A journey from a Bharatnatyam dancer to getting the lead role in Bollywood movies.
Born in Hyderabad, Aditi Rao Hydari is a big name in B-Town. From working with Randeep Hooda to working with
Amitabh Bachchan, Hydari was seen in so many films. But she has witnessed some miserable things from childhood.
She has not just worked in Bollywood movies but also in many Tamil and Telugu films like Prajapathi and more. She is one of the
most beautiful and talented South Indian actresses. Aditi was a part of some controversies earlier and people even blamed her for Farhan Akhtar’s divorce.
Regarding ethnicity, Aditi is of mixed lineage as her mother is a Hindu and her father is Muslim. Besides acting, Aditi also learned Bharatnatyam from her childhood and completed her Bachelors’s from a well-known college at Delhi University.
Aditi Rao Hydari- Early Life
Aditi Rao Hydari, the single child of Ehsaan Hydari and Vidya Rao was born in Hyderabad. Her parents separated when she was just 2 years old and her mother took her responsibility and moved to Delhi. Furthermore, she filed a case against Ehsaan for her custody. Meanwhile, Aditi suffered so much and was never able to make a good bond with her father.
Then her mother sent her to a boarding school. After a few years of divorce, Ehsaan Hydari remarried but Vidya never remarried anyone and focused on her goal. During an interview, Aditi was asked the reason behind using both surnames. She said
“I wanted to keep both, as my mom has brought me up, but my father is also a part of me. Hydari is a rare name so I kept both Rao and Hydari.”
Via some sources, Paparizzis inform that Aditi is married to
Satyadeep Mishra, a lawyer, and an actor. But when she was asked about this, she refused to reveal the truth. In 2013, she was again asked about him. Hydari disclosed, “Yes, I got married at 21 to Satyadeep, a civil servant and lawyer who gave it up to become an actor. He is a natural actor and is in fact playing the second lead with Emraan Hashmi in Danis Tanovic’s next.” “I met him when I was 17 and that was my only serious relationship. It broke my heart when we separated, but only the name of the relationship collapsed as we are friends and are still close. For his mother, I am a daughter and for my mother, he will always remain a son. He is much older than me and always teases me about being his child who he cannot get rid of. Coincidentally, Murder 3 was about a girl picking up her life that I could relate to with my own life.”
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Aditi Rao Hydari-Family
Aditi’s father who died in 2013 was a Sulaimani Bohra Muslim. On the other side, her mother was a Hindu, born in Mangalore but then started practising Buddhism. Both of her parents belonged to a noble class and her father, Ehsaan Hydari Rao was the grandson of the former prime minister of Hyderabad state, Akbar Hydari, and nephew of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, a former governor of Assam.
However, her mother is a classical singer, famously known for Thumri and Dandra, she has also written a book on the late Naina Devi. She is the daughter of J. Rameshwar Rao, the last raja of Wanaparthy. In the middle of an interview, she was asked about her father wanting her custody. She calmly said “
My father was just angry at the fact that my mother had the courage to leave and look after me and succeed. He loved me but felt that he needed to prove something. At one point in school, my mother called me to say that my father had filed a petition in court to take me to Germany for a holiday. I started bawling as I wanted to spend my holidays only with her. “ “And I asked her if I could go to court and say that. She agreed. So, I went to court and was alone with the judge who tried to emotionally pressurise me in favour of my father, telling me how my father claimed that my mother had brainwashed me against him. In reality, my mother had never told me anything about my father and in fact, had encouraged me to meet him. My father came to meet me in school and I told him, ‘Baba, the reason I don’t want to meet you is because you keep bringing up things that are long past gone even though mom never speaks about you’. Ego and love go hand in hand and sometimes I feel he still loves my mother as I am a carbon copy of her.”
Aditi Rao Hydari- Career
Aditi began her career as a Bharatnatyam dancer and became part of the Leela Samson association at eleven. In 2004, Hydari got her first project, “Sringaram” where she got the main role as Devdasi, a temple dancer. The film received three national awards but the theatrical release was less so people are not much aware of it.
Furthermore, her first theatrical release was Prajapathi where she acted as an unmarried woman. Rakeysh Omprakash, the director of “
Delhi 06” was impressed with her acting so he offered her to perform a side role opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor.
Then she appeared in “Yeh Saali Zindagi” opposite Arunoday Singh. They both gained attention because of the voluptuous scene. Hydari made her debut in
Rockstar after that but soon shared her view that she wanted to be a main lead in a movie and not just a side character.
Directed by Anu Menon, Aditi got her first lead role in “London, Paris, New York” opposite Ali Zafar. Her performance was highly praised by the audience as she even sang 2 songs from the film. Impressed by her singing skills, the Ice Age 4: Continental Drift team approached her to sing the “We Are Family” song in Hindi version.
In 2013 she appeared in Murder 3, opposite Randeep Hooda, and got worthy reviews from the critics. Hydari was then recognized as a well-known face in the film industry and debuted in films like
Boss, Khoobsurat, Guddu Rangeela, Wazir, Fitoor, and Padmaavat. Hydari’s second Tamil film was Kaatru Veliyidai and the third film was Mani Ratnam. The actress was nominated for many awards and even won some of them too like Best Debut Actress and Special Jury Award.
In 2018, Aditi starred in Antariksham 9000 KMPH and Daas Dev as Chandramukhi. She was not seen in any movies till 2021. Aditi Rao starred next to Parineeti Chopra, Kriti Kulhari, and several other stars in the suspense film, The Girl On The Train and again received positive reviews. Moreover, she was seen in Ajeeb Daastans, Sardar Ka Grandsons, and Maha Samudram. At last, she appeared in a Tamil film,
Hey Sinamika and Jubliee.
Aditi Rao Hydari- Controversies
In 2015, On 15th August, Aditi posted her picture in which she was saluting. But the picture got her into a problem as people trolled and criticized her for saluting with her left hand. Next year, Hydari was invited to a fashion show but via some sources, it was revealed that police caught her for driving in the wrong lane.
Her biggest controversy took place when she was shooting Wazir with Farhan Akhtar. It was revealed that she and Farhan Akhtar shared some close moments that led to Akhtar’s divorce. None of the stars confirmed the truth. So, it can be real or maybe it was just a rumour. During an event, a paparazzi questioned her about her relationship with the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actor, she said
“There are some days when I am irritated for five minutes and then we all laugh and get on with our work. I actually find it entertaining.”
Aditi Rao Hydari Shared Her Views On Nepotism
During an interview with the
Times of India, Aditi Rao was asked to share her views on Nepotism. She said “It’s very factual. In any industry, forget the film industry. If you belong to a family that has a connection with that industry, of course, your opportunities are going to be more and easier. But I look at it very factually, I don’t resent it. How can I fault somebody for what they are born into, that’s not fair. But I feel people with power also need to use that power responsibility.” Also, Check Out:
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