Ashok Saraf

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Ashok Saraf
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Ashok Saraf
Born (1947-06-04) 4 June 1947 (age 69)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active 1969 – present
Spouse(s) Nivedita Saraf
Website ashoksaraf.in

Ashok Saraf (born 4 June 1947) is an Indian film and stage actor[1] and comedian.[2] He has appeared in many Hindi and Marathi movies. Since the late 1960s, Ashok Saraf has been known mainly for comedy movies, many of which he appeared in with Laxmikant Berde. Apart from films, Ashok Saraf has also starred in television serials like Yeh Choti Badi Baatein and Hum Paanch (as Anand Mathur). One of his most memorable roles in Bollywood is that of a comical "Munshiji" in Rakesh Roshan's 1995 action thriller Karan Arjun. In film industry, he is popularly known as Mama (maternal uncle) or Ashokmama.[3] [4]

Early life[edit]

Ashok Saraf basically from Belgaum was born in Mumbai. He spent his childhood at Chikhalwadi in south Mumbai. He completed his schooling from DGT Vidyalay Mumbai.

Career[edit]

Ashok Saraf has been working in the film and television industry since the year 1969. He has acted in more than 250 Marathi films out of which 100 movies have been silver jubilee hits. He has mostly acted in comedy films. He has played many roles in Marathi Cinema, Marathi Plays, Hindi Cinema, Marathi Television Serials and Hindi Television serials He started his career with the Marathi movie 'Janaki' in 1969. He then acted in the movies like 'Donhi Gharacha Pahuna', 'Jawal Ye Laju Nako', 'Tumacha Amacha Jamala', Chimanrao Gundyabhau', 'Deed Shahane', 'Haldikunku', 'Duniya Kari Salam' and more during the 1970s–1980s. He continued to work with Marathi films with Laxmikant Berde, Sachin and Mahesh Kothare. The Marathi movie moved in the different term of comedy during that phase.'Ashi Hi Banava Banavi' , 'Aayatya gharat gharoba' and 'Dhum dhadaka' are some of the super hit and very popular Marathi movies.[5][6]

Saraf has also acted in various Marathi plays and Hindi serials. He then developed his own production house 'Aniket Telefilms' which is handled by his wife Nivedita Saraf.[7]

Saraf survived a major car accident in the year 2012 on the Mumbai Pune Expressway near Talegaon.[8]

Marathi Film Career[edit]

Ashok Saraf had a great pair with Laxmikant Berde, another great comedian from Marathi cinema who has also acted in many Hindi films. Saraf, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Laxmikant Berde together they played many Marathi films and most films were super hits.[9] Both Laxmikant and Ashok were known to be good friends of actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar and actor-producer-director Mahesh Kothare. He tasted major success in 1988's Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, as lead role and the two reigning superstars of Marathi cinema, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Laxmikant Berde. The movie was a runaway hit, establishing many actors in the films as a hitmaker.[10][11]

Hindi Film Career[edit]

Ashok Saraf is such a versatile actor that he also played an important roles in the Bollywood. Some of the roles which are remembered are from the films Singham, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Gupt, Koyla, Yes Boss and Karan Arjun.

Hindi Television Serials[edit]

Ashok Saraf has also starred in television serials like Yeh Choti Badi Baatein and Hum Paanch (as Anand Mathur) which tasted a major success.[12]

Marathi Play Career[edit]

He has played number of roles in Marathi Play in his career. Some of the important plays includes Hamidabaichi Kothi, Anidhikrut, Manomilan, He Ram Cardiogram, Darling Darling, Sarkha Chatit Dukhtay, Laginghai.

Awards[edit]

  1. 1977 - first Filmfare award for Ram Ram Gangaram. In total 5 Filmfare awards
  2. Maharashtra government award for this movie Pandu Havaldar
  3. Screen award for movie Sawai Havaldar,
  4. Bhojpuri film award for Maika Bitua [13]
  5. 10 State government awards for Marathi Films [14]
  6. Best Comedian in "Maharashtracha Favorite Kon?" [15]
  7. Due to his extra ordinary performance in marathi film, He is affectionately known as Amitabh Bacchan of Marathi movie

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Nivedita Joshi-Saraf.[16] They Have one son.

