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Sadashiv Amrapurkar Biography

Sadashiv Amrapurkar Biography

He is best known for his excellent performances in Marathi and Hindi film industry. Originally known as Ganesh Kumar Narwode, he was born on May 11, 1950 in Ahmednagar. He took the stage name Sadashiv Amrapurkar in the year 1974 and rose to fame with this name. Very few of us know that Amrapurkar is a trained singer. The 1976 Marathi release 'Aamras' was Sadashiv Amrapurkar's debut film. Afterwards, he went on doing small roles in Marathi movies.

In the year 1979, Amrapurkar got his first major break as Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He produced some films under the banner Anjana Arts. Amrapurkar worked with Bhakti Barve-Inamdar and Avinash Masurekar in the Marathi stage play 'Hands Up!' in the year 1981-82. Sadashiv Amrapurkar was noticed by Govind Nihalani during this super hit play. Apparently, Nihalani was in search of a character to essay antagonist in his movie 'Ardh Satya'. The film became a hit and Amrapurkar grabbed much praises for his role. Amrapurkar won Best Supporting Actor award for 'Ardh Satya' in the year 1984. Amrapurkar's way of delivering the dialogues was appreciated by everyone at that time.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar then featured in the films like 'Muddat', 'Purana Mandir', 'Nasoor', 'Veeru Dada', 'Farishtay', 'Jawaani', etc. In 1987 release 'Hukumat' starring Dharmendra, Amrapurkar portrayed the key role as a villain. The film became a blockbuster. From this point onwards, Dharmendra started considering Amrapurkar as his 'lucky mascot' and both of them acted together in multiple movies. In the film 'Sadak', Amrapurkar played a eunuch in 1991. This role bagged him the Filmfare award. In 1990's, Amrapurkar began essaying comic roles in the films like 'Aunty No. 1', 'Aankhen', 'Coolie No.1', 'Gupt', 'Jai Hind', 'Ishq', etc. He played the character of Dr. Khanna in the film 'Chhote Sarkar' in 1996.

The other films in which Sadashiv Amrapurkar acted include 'Kachche Dhaage', 'Jaanam Samjha Karo', 'Mere Do Anmol Ratan', 'Kohra', 'Tadipaar', 'Pathreela Raasta', 'Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya', 'Nakka-Bandi', 'Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge','Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India', etc.


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