Aditi Sarangdhar is an Indian actress, who is a household name for the Marathi audience and best known for her lead role as a cop, Saloni Deshmukh, in Star Pravah’s crime-thriller “
” (2015). She was born on 16 October 1981 in Kalyan, Maharashtra to Shaila and Dr. Dipak Sarangdhar. She has two sisters, Amita and Nikita. She graduated with a degree in philosophy from the Ramnarain Ruia College in Mumbai, where she excelled as a theatre actress in Ekankinas (one-act plays).
She won the best actress award at Sawai Inter College Drama Competition in 2000 for “Majula,” directed by
. She was discovered by
, who admired her ever since she saw her act as the lead character in Sameer Limaye’s stage play “Litmus.” Afterward, Adhikari cast her as a central character in her debut television drama “
” (1997), which aired on Doordarshan National. Aditi came into focus for her immaculate display of subtle nuances of emotions and soon made her first appearance on the big screen as the female protagonist in Ramesh More’s “Akalpit” (2004).
The movie was a semi-hit, receiving mixed reviews from the spectators but it established Aditi as a brilliant actress, laying the cornerstone for her bright career. What followed was a plethora of super hit movies and TV shows, including “Divasen Divas” (2006), “Uladhaal” (2008), “Tee Ratra” (2010), “Paach Naar Ek Bejaar” (2011), “Kay Karu N Kasa Karu” (2012), “Mandali Tumchyasathi Kay Pan” (2013), “Majhe Mann Tujhe Zale” (2014), and “Majha Naav Shivaji” (2016). Her career reached its zenith when she portrayed a lawyer, Rama Chaudhary, in Zee5’s “
” (2009) for which she received the 2011 Zee Marathi Award for best actress.
In 2013, she returned to theatre as Radha in Rajan Tamhane’s two-act play “Proposal.” Her poignant acting won over the hearts of her spectators, bringing her laurels from the 2013 Zee Gaurav and mata Sanman Awards for best actress. She was also felicitated for the same by the Maharashtra State Government Commercial Theater Competition Award.
She currently features as the protagonist, Tulika Bane, in “H. M. Bane T. M. Bane” (2019), aired on Sony Liv. Besides being a prominent actor, Aditi is also an adroit chef, having mastered the Marathi as well as several international cuisines. In 2018, she also participated in a 21 km half-marathon, completing it in two hours. She presently resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra with her husband, Suhas Revandekar.