Atul Kulkarni was born in the year 1965 in Karnataka. Basically, he has the ethnicity of Maharashtra and his family moved to Maharashtra and there he completed his schooling. He is a graduate from D. A. V College. His career started as a theatre artist and he married his co-artist Geetanjali. He was interested in the theatre performances and joined in the school cultural programs and showed his talent. Natya Aradhana is the theatre group joined by Atul. Atul completed his diploma in Dramatic Arts from National School Of Drama in
New Delhi. His film career started with the Kannada movie Bhoomi Geetha in the year 1997. He made his debut in Marathi in the year 2000 through Kairee. His debut in Tamil was through the film
Hey Ram. This film had Kamal, Rani Mukherjee, Sharukh Khan,
Hema Malini and Vasundhra Das in the lead roles. His villainy role in the Tamil movie Run, made him popular among the Tamil audience. Mango Soufflé, Dum, Gowri, Vajram, Khaki, Page 3, Ram (Telugu),
Rang De Basanti, Valu (Marathi),
Yeh Mera India, Delhi 6, Vandae Matharam, Jail, Panjaa, The Attacks of 26/11, Burma,
Dirty Politics, Mythri and Nellika are his hit movies. Atul Kulkarni has got roles that improve his acting style and also that take him to the next levels. He is still committing few movies that challenge him.