Sachin (actor)

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Sachin (actor)
Sachin in Sept 2012
Born Sachin Pilgaonkar
(1957-08-17) 17 August 1957 (age 58)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor, Voice actor, Film Director & Producer
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Supriya Pilgaonkar
Children Shriya Pilgaonkar

Sachin Pilgaonkar (Marathi: सचिन पिळगावकर; born 17 August 1957),[1] often known by his first name Sachin, is an Indian film and television actor, director,[1] singer, and producer.

Starting as a child actor, in Marathi film, Ha Majha Marg Ekla (1962),[2] he went on to act in around 65 films as a child artist, before switching to adult roles, and giving hits like Geet Gaata Chal (1975),[3][4] Balika Badhu (1976),[5] Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978), and Nadiya Ke Paar (1982)[5] as a lead actor. He has worked in Hindi, Marathi and also in Bhojpuri cinema, and has acted, produced and directed successful comedy shows on Indian television, including Tu Tu Main Main (2000) and Kadvee Khatti Meethi. Besides that he also directed several hit Marathi films[6][7] starting with Mai Baap (1982), Navri Mile Navryala (1984), Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988), Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990) and Navra Mazha Navsacha (2004).[8]

Early life[edit]

Sachin Pilagaonkar was born in Mumbai in a Marathi family. His father Sharad Pilgaonkar ran a printing press in Mumbai but it collapsed from flood and heavy rain and he died shortly after.


Sachin Pilgaonkar started his film career as a child artist in the Marathi film, Ha maza marg ekla[2] (This is my own singular path) (1962) at the age of four. He won the National Film Award for the same. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan handed him the award. As a child actor he first appeared in Dharmendra-Meena Kumari starrer very emotional film 'Majhli Didi' directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and also appeared in prominent films such as Jewel Thief, Chanda Aur Bijli, Brahmachari (Hindi film) and Mela (1971 film). As a child artist, his best buddy was Junior Mehmood, with whom he first did the Shammi Kapoor-starrer Brahmachari as nine-year-old kids, and have done 15 films together as child artists.

He switched to playing lead roles for a brief time with Rajshri Productions' Geet Gaata Chal.[4] In this he paired with Sarika and the films unexpected success made them a lead pair for other films. Some of his roles as the lead were Balika Badhu (1976), College Girl, and Rajshri Productions Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se and Nadiya Ke Paar with Sadhana Singh.

With Trishul, he switched back to support roles and was part of successful movies such as Sholay,[9] Avtar, Sur Sangam and Satte Pe Satta but as roles dried up he took to direction, making Marathi movies and producing TV serials. He is one of the most well-known Marathi film directors. He directed Subhash Ghai's 'Prem Deewane' starring Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Pooja Bhatt and Vivek Mushran and then directed Aisi bhi kya jaldi hai starring Srishti Bahl and Vivek Mushran with Ashok Saraf in a key role.

Sachin's latest movie is as a director for Rajshri's latest Jaana Pehchana, to be released in 2011.The film Jaana Pehchana has been released. It is a true sequel to Sachin's earlier film Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se.


Sachin turned to Indian Television in the 1990s, when he directed a superhit Hindi comedy show, Tu Tu Main Main on Hindi National channel DD Metro, which starred his wife Supriya and Reema Lagoo. He also directed a show Rin 1 2 3 on Hindi National channel DD Metro, which used to show parodies on Bollywood movies. He also directed the sitcom, Hudd Kar Di starring Dara Singh, which too initially did well, but later was pulled off. In the meantime, he also anchored Hindi music shows like Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari and various other events and Marathi film award ceremonies. In 2006, he, along with his wife, Supriya, won the Hindi dance Reality Show Nach Baliye,[10] pocketing Rs. 40 lakh {Approx. $100,000}, beating nine other celebrity contestant pairs.[11] In late 2007, he started a new programme on Zee Marathi, known as Eka Peksha Ek, which is based on dance contests, finding hidden talent in all the areas of the state of Maharashtra in India.

