Milind Gunaji in 2012
14 July 1968|
Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Years active||1993 – present|
Milind Gunaji is an Indian actor, model, television show host, and author, most known for his roles in Marathi and Hindi cinema. He made his first film appearance in 1993's Papeeha and has since performed in over 60 films and acted as the host of the Zee Marathi channel travel show Bhatkanti. Gunaji has served as the Government of Maharashtra's brand ambassador for forest and wildlife. In 2009 he was named the brand ambassador for the Novel Institute Group's NIBR College of Hotel Management. Currently Milind is seen in Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath on Life OK, which airs Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. He has also made a brief appearance in South Indian cinema playing important roles in two movies Aalavandhan (Tamil) and Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (Telugu).
Gunaji initially began acting in the 1993 film Papeeha and first gained widespread notice in the 1996's Fareb in the role of inspector Indrajeet Saxena. The role gained him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
He has served as a travel writer, writing a weekly column for the Marathi paper Lokprabha. In 1998 he published Majhi Mulukhgiri, a compilation of his Lokprabha columns. Gunaji has modeled, stating that it "satisfies my ego and gives good monetary returns."
- Papeeha (1993)
- Droh Kaal (1994)
- Fareb (1996)
- Salma pe dil aa gaya(1997)
- Virasat (1997)
- Sarkarnama (1998) (Marathi)
- Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998)
- Zor (1998)
- Godmother (1999)
- Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000)
- Aalavandhan (2001) (Tamil)
- Devdas (2002)
- Mulaqaat (2002)
- LOC Kargil (2003)
- Aan: Men at Work (2004)
- Dev (2004)
- Asambhav (2004)
- Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (2005)
- Jigyaasa (2006)
- Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
- Come December (2006)
- Black and White (2008)
- Yeh Mera India (2009)
- Ek Shodh (2010)
- To the London Calling (2010)
- Khatta Meeta (2010)
- "Karthik" (2011) Kannada film
- Singularity (2011) (English)
- Om Allah (2011) ..Saibaba
- Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012) (Telugu)
- Rab Ton Sohna Ishq (2013) (Punjabi)
- Psycho (2013)
- Kamasutra 3D (2013)
- "Than Than Gopal" (2014) (Marathi)
Note: All films in Hindi except where mentioned.
- 2006–2009: Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan – Vijaypal
- 2011–2012: Veer Shivaji – Maharaja Shahji Raje Bohsale
- 2012–present: Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath – ACP Pratap Yashwantrao Teje
- Majhi Mulukhagiri (1998)
- Bhatakanti (2001)
- Offbeat tracks in Maharashtra (2003)
- Chanderi Bhatkanti (2005)
- Gudha ramya Maharashtra (2007)
- Mystical Magical Maharastra (2009)
- A Travel Guide Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra (2009)
Awards and nominations
- 1997: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Fareb
- 1998: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Virasat
- "Host with the most: The multi-faceted Milind Gunaji.". Indian Express. 29 November 2005.
- "5 questions with Milind Gunaji:Actor and avid traveller Milind Gunaji’s fifth travelogue, Chanderi Bhatkanti..". Indian Express. 29 January 2005.
- "Struck by wanderlust". Indian Express. 21 October 2003.
- "Gunaji is NIBR brand ambassador". Indian Express. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "I found a friend in Uddhav Thackeray: Milind Gunaji". Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Milind Gunaji bags 3 international projects". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Milind Gunaji releases travelogue". Indian Express. 26 May 1998.
- "Glitterati:Mr Backpacker". Outlook. 25 June 2001.
- "My face best suits a villain: Milind Gunaji". Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Ek Shodh (The Search) ready". Screen. 12 February 2010.
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