Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. Born into the Tyabji–Hydari family, she made her film debut with the Malayalam film Prajapathi (2006). She went on to have supporting roles in Hindi films, such as the dramas Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011) and Rockstar (2011), horror film Murder 3 (2013), thriller Wazir (2016), and period drama Padmaavat (2018).

Aditi Rao Hydari
Rao Hydari in 2023
Born
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
Spouse
(m. 2002; div. 2013)
PartnerSiddharth (engaged)
Parent
RelativesKiran Rao (cousin)
FamilyTyabji–Hydari family

Hydari had a starring role in Mani Ratnam's romantic drama Kaatru Veliyidai (2017), for which she won a SIIMA Award.[1] She received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for Sammohanam (2018). She has since starred in several Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, such as Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018), Sufiyum Sujatayum (2020) and Maha Samudram (2021), as well as the Hindi anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans (2021) and series Jubilee (2023) and Heeramandi (2024).

Early life and background

Aditi Rao Hydari was born in Hyderabad[2] to engineer Ahsan Hydari and singer Vidya Rao.[3][4] Aditi's father, who died in 2013, was a Sulaimani Bohra Muslim. Aditi's mother is a practising Buddhist who was born the daughter of a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin father from Mangalore and a Telugu mother.[5]

Both of Hydari's parents belong to the nobility of erstwhile Hyderabad state.[6] Aditi's father was the grandson of Akbar Hydari, former Prime Minister of Hyderabad state, and the nephew of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam.[7] Aditi's mother, Vidya Rao, is a classical singer accomplished in the thumri and dadra genres of Hindustani music.[8] Her mother (Aditi's maternal grandmother), Shanta Rameshwar Rao (not to be confused with the writer Shanta Rama Rao), was the founder of Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad and chairperson of the publishing house Orient Blackswan (owned by her father, the Raja).[9] Vidya is the step-daughter of J. Rameshwar Rao, last ruling Raja of Wanaparthy.[4] He was one of the four highest-ranking nobleman in the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad. His ancestral Jagir, Wanaparthy, was one of the four largest feudal estates under Hyderabad state; the holders of these estates held the title of "Maharaja." Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director Kiran Rao, ex-wife of actor Aamir Khan,[10] is Aditi's maternal first cousin.[11][12]

Hydari's parents separated when she was two years old, and she has no siblings. While her father remained in Hyderabad, her mother took her and moved to New Delhi, giving rise to a bitter legal battle for custody and her father's visiting rights.[4][5][13] Due to the bitterness between her parents, Hydari saw little of her father in childhood, and had a difficult relationship with him in her adulthood.[13] After many years, her father remarried, but had no other children. Her mother never remarried, but she had an active social life and career, so after the custody issues abated and Aditi was old enough, she sent Aditi away to boarding school. This was the Rishi Valley School near Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh. Hydari later graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.[14][15]

Hydari spent her early childhood and later school vacations in New Delhi and also Hyderabad, where much of her family lived. She started learning Bharatanatyam at age six and became a student of acclaimed Delhi-based exponent Leela Samson.[16] Hydari uses both of her parents' surnames. She explained, "I wanted to keep both, as my mom has brought me up, but my father is also a part of me. Hydari is a rare name so I kept both Rao and Hydari."[13]

Career

Early roles (2004–2009)

Hydari began her career as a Bharatanatyam dancer, having become interested in the art form following her association with Leela Samson from the age of 11. She worked as a part of Samson's dance group, Spanda, teaching students and travelling through India and abroad to perform in stage events.[17][18] In early 2004, Hydari completed work on her first acting project titled Sringaram, where she portrayed the lead role of a devadasi, a temple dancer of the 19th century.[19] The Tamil film was directed by Sharada Ramanathan and produced by Padmini Ravi, a noted Bharatanatyam dancer. Hydari was offered the role after Ramanathan saw her dance performance at a conference, and was also impressed with her "vulnerable and fresh face" and her resemblance to dancer Shobana.[20] After being screened at numerous international film festivals throughout 2005 and 2006, the film received critical acclaim upon being shown in India and fetched several accolades, including three National Film Awards.[20] Sringaram had a limited theatrical release in October 2007, but won positive reviews, with one critic noting that "the film has brilliant acting from the lead, Aditi Rao".[21][22]

Her first film to have a theatrical release, however, was the Malayalam film Prajapathi (2006), in which she starred alongside Mammootty. She had been recommended to director Ranjith for the role by actress Suhasini, and was selected after the director managed to get in contact with her through Madhu Ambat, who was the cinematographer of Sringaram.[23] Hydari portrayed an orphan girl who falls in love with the character played by Mammootty, but her role was considered minimal, with a critic from Rediff stating she "has nothing to do with the overall plot".[24] In 2009, she was cast by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in his Hindi drama film, Delhi-6, where she portrayed a supporting role of an unmarried woman living in a community where spinsterhood was frowned upon. Featuring in an ensemble cast alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor, Hydari was selected by Mehra after he was impressed with her performance in Sringaram.[25]

