Sanjay Sugaonkar is a well-known face in the Marathi theatre fraternity and has acted in plays like ‘Sasrebuva Jara Japun’ and ‘Makadachya Hati’. He attained national exposure and became known to people outside the mentioned spectrum with the show ‘Rukh Jaana Nahi’, in which he played the role of a pandit (priest), Sitaram Panda. The story of the show revolved around the female protagonist, Sanchi, who belonged to an ordinary family and struggled and fought every day to break out of the social confines the society built around her. Sitaram Panda was a well-intentioned priest who tried to help Sanchi once by telling Indu, the local goon head over heels over Sanchi and wanting to tie the knot with her as soon as possible, and his mother that she would die if Indu married Sanchi.

His wife and son were, on the contrary, antagonists although the son saw the error of his ways towards the end and turned into a protagonist. Recently, he was part of the PIFF (Pune International Film Festival) nominated movie ‘Halal’ (2016). Sugaonkar’s acting career, despite his experience and ability, has been unfortunately understated on the whole. Every performance of his, regardless of the magnitude of the role, makes you wonder how an actor so consistent in his stoic performances remains so unheralded. Being someone who mainly performs in theater, his ability to mould into and play different characters with immaculate ease is usually on full display. With more and more impetus now starting to be given to efficient actors, it might only be a matter of time till actors like Sugaonkar are given due appreciation for their hard work and talent.

Sandeep Mehta Hindi Actor

Sandeep Mehta

No matter what we say, it will be very difficult to realize the contribution of Sandeep Mehta in the television and movie industry. He is undoubtedly one of the finest actors to have worked in the Indian television world.Sandeep Mehta has been a part of some of the most popular soaps on television. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is probably the highlight of his television career. He plays the all important role of Rajshekhar Singhania in the series aired on Star Plus. Some of his other works on television include “Paalki” which was a story of Palak, Pranjal and Daksh, “Kasturi” which was a serial revolving around the life of a young middle class woman who starts working for an arrogant and popular rockstar, and Kaisi Laagi Lagan which aired on Sahara One and was a story about a girl named Pratha who was singlehandedly raised by her mother since she was 5 years old. His roles in each of these projects have been crucial to the script and have been well appreciated.He even made a prominent mark in the movie industry with a number of names in his resume. Mission Kashmir in 2000 was a critically acclaimed movie. Mehta was a part of this successful venture. Other names in the list include Paap in 2003 and Kalyug in 2005. In most of his projects, he hasn’t really been playing the lead, but has managed to leave an impact on the viewers’ minds even from the sidelines. He was also appreciated for his work with the nomination in the STAR Parivaar Award for Favourite Sasur.

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