Birthday girl Radhika Apte has always stolen hearts and gained admiration due to her splendid acting skills. From being Netflix‘s favourite girl to delivering critically acclaimed hits, Radhika has done it all. The versatile actress has worked in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English-language films. She was also nominated for the International Emmy Awards for her role in the anthology film ‘Lust Stories’.
As Radhika turns 35 today, we look at her journey in cinema. Here are some of her best performances:
No. 05: Hunterr
In the 2015 adult comedy film Hunterr, Radhika played the role of an open-minded girl, Tripti Gokhale. The film revolves around a self-confessed sex addict, Mandar whose life changes when he meets Tripti and wishes to settle down with her. While the film received mixed reviews from the audience and critics, Radhika’s acting impressed everyone alike. She apparently signed the film due to its edgy script.
No. 04: Phobia
Phobia is a 2016 Indian psychological thriller film where Radhika plays the leading role of Mehak, an artist suffering from severe agoraphobia. She perfectly portrayed the anxiety and the pangs that she suffers while questioning her psychological stability.
No. 03: Antaheen
Antaheen was actually Radhika’s debut performance. It is a Bengali film that featured stalwarts like Aparna Sen and Rahul Bose. Radhika played the role of Brinda, a young television journalist. Sharing screen space with such talented artists, she still stole the show.
No. 02: Manjhi- The Mountain Man
In this 2015 film, Radhika played the role of Dashrath Manjhi’s wife, Phaguniya Devi. The film is based on the story of Manjhi (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who carved a road through the mountain after his pregnant wife died while crossing it. Radhika earned a lot of appreciation for her acting in the film.
No. 01: Parched
Even though Radhika leaves an impression on the audience in each film of hers, this film is undoubtedly her best work. She played the character of Lajjo, who is stuck in an abusive marriage. She fights her situation and takes revenge by letting her husband die when he falls into the fire. This has been one of the most powerful characters essayed by Radhika Apte.