Radhika Apte is an Indian actress. She works predominantly in Hindi films, and has appeared in a few Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, and English-language films. She began acting in theatre and made her film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005). Apte's first lead role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama, Antaheen. She gathered widespread praise for her work as supporting role in three of her 2015 Bollywood productions: Badlapur, the comedy Hunterrr, and the biographical film Manjhi - The Mountain Man. Her leading roles in the 2016 independent films Phobia and Parched earned her further acclaim. In 2018, Apte starred in three Netflix productions—the anthology film Lust Stories, the thriller series Sacred Games, and the horror mini series Ghoul. She was nominated for an International Emmy Award for her work in the first of these.In addition to her work in independent films, Apte has worked in more mainstream films, including the Tamil action film Kabali (2016), the Hindi biographical film Pad Man (2018), the Hindi drama-thriller about the stock market Baazaar (2018), and the Hindi black comedy Andhadhun (2018), all of which were commercially successful. In 2021, she starred in India's first science fiction comedy series, OK Computer where she played the role of Laxmi Suri, an AI Scientist. She has been married to London-based musician, Benedict Taylor, since 2012. Apte made her directorial debut with The Sleepwalkers, starring Gulshan Devaiah and Shahana Goswami. The Sleepwalkers is in competition at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020, under the Best Midnight Short category.
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