Radhika Apte (born 7 September 1985) is an Indian actress. She began acting in theatre and made her film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005). Apte has since worked in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English-language films.
Apte's first starring role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama Antaheen. She gathered widespread praise for her supporting work in three of her 2015 Bollywood productions: Badlapur, the comedy Hunterrr, and the biographical film Manjhi - The Mountain Man. Her leading roles in the 2016 independent films Phobia and Parched earned her further acclaim. In 2018, Apte starred in three Netflix productions—the anthology film Lust Stories, the thriller series Sacred Games, and the horror miniseries Ghoul. She was nominated for an International Emmy Award for her work in the first of these.In addition to her work in independent films, Apte has worked in more mainstream films, including the Tamil action film Kabali (2016), the Hindi biographical film Pad Man (2018), and the Hindi black comedy Andhadhun (2018), all of which were commercially successful. She has been married to London-based musician Benedict Taylor since 2012.
She made her directorial debut with,'The Sleepwalkers' starring Gulshan Devaiah and Shahana Goswami. 'The Sleepwalkers' is in competition at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020 under the Best Midnight Short category.