Mrinal Kulkarni

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Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni
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Born (1968-06-21) 21 June 1968 (age 51)
Spouse(s)Ruchir Kulkarni

Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni born (21 June 1968) is a film and soap opera actress and director in India known for her role in popular Hindi language TV serial Son Pari. She has acted in both Marathi and Hindi TV serials and films.

Early life, family and Education[edit]

She was born in a Marathi brahmin family in Pune. Her parents are Dr. Vijay Dev and Veena Dev. She has a Master's degree in Linguistics from Pune University. She has a sister named Madhura. She lost her father after illness on 11 April 2019. [1]

She married her childhood friend Ruchir Kulkarni in 1990. She has a son Virajas who is currently in same field

Acting career[edit]

Mrinal was 16 when she made her debut in the role of Peshawe Madhavrao's wife Ramabai Peshawe in the Marathi TV serial Swami. This gave her a popularity. Ravindra Mankani played the role of Madhavrao.

She was not very 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. She 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 is famous for playing a number of historic characters – Draupadi , Ahilya Bai Holkar, Ramabai, Jijabai etc.[2]. She had done 22 hindi TV shows till now. She stopped acting in TV serial to focus on her direction ventures.

She has also done a few advertisements as well.

Mrinal Kulkarni has acted in Marathi as well as Bollywood films.


Mrinal Kulkarni Debuted as Director Marathi film Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta, The story of the film has been written by Mrunal Kulkarni.[3] After that she directed Marathi historical drama Rama Madhav.[4]

List of Marathi films[edit]

  1. Fatteshikast (2019)
  2. Ye Re Ye Re Paisa 2 (2019)
  3. Ye Re Ye Re Paisa (2018)
  4. Farzand (2018)
  5. & Jara Hatke (2016) [5]
  6. Rajwade and Sons (2015)
  7. Rama Madhav (2014)
  8. Yellow (2014)
  9. A Rainy Day (2014) [6]
  10. Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta (2013)
  11. Tujhya Majhyat (2008) [7]
  12. Lekroo (2000) [8]
  13. Deha (2013) [9]
  14. Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha (2012) [10]
  15. Aarohi Gosht Tighanchi (2012)[11]
  16. Kasala Udyachi Baat (2012)[12]
  17. Bayo (2006)
  18. Rajkaran (2005)
  19. Thang (2005)
  20. Vishwaas (2003)[13]
  21. Veer Savarkar (film) (2001)
  22. Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)
  23. Farzand(2018)

List of Bollywood films[edit]

List of TV shows[edit]

Films written and directed[edit]


Kulkarni has won following awards-

  1. 2001 Screen Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the Marathi film Jodidar (2000).
  2. 2003 Star Parivar Award in the Best Jadui Kirdar category for her role in the serial Sonpari.[14]
  3. National Award for movie Thang/The Quest directed by Amol Palekar.


  1. ^ Pune loses a noted politics professor, in the passing away of Vijay Deo
  2. ^ "Mrinal Kulkarni Son, Biography, Family, Marriage, Wiki". Marathi.TV.
  3. ^ "Mrunal Kulkarni's debut directorial PREM MHANJE PREM MHANJE PREM ASATE is a matured love story - GlamGold". 2 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Rama Madhav: A new movie that captures love in the time of Peshwas". 3 August 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  5. ^ "& Jara Hatke Movie Review {3.5/5}: Critic Review of & Jara Hatke by Times of India". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Movie Review: A Rainy Day - Times of India". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Tuzya Mazyat could have been better". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Lekroo (2000) Cast and Crew". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Deha (2008) Complete Cast & Crew - BollywoodMDB". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha by Times of India". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Aarohi Gosht Tighanchi (2012)". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Kashala Udyachi Baat Movie Review - The Common Man Speaks". 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  13. ^ "LIVE TV - Watch Indian TV Channels - Live Streaming and Catchup TV - LIVE News Online -". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Mrinal Kulkarni : profile - forum at". 25 March 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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