Marathi actresses have made quite a stand when it comes to beauty, success and acting calibre. They have made a stir in the cinema industry and among the audience with their raw talent and sheer beauty. Over the past few years they have attracted quite a large number of fans.
They have shown that there is no role and no character that they can’t play with ease, grace and perfection. Below is a list of some of the top Marathi actresses who are soaring towards success and popularity.
Netflix’s personal favourite, Radhika Apte, needs no introduction and her work speaks for itself. She is one of the most versatile Marathi actresses in the industry. She landed her first main role in the Bengali movie Antaheen (2009). Actress Radhika Apte rose to fame with her supporting roles in three Bollywood films of 2015 Manjhi - The Mountain Man, Badlapur and Hunterrr. She got further recognition from independent films like Phobia (2016) and Parched (2016). Radhika Apte’s Netflix series Lust Stories (2018), Sacred Games (2018) and Ghoul (2018) made her a prominent OTT actress. She has been a part of many Marathi films such as Samaantar (2009), Lai Bhaari (2014), Tukaram (2012), etc. as well. Radhika Apte is a top Marathi actress with an experience of working in a wide range of roles, genres and languages.
Nehha Pendse made her debut on the small screen with Zee Marathi’s Bhagya Lakshmi. She has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. A best Marathi actress in the industry, Nehha Pendse’s acting calibre extends to the big screen as well. She is popular for her roles in the Marathi movies Natsamrat (2016), Dusari Goshta (2014), Agnidivya (2009) and many more. Marathi actress Nehha Pendse is popular for her roles in many Bollywood films as well. Currently, she is playing the role of Anita Vibhuti Narayan Mishra in popular daily sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!
Sonalee Kulkarni is a top Marathi actress in the industry. Before making an acting debut in the Marathi film Bakula Namdeo Ghotale, she worked as a model. She even received an award for her debut film. With a little lull in career after her first film, Marathi actress Sonalee Kulkarni skyrocketed to success with her role in the film Natarang (2010). She was highly appreciated for her portrayal as a Lavani dancer in the film and her performance on the song Apsara Aali. Sonalee Kulkarni has a couple of solo Marathi films under her belt namely Hirkani (2019) and Vicky Velingkar (2019). Marathi actress Sonalee Kulkarni made her Bollywood debut with the film Grand Masti (2013) opposite Riteish Deshmukh. She also made a cameo appearance in Ajay Devgn’s Singham 2.
Bold and beautiful is what aptly describes the best Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar ! Before venturing into acting, she was a state-level Kabaddi player. She is also well-trained in Karate and owns an orange belt. Sai Tamhankar started her career as a top Marathi actress through dramas and plays. She made her debut in Marathi cinema with the film Sanai Choughade (2008) and in Bollywood with Black & White (2008). Since then, Sai Tamhankar has essayed various roles across all genres with ease in Marathi cinema as well as Bollywood. Sai Tamhankar is one of the actresses who is never shy of experimenting with new roles and portrays each character with ease and perfection. She was highly praised for her role in the Sachin Kundalkar directorial Vazandar. Apart from being a top Marathi actress, Sai Tamhankar owns a wrestling team titled Kolhapuri Maavle in Zee Maharashtra Kusti Dangal.
Mumbai-born Amruta Khanvilkar rose to success with her appearance in Ishq Bector’s Aye Hip Hopper. She made her acting debut with the Marathi film Golmaal (2006) in which she played a double role. Amruta Khanvilkar is popular for her appearance in the Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015) and for her song Wajle Ki Bara in the film Natarang (2010). Amruta Khanvilkar also played a prominent role in the highly acclaimed Bollywood Raazi (2018). She also won the Nach Baliye season 7 with her husband Himanshu Malhotra. Amruta Khanvilkar is a top Marathi actress well-known among fashion enthusiasts for her elegant and stylish dressing sense.
Actress Priya Bapat is a household name in every Marathi family. She began her journey to becoming the best Marathi actress with the film Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar as a child artist. Priya Bapat is quite well-known for her roles in the Marathi films Kaksparsh (2012) and Aamhi Doghi (2018). She also played cameo roles in the Bollywood films Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003) and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). It is also heard that actress Priya Bapat performs in theatres as well to enhance her acting skills. She made her debut on the digital screen with Disney+ Hotstar’s Mayanagari- City Of Dreams. A top Marathi actress, Priya Bapat has made her mark on the TV screen, big screen as well as the digital screen.
Mukta Barve is a top Marathi actress in the industry with widespread popularity. She is recognised with seven Maharashtra State Film Awards for several plays and films. Mukta Barve made her debut on the small screen back in the year 1999 with Zee Marathi’s Ghadlay Bighadlay. The Marathi film Chakwa (2004) marked Mukta Barve’s debut in the film industry. Since then she has acted in more than thirty films. The best Marathi actress in the industry, Mukta Barve is quite popular for her acting in Jogwa - The Awakening (2009), Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai series, Aaghat (2010), Maati Maay (2007) and many more. Apart from TV serials and films, Mukta Barve is also a celebrated theatre artist. Her plays Final Draft (2005), Dehbhaan (2005), Kabaddi Kabaddi (2008) and Chhapa Kata (2013) are very famous and earned her a lot of recognition. Mukta Barve is always phenomenal in the roles she portrays and is truly the master of her art.