Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Other names of Sadashiv Amrapurkar: Sadashiv Dattaray Amarapurkar

Sadashiv Amarapurkar (Sadashiv Dattaray Amarapurkar) is a versatile actor who had predominantly acted in Hindi and Marathi cinema. As a versatile performer, he even overcame the language barrier and acted in other Indian languages such as Bengali, Tamil, Oriya, Haryanvi, and Telugu even. 

He was often known for playing negative characters or even baddie or villain character in many films but never got typecast. With a super cinematic career of more than three decades, the actor was a multi-talented and unconventional person.

After his first success in big screen after Ardh Satya, he had never looked back. Soon, he got a chance to play a villain role in director K. Bhagyaraj’s first Hindi film ‘Aaakhree Rasta’ with Amitabh Bachchan. The greatest asset of this actor was modulation of voice in his dialogue delivery that holds a stellar career spanning every medium for approximately 25 years, in theater, television and movies.

Sadashiv was born in Ahmednagar on May 11, 1950. Over the years, Sadashiv had gained the reputation of a respected and strong actor who did even cameo roles too in his career. He was one of the most sought-after actors in every movie that got released in the period of 1983 to 1999. For most of his career, he was best-known for playing a corrupted politician ( Aakhree Rasta) or a police officer( Mohra), though he also reached a new audience with comedy roles in film like ‘ Aankhen’.

After Gabbar Singh ( Amjad Khan), perhaps no villain was as vicious and intense like Sadashiv. His role as a brothel owner and eunuch in ‘Sadak’ with Pooja Bhatt was the best negative role essayed by an actor in Indian cinema. As a cunning Don in Ardh Satya, which launched the career of Sadashiv in the screen, was a small role but impressive to fetch him an award that remains the best in the screen.

Before getting a break in the movie, Sadashiv was entirely engaged in directing and even acting in theatre. He has done 50 stage shows and performed in 150 one-act plays in his career in Mumbai’s Indian National Theatre. Since he was a stage artiste, his intensity in performance was so high that he could infuse comedy in villain role (Ishq) and even portray a cop role with comedy sense. Besides acting in plays and movies, the actor took a keen interest as a philanthropist and social activist too. 

He joined the movement of Anna Hazare. His sudden demise for lung infection was great loss to the movie world and the void created by his death cannot be filled by anybody else. He passed away on November 3rd, 2014.

Sachin Khedekar Hindi Actor

Sachin Khedekar

Actor Sachin Khedekar is very much known to Indian audience for portraying the role of national leader Subhas Chandra Bose in a biopic directed by Shyam Benegal. Bengal chose this actor because he had so much resemblance in look and personality that Khedeker tried to get into the mind and heart of viewers with his versatile acting.  This artiste was predominantly acting in Marathi cinema, and Benegal had discovered him to essay the role of freedom fighter Bose. Later, he played Tabu’s husband in Astitva and also performed in Ajay Devgan’s Singham and Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish-3. In the quest for good roles, the actor then took a break from Hindi cinema and switched to Marathi Cinema and Television. This actor started his film journey in 1990 with the film ‘Jeev Sakha’ and maintained an equilibrium between regional (Marathi cinema) and Hindi (Bollywood) cinema industry. He also then appeared in small screen with Shyam Benegal’s ‘Samvidhan’ and another TV Serial ‘Imtihaan’. Sachin Khedekar essayed the role of B R Ambedkar, the chief drafter of the Constitution of India in Benegal’s Samvidhaan. For his popularity in Marathi cinema, the actor was roped in to play the host for two sessions of Marathi version of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Khedekar was not a trained actor in the theatre for a degree in acting school, but he learnt the skill by practice. His performance in Marathi stage and television helped him a lot to gain confidence in him as an actor, and he learnt the basics of acting from veterans like Sai Paranjpye and Vinay Apte.  Television remains his first love and identity too which helped him in fetching roles in movies. When Ekta Kapoor ventured herself into Marathi film production through ‘Taryanche Bait’, Sachin played the lead role, and he was appreciated by the audience. Similarly, when another Marathi film ‘Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy' got released it gave a fillip to the career of Sachin as the film remains biggest grosser in Marathi cinema. Today, he is real gem of an actor in contemporary cinema who can easily replace actor Sanjeev Kumar, who was known for his enormous talent and modest looks.

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Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is a film celebrity born to actress  Sharmila Tagore and cricketer 'Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi'. He has two sisters, Soba, and Soha. Soha is a well-known actress in Hindi cinema. He was born in New Delhi on August 16, 1970. This actor made his debut with director Yash Chopra’s film Parampara, but the film did not do well in box office. He then acted with Akshay and Kajol in Yeh Dillagi, which majored him.  After this movie success, he got many offers as leading hero but all films failed to create any magic in the box-office. Only his mule-starter films fared well in box-office such as Kachche Dhaage (1999), Hum Saath Hain (1999). He had one solo hits with Preity Zinta (Kya Kehna). Saif got his best performance role for Hum Tum, which was his first Yash Chopra’s film opposite Rani Mukherjee. Soon he had four releases such as Parineeta, Salaam Namaste, Omkara and an English language film Being Cyrus.  His performance in Omkara was a negative character while in Parineeta he played the role of a good husband.  Saif and his mother together appeared in a film’ Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)’ which was also a successful film and was an official entry to Oscar. In 2009, Saif launched his production house, Illuminati Films, along with Dinesh Vijan.  The company made some successful films such as Love Aaj Kal, Badalpur, Go Goa Gone, Happy Ending, etc. Saif was recently seen in the movies such as Phantom and Happy Ending.  As Saif was born in Royal family, he spent his college days at Winchester College(UK). He got married to Amrita Singh in 1991 and fetched some roles in few films as she was an established star then. The couple had a son Ibrahim, and a daughter, Sara Ali Khan. The couple had divorced in 2004, and now Saif has tied the knot with Kareena Kapoor. Saif and Kareena had acted together in many films.

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