Birthday: 1948

Pradeep Welankar was born in 1948, and he had a successful tryst both with the big screen and small screen. He also tested waters in the theatre. He has played many roles in Marathi plays and some Hindi films as well. His famous plays are Barrister, Ratra Udyachi, One Room Kitchen, and Rang Umalatya Manache. His roles in the television series Megh Datale, Asambhav, and Paducha Paul are always appreciated. He appeared in the Marathi film Joshi Ki Kamble where the lead actor leaves no stone unturned in emerging a winner against caste bias.He also acted in Bollywood films like the critically acclaimed Page 3 and the action-packed Singham. 

Pradeep’s wife Rajani Welankar is a well-known face in Marathi theater. She is also famous in the celluloid world and television. The two are blessed with three daughters Meera, Gauri and Madhura. These siblings have got themselves associated with the stage. Madhura and Meera even tried their luck in movies and television. 

In an interview, Madhura Welankar said that she has inculcated the qualities of her father. She also said that one day is less to thank her father for what all he has done for her. She shares a special bond with him and is always ready to cook non-vegetarian food for him which he relishes.

Pradeep holds a keen interest in film direction as well. During his college days, he had a keen interest in sports as well as theater. Later, he decided to take forward his interest in theater and chose it as his career. Initially, he was a part of a theater group called “Rangagyan”. He has worked with many famous writers like  V. V. Shirwadkar, C. P. Deshpande, Vasant Kanetkar, Sai Paranjape, Suresh Khare and some new playwrights like Nitin Dixit and Mayuri Deshmukh. His play Barrister earned him a lot of recognition. His another play Rang Umalatya Manache crossed over 500 shows and gained a lot of popularity in the mid-80's. He played a very strong role in a play called Sokshamoksha.

Pradeep’s role in the telefilm Shahani Sakal is still loved by people. He has done more than 50 TV shows. Many people know him by the name of  Shyamrao Paranjape, which was a character in one of his shows, Hya Gojirvanya Gharat. His earliest Marathi films were Vajeer and Chakava. He also appeared in Savali, which was a bilingual film. He is said to be working on some Marathi and Bollywood movies.

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Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep Kumar was an actor who is well known for his acting in many Hindi and Bengali movies. She was born on January 4 in 1925 in Kolkata in India. He died on 27 October in 2001 at the age of 76. When he was at the age of 17, he began to take a decision to end up in a career of acting. His acting career began with the Bengali film industry. The movies that brought him fame and name were Alaknanda in 1947. It was directed Debaki Bose. He then shifted to another two film studios Bombay and Filmistan. He also portrayed an important character in Anand Math in 1952. He also portrayed another lead character of Bina Rai of the film Anarkali in 1953. He also played another lead role alongside Vyjayanthimala in the movie Nagin in 1954. Both the movies became very popular, and they were also famous for their music that made them very popular. He had many films released in the late 1950s. However in 1960, he didn’t have that much success. But Ghoonghat, Aarthi, and Taj Mahal which were released in the 1960s were successful. After the 1960s, he did not get the chance to work with new heroines like Babita, Saira Banu, and many others. He shifted to act in many other character roles in 1969. After that, he didn’t get any important visible roles until 1983 when he acted in Rasia Sultan and also in Jaanwar. He also won the Lifetime award the Kalkar Award in 1999. He died on 27 October in 2007 in Kolkata. His daughters play some lead roles in many movies and TV shows. Even his son and their children also acted in many TV serials. One of them worked as an assistant director for the movie Housefull 2 which was directed by Sajid Khan in 2012 and also the movie Himmatwala, which was released in 2013.

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Pradhuman Singh

Pradhuman Singh, is a Hindi actor who portrayed the role of ‘Osama Bin Laden’ in the movie ‘Tere Bin Laden’. His acting skills and his comic timing was highly appreciated by the Indian audience. Before coming into the movies he was a corporate man working in Wipro in the ‘business development’ team. He is good at mimicry.He did his schooling from ‘Yadavindra Public school’, Patiala, India. He has a Nepali ancestry. He did not have a theater background nor did dhe have any intentions of joining the Hindi film industry. When he passed out School, Abhisek (Director of Tere Bin Laden) had graduated from the National School of Drama. They were both part of a workshop and they made a short film and a documentary after which Abhishek shifted to Mumbai. Pradhuman was 19 at that time and they had no contact for about 3-4 years but then Abhishek called him up and asked him to play the role of Laden in his movie. At first he was not convinced but Abhishek encouraged him and he took the role and this changed his life. ‘Tere Bin Laden’ was released in 16th July 2010 with Ali Zafar as the main protagonist. This movie played a pivotal role, in setting his mark in Bollywood. He was even nominated for “The Best comic actor” for his role in Tere Bin Laden. After that he played in the movie “Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi”(2012). Here he portrayed the role of a Bengali, druggy rock star. The movie was not as popular as compared to his earlier endeavor. His latest movie was ‘Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend’which was directed by Japinder Kaur and produced by Tarnpreet Singh and Manjeet Kaur under ‘JAP Films’.

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