This actress has stunned us with her brilliant acting in Ahalya, Phobia, and Manjhi. She has the talent of bringing out the soul of her characters for the audience and leave them mesmerized. Yes! our favorite Radhika Apte who turned 32 today is a real gem of Bollywood.

Radhika’s power packed performances in movies like Parched and Kabali are commendable. She is currently working with Akshay Kumar on Padman. Coming from a theater background she’s the queen of deep, dark and classy roles.

Hence, we bring 5 rare things about her on her special day:

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Not just an actor but a trained classical dancer too

We have seen her sizzling dance in song Rangabatti which is an Orria folk number. However, she has more in her kitty bag. Radhika is a trained Kathak dancer and also learned contemporary dance at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for a year.

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Blessed with a well to do family

Radhika is blessed with loving parents who have always stood by her side during her career’s ups and downs. Her father, Dr Charudutt Apte, is one of Pune’s leading neurosurgeons and also the chairman of the Sahyadri Hospital.

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Bollywood debut

We all remember her presence in Shor in the City but how many of you know that her she debuted in 2005 in Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi where she played the role of Shahid Kapoor’s sister. However, after doing a number of roles in Marathi and Bengali movies she bagged her big project – Shor In the City.

Played several versatile roles

She has excelled in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and Marathi, which happens to be her mother tongue.

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Found love in London

In 2011, she met British musician Benedict Taylor and apparently fell in love with him. The two sealed their bond after two years of living together. Benedict has composed music for The Bright Day, Kiran Rao’s Ship of Theseus, Anurag Kashyap’s That Girl In Yellow Boots and Udta Punjab.