Top 50 Best Marathi Actors And Actresses of All Time

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Here’s a list of 50 best actors and actresses who worked in Marathi film industry and flourished their career by gaining huge popularity in public figure.

1) Name – Nishigandha Wad

Nishigandha Wad

Nishigandha Wad

Birth Date – 11 October 1969
Age – 46
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Nishigandha Wad is a well known actress in Marathi film industry. She has also worked in Bollywood movies and brightened her career with her intelligence in this field. She debuted in the acting career around 1989-90 and has done more than 100 films till now. She is married to actor Deepak Deulkar. Daadagiri (1997), Deewangee (2002), Tumko Naa Bhool Payenge (2002), Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) are some of the Hindi (Bollywood) movies in which she has played major roles. This Marathi heroine is also famous for her creative writings and has written five books. The all rounder actress has appeared in Marathi serial Kulvadhu and in some episodes of zee horror shows.

2) Name – Sai Tamhankar

Sai Tamhankar

Sai Tamhankar

Birth Date – 25 June 1986
Age – 29
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Sai Tamhankar is a gorgeous lady artists famous for her acting in romantic and love story movies of Marathi film industry. She had also performed in Amir Khan, Asin and Jiyah Khan starred super hit blockbuster ‘Gajini’. She married to her long-time boyfriend Amey Gosavi on 15 December 2013. Her latest movie ‘Tu Hi Re’ has won millions of hearts in the country. The same was repeated on the airing of her super hit ‘Duniyadari’ in which she played a crucial role of an affectionate lassie. This heroine is mainly known for playing love interests which the people of current generation like the most. ‘Ajab Lagnachi Gajab Gosht’, ‘Be Dune Sade Char’, ‘Haay Kaay…Naay Kaay’, ‘Sanai Chaugadhe’ are some of her hits movies in which she performed in leading role.

3) Name – Meenakshi Shirodkar

Meenakshi Shirodkar

Meenakshi Shirodkar

Birth Date – 11 October 1916
Died – 3 June 1997
Age – 80
Occupation – Actress

Meenakshi Shirodkar was an illustrious Marathi actress who had debuted the industry in 1938 through MarathiHindi movie ‘Bramhachari’. The actress turned millions of traditional audiences when her look in swimsuit got aired. She had also worked in global blockbuster ‘Pakeezah’ in 1972. ‘Devata’, ‘Brandichi Batli’, ‘Lapandav’, ‘Ardhangini’, ‘Jawani’ are some of her hit blockbusters which famed her tenure in this field. She got married with Dr Shirodkar. Both her granddaughters Namrata and Shilpa are popular Bollywood actresses. Meenakshi Shirodkar passed away in the month of June in 1997 at the age of 80.

4) Name – Amruta Subhash

Amruta Subhash

Amruta Subhash

Birth Date – 13 May 1979
Age – 36
Occupation – Actress, Playback Singer
Marital Status – Married

Amruta Subhash is a popular Marathi actress who is also a playback singer and music composer. She started her acting career in theatre where she used to work in plays. Urvashiam (1997), Bela Meri Jaan (1998), House of Bernada, Alba(1998) and Mrug Trushna (1999) are the famous plays in which she played the given roles. Haapus, Ajintha, Teen Bahene and Nital are the movies in which she has worked as a playback singer. Contract, Vihir, Lovebirds, Gandha, Tya Ratri Paus Hota etc are some of her hit movies in which she has played crucial roles. Along with her film and singing career, she has also appeared in the plays Sathecha Kaay Karayacha! and Shree Tashi Sau.

5) Name – Supriya Pilgaonkar

Supriya Pilgaonkar

Supriya Pilgaonkar

Birth Date – 17 August 1967
Age – 48
Occupation – Actress, Director, Producer
Marital Status – Married

Supriya Pilgaonkar is a good reputed actress in Marathi film industry who also works as a director as well as producer. She has starred in Marathi films named Navri mile Navryala, Majha Pati Karodpati, Ashi hi Banwa Banvi, Aaytya Gharat Gharoba. She has also performed in the television serials Tu Tu Main Main, Sasural Genda Phool, Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi and Kadvee Khattee Meethi. She married to Marathi actor Sachin Pilgaonkar in 1985. Mr and Mrs Pilgaonkar starred Navra Majha Navsacha Marathi comedy movie got huge response from Maharashtrains and the couple came in more light after the success of this cinema.

