Anand Modak was born on May 13, 1951. He was a well-known Marathi film composer and music director. Lapandav (1993), Chaukat Raja (1991), Tu Tithe Mee (1998), Naatigoti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Samaantar (2009), and Dambis (2009) are some of his notable films (2011). Mahanirvan, Mahapoor, Kheliya, Raigadala Jeva Jag Yete, Begum Barve, Chaukatcha Raja, and Mukta were his major theatre pieces. He was born in Akola and received his primary education from the Akola Education Society in Akola. Modak met directors like
, who were directing experimental theatre in Pune. In 1972, he began his musical career by assisting
, the composer for Vijay Tendulkar's well-known play Ghashiram Kotwal, directed by Jabbar Patel in Pune. Later, in 1974, he began composing independently with Satish Alekar's acclaimed Marathi drama Mahanirvan for Theatre Academy, Pune, where he was also a founding member in 1973.
Meanwhile, he continued to make music while working for the Bank of Maharashtra, where he served for 35 years before retiring in 2010. After working in theatre, he went on to compose music for radio, television, and eventually Marathi cinema and devotional music. He was recognized for his experimental form of music, which he created without using many instruments. He even worked on the film Naatigoti as a cinematographer. The award-winning films Chaukat Raja, Tu Tithe Mee, and Harishchandrachi Factory play Mahapoor, Kheliya, Raigadala Jeva Jag Yete Begum Barve, Chaukatcha Raja, and Mukta all have his music. Yashwantrao Chavan – Bakhar Eka Vadalachi, a biopic, was one of his most recent flicks (2014).
For Doghi, Mukta, Raosaheb, and Dhoosar, he received the Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Music. He is the only music director in the Marathi film industry to receive the Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Music for three consecutive years. Perhaps his best musical accomplishment was in the Marathi non-film sector. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a significant member of a group in Pune that included Rajeev Paranjape,
. Anand Modak had set tunes for the poetry of saint-poets Jnandev, Namdev, Eknath, and Tukaram for Amrut-gatha; for Preet-rang. At the age of 63, he died of a heart attack in Pune. His wife, two children, one granddaughter, two grandsons, and sons-in-law survive him.