Shivaji Satam is a famous Hindi and Marathi film and television actor, renowned for his role as A.C.P. Pradyuman in Sony TV’s hit crime drama, C.I.D.
Shivaji was born on 21st April 1950. After graduating in Chemistry and earning a diploma in Business Administration, he worked as a bank official in Mumbai. He would have become a cricketer, if it were not for a happy co-incidence that led him to pursue theatre when he was in college. He had is stage debut as Hambirao in the Marathi play, Raigadala Jenvha Jaag Yete and went on to perform in many plays like Swapna Eka Valyache and Mansala Dankh Maticha. He made his film debut in Kaiwari and his television debut in Rishte-Naate. On the small screen, he featured in Famous Trials of India and Ek Shunya Shunya, but his popularity as the A.C.P. Pradyuman, the no-nonsense criminal investigator in C.I.D., is unsurpassed.
His list of films include Hindi films like Pestonjee, Yeshwant, Ghulam-E-Mustafa, Vinashak, Yugpurush, China Gate, Wajood, Hu Tu Tu, Daag, Sooryavansham, Vaastav, Pukar, Baaghi, Nidaan, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain, Kurukshetra, Jodi No. 1, Nayak, Pitaah, Hathyar, Filhaal, Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye, Bardaasht, Garv, Viruddh, and Taxi No. 9211. He also appeared in English films like English August, and Split Wide Open, and Marathi films like De Dhakka, Ek Hoti Vadi, and Haapus.
He’s the recipient of two Maharashtra State Film Awards and a Gold Award for his role as A.C.P. Pradyuman. He loves to watch and play cricket in his free time. He also enjoys lazing around, visiting friends, dusting at home, and reading.