6) Name – Girija Oak

Girija Oak

Girija Oak

Birth Date – 27 December 1987
Age – 28
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Girija Oak is a Marathi actress who has also appeared in some Hindi cinemas. The actress debuted in the film industry at the age of 15 through a huge hit Marathi television show Lajja. She was showered with tremendous praises for her performance in that show. She came into light after her mesmerizing performance in Bollywood movies ‘Tare Zameen Par’ and ‘Shor in the city’. The other movies in which she has been seen in leading role are Gosht Chhoti Dongaraevdahi, Gulmohar, Lajja, Shalini, Adgula Nadgula and Navra Majha Bavra. She is married to Suhrud Godbole. Girija is the daughter of Marathi actor Girish Oak who is also a well reputed artist of his time.

7) Name – Neha Pendse

Neha Pendse

Neha Pendse

Birth Date – 27 November 1984
Age – 32
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Neha Pendse is an Indian Marathi actress who debuted in this field in year 2000 through Hindi movie ‘Deewane’. In later period, she has been seen many Malayalam, Telugue, Marathi, Hindi and Kannada movies. She mainly came into light after working in Daag : The Fire. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (2010) (Malayalam), Snake And Ladder (2011) (Malayalam), Sharyat (2011) (Marathi Movie, Item Song), Mr Bhatti On Chutti (2012), Sontham (Telugu) are some of the movies in which she has played a vital major role. Neha is known as one of those talented actresses who have worked in movies in different Indian languages.

8) Name – Lalita Pawar

Lalita Pawar

Lalita Pawar

Birth Date – 18 April 1916
Died – 24 February 1998
Age – 81
Occupation – Actress

Lalita Pawar was the reputed film actress who worked in more than 700 movies in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarathi language. She started her acting career at the age of nine and got huge popularity within few years. This old film actress co-produced and acted in a silent film, Kailash (1932), after the success of which she offered with so many films like Ramshashtri, Dahej, Daag, Parchhain, Shri 420 which boosted her career and she reached at the top position in this industry within no time. She received Film fare Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Anari and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1961. The actress passed away on 24 February 1998 at the age of 81.

9) Name – Smita Patil

Smita Patil

Smita Patil

Birth Date – 17 October 1955
Died – 13 December 1986
Age – 31
Occupation – Actress

Smita Patil was a famous actress in Marathi film industry who worked in more than 80 Marathi and Hindi movies. Actor Raj Babbar married with her who died in 1984 because of childbirth complications. The actress was well known for her notable work in these movies – Manthan (1977), Bhumika (1977), Aakrosh (1980), Chakra (1981), Chidambaram (1985), Mirch Masala (1985). She was the Padma Shree recipient and had received two National Film Awards and a Film fare Award for her best acting in Hindi film Bhumika. Shock waves were sent across the nation and film industry when the lady took her last breath on 13 December 1986.

10) Name – Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte

Birth Date – 7 September 1985
Age – 30
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Radhika Apte is an Indian film actress who has worked in many movies in Bollywood as well as Marathi film industry. This lady debuted the acting field in 2005 through Shahid Kapoor led average hit ‘Vah Life Ho To Aisi’ and started her career in film industry. She has done several short films too one of her lead role in Anurag Kashyap’s short film on eve teasing, That Day After Everyday, unveiled on YouTube gained huge repercussion from the public domain. Darmiyaan, Antaheen, Samantar, Gho Mala Asla Hava, Rakhta Charitra part 1 and 2 are some of her super hits which played a vital role in forming her huge image in the industry.

11) Name – Sanskruti Balgude

Sanskruti Balgude

Sanskruti Balgude

Birth Date – 19 December 1992
Age – 23
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Unmarried

Sanskruti Balgude is an young Marathi actress who entered in acting field in 2014. Sanngto Aika was her debut movie in which she played the love interest of famous Marathi actor Sachin Pilgaonkar. The young girl is to sizzle the audience in upcoming Marathi movie ‘Shortcut’. She has been performing as a dance since age 7 and has also performed in dance shows in Switzerland, Mauritius and France. ‘Bhay’, ‘Ek Thriller Night’, ‘Shinma’ and ‘Shivya’ are her upcoming movies in which she’s about to play the leading role. This new comer to the industry created buzz across the country when she kissed Vaibhav, hero in movie Shortcut.

12) Name – Mukta Barve

Mukta Barve

Mukta Barve

Birth Date – 17 May 1979
Age – 36
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Mukta Barve is an Indian Marathi actress who has an unique image in the Indian film industry. At the dawn of her career, she made her debut to Marathi theatre with Aamhala Vegle Vhayache (2001), a Marathi play. In 2002, she debuted into Marathi films with Chakwa. After entering in the film industry successfully, her career flourished with the back to back offers of these movies – Thang (2006), Maati Maay (2007), Sawar Re (2007), Saas Bahu Aur Sensex (2008), Sumbaran (2009) and Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad (2009). 2009’s hit Jogwa film in which she appeared opposite Upendra Limaye, gave her a new identity which gave a turning point to her excursion in this industry.

