Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress. Hailing from Pune, Apte began her acting career in theatre, working with the theatre troupe Aasakta in her home town, before venturing into films. She made her feature film debut in the 2005 Bollywood film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Apte's first starring role was in the 2009's Bengali film Antaheen. She made her Marathi film debut in 2009 with Amol Palekar's Samaantar. Her Bollywood breakthrough came in 2015, following acclaimed performances in Badlapur and Hunterrr. Apte, who has appeared in films in Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and English languages, besides Hindi and Marathi, has also featured in short films and a television series.