Sukanya Kulkarni

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Brief Introduction
Sukanya is a renowned television actress, who has also worked in a few Marathi films.

Early life
Sukanya Kulkarni was born on 23rd December 1968 in Mumbai. She completed her schooling from Balmohan Vidyamandir, Dadar and later, completed her further education from Ruparel College.

First Assignment/ First Major Break
Sukanya became famous after portraying the lead role in the serial ‘Abhalmaya’.

Journey in the Industry

Sukanya started her acting career from the Marathi theatre. She has acted in various Marathi plays before acting in the movies. In 1994, she portrayed the lead character of Laxmi in the movie ‘Varsa Laxmicha’. She has also acted in the super-hit movie ‘Sarkarnama’, which was based on the Indian politics.

Apart from Marathi, she has also acted in various Bollywood movies. In 1992, she debuted in Hindi movies with the film ‘Jigar’. In 1993, she played the role of Maria D’Souza in the movie ‘Parwane’. In 1999, she played the role of Aamir Khan’s sister-in-law in the super-hit movie ‘Sarfarosh’. She has also worked with the veteran Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma in the movie ‘Rakta Charitra’.  This movie was released in two parts and in three languages Telugu, Hindi and Tamil. Sukanya has played the role of Nandini aka Radhika Apte’s mother in the movie.

Though Sukanya has worked in theatre as well as movies, her major break came through television. She played the lead character on Alpha Marathi’s (now known as Zee Marathi) first show. The show was aired on 9pm slot and it became popular within a short time. It made Sukanya the first lady to appear on the private Marathi channel.

Before ‘Abhalmaya’, Sukanya played the role of rape victim on Doordarshan’s ‘Lifeline’ and then, on DD National’s popular show ‘Shanti’. She has also acted in the Hindi serial ‘Rang Badalti Odhani’, where she had replaced Bhavana Balsawer for the role of Gangubai. Along with that, she had also appeared on a quiz show ‘Kam Ya Zyaada’, along with her real life husband Sanjay Mone. The couple won the show by defeating Ram Kapoor-Gautami Gadgil, Amit Behl-Vaibhavi and Chawi Mittal-Mohit Hussain.

Currently, she is working for Zee Marathi in the serial ‘Julun Yeti Reshimgathi’, where she is portraying the role of Aditya’s mother.

Name of Films
‘Jigar’ as Rama in 1992
‘Parwane’ as Maria in 1993
‘Varsa Laxmicha’ as Laxmi in 1994
‘Putravati’ in 1996
‘Sarkarnama’ in 1998
‘Sarfarosh’ as Bhabhi in 1999
‘Aai Thor Tuze Upkar’ in 1999
‘Amras: The Sweet Taste of Friendship’ as Mrs. Sarang in 2009
‘Rakhta Charitra’ as Nandini’s Mother in 2010

Name of Serials
‘Abhalmaya’ on Zee Marathi
‘Lifeline’ as Rape victim patient on Doordarshan
‘Shanti’ as Maya in DD National
‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ as Savitri on DD1
‘Rang Badalti Odhani’ as Gangubai on Star One
‘Kam Ya Zyaada’ as a Contestant on Zee TV
‘Julun Yeti Reshimgathi’ as Aditya’s Mother on Zee Marathi