Radhika Pundit is an Indian actress, who primarily works in Kannada movies & has worked in TV serials as well. She is one of the leading actresses of the industry and has been recognized for her works with many awards & accolades.
Childhood, Family, Personal Life
Radhika Pandit was born on Wednesday, 7 March 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka (Bangalore Palace Nursing Home, Malleswaram) to D P Krishnaprasad Pandit (Father) & Mangala Pandit (Mother), her father hails from Uttara Kannada Saraswat Brahmin community (caste). Her mother Mangala is from Goa. Rama Pandit is her grandmother (father’s mother).
Radhika Pandit childhood photo with Parents
Radhika Pandit with brother Gaurang
Radhika has a younger brother named Gourang Pandit.
Radhika Pandit with parents- mother Mangala, father Krishnaprasad
School: She studied in Shirali Village, her native place.
High School: Radhika was schooeld in Cluny Convent High School, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.
Pre University College: Mount Carmel College.
Grduation: B.Com, Mount Carmel College, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore.
Radhika Pandit & Yash marriage: Radhika & Yash had started seeing each other after they appeared in the movies together, the couple had kept the relationship private and stayed away from the media eye for a long time, Yash & Radhika got engaged on 12th August 2016 in Goa (her maternal home) and married in 9th December 2016 in Bangalore. The rituals were conducted according to both Konkani(Radhika) traditions as well as Vokkaliga Gowda (Yash) tradition.
Yash & Radhika Wedding
They went to Hawaii, Miami & Chicago for honeymoon. Radhika has expressed that she will be acting in movies as before and there won't be changes as of now.
Radhika started her acting career through TV serials, her first TV serial was Nandagokula, in which she acted with Yash, NandaGokula marked the debut of both Yash & Radhika who went on to star in many movies together in the leading roles and eventually got married. Yash & Radhika played brother & sister in the serial, it was aired on ETV Kannada. Radhika's friend Pooja, persuaded her to give an audition, Radhika was reluctant as she hadn't even completed her B.Com yet, she was in the final year of her course.
Sumangali was another TV serial she appeared in before moving on to the silver screen.
Radhika acted in the movie "18th Cross" in 2007, but the movie wasn't finished until 2012.
Moggina Manasu(2008) was her debut movie, coincidentally it was Yash's first movie as well. It was directed by Shashank starring Yash & Shubha Poonja as well. Radhika received state Award for her role in the movie.
Advertisements & Endorsements
KLF Nirmal Coconut oil
Awards & Recognitions
2008: Moggina Manasu: Best Actress- Won (Karnataka State Film Award)
2008: Moggina Manasu: Best Actress- Won (Filmfare Awards South)
2008: Moggina Manasu: Best Actress- Won (South Filmfare Award)
2009: LoveGuru: Best Actress (South Filmfare Award)
2010: Krishnan Love Story: Best Actress- Won (South Filmfare Award)
2010: Olave Jeevana Lekkachaara: Best Actress- Won (Innovative Film Awards)
2010: Olave Jeevana Lekkachaara: Most Popular Actress- Nominated(Suvarna Film Awards)
2010: Love Guru: Best Actress- Won (Filmfare Awards South)
2010: Love Guru: Best Actress- Nominated (South Scope Cine Awards)
2010: Moggina Manasu: Best Actress- Won (Karnataka State Film Awards)
2011: Krishnan Love Story: Most Entertaining Heroine- won (BIG Kannada Entertainment Awards)
2011: Krishnan Love Story: Best Actress- won (BIG Kannada Entertainment Awards)
2011: Krishnan Love Story: Best Actress- won (Filmfare Awards South)
2011: Krishnan Love Story: Best Actress- won (Udaya Film Awards)
2012: Hudugaru: Best Actress- Nominated (TV9 Sandalwood Star Awards)
2012: Hudugaru: Best Actress- Nominated (Filmfare Awards South)
2012: Hudugaru: Best Actress- Nominated (The Bangalore Times Film Awards)
2013: Addhuri: Best Actress- Nominated (Filmfare Awards South)
2013: Addhuri: Best Actress- won (Udaya Film Awards)
2013: Addhuri: Best Actress- Nominated (South Indian International Movie Awards)
2013: Addhuri: Best Actress- Nominated (The Bangalore Times Film Awards)
2014: Dilwala: Best Actress- won (South Indian International Movie Awards)
2015: Most Popular Kannada actress (Bangalore Times poll)
2016: Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari: Best Actress- Nomination (Filmfare Awards South)
2016: Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari: Best Actress- won (South Indian International Movie Awards)
2016: Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari: Best Actress- won (IIFA Utsavam)
2016: Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari: Best Actress- Nomination (IBNLive Movie Awards)
2016: Most Popular Kannada actress (Vijaya Karnataka’s LavalaVK poll)
Radhika Pandit & Yash were paired as if accidentally in many of their collaborations, In Nandagokula some other actor was supposed to play Yash's role, In Moggina Manasu too Yash was not the first choice. In Drama Radhika wasn't the first choice, she got the role later.
