Ajay Wadhavkar or Ajay Vadhavkar is an Indian actor. He has been working as an actor since 1983, when he appeared in the movie ‘Jaane bhi do Yaaro’. The movie is still revered as a milestone in black comedy genre. His next appearance was in the most celebrated TV serial ‘ Nukkad’ where he performed the role of “Ganpat Havaldar”. His appearance was confined to 5 episodes which were aired between 1986 and 1987 on DD National. He then appeared in the movie ‘Shahenshah’ which came in the year 1988. In the next year, i.e. 1989, he played the role of “Havaldar Victory Ganesh” in a movie titled ‘Bhrashtachar’.
Later, he briefly worked for the most popular TV serial of its time, ‘ Byomkesh Bakshi’. He played the role of “Dr. Nagendra Pal” for two episodes which were aired in the year 1993 on DD National.
In 1996, he acted in a movie called, ‘English Babu Desi Mem’. The very next year, there were two movies released namely, ‘ Yes Boss’ and Prithvi’, in which Ajay performed very significant roles.
In 2000, he acted in a movie ‘Le Chal Apne Sang’ and around three years later, he appeared as “Constable Sakharam” in another movie called ‘Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century’.
After that, in 2009, he played the role of ‘Damodar Rao Deshmukh’ in the TV serial ‘
’ which was telecast on Zee TV. Despite his ill health, this veteran Marathi actor never took rest. He is a diabetes patient and had even undergone a surgery. While working for ‘Pavitra Rishta’ he got his left leg injured in 2009 and hence had his leg amputated.
But this undeterred actor didn’t stop and came back with an artificial leg. It was really inspiring for other actors to see him dealing with all rigors of a daily soap even in such a state.
A true professional, he has challenged his pain and never let it appear on his face which is quite perceptible in his own words, “I went through a very bad phase in life. It was destiny and one can’t fight against it. I have moved on and my family has really supported me to overcome this incident. I hope no one goes through this trauma.”