Veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar died on 3 November 2014 in Mumbai following lung infection. He was 64.
Amrapurkar started his career as an actor in Marathi theatre, eventually acting and directing nearly fifty plays, before transitioning to films.
He was also a director and writer and won a number of prestigious awards in theatre and film.
- Born as Ganesh Kumar Narwode, the actor adopted the stage name Sadashiv Amrapurkar in 1974.
- On 22 June 1897, Sadashiv got his first onscreen break in the Marathi film where he played Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
- His last onscreen appearance was in Bombay Talkies where he did a cameo in the short film by Dibakar Banerjee.
- In 1981-82, Amrapurkar acted in a Marathi stage play Hands-Up! alongside stage actors Avinash Masurekar and Bhakti Barve-Inamdar.
- He has acted in more than 300 movies in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Haryanvi.
- The actor is also known for his performance in films like Aankhen, Ishq, Coolie No 1 and Gupt: The Hidden Truth among others.
- In his long career, he had won two Filmfare awards, one in 1984 as the best supporting actor for Ardh Satya and another in 1991 for his Best Performance in a Negative Role in Sadak.
- Interestingly, Filmfare Award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role was first introduced to acknowledge his villainous performance in Sadak. In Sadak directed by Mahesh Bhatt, he played the role of a eunuch Maharani.