Aditi Rao Hydari (born 28 October 1986) is an Indian actress and singer who works in Hindi and Tamil films. She made her on-screen debut in Malayalam film industry with the film Prajapathi opposite to Mammootty in 2006.. Aditi has also worked on a few Telugu films.
Hydari rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra's romantic thriller film Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011), a role that won her the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has since played supporting roles in several Hindi films including the musical Rockstar (2011), the romantic comedy Khoobsurat (2014) and the thriller Wazir (2016). For the titular role in the thriller Bhoomi (2018), she received Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Best Actress (Critics). In 2017, Hydari starred in director Mani Ratnam's Kaatru Veliyidai as the character of Leela Abraham, establishing her name among Tamil and Telugu film industries. Hydari's supportive portrayal of Queen Mehrunisa in the period drama Padmaavat (2018) was well received.