As her title may be suggesting, Aditi the talented and versatile actress origins from Hyderabad. But her introduction should not end up just there. On the side of performing arts, she is a trained classical dancer, specializing in Bharata natyam, while in respect of family lineage she comes from the confluence of two distinct blue blooded families of the South - that of Akbar Hydari former Prime Minister of Hyderabad on one hand and from the Wanaparthy royal family on the other. Her family also had a distinctly accomplished educational background and she herself also did complete her graduation before entry into films.

Although her first appearance was in an inconsequential Malayalam film called “Prajapathi” which did badly at the box office, thanks to her classical dance background she made her second appearance immediately thereafter in the Tamil movie “Sringaram”, portraying the role of a Devadasi and having a high dose of classical dancing. It was not only her dancing which was appreciated but the film itself ended up receiving 3 national awards. It perhaps also opened the way for Aditi to make her foray onto the national scene, bagging a side role in the 2009 film “New Delhi-6” which also went on to win the best film on National Integration for that year.

After this she was on her course in a series of Hindi films starting with the 2011 “ Yeh Saali Zindagi Click to look into! >> Read More... Yeh Saali Zindagi ” where she featured in one of the leading roles and like other Sushir Mishra films also received critical acclaim. Aditi herself won the Screen award for her acting in that film. In the same year she also starred as a journo in a cameo role in “ Rockstar Click to look into! >> Read More... Rockstar ”. Next on line was “ London Paris New York Click to look into! >> Read More... London Paris New York ” (LPNY) in 2012, which not only received the nod from critics but also was a commercial success. Incidentally, she also made her singing debut with this film. Her subsequent appearance in Bollywood included the third sequel of the “Murder” trilogy of Mahesh Bhatt Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt created a niche for himself >> Read More... Mahesh Bhatt , in 2013.

Her recent films include “ Guddu Rangeela Click to look into! >> Read More... Guddu Rangeela ” as well as 3 other Hindi films and a Bengali detective movie. Basically identified as a Kannada girl, because of her mother, she has now acted in South Indian films as well as Bollywood movies and now also looking to spread her wings to the east.

Aditi Bhagwat Hindi Actress

Aditi Bhagwat

Aditi Bhagwat is a talented and well-known Kathak and Lavani professional, choreographer and actress. She was born on January 18, 1981 in Maharashtra, India. Her journey started at the age of four and she was highly inspired by Ragini Bhagwat, her mother who is a classical singer. She was guided by Roshan Kumari and Nandita Puri when she was just starting her Jaipur style Kathak training. Aditi was trained in Odissi by Jhelum Paranjpe, which led her to prepare in the art of expressions called Abhinaya and Adda, from which she became popular. Besides taking a master in Psychology, she took a degree in Kathak dance from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. The Nalanda Dance and Research Academy in Mumbai gave her the title of Nalanda Nritya Nipun. Aside from Kathak dance, she is also keen in doing the Maharashtrian folk dance called Lavani.  She first collaborated with Louis Banks, a master of Jazz, Sivamani, a percussionist and Merlin D’Souza, a prominent music composer. She made a performance at the Budapest Spring Festival along with the famous pianist Bela Szakcsi Lakatos, for the Indo-Gypsy Jazz project, which was held in Hungary. She also collaborated with Karthik and Gotam: Business Class Refugees during a concert, held in Morlaix, France in the year 2012 and with pianist Rod Williams in The Issue Project Room in New York. Aditi has combined the conventional Kathak gestures and the sophisticated beat of the Chakkradhars, Tatkaar and Taals with the erratic time cycles using the instruments such as Djembe, Cuatro, Drums, Sitar, Ghumbri and a lot more.  Aditi joined One Beat, one of the biggest international music diplomacy programs of the Found Sound Nation in New York, which was produced by Bang on a Can in September 2012. She collaborated with the best musicians from the different sides of the world in creating and performing new music and discovered the possibilities of magnifying the traditional norms of art. She is also a foot percussionist in India and she successfully mixed the Ghungroos sound to her stomping feet with the use of different musical instruments. Through OneBeat, she explored the possibility of utilizing Ghungroos as an instrument and blended it with the rhythmic patterns with several instruments like Cuatro, Gayageum, Banjo and Ghumbri.  Aditi showed her other side when she appeared in several films as a dancer and actress. She made a special appearance in Hindi films Traffic Signal and Myoho. She was seen in Marathi films Chalu Navra Bholi Baiko, Manya Sajjana, Adla Badli, Tahan, Sumbaran and Shasan. Aditi was also seen in television serials like Avantika, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii and Eka Peksha Ek.  Her institute Aditi Dance Academy (ADA), trains the aspiring and promising talent so they can develop their passion towards the traditional art forms. She is also conducting lectures, demonstrations and workshops on Kathak in other countries like the U.S.  