Ashok Saraf and Marathi film actress Ranjana had an affair and had done number of films together. Their affair which later broke up after Ranjana's tragic accident.[17]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Aandhali Koshimbir (Marathi) (2014) .... Bapu Sadavarte[18]
  2. Singham (Hindi) (2011) .... Head Constable Savalkar[19][20]
  3. Dhoom 2 Dhamaal (2011)... Eknathrao Patil (Shiva)
  4. Kunasathi Kunitari (2011) ....
  5. Pakda Pakdi (2011) ....
  6. Familywala (Hindi) (2010) (Stuck/On Hold)
  7. Sarkhe Chhatit Dukthtaye (New Marathi Play) (2010) ....
  8. Ideachi Kalpana (2010) ....
  9. Most Wanted (2010)
  10. Tata Birla Ani Laila (2010)... Birla
  11. Aika Dajiba (2010) ....
  12. Master Eke Master (2009) ....
  13. Nishani Daava Angatha(2009) ....
  14. Hastil Tyache Daat Distil (2009) ....
  15. Balirajache Rajya Yeu De (2009) ....
  16. Gosht Lagnanantarchi (2009) ....
  17. Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad (2008)
  18. Adala Badali (2008) .... Chandu
  19. Aaba Zindabad (2008)
  20. Baba Lagin (2008)
  21. Anolkhi Hey Ghar Maze (2008) .... Mr.Deshmukh
  22. Aamhi Satpute (2008) .... Mamanji
  23. Saade Maade Teen (2008) .... Ratan
  24. Sakkha Bhau Pakka Vairi (2008)
  25. Chalu Navra Bholi Bayko (2008)
  26. Ek Unad Divas (2007)
  27. Sakhi (2007)
  28. Mi Nahi Ho Tyatla (2007)
  29. Karaayla Gelo Ek (2007)
  30. Lapun Chapun (2007)
  31. Pahili Sher Dusri Savvasher Navara Pavsher (2006)
  32. Devaa Shapath Khota Saangen Khara Saangnaar Naahi (2006)
  33. Shubhmangal Savadhan (2006)
  34. Kalubaichya Navane Changbhal (2006)
  35. Akhand Saubhagywati (2006)
  36. Soon Laadki Saasarachi (2005)
  37. Saval Majhya Premacha (2005)
  38. Aai No. 1 (2005)
  39. Qatal E Aam (2005)
  40. Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum (2004) ....
  41. Navra Maza Navsacha (2004) ....
  42. Sanshay Kallol (2004) ....
  43. Fukat Chambu Baburao (2004)
  44. Saglikade Bombabomb (2003)
  45. Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) .... Mr. Patel
  46. Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (2002) .... Govind
  47. Ittefaq (2001) .... Shambhu Shikari
  48. Inteqam (2001) .... Murli (Watchman)
  49. Jodi No.1 (2001) .... Ashok Rai
  50. Aashiq (2001) .... Constable
  51. Afsana Dilwalon Ka (2001) .... Pyarebhai
  52. Bhajiwali Sakhu Havaldar Bhiku(2000)
  53. Joru Ka Ghulam (2000) .... P.K. Girpade
  54. Beti No. 1 (2000) .... Ram Bhatnagar
  55. Bhakti Heech Khari Shakti (2000)
  56. Saubhagyadan (2000) ....
  57. Khoobsurat (1999) .... Mahesh Chaudhary (Gambler)
  58. Bhasma (1999) .... Masanjogi
  59. Bandhan (1998) .... Chillu
  60. Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) .... Tadkalal
  61. Koi Kisi Se Kum Nahin (1997) ....
  62. Yes Boss (1997) .... Johnny
  63. Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) .... Havaldar Pandu
  64. Judge Mujrim (1997) .... PA Natwar
  65. Koyla (1997) .... Vedji
  66. Kunku (1997)
  67. Bal Bramhachari (1996) .... Pyare Mohan
  68. Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai (1996) .... Dr. Avinash
  69. Army (1996) .... Pascal
  70. Gehra Raaz (1996)
  71. Maaya Mamata (1996)
  72. Guddu (1995) .... Baliya
  73. Aazmayish (1995) .... Roshanlal
  74. Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)
  75. Karan Arjun (1995) .... Munshiji
  76. Topi Var Topi (1995)
  77. Dhamal Jodi (1995)
  78. Painjan (1995)
  79. Sukhi Sansarachi 12 Sutre (1995)
  80. Nazar Ke Samne (1994) .... Mamu
  81. Sangdil Sanam (1994) .... Bhalchander aka Sangdil Sanam: The Heartless Lover (USA: DVD box title)
  82. Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994) .... Dhaniram
  83. Karan (1994)
  84. Vazir (1994)
  85. Sasar Maaher (1994)
  86. Dil Hai Betaab (1993) .... Vikram's employee
  87. Aaplee Maanse (1993)
  88. Jaagruti (1993) .... Sevalal
  89. Lapandav (1993).....Abheejit Samarth
  90. Wajva Re Wajva (1993)....uttam Tople
  91. Tu Sukhakarta (1993)
  92. Premankur (1993)
  93. Wat Pahate Punvechi (1993)
  94. Sarphira (1992)
  95. Meera Ka Mohan (1992)
  96. I Love You (1992)
  97. Naseebwaala (1992) .... Gangaram Lalwani
  98. Prem Deewane (1992) .... Shomu
  99. Shubh Mangal Savdhan (1992)
  100. Aikaav Te Nawalach (1992)
  101. Than Than Gopala (1992)
  102. Dhar Pakad (1992)
  103. Zhunj Tujhi Majhi (1992)
  104. Benaam Badsha (1991) .... Vinay Chandra Rathod aka VCR
  105. Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991) ....(fake)Gopal Kirthikar aka Gopukaka
  106. Aflatoon (1991) .... Bajarang Rav
  107. Chaukat Raja (1991) Gana
