Gajanan Jagirdar was a veteran Indian screenwriter, film director as well as a prominent Hindi and Marathi cinema actor. He was born on April 2, 1907, in the Amravati city of the Amravati district in Central Provinces of British India. The Indian cinema saw the rise of Jagirdar from the years 1942 to 1947 as a film director alongside Prabhat Films. The veteran passed away on 13 August 1988 at the age of 81 in Bombay (now, Mumbai), Maharashtra in India. His first encounters with the Bollywood industry was as a child actor. Before making his way to the Indian film industry, Gajanan Jigardar was a teacher.
Jagirdar started making waves in the industry as a Scenarist and an assistant director before becoming a full-time movie director in 1934 in Prabhat Film Company. He directed a 1934 film Sinhasan, which was his debut as a film director. His famous role in the movie Ramshastri as the character of Ramshastri won him major fame and appreciation from the industry. Other than that, he played major roles in prominent movies like Meetha Zahar in 1938, Vasantsena in 1942, Behram Khan in 1946,
in 1958, Babar, Amrapali, Yahudi Ki Ladki,
, Aadmi Aur Insaan and many more. In a nutshell, he had a rich career where he acted in more than 50 Bollywood and Marathi movies.
He had a successful direction career too as he directed hits like Main Hari, Charnon Ki Dasi, Behram Khan, Vasantsena, Jail Yatra and many such appreciated works are boon to the film industry. He is decorated with varying accolades, for his exemplary devotion towards the film industry. The Government of Maharashtra awarded him the best actor award for his role as the poet Parshuram in Shahir Parshuram. The veteran artist is the recipient of the Best Actor award for his performance in the film Padosi in the fifth annual BFJA Awards by the Bengal Journalists Association. They yet again honored him as best actor of the year and best director of the year for his work in Ramshastri. After a wholesome career, the actor passed away at his residence in Mumbai because of a heart attack at the age of 81.