13) Name – Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre

Birth Date – 1 January 19975
Age – 41
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Sonali Bendre is an Indian actress who is also a famous model. She has worked in Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies. She was also a judge in fourth season Indian Idol Junior and India’s Got Talent. The well reputed actress has been the brand ambassador for Pril soap, Surya bulbs and tubes, Omega watches, Dr. Morepen, Dabur, Vi-John Group in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Sonali has acted opposite super stars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Govinda. Hum Saath Saath Hain, Dil Hi Dil Mein, Humara Dil Aapke Pass Hai, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai are some of the hit movies in which she has played leading role.

14) Name – Priya Bapat

Priya Bapat

Priya Bapat

Birth Date – 18 September 1986
Age – 30
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Priya Bapat is the prettiest actress in Marathi film industry who started her career in it at very small age. She is well known for her performance in super hit Bollywood movies Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. She again came into light after the launch of Marathi blockbuster Timepass 2. Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosaley Boltoy and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar too are one of the best movies in which she played the leading role. Other than acting in films, she has been also seen anchoring in TV shows and advertising various products used by people in their day to day lives. She tied her knot with Marathi actor Umesh Kamat in 2011.

15) Name – Bhargavi Chirmule

Bhargavi Chirmule

Bhargavi Chirmule

Birth Date – 29 March 1978
Age – 38
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Bhargavi Chirmule, cute Marathi actress, is an average famous artist of Marathi film industry. The gorgeous female character came on silver screen through Vishwavinayak (1994). Later, she got many offers and signed plenty of Marathi films. She has worked with the veterans like Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf, Mahesh Kothare of Marathi film industry. Gola berij (2012), One Room Kitchen (2011), Dhagedore, Kass (2010), Ideachi Kalpana (2010) are some of her average hit celluloid. She is also seen in the TV serials Vahini Saheb, Char Divas Sasuche, Anubandh, Asambhav, Pinjra, Shrimant Gangadhar Pant, Fu Bai Fu.

16) Name – Jayashree Gadkar

Jayashree Gadkar

Jayashree Gadkar

Birth Date – 21 February 1942
Died – 29 August 2008
Age – 66
Occupation – Actress

Jayashree Gadkar was an Indian Marathi and Hindi actress who flourished her career in acting from year 1950 to 1980. The actress entered in the films as a tamasha dancer in V Shantaram’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje in 1955. After it she got a break through and was showered with number of offers in Marathi as well as Bollywood cinemas. She worked in more than hundreds movies. Patlachi Soon, Aai Kuna Mhanu Mee, Gopal – Krishna, Saadhi Mansa (1965), 1965 Aai Kuna Mhanu Mee, Malhari Martand, Mahasati Anusuya, Mere Arman Mere Sapne, Mohityanchi Manjula are some of her hit films. Jayashree left the world on 29 August 2008 at the age of 66.

17) Name – Ashwini Bhave

Ashwini Bhave

Ashwini Bhave

Birth Date – 7 May 1972
Age – 46
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Ashwini Bhave is an Indian Marathi actress who’s also a model. She has worked in Marathi as well as Hindi film industry. She began her career through her lead role in Henna in 1991. After that movie, she was got plenty of offers in Bollywood as well as Marathi film industry. Meera Ka Mohan, Sainik, Parampara, Kaayda Kanoon, Ashaant, Cheetah, Jakhmi Dil, Ekka Raja Rani are some of her hit Bollywood movies in which she has been seen in main role. Marathi movies which she starred are Sarkarnaama, Ashi Hi Banva Banvi, Kalat Nakalat, Vazir, Kadachit and Aajcha Divas Majha. Ashwini married to software engineer, Kishore Bopardikar and settled in San Francisco.

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18) Name – Mugdha Chaphekar

Mugdha Chaphekar

Mugdha Chaphekar

Birth Date – 24 March
Age – 30
Occupation – TV actress
Marital Status – Unmarried

Mugdha Chaphekar is a Marathi actress who has been working in both Marathi and Hindi TV serials. She started her acting career as a little performer at the age of just 5. The tv heroine is mostly famous for her characters in television serials. Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, Dharam Veer, Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai, Saheb Biwi Aur Boss, Satrangi Sasural, Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari, Kya Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Solhah Singaarr are the Hindi serials which Mugdha features. She is currently in a real life relationship with Vihaan (Ravish Desai) and the pair will soon get betrothed in January 2016.

