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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 ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
DebutBollywood (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)
Awards2012- 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'
Personal Life
Date of Birth1966-03-06
Age (as in 2018)52 Years
BirthplaceDahanu, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownDahanu, Maharashtra, India
SchoolB. P. M. High School, Mumbai
CollegeNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
AddressVile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra
HobbiesReading, Writing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Sonali Kulkarni (Actress)
• Nivedita Pohankar (Writer)
Ex-FianceeSonali Kulkarni (They broke their engagement in 2006; Actress)
Marriage DateYear, 2016
Wife/SpouseNivedita Pohankar (Writer)
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s)Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor
Favourite ActressAishwarya 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.
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