Dhabadgavkar is a Marathi actress best known for her role as Shanaya in the Marathi television series Majhya Navryachi Bayko. Majhya Navryachi Bayko is a television show featuring Anita Date Kelkar, Rasika Sunil, Abhijeet Khandkekar in prominent roles. It was with this series that Rasika made her television debut. Born on August 3, 1992, in Akola, Maharashtra, Dhabadgavkar shifted to Mumbai when she was a year old. Rasika was born to Sunil Dhabadgavkar, a chartered accountant, and Manisha Dhabadgavkar, a housewife. She also has a brother named Yash, who is an IIT graduate. The actress exchanged wedding vows with Aditya Bilagi in 2021.
Rasika schooled in Dombivli, Maharashtra, and pursued higher studies at K. G. Joshi Bedekar College, Thane, where she obtained a degree in BMM. Besides studies, Rasika also trained as an artist, earning a diploma in Bharatnatyam. The actress is also musically talented, and she earned a Sangeet Visharad in classical music. Before stepping foot in the acting field, Rasika performed in live concerts and Ajay Atul. She also worked as a playback singer for Ajintha. At that time, she was still in her school. The actress ventured into acting with Rajya Natya Spardha and Youth Festival. She played a part in
Love Aaj Kal
at the 52nd Natya Spardha and bagged the first prize. After that, she ventured into commercial plays.
Be Dune Paach was her first commercial play. She participated in various theatre contests and featured in advertisements too. The actress took part in the Lux Jhakas Heroine competition, aired on 9X TV. That was her first television appearance. That show proved to be a turning point in her career, after which she bagged several roles. Dhabadgavkar is also known for performing Lavani dance on the number Kashalo Lavato Naat in the 2016 Marathi flick Poshter Girl, with which she debuted in the Marathi cinema. After that, she was offered the role of Shanaya in the television show Majhya Navryachi Bayko. Dhabadgavkar also has the credit of starring in the 2017 Marathi political comedy-drama flick Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar as Pandurang Shinde’s wife. The actress featured in the role of Maithili in another 2017 Marathi flick Bus Stop.
In the 2018 Marathi film Gatmat, Rasika played the role of Kaavya. Her other notable work is in the 2019 flick Girlfriend, portraying Shweta. Dhabadgavkar has received various awards for her outstanding performances. The actress bagged Best Negative Role - Female at the Zee Marathi Utsav Natyancha Awards 2017 for Majhya Navryachi Bayko. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award at Yuva Chitra Padarpan Puraskar 2017 for the flick Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar. She has also won Best Negative Role- Female and Special Mention at the Zee Marathi Utsav Natyancha Awards 2016 and 2021, respectively, for Majhya Navryachi Bayko.