Born on November 23, 1986, Amruta Khanvilkar has established herself as one of Marathi cinema's leading actresses and popular dancers. She was one of the contestants in 2004's India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj. She was also part of Marathi dance reality show Eka Peksha Ek. Two years later, Amruta started off her career as an actress with Marathi film Golmaal (2006). In the same year, Amruta appeared in Bollywood film Mumbai Salsa, which tanked at the Box Office. (All photos: Amruta Khanvilkar's Instagram account).
Amruta Khanvilkar appeared in Bollywood films such as Hattrick, Phoonk, Phoonk 2, Phillum City and Himmatwala (item song). She appeared in notable Marathi films such as Gair, Natarang, Arjun, Fakta Ladh Mhana, Satrangi Re, Shaala, Aayna Ka Bayna, Baji, Welcome Zindagi and Katyar Kaljat Ghusali.
After featuring in a mix of Marathi and Hindi movies, Amruta Khanvilkar finally got a big Bollywood break with Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal's Raazi, which opened up a lot of opportunities for her.
After completing the shoot for 'Raazi', Amruta Khanvilkar posted the following on Instagram regarding her experience which read, "This film was more than just an experience it gave me an opportunity to be a part of something big, it taught me to be more n more hopeful, it taught me that when u think good things are not coming your way at that exact moment u r surprised by something big , it taught me never to give up (sic)"
In Raazi, a spy thriller, Amruta Khanvilkar plays sister-in-law to the lead character essayed by Alia Bhatt. In the meanwhile, she also appeared in the web-series Damaged.
"I think Raazi has opened a door for me to explore different mediums. As an actor, I want to work everywhere and language and medium should not be a barrier. We shot the web series actually 15 months ago but before the web show goes online, Raazi released and that has changed a lot of things," she told mid-day in a recent interview.
"I have been working in the industry for quite some time, but I think now all the right things are happening in the right manner. I have gained a certain amount of visibility among the national audience. I am glad".
While Raazi had a focus on Alia Bhatt's role, Amruta said, "Everyone's characters were well-written and so all the supporting cast members got equal visibility and importance".
After Raazi, Amruta Khanvilkar was seen in John Abraham starrer Satyamev Jayate and Marathi film Ani Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar.
Asked if she is more interested in Bollywood films rather than regional cinema, Amruta said, "I do not want to limit myself. If tomorrow I am offered an international film, I will do that. I see no reason to say no to any good role."
Recently, Amruta Khanvilkar had a gala time at the Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018 with Ranveer Singh. The two actors decided to do some 'Khalibali' for Instagram fans and it became the talk of the town, where both the actors were all praises for each other.
On the personal front, Amruta Khanvilkar wed Himmanshoo A. Malhotra in 2015. They were in a relationship prior to that for ten years.
Unlike other celebrities, Amruta Khanvilkar does not share many moments with husband Himmanshoo A. Malhotra on social media.
Amruta Khanvilkar has said that she has known husband Himmanshoo A. Malhotra since 2004 and does not feel she needs to indulge in PDA on social media for the sake of it.
Amruta Khanvilkar and Himmanshoo A. Malhotra had even participated as a jodi on dance reality show Nach Baliye 7. The couple had emerged winner of the season.
On the work front, Amruta Khanvilkar is currently seen as the judge in the reality show - Super Dancer Maharashtra. Last year, the actress was seen as a judge in the Marathi show 2 MAD.
Here's wishing Amruta Khanvilkar a very happy birthday!
Amruta Khanvilkar one of the leading actresses of Marathi filmdom, who has also appeared in several Bollywood films like Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi', turned a year older today. A look at Amruta's journey so far in film industry (All pics/Instagram)
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