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21 June 1974 |
Mrinal was 16 when she made her debut in the role of Peshawe Madhavrao's wife Ramabai in the Marathi TV serial Swami.
She has a Master's degree in Linguistics from Pune University; however, she has continued with acting as her career on receiving, after the above successful role, many more roles, including those in Shrikant, a TV serial based on one of Saratchandra Chatterjee's novels; The Great Maratha; Draupadi; Hasratein; Meerabai; Teacher; Khel; Sparsh; and Sonpari. Her role in the TV serial Avantika on Alpha Marathi channel has received much acclaim.
Mrinal Kulkarni has acted in Bollywood films Jai Dakshineshwar Kali Ma (1996), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000), Ashiq (2001), Veer Savarkar (2001), Uuf Kya Jadu Mohobbat Hai (2004), Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye (2005), Quest (2006), and Chodo Kal Ki Baatein (2012).
Kulkarni won the 2001 Screen Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the Marathi film Jodidar (2000). She won the 2003 Star Parivar Award in the Best Jadui Kirdar category for her role in the serial Sonpari. Her recent movie 'Thang/The Quest' directed by Amol Palekar, won National Award.
Mrinal's mother Veena Dev is the daughter of Marathi writer Gopal Nilkanth Dandekar. Mrinal's father was the principal of S. P. College in Pune for some years. Mrinal is married to Ruchir Kulkarni, who is a criminal lawyer. Mrinal has a son, Virajas Kulkarni, who is pursuing his degree in Mass media.She is one of the most beautiful and Sensuous actress in Marathi Industry.Her beautiful skin,eyes and nose make her look extremely attractive.Her beauty and sensuality had grown day-by-day.She was most beautiful in her 30's.In every movie or serial she has different looks.Her getup changes with every wardrobe,hair style and makeup.She is extremely against skin show and exposure.She doesn't need to expose as her sensuous looks are enough to make statement.Her looks and getup in "DRAUPADI" serial was best and can give every beautiful actress run for their money.She is making her mark in making successful Marathi films.She married at tender age of 18 and had a child at 19.She was not serious about acting instead she wanted to complete doctorate in philosophy. But offers kept coming her way and finally she decided to make career in acting in 1994.
- Avantika as Avantika
- Rishtey (TV series)
- Khamoshiyan (TV series)
- Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (2008–2010) - Chhoti Rani
- Son Pari (2000–2003) - Son Pari
- Sparsh (2000)- Krishna
- Chattaan- Poornima
- Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha
- Guntata Hriday Hay-Zee Marathi 2011-
- Hasratein as Asmita Trivedi
- Khamoshiyaan as Pratiksha
- Meerabai as Meera
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