like mishri coming out from her words. 🙂

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Apte is actively involved with theatre and has been part of several stage plays, mostly in Marathi language. She is associated with Mohit Takalkar’s theatre troupeAasakta Kalamanch in her hometown and has acted in plays like Tu, Purnaviram, Matra Ratra and Samuel Beckett’s That Time with Rehan Engineer. She also performed a commercial Hindi play Kanyadaan and an English play named Bombay Black.


In 2013, she was part of a Marathi play named Uney Purey Shahar Ek, which was an adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Benda Kaalu on Toast (“Baked Beans of Toast”) and she has stated that she has plans to do an English play in London. Apte has said that she prefers to work in experimental theatre.


Radhika Apte has also acted in a number of short films, including Darmiyan, in which she played a college girl Ekta, and Vakratunda Swaha, which was filmed by Ashish Avikunthak over a period of 12 years. She played one of the lead roles in Anurag Kashyap’s short film on eve teasing, That Day After Everyday, which released on YouTube in 2012. She played the title role in Sujoy Ghosh’s 2015 Bengali short film Ahalya.



 Happy B’day Radhika..!