Atul Kulkarni

Atul Kulkarni is an Indian film actor who works primarily in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the best supporting actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. He is also the president of Quest, a research-action organization concentrating on enhancing quality of education.He left his study in engineering at COEP (College of engineering pune ) while he is in first year.

Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni graces the screening of Sonata.jpg
Atul at the screening of Sonata
NationalityIndian
Alma materNational School of Drama
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Geetanjali Kulkarni[1]
Websitewww.atulkulkarni.com


Early lifeEdit

Kulkarni received his diploma in acting from National school of Drama in 1995.[2] He is married to theater actress Geetanjali Kulkarni, whom he met at National School of Drama.

Acting careerEdit

Kulkarni's first stint with stage was during his high school days. He participated in the Maharashtra State Drama Competition regularly. Between 1989 and 1992, he won awards for Acting and also for Drama-Direction.[3] Atul enacted in Gandhi Viruddh Gandhi, the play made later famous by Dilip Prabhavalkar in Marathi professional theatre circuit until mid-90s.[4] Later during his college days he actively participated in cultural gatherings. While studying, Atul joined Natya Aradhana, an amateur theatre group from Solapur. Atul Kulkarni holds a postgraduate diploma in dramatic arts from National School of Drama, New Delhi.

Atul Kulkarni, a national-award winner and a fine actor, expresses his belief of art being a product of social, political and economic changes in the society. He shares his thoughts and talks about the success of his movie, ‘The Raikar Case’.[5]

PhilanthropyEdit

Kulkarni has been serving as President of Quest Education Support Trust.[6] Quest Trust invests in running workshops and enabling Teachers, to support education for children of marginalized communities between 3–14 years. All this activity is mainly in State of Maharashtra. It conducts its activities in Marathi language.[7]

Atul Kulkarni has been active in sharing his knowledge on running NGO with other NGO's. He does visit Maharashtra based NGO's like Snehalaya regularly.[8] Kulkarni has been involved in an environmental project, making a 24-acre barren land in Satara District into Green area.[9]

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
  • 2000: Won: Best Supporting Actor in Hey Ram
Citation: For his serious performance as a cold blooded fundamentalist stalking the cities during the turbulent years of partition that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.[10]
Citation: For depicting a ruthless character, trapped in a world without social values.[11]
Filmfare Awards
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • 2010: Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor for Natarang
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival
  • 2019: Won: Best Actor in Murder on the Road to Kathmandu

