Kuldeep Pawar was a dynamic Marathi actor who could often find the balance between comic and opposing roles and could balance between the two like a professional conjurer.

Pawar was born in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. His father was a small-time actor who always used to encourage arts as a profession. Kuldeep’s grandfather used to work at an electric powerhouse, built under the rule of His Highness Shahu Maharaj. After completing his education at St.Xavier’s school and Rajaram College in Kolhapur itself, he relocated to Mumbai, to venture into Marathi films post his unsuccessful hunt for commendable work in Karad and Pune.  He was offered the part to play the character of Sambhaji by Marathi drama director Prabhakar Panshikar in “Ithe Oshadla Mrityu”. Panshikar was a former stage actor and used to own “Natyasampada” a drama and theater organization and claimed that it was Pawar’s robust voice and personality that fetched him the role of Sambhaji in his play.

Pawar earned the nickname of “ Daddy Click to look into! >> Read More... ” after playing the role by the same name in a play titled “Rakheli”, followed by people often referring to him by it. He has played a key role in roughly 25 movies, some of which include “Jhaatyache Jaale”, “Darodekhor”, “Bin Kamacha Navra”, “Shapit” and ”Gupchup Gupchup.” He also appeared in the Jackie Shroff Intro: Jackie Shroff is a well known Bollywood act >> Read More... starred Bollywood flick “Doodh Ka Karz” in 1990. His television exposure fetched an impetus when he starred in the Sachin Pilgaonkar This Actor received National Award for his perform >> Read More... directed comedy serial “ Tu Tu Main Main Tu Tu Main Main, a comedy serial on Indian televis >> Read More... ”.

Kuldeep also featured in other television projects such as Paramveer, Sansaar, Damini, and Aakrosh. In the field of theater, he was cast as Aurangzeb in “Asa Hi Ek Aurangzeb”, as Tatya Tope in “Vij Mhanali Dhartil” among many others. Pawar passed away on the 24th of March due to renal failure complications, at the Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai. Kuldeep, and his wife Nilima, who is also a theater artist, have two children Aishwarya and Samrudha.

Kulbhushan Kharbanda Hindi Actor

Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Birthday: 21/10/1944                     Proudly known for his role as the ingenious bald villain “Shakaal” inspired by James Bond’s Blofeld, Kulbhushan Kharbanda personifies the versatility in the Bollywood industry. Having being born in Attock district of Punjab (now Pakistan), his family migrated to India where he completed his schooling Jodhpur, Dehradun & Aligarh. Right after his graduation from Kirori Mal College from Delhi University, a few friends of his along with him created a theater group which went by the name of “Abhiyaan.” He also conjugated with Michael Joy’s “Yatrik”, a bilingual theater, consequently also to emerge as its first paid artist. In 1972 he migrated to Kolkata, to work under director Shyamanand Jalan and join the “Padatik” theater group. He first set foot in the film industry through Sai Paranjape’s “Jadu Ka Shankh” but was first noticed Shyam Benegal’s “Nishant” in 1974. He also featured in Benegal’s “Manthan”, “Bhumika”, “Junoon”, and “Kalyug.”  Coextensively, he also ventured into parallel films like “Godhuli” in 1977. However in 1980, he was presented with the role of the infamous “Shakaal” in Ramesh Sippy’s “Shaan” which would lay concrete on his foot into Bollywood mainstream movies. He is also well known for his roles “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar” where he played the jubilant portrayal of a loving dad who raises his sons and the King of Champaner ‘Raja Puran Singh’ in Lagaan. Gupt, Border, Refugee are some of the projects in which he featured. Besides, Kharbanda also ventured into art films right from Chakra in 1981, Arth in 1982, Andhi Gali in 1984  up to “Monsoon Weddings” in 2001 among many others. He also featured in Deepa Mehta’s movie trilogy “Earth”, “Fire” and “Water.” In the year 2009, he also found the opportunity to appear briefly in a German film. He also grabbed a role in the 2014 movie “Brothers” which was a remake of the Hollywood flick “Warriors” and in “Haider”, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” His television works include serials such as “Shanno Ki Shaadi” and “Mahi Ve.” He has a daughter, Shruti, with wife Maheshwari Devi Kharbanda.

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Kumud Mishra

Kumud Mishra is a well-known name in the arena of Indian theatre, due to his versatile acting talent. He got this knack from his father, who was a stage actor too. Also, two of his teachers in Belgaum Military School of Karnataka, Mr. Pathare and Mr. Janardhan embedded the love of acting in young Kumud and inspired him a lot, with their enthusiasm in conducting various stage plays at school. After completion of school education, he returned home at Bhopal and attended college there to do his graduation, with History and Political Science as major subjects. But here he got the scope to work on stage with various renowned theatre personalities and acted under the guidance of the expert stage directors, like Alok Nandan, Sachin Tiwari, John Martin and Irfan Saurabh. Later, he joined Prabhat Ganguly’s ‘The Little Ballet Theatre’, on behalf of which he participated in the Festival of India, in USSR in 1989. Then he decided to polish his skill of acting by doing a Diploma course in Acting from National School of Drama in 1990 – ’91. Consequently, he shifted to Mumbai, to try his luck there, in 1994. Here, he rose to fame by acting in several plays; among them the most notable ones are Medha and Zoombish by Ramu Ramanathan and Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane by Manav Kaul. His superb performance in Ramu Ramanathan’s play ‘Cotton 56 Polyester 84’ has earned him Best Play Award in 2006, from META.Moreover, he has acted in Bollywood films, like Sardari Begum, 1971, Patiala House, Rock Star, Filmistaan, Raanjhanaa, Revolver Rani and very recently released Badlapur. Another of his film named Bangistan is waiting for release in this year.

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