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Aaditi Pohankar Biography – an Indian Actress and a Former Athlete

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Real Name: Aaditi Pohankar
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Famous for: Aashram
Age: 27

Aaditi Pohankar is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television. She had her breakthrough role alongside Riteish Deshmukh in the Marathi action film Lai Bhaari (2014). Till date, she has worked only in two films and two television series.

Aaditi Pohankar Biography
Aaditi Pohankar Biography
Aaditi Pohankar Biography
Born 31 December 1994

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Occupation Actor
First Movie Lai Bhaari
Years active 2014–present

Early life

Aaditi Pohankar was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on 31 December 1994. Her father Sudhir Pohankar and mother Shobha Pohankar, are both athletes. While in school, she represented Maharashtra in athletics and won medals in 100 meters and 200 meters races. Her Sister- Nivedita Pohankar is a Writer at the Prithvi Theatres.

Aaditi_Pohankar with her Sister Nivedita Phohankar
Aaditi Pohankar with her Sister Nivedita Phohankar


Pohankar began her career in theatre and had her first film role in Kunasathi Kunitari. She was spotted by director Nishikant Kamat when he saw Makarand’s play Time Boy in Mumbai, where the actress starred as a seven-year-old boy. Kamat made her go through two days of screen tests for a role in his Marathi film Lai Bhaari (2014) and cast her opposite Riteish Deshmukh after being impressed with her temperament. Pohankar revealed that during the shoot, Kamat gave her the liberty to do what she wanted as an actress, and to get into her character, she visualized herself as “an evil person”. Lai Bhaari opened to positive reviews, with Pohankar’s villainous character receiving praise. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing Marathi films.

In 2017, Pohankar starred alongside Atharvaa in the Tamil film Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum.

Three years later, Pohankar starred in the Netflix web series She (2020), playing a police constable used as a honeytrap. Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in found Pohankar to be “riveting” in the role, adding that she successfully “unlocks her character’s complexity”.

Later in 2020, she starred in Aashram, playing the role of a young wrestler who is attracted to the seemingly democratic setup of the ashram, upon learning that her being a Dalit is keeping her from success due to casteism. She gained wider attention for her roles in the Hindi web series She and Aashram (both 2020– resent). For this role, she was trained by wrestler Sangram Singh. A reviewer for IANS opined, “Aaditi Pohankar’s zestful Pammi stands out for the way the actress traces the character arc.”

In the media

Pohankar has appeared in over twenty brand ads and commercials including for Cadbury Munch, Godrej AER, Airtel, Lenskart, and Samsung, in which she was directed by Shoojit Sircar.

Pohankar was ranked in The Time’s Most Desirable Women at No. 47 in 2020.

Aaditi Pohankar Biography
Aaditi Pohankar Biography


Year Film Role Language Notes
2014 Lai Bhaari Nandhini Marathi
2017 Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum Saroja Devi Tamil
2020–present She Bhumika “Bhumi” Pardeshi Hindi Netflix series
2020–present Aashram Parminder “Pammi” Lochan Hindi MX Player series

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