Satish Shah

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Satish Shah
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Shah at the Caravan-E-Ghazal Concert in 2009
Born
Satish Ravilal Shah

(1951-06-25) 25 June 1951 (age 69)
Alma materFTII
OccupationActor
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)
Madhu Shah
(m. 1972)
WebsiteSatish Shah on Twitter

Satish Shah (born 25 June 1951) is an Indian film and television actor who has also worked in a few Marathi films. He is best known for his comic roles in Jaane bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004), Main Hoon Na (2004), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Fanaa (2006) and Om Shanti Om (2007).

In 2008, He also co-judged Comedy Circus with Archana Puran Singh. In 2015, He was also appointed as a members on the Film and Television Institute of India society.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Satish Shah is a Kutchi Gujarati from Mandvi.[2] He studied at the Xavier's College and later joined Film and Television Institute of India.

Personal Life[edit]

Satish Shah is married to actress and producer Madhu Shah since 1972.[3] During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Shah was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on 20 July and discharged on 28 July after making a full recovery.[4]

Career[edit]

He is perhaps best known for his roles in the 1984 sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi directed by Kundan Shah and Manjul Sinha where he ended up playing 55 different characters in 55 episodes and the character of Prakash in Television serial of Zee TV - Filmy Chakkar in 1995, which he played in 50 episodes.[5][6] He has also starred in 2004's famous television show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai as Indravadhan Sarabhai. In both Filmy Chakkar and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, his pairing was opposite Ratna Pathak Shah.[7] In 1997, he again played lead in Ghar Jamai for 80 episodes along with serial “All The Best” with Swaroop Sampat for 109 episodes for DD2.

He played the role of Municipal Commissioner D'Mello in the 1984 movie Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro directed by Kundan Shah. Considered to be primarily a comedian, he has portrayed various character roles in his career throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, starting with his first movie Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan in 1978. Apart from his career in Bollywood, he also judged the Comedy Circus laughter contest. He has completed over 250 feature films till date.

