Actor Milind Gunaji has appeared in such films like Devdas, LOC Kargil, Dev,
Khatta Meetha, Kamasutra-3D. Born on July 14, 1968, in Pune, Maharashtra, Milind Gunaji started acting even as brand ambassadors for many assignments of Maharashtra Government. He is also a prolific travel writer.
In 1993, he made his debut with ‘Papeeha’ directed by
Sai Paranjpye in a lead role of a forest officer. Critics appreciated the film. In 1996, he played a role of Inspector Indrajeet Saxena in Mahesh Bhatt’s film Fareb, which fetched him Filmfare award. It is still one of his iconic performances in a negative role. Earlier, he acted in Govind Nihalini’s film ‘Droh Kaal’ where he plays role of a terrorist along with Manoj Bajpai. Milind had co-starred in the film along with
Naseeruddin Shah, Ashish Vidyarthi.
Thus, he began another new phase of his career by doing supporting roles in two very different film projects such as Virasat (1997) and Godmother(1999). Both these films largely raised his career in big screen He has acted in Govind Nihalini’s three successful projects like Dev, Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa and Droh Kaal. His role as Kalibabu in Devdas helped him raise his profile in commercial cinema. Milind Gunaji balanced his performance in both art and meaningful cinema having acted with
Sunny Deol, Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah.
Films like Dev, Devdas, LOC Kargil, etc had an impressive opening weekend gross and he got noticed by younger audiences in general. He portrayed a villain role in the film as General Ansari in ‘
Asambhav’ which was an average grosser in the box office. In 2006, the actor was seen in a film Jigyaasa, a controversial feature film based on
Mallika Sherawat. The actor starred in the unusual comic film Phir Hera Pheri(2009) and Khatta Meeta(2010). In 2015, he was seen in two films like ‘
Saankal’ and ‘Karbonn’.
This actor did not have a super-hero image but had a good macho look to portray meaningful characters in Indian cinema. He also has appeared in regional languages films such as Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu and Marathi films too.