Sadashiv Amrapurkar

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Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Born 11 May 1950 age (62)
Ahmednagar, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Sheena Amrapurkar
Awards won Filmfare Award for Best Villain for Sadak 1991

Sadashiv Amrapurkar is an Indian actor who is well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the 1980s and 90s.

He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 1991 for Sadak — the first time the award was instituted. In addition to negative roles, he has done supporting roles and, more recently, comic roles.

Early life[edit]

His birth name was Ganesh Kumar Narwode and he was born in Ahmednagar in 1950.[1] He adopted the name Sadashiv after going on stage in 1974. He was a trained singer but was advised that his highly nasal voice would prevent him from achieving fame — so at the age of 21 in 1971, Sadashiv migrated to theatre and the stage. In 1976, he found his first role in the Marathi film Aamras. He began to act in minor roles in Marathi cinema until in 1979 when he found his first major break in film playing Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Sadashiv continued to work in Marathi cinema as an actor and producer under the banner of Anjana Arts (Anjana being his wife).

In 1981-82, Amrapurkar acted in a Marathi stage play Hands-Up! alongside stage actors Avinash Masurekar and Bhakti Barve-Inamdar. This play was a super-hit and Amrapurkar was noticed by director Govind Nihalani who was searching for an artiste to play the central negative character in his movie Ardh Satya. The movie went on to be a hit and Amrapurkar's acting was appreciated. His style of dialog delivery was considered unique as compared to the popular Hindi movie villains in those days.[citation needed]

After Ardh Satya, Amrapurkar starred in small roles in films such as Purana Mandir, Nasoor, Muddat, Veeru Dada, Jawani, and Farishtay. In 1987, he starred as the main villain in Dharamendra starrer Hukumat which went on to be a blockbuster that grossed even more than Mr. India. Amarapurkar became the "lucky mascot" for Dharamendra and thereafter they both starred in several movies. In 1991 he appeared as a eunuch in Sadak. He won a Filmfare award for his performance.

In the mid-1990s he migrated towards supporting roles and comic roles such as in Aankhen, Ishq, Coolie No. 1, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Aunty No. 1, Jai Hind and Master. He played the role of Dr. Khanna in the 1996 film Chhote Sarkar. Since the 2000s, Amrapurkar has been rarely seen in Hindi movies.

In March 2013, he was severely beaten while he was protesting against water wastage during Holi festival near his residence in Mumbai.[2]

Filmfare Awards[edit]



Kadachit(Best Marathi Film)

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