Sandhya Mridul: The Page 3 actress who made a mark in the industry without a godfather

Updated: 28 March, 2020 15:27 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Bollywood actress Sandhya Mridul celebrates her birthday on March 28. She is most prominently known for her films Saathiya, Page 3 and Angry Indian Goddesses. (All Photos/Sandhya's official Instagram)

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    Sandhya Mridul was born in Mumbai but her parents shifted to Delhi when she was an infant. Her family moved to Jaipur when Sandhya was 10 and she completed her studies at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' Public School.

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    Sandhya Mridul's father, PR Mridul, who was a lawyer by profession passed away when Sandhya was only 14. She was then raised by her older brother Siddharth Mridul.

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    Sandhya Mridul's elder brother Siddharth is a sitting judge at the Delhi High Court. Sandhya has another elder brother named Pankaj.

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    Sandhya Mridul graduated in mathematics from Lady Sriram College, Delhi, and went on to work in a corporate firm in Mumbai. She received an opportunity to work in the TV series Swabhimaan during this time.

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    Sandhya Mridul started off her acting career in 1995. She has acted in popular television shows like Swabhimaan being her debut, followed by Banegi Apni Baat, Koshish and Ashirwad.

  • Sandhya Mridul and Rani Mukerji in Saathiya

    Sandhya then got an offer to portray Rani Mukerji's on-screen sister in the 2002 film Saathiya (pictured), which marked her Bollywood debut.

  • Sandhya Mridul in Page 3

    Sandhya Mridul won the adulation of critics and fans for her role in Page 3 (2005) (pictured) and went on to bag several awards.

  • Sandhya Mridul childhood

    Whether as the adventurous air hostess in Page 3 or the sensible elder sister in Saathiya, Sandhya lit up the screen with her fiery presence. But she was not much seen in out-and-out masala entertainers in Bollywood later. Talking about the same, she had told mid-day in an interview, "I'm in Bollywood not to show my face, but to act. We don't make an Erin Brockovich in India, do we? When actor-oriented scripts are written, that's when you will get to see more of me."

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    Sandhya Mridul has been praised for her versatility and her penchant for taking non-conformist roles. She famously said in an interview that she "would like to step into the shoes that Smita Patil left behind"

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    Here's a quick look at some facts about Sandhya Mridul that you probably did not know:

    Sandhya Mridul was a runner-up on the second season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, which was won by Prachi Desai.

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    Sandhya Mridul is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and loves to dance in her free time.

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    Sandhya Mridul became the youngest and lone Indian to serve as a member of the jury in the 14th Television Festival held in Shanghai in 2008.

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    Sandhya Mridul is affectionately referred to as 'Sandy' by family and friends.

  • Sandhya Mridul and Suchitra Pillai

    Sandhya Mridul has many friends in showbiz but she's closest with fellow actress Suchitra Pillai.

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    Sandhya Mridul loves travelling and exploring new places. Her Instagram account is filled with her travel pictures.

  • Sandhya Mridul and Satyadeep Mishra

    On the work front, Sandhya Mridul was lauded for her performance in the 2016 TV series P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke opposite Satyadeep Mishra. Their on-screen pairing too was appreciated by viewers.

  • Sandhya Mridul with Mentalhood actresses

    Sandhya Mridul made her web debut with ALTBalaji's Mentalhood. The web series, which released in March itself, showcases the topsy-turvy ride of the various kinds of mothers and how they manoeuvre their way through unreasonable expectations and eccentricities to raise their children. Sandhya's character of a mother, Ajo, is a perfectionist who is a supermom who will do anything to ensure that her kids are perfect and will go to any length to make them achieve that perfection.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Sandhya Mridul!

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About The Gallery

Bollywood actress Sandhya Mridul, who began her career in television shows like Swabhimaan, Banegi Apni Baat and later forayed into Bollywood films like Saathiya and Page 3 has carved out a niche for herself as a versatile actress. We look at her journey along with a few candid pictures on her birthday on March 28.

First Published: 31 March, 2019 18:30 IST