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.

Sonalee Kulkarni Hindi Actress

Sonalee Kulkarni

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.