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Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Real name • Ganesh Kumar Narwode [1]The Hindu
• Ganesh Kumar Nalawade [2]Times of India
Full Name Sadashiv Dattaray Amrapurkar
Nickname Tatya [3]Times of India
Profession(s) Actor, Author
Famous Role Maharani (Film – Sadak, 1991)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Film (Bollywood): Ardh Satya (1983)
Film (Marathi): Aamras (1976)
TV: Bharat Ek Khoj (1988)
Last Film Dhangarwada (2015)
Mahayoddha Rama – animated (2016)
Awards, Honours, Achievements Filmfare Awards
1984 (Winner): Best Supporting Actor for Ardh Satya (1983)
1992 (Winner): Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role for Sadak (1991)
1998 (Nominee): Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role for Ishq (1997)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 11 May 1950 (Thursday)
Birthplace Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Date of Death 3 November 2014 (Monday)
Place of Death Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
Age (at the time of death) 64 Years
Death Cause Pulmonary Fibrosis (a lung infection)
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
School A.E.S. Navin Marathi Shala, Ahmednagar
College/University Ahmednagar College
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Educational Qualification(s) B.A. from Ahmednagar College
M.A. in History from Pune University
M.A. in Sociology from Pune University
Religion Hinduism [4]Times of India
Caste Maharashtrian Brahmin [5]Times of India
Address A/201 Panchdhara, Off Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058
Hobbies Reading, Sketching with pastels, Photography
Sadashiv doing photography
Controversy • In 2013, during Holi, Amrapurkar was severely beaten while he was protesting against the wastage of water in a rain dance in the neighboring society, as Maharashtra was facing a water shortage. [6]Times of India
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Sunanda Karmarkar
Marriage Date 1973
Wife/Spouse Sunanda Karmarkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar with his wife
Children Daughter– Rima Amarapurkar (Director)

Daughter– Ketaki Amarapurkar Jategaonkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar with his daughter Ketaki
Daughter– Dr. Sayali Jahagirdar (Eldest)
Sadashiv Amrapurkar's family (Sayali is on the far left)
Parents Father– Businessman (Name not known)
Siblings Brother– A younger brother (Name not known)
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Sadashiv Amrapurkar photo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sadashiv Amrapurkar

  • Did Sadashiv Amrapurkar drink alcohol?: No [7]Mid-Day
  • Did Sadashiv Amrapurkar smoke?: No [8]Mid-Day
  • Sadashiv Amrapurkar was a versatile Indian actor best known for playing villainous roles.
  • Sadashiv was always into acting and did many plays in school and college. Sadashiv in his young days was also trained as a singer. But he was told that his highly nasal baritone would prevent him from being a successful singer. That made him quit singing and focus on theatre.
  • Sadashiv Amrapurkar had played first-class cricket in the Ranji trophy. He was an excellent batsman and a leg spinner. But when he participated in a one-act play competition in his college, he found his calling, and it turned his direction from cricket to acting and directing plays.
  • At the age of 21, he started doing theatre and did more than 50 plays (acting and directing) and minor roles in Marathi cinema till 1979. Producer Govind Nihalani spotted Sadashiv during a Marathi play titled ‘Hands up’ in 1981 and soon placed him in his movie ‘Ardh Satya’ to play Rama Shetty (the negative lead). The movie was a success and Sadashiv was critically acclaimed for this movie. Sadashiv Amrapurkar in Ardh Satya
  • The film ‘Hukumat,’ in 1987, helped Sadashiv garner popularity as a villain in Hindi cinema. The movie was a blockbuster (earned more than Mr. India) and Dharmendra even considered Amrapurkar to be his lucky mascot. They did several movies together since then. Sadashiv Amrapurkar's film poster
  • Sadashiv won the Filmfare award for Best Actor in a negative role (1992) for his performance in the movie ‘Sadak.’ It was the first year that a Filmfare was given in this category, and Amrapurkar was the first recipient of this award.
  • He was the favorite villain of the 1980s, but around the mid-90s he started doing comic roles in movies like ‘Ishq,’ ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain,’ ‘Coolie No 1,’ ‘Aunty No 1,’ and many more. Sadashiv Amrapurkar's different roles
  • The actor has done more than 300 films in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, and Haryanvi.
  • Sadashiv once mentioned that he signed the film ‘Elaan-E-Jung’ just because it gave him an opportunity to ride a horse which the actor has never ridden. He fell from the horse on the first day of the shoot and was later seen driving a jeep in the entire movie. Sadashiv Amrapurkar's film Elaan-E-Jung poster
  • Even while he was a successful Bollywood actor, he never stopped doing theatre. When he was asked to choose between films and theatre, he said that theatre was his breath. He even shared a story from his past where his father, who was not happy with his son’s passion for acting, locked him in the house to stop him from acting in a play. But later seeing his determination, his father let him pursue his dream.
  • Sadashiv was a philanthropist and social activist. He worked for the betterment of rural youth. He was associated with many social organizations like Samajik Krutadnyata Nidhi, Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, Snehalaya, Lokshahi Prabodhan Vyaspeeth, Ahmednagar Aitihasik Vastu Sangrahalaya, and many others.
  • Amrapurkar had gone missing from the industry for quite some time and was last seen on the big screen in a cameo in Dibakar Banerjee film ‘Bombay Talkies’ in 2012, which was made to celebrate the centenary year of Indian cinema. When asked about his hiatus from Bollywood, he said,

    “Why should I? I’ve never said that I’m retired or don’t want to do films anymore. Just that the roles that come to me are often repetitive in nature and I’m brave enough to refuse them. Earlier, when I started my career at the age of 32, I wanted to do films to get recognized. Once I established myself as an actor, it was about making money for family. But now things are different. As you grow older, your priorities change.”

  • Think Global Foundation in Ahmednagar conceptualized an award titled ‘Late Sadashiv Amarapurkar Award’ in memory of the actor.
  • His demise was condoled by many influential people from all walks of life. Even the then Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences to the late actor.
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References/Sources:   [ + ]
1. The Hindu
2. Times of India
3, 4, 5. Times of India
6. Times of India
7, 8. Mid-Day

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