Atul Kulkarni

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Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni 2014.jpg
Native name अतुल कुलकर्णी
Born (1965-09-10) 10 September 1965 (age 50)
Belagavi, Karnataka, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Geetanjali Kulkarni[2]
Website www.atulkulkarni.com

Atul Kulkarni (born 10 September 1965) is an Indian film actor who has acted in multiple-language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the best supporting actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. He is also the president of Quest, a research-action organization concentrating on enhancing quality of education.

Early life[edit]

Kulkarni was born on 10 September 1965 in Belagavi, Karnataka, India. He completed his secondary education from Haribhai Deokaran High School, Solapur, Maharashtra. He completed his Junior College from Belagavi and completed his graduation in English literature at D. A. V. College, Solapur. He is married to theater actress Geetanjali Kulkarni, whom he met at National School of Drama.

Acting career[edit]

Kulkarni's first stint with stage was during his high school days. Later during his college days he actively participated in cultural gatherings. While studying, Atul joined Natya Aradhana, an amateur theatre group from Solapur. Atul Kulkarni holds a postgraduate diploma in dramatic arts from National School of Drama, New Delhi.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
  • 2000: Won: Best Supporting Actor in Hey Ram
Citation: For his serious performance as a cold blooded fundamentalist stalking the cities during the turbulent years of partition that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.[3]
Citation: For depicting a ruthless character, trapped in a world without social values.[4]
Filmfare Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • 2010: Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor for Natarang

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role
1997 Bhoomi Geetha Hindi
1997 Bhoomi Geetha Kannada
2000 Kairee Marathi Jadhav teacher
2000 Jayam Manade Raa Telugu
2000 Hey Ram Hindi / Tamil Shriram Abhyankar
2001 Chandni Bar Hindi Potya Sawant[5]
2002 Run Tamil Bhaskar
2002 Bhet Marathi Satish
2002 Dahavi Fa Marathi Ganesh Deshmukh (teacher)
2003 Mango Soufflé English Edwin 'Ed' Prakash
2003 88 Antop Hill Hindi Pratyush Shelar
2003 Satta Hindi Yashwant Varde
2003 Dum Hindi 'Encounter' Shankar
2003 Vaastupurush Marathi Nishikant Dada
2004 Andhrawala Telugu Bade Mia's sidekick
2004 Chanti Telugu
2004 Gowri Telugu Sarkar
2004 Mansarovar
2004 Vajram Malayalam
2004 Khakee Hindi Dr. Iqbal Ansari
2004 Devrai Marathi Shesh
2004 Manmadhan Tamil ACP Deva
2005 Page 3 Hindi Vinayak Mane
2005 Chakwa Marathi Tushar Khot
2006 Kedi Tamil Pughazhenthy
2006 Raam Telugu
2006 Rang De Basanti Hindi Laxman Pandey
2007 Aa Dinagalu Kannada Agni Shridhar
2007 Maati Maay Marathi Narsu
2007 Gauri: The Unborn Hindi Sandeep
2008 Valu Marathi Swanand Gaddamwar
2008 Talappavu Malayalam Krishnadeva Saivar
2008 Kurukshetra Malayalam
2009 Yeh Mera India Hindi Raj
2009 Delhi 6 Hindi Gobar
2009 Padikathavan Tamil Kasi Anandan
2009 Vandae Maatharam Malayalam / Tamil
2009 Jail Hindi Lawyer
2010 Yaksha Kannada
2010 Sukhaant Marathi
2010 Natarang Marathi Guna Kagalkar
2010 Allah Ke Banday Hindi School Teacher
2010 Bumm Bumm Bole Hindi
2011 Panjaa Telugu Kulkarni
2011 Chaalis Chauraasi Hindi Bobby
2012 Suzhal Tamil
2013 Aarambam Tamil JCP Milan
2012 Edegarike Kannada Agni Shridhar
2013 The Attacks of 26/11 Hindi Inspector Shinde
2013 Popat Marathi Janya
2013 Vallinam Tamil Basketball Coacher[6]
2013 Premachi Goshta Marathi Ram
2013 Zanjeer[7] Hindi
2013 The Lovers English Raoji
2014 @Andheri Malayalam Rajan Pilla
2014 Ugramm Kannada
2014 Veeram Tamil Aadalarasu
2014 Abhinetri Kannada
2014 Burma Tamil Bothra Seth
2014 Happy Journey Marathi Niranjan
2015 Anegan Tamil Antagonist
2015 Dirty Politics Hindi Police Insceptor
2015 Mythri Kannada Raviprakash
2015 Jazbaa Hindi Lawyer
2015 Nellikka Malayalam Satheesh
2015 Kanal Malayalam Kuruvila Mathew
2015 Rajwade and Sons Marathi Shubhankar Rajwade

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sharanya CR (21 July 2013). "Atul Kulkarni wears a Kannada attire for his Filmfare award". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Theatre actor Geetanjali Kulkarni gets 'stamp' for film journey". The Times of India. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Rishi, Tilak (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. Trafford Publishing. p. 208. ISBN 9781466939639. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  6. ^ G Dhananjayan (2014). PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2013. Blue Ocean Publishers. p. 546. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Atul Kulkarni signed for Ram Charan teja's Zanjeer". Times of AP. November 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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