Achyut Potdar

Achyut Potdar (born 22 August 1934) is an Indian actor who has worked in over 125 Bollywood films.[1][2] In addition to film, Potdar has appeared in 95 serials, 26 plays and 45 ads.

Achyut Potdar
Born (1934-08-22) 22 August 1934 (age 86)
Years active1980 - present

Early life and educationEdit

He was born to a Marathi Brahmin family at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Achyut Potdar spent his childhood at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and post graduated in 1961 with a major in economics with first position thus earning himself a university medal.


After university, he became a professor at Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, and later joined the Indian Army from which he retired as a captain in 1967. He later worked with Indian Oil as an executive for a period of nearly 25 years and retired at the age of 58 in 1992.

Potdar would participate in theatrical ventures and plays whilst working in Indian Oil and would host their cultural events.

Well known for his character roles in Bollywood, he entered this industry at the age of 44 years, coming from an army background and having spent years in the corporate world.

Potdar pursued acting as a serious hobby, he never went to ask for roles and did only those that came his way. He is almost a fixed character in Vidhu Vinod Chopra films.

His latest films include Dabangg 2, Ferrari Ki Sawaari and 3 Idiots. Recently he is playing a character in the serial Amita Ka Amit on Sony Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Potdar also portrayed Jayaprakash Narayan on the television series Pradhanmantri and the character of Aaj Tak on Aandolan.

Awards and achievementsEdit

On Sunday, 16 August 2015, Sanand, a cultural group in Indore, felicitated Mr. Achyut Potdar with Lifetime Achievement Award for his glorious career, marking several decades, in Bollywood and remarkable contribution to the field of Art. He received Zee Marathi Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar in 2021 for playing the role of Appa in the television serial Majha Hoshil Na.

Television workEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Achyut Poddar and Neeta Shetty in Ravi Ojha's next". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Achyut Potdar". indicine. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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