He entered films as assistant under renowned directors like Vishram Bedekar, who had trained him in acting. His role of Bhadrayu in Atre's humorous play Sashtang namaskar received praise, but his inspired performance as Iago in Shakespeare's Othello in I960 won him glory. Sasa ani kasav i.e. 'Hare and Tortoise' in 1961 fetched him the coveted award in the state competition. His performances in P. L. Deshpande's Varyavarchi varat i.e. 'Procession in the Air' in 1962, Vijay Tendulkar's Mi jinkalo mi haralo i.e. 'I Won, I Lost' in 1963, Atre's Dr Lagu in 1967, and V. V. Shirwadkar's Natasamrat i.e. 'The Actor-Emperori in 1970 earned accolades. He often acted under Damu Kenkre and Vijaya Mehta. He wrote an autobiography titled Jhale mrigajal ata jalamaya i.e. ' Mirage Becomes Water' in 1983. This cultural figure died in the year of 1984.
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