Radhika Madan

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Radhika Madan
Radhika Madan graces the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2019 (cropped).jpg
Madan in 2019
Born (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 27)
Alma materJesus and Mary College, University of Delhi
Years active2014–present

Radhika Madan (born 1 May 1995) is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Hindi films.[1] After graduating from the Jesus and Mary College, she began her acting career with the television soap opera Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi (2014–2016).[2] Madan made her film debut with Vishal Bhardwaj's comedy Pataakha in 2018, for which she won the Screen Award for Best Female Debut.

Madan has since starred in the films Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2018), Angrezi Medium (2020) and Shiddat (2021), and the anthology series Ray (2021).

Early life and education[edit]

Radhika Madan was born on 1 May 1995 in Delhi, India. Her father, Sujit Madan is a businessman and her mother, Neeru Madan is a painter. She is one of two siblings. She has a brother, Arjun Madan.[3]

Madan completed her schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi, and did her graduation in Bachelor’s of Commerce from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, New Delhi.[4]


Television career (2014–2017)[edit]

Hailing from Delhi, Madan started her career by making her acting debut in the daily soap opera TV series Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi on Colors TV. She played the female lead Ishaani Vaghela opposite Shakti Arora, that earned her massive popularity.[5] The series became one of the most famous shows of Colors TV, airing for over 400 episodes from June 2014 to February 2016.[6][7]

While busy in shooting for Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Madan also simultaneously participated in Colors TV's dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 in 2015.[8][9]

Film career (2018–present)[edit]

Madan quit television to make her feature film debut in Vishal Bhardwaj's drama Pataakha (2018) alongside Sanya Malhotra.[10][11] Based on the short story Do Behnen by Charan Singh Pathik, which revolved around two sisters in Rajasthan who are always on conflict. The story was based on the wives of Pathik's brothers, and for preparation, both Madan and Malhotra met the real women for the dialect and the character's nuances. For the preparation, both Malhotra and Madan stayed in Ronsi village near Jaipur and learned the Rajasthani dialect; they also got accustomed with milking buffaloes, thatching roofs, plastering the walls with dung and walking for long distances while balancing matkas full of water on their head and one around their waist.[12] They also had to put on 10 kg (22 lb) of weight.[13][14] Raja Sen wrote in his review, "Radhika Madan positively shines in this bossy role, unwavering in dialect and determination."[15]

Madan promoting Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

In 2019, Madan was cast in Vasan Bala's action comedy Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota with newcomer Abhimanyu Dassani.[16] It premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness.[17][18] The film was also screened at the 2018 MAMI Film Festival.[19] Madan mentioned that she was auditioning for Laila Majnu (2018) when got to know about Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and chose the latter film because of its "uniqueness".[20] She performed all the stunts herself and watched several classic action films for days to famliarise herself with the genre. She was also injured while the physical training.[20] Pradeep Menon of Firstpost called her a "delight as Supri" and noted that Madan "manages to make it work by sheer will and talent" despite the character having an "inconsistent treatment". He further said that she "sparkles in the action sequences."[21]

In 2020, Madan appeared in Homi Adajania's comedy-drama Angrezi Medium with Irrfan Khan and Kareena Kapoor, which was Khan's last film before his death in April 2020.[22] Anupama Chopra called her an "absolute natural" in the role. Writing that she "captures the unforced innocence of a 17-year-old, desperate to get out of her small town and see the world."[23]

In 2021, Madan did a variety of four projects. She made her entry into web series with her performances as Divya Didi in Ray and Avani Rajvansh in Feels Like Ishq, both of which earned critical praise.[24][25] She also worked in the music video Ni Jaana, a single by Jasleen Royal.[26] Her only film in 2021 was released on Disney+ Hotstar. It was Kunal Deshmukh's romance film Shiddat with Sunny Kaushal.[27][28]

Madan will next appear in Kacchey Limbu with Rajat Barmecha and Ayush Mehra.[29] She has completed shoot for Adajania's untitled film, and Netflix film Monica, O My Darling.[30] She plays the titular character in Sudhanshu Saria's Sanaa.[31][32] The film will have its world premiere at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November 2022. She completed shoot for Bhardwaj's production and his son Aasmaan's directorial Kuttey.[33]

In April 2022, Madan commenced shooting for Tamil film Soorarai Pottru remake alongside Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal.[34] She also started filming Vijan's Happy Teacher's Day with Nimrat Kaur in September 2022.[35]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Pataakha Champa Kumari [36]
2019 Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Supriya "Supri" Bhatnagar [37]
2020 Angrezi Medium Tarika "Taaru" Bansal [38]
2021 Shiddat Kartika Bhosle [39]
2022 Monica, O My Darling Supri Cameo appearance
2023 Kuttey Not yet released TBA Completed [40][41]
Sanaa Not yet released Sanaa Saraf Filming [42]
Untitled film Not yet released TBA Completed [43][44]
Happy Teacher's Day Not yet released TBA Filming [45]
TBA Kacchey Limbu Not yet released TBA Completed [46]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 Ray Divya Didi Segment: "Spotlight" [47]
Feels Like Ishq Avani Rajvansh Episode: "Save The Da(y)te" [48]
2023 Saas Bahu Aur Cocaine Not yet released TBA Completed [49]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014–2016 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Ishaani Joshi Vaghela Debut
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Contestant 14th place [50]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s)
2021 Ni Jana Jasleen Royal, Alibi Rafeon


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Zee Gold Awards Best Debut Actress Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Won [51]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Newcomer (Female) Won [52]
Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (Female) Won [53]
Best Jodi on TV Nominated [54]
2018 Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer (Female) Pataakha Won [55]
2019 Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
64th Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) Nominated [56]
2020 65th Filmfare Awards Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Nominated [57]
2021 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Web Original Film Ray Won
2022 IIFA Awards Best Supporting Actress Angrezi Medium Nominated [58]
Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards Super Stylish Maverick Star Won [59]

See also[edit]


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