Early Life of Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar had completed his graduation from Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga in Chemistry. He earned his Masters degree in Biophysics and later did a diploma from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. Subsequently he joined a pharmaceutical company and later worked as a partner in a video production unit. During this phase he acted in a number of children's and experimental plays which were staged at Chhabildas.
Career of Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar had his first major performance with a play named Lobh Nasava Hi Vinanti, written by Vijay Tendulkar and under the direction of Arvind Deshpande. He was also associated with Ratnakar Matkari's group, children's and amateur theatre, and enacted in all their plays. He received prizes at the Maharashtra State Drama Festival, for his performance in Prem Kahani and Vidur in Aranyak which was a play based on the Mahabharata. On small screen, Dilip Prabhavalkar gained popularity through the television serial Chimanrao Gundyabhau. He also recreated his character of the serial in his play Hasva Phasvi.
In the year 2002, Dilip Prabhavalkar was featured in a Bollywood movie Encounter: The Killing in which he played the role of an old gangster. In 2006, he played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the Bollywood movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received nation wide acclamations. In 1976, he moved from experimental stage to professional stage quite easily and delivered some of the finest performances in a variety of genres including family drama, light comedy, slapstick comedy, melodrama and issues pertaining to contemporary issues. Some of his common Bollywood films include Sarkar Raj, Paheli, Sankat City and others. Apart form these, he has also acted in several television serials.
Achievements of Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar has been honoured with several accolades for his brilliant acting skills. He received Best Amateur Actor Maharashtra State Award for Prem Kahani in 1972, the Maharashtra State award for best actor in 1992 for the film Chaukat Raja, Filmfare Best Actor Award (Marathi) for the film Ratraaarambh in 1999. He also won the prestigious Bal Gandharva Puraskar in June 2006 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution as an actor in Indian theatre in 2010.
Filmography of Dilip Prabhavalkar