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Atul Kulkarni
Born September 10, 1965 (1965-09-10) (age 44)
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actor
Website
www.atulkulkarni.com

Atul Kulkarni Marathi: अतुल कुलकर्णी, born 10 September 1965 in Karnataka, India) is an Indian actor who has won two National Awards.

Atul Kulkarni is an Indian actor and winner of a National Award for his portrayal of Shriram Abhyankar in the film Hey Ram. Although he started his career in theatre, he has won critical acclaim for his performances in films like Page 3 and more recently, the Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti. He has acted in several Marathi movies including Maati Maay (A Gravekeeper's Tale) that was recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Early life

Atul Kulkarni was born on 10 September 1965 at Belgaum in Karnataka. Atul completed his secondary education (10th Standard) from Haribhai Devkaran High School, Solapur, Maharashtra. His father, a businessman and his mother a housewife were settled in Solapur. He completed his Junior College (12th Standard) from Belgaum and was able to secure a seat at Engineering College in Belgaum. Due to his dis-interest in Engineering he quit the college and came back to Solapur to join D. A. V. College, Solapur which was affiliated to Shivaji University. He completed his graduation in English Literature.

Acting

Atul Kulkarni's first stint with stage was during his highschool days while studying at Haribhai Devkaran High School and later during his college days at D. A. V. College he was actively participating in cultural gatherings. While studying itself Atul joined Natya Aradhana, an amateur theatre group from Solapur. Working with this group helped him groom better. After working back stage for two years, finally he got a chance to act. He decided to pursue his career in professional acting.

Atul joined the National School of Drama, New Delhi (1992-1995 batch). His acting skills were given final touches at this institutions which has produced legendary actors of international fame. Atul Kulkarni holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts from National School of Drama, New Delhi.

Awards

  • National Award
    • 2002: Best Actor In A Supporting Role in Chandni Bar
    • 2000: Best Actor In A Supporting Role in Hey Ram

Filmography

Movie Year Language Character
Natarang 2010 Marathi Guna Kagalkar
Bum bum bole 2010 Hindi
Yeh Mera India 2009 Hindi Raj
Delhi 6 2009 Hindi Gobar
Padikathavan 2009 Tamil Kasi Anandan
Aruvadai 2009 Tamil -
Valu 2008 Marathi Swanand Gaddamwar
Talappavu 2008 Malayalam Krishnadeva saivar
Kurukshetra 2008 - -
Aa Dinagalu 2007 Kannada Agni Shridhar
Gauri: The Unborn 2007 Hindi Sandeep
Kedi 2006 Tamil -
Raam 2006 Telugu Antagonist of the film
Rang De Basanti 2006 Hindi Laxman Pandey
Page 3 2005 Hindi Vinayak Mane
Chakwa 2005 Marathi Tushar Khot
Gowri 2004 Telugu Sarkar
Mansarovar 2004 - -
Vajram 2004 - -
Khakee 2004 Hindi Dr. Iqbal Ansari
Devrai 2004 Marathi Shesh
Manmadhan 2004 Tamil ACP Deva
Dahavi Fa 2003 Marathi -
88 Antop Hill 2003 Hindi Pratyush Shelar
Satta 2003 Hindi Yashwant Varde
Dum 2003 Hindi 'Encounter' Shankar
Run 2002 Tamil -
Chandni Bar 2001 Hindi Potya Sawant
Kairee 2000 Marathi
Jayam manade raa 2000 Telugu
Hey Ram 2000 Hindi/Tamil Shriram Abhyankar
Bhoomi Geetha 1997 Kannada

Theatre

  • Samudra (Marathi Play)
  • Gandhi Virudhha Gandhi
  • Manoos Navacha Bet
  • Aapan Sarech Ghodegaonkar
  • Chapha
  • Natak
  • Zale Mokale Aabhal

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