Apurva Nemlekar is a Marathi television actress.
Early Life and Background
Apurva Nemlekar was born on 27th of December 1988. Her father worked in Hindustan Unilever Ltd. and her mother worked in a government organization. She has two siblings. Her elder sister is a Regional Manager in HSBC and her younger brother is a student. Her family and friends call her Apu.
Apurva has completed her schooling from IES King George, Dadar and her college from National College, Bandra. She had also studied the French language for 5 years. Later, she completed her graduation in BMS from Ruparel College, Dadar.
Apurva has worked in HDFC bank as a back office executive. After that she established her own event company and conducted many corporate and family events. Later, she took a break from this company and concentrated on her studies. Before pursuing her career in acting, she was working with Lodha.
First Assignment/ First Major Break
She came into the limelight with her debut show ‘Abhas Ha’.
Journey in the Industry
Believe it or not! Apurva got her first big break due to her facebook account. Director Rasika Namjoshi saw her picture on facebook and offered her a role in her serial. Rasika was impressed with Apurva, and later, guided her to shape her acting career.
Meanwhile, Apurva gave the audition for a Marathi serial ‘Bandha Reshmache’, but she got rejected. Throughout Rasika supported Apurva and gave her tips to become a good actor. Meanwhile, Apurva had quitted her job and was at home for almost two months. Later, Rasika once again asked her to come for the audition of another Marathi show for which she was in search of a bubbly character. Apurva gave the audition and got selected for the serial ‘Aabhas Ha’, which aired on Zee Marathi. She played the role of Aarya and was paired opposite Chaitanya Chandratre, which made her popular in a short span of time. In this show, she acted with the popular television stars such as Suchitra Bandekar, Archana Patkar, and Lokesh Gupte. This was her first serial with Irish Production. Her producer and director of the show, Vinod Lavekar, supported her as it was her first break.
In the meantime, Apurva worked in few movies and then, got a call from Star Pravah for the serial ‘Aradhana’. She played the role of a sweet hearted girl named Pooja, opposite Akshar Kothari. This was her second serial with Irish Production.
Apart from daily soaps, she contested in some of the dance reality shows. She has participated in the dance shows like ‘Eka Peksha Ek: Jodicha Mamla’ for Zee Marathi and ‘Dum Duma Dum’ for Doordarshan.
After ‘Aabhas Ha’, Apurva acted in a Hindi movie named ‘Villa’, where she played the role of Nikita. The movie was directed by Pratik Patil, son of the former cricketer Sandeep Patil. Though it was a Hindi movie, the entire star cast included Marathi actors, viz., Sai Tamankar and Chirag Patil. Later, she played the lead role in a Marathi movie named ‘Bakhar Kadi Sath Kilometer’ opposite Aniket Viswasrao. She had portrayed the role of a doctor in this movie.
After her marriage she took a break from TV shows, however she made her comeback with Star Pravah’s newly launched show “Tu Jivala Guntavave”. She is paired opposite Vikram Gaikwad.
Apurva got engaged with Rohan Despande on 10th December 2013. She has been dating him for the last eight years. Rohan Deshpande is a builder and works for Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shivsena.
The couple got married last year in Mumbai.
Name of Movies
‘Villa’ in 2012
‘Priya Aais’ in 2013
Name of Serials
‘Abhas Ha’ as Arya on Zee Marathi
‘Aardhna’ as Pooja on Star Pravah