The Marathi film industry is known to be the producer of the highest number of films in India every year. With tons of talented actors like Sai Tamhankar, Sonalee Kulkarni, Kishori Shahane, and more. The industry has made some prolific movies and continues to leave its mark in the minds of the cine-goers. Here is a list of the top 5 Marathi actresses who don’t just look gorgeous but have also proved their acting chops time and again on the silver screen. Some of them have even graduated to playing some extremely prominent roles in Bollywood too.
- Amruta Khanvilkar Malhotra
Wajale Ki bara star Amruta Khanvilkar started her career with Golmaal 2006 film and she is been growing artistically ever since. Her first Hindi film was Mumbai Salsa, she started gaining popularity in Hindi cinema too. Although she was an actress, dance was also in her blood. Her song Wajale Ki Bara gained instant popularity. She even won the seventh season of the dance reality show Nach Baliye with her husband Himmanshoo A. Malhotra. In 2020, she was a contestant on Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and was eliminated in Week 5.
Sonalee Kulkarni is mainly known for Apsara Aali in the Marathi film Natarang which is a huge movie in the Marathi film industry and the song Apsara Aali is played everywhere and in every Maharashtrian wedding. Sonalee made her debut in Kedar Shinde’s film Bakula Namdeo Ghotale, for which she received the Zee Gaurav Puraskar award for best actress. She made her Hindi debut with adult sex comedy Grand Masti. The actor also did modeling in her early career.
- Kranti Redkar
Kranti Redkar debuted back in 2000 with a Marathi film Soon Asavi Ashi she is also seen in few Hindi films like Gangaajal. This actor has also ventured in the directional path, as she made her first directional debut with the movie named KAAKAN in 2014. She is popularly known for Kombdi palali, tangdi dharun ….langadi ghalaya laagli. Redkar is also an Instagram Star as she posts funny marathi content every day.
Shahane is a classical and folk dancer in the Marathi film industry. Although she debuted with a Hindi film she continued on winning hearts in the Marathi film industry. She entered into Marathi films and shot to fame with Maherchi Sadi and Wajva Re Wajva which are still some of the most iconic films of all time. She also carved in the filmmaking path and as a filmmaker, her Marathi film Mohatyachi Renuka won the Maharashtra State Award 2007 for best editing. The film was produced and directed by Kishori Shahane herself.
- Sai Tamhankar
Duniyadari star Sai Tamhankar debuted back in 2008 with a Hindi crime/thriller film Black & White and later was seen in multiple Marathi films, she is also known as the hottest actress in the Marathi film industry as she has done few bold scenes in past. Sai Tamhankar is currently one of the highest-paid actresses in the Marathi film industry. She owns Kolhapuri Maavle, a wrestling team in the Zee Maharashtra Kusti Dangal.