|Born||11 May 1950|
|Died||3 November 2014 (aged 64)|
|Awards||won Filmfare Awards for Best supporting actor in Ardh Satya in 1983 and Best Villain for Sadak in 1991|
Sadashiv Dattaray Amrapurkar (11 May 1950 – 3 November 2014) was an Indian actor, best known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the period 1983 to 1999.
He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 1991 for Sadak — the first time the award was instituted. In addition to negative roles, he played supporting roles and, later, comic roles. He also played first class cricket in Ranji trophy.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar was born on 11 May 1950, in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra Shevgaon Taluka, Ahmednagar, Nashik Division, in Maharashtra, India.
Sadashiv began acting during his school and college days. While completing his master's degree in history at Pune University, he was already pursuing his passion in theatre. A versatile actor, director and writer, he won a number of state as well as national level prestigious awards in theatre and film. His first film was in Govind Nihalani's Ardh Satya (1983) for which he won a Filmfare Award.
He has acted in more than 300 movies in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Haryanvi, Telugu and Tamil. In 1993, he won the best actor in a villainous role Filmfare Award, the first time such award was instituted. In 1993 he also played the role of Inspector Pyare Mohan, in Aankhen, which won him accolades as a comic hero.
He was a philanthropist, social activist, and civically engaged in a number of social organizations including:
In addition to directing and acting in theater, and engaging in a number of social causes, he loved photography and spent his free time sketching with pastels. He was a dear friend to many, an eloquent orator, and a sensitive human being who raised his voice to support righteous causes and denounce the ills in the Indian society. He is survived by his writer wife, Sunanda Amrapurkar, three daughters, and three sons-in-law.
After his death in his memory Ahmednagar's Think Global Foundation started giving Late Sadashiv Amarapurkar Award which has become very popular in a short span. Kiran Kale, president of Think Global Foundation conceptualized this initiative. In 2016, the famous Marathi writer and IT expert Achyut Godbole and renounced social worker and writer Deepa Deshmukh honored with this award. In 2017, the famous playback Singer Suresh Wadkar was honored with this award by the auspicious hands of the veteran actor Vikram Gokhale.
Amrapurkar started his career as an actor in Marathi theatre, eventually acting and directing nearly fifty plays, before transitioning to films. He made his film debut with the role of Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 22 June 1897, a Marathi historical film directed by Jayoo Patwardhan and Nachiket Patwardhan.
He won a number of awards in theatre and film. His first film was Govind Nihalani's Ardh Satya (1983), for which he won a Filmfare Award. He has acted in more than 300 movies in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Haryanvi, Telugu and Tamil. In 1993, he won the Filmfare award for Best Actor in a villainous role, the first time this award was instituted.
In 1981–82, Amarapurkar acted in a Marathi stage play, Hands-Up!, alongside stage actors Avinash Masurekar and Bhakti Barve-Inamdar. This play was successful and Amrapurkar was noticed by director Govind Nihalani, who was searching for an actor to play the central negative character in his movie Ardh Satya. The movie went on to be a hit and Amrapurkar's acting was appreciated. His style of dialog delivery was considered unique as compared to the popular Hindi movie villains in those days. Amrapurkar won a Filmfare Award for his performance in the film.
After Ardh Satya, Amarapurkar starred in Purana Mandir, Nasoor, Muddat, Jawani and Khamosh. In 1986, he starred as the villain in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Aakhree Raasta. In 1987, he starred as the main villain in the Dharmendra-starrer Hukumat, which went on to be a blockbuster that grossed even more than Mr. India. From 1988 he increasingly appeared in villainous roles in films such as Mohre, Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988 film), Kaal Chakra, Eeshwar, Elaan-E-Jung, Farishtay, Veeru Dada, Naaka Bandi and Begunaah.
In the mid-1990s he migrated towards supporting roles and comic roles such as in Aankhen, Ishq, Coolie No. 1, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Aunty No. 1, Jai Hind, Master and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United. He played the role of Dr. Khanna in the 1996 film Chhote Sarkar. He did a number of stunning roles in Marathi films such as Kadachit, Vaastupurush, Doghi, Savarkhed ek Gaav and Ara Ara Aaba Ata tari Thamba. His last Hindi screen role was a cameo in the short film by Dibakar Banerjee, Bombay Talkies (2012).
