Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian film actress. A classical bharatanatyam dancer, she made her acting debut with Sharada Ramanathan's acclaimed film Sringaram (2007) and rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra's 2011 film Yeh Saali Zindagi.
Aditi Rao was born in Hyderabad. She is half Konkani and half Hyderabadi Muslim. She is the great granddaughter of Sir Akbar Hydari and the grand niece of Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. She started learning Bharatanatyam at age six and was a disciple of acclaimed dancer Leela Samson.