Amol Palekar Age

He was born on 24 November 1944. He is 74 years old.

Amol Palekar Family

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

His parents raised him along with his three sisters, Neelon, Rekha and Unnati. His father worked in the General Post Office and his mother who worked in a private company.

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Amol Palekar Wife

He married Chitra in 1969 but divorced her in 2001. He married Sandhya Gokhale in 2001 after his divorce from his first wife, Chitra. Palekar regards himself as an agnostic atheist.

Amol Palekar Son

They had a daughter named Shalmalee Palekar in 1980 who currently resides in Australia.

Amol Palekar Biography

Later he studied fine arts at the Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, and commenced his artistic career as a painter. As a painter, he had seven one-man exhibitions and participated in many group shows.

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

Later his contribution to the modern Indian theatre is often overshadowed by his popularity as a lead actor in Hindi films.

Amol Palekar Movies

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

Later Palekar made his debut in 1971 with the Marathi film Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe directed by Satyadev Dubey, which started the New Cinema Movement in Marathi.

He is noted for his image of the “middle-class everyman” who struggles to get a job (Gol Maal), his own flat (Gharonda), a girlfriend/wife (Baaton Baaton Mein), and appreciation from his boss.

In 1979, Director paired him with a sixteen-year-old Sridevi in Solva Saawan, which was her debut Hindi movie as a heroine.

Amol Palekar Comedy Movies

In 1974, Basu Chatterjee casted him as an actor by  in Rajnigandha, and in the surprise low-budget hit, Chhoti Si Baat. This led to many other such roles in “middle-class” comedies, mostly alternative.

Chatterjee or Hrishikesh Mukherjee mostly directed him and included films such as Gol Maal and Naram Garam. He won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Gol Maal.

Amol Palekar Best Movies

His best movie is Gol Maal. He won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Gol Maal.

Amol Palekar Death

He is not dead. He is willing to act once again if he is given a challenging role.

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