19) Name – Sulabha Deshpande

Sulabha Deshpande

Sulabha Deshpande

Birth Date – 1937
Age – 78
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Sulabha Deshpande is an old actress of Marathi as well as Bollywood film industry. The lady started her career as a school teacher but later switched to actress. She debuted through Marathi film Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe. After that film, she was offered with many Indian films included Marathi, Hindi, Telugu as well. She didn’t miss a single opportunity and gave her best in all roles. Jadu Ka Shankh, Jait Re Jait, Bhumika, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan, Kondura, Gaman, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon, Bheegi Palkein, Chaukat Raja are the hit movies which she starred and played the main roles in it. She was married to Arvind Deshpande who died in 1987.

20) Name – Pallavi Joshi

Pallavi Joshi

Pallavi Joshi

Birth Date – 4 April 1958
Age – 57
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Pallavi Joshi is a Marathi film actress who began her career as a child actor in movies Badla and Aadmi Sadak Ka. Her fate flourished when she received enormous offers in the era of 1980 and 1990. She has starred the Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and Telugu movies like Ilayum Mullum, Insaniyat, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, Meri Pyari Nimmo, Tahalka, Priya, Panaah, Mangani, Rukmavati Ki Haveli. Her acting in Jhoothi Shaan, Saudagr, Kroadh, Vanchit, Mr. Yogi, Mujrim, Daata, Guru Dakshina, Trishagni, Rihaee, Agent 777, Subah Hone Tak, Andha Yudh, Susman, Insaaf Ki Awaaz mesmerised all the people in her fan club. She married to Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri.

21) Name – Kavita Lad

Kavita Lad

Kavita Lad

Birth Date – 13 November 1973
Age – 42
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Kavita Lad Madhekar is a popular TV actress and a good Marathi artist who has worked in plays, movies and tv serials. She commenced her career in acting through the tv show ‘Sundar Mi Honar’. Other plays ‘Eka Lagnachi Gosht’ and ‘Char Divas Premache’ too formed her unique image in the field of acting. She is also known as ‘Madhuri Dixit’ of Marathi film industry due to her pretty and cute looks. This lady has worked opposite the legendary and veteran actors of Bollywood industry. Anolkhi Hey Ghar Maze (2008), Lapun Chapun (2006), Tu Tithe Mee (1998), Jigar (1998), Chal Kanvariya Shiv Ke Dham (1996) are some of her super duper hit films which made her a super star.

22) Name – Ketaki Mategaonkar

Birth Date – 22 February 1994
Age – 21
Occupation – Actress, Voice Actress, Singer
Marital Status – Unmarried

Ketaki Mategaonkar is cute young Marathi actress who succeeded in curbing huge fan following and craze for her from the public domain. She entered the film industry via ‘Shala’ movie which was liked by millions of Marathi people. Her cuteness and prettiness in that celluloid which she reflected through her awesome acting mesmerised the spectators. After that film, Kaksparsh, Aarohi, Tani, Timepass, Timepass 2 were the hit cinemas which brought her in more light. Her acting in the series of ‘Timepass’ mainly made her flourish her career in this field. Within a short period, this fresh actress triumphed in establishing her own extraordinary image in the industry.

23) Name – Usha Nadkarni

Usha Nadkarni

Usha Nadkarni

Birth Date – 13 September 1946
Age – 69
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Usha Nadkarni is a well known actress in Indian film industry. She has worked in Bollywood as well as Marathi movies. This 69 year old Karnataka inhabitant is specially known for her role of Savita Deshmukh in the popular Indian TV serial Pavitra Rishta. She debuted in acting industry through Marathi movie ‘Sinhasan’ in 1979. Maherchi Saadi, Sakhi, Agadbam, Yellow, Deool and Vakratunda Mahakaaya were her later Marathi films. She had been the lead role player in Gundaraj, Vaastav, Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar, Krishna Cottage and One Two Three etc Hindi celluloid. She has one many awards for her acting in Pavitra Rishta.

24) Name – Smita Talwalkar

Smita Talwalkar

Smita Talwalkar

Birth Date – 5 September 1954
Died – 6 August 2014
Age – 59
Occupation – Actress, Producer, Director

Smita Talwakar was an Indian Marathi actress who is also a producer and a director. She was entitled with National Film Awards for Kalat Nakalat (1989) and Tu Tithe Mee (1998) which were produced by her. 17 year old television newsreader stepped into Marathi film industry in 1986 through Marathi movies Tu Saubhagyavati Ho and Gadbad Ghotala. At the same age only, she got married. Her son Amber didn’t introduce himself in this field and is working as a director of Talwakars, health club. Smita had won lots of awards for her fabulous acting and performances in films in which she was given the leading role. The veteran actress passed away on 6 August 2014.

