wiki:Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar (b. 1944)

Actor and director born in Bombay, where he attended the J. J. School of Arts (1965). Noted director on Marathi experimental stage with Satyadev Dubey (1968-72) and with his own Aniket group set up in 1972, e.g. Sadanand Rege’s Gochee (1972) and Badal Sircar’s Juloos (1975). Introduced theatre of the absurd in Maharashtra and a street theatre-inspired practice of performing plays in the round. Employed as bank clerk in Bombay when he was cast as actor by Basu Chatterjee in Rajanigandha (1974), which led to many parts in middle-class comedies, usually as the blundering lover. Also known for his remarkable performance as the scheming Rahul in Kumar Shahani’s epic melodrama Tarang. Was a well-known Bengali star after he did Narayan Chakraborty’s Mother, followed by Dinen Gupta’s Kalankini and Abasheshe and Pinaki Choudhury’s Chena Achena. Also starred in one Malayalam film, Balu Mahendra’s Azhiyada Kolangal. Became director with Marathi film Aakriet, casting himself as a psychotic serial killer. Directed two more films, Ankahee and Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye, and several TV serials.

FILMOGRAPHY (* also d/ only d): 1971: Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe; Bajiravacha Beta; 1974: Rajanigandha; 1975: Chhotisi Baat; 1976: Chit Chor; Tuch Majhi Rani; Bhumika; 1977: Kanneshwara Rama; Agar; Taxi Taxi; Safed Jhooth; Gharonda; 1978: Damaad; Do Ladke Dono Kadke; Solva Sawan; 1979: 22 June 1897; Baaton Baaton Mein; Golmaal; Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi; Mother; Azhiyada Kolangal; 1980: Apne Paraye; Chehre Pe Chehra; Aanchal; 1981: Aakriet*; Naram Garam; Plot No. 5; Sameera; Kalankini; Agni Pareeksha; 1982: Jeevan Dhara; Ramnagari; Shriman Shrimati; Olangal; Sringara Masa; 1983: Rang Birangi; Chena Achena; Pyaasi Aankhen; Nirvana; 1984: Prarthana; Ankahee*; Ashray; Tarang; Admi Aur Aurat; Mr X; Saleysaab (TV); 1985: Abashashe; Khamosh; 1986: Baat Ban Jaye; Jhoothi; 1987: Kachhi Dhoop (TV); 1988: Naqab (TV); 1989: Fitness for Fun, Fitness for Everyone (Doc); 1990: Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye; 1991: Mrignayani (TV); 1993: Paoolkhuna (TV); 1995: Bangarwadi; 1996: Daera.

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