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Ashok Saraf birthday special: The versatile genius turns 70


Comedian, stage actor of Marathi and Hindi film industry Ashok Saraf turns 70 today. Saraf is popularly remembered as Anand Mathur from Hum Paanch. His comic timing in the serial was superb.

A versatile actor, he has played comedy, villainous and serious roles with elan. In 80’s and 90’s, Saraf and Laxmikanth Berde were the biggest comedy superstars in Marathi cinema. But, Saraf has left his impression in Bollywood as well in character roles in ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Yes Boss’, ‘Singham’, ‘Gupt’, ‘Koyla’, and Yes Boss among others.

He was born and brought up in Mumbai, and started his career on a small screen in 1969. He has acted in more than 250 Marathi films, of which 100 movies have been silver jubilee hits.

On Ashok Saraf birthday, we bring you his famous comedy scenes from his movies

Hum Paanch

Bollywood movies scene

Marathi Film Comedy video

Well, Free Press Journal wishes Ashok Saraf a very Happy Birthday!