Who is Geetanjali Kulkarni?
Geetanjali Kulkarni is an Indian actress who has worked primarily in Marathi and Hindi cinema. She is an NSD pass out, having worked in several big and small scale movies. Geetanjali is best known for playing Shanti Mishra in Sony Liv’s most watched family entertainer web series ‘Gullak‘. The series was created by TVF that depicts the drama of a middle class family, which is relatable to most of us.
Prior to this, she played ‘Sushila Sekhar’ in Ram Madhvani’s Arya, which released in 2021 on Disney Hotstar app.
Geetanjali Kulkarni Biography
Geetanjali Kulkarni was born on 29 June 1973, in Powai, Mumbai, in a middle class Hindu Maharashtrian family. She lived in Powai at Shraddhamata society. Geetanjali did her early education from Kendriya Vidyalaya (Powai) and completed her graduation from Ramnarain Ruia College of Science and Arts. During her childhood she used to do dancing, singing and performing skits. She was totally a theatre person, after finishing her studies she joined National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi and started her career as a theatre artist.
|Real Name||Geetanjali Kulkarni|
|Date of Birth||29 June 1973|
|Age||49 years (as of August 2022)|
|Birth Place||Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Current Location||Powai, Mumbai|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, Marathi|
|School||Kendriya Vidyalaya, Powai, Mumbai|
|College||Ramnarain Ruia College of Science and Arts, Mumbai|
|Theatre||Graduated from NSD (1996)|
|Hobbies and Favorites Stuff||Theatre, Reading Literature, Social Activities|
|Favorite Actor||Naseeruddin Shah, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Smita Patil, Hema Malini, Rekha|
|Food Preference||Simple Vegetarian Food|
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Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
Geetanjali Kulkarni is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 56kgs. She has got brown eyes and wheatish complexion. If we go through her body measurements her breast size is 34 inches, waist is 30 inches, hips are 34 inches.
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
|Hips Size||34 inches|
Family, Affairs and Husband
Geetanjali met her soulmate Atul Kulkarni at NSD in 1993, who is 8 years older than her. After dating for 3 years they got married on December 26, 1996. While Atul was an established actor at that time, Geetanjali was a newcomer and an aspiring actress, therefore, they prioritised their work and decided not to have kids.
Currently, Geetanjali’s love life is quite open, on the contrary, her family, relatives and siblings details are not available in the public domain. All we know is, that her mother worked in IIT’s administrative department in Mumbai.
Debut and Career
Geetanjali Kulkarni wanted to be an actor since childhood, therefore she enrolled at NSD in 1993 and after graduating from National School of Drama in 1996, she made her debut in Theatre and participated in several stage shows. Which helped her grew as an actress.
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Geetanjali debuted in 2009 from Hindi Bollywood movie Delhi 6. After that she got the opportunity to work in movies such as:
- Ragini MMS 2
- Gullak (Movie)
- P Se PM Tak
- Piya Behrupia
- Cobalt Blue
Geetanjali is currently shooting for her upcoming movie Minimum, which is anticipated to complete by the end of 2022.
Web Series Debut
Geetanjali made her OTT debut in 2018 from Netflix original series ‘Selection Day‘, where she played the character of Geeta. Couple of years later, Netflix repeated her in a prominent role in romance drama series, Taj Mahal 1989. Other actors who joined the cast of Taj Mahal 1989 are Neeraj Kabi, Sheeba Chadda and Danish Husain.
In 2020, Geetanjali appeared in MX Player web series ‘Operation MBBS‘, the series was produced by Dice Media who always produce content around real life problems. Even in this series, the makers have highlighted the issues and challenges faced by MBBS students.
Following year, Geetanjali was signed by Ram Madhvani Films to play the cop in most promising series ‘Arya‘. The series was a big hit but all the attention went to the star of the show, Sushmita Sen.
In 2022, Geetanjali played Mrs Dalal in Kannada political drama series ‘Humble Politician Nograj‘, produced under the banner of Applause Entertainment and released on the Voot App.
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Breakthrough From Gullak
The major breakthrough in her career came from TVF’s most loved series ‘Gullak‘. The series touched the nerves of middle class audience with well scripted drama and humour. And Geetanjali as a mother ‘Shanti Mishra’ along with co-actors Jameel Khan, Vaibhav Raj Gupta and Harsh Mayar gave amazing performances which broke all the records, and it became Sony Liv’s most watched web series of the year.
Following the success of the series, TVF in association with Sony Liv produced two more seasons: Gullak 2 & 3, which raised the bar for contender platforms.
Latest Web Series
Most recently, Geetanjali Kulkarni is seen in Zee5’s latest web series ‘Rangbaaz Darr Ki Rajneeti’, where she is playing the role of an old woman, who is fighting for the justice of her son killed by a political leader ‘Haroon Shah Ali Baig’.
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Awards and Nominations
- In 2021, she won Filmfare OTT Awards as Best Actress in a comic role for series ‘Gullak’.
- In 2022, Geetanjali won Filmfare Marathi Awards as Best Supporting Actress for her work in ‘Karkhanisanchi Waari’.
Lifestyle and Luxury
In a given interview to a media agency, Geetanjali said ‘Atul and I believe in simple life, therefore we do not have any furniture, sofa, washing machine, beds at home and we sleep on the floor. She also added, ‘We don’t need any luxury in life instead we believe in giving back to the society as much as we could’.
Facts about Geetanjali Kulkarni
- Geetanjali has been a part of ‘Piya Behrupia‘, a play based on Shakespeare’s 12 Night, adaptation by Amitosh Nagpal and directed by Atul Kumar.
- Geetanjali married to actor Atul Kulkarni who is 8 years older than her.
- Her love for movies inspired her to become an actress.
- She along with her husband runs an NGO called ‘Quest’, which aims to provide necessary education to the children. The education is provided by the local actors who support the initiative.
- Geetanjali has never bought a single piece of Gold in life.
- She received the scholarship to join National School of Drama in Delhi, which changed her life.
Salary and Net Worth
Based on her experience and brand value her net worth is estimated around 2 crore Indian rupees. She earns mostly from movies and web series. Unlike other actors she doesn’t have millions of following on Instagram thus she doesn’t have any side earning.
Social Media Accounts
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