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Aditi Rao Hydari

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Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari 2014.jpg
Born (1986-10-28) 28 October 1986 (age 29)[1]
Hyderabad, Telangana, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian film actress.[2][3] A classical bharatanatyam dancer, she made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Prajapathi (2006) and rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra's 2011 film Yeh Saali Zindagi. In 2012 she played the female lead in the movie London, Paris, New York opposite Ali Zafar.[4] In 2013, she became a part of Mahesh Bhatt's Murder franchise,[5] when she was cast as Roshni opposite Randeep Hooda in Vishesh Bhatt's directorial film Murder 3.[5]

Early life[edit]

Aditi Rao Hydari was born on 28 October, 1986[1] in Hyderabad,[3] into two royal lineages, that of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao of erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy family.[6] She is the great granddaughter of Akbar Hydari[5] and the grand niece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. Her maternal grandparents are Raja J Rameshwar Rao,[7] who headed the administration of Wanaparthi state during its day, and Shanta Rameshwar Rao,[7] a much respected educationalist in the city of Hyderabad and is the Chairperson of publishing house Orient Blackswan. Her mother has Mangalorean Konkani roots.[8] Aditi started learning Bharatanatyam at age six and became a disciple of acclaimed dancer Leela Samson.[3] She did her schooling at Rishi Valley School, near Bangalore and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.


Hydari made her acting debut with the 2007 Tamil film Sringaram, in which she enacted the lead character, as a devadasi.[3] The film itself was based on classical dance, being directed by Sharada Ramanathan and produced by Padmini Ravi, two noted bharatanatyam dancers. Hydari was approached and offered the role, after Ramanathan saw her dance performance at a conference for three days.[6] The film received critical acclaim and fetched several accolades, including three National Film Awards.[6] Her first film to release in theatres, however, was the 2006 Malayalam film Prajapathi, in which she starred alongside Mammootty.[2] In 2009, she played a supporting role in Delhi-6, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

In 2011 Hydari appeared in the film Yeh Saali Zindagi, for which she won the screen award.[9] In 2011 she also starred in the Bollywood film Rockstar.[10] She has appeared in Airtel 3G advertisement in April 2011[11] She starred London, Paris, New York.[4] With this movie, she made her singing debut by singing two of the songs.[7] Hydari received mixed reviews for her performance. The film was a commercial failure.

In 2013 Hydari appeared in Vishesh Bhatt's Murder 3 alongside Randeep Hooda and Sara Loren.[12] Hydari received positive reviews for her performance, Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote, "Aditi and Sara are show stoppers. Both deliver knockout performances,"[13] and Roshni Devi of Koimoi stated that "Aditi's performance is pillar for the film."[14] The film was an average grosser, earning 250 million (US$3.8 million).

Personal life[edit]

Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao are maternal first cousins.[15] In 2005[3] and 2009[2] it was reported that she was married to actor Satyadeep Mishra.[16][17] While the actor had declined to comment on her marital status in a 2012 interview,[18] in a 2013 interview she mentioned that they were separated.[5]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Prajapathi Savithri Malayalam
2007 Sringaram Madhura/Varshini Tamil
2008 Delhi 6 Rama Bua Hindi
2009 Yeh Saali Zindagi Shanti Hindi
2011 Rockstar Sheena Hindi Nominated: Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2012 London, Paris, New York Lalitha Krishnan Hindi
2013 Murder 3 Roshni Hindi Nominated: BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Female
2013 Boss Ankita Thakur Hindi
2014 Khoobsurat Kiara Hindi Cameo
2015 Guddu Rangeela Baby Hindi
2015 The Legend of Michael MishraFilms that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Post-production
2015 Aur DevdasFilms that have not yet been released Chandramukhi Hindi Filming
2015 WazirFilms that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Filming[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Aditi Rao Hydari". 
  2. ^ a b c "Aditi Rao shines as Delhi 6 sinks". Zimbio. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Delhi girl's Chennai tryst". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 6 August 2005. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Ali Zafar busy shooting his third Hindi film". Times of India. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "I've always struggled with my relationship with my father: Aditi". Times of India. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Sringaram, a labour of love". 26 September 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "I can speak good hyderabadi hindi: Aditi Rao Hydari". The Times of India. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Aditi Rao Hydari's happiness mantra". 
  9. ^ Record breaking lip-locks!. Rediff. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Aditi Rao the other woman in Rockstar". The Times of India. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  11. ^ New Airtel 3G ad STARE. YouTube. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "'Murder 3' review: But where’s the murder?". Deccan Chronicle. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  13. ^ Bollywood Hungama (13 February 2013). "Murder 3". 
  14. ^ "Murder 3 Review". 15 February 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Drama Queen Filmfare 2 July 2013
  16. ^ "The outsiders: Some fresh talent is making a mark in Bollywood – without bloodline or filmy connections". Daily Mail. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Arunodoy Singh, Aditi Rao set new kissing record". The Times of India. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "I can't date Ranbir, too many women want him: Aditi". Times of India. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Wazir (2015)". Internet Movie Database. 

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