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Anjali Patil (born 26 September 1987) is an Indian film and theatre actress. She has earned rave reviews for her work in Delhi in a Day, Chakravyuh, Newton and Sri Lankan film With You Without You. She received the IFFI Best Actor Award (Female) Silver Peacock Award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India her role in the Sri Lankan film With You Without You.[1] In 2013, she starred in the Telugu film, Na Bangaaru Talli for which she received the National Film Award – Special Mention,[2] and the state Nandi Award for Best Actress.[3]

Anjali Patil
Anjali Patil World Premiere Newton Zoopalast Berlinale 2017 02.jpg
Anjali Patil at the promotion of Newton at 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Born (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 31)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2011–present


Early life and educationEdit

Patil was born into a Marathi family and raised in Nashik, Maharashtra, India. Patil attended RJCB girls high school (Purushottam), Nashik and by age 14, she had decided to pursue acting as her career. She persuaded her parents to send her to Center for Performing Arts at University of Pune. In June 2007, she earned bachelor's degree in Arts with a gold medal for her excellence. Later that year, Patil was chosen to pursue Masters in Theater Design at National School of Drama in New Delhi. It presented her with many opportunities to work extensively with Indian and International film and theater actors and directors.[4][5]


Patil's first feature film opportunity came with Prashant Nair's Hindi-English international independent film Delhi in a Day. She was critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Rohini. The film premiered in Asia at the Mumbai film festival on 13 October 2011 and released theatrically in India in August 2012.[6]

In 2010-11, Patil worked as the lead actress and a producer on an international short film Green Bangles. It was selected as India’s official entry to WIFTI (Women In Film and Television International, Los Angeles) and was eventually selected and screened at the WIFTI International Showcase 2012 in 44 cities in 15 countries.[7]

Her big Bollywood break came with Prakash Jha's latest film on issues related to Naxalism: Chakravyuh.[8][9] It instantly made her the talk of B-town with praise and appreciation for a powerful performance alongside seasoned actors like Om Puri, Manoj Bajpai, Abhay Deol and Arjun Rampal. After the rave reviews of her fierce portrayal of Naxal leader Juhi, Patil signed a three-film contract with filmmaker Prakash Jha.[4][10]

Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka (With You, Without You) (2012) was another international collaboration with acclaimed Sri Lankan writer-director Prasanna Vithanage. Patil did the dubbing herself and that makes her the first Indian actress to dub in Sinhala language. Her stellar performance won her Silver Peacock award for Best Actor Female at International Film Festival of India in Goa in November 2012. She is one of the youngest actors to receive this award.

In 2016 Patil finished two Marathi films: Bardo with Makarand Deshpande and The Silence with Nagraj Manjule as a co-actor.

She will be seen in the title role in Nimmo which is the directorial debut of Rahul Shanklya produced by Anand L. Rai. Patil finished another Hindi film, Newton, with Rajkumar Rao which got released in 2017.Patil has again justified her role,with her natural acting.

She plays a pivotal role in Mirzya from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra which released in 2016. She will be playing the lead in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mere Pyare Prime Minister.

She plays a bold role in Pa. Ranjith's Kaala with Rajinikanth.[11]

She has also played a major role in Meri nimmo which is incredible work done by her.She has justified it very well .

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Title Award Result
2013 Naa Bangaaru Talli Nandi Award - Best Actress category Won
2013 Naa Bangaaru Talli National Film Award – Special Mention Won
2012 With You Without You International Film Festival of India in Goa - Best Actress[1] Won
2012 Chakravyuh Stardust Awards 2013 - Breakthrough Supporting Performance - Female[12] Nominated
2012 Chakravyuh Star Screen Awards for Most Promising Newcomer- Female[13] Nominated
2012 Delhi in a Day New York Indian Film Festival for Best Actress. Nominated
2012 Delhi in a Day South Asian Film Festival New York - South Asian Rising Star for Best Supporting Actress[14] Nominated
2016 With You Without You Sarasaviya Awards in Colombo Sri Lanka - Best Actress[1] Won
2016 With You Without You Presidential Film Awards in Colombo Sri Lanka - Best Actress[1] Won


Year Film Language Role Notes
2011 Delhi in a Day Hindi Rohini
2011 Green Bangles Hindi Manu Short Film
2012 Prathyayam Telugu Durga
2012 Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka Sinhala Selvi
2012 Chakravyuh Hindi Juhi
2013 Ente Malayalam Durga
2013 Naa Bangaaru Talli Telugu
2013 Apna Desh Kannada Vasundara In Production[15]
2013 Shree Hindi Sonu opp. Hussain Kuwajerwala
2014 Kill the Rapist? Hindi Mira Shukla
2014 Finding Fanny English/Konkani Stefanie 'Fanny' Fernandes,
Fanny's daughter
Special appearance
2015 The Silence Marathi Maami
2015 Mrs Scooter Hindi Ashima
2016 Mirzya Hindi Zeenat
2017 Sameer Hindi Alia Irade
2017 Newton Hindi Malko
2018 Meri Nimmo Hindi Nimmo
2018 Kaala Tamil Puyal Charumathi Gaekwad Tamil debut
2019 Mere Pyare Prime Minister Hindi Sargam
TBA Bardo Marathi Ashalata Post-production


  1. ^ a b c d Gurvinder Singh bags Golden Peacock at IFFI 2012, Centenary Award to Mira Nair | Archived 22 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "IndiaGlitz -". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hungama, Bollywood (30 October 2012). "Introducing Anjali Patil: Prakash Jha's Naxal firebrand - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ " : Bollywood News, Reviews, Celebrity News, Hollywood news, Entertainment News, Videos & Photos". Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  6. ^ Shiban Bedi, Nishat Bari (22 October 2011). "Anjali Patil to act in 'Delhi in a Day'". India Today. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  7. ^ Nyay Bhushan (7 March 2012). "Women In Film & Television India Chapter Launched". "The Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  8. ^ "From the very first meeting, Prakash Sir had faith in me: Anjali Patil". The Times of India. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Anjali Patil is a great actor: Esha Gupta". The Times of India. 2 October 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  10. ^ "Paying a price for acting! - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 31 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Anjali Patil Joins 'Kaala' -". 25 May 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  12. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (21 January 2013). "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2013 - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Colors Screen Awards 2013 Nominations". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  14. ^ SAIFF announces South Asian Rising Star Film Awards nominees, Sunny Leone to co host award ceremony - | Archived 25 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Bollywood actress Actress Anjali Patil in Kannada- Timesofap Archived 16 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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