Atul Kulkarni is an Indian actor and winner of a National Award for his portrayal of Shriram Abhyankar in the film Hey Ram and won two National Awards and has superstar status in marathi film industry after successful movies like Valu and Natarang.. Although he started his career in theatre, he has won critical acclaim for his performances in films like Page 3 and more recently, the Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti. He has acted in several Marathi movies including Maati Maay (A Gravekeeper’s Tale) that was recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. He has achieved superstar status in Marathi Films with the success of blockbuster movie of year 2009-10 Natarang.

Atul completed his secondary education (10th Standard) from Haribhai Devkaran High School, Solapur, Maharashtra. His father, a businessman and his mother a housewife were settled in Solapur. He completed his Junior College (12th Standard) from Belgaum and was able to secure a seat at Engineering College in Pune. Due to his dis-interest in Engineering he quit the college and came back to Solapur to join D. A. V. College, Solapur which was affiliated to Shivaji University. He completed his graduation in English Literature.

Atul Kulkarni’s first stint with stage was during his highschool days while studying at Haribhai Devkaran High School and later during his college days at D. A. V. College he was actively participating in cultural gatherings. While studying itself Atul joined Natya Aradhana, an amateur theatre group from Solapur. Working with this group helped him groom better. After working back stage for two years, finally he got a chance to act. He decided to pursue his career in professional acting.
Atul joined the National School of Drama, New Delhi (1992-1995 batch). His acting skills were given final touches at this institutions which has produced legendary actors of international fame. Atul Kulkarni holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts from National School of Drama, New Delhi.
His most successful performance, both commercially and critically is undoubtedly as Gunawant Kagalkar in marathi blockbuster movie Natarang

 

Awards Received By Atul Kulkarni

  • National Film Awards
  • 2000: Won: Best Supporting Actor in Hey Ram
  • 2002: Won: Best Supporting Actor in Chandni Bar
  • Filmfare Awards
  • 2001: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor for Hey Ram
  • 2012: Won : Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada for Edegarike
  • 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

 

Films Done By Atul Kulkarni

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

 

Television Done  By Atul Kulkarni

  • 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
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