Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian actress known for her performance in films like Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011), Kaatru Veliyidai (2017), and Sammohanam (2018).
She was born to Ehsaan Hydari (Father) and Vidya Rao (Mother) on 28 October 1986 in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Her great-grandfather, Akbar Hydari was the former Prime Minister of Hyderabad (colonial India). She is also the grandniece of former Governor of Assam, Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari. Her maternal grandfather, Raja Janumpally Rameshwar Rao headed the Wanaparthi state administration during colonial India, and her maternal grandmother, Shanta Rameshwar Rao was an educationalist in Hyderabad and the chairperson of the publishing house, Orient Blackswan.
When she was two years old, her parents got separated. Her father was a Bohri Muslim who died in 2013 from lung cancer and her mother is a Hindu.
Her mother is a classical singer who is famous for dadra and thumri music genres.
Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan’s wife cum filmmaker, Kiran Rao is her maternal cousin.
At the age of 21, Aditi was married to actor, Satyadeep Mishra to whom she was dating since she was 17. The marriage didn’t go well and they got separated.
After that, her name was linked with actor, Arunoday Singh.
There was also a rumoured that she is dating actor, Farhan Akhtar.
She went to Rishi Valley School in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh for her schooling and Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi for her graduation.
Aditi Rao Hydari started her acting career in 2006 by playing the role of Savithri in Malayalam film, Prajapathi. In 2007, she did a Tamil film, Sringaram, in which she played the lead role of Madhura/Varshini. After doing this film, she went to Mumbai to try her luck in Bollywood films. She then got selected for the role of Rama in the Bollywood film, Delhi 6 (2009). She earned fame in 2011 when she played the lead role of Shanti in the Bollywood film, Yeh Saali Zindagi. After that, she has acted in a number of Bollywood films like Rockstar (2011), Murder 3 (2013), Boss (2013), Wazir (2016), etc.
She also works as a model and has walked the ramp at various fashion shows.
In 2014, she did an item number “Loot Liyo Mohe Shyam” in the Marathi film, Rama Madhav. She has also acted in some Tamil and Telugu films like Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil, 2017), Sammohanam (Telugu, 2018), Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (Tamil, 2018), and Antariksham 9000 KMPH (Telugu, 2018).
Screen Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for the film, Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)
Asiavision Award for Best Actress (Tamil) for the film, Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
South Indian International Movie Award for Best Debut Actress (Tamil) for the film, Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
GeoSpa AsiaSpa Award for Style Icon of the Year
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Critic’s Choice Best Actress for the film, Bhoomi (2017)
Zee Cine Award Telugu for Best Debut – Female for the film, Sammohanam (2018)
TSR TV9 National Film Award for Special Jury for the film, Sammohanam (2018)
TSR TV9 National Film Award for Best Actress Hindi for the film, Padmaavat (2018)
Actress: Vidya Balan
Food: Chaat, Pizza
Style Statement: Oversized Sweaters
Aditi Rao Hydari is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and has received training from Leela Samson. She was also the part of her dance group, Spanda and used to perform at stage events both in India and abroad.
She has appeared on various popular magazine covers like Brides, Hello!, WOW! Hyderabad, Femina, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, Bazaar, Verve, Wedding Times, etc.