Gajendra Ahire

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Gajendra Ahire
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Born Gajendra Vitthal Ahire
(1969-02-16) 16 February 1969 (age 48)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation film director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Vrinda Ahire (Actress)
Children Chintamani Ahire

Gajendra Vitthal Ahire (Marathi: गजेंद्र अहिरे विठ्ठल; born 16 February 1969) is an Indian film maker and screenwriter. Till now, he has 42 movies on his name in all of which he has contributed as Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics. He is noted for his work in Marathi cinema, including a 2003 'Not Only Mrs. Raut' , 2007 biopic about Vasudev Balwant Phadke and has also worked as a television screenwriter for programs such as Shrimaan-Shrimati.[1]

International critically acclaimed and multi-award winner Gajendra Ahire won (Rajat Kamal) Silver Lotus Award and got international breakthrough when he directed Not Only Mrs. Raut and it was nominated as official entry for best regional language movie for many annual Film festivals across the globe in 2003 and won many awards too. Gajendra Ahire received numerous awards and recognition for his creative, talented literary works in field of cinema and theater. He has written more than 800 episodes for television's famous serials in Hindi and Marathi language. Later he began directing regional language movies and appeared in several significant roles in Marathi feature films and won many category awards for his story, screenplay, direction & best film.

He is highly active in theater field for which he has been recognized by Govt. of India, Govt. of Maharashtra and various Institutions across India and abroad for thirty years.

Early life[edit]

Gajendra Ahire was born and brought up in Mumbai.

Personal life[edit]

Gajendra Ahire is married to Marathi cinema actress Vrinda Ahire and blessed with a son and named him Chintamani.

Career[edit]

He has begun his career as a Play writer at the age of 23. His first play was 'Aaicha Ghar Unhacha' in which he also worked as an actor. This first ever play of his has bagged best Actress award for Neena Kulkarni. After that, he wrote plays like 'Unch Maza Jhoka Ga', 'Ek Diwas Yeilach''' and 'Janmasiddha'. And after 20 years of Marathi Cinema, he has made a comeback in Marathi Play with his recent Super-hit play, Shevgyachya Shenga'.

After his initial plays, he moved to Television and wrote more than 2000 episodes for Hindi and Marathi TV Serials. Out of which 'Shrimaan Shrimati' of Balaji Telefilms is one of his notable works.

Later, he began directing films and appeared in several significant roles in Marathi Feature Films. He is one of those rare Filmmakers who contribute to all of their films with own story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics along with directing the Film. He has made his Film-making debut in 2003 from an award winning movie, 'Not Only Mrs. Raut' which then won numerous awards including Silver Lotus Award and Maharashtra State Film Award. In chronological order, his first movie was 2002's 'Krishna Katachi Mira' which was not released. However, this movie won 3 Maharashtra State Film Awards, too. Best Actress, Best Singer (Male) and Best Singer (Female).

He also has contributed as Music Director for his Nyiff award winning film, 'Anumati'.

Till date, Gajendra Ahire proudly holds more than 40 Movies on his name, and the saga continues.

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards 2014 (Marathi)[edit]

Stuttgart Indian Film Festival[edit]

  • 2015 - The Director's Vision Award for 'The Silence'

National Film Awards[edit]

  • 2007 - Best Feature Film in Marathi Shevri

Silver Lotus Awards[edit]

Maharashtra State Film Awards[edit]

  • 17 awards in total for film, writing, direction, lyrics, dialogues
  • Best Director to handle 'Social Subject'
  • Best Director to handle 'Rural Subject'

New York Indian Film Festival [Nyiff][edit]

  • 2013 - 'Anumati' awarded Best Feature Film

Mama Varerkar Smriti Award[edit]

  • 1994 Marathi Play 'Aaicha Ghar Unhacha'

Filmography[edit]

Marathi Films[edit]

Year Film Contribution Notes
Krishna Katachi Mira Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2003 Not Only Mrs. Raut Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics Silver Lotus Award
Pandhar Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Vitthal Vitthal Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Kandobachya Navan Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2005 Sarivar Sari Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2006 Sail Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2006 Diwasen diwas Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2006 Shevri Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Housefull Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Chanda Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2007 Vasudev Balwat Phadke Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2008 Maay Baap Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Summer Days Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Anand Bhuvan Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Chance Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Bayo Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Sawar re Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2009 Gulmohar Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Popcorn Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Anudini Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2009 Sumbaran Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2010 Paradh Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2011 Hello Jai Hind! Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2011 Eka Shabdat Sangto Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Naati Goti Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Tya Ratri Paus Hota Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Samudra Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Saale Lower Middle Class Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Pipaani Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2013 Touring Talkies Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Postcard Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2013 Anvatt Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2013 Anumati Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics, Music
  • Best Feature Film at Nyiff
  • Debut as Music Director
2013 Simhaasan Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2014 Swami Public Ltd. Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Chuup Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2015 Bioscope Director, Dialog
2015 Nilkanth Master Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics post-production[2]
2015 Shasan Director, Screenplay, Writer Releasing on 22 October 2015
2015 The Silence Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics Post-production

Winner of The German Star of India 2015 in the category Director's Vision [3]

Hindi Films[edit]

Name Contribution Notes
Chanda Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Just 47 Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics

Theater[edit]

Year Name Language Contribution Notes
1993-94 Aaicha Ghar Unhacha Marathi Writer, Actor
  • Debut as a writer and actor
  • Mama Varerkar Smruti Award
  • Actress Neena Kulkarni won Best Actress Award, Pune Gaurav, Nirmata Sangh[4]
Unch Maza Jhoka Ga Marathi Writer
Ek Diwas Yeilach Marathi Writer
Janmasiddha Marathi Writer
2015 Shevgyachya Shenga Marathi Writer, Director Running

Television[edit]

Year Name Contribution Language Notes
Shrimaan Shrimati Screenwriting Hindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pallavi Kharade (24 December 2011). "Critiquing the middle class: Marathi film Vel 9.15 analyses the 'chalta hai' attitude of the Indian middle class", Daily News and Analysis.
  2. ^ "Gajendra Ahirey's next a period drama - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4603640/
  4. ^ "Neena Kulkarni: January 2010". neenakulkarni.blogspot.in. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

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