Dada Kondke

Other names of Dada Kondke: Krishna Kondke

Dada Kondke was born in Mumbai on August 8, 1932. His birth name is Krishna Kondke. He was born near Lalbaug in a place called Naigaon in Mumbai. He was born to a mill workers family. His native is Ingavali. It is in Bohr in Maharashtra in Pune district. They migrated to Mumbai in search of jobs in cotton mills. Dada is a Marathi film producer and actor, writer and lyricist. He was born on Gokulashtami, and so he got named as Krishna. He was popularly known as Dada which means elder brother in Marathi. He also worked on Hindi and Gujarati films. But he is famous for his roles in Marathi films.

Dada’s movie is based on his society. Marathi entertainment industry consists of stage drama and tamasha. Banding and stage actor is how Kondke began his career in entertainment industry. To understand the entertainment of local population he explored Maharashtra while he was acting. His movies were mostly targeted towards the masses instead of a particular society. He spent his childhood in Chawls in Naigaon. Dada was a rough kid. Later he worked in Apna Bazaar, a grocery retailer. Due to some luckless events, Kondke lost his family. This changed him and the recovery procedure him to concentrate on his brighter career of his life. That was when he decided he wanted to make people around him laugh and happy.

Kondke got named nicknamed as ‘Bandwale Dada’ because he joined a local band. The name means a senior brother who is a member of a band. Kondhe began working in dramas and took part in cultural happenings at Seva Dal. He gained contact with many drama individualities. Kondke then began his private drama company and contacted Vasant Sabnis to write him a script. He was a famous Marathi writer. Kondke’s performance and personality in Khankhanpurcha Raja impressed Sabnis. So he wrote the drama Vichha Majhi Puri Kara. It was a breakthrough in his career. The drama made him a star, and he got into Marathi film industry. It got played in more than 1500 shows. Kondke’s first Marathi film was ‘Tambdi Maati’.

In ‘Songadya’ he played the lead role. Then he went on giving hits. He was the one to introduce animals in his songs. He always played a poor character in films like Dhobi, a poor farmer, etc. He always followed the Marathi tradition and custom in his movies. His storyline was always simple. He used the same actors, technicians, singers in his movie to continue the success. He married Nalini in 1960 and then divorced her in 1967. Later he did not remarry. Kondke died at the age of 65 on March 14, 1998.

Rajpal Yadav Hindi Actor

Rajpal Yadav

Rajpal Yadav, the hilarious Indian movie actor, acknowledged for his outrageously comic villainous roles in most of his films. He comes from a small town Kundra situated in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on 16th March 1971,. He came from a simple family that didn’t know much about the film industry. During a film shoot in Canada, while enjoying the sweet delight of an ice-cream, he met Radha, who is now his wife. And after talking over the phone from Mumbai, for several months, Radha finally moved to Mumbai. From an early age, he was interested in acting, and he acted in Nautanki (a traditional drama from Uttar Pradesh) in his village. He performed a lot of plays in Shahjahanpur Theatre before he joined the academy of ‘Bhartendu Natya’ (1992-1994) in Lucknow to brush up his acting skills. Soon after he went to Delhi, and joined ‘National School of Drama’. On completion of his acting course in Delhi, he moved to Mumbai in 1997. In the early years of his career, he played a role in a Doordarshan serial; Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal. His debut film was Dil KyaKare where he played the role of the school’s watchman. His first public appreciation in Bollywood was with the movie Jungle, in which he played a negative role of Sippa, a terrorist. He received the Screen award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Although he achieved success with his negative roles, he favored comedy and after working in the movie “Pyar Tune Kya Kiya” as Chota Vakil, he never turned back. He became a comedian of immense repute in Hindi Cinema. In 2006, he worked in two super hit movies; “Chup Chup Ke” and “Malamaal Weekly”. He also appeared with Martin Sheen in a Hollywood film titled Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. He is best known for his humorous roles in Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama?, Dhol, Hungama, Garam Masala, Ladies Tailor and many other famous films. Another Version Of Rajpal Yadav: There are certain actors who enthrall us with their spellbound performance. The role of a comedian is not that easy; it is said that it is easy to make one cry, but hard to make one laugh. Raajpal is an asset to the comedy department and he has proved his comic prowess through his innate ability of making you laugh, through his oratory and physical movements. Born in Lucknow on 16 March 1971, Raajpal Yadav pursued his basic education in Lucknow. This comedian has connection with Shajahanpur Theater (Lucknow) and had worked on various plays. Raajpal comes from a simple family, which doesn’t know anything about cinema. After doing training in Bhartendu Natya Academy, Raajpal shifted to Delhi for a training in the National School of Drama. This training was very helpful to him in attaining the position that he is enjoying today. Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal is a serial in which Raajpal Yadav acted and it was a success. Ram Gopal Verma’s School was his first movie in which he donned the character of a coolie. Verma was very happy with Raajpal’s performance that he made him act in his next venture too. After having, enacting a role with gray shades in Jungle Raajpal proved his versatility. He got the August Screen award for his performance in this film.  Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Garam Masala, Waqt, and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Chandni Bar, Company, Darna Mana Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, Dhol, Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiya, De Dana Dan, Welcome Back are some of the flicks in which Raajpal acted. His comedy in the 2007 flick, Dhol and Bhool Bhulaiya were very much appreciated. Having worked in over 150 films Raajpal is indeed a name to reckon with in Bollywood. Raajpal has also worked as a male lead in Main, Meri Patni Aur Who but he is mainly known for his comedy.


David Abraham Cheulkar

David Abraham Cheulkar was born on 1909. He is widely known as David. David was a Bollywood film actor. He is a Jewish Indian. He belongs to the Bene Israel community. There are the Marathi speaking community in Mumbai. He graduated in the year 1930 with B.A. degree from the University of Mumbai. He struggled for six years to find a successful job for him. At that time, he earned a law degree from the Government Law College. He then chose to become a professional actor by entering the Bollywood industry. He got his first role in the film with the support of his friend Nayampalli on January 15, 1937. He was an expert character actor. His first movie Zambo directed and produced by Mohan Bhavnani. He was the Indian Government’s chief producer of a film producer. Before entering films, he acted in Hindi serials. He was well associated with IPTA. During his early times of his career, he worked in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’s films. Pardesi, Munna, Shehar Aur Sapna, Char Dil Char Raahein were those films. Munna and Char Dil Char Raahein won the National Film Award. He always played friendly and helpful characters. He is well known for the role ‘John Chacha’ in Boot Polish. He received the Filmfare Award in 1955 for the Best Supporting Actor. The film obtained the Best Film Award. He starred in the song ‘Nanhe Munne Bachche’. It was a famous Bollywood song during that time. David also anchored award shows and other notorious functions. David became the famous and best host, actor and compere in 1959-1975. The PM of India, Jawaharlal Nehru previously said: “An event would be incomplete without David’s Speech”. David also promoted Sports. He then became the representative of India’s Olympic Games. David acted in nearly 110 Indian films. At 1960’s and 70’s he was an element of many Bollywood films. He was most famous for uncle and father roles among the filmmakers. He began his film journey in 1941. In 1960 he became a top character artist. Naya Sansar, Amar Deep, Boot Polish, Pardesi, Ek Phool Char Kaante, Upkar, Anupama, Khubsoorat, Anurag and Khatta Meeta are some of his notable films. He is also known for his comedic role in Golmaal and Chupke Chupke. In 1969 he won the Padma Shri honour from the Indian Government. David died on 1981 December 28 at the age of 73. He passed away because of a heart attack in Canada, Toronto.

David Abraham Cheulkar Hindi Actor