Apurva Nemlekar is an Indian actress. She primarily works in the Marathi television industry and the Hindi film industry. In October 2022, she was one of the contestants of the Indian reality show Bigg Boss Marathi Season 4.
Apurva Nemlekar was born on Wednesday, 27 December 1988 (age 34 years; as of 2022) in Village Satwantwadi, district Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She grew up in Dadar, Mumbai. She completed her school education at King George School, Dadar, Mumbai. She then completed her BMS Degree from D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai. Apurva Nemlekar joined an event management company as an event promoter after completing her formal education. In a media interview, she narrated that she used to receive rupees one thousand as remuneration from her employers. Moreover, she never thought of being an actress in the Indian entertainment industry as she wanted to study MBA after her graduation. She added in the same discussion that her parents inspired her to join television. Apurva said,
It was written in my destiny to work in the field of acting.”
A childhood picture of Apurva Nemlekar with her father
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-28-36
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Subhash Nemlekar.
Apurva Nemlekar with her father
Her mother’s name is Supriya Nemlekar.
Apurva Nemlekar with her mother
Apurva Nemlekar has a brother named Omkar Nemlekar.
Apurva Nemlekar with her mother and brother
Husband & Children
In 2014, Apurva Nemlekar got married to Rohan Deshpande, an Indian politician in Mumbai.
Apurva Nemlekar with her ex-husband
They got mutually divorced soon after the marriage due to some personal reasons.
Apurva Nemlekar on her wedding day
Apurva Nemlekar was in a relationship with Rohan Deshpande before marrying him in 2014.
Apurva Nemlekarmade her television debut with the Marathi television series Aabhas Ha as Aarya in 2011.
Apurva Nemlekar in a still from the serial Aabhas Ha
Apurva Nemlekar was one of the participants of a dance reality show ‘Ekapeksha Ek’ in the same year. In 2013, she appeared as a lead actress in the Marathi television show Aradhana as Pooja. The serial was aired on the Star Parvah channel. Apurva Nemlekar started appearing in the Marathi television show Ratris Khel Chale 2 as Shevanta in 2019. She then appeared in the second season of the show and played the role of Pummmy in Tuza Maza Jamtay from November 2020 to February 2021. Apurva Nemlekar was recast in the third series of Ratris Khel Chale as Shevanta. The serial was telecasted from March 2021 to October 2021. Thereafter, she stopped working on the show due to some payment issues with the producers of the show and channel. In a media interview, she narrated that she had to put on 7 to 8 kgs of weight for her role in the series Ratris Khel Chale. Soon after quitting the show, Apurva Nemlekar mentioned on one of her social media accounts that the producers of the show were not paying her remuneration, and she was often insulted by some newcomers on the show. She wrote,
My co-actors have ‘mocked’ me. A few newbies have made fun of me on the sets but did not apologize even after the scenario. The production house told me that they would take us for 5-6 days for the third season. When I refused, the channel promised to give me another show. But even after 5 to 6 months, that promise was not kept. This caused me financial loss.”
Apurva Nemlekar in a stll from the Marathi television serial Ratris Khel Chale
Apurva Nemlekar appeared in a historical show Swarajya Saudamini Tararani as Chinnamma on the Sony Marathi channel in 2022.
Apurva Nemlekar in a still from the serial Swarajya Saudamini Tararani
During the same year, Apurva Nemlekar gave a guest appearance in the Marathi serial Maharashtrachi Hasyajatra. In October 2022, she participated in Colors Marathi’s reality shows Bigg Boss Marathi 4.
Apurva Nemlekar on the sets of Bigg Boss Marathi Season 4 in 2022
Apurva Nemlekar began working in films in 2012 and made her debut with the Marathi film Bhakarkhadi 7 km.
Apurva Nemlekar on the poster of the Marathi film Bhakarkhadi 7 km
Later, Apurva Nemlekar appeared in several Hindi films as a supporting actress such as Ishq Wala Love, The Accidental Prime Minister, Sab Kushal Mangal, and Mixer. In 2015, she was cast in the Marathi film Tu Jivala Guntavave as Soumya in a supporting role.
Apart from being a popular television actress, Apurva Nemlekar is also an accomplished theatre artist who has worked in several Marathi theatre plays like Aalay Motha Shahana, Choricha Mamla, and Iblis. Once, in an interview with a media house, she narrated that she earned the best actress award for the theatre play Alay Motha Shahana. Apurva Nemlekar recalled,
I stepped on the theater from the first play of my life ‘Alay Motha Shahana’ and for this play I got the award for Best Actress in Comic Role of Natya Parishad. Then ‘Case of Stealing’ and now ‘Iblis’.”
The poster of the theatre play Aalay Motha Shahana
Apurva Nemlekar works as a handmade jewellery designer. In 2015, she founded her own venture named Apoorva Collections, which manufactures a combination of traditional jewellery along with a modern outlook and sells it across the country.
Apurva Nemlekar while exhibiting handmade jewellery made by her
Awards, Honours, Achievements
In 2021, Apurva Nemlekar was honoured with the Zee Best Actress award by the Zee Marathi for her role as Shevanta in the serial Ratris Khel Chale.
- She also goes by the name Apoorva.
- Once, in a media interview, Apurva Nemlekar disclosed that she liked painting pictures and driving cars in her leisure time. According to her, she enjoys travelling on long trips to distant places. She added in the same discussion that she likes long drives alone.
- Apurva Nemlekar is a fitness enthusiast. She frequently shares her physical exercises and yoga sessions pictures and videos on various social media platforms.
Apurva Nemlekar while practising yoga
- During the early years of her acting career, Apurva Nemlekar used to work in some episodes of crime thriller television serials Crime Patrol and Savdhan India, which were telecasted on Sony TV and Star Bharat, respectively. In an interview with a media house, she remembered that the Marathi serial Ratris Khel Chale gave a major breakthrough to her acting career. She said,
Facing many difficulties, I continued episodic shows like ‘Crime Patrol’ and ‘Savdhan India’. My role in Zee Marathi’s series ‘Ratris Khel Chale’ which took me to the pinnacle of success.”
- Apurva Nemlekar frequently campaigns and advocates tree plantation drives in India. She is a devoted environmental promoter.
Apurva Nemlekar while planting a sapling
- Soon after Apurva Nemlekar rose to prominence in her acting career, she was appointed as the brand ambassador for a noted Indian jewellery brand ‘Jagannath Gangaram Pednekar’.