He appeared as a judge of reality comedy talent show, Chhote Miyan (2009) on Colors TV.[12]


New Sachin has also been directing Marathi films since the 1980s. He started directing with Mai Baap (1982) which received critical acclaim, but started tasting commercial success only with 1984's Navri Mile Navryala, which also starred his future wife, Supriya. Further movies like Gammat Jammat and Maza Pati Karodpati cemented his place in the Marathi film industry. However, he tasted major success in 1988's Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, which starred himself and the two reigning superstars of Marathi cinema, Ashok Saraf and Laxmikant Berde. The movie was a runaway hit, establishing Sachin as a hitmaker. He then changed track to experimental cinema with the next two films, but returned to comedy with Amchyasarkhe Aamhich which proved to be yet another hit.[8]

Sachin assisted many big directors. Sachin also assisted Hrishikesh Mukherjee and got some good lessons about editing from him.

Personal life[edit]

Sachin with wife Supriya Pilgaonkar in 2010

He is married to actress Supriya Pilgaonkar[13] (née Sabnis), whom he first directed for his debut Marathi film, Navri Mile Navryala (1984) and subsequently became successful pair in Marathi cinema. The couple have a daughter, Shriya Pilgaonkar was born on 25 April 1989.


Sachin wrote his autobiography during the completion of 50 years of his film career named Hach Maza Marg हाच माझा मार्ग [14][15]

Television serials[edit]

Year Title[16] Role Channel Remark
2014 Supriya-Sachin Show Jodi Tujhe Majhi Host Star Pravah


National Film Awards[edit]


As actor[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Remark
2015 ‘‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (film)’’ Actor Marathi
2014 ‘‘Sanngto Aika’’ Actor Marathi
2013 ‘‘Ekulti Ek’’ Actor Marathi
2011 ‘‘Jaana Pehchana’’ Actor Hindi Sequel for "Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se"
2011 ‘‘Sharyat’’ Actor Marathi
2011 ‘‘Teecha Bap tyacha Bap’’ Actor Marathi
2008 ‘‘Aamhi Satpute’’ Actor Marathi
2004 ‘‘Navra Maza Navsacha’’ Actor Marathi
1996 ‘‘Aisi bhi kya Jaldi hai ’’ Actor Hindi
1991 ‘‘Aayatya Gharat Gharoba’’ Actor Marathi Inspired by Hindi Movie "Charan Das"
1990 ‘‘Amchyasarkhe Aamich’’ Actor Marathi
1990 ‘‘Eka Peksha Ek’’ Actor Marathi
1989 ‘‘Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon’’ Actor Hindi Amar
1989 ‘‘Atmavishwas’’ Actor Marathi
1989 ‘‘Bhutacha Bhau’’ Actor Marathi Inspired by Hindi Movie - Gazab
1988 ‘‘Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi’’ Actor Marathi
1988 ‘‘Mazha Pati Karodpati’’ Actor Marathi
1987 ‘‘Gammat Jammat’’ Actor Marathi
1985 ‘‘Ghar Dwaar’’ Actor(As an Orphan) Hindi
1984 ‘‘Navri Mile Navryala’’[17] Actor Marathi
1982 ‘‘Satte Pe Satta’’ Actor(name was Sunny)[5] Hindi
1982 ‘‘Nadiya Ke Paar’’ Actor Hindi (Bhojpuri/Awadhi)
1981 ‘‘Sweety’’ Actor Hindi
1980 ‘‘Judaai’’ Actor Hindi Ravikant S. 'Ravi' Verma
1979 ‘‘Ashta Vinayak’’ Actor Marathi Hugely successful Marathi film with Vandana Pandit, Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande, directed by Sharad Pilgaonkar[18]
1979 ‘‘Paaradh’’ Actor Marathi with Nutan, Sarika, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo
1979 ‘‘Gopaal Krishna’’ Actor Hindi
1979 ‘‘Aur Kaun’’ Actor Hindi
1978 ‘‘Trishul’’ Ravi (Supporting Actor)[5] Hindi
1978 ‘‘College Girl’’ Actor Hindi
1978 ‘‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’’ Actor Hindi As Arun
1976 ‘‘Balika Badhu’’ Hindi as amal
1975 ‘‘Geet Gaata Chal’’[4] Hindi
1975 ‘‘Sholay’’ Supporting actor(Ahmed)[5][9] Hindi
1971 Krishna Leela Child artist / Lead role Hindi Portrayed Lord Krishna
1968 ‘‘Bramhachari’’ Child Artist Hindi
1967 ‘‘Jewel Thief’’ as Shishu Singh Hindi
1967 ‘‘Majhli Didi’’ Hindi
1965 Dak Ghar as Amal Hindi adaptation of Rabindra Nath Tagore's play
1962 ‘‘Ha Maaza Marg Eekla’’[2] Child Artist Marathi

