Radhika Apte (born 7 September 1985) is an Indian theater and film actress. Born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, brought up in Pune, Apte began acting in theatre She made her feature film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005). Apte has since worked in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English-language films. Apte's first starring role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama Antaheen.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 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 miniseries Ghoul. Radhika Apte has been nominated at the International Emmy Award for the Best Actress for her performance in Netflix's Lust Stories.In addition to her work in independent films, Apte has played (2014) the Tamil drama Kabali (2016), the Hindi biographical film Pad Man (2018), and the Hindi black comedy Andhadhun (2018), all of which were commercially successful. She has been married to London-based musician Benedict Taylor since 2012.