Shailesh Datar

Other names of Shailesh Datar: Shailesh Dattar

Starting his career as a stage performer, and then earning his place in both movie and television industry. Shailesh Datar, in his early life, lived in Nagpur, Maharashtra and after graduating, started acting in Marathi theater and television. He is mostly known by the name of Moropant Tambe, a the role that he played in a historical TV-show named: Jhansi Ki Rani (2009-2011), aired on Zee Tv, in which he played the role of Rani Lakshmibai’s father, who was hanged by the order of East India Company.

He has been cast in many other tv-shows such as Bandhan Saat Janamon Ka (2008-2009), and Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev (2012), where he played the character of a sage named Narada.

People see Shailesh Datar as a talented and well-established actor, but according to him it was not easy, not easy at all. He had no idea how he was going to achieve his dream when he started acting, but he worked hard and treated every role he got equally, no matter how small or big it was. 

As he said in an interview, "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, it is about how you see things. My career began with Marathi serials and stage shows, but I had the passion to present my talent at a bigger platform hence, I tried my luck in Hindi drama serials, and it worked out quite good."

Another Version

Shailesh Datar is a Hindi and Marathi T.V. actor who is entertaining people since 2005. He has also endeavored in films. He is popularly known for his character in the fable T.V. show ‘Devon Ke Dev….Mahadev’ as ‘Narada’ (2012). He was also seen on television shows like Ek Veer Stree Ki Kahani — Jhansi Ki Rani from 2009 to 2011. In this show, he played ‘Moropant Tambe’ the father of ‘Rani Lakshmibai’. His acting career also includes shows like ‘ Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo,’ ‘Bandhan Saat Janamon Ka,’ ‘Banoo Main Teri Dulhan,’ and ‘ Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat’. Before entering into the television world, Dattar used to be a stage actor performing in Marathi.

In the serial Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap he played the character Tulsidas, and it was very much appreciated. In fact, the inclusion of Tulsidas in the serial made it even more engrossing. 

This talented actor doesn’t go with the preconceived notion that regional actors are not recognized in the mainstream industry. He feels that it’s our perception that counts. He had endeavored in Hindi serials, and that turned out to be fruitful for him, as he admits. 

Shailesh feels that he would rather work in different roles than being typecast as a “too good for words”     protagonist role. After all, he opines that by playing a character artist he can shine in the industry.