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a popular Indian actress and is a high-profile celebrity in India. She was born on November 1, 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India to Krishnaraj, an Army Biologist and Brinda, a homemaker. She has one brother named Aditya Rai, an engineer-turned-producer, who produced her film Dil Ka Rishta in 2003. Her family shifted to Mumbai and she studied at Arya Vidya Mandir High School during her early years. She later attended Jai Hindi College and moved to DG Ruparel College in Matunga, where she scored 90% in the Higher Secondary School Certificate. During her teenage years, she trained in classical dance and music for 5-years. Initially, she planned to pursue a career in medicine, but it didn’t work out. She then took an architecture course at the Raheja College of Arts, but she decided to pursue a modeling career and so gave up on her studies. In year 1991, she won the Ford’s international supermodel contest and was later featured in Vogue magazine. She became widely popular after doing an appearance in a Pepsi ad together with Aamir Khan and Mahima Chaudhary in year 1993. She joined the Miss India pageant in year 1994 and won the second place after Sushmita Sen. Aishwarya was crowned Miss India World in the event. She then represented India at the Miss World pageant, held at the Sun City in South Africa in the same year. The pretty belle went on to win the crown.. After the pageant, she became the ambassador of peace in her one-year reign in London. Aishwarya pursued her modeling career until she entered the world of cinema. She debuted as an actress in the 1997 Mani Ratnam’s political drama film, ‘Iruvar’, which features Mohanlal, Tabu, Prakash Raj and Revathi in the lead roles. In the same year, she was cast in the Bollywood romantic comedy film, ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’, opposite Bobby Deol in the lead role. Though the film failed commercially, Rai earned the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer through this film. This was followed by another romantic comedy film, ‘Jeans’ in 1998; a film that was written and helmed by S. Shankar. She acted in the lead role alongside Prashanth and Nassar. ‘Jeans’ was considered to be one of the most expensive films in India during that time and due to its success, it was dubbed in Hindi and Telugu languages and was even nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998. Rai was acclaimed for her dancing and acting skills in the film and interestingly, she learnt the language and dubbed for her own dialogues. In 1999, she starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ together with Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn. This film became a turning point in her career after bagging the Best Actress award at the Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards and IIFA Awards in year 2000 aside from the many praises she received by critics and co-stars. In the same year, she acted in the lead role in the Bollywood musical romantic drama film, ‘Taal’. Rai earned a nomination at the Filmfare for Best Actress for her performance as an aspiring singer in the film. She went on to appear in Aditya Chopra’s musical romantic drama film, ‘Mohabbatein’, opposite Shah Rukh Khan. This film became the second highest grossing film of the year and gained her another nomination for Best Actress at the Filmfare. In 2002, Rai was cast in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s award-winning romantic drama film, ‘Devdas’, opposite Shah Rukh Khan. This film was adapted by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel by the same name. This time, Rai bagged the Best Actress Award at the 2002 Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards, IIFA Awards and Zee Cine Awards In 2004, she appeared in the neo-noir drama thriller film, ‘Khakee’, along with Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Prakash Raj, Tanuja, Atul Kulkarni and Tusshar Kapoor. In the same year, she acted in Samir Karnik’s ‘Kyun! Ho Gaya Na’ opposite Vivek Oberoi in the lead roles. Rai received international recognition after her appearance in the British film, ‘Bride and Prejudice’, which was adapted by Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice,. Later, she collaborated again with filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh in the drama film, ‘Raincoat’, opposite Ajay Devgn in the lead roles. Rai got another nomination at the Filmfare for Best Actress. She went on to appear in films like ‘Shabd’ and ‘The Mistress of Spices’ in year 2005. In 2006, she acted in Sanjay Gadhvi’s blockbuster film, ‘Dhoom 2’ and the biographical film, Guru in 2007, where she received her 7th nomination for Best Actress at the Filmfare. She also acted in the British film, ‘Provoked’; a film that is based on the real-life story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, an NRI who killed her husband after years of abuse. Rai was also seen in the fantasy film, ‘The Last Legion’ in 2007. After a number of critically and commercially acclaimed films, she acted in Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ in 2008. Her portrayal of Rajkumari Jodhaa’s character gained her another nomination at the Filmfare. Subsequently, she was cast in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Sarkar Raj’, a sequel to the 2005 blockbuster film ‘Sarkar’. She acted in ‘The Pink Panther 2’ in 2009 and in 2010 Rai was cast in ‘Ramayana’, ‘Enthiran’, ‘Guzaarish’ and ‘Action Replayy’. After a long hiatus, Rai was recently seen in the action drama film, ‘Jazbaa’, helmed by Sanjay Gupta. While filming Dhoom 2, her co-star Abhishek Bachchan, the son of the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, fell in love with her. They got engaged on January 14, 2007 and got married on April 20 the same year. Their wedding was a private ceremony in Juhu, Mumbai. On September 28, 2009, the couple appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She gave birth to their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan on November 16, 2011

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Hindi Actress