Arvind Deshpande

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Arvind Deshpande
Born(1932-05-31)31 May 1932
Died3 January 1987(1987-01-03) (aged 54)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, director
Spouse(s)Sulabha Deshpande

Arvind Deshpande was an acclaimed Indian film, theatre and television actor and theatre director. Apart from Marathi theatre as well as Hindi theatre in Mumbai, he acted in many mainstream Bollywood as well as art house films as a character actor, apart from TV series and plays.[1]

Birth and Career[edit]

He was born in 31 May 1932 in Mumbai.

Deshpande was a leading figure in experimental theatre movement of the 1960s. He was associated with Rangayan, that he co-founded with his wife Sulabha Deshpande and Vijaya Mehta. In 1971 along with his wife Sulabha Deshpande he co-founded theatre group Awishkar along with its children's wing Chandrashala, which continues to perform professional children theatre.[2] Arvind and Sulabha Deshpande along with playwright Vijay Tendulkar were also at the centre of the Chhabildas Movement in Marathi experimental theatre during the 1960s and 70s.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Arvind was married to noted theatre actor-director, Sulabha Deshpande.

Awards[edit]

  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi

Death[edit]

He died on 3 January 1987.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

As actor
Year Title Role Language
1971 Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe Marathi
1976 Shaque Subramaniam Hindi
1978 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se Dr Kapoor Hindi
1978 Gaman Shankar Hindi
1979 Baton Baton Mein Mr. Braganza Hindi
1980 Kasturi Hindi
1979 Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin Satyaprakash Agarwal Hindi
1980 Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai Albert's father Hindi
1980 Aakrosh Dr. Vasant M. Patil Hindi
1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Dr. Kundanlal Hindi
1982 Vijeta Hindi
1982 Bheegi Palkein Janki Kishan Acharya Hindi
1983 Woh Saat Din Anand’s father Hindi
1983 Sadma J. K. Malhotra Hindi
1984 Duniya Albert Pinto Hindi
1984 Tarang Kalyan Hindi
1984 Kanoon Kya Karega Advocate Jaswant Lal Hindi
1985 Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche J. S. Acharya Hindi
1985 Sanjog Narayan’s father Hindi
1986 Sheesha Hindi
1987 Sadak Chhap Shankar’s father Hindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arvind Deshpande Filmography". Internet Movies Data Base. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Quality, not quantity of life, matters, feels Sulabha Deshpande". Indian Express. 13 October 2012.
  3. ^ "The Rest is History". The Big Indian Picture. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ Arvind Deshpande
  5. ^ "Remembering Arvind Deshpande (May 31, 1932 – January 3, 1987)". January 2007.

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