Makarand Deshpande

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Makarand Deshpande
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Makarand Deshpande at Zee Marathi TV serial 'Kesari' launch
Born (1966-03-06) 6 March 1966 (age 51)
Dahanu, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film actor, director, writer, producer

Makarand Deshpande (born 6 March 1966) is an Indian film actor, writer, and director in Hindi, Malayalam cinema, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam cinema, and Indian Theatre. He is often seen in supporting and pivotal roles in various films like Jungle, Sarfarosh, Swades, Makdee, and Darna Zaroori Hai where he often plays drunkard, wayfarer, and comic roles. He has directed over 5 films.[1]

His contribution to the Theatre Industry has been very significant, with over 50 Short Plays and 40 Full Length Plays. With the most prominent ones being Sir Sir Sirla, Joke, Maa In Transit, Krishna Kidding and Shakepearcha Mhatara. His recent play, Patni, with Niladri Kumar has been a sensational hit across the country. The combination of these two mavericks in the respective field is mind blowing and has been received very well by music and theatre lovers. His journey in theatre started in the year 1990 at Prithvi Theatre with support from Sanjana Kapoor.

He started Ansh Theatre Group in the year 1993, along with Kay Kay Menon who continues to remain one of the founding pillars of the group.

His childhood hobbies revolved around playing KhoKho, Cricket and Acting. In spite of being an excellent sportsman, his passion for acting made him choose this as a career, which he unfailingly excels.










Makarand was jury on Marathi Reality T.V. show Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe along with Urmila Matondkar.


South Indian International Movie Awards


  1. ^ "SRK not my pal: Makrand". Times of India. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 

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