Chandrakant Mandare

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Chandrakant Mandhare (Marathi: चंद्रकांत मांडरे, (13 August 1913 – 27 February 2001) was a well-known Marathi Film actor[1][2][3] and an artist.[4] He played different roles in Marathi films[5] and devoted his life to art. He was a master in paintings[4] and powder shading.

He donated his art gallery (at Nisarga Bangalow, Rajarampuri, 7th Lane, Kolhapur), to the Government of Maharashtra.

Born and brought up in Kolhapur; Chandrakant Mandhare joined the "Maharashtra Company" of Baburao Painter where he used to work as an artist, and used to paint posters for Marathi Films produced and directed by Baburao Painter. Inspired by his personality Baburao Painter was given a chance as an actor in one Marathi film Savkari Pash.

Later he got picked up by veteran Marathi film director Mr. Bhalji Pendharkar for acting as a hero. Mr. Chandrakant Mandhare never turned back then and acted in a variety of roles. In total he acted in 77 Marathi, 14 Hindi and 1 English film.

He was the elder brother[6] of noted marathi film and theatre actor Suryakant Mandre, popularly known as Suryakant

Films as actor[edit]

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952)[7]
  • Punvechi Raat (1955)
  • Sangte Aika (1959)
  • Padada (1963)[7]
  • Swayamwar Zale Seeteche (1964)
  • Bai Mee Bholi (1967)
  • Patleen
  • Ek Mati Anek Nati (1968)
  • Mukkam Post Dhebewadi (1969)
  • Aai Ude Ga Ambabai (1973)
  • Soon Mazi Laxmi (1981)[7]
  • Bangarwadi (1995)..Karbhari[8]
  • Satichi Punyai


  1. ^ Aruṇa Sādhū (2007). Maharashtra. National Book Trust. ISBN 978-81-237-4961-7. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rotary International (April 2002). The Rotarian. Rotary International. pp. 61–. ISSN 0035-838X. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Peter Cowie (1 October 1995). Variety International Film Guide 1996. Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 978-0-240-80253-4. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Kolhapur students pay tribute to artist Mandhare". The Times of India. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  5. ^ Prathamesh Jadhav (February 19, 2013). "Zee Talkies celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema with special calendar". bollywoodlife. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Chandrakant Mandare". जिल्हाधिकारी कार्यालय, कोल्हापूर. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  7. ^ a b c "Marathi Cinema Database-Chandrakant Mandare". My Marathi Cinema. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Filmography of Chandrakant Mandhare". gomolo. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 

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