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Language Role
1997 Bhoomi Geetha Kannada / Hindi
2000 Kairee Marathi Jadhav teacher
2000 Jayam Manade Raa Telugu
2000 Hey Ram Hindi/Tamil Shriram Abhyankar
2001 Chandni Bar Hindi Potya Sawant[citation needed]
2002 Run Tamil Bhaskar
2002 Bhet Marathi Satish
2002 Dahavi Fa Marathi Ganesh Deshmukh (teacher)
2003 Mango Soufflé English Edwin 'Ed' Prakash
2003 88 Antop Hill Hindi Pratyush Shelar
2003 Satta Hindi Yashwant Varde
2003 Dum Hindi 'Encounter' Shankar
2003 Vaastupurush Marathi Nishikant Dada
2004 Andhrawala Telugu Bade Mia's sidekick
2004 Chanti Telugu MLA Sarvarayudu
2004 Gowri Telugu Sarkar
2004 Mansarovar Malayalam
2004 Vajram Malayalam
2004 Khakee Hindi Dr. Iqbal Ansari
2004 Devrai Marathi Shesh
2004 Manmadhan Tamil ACP Deva
2004 Leela Mahal Center Telugu GK
2005 Page 3 Hindi Vinayak Mane
2005 Chakwa Marathi Tushar Khot
2006 Kedi Tamil Minister Pughazhenthy
2006 Raam Telugu
2006 Rang De Basanti Hindi Laxman Pandey
2006 Corporate Hindi Narrator
2007 Aa Dinagalu Kannada Agni Shridhar
2007 Maati Maay Marathi Narsu
2007 Gauri: The Unborn Hindi Sandeep
2008 Valu Marathi Swanand Gaddamwar
2008 Talappavu Malayalam Krishnadeva Saivar
2008 Kurukshetra Malayalam
2008 D-17 Malayalam
2009 Yeh Mera India Hindi Raj
2009 Delhi 6 Hindi Gobar
2009 Padikathavan Tamil Kasi Anandan
2009 Vandae Maatharam Malayalam / Tamil
2009 Jail Hindi Lawyer
2010 Yaksha Kannada
2010 Sukhaant Marathi
2010 Natarang Marathi Guna Kagalkar
2010 Allah Ke Banday Hindi School Teacher
2010 Bumm Bumm Bole Hindi
2011 Panjaa Telugu Kulkarni
2011 Koffi Bar Telugu Business man
2011 Aagaah: The Warning Hindi Aazan Khan
2011 Chaalis Chauraasi Hindi Bobby
2012 Suzhal Tamil
2013 Aarambam Tamil JCP Milind Virekar
2012 Edegarike Kannada Agni Shridhar
2013 The Attacks of 26/11 Hindi Inspector Shinde
2013 Popat Marathi Janya
2013 Vallinam Tamil Basketball Coach[13]
2013 Premachi Goshta Marathi Ram
2013 Zanjeer Hindi Jayadev
2013 The Lovers English Raoji
2014 @Andheri Malayalam Rajan Pilla
2014 Game Bengali CBI Officer Sathya Sishir Kumar
2014 Ugramm Kannada Dhiraj Shivrudralingaiah
2014 Veeram Tamil Aadalarasu
2014 Abhinetri Kannada
2014 Burma Tamil Bothra Seth
2014 Happy Journey Marathi Niranjan
2015 Dirty Politics Hindi Police Insceptor
2015 Mythri Kannada / Malayalam Raviprakash
2015 Jazbaa Hindi Lawyer
2015 Nellikka Malayalam Satheesh
2015 Kanal Malayalam Kuruvila Mathew
2015 Rajwade and Sons Marathi Shubhankar Rajwade
2016 Pranam Hindi
2016 Akira Hindi Akira's father
2017 Raees Hindi Jairaj
2017 The Ghazi Attack Hindi/Telugu Lieutenant Commander Santosh Devraj, Executive Officer, EXO, Second - In - Command S21
2017 Bongu Tamil Subash, assistant commissioner
2017 Aval/Gruham/House next door Tamil /Telugu/Hindi Paul, Jenny's Father
2017 Koode Malayalam Coach Ashraf
2018 Black Bud Hindi Mehmood Khan
2018 Patnagarh Odia/Telugu IG Arun Agnihotri
2019 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Hindi Tatya Tope
2019 706 Hindi Shekhawat
2019 Mere Pyare Prime Minister Hindi In PMO
2019 Junglee Hindi Keshav Kotian
2019 Majili Telugu Anshu's Father
2019 Athiran Malayalam

Dr. Benjamin Diaz

2019 Madhura Raja Malayalam
2019 Section 375 Hindi
2019 Valiyaperunnal Malayalam Shivaji Rao
2019 Alidu Ulidavaru Kannada Police Inspector
2020 Wild Dog[14] Telugu

TelevisionEdit

Year Series Role Network Notes
2017-18 The Test Case (web series) Colonel Ajinkya Sathe ALTBalaji
2019 City of Dreams (TV series) Amey Rao Gaikwad Hotstar
2020 The Raikar Case Yashwant Naik Raikar Voot Select
2020 Bandish Bandits Digvijay Rathore Amazon Prime
Upcoming Sandwich Sony LIV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Theatre actor Geetanjali Kulkarni gets 'stamp' for film journey". The Times of India. 5 April 2015. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "NSD-GRADUATES1" (PDF). nsd.gov.in. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "www.atulkulkarni.com/". atulkulkarni.com. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 5 June 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ "19970630-gandhi-virudh-gandhi-to-be-staged-at-tejpal-auditorium-mumbai-832641-1997-06-30". indiatoday.in. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Actor Atul Kulkarni shares his thoughts on evolving subjects in cinema and throws light on his NGO, Quest". Archived from the original on 24 July 2020.
  6. ^ "genesis". quest.org.in. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. ^ "ganeet_lekh". quest.org.in. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Actor-Atul-Kulkarni-visits". snehalaya.org. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ "article17430551.ece". thehindu. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  10. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  11. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  12. ^ Sharanya CR (21 July 2013). "Atul Kulkarni wears a Kannada attire for his Filmfare award". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  13. ^ G Dhananjayan (2014). Pride Of Tamil Cinema: 1931 To 2013. Blue Ocean Publishers. p. 546.
  14. ^ ChennaiAugust 29, Janani K.; August 29, 2020UPDATED:; Ist, 2020 11:30. "Nagarjuna turns 61: Wild Dog team unveils new poster on actor's birthday". India Today. Retrieved 29 August 2020.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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