Biography / Profile:
Her’s is rare combination of beauty, talent and brain, Mrinal Kulkarni, an eminent actress from the Hindi and Marathi entertainment industry, with high educational qualifications, a rich experience and a varitable treasure trove of accolades and awards, that speaks volumes for her acting prowess.
Having won the Sa. Ga. Malshe scholarship for studies in Literature and Linguistics, she did her Masters in Literature from the University of Pune.
Her tryst with histrionics began on stage, during her college days; although, she shot to fame and became a household name after her first television serial ‘Swami‘. After that Mrinal Kulkarni has not looked back, having had the opportunity of working with some of the best producers, writers and Directors in the industry like, Gajanan Jagirdar, Ved Rahi, Ravi Rai, Vikas Desai, Sanjay Surkar, Sanjay Khan, Surendra Mohan, Basu Bhattacharya, Jabbar Patel, Kumar Sohoni, Sharabani Deodhar, Amol Palekar and Gajendra Ahire to name a few.
Mrinal Kulkarni, the actress, has had the rare opportunity of experimenting with a wide repertoire of characters, having assayed various diverse personae like Ramabai, Meera, Draupadi and also a scintillating double role in the Marathi film ‘Jodidar‘ that, won her two awards in the same year. Always looking forward to challenges, Mrinal has handled historical characters and contemporary roles with aplomb. A persevering and sincere performer, her sincerity is reflected in all her characters, which have endeared her to millions of viewers all over the country. Her strong screen presence, mass appeal and riveting performance have won her a place in the hearts of critics too.
She has worked in some international projects too.
Marathi Movies as Actress
& Jara Hatke (upcoming)
Rajwade and Sons (2015)
Rama Madhav (2015) (Writer, Director)
A Rainy Day (2014)
Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta (2013) (Writer, Director)
Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha (2012)
Aarohi Gosht Tighanchi (2012)
Kashala Udyachi Baat (2012)
Made In China (2009)
Tujhya Majhyat (2008)
Jamale Ho Jamle
Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye, (2007)
Uff Kya Jaado Mohabbat Hai. (2007)
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Kamala Ki Maut
Swami (DD National)
Pimpalpan (Zee Marathi)
Rajashri Shahu Maharaj (DD National)
Avantika (Zee Marathi)
International Travel Show ‘Happy Journey’,
Celebrity Chat Show ‘Daavat’ (Mi Marathi)
Mega Epic ‘Chatrapati Shivaji’ (Start Pravah)
Maharashtra State Award – Best Actress – for the Marathi film Maza Saubhagya
Maharashtra State Award – Best Actress in supporting role – for Marathi film, Gharabaher
Ma Ta Sanmaan Award – Best anchor – for the film Daavat (2008)
Screen Award – Best Actress – for Marathi film Jodidar (2000)
Star Parivar Award – Best Jadui Kirdar – for the serial Sonpari
Ma. Ta. Sanman Award, for serial “Avantika (2003)