He did a cameo in the Waheeda Rehman-starrerSwayam in 1991. He played the role of a tough, upright cop who reprimands his children for leaving an elderly widow to fend for herself on the streets. The film touched on the problems old people face with the breakdown of the joint family system. It was a subject close to Sadashiv's heart and he did the role for free.
Amrapurkar was a philanthropist, social activist, and was engaged in a number of social organizations such as Samajik Krutadnyata Nidhi, Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, Snehalaya, Lokshahi Prabodhan Vyaspeeth, Ahmednagar Aitihasik Vastu Sangrahalaya, and many others. He always had a soft spot for the rural youth and strove for their development.
In March 2013, he protested water waste during the Holi festival near his residence in Mumbai.
Despite playing a variety of roles in Bollywood, and winning awards for his performances, Amrapurkar's heart was somewhere else; he wanted to use his skills and resources for social causes. As a performer, he was talented and hard-working. But he was more of a social activist than an actor. Amrapurkar also lent his support to the Anna Hazare movement in 2011 and was active in engaging citizens during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections by holding several discussions to make voters aware of their rights.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar developed a lung inflammation in October 2014 resulting in hospitalisation at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where his condition became critical. He died on 3 November 2014, 64 years old.
Selected plays he directed and acted in:
He directed some well-known artists like Shanta Jog, Smita Patil, Shreeram Lagoo, Bhakti Barve, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Neena Kulkarni, and Suhas Joshi.
Selected TV series
Books written by him 1. Kimayaagaar (play based on the life of Helen Keller) 2. Abhinayache Saha Paath
|1983||Ardh Satya||Rama Shetty||Won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Maan Maryada||Bhawani Singh|
|Aghaat||V P Sarnaik|
|1986||Aakhree Raasta||Minister Chaturvedi|
|1987||Mohre||Badrinath Chawla(Badri0/Vasu Mudaliyar|
|Hukumat||Mangal Singh,Deenbandhu Dinanath (DBDN)|
|Kaal Chakra||Police Inspector Waman Rao|
|1988||Khatron Ke Khiladi||Balbir|
|Zulm Ko Jala Doonga||Police Inspector Mangesh Gandhi|
|Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga||Swami Parmanand|
|Maar Dhaad||Babulal/Dr. D'Cruz|
|1989||Nache Nagin Gali Gali|
|Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá||Police Inspector Nadkarni|
|Kasam Suhaag Ki||Inspector Sharma|
|Kahan Hai Kanoon||Dharmatma|
|Asmaan Se Ooncha|
|Desh Ke Dushman||Rakka/Rakesh Verma|
|Apna Desh Paraye Log|
|Taqdeer Ka Tamasha||Sheshnaag|
|Veeru Dada||Gul Anand|
|Doodh Ka Karz||Bhairav Singh|
|1991||Baat Hai Pyaar Ki||Gautam|
|Inspector Dhanush||Nageshswar Chaudhary/Rao|
|Hafta Bandh||Firangi Paisewala|
|Shiv Ram||Baburao Bheja|
|Rupaye Dus Karod||Lawyer Jamuna Das|
|Swarg Jaisaa Ghar||Sharmaji|
|Sadak||Maharani||Won Filmfare Award for Best Negative Role|
|Jai Kaali||Mukadam Summba|
|Police Officer||Badri Prasad|
|Kisme Kitna hai Dum||Thakur|
|Police Aur Mujrim||Dharampal|
|Sone Ki Lanka||Kamal Rai|
|Jeena Marna Tere Sang||MLA Dayanand Khurana|
|Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi||Thakur Jaswantkumar|
|1993||Bomb Blast||MLA Sada Khare|
|Aakanksha||Politician Nahar Singh|
