Amol Palekar claims to be an atheist though he was brought up in a Hindu family.Profile
Date of Birth: 24th November, 1944.
Address: 10th N. S. ROAD, JVPD SCHEME, Bombay- 400049
Education: Post Graduate in Fine Arts.
Debut Film: “Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe” (Marathi)
“Baaton Baaton Mein” (Hindi)
Film Awards: Best Movie Awards for the film “Akriet”
Amol Palekar was born in a Maharashtrian Saraswat Brahmin family. He attended Sir J. J. School of art in Bombay. Amol Palekar started his acting career with the Marathi experimental stage with Satyadev Dubey. Later he established his own group “Aniket”. Amol Palekar introduced street theatre in Maharashtra.
Amol made his debut in films with noted Marathi film “Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe” directed by Satyadev Dubey. He was cast by Basu Chatterjee in the movie “Rajnigandha”, which led to many other such roles in middle-class comedies often directed by Chatterjee or Hrishikesh Mukherjee such as “Golmaal”, “Chhoti Si Baat” and “Naram Garam”. Amol Palekar turned from acting to film direction with the Marathi film “Aakriet”. Since then he has directed many films which include “Ankahi”, “Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye”, “Bangarwadi”, “Daayraa”, “Anahat”, “Kairee”, “Dhyaas Parva”. His movie “Paheli” was India’s official entry for the Oscar Awards in 2006 but did not make it to the final nominations.
Aks, Teesra Kaun?, Baat Ban Jaye, Ankahee, Jhoothi, Khamosh, Tarang, Pyaasi Aankhen, Rang Birangi, Damaad, Jeevan Dhaara, Olangal, Shriman Shrimati, Chehre Pe Chehra, Naram Garam, Agni Pareeksha, Akriet, Sameera, Apne Paraye, Aanchal, Baaton Baaton Mein, Do Ladke Dono Kadke, Golmaal, Jeena Yahan, Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi, Solva Sawan, Agar, Bhumika, Gharaonda, Kanneshwara Rama, Safed Jhoot, Taxi Taxi, Chitchor, Chhoti Si Baat, Jeevana Jyoti, Rajnigandha and Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe.
- He says, “I am not here to impress people, I am telling a story as best as possible”. If more people enjoy it, I would be very happy.