Radhika Madan | Srivideo
Born/Date of Birth: 1 May 1995
Place of Birth: Pitam Pura, Delhi, India
Education: Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, Jesus and Mary College
Occupation: Actress, dancer
Awards: Screen Award for Best Female Debut, Indian Telly Award for Best Fresh New Face (Female)
Parents: Sujit Madan, Neeru Madan
Radhika Madan (born 1 May 1995) is an Indian film actress, former television personality and a former dance instructor of New Delhi, India. She progressed into television in 2014 with the romantic drama Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi and films in 2018 with Vishal Bhardwaj's Pataakha.
Early life and career
Belonging to Delhi, Madan started her career by acting in the daily soap Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi that aired for one and a half year on Colors TV. She also participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 8).
After trying her stint on television, Madan made her feature film debut with Vishal Bhardwaj's comedy drama Pataakha, alongside Sanya Malhotra. Based on the short story Do Behnen by Charan Singh Pathik, which revolved around two sisters in Rajasthan who are always on conflict. The story was based on the wives of Pathik's brothers. Both Madan and Malhotra met the real women for the dialect and the character's nuances. For the preparation, both Malhotra and Madan stayed in Ronsi village near Jaipur and learned the Rajasthani dialect; they also got accustomed with milking buffaloes, thatching roofs, plastering the walls with dung and walking for long distances while balancing matkas full of water on their head and one around their waist. They also had to put on 10 kg (22 lb) of weight. Raja Sen wrote in his review, "Radhika Madan positively shines in this bossy role, unwavering in dialect and determination."
Madan then appeared in Vasan Bala's action comedy Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. It premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness. The film was also screened at the 2018 MAMI Film Festival. Madan mentioned that she was auditioning for Laila Majnu (2018) when got to know about Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and chose the latter film because of its "uniqueness". She performed all the stunts herself and watched several classic action films for days to famliarise herself with the genre. She was also injured while the physical training. Pradeep Menon of Firstpost called her a "delight as Supri" and noted that Madan "manages to make it work by sheer will and talent" despite the character having an "inconsistent treatment". He further said that she "sparkles in the action sequences."
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