Rati Agnihotri was born on 10th December 1960, in Bombay. She belonged to a conservative family, yet was allowed to begin modelling at the age of 10. When she was a teenager, her father relocated the family to Madras, Tamil Nadu because of his job. There she attended Good Shepherd's Convent School.
Bharathiraja, one of Tamil film's famous directors, was among the audience of the play starring Rati, and was searching for a heroine to star in his new film. He convinced Rati's father to allow her to do the film, and promised the film would wrap in a month. Her father reluctantly agreed, and a sixteen-year-old Rati was very excited as she got to star in her first film, Pudhiya Varpukal (1979). The film became a blockbuster and Rati shot to fame instantly. Rati’s second ...» read full biography