Career expansion (2009–2015)

 
Hydari in 2011

In 2011, Hydari appeared in a role opposite Arunoday Singh in Sudhir Mishra's romantic drama Yeh Saali Zindagi. Portraying the wife of a former convict, the film garnered publicity prior to release for the sensuous scenes between Hydari and Singh.[26] Post-release, Hydari received acclaim for her performance by winning the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress and subsequently received much larger public attention.[27] She later portrayed a supporting role alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali's musical drama Rockstar (2011).[28] Hydari initially had met Ali to discuss the leading female role of a Kashmiri girl, but he chose to cast newcomer Nargis Fakhri instead. Ali subsequently contacted her again after two months and signed her to play a supporting role of an impulsive television reporter, who follows the character played by Kapoor.[27][29] Several of Hydari's scenes in the film were trimmed before its theatrical release, much like her appearance in Delhi-6, and a critic noted her role "suffers due to an undeveloped characterization".[30]

Hydari made a public statement that she wanted to appear in lead roles, rather than portray secondary characters, and subsequently, she was cast in her first lead role in a Hindi film through London, Paris, New York (2012) opposite Ali Zafar.[31][32] Directed by Anu Menon, the film narrated the tale of a couple who connect with each other in unlikely circumstances in three different cities – London, Paris and New York City.[33] With the film, she made her singing debut by singing two of the songs from the soundtrack. Hydari won predominantly positive reviews for her role of Lalitha, with a reviewer from Sify.com stating Hydari "makes the transition from side actress to leading lady and is instantly impressive", adding she is a "good performer with a striking screen presence" and that "she's likely to go places".[34] Likewise, reviewers from The Hindu and NDTV called her performance "beautiful and in control of her character" and "a delight to watch", respectively.[35][36] During the period, she also sung the Hindi version of the song "We Are Family" for the Hollywood animation film Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.[37]

In 2013, she became a part of Mahesh Bhatt's Murder franchise, when she was cast as Roshni, opposite Randeep Hooda, in Vishesh Bhatt's directorial film Murder 3.[7][38] Hydari stated she was keen to do a film which would show the "mysterious and sensual side" to her, away from the several "innocent" roles she had done prior to Murder 3. She received positive reviews for her performance, Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote "Aditi and Sara are show-stoppers" and that "both deliver knockout performances", while Roshni Devi of Koimoi stated that "Aditi's performance is pillar for the film."[39][40][41] Hydari then starred alongside Akshay Kumar and Shiv Panditt in the action film Boss (2013) directed by Anthony D'Souza.[42] Describing her role as one of a "quintessential Hindi movie heroine", she revealed that she signed the film owing to Akshay Kumar's popularity and that it was important to be a part of a film which would have a "wide reach".[43] The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success.[44] In 2014, Hydari appeared in two guest roles – as a royal princess in the comedy drama Khoobsurat and then as a dancer in the Marathi period drama Rama Madhav, at the request of choreographer Saroj Khan.[45][46] She was next seen in the comedy drama, Guddu Rangeela (2015) by Subhash Kapoor, which had an average performance at the box office. For her performance, a reviewer from Rediff wrote Hydari "is perfectly cast as a bright-eyed girl who knows more than she lets on, and the actress looks luminous".[47][48]

Breakthrough and success (2016–2022)

 
Hydari grace Vogue Fashion Weekend

In 2016, Hydari starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in Bejoy Nambiar's crime thriller film Wazir.[49] The film tells the story of two unusual friends, a chess grandmaster who uses a wheelchair, played by Bachchan, and a grief-stricken ATS officer, played by Akhtar. Hydari played the love interest of Akhtar's character. The film released on 8 January 2016 to mostly positive reviews and had the box office collection of around 620 million (US$7.4 million).[50][51] Hydari also garnered praise for her performance. Gayatri Gauri in her review for Firstpost called Hydari's performance a "welcome change from glamorous heroines we usually see on screen."[52] Abhijit Bhaduri of The Times of India said that despite the lack of focus on her character, she did justice to her part by "conveying stuff with her eyes."[53] Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today gave Hydari the highest praise saying that she "brings vulnerability to her Ruhana" added that she "has to her credit several strong sequences."[54]

