Bhalji Pendharkar

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Bhalji Pendharkar (1897-05-03)May 3, 1897 November 26, 1994(1994-11-26) was a film personality in India, and recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the most prestigious award in the field.

Early life[edit]

Born to Radhabai and her patron Dr Gopal Pendharkar, Bhalji was related to quite a few film personalities in Indian film industry. His elder brother Baburao Pendharkar was a famous film personality. Other famous names in family included half-brother Master Vinayak Radhabai's son after she married Shri Karnataki, cousin V Shantaram, son of Kamalabai, Radhabai's younger sister.


Personal life[edit]

Bhalji had two wives. One of whom, Leela Chandragiri, acted and sang in Hindi and Marathi films in 1930s under the name Miss Leela. Bhalji's son Prabhakar Pendharkar (1933 - 2010) was associated with making of Do Aankhen Barah Haath in 1950s, wrote the book रारंगढांग, and was author-director of noteworthy documentaries. A few years before his death, Bhalji was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Film career[edit]

Bhalji started his career in the era of silent films. He was associated with Prabhat Film Company's earliest talkies, and also worked with other studios in hometown of Kolhapur. Later he acquired his own studio in form of Jayprabha Studio[1] and became a film producer and director. He also write lyrics for some film songs in Marathi. His more famous films are: Netaji Palkar, Thoratanchi Kamala, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Mohityanchi Manjula, Maratha Tututka Melvava, Sadhi Manse, Tambdi Maati. Hindi: Maharathi Karna, Valimi, Chhatrapati Shivaji. Ganimi Kawa

He has directed following list of successful movies.

1925 Bajirao Mastani

1927 Vande Mataram Ashram

1931 Rani Rupmati

1932/II Shyam Sundar

1932/I Shyam Sundar

1934/I Akashwani

1934/II Akashwani

1934/II Partha Kumar

1934/I Partha Kumar

1935 Kalia Mardan

1935 Muraliwala

1936 Rukmani Kalyanam

1936 Savitri

1937 Kanhopatra

1938/II Raja Gopichand

1938/I Raja Gopichand

1939 Netaji Palkar

1940 Alakh Niranjan

1940 Gorakhnath

1941 Thoratanchi Kamla

1942 Bhakta Damaji

1942 Soonbai

1943 Bahirji Naik

1944 Maharathi Karna

1944 Swarna Bhoomi

1946/I Valmiki

1946 Sasurvaas

1949 Meeth Bhakar

1950 Mee Daru Sodli

1950 Shilanganache Sone

1952/I Chhatrapati Shivaji

1952/II Chhatrapati Shivaji

1953 Mazi Zameen

1954 Maharani Yesubai

1955 Yere Majhya Maglya

1956 Pavankhind

1957 Naikinicha Sazza

1959 Akashganga

1963 Mohityanchi Manjula

1964 Maratha Tituka Melvava

1965 Sadhi Manse

1969 Tambdi Maati

He also wrote following film which very successful

1939 Netaji Palkar (writer)

1937 Kanhopatra

1934/I Akashwani (screenplay / story)

1934/II Akashwani (screenplay / story)

1932/I Shyam Sundar (screenplay / story)

1932/II Shyam Sundar (screenplay / story)

1927 Vande Mataram Ashram

1925 Bajirao Mastani

As producer, he has produced two film 1939 Netaji Palkar (producer)

1927 Vande Mataram Ashram (producer)

and finally he acted in one film 1924 Prithvi Vallabh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The autobiography of a film studio". Times of India. 2009-09-25. 

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