Sachin Pilgaonkar (Konkani: सचिन पिळगावकर;
born 17 August 1957), often known by his first name Sachin, is an
Indian film and television actor, director, singer and producer.
Starting as a footballer, in the Marathi film, Ha Majha Marg Ekla
(1962), he went on to act in around 65 films as a child artist,
before switching to adult roles, and giving hits like Geet Gaata Chal
(1975), Balika Badhu (1976),
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978)
and Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) as a lead actor. He has worked in Hindi,
Marathi and also in Bhojpuri cinema, and has acted, produced and
directed successful comedy shows on Indian television, including Tu Tu
Main Main (2000) and Kadvee Khatti Meethi. Besides that, he also
directed several hit Marathi films starting with Mai Baap
(1982), Navri Mile Navryala (1984),
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988),
Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990) and Navra Mazha Navsacha (2004).
1 Early life
3 Personal life
5 Television serials
6.1 National Film Awards
7.1 As actor
7.2 As director
9 External links
Sachin Pilagaonkar was born in
Mumbai in a
Konkani Brahmin family from
Pilagaon in Goa. His father Sharad Pilgaonkar managed a printing press
Mumbai but it collapsed from flood and heavy rain and he died
Sachin Pilgaonkar started his film career as a child artist in the
Marathi film, Ha Maza Marg Ekla (This is my own singular path)
(1962) at the age of four. He won the National Film Award for the
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan handed him the award. As a child
actor, he first appeared in the Dharmendra-
Meena Kumari starrer very
emotional film Majhli Didi, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and also
appeared in prominent films such as Jewel Thief, Chanda Aur Bijli,
Brahmachari (Hindi film)
Brahmachari (Hindi film) and Mela (1971 film). As a child artist, his
best buddy was Junior Mehmood, with whom he first did the Shammi
Kapoor-starrer Brahmachari as nine-year-old kids, and have done 15
films together as child artists.
He switched to playing lead roles for a brief time with Rajshri
Productions' Geet Gaata Chal. In this, he paired with
the film's unexpected success made them a lead pair for other films.
Some of his roles as the lead were Balika Badhu (1976), College Girl
and Rajshri Productions'
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se and Nadiya Ke Paar
with Sadhana Singh.
With Trishul, he switched back to supporting roles and was part of
successful movies such as Sholay, Avtar, Sur Sangam and Satte Pe
Satta, but as roles dried up he took to direction, making Marathi
movies and producing TV serials. He is one of the most well-known
Marathi film directors. He directed Subhash Ghai's Prem Deewane,
starring Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Pooja Bhatt and Vivek Mushran
and then directed Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai, starring Srishti Bahl and
Vivek Mushran with
Ashok Saraf in a key role.
Sachin's latest movie is as a director for Rajshri's latest Jaana
Pehchana, to be released in 2011. The film
Jaana Pehchana has been
released. It is a true sequel to Sachin's earlier film Ankhiyon Ke
Sachin turned to Indian Television in the 1990s, when he directed a
Hindi comedy show,
Tu Tu Main Main
Tu Tu Main Main on
Hindi National channel
Star Plus, which starred his wife Supriya and Reema Lagoo. He also
directed a show Rin 1 2 3 on
Hindi National channel DD Metro, which
used to show parodies on Bollywood movies. He also directed the
sitcom, Hadh Kar Di starring Dara Singh, which too initially did well,
but later was pulled off. In the meantime, he also anchored Hindi
music shows like Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari and various other events
and Marathi film award ceremonies. In 2006, he, along with his wife,
Supriya, won the
Hindi dance Reality Show Nach Baliye, pocketing
Rs. 40 lakh Approx. $100,000 , beating nine other celebrity
contestant pairs. In late 2007, he started a new programme on Zee
Marathi, known as Eka Peksha Ek, which is based on dance , finding
hidden talent in all the areas of the state of
Maharashtra in India.
He appeared as a judge of reality comedy talent show, Chhote Miyan
(2009) on Colors TV.
