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On this day In Bollywood: May 11–Remembering versatile Sadashiv Amrapurkar on his 68th birth anniversary

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Born as Ganesh Kumar Narwode, Sadashiv Amrapurkar was a well-known name for a perfect blend in both Bollywood and Marathi cinema. The actor who was born on 11th May 1950. It is his 68th birth anniversary today.

Sadly, he passed away on 3rd November 2014, leaving a one of its kind legacy for us to remember.

Let us take a walk back memory lane and reminisce the actor’s famous works that left a mark on the industry, his fans and well-wishers.


Having worked in over 300 movies, he is best known for his cunning, villainous and heated roles that have executed his intensive art as an actor.

In 1984, he won the Filmfare Award for the best supporting actor for Ardh Satya, which was his debut film.
Some of his best works include films like Ishq, Hukumat, Gupt and many more. However, his most memorable performance was in Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak where he played Maharani, a eunuch who heads a brothel in Mumbai’s red light area. For this, he also won the Filmfare best villain award.

But on the lighter side, Sadashiv also mastered comic roles in films like Coolie No 1 and Aankhen.

He was a philanthropist, social activist, and engaged in a number of social organizations.

There can never be another one like him, the film fraternity did lose a one of a kind.