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Makarand Deshpande is an Indian film actor, writer, and director in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam cinema, and Indian Theatre.
|Profession(s)||Actor, Director, Writer, Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
|in meters- 1.75 m|
|in feet inches- 5’ 9"|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg|
|in pounds- 154 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Debut||Bollywood (Actor): Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)|
|Telugu Film (Actor): Jalsa (2008)|
|Marathi Film (Actor): Rita (2009)|
|Kannada Film (Actor): Dandupalya (2012)|
|Malayalam Film (Actor): No. 66 Madhura Bus (2012)|
|Bollywood (Director): Danav (2003)|
|Awards||2012- South Indian International Movie Awards in the category of Best Actor Award in a Negative Role for Kannada film 'Dandupalya' and Malayalam film 'No. 66 Madhura Bus'|
|Date of Birth||1966-03-06|
|Age (as in 2018)||52 Years|
|Birthplace||Dahanu, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Pisces|
|Hometown||Dahanu, Maharashtra, India|
|School||B. P. M. High School, Mumbai|
|College||Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai|
|Address||Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Sonali Kulkarni (Actress)|
|• Nivedita Pohankar (Writer)|
|Ex-Fiancee||Sonali Kulkarni (They broke their engagement in 2006; Actress)|
|Marriage Date||Year, 2016|
|Wife/Spouse||Nivedita Pohankar (Writer)|
|Parents||Names Not Known|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor|
|Favourite Actress||Aishwarya Rai|
|Favourite Singer(s)||Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam|
|Favourite Playwright(s)||Vijay Tendulkar, Luigi Pirandello, William Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore|
|Favourite Destination(s)||Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal|
|Favourite Sport(s)||Kho Kho, Cricket|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Makarand Deshpande
- Does Makarand Deshpande smoke?: Not Known
- Does Makarand Deshpande drink alcohol?: Yes
- Makarand Deshpande has an unconventional personality and noted for his unusual outfits and hairstyle.
- While he was in college, he wrote plays for intercollegiate competitions.
- He made his Bollywood acting debut in 1988 with the film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ as Baba.
- Makarand Deshpande has mostly played comic, supporting, and negative roles in the films.
- He has worked in different languages like Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Marathi.
- In 1990, he joined the ‘Prithvi Theatre’ as a theatre artist, with the help of Sanjana Kapoor.
- Makarand also used to run an informal drama troupe ‘Head’s Together.’
- In 1993, he, along with Kay Kay Menon, started a theatre ‘Ansh Theatre Group.’
- In the same year, he produced his first full-length play ‘Dream Man.’
- Makarand also directed numerous famous plays like ‘Chitra,’ ‘Ek Kadam Aage,’ ‘Kasturi,’ ‘Grihalaxmi,’ ‘Krishna Kidding’ ‘The Doll,’ etc.
- He has also released a book titled ‘Ansh Theatre Group.’ The book has limited editions.
- In 2011, he, along with Urmila Matondkar, judged the Marathi reality TV show ‘Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe.’
- Apart from being a great actor, writer & director, Makarand Deshpande is also a good singer and has sung the songs for several films like ‘Jungle’ (2000), ‘Ek Aur Visphot’ (2002), ‘Supari’ (2003), and ‘Naach’ (2004).
- He wants to play the character of the famous Indian painter “Raja Ravi Verma.”
- In 2013, he participated in the sports reality entertainment show ‘Celebrity Cricket League’ (CCL) Season 3, as a player of ‘Veer Marathi’ team.
- By the year 2018, Makarand had made over 50 short plays and 40 full-length plays like ‘Sir Sir Sarla’ (2006), ‘Karodo Mein Ek’ (2008), ‘Joke’ (2009), ‘Dev Vanar,’ ‘Vasant Ka Teera Youvan,’ ‘Miss Beautiful’ (2009), etc.