Radhika Apte (born 7 September 1985) is an Indian film star and stage actress. Hailing from Pune, Maharashtra, Apte began her acting career in theatre, working with the theatre troupe Aasakta in her home town, before venturing into films. She made her feature film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005).
Apte’s first starring role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama Antaheen. She made her Marathi film debut in 2009 with the tragic romance Samaantar. She gathered widespread praise for her supporting work in three of her 2015 Bollywood productions including the thriller Badlapur, the comedy Hunterrr, and the biographical film Manjhi – The Mountain Man. Her leading roles in the psychological thriller Phobia (2016) and in the film Parched (2016) which earned her further critical acclaim. She later went on to star in the Marathi thriller Lai Bhaari (2014) and the Tamil gangster drama Kabali (2016),both of which were blockbuster productions.In 2018 she starred Akshay Kumar’s film Pad Man.