Marathi film industry operates in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is the oldest film industry in India and has a rich history of producing quality films dating back to 1912. In 1932, the first Marathi film, Ayodhyecha Raja, was released. Marathi cinema is one of the most famous and economically profitable film industry. Here is the list of actors in the Marathi film industry based on their hit films. The Top 10 actors with the most hits films are given below.
Ashok Saraf is a Marathi actor and comedian from Belgaum, Maharashtra. He has been playing since 18yrs old. He has done 250 films till 2019 and is still working in the industry. His well-known movies are Ashi Hi Banva Banvi, Ayatya Gharat Gharoba, and Dhum Dhadaka. He is also known as Samrat Ashoka of the Marathi film industry.
Mohan Sirish Joshi is an Indian television, film, and theatre actor from Bangalore who moved to Pune. He has performed in more than 8,000 stage shows and 30 theatre shows. His well-known theatre plays are Aasu Ani Hasu, Gadvach Lagna, God Gulabi, and Goshta JanmantarichiKalam 302. After that, he got offers to work in Marathi films. He has worked in more than 70 Marathi films. Some of his Marathi movies include Sawat Majhi Ladki, Tu Tithe Mee, Gharabaher, Not Only Mrs. Raut, Deool Band, and Mulshi Pattern.
Swapnil Joshi is an actor and comedian from Mumbai. Swapnil Joshi is one of the most famous actors in the Marathi film industry. He is a superstar of the Marathi film industry popularly known as
Shah Rukh Khan
of Marathi film industry. Some of his hits are Duniyadari, Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai, and Mitwa.
Sai Tamhankar is also known as the queen of Marathi film industry. She has given hit after hits and is very popular in the film industry. Sai also works in Bollywood and television serials. She has served in many Marathi TV serials like Agni Shikha, Sathi Re, Kasturi, Ya Gojirvanya Gharat, and Fu Bai Fu (as an anchor). Sai has acted in several Bollywood as well as Marathi Films such as Vazandar, Picnic, Be Dune Saade Char, Mission Possible, Zhakaas, No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey, Pune 52, and
Siddharth Jadhav is also known as the comedy king of the Marathi film industry. He has acted in over 50 films. He also works in Bollywood as well as Television. He has performed in several Bollywood movies like Cirkus and Simmba, but he says that his first love is Marathi film, TV, and stage.
Subodh Bhave is an Indian actor, writer, producer, and director who is famous for his work in Marathi Cinema and TV serials. He has acted in many successful and well-known hit Marathi movies like Har Har Mahadev, Vaalvi, and Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. Subodh has worked in various Marathi TV serials, films, and theatre. Also, his role in the TV serial Tula Pahate re gave him a vast amount of popularity.
Sonalee Kulkarni is an Indian actress who mainly works in Marathi and Bollywood films. She has won several awards, including two Film Fare Awards. She is known for her Lavani-type dance song, "
," in the Marathi movie Natarang. Sonalee made her debut in the Hindi film industry through the adult sex comedy
also worked as the character Mamta, wife of Ritesh Deshmukh's character. Sonalee also made a cameo appearance in the picture Singham 2.
Shreyas is an Indian actor, film director, and producer who appears in Hindi as well as in Marathi films. He has appeared in several critically and economically successful films like
Om Shanti Om
, and Golmaal 3. Some of his Marathi films as an actor are Sanai Choughade (2008), Poshter Boyz (2014), and Aapdi Thaapdi (2022).
He is an Indian actor who works in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He is mainly a Marathi actor, who works In Television and films. He has worked in more than 50 films. Some of his hits are Vaastav, Ye Re Ye Paisa, Baaghi, and many more.
10. Ankush Chaudhari
Ankush Chaudhari is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and theatre personality known for performing in Marathi. Ankush is one of the most successful actors in Marathi cinema. He has received several awards like the Filmfare Awards Marathi. He won his first Filmfare Award or Critics Award for Best Actor for his film
. won his second Filmfare Award in the category of Best Actor for his movie Dhurala.