Radhika Madan was born on May 1, 1995, in Delhi. She attended Delhi Public School and completed her graduation from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.
Radhika was interested in different dance forms from a very young age. She has learnt jazz, hip hop and ballet, and used to work as a dance instructor before she ventured into acting.
Radhika Madan made her acting debut on television with Ekta Kapoor's Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi. She even won the best debut award for her role in the TV show.
Radhika Madan also has a few friends from the television industry. She is good friends with Gold actress Mouni Roy and Ishq Mein Marjawan actor Arjun Bijlani.
Later, Radhika also participated in season 8 of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She, however, had her sight set on the big screen.
Radhika Madan made her Bollywood debut with Vishal Bhardwaj's film Pataakha, which also starred Sanya Malhotra. Pataakha is a comedy-drama film that follows the story of two sisters who share a difficult relationship with each other. Radhika and Sanya played the sisters.
Pictured: The many moods of Radhika Madan's Pataakha character, Champa 'Badki' Kumari.
In an interview, Radhika Madan spoke about her Pataakha experience, "They (small town girls) party with their gang of girls and also take care of their family. They are so open about sexuality that when they talk among their female friends, they really have their 'girl talks'. So as an urban woman if someone is thinking that small town girls are not liberal minded and don't have a life, it is wrong."
Pictured: Radhika Madan strikes a pose with her Pataakha co-star Sanya Malhotra.
Radhika Madan's next is the superhero film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota directed by Vasan Bala and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. She is paired opposite Abhimanyu Dassani, who plays a man who has a rare condition called Congenital insensitivity to pain, and hence, cannot feel any pain.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award.
Pictured: Radhika Madan with co-star Abhimanyu Dassani.
For the film, Radhika had to undergo intensive martial arts training to get her action moves on point. And the result is quite clear - she has pulled off all the moves effortlessly as can be seen from the trailer and posters.
Here's the story of how Radhika landed Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. "I went to audition for Laila Majnu. Somebody saw me there and asked me 'Can you kick?' I was a dancer before. I did a few kicks," said the actress. And soon, she joined the cast of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.
Radhika has performed all the stunts herself, also getting injured quite a few times in the process. She familiarised herself with the genre by watching endless classic action films.
Radhika had signed Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota five months after her TV show finished. She revealed in an interview that many of her friends had advised her against her decision of signing this film.
Radhika Madan, who started her career only five years ago, in 2014, has already won many awards and has been nominated for a few. After having won an award for the most promising newcomer (Pataakha), Radhika told IANS, "I didn't expect it. It just happened. It motivates me to work even harder to entertain more and more people, and give my 200 per cent. I gave my heart and soul to Pataakha. It didn't do commercially well, but to be acknowledged for that... it speaks a lot."
Radhika Madan will next be teaming up with Gold actor Sunny Kaushal in a film directed by Jannat director Kunal Deshmukh. According to reports, the movie will be a romantic comedy and will feature Radhika and Sunny in lead roles.
Radhika Madan is a popular television actress who made her Bollywood debut with the film Pataakha that also featured Sanya Malhotra. Her upcoming film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is set to hit theatres on March 21, 2019. Here are a few interesting facts you should know about the actress. All pictures/Radhika Madan's official Instagram account