Sachin has also been directing Marathi films since the 1980s. He
started directing with
Mai Baap (1982) which received critical
acclaim, but started tasting commercial success only with 1984's Navri
Mile Navryala, which also starred his future wife, Supriya. Further
Gammat Jammat and Maza Pati Karodpati cemented his place
in the Marathi film industry. However, he tasted major success in
1988's Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, which starred himself and the two reigning
superstars of Marathi cinema,
Ashok Saraf and Laxmikant Berde. The
movie was a runaway hit, establishing Sachin as a hitmaker. He then
changed track to experimental cinema with the next two films, but
returned to comedy with Amchyasarkhe Aamhich, which proved to be yet
Sachin assisted many big directors. Sachin also assisted Hrishikesh
Mukherjee and got some good lessons about editing from him.
Sachin with wife
Supriya Pilgaonkar in 2010
He is married to actress Supriya Pilgaonkar (née Sabnis), whom he
first directed for his debut Marathi film, Navri mile navryala (1984)
and subsequently became successful pair in Marathi cinema. The couple
has a daughter,
Shriya Pilgaonkar who was born on 25 April 1989.
Sachin wrote his autobiography during the completion of 50 years of
his film career named Hach Maza Marg हाच माझा
Supriya-Sachin Show Jodi Tujhe Majhi
National Film Awards
National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Ha Majha Marg
National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Ajab Tuje
1978 - Filmfare award
2016 - Filmfare Marathi award for best actor for the film Katyar
Actor (Naina's estranged father)
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (film)
Sequel for "Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se"
Teecha Bap tyacha Bap
Navra Maza Navsacha
Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai
Aayatya Gharat Gharoba
Inspired by the
Hindi movie Dil Daulat Duniya, starring Rajesh Khanna
Eka Peksha Ek
Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon
Hindi 1984 Movie - Gazab
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi
Hindi 1966 Movie - Biwi Aur Makaan
Mazha Pati Karodpati
Ghar Ek Mandir
Actor (Sanjay Kumar)
Actor (As an Orphan)
Navri Mile Navryala
Actor (name was Sewak)
Satte Pe Satta
Actor (name was Sunny)
Nadiya Ke Paar
Ravikant S. 'Ravi' Verma
Hugely successful Marathi film with Vandana Pandit, Dr. Vasantrao
Deshpande, directed by Sharad Pilgaonkar
with Nutan, Sarika, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo
Actor (name was Ravi)
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Arun Pratap Mathur
Geet Gaata Chal
Birbal My Brother
Child artist / Lead role
Portrayed Lord Krishna
as Shishu Singh
adaptation of Rabindra Nath Tagore's play
Ha Maaza Marg Eekla
Ekulti Ek (2013) Launched his daughter Shriya Pilgaonkar
Ideachi Kalpana (2010)
Ekadantha (2007) - Kannada Movie (starring
Ramesh Aravind and
Vishnuvardhan which was a remake of his Marathi movie Navra Maza
Aamhi Saatpute (2008)
Navra Maza Navsacha (2004)
Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991)
Eka Peksha Ek (1990)
Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990)
Bhutacha Bhau (1989)
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)
Mazha Pati Karodpati (1988)
Gammat Jammat (1987)
Navri Mile Navryala (1984)
Mai Baap (1982)
Adventure of Alladin
Sachin has directed Subhash Ghai's film Prem Deewane.
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Cast & crew details
CAST Om Puri
Sachin Pilgaonkar Sumitra CREW Director Pradeep Hooda
Producer Sumitra Satish
Sachin on IMDb
Sachin Pilgaonkar on Facebook
Nach Baliye 1 (2005)
Nach Baliye 2 (2006)
Nach Baliye 3 (2007)
Nach Baliye 4 (2008)
Nach Baliye 5 (2012)
Nach Baliye 6 (2013)
Nach Baliye 7 (2015)
Sachin Pilgaonkar & Supriya Pilgaonkar
Hussain Kuwajerwala & Tina Kuwajerwala
Aamir Ali & Sanjeeda Sheikh
Daljeet Kaur Bhanot
Daljeet Kaur Bhanot & Shaleen Bhanot
Jay Bhanushali & Mahii Vij
Rithvik Dhanjani & Asha Negi
Himanshu Malhotra and