  108. Godi Gulabi (1991)
  109. Jasa Baap Tashi Poore (1991) .... Raja
  110. Mumbai Te Mauritius (1991) .... Prem Ladku aka Bombay to Mauritius (International: English title)
  111. Yaara Dildara (1991)
  112. Anapekshit (1991)
  113. Balidaan (1991)
  114. Thamb Thamb Jau Nako Lamb(1990)
  115. Ina Mina Dika (1990) .... Mina
  116. Shejari Shejari (1990) .... Keshav Kulkarni
  117. Chor Pe Mor (1990)
  118. Amchya Sarkhe Aamhich (1990)Abhay/kailas
  119. Dhamal Bablya Ganpyachi (1990)
  120. Tuzhi Mazhi Jamli Jodi (1990) aka We Are Life Partners
  121. Eka Peksha Ek (1990)
  122. Ghanchakkar (1990)
  123. Ejaa Beeja Teeja (1990)
  124. Pheka Pheki (1989)
  125. Baapre Baap (1990)
  126. Tiyya (1990)
  127. Dharla Tar Chavatay (1989)
  128. Savla Maroti (1989)
  129. Bade Ghar Ki Beti (1989) .... Kasturi
  130. Atmavishwas (1989) .... Vijay Jhende
  131. Balache Baap Brahmachari (1989) .... Vilas T V Wale
  132. Bhutacha Bhau (1989)
  133. Maalmasala (1989)
  134. Ek Gadi Baki Anadi (1989)
  135. Kalat Nakalat (1989)
  136. Nawara Bayako (1989)
  137. Garibon Ka Daata (1989)
  138. Madhu Chandrachi Ratra (1989)[21]
  139. Aaghat (1989)
  140. Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988) .... Lallu Ram
  141. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988) .... Dhananjay Mane
  142. Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani (1988) .... Bhagwan Singh
  143. Changu Mangu (1988) .... Changu/Ayappa
  144. Maza Pati Karodpati (1988) .... Dinkar Luktuke aka My Husband Is a Millionaire (International: English title)
  145. Saglikade Bombabomb (1988)
  146. Disata Tas Nasata (1988)
  147. Mamla Poricha(1988)
  148. Pandharichi Vari (1988)
  149. Shiv Shakti (1988)
  150. Pratighaat (1987) .... Crooked Lawyer aka The Revenge
  151. Anandi Anand (1987)
  152. Chhakke Panje (1987) .... Ashok
  153. Gammat Jammat (1987) .... Phalgun
  154. Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla (1987) .... Bajarang
  155. Premasathi Vattel Te (1987)
  156. Muddat (1986) .... Narayan aka Ages
  157. Gadbad Ghotala (1986) .... Hemant 'Hemu' Dhole aka Everything in Chaos
  158. Maa Beti (1986)[22]
  159. Tuzya Vachun Karmena (1986)
  160. Khara Warasdar (1986)
  161. Dhoom Dhadaka (1985) .... Ashok Gupchup
  162. Ghar Dwaar (1985) .... Bahadur
  163. Gaon Tasa Changla Pan Veshila Tangla(1985)
  164. Khichadi (1985)
  165. Ghar Dwaar(Hindi Movie) (1985)
  166. Sagge Soyare (1985)
  167. Phulwari (1984) .... Rickshaw driver
  168. Abodh (1984) .... Hanuman (Shankar's friend)
  169. Ek Daav Bhutacha (1984) .... Mavala Bhut khandoji farjand
  170. Sasu varchadh Jawai (1984)
  171. BinKamacha Navara (1984)..... Tukaram/Tukya
  172. Gosht Dhamal Namyachi (1984)....namdev/namya
  173. Hech Mazha Maher (1984)..... Kammana
  174. Navari Mile Navryala (1984) .... Baalasaheb inamdar aka The Boy Gets a Bride (International: English title)
  175. Bahuroopi(1984)....Bahurupi
  176. Chawhata (1984)
  177. Kulswamini Ambabai (1984)
  178. Zakhmi Waghin (1984)
  179. Gulchaadi (1984)
  180. Jugalbandi (1984)
  181. Savvasher (1984)
  182. Thakas Mahathak (1984)
  183. Baiko Asavi Ashi (1983)
  184. Gupchup Gupchup (1983)....prof dhond
  185. Raghu Maina (1983)
  186. Kashala Udyachi Baat (1983)
  187. Galli Te Dilli(1982)
  188. Don Baika Fajiti Aika (1982)
  189. Maibaap (1982)
  190. Savitrichi Sun (1982)
  191. Ek Dav Bhatacha (1982)
  192. Aapalech Daat Aapalech Oth (1982)
  193. Bhannat Bhanu (1982)
  194. Daivat (1982)
  195. Gondhalat Gondhal (1981) .... Madan
  196. Sundara Satarkar (1981)
  197. Are Sansar Sansar (1981)
  198. Govinda Aala Re Aala (1981)
  199. Nagin (1981)
  200. Mosmabi Narangi (1981)
  201. Choravar Mor (1980)
  202. Phatakadi (1980)
  203. Sulavarchi Poli (1980)
  204. Hich Khari Daulat (1980)
  205. Sawaj (1980)
  206. Saubhagwan (1980)
  207. Sharan Tula Bhagwanta (1980)
  208. Duniya Kari Salam (1979) .... Shivanand
  209. Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979) .... Advocate Venkat Vyas
  210. Paijecha Vida (1979)
  211. Chimanrao Gundyabhau (1979)
  212. Haldikunku (1979)
  213. Bailaveda (1979)
  214. Deed Shahane (1979)
  215. Sasurvashin (1978)
  216. Damaad (1978)
  217. Gyanabachi Mekh (1979)
  218. Sushila (1978)
  219. Ram Ram Gangaram(1977).....Mhamdu Khatik[21]
  220. Nawara Maja Bramhmachari (1977)[21]
  221. Jawal Ye Laju Nako (1976)
  222. Tumacha Amacha Jamala (1976)
  223. Pandu Hawaldar (1975)
  224. Varat (1975)
  225. Pandoba Poragi Phasali (1975)
  226. Aalay Tufan Darayala (1973)
  227. Donhi Gharcha Pahuna (1971)
  228. Janaki (1969)

