Adithi Kalkunte is an Indian actress who is known for her role in the Hindi films Hotel Mumbai (2018), Special 26 (2013) and Mumbai Diaries 26/11 (2021).
Adithi Kalkunte was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. She has pursued a master’s degree in communication. According to her, when she was in school, there was a weekly show called ‘News and Education’ organized by the Times of India. Every Thursday, individuals from various professions would visit the school and engage with the students. One day, when she was in seventh grade, someone visited her school and asked her to give a reaction to seeing Michael Jackson. Her response impressed her friends and classmates, and she gained popularity in school. At this moment, she realized her ability to make people laugh through her acting. She wanted to become an actor upon growing up, but her parents wanted her to focus on her studies. She obeyed them and pursued her dreams after finishing school.
She worked in a bank for a year after completing her graduation. When she began her post-graduation studies, she had the opportunity to explore acting through her involvement in theatre, which was a part of her course. In her theatre class, she encountered the same person who had approached her in school for the gig. They both recognized each other. Theatre became a significant subject for her during college, and she actively participated in numerous plays, directed productions, and even made her thesis on theatre. After completing her studies, she joined a theatre group called ‘Version One Dot Oh!’ and worked there for three years. However, one of her friends suggested that she should consider moving to Mumbai and pursue acting there. After staying in Bangalore for 15 years, she made the decision to move to Mumbai because she did not fit the typical image of an actress that the Kannada industry was seeking. However, life in Mumbai was far from easy for her. In an interview, she mentioned the challenges of getting admission into a theatre group in Mumbai without any recommendations. Initially, she struggled to find work opportunities, leading to financial difficulties. Despite these hardships, she remained determined and focused on her acting career, without having a backup plan. The acting was her sole passion.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 36–24–36
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents and siblings.
As of 2023, she is unmarried.
She has appeared in the short film Choice in 2012.
She has appeared in short films like The Lesbian (2012) and Khuli Khidki (2013).
Adithi made her debut in 2012 with the film Software Hardware Kya Yaaron as Nidhi.
She worked in the Hindi films like Special 26 (2013), Krrish 3 (2013), Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018), and Choked (2020).
She has appeared in the English film Innuendo (2012).
She appeared in the Kannada film Puta Tirugisi Nodi (2016).
In 2016, she made her debut in the TV series Ladies Room.
She has appeared in TV series including Ghoul (2018), Mumbai Diaries 26/11 (2021), Dahaad (2023), and Asur 2: The Rise of the Dark Side (2023).
She is often featured in various commercials for brands including Annapurna, Nestle tea, Meesho, and Preethi Chimney.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- According to her, the opportunity to showcase her talent came through the OTT platforms. In an interview, she expressed that when selecting projects to work on, she prioritizes the interest factor of her role rather than worrying about its success.
- In 2020, she was featured on the cover of Vogue Magazine.
- She has also worked in film casting. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
I did it because I really wanted to understand why I am rejected so many times. Casting for roles made me realise that directors are very particular about what they are looking for an actor to suit the role. The characters are tailor-made by the directors and an actor must match it perfectly.”
- She is often seen drinking alcohol at different events and gatherings.
- She likes working out a lot and often shares pictures of her workouts on social media.
- She likes animals a lot and frequently shares pictures of herself with her cat on social media.