Rachana Parulkar

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Rachana Parulkar
Born (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 28)
Mumbai, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2006 – Present

Rachana Parulkar is an Indian Television model and Indian Television actress. Parulkar is also a trained Dancer, Ganda bhandhan shagird of Uma Dogra in Kathak and scholarship student of Terence Lewis (choreographer).

Personal life[edit]

Parulkar was born on 10 October 1990 in Mumbai to Sushilkumar N Parulkar and Lata Parulkar. She has two siblings namely Sandesh Parulkar and Sanket Parulkar. Rachana was brought up in Mumbai,Maharashtra.


Parulkar has completed her schooling from Gyan Kendra School. She completed her graduation from Mithibai College in Mumbai. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from SNDT University. She is a graduate in Bharatanatyam from Nalanda Bharatnatyam Nritya Niketan. She is also trained as a classical Kathak Dancer at Uma Dogra School of Kathak [1]

Acting career[edit]

Parulkar started her acting career at the age of eighteen as character Saawri [2] in well known Zee TV show Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar. After generation leap she played main female lead on the show Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar as saloni's daughter saawri. She was further seen as Akruti[3] in Star Plus show Sapnon Se Bhare Naina. Parulkar also did a cameo in show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and made episodic appearance in Channel V TV show Gumrah.[4]

Parulkar gained popularity with her lead role as Kalpana Vithhal Jadhav(Kalpi)/Kalpana Raghav Singhania in Ek Mutthi Aasmaan (TV series) on Zee TV. She was well noticed for her portrayal of a lower middle class educated girl trying to make space in corporate world.Her dusky looks and expressive eyes added to her girl next door looks and instantly connected with the audience.[5] Her romantic on screen chemistry with her co actor won her the place among romantic actresses on Indian television.She was nominated for Zee Gold Awards for her role as Kalpi.

Rachana Parulkar was also seen as Maharani Ajabde , the beloved wife of Maharana Pratap in Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap. .[6] She won her first award as Ajabde at the Lion's Gold Awards 2016 for favorite Jodi along with Sharad Malhotra as Pratap.


Show Title Year Role
Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar 2009 Sawri
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil 2009 Rano (Cameo)
Sapnon Se Bhare Naina 2011 Akruti
Ek Mutthi Aasmaan (TV series) 2013-2014 Kalpana Vitthal Jadav (Kalpi), Kalpana Raghav Singhania
Doli Armaano Ki 2013 Herself - performance along with Mohit Sehgal
Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap 2014–2015 Maharani Ajabde

Media Polls[edit]

Rachana Parulkar ranked at 29 position in Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women poll in the year 2014 conducted by the UK newspaper Eastern Eye and media journalist Asjad Nazir .[7] She maintained to hold a rank at 40 position in Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women poll in the year 2015 too.[8]

She also ranked in Top 3 in UK biggest poll LuvTV20 conducted by Sabras Radio and organised by Raj Baddhan in the year 2014


  1. ^ "Uma dogra School of Kathak".
  2. ^ "Call me Saawari".
  3. ^ "Akruti and Ayush".
  4. ^ "Big names roped in for Gumraah this week".
  5. ^ "Actor Par Excellence".
  6. ^ "Rachana Parulkar in Maharana Pratap".
  7. ^ "Rachana's pic".
  8. ^ "Rachana's pic".

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