|Aaj Kie Aurat||Home Minister Anna Patil|
|Andha Intequam||Police Inspector Shiva|
|Khoon Ka Sindoor||Munna Kasai|
|Aag Ka Toofan|
|Hum Hain Kamaal Ke||Police Inspector Godbole|
|Kohra||Jakarto/CBI Office Neelkanth Sahai|
|Rani Aur Maharani||Police Constable Dildar Singh|
|Tadipaar||Maharani||Dream Sequence Special Appearance in beginning of film|
|Pathreela Raasta||Ramakant Waghmare|
|Janam Se Pehle||Judge Vishwanath Mahajan|
|Mohra||Police Commisioner Kamdev Kulkarni|
|Janta Ki Adalat||Minister Ranjit Khurana|
|Teesra Kaun||Police Inspector Aditya Talwar|
|1995||Faisla Main Karungi||Inspector Shinde|
|Duniyaa Jhukti Hai||Judge/Underworld Don Ranjeet|
|The Don||Minister Parshuram|
|God and Gun||Satya Singh|
|Sabse Bada Khiladi||Amar Singh Choudhary|
|Coolie No. 1||Shaadiram Gharjode|
|Oh Darling Yeh Hai India||Bidder|
|Yaraana||Beggar Mungerilal||Special appearance|
|Sanam Harjai||Advocate KK Verma|
|1996||Hasina Aur Nagina||Thakur Bhanupratap|
|Aurat Aurat Aurat||Bijlee|
|Return of Jewel Thief||Jukaso|
|Chhote Sarkar||Dr khanna|
|1997||Police Station||Thakur Shamsher Singh|
|Gupt: The Hidden Truth||Police Inspector Neelkanth|
|Do Ankhen Barah Hath||Viswanath Dayaram|
|Ek Phool Teen Kante||Kidnapper Bevda|
|Hasina Aur Nagina||Bhanupratap|
|Ishq||Ranjit Rai||Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|Kaun Rokega Mujhe|
|1998||Do Numbri||Hatela Hitler|
|2001: Do Hazaar Ek||Minister Ramaswamy|
|Aunty No. 1||Gopi Elder Brother|
|Mere Do Anmol Ratan||Mahesh|
|1999||Hai Kaun Woh||Police Inspector Hasmukh Sulje|
|Kachche Dhaage||CBI Officer Jadeja|
|Jaanam Samjha Karo||Daniel|
|Trishakti||Police Inspector Dayal|
|Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United||Dharampal|
|Hum To Mohabbat Karega||Inspector Shinde|
|Aakhir Kaun Thi Woh?||V P Sinha|
|Yeh Raat||Police commissioner|
|Hum Ho Gaye Aapke||Manager|
|Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya||Mr Chopra|
|Jaan Pe Khelenge Hum||Police Inspector Bajrang Bihari|
|Rupa Rani Ramkali||Zamindar Rasikalal Rasia|
|Dal:The Gang||Gajrak Daruwala|
|2002||Mawali No.1||Muthuswamy||Delayed, released in 2004|
|Yeh Mohabbat Hai||Police Inspector|
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Chief Minister|
|Tada (film)||Bittal rao|
|Parwana||Police Inspector Hardev Singh Haryanvi|
|2004||A.K.47||ACP Yograj Saxena|
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car||Anthony D'Çosta|
|Ek Se Badhkar Ek||Police Inspector Inamdar|
|2005||Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen||Supremo Trikaaal/ Anna|
|Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai||Iswarchand Mangatram Gore (I.M.Gore)|
|Siyaasat The Politics||Netaji|
|2007||Dosh (film)||Vijay Mehta/Kiran Bhatnagar|
|2008||Tulsi||Annoying Foster Father|
|Mr. Black Mr. White||K.G|
|Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run||Dilkhush|
|2010||Bachao:Inside Bhoot Hai...|
|Khuda Kasam||Public Prosecutor|
|2012||Sompa||Tulu movie (Manglorean language)|
|2013||Bombay Talkies||Spirit of Sadashiv Amrapurkar|
|1979||22 June 1897||Bal Gangadhar Tilak|
|1993||Janmathep||Parshuram Jadhav/Daku Parsha|
|1995||Painjan||Shahir Pilajirao Khanjire||Dholki Mastero in Tamasha Folk|
|2000||Khatarnak||Advocate Raja Waghmare|
|2004||Savarkhed Ek Gaav||Sampatrao More|
|2005||Kunku Zaala Vairi||Tatyasaheb, Minister|
|2008||Ara Ara Aaba Aata Tari Thamba||Aaba|
|Sakka Bhau Pakka Vairi||Mama|
|2009||Gaav Tasa Changala||Sarpanch Popatrao|
|2012||Hou De Jarasa Ushir||Fakir Baba|