Radhika Pandit & Yash dated for 6 years before getting married. They were very close friends, they would discuss who they are going out with and such other private details.
Yash has stored Radhika's number on his phone as "Buddhu" as she would not recognize many of his hints that he is in Love with her.
Her parents accompany her to the shooting spot
Radhika Pandit acted as the brand ambassador of RTE from 2013-2014 along with Puneeth Rajkumar
Radhika has habit of collecting fridge magnets from the places she visits for memory.
She likes going on pilgrimage to places like Tirumala, Shirdi, Dharmasthala, Rishikesh, Mangesh (Goa)
Someone told Radhika that using "Vicco turmeric tooth paste" on face would make someone fair and Radhika unaware actually used it on her face
Srija, Roselind and Rachana Mohan, Kavya, Divya, Siram, Srividya were Radhika's friends in High School & college.
She was called Delicate Darling (DD) in school for she was very soft and would burst into tears easily.
Radhika Pandit is not particularly religious, she considers herself spiritual who believes in prayers & God as "positive energy" rather than rituals.
She likes staying in her paternal house in Malleshwaram, where there were fruit trees like mangoes, gooseberry
Radhika Pandit auditioned and was selected for the TV serial "Nanda Gokula"
Yash proposed to Radhika on a Valentine's day.
Her mother was strict with Radhika in her school days, she was rarely allowed to go out to play.
During the shooting of "Krishnan Love Story" her boat leaked and she was about get sunk in the Kaveri water, 5 stunts men jumped into the water and rescued her.
Gowri habba is the most celebrated festival in her household.
Radhika Pandit won Filmfare award for three years continuously from 2011 to 2013, she is the first Kannada actress to achieve that.
Radhika Pandit was gifted carnations, chocolates, flowers, teddy bear nd soft toys by Yash before proposing to her as they were her favorites
Radhika's father looked like a hippie when in youth, but was a classically trained singer who could sing Bhimsen Joshi's songs very fluently
She isn't a regular cook, however she can cook cakes & of course maggie noodles.
Radhika wanted to pursue Masters in Business Management after her B.Com, but she had many options in hand by that time.
Radhika pandit was very close to her grandmother Rama Pandit, she however died when Radhika was just 10.
Radhika was a pet of teachers, she was a good student in school and topped the school in Social sciences & English in her 10th exams.
Radhika wanted to become a teacher when she grew up
Radhika Pandit's father Krishnaprasad is her inspiration & support. Krishnaprasad Pandit was an actor & director in Dramas.
She was into Basketball when she was in school, she was also into singing.
As a child she enjoyed playing cricket, badminton, kunta bille, lagori and hide-and-seek on the road
She used to play "teacher-student" with plants when she was a child, she would take their attendence
She is not a early riser, she wakes up after 8.30 unless she has film shooting
Radhika & Yash married at a private event, the stage was designed by Arun Sagar
Radhika & Yash gifted "Sampige" plants along with their wedding invitations.