Early Life of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar was born on 2nd January 1950, who was well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the 1980s and 1990's. Sadashiv Amrapurkar began acting during his school and college times. While completing his MA in History at Pune University, he was already pursuing his passion in Indian theatre.
Career of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar started his career as an actor in Marathi theatre. Eventually his acting and directing got him a chance in Bollywood and Marathi films. He made his film debut with "22 June 1897", a Marathi historical film directed by Jayoo Patwardhan and Nachiket Patwardhan. Sadashiv Amrapurkar played the role of Bal Gangadhar Tilak in this film. Sadashiv Amrapurkar was a versatile actor, director and writer in the 1980s. He won a number of prestigious awards in theatre and films of both Marathi and Hindi Language. His first film was Ardha Satya directed by Govind Nihalani for which he won a Filmfare Award. In the year 1993, Sadashiv Amrapurkar won the best actor in a villainous role Film fare award, the first time such award was instituted.
From 1981-1982, Sadashiv Amrapurkar acted in a Marathi stage play "Hands-Up!" alongside stage actors like Avinash Masurekar and Bhakti Barve-Inamdar. There Sadashiv Amrapurkar was noticed by director Govind Nihalani who was searching for an artist to play the central negative character in his movie "Ardh Satya". The movie got the critical appreciation from the critic world.
Later Career of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
After having a grand success in Adha Satya, Sadashiv Amrapurkar starred in different roles in films such as Purana Mandir, Nasoor, Muddat, Veeru Dada, Jawani, and Farishtay. In the year 1987, Sadashiv Amrapurkar starred as central negative character in Dharamendra starrer "Hukumat" which went on to be a blockbuster that grossed even more than Mr. India. After that, Sadashiv Amarapurkar became the "lucky mascot" for Dharmendra and thereafter they both starred in several movies. In 1991, he appeared as a eunuch in "Sadak", which was acclaimed with critical appreciation. He won a Filmfare award for his performance in negative role in the film "Sadak".
Sadashiv Amrapurkar as a Supporting Actor
In the mid-1990s, Sadashiv Amrapurkar migrated towards supporting roles and comic roles such as in Aankhen, Ishq, Coolie No. 1, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Aunty No. 1, Jai Hind and Master. He also played the role of Dr. Khanna in the 1996 film Chhote Sarkar. After the 2000s, Sadashiv Amrapurkar has been rarely seen in the Bollywood movies, his last screen role was a cameo in the short film by Dibakar Banerjee in Bombay Talkies (2012).
Social Life of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar was a humanitarian, social activist and engaged himself in a number of social organizations like Samajik Krutadnyata Nidhi, Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, Snehalaya, Lokshahi Prabodhan Vyaspeeth, Ahmednagar Aitihasik Vastu Sangrahalaya and many others. He had contributed much for the Youth Development in Mumbai.
Personal Life of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
In the year 1973, Sadashiv Amrapurkar was married to Sunanda Karmarkar a writer. The couple has been blessed with three children.
Death of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar suffered from a lung infection in October 2014 resulting in hospitalisation at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where his condition became critical. He died on 3 November 2014 at the age of 64.