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Biography: Girija Oak-Godbole

Actress, Girija Oak Godbole

Few years ago, we saw her making her debut as a heroine into Marathi films through Kanchan Adhikari’s film ‘Manini’. In that lead role Girija Oak proved that acting was in her blood. Her father Dr. Girish Oak, being a versatile popular stage, TV and film actor. With the background of medicine and science coming from the family (mother a Pharmacist) , Girija completed her graduation and is presently doing her MBA with distant learning.

Acting is not new to her. For the past fifteen years, she has been associated with it. After doing few Marathi films, for a long time she was looking for a suitable role in a Marathi TV serial. Finally, ‘Lajja’ offered what she actually deserved. It was a central role of Manu who struggles in her life at a very crucial stage when as young girl, she is exposed to good bad world of city life. Girija is happy that she got a chance to emote the true feelings of a girl under such circumstances and is trying to inspire others with her bold decisions. Till now, she has been able to attract viewers through her extra-ordinary acting skills. She communicates a lot through her eyes and brings in a lot of variation through her voice modulation, depending upon the circumstances in the scene.

Her much awaited Marathi film ‘Adgula Madgula’ opposite Subodh Bhave will be released in a month or two. She is also doing a film with Balaji productions, titled ‘Shor’ where she plays one of the three leading ladies, opposite US-based South Indian star Sendhil Ramamurthy. Tushar Kapoor is also there in this film. We have already seen her ability in Hindi, in Aamir Khan’s film ‘Taare Zameen Par’. But, watching her presently in the role of Manu, certainly goes on to say a lot about this talented actress.

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