As director[edit]

  1. ‘‘Ekulti Ek’’ (2013) Launched his daughter Shriya Pilgaonkar
  2. ‘‘Ideachi Kalpana’’ (2010)
  3. Ekadantha (2007) - Kannada Movie (Ramesh Aravind and Vishnuvardhan starrer. This was the remake of the film Navra Mazha Navsacha directed by Sachin.)
  4. ‘‘Aamhi Saatpute’’ (2008)
  5. ‘‘Navra Maza Navsacha’’ (2004)
  6. ‘‘Kunku’’ (1994)
  7. ‘‘Aayatya Gharat Gharoba’’ (1991)
  8. ‘‘Eka Peksha Ek’’ (1990)
  9. ‘‘Amchyasarkhe Aamich’’ (1990)
  10. ‘‘Atmavishwas’’ (1989)
  11. ‘‘Bhutacha Bhau’’ (1989)
  12. ‘‘Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi’’ (1988)
  13. ‘‘Mazha Pati Karodpati’’ (1988)
  14. ‘‘Gammat Jammat’’ (1987)
  15. ‘‘Navri Mile Navryala’’ (1984)
  16. ‘‘Savvasher’’ (1984)
  17. ‘‘Mai Baap’’ (1982)
  18. ‘‘Adventure of Alladin’’

Sachin has directed Subhash Ghai's film ‘‘Prem Deewane’’.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Sanjit Narwekar (1994). Directory of Indian film-makers and films. Flicks Books. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c The People's Raj. 1964. p. 74. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Osian's (Firm); Neville Tuli (2002). A historical mela: the ABC of India : the art, book & cinema. Osian's. ISBN 978-1-890206-49-9. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Nilu N. Gavankar (July 2011). The Desai Trio and The Movie Industry of India. AuthorHouse. pp. 198–. ISBN 978-1-4634-1941-7. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Shortlived stardom". The Tribune. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Staying in step: For actor Sachin and wife Supriya Pilgaonkar, true romance lies in all the little things they share". The Telegraph. 24 December 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "A new innings". The Hindu. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Midas Touch!". Screen. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Anupama Chopra (1 December 2000). Sholay: The Making of a Classic. Penguin Books India. ISBN 978-0-14-029970-0. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  10. ^ India Today. Thomson Living Media India Limited. 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Limca Book of Records. Bisleri Beverages Limited. 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Three new weekend shows on Colors". The Times of India. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "Staying in step: For actor Sachin and wife Supriya Pilgaonkar". The Telegraph. 24 December 2005. 
  14. ^ सचिन पिळगावकर लिहितोय आत्मचरित्र
  15. ^ हाच माझा मार्ग
  16. ^ Cite error: The named reference site was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  17. ^ Daniel Krasa (December 2007). Lehrbuch des Marathi. Buske Verlag. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-3-87548-434-2. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  18. ^ The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who. 1983. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

Sachin acted in Sanjhi (1984) Directed by Pradeep Hooda Please check and add

Cast & crew details

CAST Om Puri Sachin Pilgaonkar Sumitra CREW Director Pradeep Hooda Producer Sumitra Satish

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