15 Facts About Amol Palekar


Amol Palekar was born on 24 November 1944 and is an Indian actor, director and producer of Hindi and Marathi cinema.

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Amol Palekar studied fine arts at the Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, and commenced his artistic career as a painter.

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Amol Palekar has been active in the avant garde theatre in India in Marathi and Hindi theatre as an actor, director and producer since 1967.

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Amol Palekar received one Filmfare award and six State awards as Best Actor.

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Amol Palekar decided not to act after 1986 in order to concentrate on filmmaking.

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Amol Palekar has directed several television serials on the national network such as Kachchi Dhoop, Mrignayani, Naquab, Paool Khuna and Krishna Kali.

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Amol Palekar began in Marathi experimental theatre with Satyadev Dubey, and later started his own group, Aniket, in 1972.

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Amol Palekar played the role of an intellectually disabled man, a character played by Kamal Haasan in the original Tamil movie.

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Amol Palekar showed his capabilities as a director with movies such as Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen and Paheli.

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Amol Palekar is willing to act if he is given a challenging role.

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Amol Palekar was born to Kamlakar and Suhasini Palekar in a lower-middle-class family in Mumbai.

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Amol Palekar was raised along with his three sisters, Neelon, Rekha and Unnati, by his father who worked in the General Post Office and his mother, who worked in a private company.

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Amol Palekar worked at the Bank of India before he switched full-time to a career in acting.

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Amol Palekar married Sandhya Gokhale after his divorce from his first wife, Chitra.

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In February 2022, Amol Palekar was hospitalized in Pune for COVID-19 related complications.

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