Marathi Natak (Drama)[edit]

  1. Lagin Ghaai
  2. Bandu Aani Batate Pohe – Hasavnyasaathi Janama Apula
  3. Sarkh chatit dukhtay
  4. Prema Tuza Rang Kasa
  5. Manomilan
  6. Andhikrut

Television Series[edit]

  1. Nana O Nana (2011)
  2. Aa Bail Mujhe Maar
  3. Zopi Gelela Jaga Zala (1986)
  4. Don't Worry Ho Jayega as Sanjay Bhandari
  5. Yeh Choti Badi Baatein
  6. Hum Paanch (1995) & (2005) as Anand Mathur
  7. Chutki Bajaake
  8. Raju Raja Rajasaab
  9. Professor pyarelal
  10. Hum Panch

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashok Saraf's Ek Dao Dhobi Pachhaad to release on Jan 2". Daily News and Analysis. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Ashol Saraf
  3. ^ .तेव्हापासून मी 'मामा' झालो - अशोक सराफ
  4. ^ त्या मुलीने मामा बनवले
  5. ^ 'दोन्ही घरचा पाहुणा' (१९७२) या पहिल्या चित्रपटापासूनची अशोक सराफची अभिनयाची वाटचाल बहुरुपी
  6. ^ अभिनयसम्राट (अशोक सराफ)
  7. ^ Ashok0
  8. ^ अशोक सराफ अपघातातून बचावले
  9. ^ सचिन, महेश दोघांची शैली वेगळी आहे- अशोक सराफ
  10. ^ गुणी आणि दमदार अभिनेता - अशोक सराफ
  11. ^ अशोक सराफ
  12. ^ अशोक सराफ
  13. ^ Ashok Saraf
  14. ^ Ashok Saraf Awards
  15. ^ अशोक सराफ महाराष्ट्राचा फेवरेट विनोदवीर
  16. ^ Nivedita Joshi-Saraf(निवेदिता जोशी)
  17. ^ Ashok Saraf and Ranjana
  18. ^ Aandhali Koshimbir
  19. ^ Komal Nahta. "Movie Review Singham". Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  20. ^ Kazmi, Nikhat (21 July 2011). "Singham". Times of India. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  21. ^ a b c "marathi cinema Database". Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  22. ^ Bunny Reuben (2005). --and Pran: a biography. HarperCollins Publishers India, a joint venture with India Today Group, New Delhi. p. 423. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 

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