I just saw the latest Malayalam movie ‘Sufiyam Sujatam’ released on the Amazon Prime OTT platform. A very heart-touching romantic tragedy. Cannot help but appreciate the onscreen beauty, acting prowess, and dancing skills of the heroine, Aditi Rao Hydari.

Aditi is an Indian actress, dancer and singer who works in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She made her on-screen debut with Malayalam film Prajapathi in 2006. For the Tamil film Sringaram in 2007, she played the role of a devadasi and garnered positive reviews from critics for her performance.

She rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra‘s 2011 romantic thriller film Yeh Saali Zindagi, a role that won her the Screen Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. She has subsequently starred in several successful Hindi films including the musical Rockstar (2011), the horror-thriller Murder 3 (2013), the action-comedy Boss (2013) and the thriller Wazir (2016). Hydari’s portrayal of Queen Mehrunisa in the 2018 epic film Padmaavat was well received; the film became her biggest commercial success.

Aditi Rao Hydari was born on 28 October 1986 in Hyderabad to Ehsaan Hydari and his wife Vidya Rao, an acclaimed classical singer popular for thumri and Dadra genres of music. Her father, who died in 2013, was a Bohri Muslim while her mother, who is a Hindu by birth, is a practicing Buddhist and a Chitrapur Saraswat from Mangalore who is half-Telugu. Hydari is thus of mixed lineage – BohriChitrapur Saraswat, and Telugu.

Aditi Rao Hydari was born on 28 October 1986 in Hyderabad to Ehsaan Hydari and his wife Vidya Rao, an acclaimed classical singer popular for thumri and dadra genres of music. Her father, who died in 2013, was a Bohri Muslim while her mother, who is a Hindu by birth, is a practicing Buddhist and a Chitrapur Saraswat from Mangalore who is half-Telugu. Hydari is thus of mixed lineage – BohriChitrapur Saraswat, and Telugu.

She spent her childhood in both Hyderabad and New Delhi. She started learning Bharatanatyam at age 5 and became a disciple of acclaimed dancer Leela Samson. She was educated at A Krishnamurthy Foundation India School and graduated from Lady Shri Ram CollegeUniversity of Delhi.

Hydari then starred alongside Akshay Kumar and Shiv Panditt in the action film Boss (2013) directed by Anthony D’Souza. 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. She was next seen in the comedy drama, Guddu Rangeela (2015) by Subhash Kapoor, which had an average performance at the box office.

In 2016, Hydari starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in Bejoy Nambiar‘s crime thriller film Wazir.  Hydari next starred in Abhishek Kapoor‘s romantic drama film Fitoor, along with TabuAditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif. The film based on Charles Dickens‘ novel Great Expectations, had Hydari play the role of the younger Miss Havisham (later played by Tabu).

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. She next appeared as the titular lead in Omung Kumar‘s Bhoomi, with Sanjay Dutt.[67] Hydari then played the role of Alauddin Khalji‘s first wife, Queen Mehrunisa, opposite Ranveer Singh in the epic film Padmaavat directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.[68] The film released on 25 January 2018 amidst numerous controversies and protests.  2018 also marked Aditi’s second film with Mani Ratnam and third film in Tamil Cinema with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. She played Parvathi, one of the eight lead roles. She was paired with actor Arvind Swamy. She did her Tollywood debut with Sammohanam which was critically acclaimed directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti. She was nominated for the best actress telugu at Filmfare awards as well as at the SIIMA awards. She won Best debut actress award at the Zee Cine Awards Telugu and Special jury award at TSR TV9 awards. Aditi Rao Hydari was also part of Telugu space thriller film Antariksham 9000 KMPH.

PALLAB BOSE is a Career Coach, Motivational Speaker, Soft Skills Trainer, professional Show Director, Show Anchor &  English Voice Over Artist. He regularly writes articles and blogs on Soft skills, Motivation, Careers, Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, Movies, Celebrity Profiles, Travel, Tourism, Culture etc.

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