Milind Gunaji in 2012
23 July 1961 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Milind Gunaji (born 23 July 1961) is an Indian actor, model, television show host, and author, most known for his roles in Marathi and Hindi cinema. He made his first film appearance in 1993's Papeeha and has since performed in over 60 films and acted as the host of the Zee Marathi channel travel show Bhatkanti. Gunaji has served as the Government of Maharashtra's brand ambassador for forest and wildlife. Currently he is the brand ambassador for Hill Station Mahabaleshwar. In 2009 he was named the brand ambassador for the Novel Institute Group's NIBR College of Hotel Management. Currently Milind is seen in Everest on Star Plus, which airs Monday to Friday at 10pm. He has also made a brief appearance in South Indian cinema playing important roles in two movies Aalavandhan (Tamil) and Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (Telugu).
Milind Gunaji was born on 23 July 1961 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gunaji initially began acting in the 1993 film Papeeha and first gained widespread notice in the 1996's Fareb in the role of inspector Indrajeet Saxena. The role gained him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
He has served as a travel writer, brand ambassador of Intiamatkat Tours - Specialized in Europe and India tours! and writing a weekly column for the Marathi paper Lokprabha. In 1998 he published Majhi Mulukhgiri, a compilation of his Lokprabha columns. Gunaji has modeled, stating that it "satisfies my ego and gives good monetary returns."
|Fareb||1996||Inspector Indrajeet Saxena||Hindi|
|Koi Kisise Kum Nahin||1996||Hindi|
|Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya||1997||Hindi|
|Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa||1998||Saroj Pal||Hindi|
|Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain||2000||Milind||Hindi|
|Aalavandhan||2000||Lt. Col. Santosh Kumar||Tamil|
|LOC Kargil||2003||Major Rajan Adhumac||Hindi|
|Aan: Men at Work||2004||Ajit Pradhan||Hindi|
|Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story||2005||Hindi|
|Phir Hera Pheri||2006||Nanjibhai||Hindi|
|Come December||2006||Dr. Suresh Shah||Hindi|
|Black and White||2008||Hamid||Hindi|
|Yeh Mera India||2009||Ashfaq||Hindi|
|To the London Calling||2010||Rajvansh||Hindi|
|Khatta Meeta||2010||Suhas Vichare||Hindi|
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||2012||Reddappa||Telugu|
|Rab Ton Sohna Ishq||2013||Punjabi|
|Than Than Gopal||2014||Marathi|
|M3 - Midsummer Midnight Mumbai||2014||Police Commissioner||Hindi|
|Saankal||2015||Apoorva Shingh Bhati||Hindi|
|Mudrank: The Stamp||2015||Hindi|
|The Ghazi Attack (film)||2016||Navy Officer||Hindi|
- 2006–2009: Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan – Vijaypal
- 2011–2012: Veer Shivaji – Maharaja Shahji Raje Bohsale
- 2012–2013: Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath – ACP Pratap Yashwantrao Teje
- 3 november, 2014-1 march , 2015 Everest – Colonel Arun Abhyankar
- Majhi Mulukhagiri (1998)
- Bhatakanti (2001)
- Offbeat tracks in Maharashtra (2003)
- Chanderi Bhatkanti (2005)
- Gudha ramya Maharashtra (2007)
- Mystical Magical Maharastra (2009)
- A Travel Guide Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra (2009)
- Hawai Mulukhgiri (2013)
Awards and nominations
- 1997: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Fareb
- 1998: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Virasat
- "Host with the most: The multi-faceted Milind Gunaji.". Indian Express. 29 November 2005.
- "5 questions with Milind Gunaji:Actor and avid traveller Milind Gunaji's fifth travelogue, Chanderi Bhatkanti..". Indian Express. 29 January 2005.
- "Struck by wanderlust". Indian Express. 21 October 2003.
- "Gunaji is NIBR brand ambassador". Indian Express. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "I found a friend in Uddhav Thackeray: Milind Gunaji". Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Milind Gunaji bags 3 international projects". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Milind Gunaji releases travelogue". Indian Express. 26 May 1998.
- "Glitterati:Mr Backpacker". Outlook. 25 June 2001.
- "My face best suits a villain: Milind Gunaji". Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Ek Shodh (The Search) ready". Screen. 12 February 2010.
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