Mrinal Kulkarni

Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni (born 21 June 1968)[2] is a film and soap opera actress and director in India known for her role in popular Hindi language TV serial Son Pari. She has acted in both Marathi and Hindi TV serials and films.

Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni
Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni.jpg
Born (1968-06-21) 21 June 1968 (age 52)[1]
Spouse(s)Ruchir Kulkarni

Early life, family and EducationEdit

She was born in a Marathi Deshastha Brahmin family in Pune. Her parents are Dr. Vijay Dev and Veena Dev. She has a Master's degree in Linguistics from Pune University. She has a sister named Madhura. She lost her father after illness on 11 April 2019. [3]

She married her childhood friend Ruchir Kulkarni in 1990 and has a son Virajas who is also a part of Marathi film industry.[4][5]

Acting careerEdit

Mrinal was 16 when she made her debut in the role of Peshawe Madhavrao's wife Ramabai Peshawe in the Marathi TV serial Swami. This gave her a popularity. Ravindra Mankani played the role of Madhavrao.

She was not very serious about acting. Instead she wanted to complete doctorate in philosophy. But offers kept coming her way and finally she decided to make a career in acting in 1994. She continued with acting as her career on receiving, after the above successful role, many more roles, including those in Shrikant (a TV serial based on one of Saratchandra Chatterjee's novels), The Great Maratha, Draupadi, Hasratein, Meerabai, Teacher, Khel, Sparsh and Sonpari. Her role in the TV serial Avantika on Alpha Marathi channel has received much acclaim. Mrinal is famous for playing a number of historic characters – Draupadi , Ahilya Bai Holkar, Ramabai, Jijabai etc.[6]. She had done 22 hindi TV shows till now. She stopped acting in TV serial to focus on her direction ventures.

She has also done a few advertisements as well.

Mrinal Kulkarni has acted in Marathi as well as Bollywood films.


Mrinal Kulkarni Debuted as Director Marathi film Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta, The story of the film has been written by Mrunal Kulkarni.[7] After that she directed Marathi historical drama Rama Madhav.[8]

List of Marathi filmsEdit

  1. Fatteshikast (2019)
  2. Ye Re Ye Re Paisa 2 (2019)
  3. Ye Re Ye Re Paisa (2018)
  4. Farzand (2018)
  5. & Jara Hatke (2016) [9]
  6. Rajwade and Sons (2015)
  7. Rama Madhav (2014)
  8. Yellow (2014)
  9. A Rainy Day (2014) [10]
  10. Prem Mhanje Prem Mhanje Prem Asta (2013)
  11. Tujhya Majhyat (2008) [11]
  12. Lekroo (2000) [12]
  13. Deha (2013) [13]
  14. Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha (2012) [14]
  15. Aarohi Gosht Tighanchi (2012)[15]
  16. Kasala Udyachi Baat (2012)[16]
  17. Bayo (2006)
  18. Rajkaran (2005)
  19. Thang (2005)
  20. Vishwaas (2003)[17]
  21. Veer Savarkar (film) (2001)
  22. Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)

List of Bollywood filmsEdit

List of TV showsEdit

Films written and directedEdit


Kulkarni has won following awards-

  1. 2001 Screen Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the Marathi film Jodidar (2000).
  2. National Award for movie Thang/The Quest directed by Amol Palekar.


  1. ^ "Birthday greetings to Mukti, Neaa, Rishina, Mrinal, Gauri, Gautami and Shiv". Tellychakkar Dot Com. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Birthday wishes galore for Rishina, Mrinal, Gauri, Mukti, Gautami". Tellychakkar Dot Com. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. ^ Pune loses a noted politics professor, in the passing away of Vijay Deo
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday Mrinal Kulkarni! 5 Lesser Known Facts About The Ye Re Ye Re Paisa Actress". Zee Marathi. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Mrinal Kulkarni's son to make his acting debut - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Mrinal Kulkarni Son, Biography, Family, Marriage, Wiki". Marathi.TV.
  7. ^ "Mrunal Kulkarni's debut directorial PREM MHANJE PREM MHANJE PREM ASATE is a matured love story - GlamGold". 2 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Rama Madhav: A new movie that captures love in the time of Peshwas". 3 August 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ "& Jara Hatke Movie Review {3.5/5}: Critic Review of & Jara Hatke by Times of India". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Movie Review: A Rainy Day - Times of India". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Tuzya Mazyat could have been better". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Lekroo (2000) Cast and Crew". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Deha (2008) Complete Cast & Crew - BollywoodMDB". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha by Times of India". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Aarohi Gosht Tighanchi (2012)". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Kashala Udyachi Baat Movie Review - The Common Man Speaks". 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  17. ^ "LIVE TV - Watch Indian TV Channels - Live Streaming and Catchup TV - LIVE News Online -". Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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