Atul Kulkarni is a National Award winning Indian film actor who has acted in multiple language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the best supporting actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. Kulkarni is also the president of Quest, a research action organization concentrating on enhancing quality of education.
Kulkarni was born on 10 September 1965 in Belgaum, Karnataka, India. He completed his secondary education from Haribhai Deokaran High School, Solapur, Maharashtra. He completed his Junior College from Belgaum and completed his graduation in English literature at D. A. V. College, Solapur.
He is married to theater actress Geetanjali Kulkarni, whom he met at National School of Drama. Kulkarni's first stint with stage was during his high school days. 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.