Hydari next starred in Abhishek Kapoor's romantic drama Fitoor, along with Tabu, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur.[55] The film based on Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations, had Hydari play the role of the younger Miss Havisham (Tabu replaced Rekha).[56] The film was released on 12 February 2016 to mixed-to-positive reviews and underperformed at the box-office.[57] However, Hydari garnered widespread praise for her performance. Sarita Tanwar of Daily News and Analysis in her review wrote: "Aditi Rao Hydari does full justice to the part of young Begum", and Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi deemed her "stunning".[58][59] Her third film of 2016, The Legend of Michael Mishra had a poor response from critics, with the critic from The Times of India noting "Aditi Rao Hydari's good looks is the only good thing about this amateurish attempt, masquerading as a feature film, aimed for adults."[60]

Hydari's first project of 2017, Kaatru Veliyidai, marked her first collaboration with director Mani Ratnam and second film in Tamil Cinema. She played the role of Leela Abraham, a doctor based in Kargil during the 1999 war, who has a tumultuous and abusive relationship with a fighter pilot, played by Karthi. Upon release, Kaatru Veliyidai garnered mixed reviews; though critics predominantly praised the performance of Hydari along with A. R. Rahman's music and Ravi Varman's cinematography.[61][62] Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express opined: "Hydari's exotic looks and vulnerable demeanour is a perfect foil to Karthi's mercurial ways. The actress has been flatteringly photographed."[63] She next appeared as the titular lead in Omung Kumar's Bhoomi, with Sanjay Dutt, where she played a rape survivor.[64]

 
Hydari at an event for her film Sammohanam

In her first release of 2018, Hydari played the role of Alauddin Khalji's first wife, Queen Mehrunisa, opposite Ranveer Singh in the epic film Padmaavat directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.[65] The film released on 25 January 2018 amidst numerous controversies and protests.[66] Padmaavat received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics but was a box office success.[67][68] Anna M. M. Vetticad noted, "Deepika Padukone and Aditi Rao Hydari look great. They are the only ones among the lead cast who manage to eke something out of the stereotype-ridden writing."[69] Hydari next starred in Sudhir Mishra's political thriller film Daas Dev,[70] which was an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1917 novel Devdas.[71] She essayed the part of Chandramukhi opposite Rahul Bhat.[72] The year also marked her second film with Mani Ratnam and third Tamil film, with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. She played Parvathi, and was paired alongside Arvind Swamy.[73] The film had a worldwide release on 27 September 2018 and was a major commercial success.[74] Hydari then made her debut in Telugu cinema with Sammohanam, playing an actress opposite Sudheer Babu.[75] Srivathsan Nadadhur for The Hindu stated that her part will "stay with you".[76] Her final film that year was the Telugu space thriller film Antariksham 9000 KMPH.[77]

Post a year break, Hydari had three releases in 2020. She first played a RJ opposite Udhayanidhi Stalin in Psycho.[78] With her next film Sufiyum Sujatayum, she returned to Malayalam films playing a mute girl alongside Dev Mohan.[79] Nitya Punnackal of Manorama Online said, "While Aditi plays adult Sujatha beautifully, she fails to bring freshness in her younger version."[80] In her final film that year, Hydari played Nani's wife Saheba in V.[81] Janaki K. of India Today noted, "With limited screen time, Aditi's character arc makes the story more interesting towards the climax."[82]

In 2021, Hydari appeared in the suspense film The Girl On The Train, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. The film starring Parineeti Chopra, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary, and Sammy Jonas Heaney alongside her, is based on British author Paula Hawkins 2015 novel of the same name.[83] Her next film the same year, was the Netflix film Ajeeb Daastaans, for which she received positive reviews.[84] She next played a cameo role of Young Sardar Kaur in Sardar Ka Grandson. Her final film of the year was Telugu film Maha Samudram, opposite Siddharth and Sharwanand.[85] In 2022, she played Mouna, in the Tamil film Hey Sinamika opposite Dulquer Salmaan, which received mixed reviews.[86] Haricharan Pudipeddi stated that she delivers a "mature performance".[87]

Further expansion (2023-present)

Hydari expanded to web with her first release of 2023, Taj: Divided by Blood, where she played Anarkali.[88] Suchandra Bose for The Quint criticised the character's importance and added, "Aditi doesn’t have much to do other than look gorgeous and gaze longingly at her prince."[89] That year, she played an actress in Vikramaditya Motwane's web series, Jubilee.[90] Shubhra Gupta noted that though Rao Hydari is over-utilizing her deer-caught-in-headlights stare, she is a "perfect fit" for the steely-softness of Sumitra.[91]

In 2024, Hydari played a courtesan Bibbojaan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi.[92] Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in added, "Rao Hydari is well-placed to do the heavy lifting required of her soft-hearted but secretly tough character."[93] While, Sukanya Verma was appreciative of her beauty and looks.[94] Hydari will next appear alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Arvind Swamy in the silent film, Gandhi Talks.[95] She is also set to appear in the upcoming film Lioness alongside Paige Sandhu.[96]

