Renuka Shahane is best known as the charming presenter of the Doordarshan TV show Surabhi (1993–2001). She started her career with the Marathi film Hach Sunbaicha Bhau (1992) and has done many Marathi films. Renuka was among the top lead actresses of Indian television in 90s.
She became popular after her role in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, a 1994 blockbuster film. She released her first Marathi film as a director, called Rita (2009), adapted from her mother Shanta Gokhale’s novel, Rita Welingkar. She also acted in a Telugu movie Money (1993), produced by Ram Gopal Varma, which was a big hit.