After his film Humshakals (2014) bombed badly failed critically and commercially, he stopped taking acting offers in films.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
1970 Bhagwan Parshuram
1978 Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan
1979 Gaman
1981 Umrao Jaan Dilawar
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai
1982 Shakti Ravi
1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron Commissioner D'Mello
1984 Meri Kahanii Dolan
Purana Mandir Saanga
1986 Peechha Karro
Main Balwan
Vidhaan
Amrit Ram Charan
Anokha Rishta
1987 Apne Apne
Kalyug Aur Ramayan
Jaan Hatheli Pe
Param Dharam Toluram
1988 Gharwali Baharwali (1988 film) Anand Rastogi
Ek Hi Maqsad Mad Poet
Peechha Karo Giri Harihara
Maalamaal Govinda Sakharam Godbole
Aage Ki Soch
Maar Dhaad
Veerana Hitchcock
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Asha's Brother
Hero Hiralal Bhagwan
1989 Saath Saath (film) Satish Shah
Shakti Satish Rai
Ardh Satya Dacoit
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!
Anjaam
Bhagwan Dada Bijli's Patron
Meri Kahani
Aag Aur Shola Vidyasagar
Love 86 Hawaldar Sandow
Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam Mr. Srivastav
Khoj
Bade Ghar Ki Beti
Gharwali Baharwali Anand Rastogi
Sachche Ka Bol Bala Akram
Dost Garibon Ka
Purani Haveli (Double Role) "Mangu" & "Kala Gangu"
Mahadev
Tere Bina Kya Jeena
Hisaab Khoon Ka
Ladaai Radheshyam Pandit Negative Role
1990 Meri Lalkaar
Apmaan Ki Aag
Shaitani Ilaaka
Hatim Tai Nazrul
Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai
Jungle Love
Chor Pe Mor
Amba
Thanedaar Police Constable Rangiley
1991 Jaan Pehchan
Baharon Ki Manzil
Naamcheen Satiya
Mehandi Ban Gayi Khoon
Jungle Queen (1991 film)
Patthar Ke Insaan Ram Singh, Chauffeur
Benam Badshah Ganpat
Narsimha
Dharam Sankat
1992 Abhi Abhi College Professor Shastri
Phoolwati
Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare Reshamlal
1993 Aaja Meri Jaan
Bomb Blast (1993 film) Police Inspector Anil Chhatpate
Aashiq Awara Inspector
Sainik
Boy Friend Commissioner
1994 Ghar Ki Izzat
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Saimon (Aana's Father)
Anokha Prem Yudh
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Doctor
Stuntman Mastan
Teesra Kaun Bingo
1995 Baazi Editor Roy
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge Ajit Singh
Akele Hum Akele Tum Gulbadan Kumar
1996 Saajan Chale Sasural Ram Pyara
1997 Aar Ya Paar Jagdish
Judwaa Havaldar/Inspector
Hero No. 1
Agni Chakra
Himalay Putra Major Mathur
Mere Sapno Ki Rani Subhash
Ghulam-E-Mustafa Qawwali Singer
1998 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! Seth Motichand
Saat Rang Ke Sapne Baldev
Gharwali Baharwali
Tirchhi Topiwale Gokul Pai
Prem Aggan
Shanti Shanti Shanti Anantha Murthy Kannada Movie
1999 Anari No.1 Sattar
Hum Saath Saath Hain Pritam
2000 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai Rohits Landlord
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Kaka Chowdhry
Saali Poori Gharwali
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Mahesh Hirwani
2002 Kitne Door Kitne Paas [8] Veer Singh/Jeet Singh Rathod/Bhanwar Singh
Pyar Ki Dhun Kuber
Om Jai Jagadish
Mujhse Dosti Karoge Mr. Sahani
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Editor/Publisher
Saathiya Om Sehgal, Aditya's Father
2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Satish Khanna(Rishi's father)
Love at Times Square Gujarati Motel Owner
Ishq Vishk Mr. Mathur
Chalte Chalte Manubhai
Kuch Naa Kaho Rakesh (Raj's Uncle)
Kal Ho Naa Ho Karshan Bhai Patel
Out of Control Flower
2004 Masti Doctor Kapadia
Main Hoon Na Prof. Rasai
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Suraj Prakash
Kis Kiski Kismat Rafsanjani
2005 Bachke Rehna Re Baba Gutkha Baron Mansukhani
Pyaar Mein Twist
Ramji Londonwaley Immigration officer Vishambal Mehra
Shaadi No. 1 Kothari
2006 Fanaa Colonel
Love Ke Chakkar Mein Neha's Father
Panga Na Lo Karsanbhai Shah
Dil Laga Ke Dekho
Deewana Tere Naam Ka
2007 Om Shanti Om Partho Das
Just Married Chaturvedi
2008 Bhootnath Principal J.J. Irani
Dhoom Dadakka Jignesh
De Taali
2009 Horn 'OK' Pleassss
Mr. Fraud
Kal Kissne Dekha Kapoor
2010 Chance Pe Dance School Principal
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Rajesh's Father
Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai
Milenge Milenge Trilok Kapoor
Khichdi: The Movie God
2011 Ra.One Iyer Uncle
2012 Gola Berij
A New Love Ishtory DD
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Krishnakant, Ram's maternal uncle
Club 60 Mansukhani
2014 Humshakals Mr. Y.M. Raj

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Note Ref.
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi 1984-1986 Various characters [9]
Filmi Chakkar 1993-1995 Prakash Jaiswal [10]
Ghar Jamai 1997–1998 Vishamber Mehra [11]
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai 2004-2006, 2017 Indravadan Sarabhai Won 3 Best Actor Award [12] [13]
Comedy Circus 2007 Judge [14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Show Award Film/Show Result Notes
1985 Filmfare Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Jaane bhi Do Yaaro Nominated
2005 Indian Television Academy Award Best Actor in a Comic Role Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Won
2005 Indian Telly Award Best Actor in a Comic Role Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Nominated
2006 Indian Telly Award Best Actor in a Comic Role Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Won
2017 Indian Television Academy Award Best Actor - Web Series Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Won Shared with Vivek Oberoi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Satish Shah, producer B P Singh among three appointed to FTII society". The Indian Express. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  2. ^ Banerjee, Tuli (23 May 2009). "I'm a Kutchi Gujarati: Satish Shah". DNA Syndication. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Satish Shah Aka Indravadan Sarabhai Proposed His Real Wife Madhu Twice, Only To Get Rejected". BollywoodShaadis. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai fame Satish Shah reveals COVID-19 diagnosis, thanks hospital after testing negative". The Times of India. 9 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Satish Shah: A comic genius with a sparkling sense of the absurd". India Today. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "What made Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi such an important show". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Cast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Where are they now?". The Indian Express. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  8. ^ "BBC - Shropshire - Movies - Kitne Door Kitne Paas". www.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  9. ^ "What made Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi such an important show". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  10. ^ "The cast of Filmi Chakkar: Where are they now?". 26 December 2019. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Tribuneindia... Film and tv". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Take 2 cast opens up about the new season; makers hint Khichdi might return as a web series". India Today. 16 May 2017. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  14. ^ "'I do not want to live poorly and die rich': Satish Shah". Filmibeat. 28 June 2007.

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