Sonalee Kulkarni is a well known Indian actress. She has mainly contributed her work in Marathi and Hindi cinema. She is noted for her role in movies such as Natarang, Shutter, Classmates, Mitwaa and many more. She entered Bollywood with movie Grand Masti. She was born in Pune. Her parents were Manohar Kulkarni and Savinder. Her father was a doctor for the Army Corps. Her mother was a Punjabi and was also connected with the Army. She completed schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya and army schools. She graduated from Ferguson College. She later perused a degree from Indira School of Communication in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. She was always passionate about dancing and had participated in many dancing competitions in school and college days. She has got training in Bharatnatyam. She had taken part in a beauty pageant in her college days. This turned out to a turning point for her as after that she started getting offers for many advertisements and small roles in movies. She signed her first film ‘Bakula Namdev Ghotale’ by Kedar Shinde in 2006.

She won the Best Actress Award by Zee Gaurav for her performance in the movie. In 2008, she was offered a role in ‘Natarang’ which was an adaption of a Marathi novel by Anand Yadav ‘Natarang’. The movie starred Vibhavari Deshpande, Vibhavari Deshpande, Kishor Kadam and Priya Berde. The movie was a great masterpiece and turned to be one of the best films of her career. She was very well appreciated by the audience and the critics for her role. Later she was seen in ‘Ajintha’ by Nitin Chandrakant Desai along with her were Avinash Narkar, Manoj Kolhatkar, Makarand Deshpande and Phillip Scott Wallace. She was seen judging a Marathi show ‘Naad Khula’ along with her was Mahesh Kothare. She made her appearance in Bollywood with ‘Grand Masti’ by Indra Kumar. She played the role of Riteish Deshmukh’s wife. The movie was a sequel to ‘Masti’. She played the role of a possessive wife who keeps a check on her husband. She has been a part of various stage shows and awards shows and is a very big name in the Marathi film industry in a very short span of time.

Smita Gondkar Hindi Actress

Smita Gondkar

Smita Gondkar is a multifaceted personality of India. She had begun her acting career in 2007 with Mumbaicha Dabewala, a Marathi movie. However, she also worked in Hindi and Sindhi movies.  Smita had been the representative of the Maharashtra State Kayaking Team and that too as the Team Captain of the game. Since then she has been a major visiting faculty member where she imparted her knowledge to the Army Cadets for White Water Kayaking Expedition. Smita has done a lot more in the field of sports and has emerged the winner at state level in Rowing and Skulking events in her college days and has also competed for National Judo and State level swimming in school times. She also has a deep interest and passion for sky-diving and dirt track racing. She is also well-trained in stunk biking, which is a rarity as far as women are concerned. She emerged as the only woman semi-finalist in the stunt show MTV Pulsar Stunt Mania aired in 2009. Smita gives live performances in several style biking stunt events in India.  Smita was a brilliant student and worked in ads and video albums initially. Smita had endeavored into a silent film also.  Smita Gondkar had been fascinated towards acting and filming since her childhood days. She has participated in several plays, ramp shows, fashion shows during school and college time. Smita was a cruise worker with Disney Cruise Line before coming to India. Smita is a connieuser of wines. She had imparted her knowledge to the Food & Beverage Department Staff. She then decided to travel around India and get an insight of  Indian Heritage. At this juncture, she was approached by producers for modeling.  Smita is living in Mumbai now. She was married to Siddharth Banitya, who was a politician. She got into a controversy when she accused her husband of forgery. After this, Smita’s roles were also quite controversial. Though Smita was initially considered for the role of Silk Smita, the famous southern siren, the plan didn’t work out.  Due to her boldness, Smita was also approached to work as the stunt double of Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. However, Smita declined since she wanted to do stunts for herself. Also, she felt that she would not be recognized by being a stunt double.  Smita has appeared in the Marathi music video named Pappi De Parula, which went on to become a hit. She is attired in a bikini for this song.  Smita is one actress who has well maintained her figure. She featured in a red bikini in a Marathi flick Hip Hip Hurray and gathered attention. In fact, it seems the producers of Marathi film industry were cashing on her glamour quotient.  Smita thinks highly of legendary Smita Patel, and she dreamt of doing similar roles of the latter when she was a newcomer to the industry. But ultimately she learnt that her glamour quotient should be good to get roles similar to that of the Late Smita. However, Smita was candid enough in admitting that her well-maintained body helped her in glamour.  Smita has done over 20 films like Main Hoon Rajnikanth, Hip Hip Hurray, Maya, Just Gammat, Satya- More than Human, Ek Adalat and some more.  Though comedy is the strength of Smita she has also worked in a serious movie Satya.  According to Smita, indulging in sports is par to a stress buster. She is one celebrity who has proved to be successful in films too because sportswomen haven't frequented the entertainment industry.  Let's hope Smita gets many serious roles in future.   


Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni was born in the Marathi-speaking Kulkarni family in Pune, Maharashtra. Her father is an engineer, and she has two siblings, Sandeep and Sandesh. She did her schooling from Abhinava Vidyalaya and graduation from Ferguson College, where she majored in Political Science. Sonali was awarded a scholarship for Marathi literature too. She has impeccable speaking skills in Hindi, Marathi and English and later picked up Gujarati, Italian and Tamil also. As a child, Sonali was very passionate about acting. She said that she always gambled when it came to her career, whether it was playing a tree in her debut film “Cheluvi” or playing mother to Hrithik Roshan’s character in “Mission Kashmir”. (Cheluvi was a Kannada film that was released in 1992) Due to her ineluctable interest in acting, she attended a workshop by Satyadev Dubey after which she and Sandesh formed “Samanvay”, a theatre group. Sonali married Nachiket Pantvaidya, head of Sony Entertainment Television after she divorced Chandrakant Kulkarni. Kulkarni has appeared in many movies including one in Italian titled “Fuoco Su Di Me”, for which she bagged an award in the Milan International Film festival. She was also the recipient of a special jury Award in the 49th National Film Awards (2002) for her role in “Chaitra”, a Marathi short film. She has received many other prestigious awards for her Marathi films. She has worked with Doordarshan channel and did some films like “Gulabari” (1994), “Kata Rute Kunala” in 1996 in Marathi. Sonali won the RAPA Award for this as well. She had also participated in the popular dance reality contest “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” and appeared in “Kya Yahi Pyaar Hai”, which aired on Star Plus from 1999 till 2000. For the past few years, Sonali Kulkarni has been in the regional cinema and exclaims that she’s enjoying her time.

Sonali Kulkarni Hindi Actress