Madhav Vaze

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Madhav Vaze
Photo of reknowed actor Madhav Vaze- 2014-05-08 11-51.jpg
Born (1939-10-21) 21 October 1939 (age 80)
Years active1953 – present
Known forShyam in Shyamchi Aai and Joy Lobo's Father in 3 Idiots

Madhav Vaze (born 21 October 1939) is a theater artist, director and film actor. He has acted and directed mainly in theater and has had a few stints in films.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 21 October 1939.


He started out his career as a child artist in the critically acclaimed film Shyamchi Aai.[1]

In 2009, Vaze made a guest appearance in the Bollywood film 3 Idiots. Director Aamir Khan expressed that he would like to work with Vaze in the theater.[2]

In 2013, Vaze directed a production of Hamlet in Marathi, translated by Parshuram Deshpande and featuring Kanak Datye and Neha Mahajan.[3]

He is a former English lecturer at the Nowrosjee Wadia College in Pune.[citation needed]

In March 2015 he appeared in the Vodafone m-Pesa advertisement as Babuji. The advert can be found at



His debut film Shyamchi Aai won the President's award and was one of the first films ever in India.


  1. ^ Gayatri Deshmukh (19 December 2012). "Veteran actor Madhav Vaze heaps praises on Chinmay". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ Camil Parkhe (7 January 2010). "From Shyamchi Aai to 3 Idiots, Vaze Comes a Long Way". Saakal Times. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ Akshata Shetty (28 February 2013). "Theatre director Madhav Vaze directs Shakespeare's Hamlet in Marathi". Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2015.

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