Birthday: 02-09-1969
Age: 49
Star sign: Libra
Alka Kaushal is a veteran Indian actress and a popular personality in the Marathi cinema. She was born on September 2, 1969 in India. Before moving to Mumbai, she started acting on a theatre in New Delhi along with the National School of Drama Repertory.

She got her fame for the role she played in the Indian soap, Kumkum on STAR Plus. She played a negative role as Sukanya Bua, a villain who brings hell to the life of Kumkum (played by Juhi Parmar). Alka was debuted as a television actress in Gaatha under the production of Ramesh Sippy. But the film was said to be copied from Shashi Ranjan’s, The Shotgun Show.
Alka also appeared in the television serial, Tum Pukar Lo under the direction of Sanjay Upadhaya. Alka also played as Smriti on Zee TV’s Manzilein Apani Apani and Sahara One’s, Prratima. Along with her variety of television shows, she was also part of the serial, Faasle, Zee TV’s 9 Malabar Hill and Sansar. She also acted in Kartavya and appeared as a lawyer in Kammal. She also replaced the character of Bhairavi (played by Tuhinaa Vora), the aunt of Pankaj in the popular Sphere Origin’s serial, Jyoti on Imagine TV. Tuhinaa left the show because of some health issues. Additionally, Alka’s role as Raziya Gaffur Ahmed Siddiqui in the popular soap, Qubool Hai received positive responses from the viewers.
She was married to popular serial director and producer, Ravi Kaushal. Alka and his husband also run the Mangalam Arts Production House and produced some television shows like Meet Mila De Rabba and Kho Gayi Manzilein… Kho Gayi. Not many people are aware that Alka is the sister of Delhi actor, Varun Bhdola and radio jockey, Kalindi. Her mother is Susheela and her father, Vishwa Mohan Badola is a popular small screen Hindi actor who was last seen in the comedy film, Lage Raho Munnabhai. Alka and her dad also acted in some plays in Delhi way back. 
Alka is also part of the BAG Films Association which is the producers of Kumkum and Tum Pukar Lo was their first soap opera. Alka is a bit careful on doing films because she is more comfortable in serials. She said, in television, it is easier to define where the character is heading, unlike in films where you don’t know what happens to the character at the end of the story.
Atisha Naik Hindi Actress

Atisha Naik

Atisha Naik is Hindi and Marathi actress mostly known for her negative roles. She made her Hindi film debut in ‘Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye’, a movie directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Recently, she played an important role of a lady Sarpanch, in national award winning film ‘Deool’ starring Nana Patekar. In this movie, she exploited her acting potential to the core and was lauded by everyone. She made her TV debut in NDTV’s Imagine “Ek Packet Umeed” and played the role of “Sundari”. She is also very active in Marathi Theater and ‘Suryachi Pilley’ is her latest Marathi play. She is also regular in Marathi TV circuit and in the serial ‘Pudhcha Paul’ her role as a cunning Mother in law sends shivers to the viewers. She acted in another Starpravah Marathi TV serial ‘Manasicha Chitrakaar’ which is a story of clash of dreams of two persons. Being an actor she wants to explore and not wants to limits herself to the negative roles. She is playing comic role In Amol Palekar’s movie “We are on, Ata Houn Jau De” and she enjoyed doing the comic role. She also did standup comedy with Sunil Tawde in “Fu Bai Fu” season 3. She recently acted in a Marathi movie Salaam (2014) Directed by Kiran Yadnyopavit and Atisha gets good reviews for her acting. She wants to make her mark in the Indian Film industry as “Smita Patil’. We wish her all the best for her upcoming projects.  Another Version of This Bio: Atisha Naik is an actor who performs in film, television and even theater. She began her career as a child artiste on stage. Hailing from Maharashtra, she loved being on stage and performing in front of the live audiences. Her versatile stage performance includes: Suryachi Pilley’ and ‘Good Bye Doctor’ (child artiste). She began her acting career through Hindi film ‘Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye’. It was a good offer as she got a chance to perform in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Hindi film, followed by few other popular Marathi films too. She also acted in another Marathi film ‘We are on Ata Houn Jau De’ which was a clean, healthy comedy devoid of any silly clowning and vulgarity. The film was directed by veteran actor Amol Palekar. Now she is one of the most promising faces of Marathi serial.  She started as a stage actor and then shifted to Hindi and Marathi movies because Marathi is her mother tongue, and she would be more comfortable in doing her performances. As an actor, she had every reason to opt for movies in two different languages, as both Marathi and Hindi movies have their own charm. Although she had played always a positive and good character in theater, television or cinema, she surprised the audiences by playing a negative character of a cunning woman in Marathi serial, Pudhcha Paaul’. She actually received prominence in much admired Marathi serial ‘Pudhcha Paaul’. And since then, she is known as the villain and cunning women of small screen. But actually in personal life, she is a very kind-hearted woman. This actress is hard working, honest and possesses the thinking power and ability to do something creative before camera. She was noticed in a meaningful small role in the Hindi popular film “Wake Up, Sid”, which was a Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions movie and directed by Ayan Mukerji.

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