Priya Bapat is a Marathi film and television actress. She has worked in many serials and movies in Marathi & Hindi. She also played a brief role in Munna Bhai series.
Early Life & Background
Priya was born on 18th September 1986 in Mumbai in a middle-class Maharashtrian family. She had learned acting from her drama teacher Vidya Patwardhan.
First Assignment/ First Major Break
Priya’s first work was as a child artist in the Hindi movie ‘Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar’.
Journey in the Industry
Priya started her acting career from televisions shows. She acted in the various serials like ‘Bandini’, ‘Damini’ and ‘Abhal Maya’. She was also the part of kids show ‘De Dhamaal’. Priya played the second lead in Zee Marathi’s show ‘Adhuri Ek Kahani’ and then bagged a lead role of Kimaya in the show ‘Shubham Karoti’. She played a cameo in Star One’s comedy show ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’. She had also acted in the stage show ‘Navaa Gadi Navaa Raajya’. She also hosted the first season of Zee Marathi’s travelling show named ‘Amhi Travelkar’ and even now she is the host of its second season.
After gaining name in television, Priya stepped in Marathi movies. She gained stardom in movies, due to her role as Shashikala Bhosale in Mahesh Manjrekar’s blockbuster movie ‘Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy’. She played the role of the daughter of the lead actor Sachin Khedekar. Priya also played the lead role of Anandi in the Marathi film ‘Anandi Anand’. In 2012, she performed outstanding in the movie ‘Kaksparsh’. In 2013, she acted in the movie ‘Time Please’ opposite her real life husband Umesh Kamat.
Even before entering serials, Priya had acted in the National Award winning file ‘Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar’ as a child artist. She had portrayed the character of young Sonali Kulkarni. Priya has played cameo roles in the Munnabhai series of ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘Lage Rahi Munnabhai’.
Priya is married to the Marathi actor Umesh Kamat.
Name of Serials
‘Damini’ on DD Sahyadri
‘De Dhamaal’ on Zee Marathi
‘Abhalmaya’ on Zee Marathi
‘Adhuri Ek Kahani’ as Arpita on Zee Marathi
‘Shubham Karoti’ as Kimaya on Zee Marathi
‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’ on Star One
‘Idea SaReGaMaPa’ as a contestant on Zee Marathi
Name of Dramas
Navaa Gadi Naava Raajya
Name of Films
|Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Munna Bhai MBBS
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy
Uma/ Durga Ranade