|D.O.B.||Oct 28, 1978|
Parents Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao
Born in 23 March, 1987 in Hyderabad, Aditi Rao Hydari made her acting debut in 2007 with Sharada Ramanathan's acclaimed film Sringaram. Aditi Rao Hydari was born in Hyderabad, from two royal lineages of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao of erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy family. She is the great granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grand niece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. Her maternal grandfather and grandmother are Raja J Rameshwar Rao, who headed the administration of Wanaparthi state during its day, and Shanta Rameshwar Rao, a much respected educationalist in the city of Hyderabad and is the Chairperson of publishing house Orient Blackswan. She started learning Bharatanatyam at age six she became a disciple of acclaimed dancer Leela Samson. She did her schooling at Rishi Valley School, near Bangalore. Later she graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.
Hydari made her acting debut with the 2007 Tamil film Sringaram, in which she enacted the lead character, as a devadasi. The film itself was based on classical dance, being directed by Sharada Ramanathan and produced by Padmini Ravi, two noted bharatanatyam dancers. Hydari was approached and offered the role, after Ramanathan saw her dance performance at a conference for three days. The film received critical acclaim and fetched several accloades, including three National Film Awards. Her first film to release in theatres, however, was the 2006 Malayalam film Prajapathi, in which she starred alongside Mammootty. In 2009, she essayed a supporting role in Delhi-6, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Debut in Sharada Ramanathan's acclaimed film Sringaram