Atul Kulkarni is an Indian film actor born on 10 September 1965, in Belgaum, Karnataka. Atul has worked in more than 60 films in 7 languages, Atul works primarily in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the best supporting actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. He is also the president of Quest, a research-action organization concentrating on enhancing quality of education.He left his study in engineering at College of Engineering Pune while he is in the first year.
He participated in the Maharashtra State Drama Competition regularly. Between 1989 and 1992, he won awards for Acting and also for Drama-Direction.Atul enacted in Gandhi Viruddh Gandhi, the play made later famous by Dilip Prabhavalkar in Marathi professional theatre circuit until mid-90s. Later during his college days he actively participated in cultural gatherings. While studying, Atul joined Natya Aradhana, an amateur theatre group from Solapur. Atul Kulkarni holds a postgraduate diploma in dramatic arts from National School of Drama, New Delhi.
Atul Kulkarni, a national award winner and a fine actor, expresses his belief of art being a product of social, political and economic changes in the society. He shares his thoughts and talks about the success of his movie, ‘The Raikar Case’.
Kulkarni has been serving as President of Quest Education Support Trust. Quest Trust invests in running workshops and enabling Teachers, to support education for children of marginalized communities between 3–14 years. All this activity is mainly in State of Maharashtra. It conducts its activities in the Marathi language. Atul has been active in sharing his knowledge on running NGO with other NGO’s. He does visit Maharashtra based NGO’s like Snehalaya regularly. Kulkarni has been involved in an environmental project, making a 24-acre barren land in Satara District into the Green areas.