Naved wrote on 08 Dec 2008
Atul Kulkarni was born on September 10, 1965 at Belgaum in Karnataka. Atul completed his secondary education (10th Standard) from Haribhai Devkaran High School, Solapur, Maharashtra. his father is businessman and his mother is a house wife.
He has received two National Awards, first for his portrayal of Shriram Abhyanjar in the film Hey Ram and second in Chandni Bar.
Atul started acting on stage in his highschool days while studying at Haribhai Devkaran High School and also in College.
While studying itself, Atul joined Natya Aradhana, a Theatre Group from Solapur. He worked back stage for 2 years and then finally he got a chance to act. Then, he decided of pursuing his career in Professional acting.
Atul also joined National School Drama in New Delhi where his acting skills were appretiated, and completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts from National School of Drama, New Delhi.
His first film was Hey Ram, later on he got to act with great directors like Madhur Bhandarkar, E.Niwas etc.