Arun Nalawade is an Indian Marathi film and theatre actor, producer and director, who earned fame and success after he acted and co-produced the Marathi film, Shwaas which was released in year 2004. The film is the official entry of India to the Oscar Awards 2004 and it received the 6th place position in the 77th Academy Award for being the Best Foreign Language Film at that time. The film also received the National Award for Best Film in year 2004. Prior to this, Shwaas have faced financial issues in showcasing and promoting the film at the Oscars. Luckily, many people contribute to make it to the Oscars including the legendary, and Marathi cricketer,
. Students from the Jogeshwari create lamps and sell them to contribute to the film.
In 2005, he bagged the role of Suryakant Ghodake in the movie, Kaydyacha Bola. Arun has done films like Divasen Divas, Shan and Chasme Bahaddar in 2006. He also appeared in the short film, Pailteer which was shot in Toronto, Canada and was starred as Havaldar Bajrang Baija Kaka Desai in Hee Porgi Kunachi. In year 2007, Arun directed the Marathi film, Shri Siddhivinayak Mahima. He essayed a fatherly role in the Marathi film, Gojiri and bagged the role of Lord Pandurang in ‘Arre… Devaa!’ in year 2007. In 2011, he was also seen in the film, Teecha Baap Tyacha Baap. He played a supporting role in the Marathi film, Spandan in 2012. Arun was also cast in the Marathi film, Mala Anna Vhaychay in 2013, where he played the role of Anna Hazare, a anti-corruption activist in India. He was also seen in Gajendra Ahire’s Anumati which stars
and in the same year. He bags the role of a cycle Rikshawala in Sanjiv Kolte’s Marathi film, Taani; a story about a family who struggles so their daughter can achieve her dreams in 2013. This year, he donned the role of Antookaka in another Marathi film, Vees Mhanje Vees. He also appeared as Annasaheb Gunthe Patil, a local politician who owns a college in the film, Campus Katta. Arun is also part of Vidnyan Siddhi Films’ Sangharsh, where he essayed the role of Gurav Kaka.
Arun appeared as Janak Jadeja/Dadu in the family show, Zindagi Kahe –
which was aired on Life OK in 2011. He also done an episodic in Star Plus’
Lakhon Mein Ek
in year 2012; in a story that depicts the life of a victim of domestic violence.