25) Name – Reema Lagoo

Reema Lagoo

Reema Lagoo

Birth Year – 1958
Age – 58
Occupation – Actress
Marital Status – Married

Reema Lagoo is an Indian actress who has worked in both Bollywood as well as Marathi film industry. The Marathi serial Tuza Maza Jamena is well known for the role of this actress which she has carried out awesomely. Super hit Bollywood award winning movies Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Vaastav are known for her maternal roles in it. She has also worked in Television serials which too made her famous on small screen. She had married to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo but later on they separated. Their daughter is on the way to enter the same field. Reema Lagoo last appeared on silver screen in Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (film).

26) Name – Swapnil Joshi

Birth Date – 18 October 1977
Age – 38
Occupation – Actor
Marital Status – Married

Swapnil Joshi is Marathi film actor who is mainly famous for his role in comedy and love story based movies. He entered in acting career at the age of nine when he was offered the role of Kush in Ramanand Sagar production’s mythological ‘Uttar Ramayana’ TV serial. In other serial ‘Krishna’, he played Hindu god’s role in 1993. He got a break through in Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Shivaji Satum starred Ghulam-E-Mustafa in 1997 in which he performed the role of son of Shivaji Satum. His excursion initiated in late 90’s is still unstoppable as his talent in acting is bringing him more films in Hindi as well as Marathi languages.

27) Name – Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Birth Date – 11 May 1950
Died – 3 November 2014
Age – 64
Occupation – Actor

Sadashiv Amrapurkar was an Indian Bollywood as well as Marathi actor. He had been seen in many Hindi movies playing the role of a comedian. Through his Bollywood career and acting in various films, he had managed to mesmerise all the people who love watching films. In most of his films, he played funny characters which impressed the public figure a lot. He won one best supporting actor award for movie Ardh Satya and two best villain for film Sadak. He was not only a hero on screen but also a real life hero who used to involve in social activities. As he suffered from lung inflammation, he took his last breath on the earth on 3rd November 2014.

28) Name – Bharat Jadhav

Bharat Jadhav

Bharat Jadhav

Birth Date – 1976
Age – 39
Occupation – Actor
Marital Status – Married

Bharat Jadhav is the heart of most of the people interested in watching Marathi movies. This guy entered in film industry in 1985. The actor with his own vanity van is specially popular for his performances in All the best, Sahi Re Sahi, Shrimanta Damodar Panta. Names of some of the dramas in which Bharat has performed are Maharashtrachi Lokdhara, Aamchya Sarkhe Aamhich, All The Best, Sahi Re Sahi, Shreemant Damodar Pant, Adhantar. All the films both Marathi as well as Bollywood in which he played major roles have been super hit and have managed to earn more than their budgets. His new film Aga Bai Arechyaa 2 released in 2015 got huge response from masses across the Maharashtra state.

29) Name – Makarand Anaspure

Makarand Anaspure

Makarand Anaspure

Birth Date – 22 July 1973
Age – 43
Occupation – Marathi Actor
Marital Status – Married

Makarand Anaspure is an Indian Marathi actor who is famous for his character of comedian in every film. The actor has worked in more than 50 Marathi films in which he’s majorly seen in the role of an entertainer. He made his debut in late 90’s through Marathi film Sarkarnama. Later on, the man with tremendous sense of humour and talent to melt the spectator with his emotional acting gained huge response from Marathi people. They loved watching the hilarious act of this illustrious male character. He has gone through the role of not only an actor but also a producer, a director, a writer. He is married to Shilpa Anaspure.

30) Name – Lakshmikant Berde

Lakshmikant Berde

Lakshmikant Berde

Birth Date – 3 November 1954
Died – 16 December 2004
Age – 50
Occupation – Actor

Lakshmikant Berde was a well known Marathi actor who received huge response for his every movie. He made his debut in film industry through Salman Khan starred Maine Pyaar Kiya in 1989. For some years, he worked mainly in Hindi movies. But when he turned to Marathi movies, he established his own position in the rank of popular Marathi actors. His pair with star Mahesh Kothare entertained the audience for more than a decade. Zapatlela, De Dana Dan, Thartharaat etc Marathi super hit blockbusters in which this pair worked in leading roles mesmerised the people across the Maharashtra in unique style. Lakshya of Marathi industry left the world on 16 December 2004 due to his sudden kidney failure.

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