Well known Marathi theater actor Dilip Prabhawalkar had left his impact in stage, films and television circuits in Indian cinema. Besides acting in Marathi, he played minor roles in Hindi and Telugu languages too. Apart from acting, he left his indomitable impression in the field of literature as an author too. He has been an author of many plays and children’s story books. He became quite popular for portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2006, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s classic film Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
He also did a cameo role as Rao Saab in the film
, which had playing the role of a don. He also did another cameo role in Sharukh Khan’s Paheli. Although these roles were minor, it fetched him a good critical appreciation. In addition, he essayed the role of a senior citizen facing a day-to-day common man’s problem in a Marathi TV serial Shriyut Gangadhar Tipare. The versatile actor was associated with the troupe of Ratnakar Malikar’s troupe and had performed in all the plays staged by the group. Some of the notable character that he portrayed in Marathi TV screen includes the character of Chimanrao which was based on a series of short story by CV Joshi. It was telecast in the year 1979 when TV programmes were in black and white. This Marathi comedy serial still haunts the Marathi viewers. After his successful stage performances in Lobh Nasav Hi Vinanti in 1991 that was based on a story by
, the actor had never turned back. It was this stage performance that pulled him to stage acting career and thereafter he transformed his acting potentiality for many films, and television serials. He is the veteran theater personality in Marathi stage, who was born on 4th August, 1944. His career graph illustrates that he has acted over 6 Hindi films and 16 Marathi Films and 8 TV serials, which are notable. A sought-after actor has worked with many leading directors like
, Raj Kumar Hirani and
Ram Gopal Varma
in his long career. Even at a senior age, his spirit of acting never seems to fade away!