Sonalee Kulkarni is a well known Indian actress. She has mainly contributed her work in Marathi and Hindi cinema. She is noted for her role in movies such as Natarang, Shutter, Classmates, Mitwaa and many more. She entered Bollywood with movie
Grand Masti. She was born in Pune. Her parents were Manohar Kulkarni and Savinder. Her father was a doctor for the Army Corps. Her mother was a Punjabi and was also connected with the Army. She completed schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya and army schools. She graduated from Ferguson College. She later perused a degree from Indira School of Communication in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. She was always passionate about dancing and had participated in many dancing competitions in school and college days. She has got training in Bharatnatyam. She had taken part in a beauty pageant in her college days. This turned out to a turning point for her as after that she started getting offers for many advertisements and small roles in movies. She signed her first film ‘Bakula Namdev Ghotale’ by
Kedar Shinde in 2006.
She won the Best Actress Award by Zee Gaurav for her performance in the movie. In 2008, she was offered a role in ‘Natarang’ which was an adaption of a Marathi novel by Anand Yadav ‘Natarang’. The movie starred
Vibhavari Deshpande, Vibhavari Deshpande,
Kishor Kadam and Priya Berde. The movie was a great masterpiece and turned to be one of the best films of her career. She was very well appreciated by the audience and the critics for her role. Later she was seen in ‘Ajintha’ by
Nitin Chandrakant Desai along with her were
Makarand Deshpande and Phillip Scott Wallace. She was seen judging a Marathi show ‘Naad Khula’ along with her was
Mahesh Kothare. She made her appearance in Bollywood with ‘Grand Masti’ by
Indra Kumar. She played the role of Riteish Deshmukh’s wife. The movie was a sequel to ‘Masti’. She played the role of a possessive wife who keeps a check on her husband. She has been a part of various stage shows and awards shows and is a very big name in the Marathi film industry in a very short span of time.