Personal life

In 2004[17][16] and again in 2009,[97] it was reported that Hydari was married to Satyadeep Mishra in 2002, an Indian lawyer and former actor.[98] The actress had declined to comment on her marital status in a 2012 interview, but in a 2013 interview, she mentioned that she and Mishra were now separated.[99][7] Hydari had met Mishra when she was 17 years old, and it was with him that she had her first serious relationship.[100] She married him at the age of 24, but they kept the marriage a secret, since she was trying to be an actress. Although now separated, the two have kept in touch over the years and remain close friends.[101][102]

Hydari met actor Siddharth on the sets of their film, Maha Samudram, in 2021. In the same year, the couple began dating.[103] On 28 March 2024, Hydari and Siddharth announced their engagement.[104][105]

In the media

 
Hydari at an event in 2017

Her performance in the Tamil film, Kaatru Veliyidai, is regarded as one of the "100 Greatest Performances of the Decade" by Film Companion.[106] Hydari has frequently featured in Times' 50 Most Desirable Woman list. She ranked 6th in 2018, 9th in 2019 and 16th in 2020.[107][108] She was named the Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman of 2018.[109] In the same list, she was placed 4th in 2019 and 6th in 2020.[110][111] She was also named the Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman of 2019 and was placed 5th in 2020, in the list.[112][113] She is a celebrity endorser for brands including L'Oreal Paris, Airtel, Cadbury, Maaza and Avon.[114]

Filmography

Films

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2006 Prajapathi Savithri Malayalam [115]
2007 Sringaram Madhura/Varshini Tamil
2009 Delhi 6 Rama Hindi
2010 Dhobi Ghat Guest at art gallery Hindi
2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Shanti Hindi [116]
Rockstar Sheena Hindi
2012 London, Paris, New York Lalitha Krishnan Hindi
2013 Murder 3 Roshni Hindi
Boss Ankita Thakur Hindi
2014 Khoobsurat Kiara Hindi Special appearance
Rama Madhav Herself Marathi Special appearance in song "Loot Liyo Mohe Shyam" [117]
2015 Guddu Rangeela Baby Hindi
2016 Wazir Ruhana Ali Hindi
Fitoor Young Begum Hazrat Hindi Special appearance
The Legend of Michael Mishra Varshali Shukla Hindi
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Leela Abraham Tamil [118]
Bhoomi Bhoomi Sachdeva Hindi
2018 Padmaavat Mehrunisa Hindi [119]
Daas Dev Chandni Hindi
Sammohanam Sameera Telugu
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Parvathi Tamil [120]
Antariksham 9000 KMPH Riya Telugu
2020 Psycho Dagini Tamil
Sufiyum Sujatayum Sujatha Malayalam [121][122]
V Saheba Telugu [123]
2021 The Girl on the Train Nusrat John Hindi [124]
Ajeeb Daastaans Priya Sharma Hindi
Sardar Ka Grandson Young Swanmeet "Sardar" Kaur Hindi Special appearance [125]
Maha Samudram Mahalakshmi Telugu [126]
2022 Hey Sinamika Mouna Yaazhan Tamil [127][128]
2024 Gandhi Talks TBA Silent Filming [129]
TBA Lioness Mehak English Filming [130]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Taj: Divided by Blood Anarkali [131]
Jubilee Sumitra Kumari [132]
2024 Heeramandi Bibbojaan [131]

Dubbing

Year Movie Dubbing for Language Notes Ref.
2022 Ponniyin Selvan: I Trisha Hindi Dubbed for the character Kundavai [133]
2023 Ponniyin Selvan: II

Discography

Year Film Song Music Director Language Ref.
2021 Jail "Kaathodu Kaathanen" (co-singer Dhanush) G. V. Prakash Kumar Tamil [134]
2024 Coke Studio Tamil "Please Purinjukko" (co-singer Sean Roldan) Sean Roldan Tamil [135]

Accolades

Film awards

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2010 Delhi-6 Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nominated [136]
2013 Yeh Saali Zindagi Best Supporting Actress Won [137]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Nominated [138]
Stardust Awards Best Actress Nominated [139]
London, Paris, New York Nominated [140]
Rockstar Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated [141]
2014 Murder 3 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Female Nominated [142]
2018 Kaatru Veliyidai Asiavision Awards Best Actress – Tamil Won [143]
Edison Awards Face of the Year Won [144]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Tamil Won [145]
2019 Sammohanam Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Debut Actor – Female Won [146]
Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nominated [147]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress – Telugu Nominated [148]
Padmaavat International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Won [149]
2023 Jubilee Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Popular (OTT) Won [150]

Other recognitions

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2023 Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards Outstanding Contributions to the Entertainment Industry Won [151]
2024 Bollywood Hungama Style Icons Most Stylish Classic Beauty of the Year Won [152]

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