Laxmikant Berde

Laxmikant Berde (26 October 1954 – 16 December 2004) was an Indian actor who appeared in Marathi and several Hindi movies. He was known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. Berde started his career as an employee in the production company Marathi Sahitya Sangh and then played supporting roles in a few Marathi stage plays. In 1983-84, he first became famous with the Marathi play Tour Tour.

Laxmikant Berde
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Born(1954-10-26)26 October 1954
Died16 December 2004(2004-12-16) (aged 50)
Years active1984–2004
Spouse(s)
(m. 1985; div. 1998)

(m. 1998; his death 2004)
ChildrenAbhinay Berde, Swanandi Berde

Apart from Marathi movies, his comedy stage plays like Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe and Bighadale Swargache Dwaar were also successful. Berde acted in many Bollywood films and received four Nominations for Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role. He acted in around 185 Hindi and Marathi films.

Early lifeEdit

Laxmikant Berde was born on 26 October 1954 in Bombay (Mumbai). He had five older siblings and would sell lottery tickets as a child to append to the family income. His participation in stage dramas during the cultural activities for Ganesh festival celebrations performed at Girgaon got him interested in acting.[1] He won awards for participation in inter-school and inter-college drama competitions. Following this, Berde started working at the Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh.[2]

CareerEdit

While working as an employee in the Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Laxmikant Berde started acting in small roles in Marathi stage plays. In 1983–84, he acquired his first major role in Purshottam Berde's Marathi stage play Tour Tour which became a hit and Berde's style of comedy was appreciated.[1]

Berde made his movie debut with the 1984 Marathi movie Lek Chalali Sasarla.[2] Subsequently, he and actor Mahesh Kothare starred together in films Dhoom Dhadaka (1984) and De Danadan (1987). Both these movies became famous and helped Berde establish his trademark comedy style.[1][3]

In most movies, he starred either alongside Kothare or with actor Ashok Saraf. The Laxmikant Berde - Ashok Saraf pair is recognized to be a successful lead actor pairing in Indian cinema.[4] Berde, along with Ashok Saraf, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Mahesh Kothare formed a successful quartet in Marathi films after acting together in the 1989 Marathi film Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi.[1]

That decade will be best remembered by the Marathi film industry as the "Ashok-Lakshya" era. Both actors remained best friends until Berde died. In most movies, Berde was paired with actress and his future wife Priya Arun.

Berde's first Hindi film was Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya starring Salman Khan in 1989. Some of his other popular Hindi films include Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Aarzoo, Saajan, Beta, 100 Days and Anari. Berde also kept working as the lead actor in hit Marathi stage plays like Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe and others.

In 1992, Berde tried to break away from his comedy mould and acted in a serious role in the film Ek Hota Vidushak. However, the film was not a commercial success and Berde reverted to his trademark comedy, albeit disappointed with the film's failure.

From 1985 to 2000, Berde acted in many other Marathi blockbusters such as Aamhi Doghe Raja Rani, Hamaal De Dhamaal, , Balache Baap Brahmachari, Eka Peksha Ek, Bhootacha Bhau, Thartharat, Dhadakebaaz and Zapatlela.[3]

Berde acted in the Marathi TV serial Nasti Aafat.

DeathEdit

Laxmikant Berde died in Mumbai on 16 December 2004 due to a kidney ailment.[5] Many notable personalities from the Marathi film industry like Mahesh Kothare, Ashok Saraf and Sachin Pilgaonkar attended his funeral.[6]

In the last years of his life, Berde ran his own production house 'Abhinay Arts', named after his son Abhinay Berde. Very few know that Laxmikant Berde was a very good ventriloquist and guitarist.

Marathi filmsEdit

Movie

Year

Pachadlela 2004
Aadharstambh 2003
Maratha Battalion 2002
Dekhni Bayko Namyachi 2001
Khatarnak 2000
Navra Mumbaicha 2000
Dhangad Dhinga 2000
Kamal Majhya Baykochi 2000
Aai Thor Tujhe Upkar 1999
Manoos 1999
Aapla Lakshya 1998
Janta Janardan 1998
Jamla Ho Jamla 1995
Dhamal Jodi 1995
Suna Yeti Ghara 1995
Topi Var Topi 1995
Bajrangachi Kamal 1994
Chikat Navra 1994
Maza Chakula 1994
Soniyachi Mumbai 1994
Premachya Sultya Bomba 1994
Tu Sukhakarta 1993
Zapatlela 1993
Sarech Sajjan 1993
Ek Hota Vidushak 1992
Jivlaga 1992
Hach Sunbai cha Bhau 1992
Jeeva Sakha 1992
DeDhadak BeDhadak 1992
Than Than Gopala 1992
Shubhamangal Sawadhan 1992
Sagle Sarkech 1992
Aayatya Gharat Gharoba 1991
Aflatoon 1991
Mumbai Te Mauritius 1991
Yeda Ki Khula 1991
Maskari 1991
Ek Gaadi Baaki Anadi 1991
Godi Gulabi 1991
Doctor Doctor 1991
Shame to Shame 1991
Ek Phul Char Half 1991
Apradhi 1991
Shejari Shejari 1990
Dhadakebaaz 1990
Dhamal Bablya Ganpyachi 1990
Lapwa Chhapwi 1990
Shubha Bol Narya 1990
Dokyala Tap Nahi 1990
Thamb Thamb Jau Nako Lamb 1990
Ejaa Beeja Teeja 1990
Ghabrayacha Nahi 1990
Changu Mangu 1990
Eka Peksha Ek 1990
FekaFeki 1990
Patali Re Patali 1990
Kuldeepak 1990
Balache Baap Brahmachari 1989
Bhutacha Bhau 1989
Thartharat 1989
Hamal de Dhamal 1989
Dharla Tar Chavatay 1989
Rajan Vajvala Baja 1989
Chambu Gabale 1989
Khatyal Sasu Nathal Soon 1989
Kuthe Kuthe Shodhu Me Tila 1989
Utawala Nawara 1989
Rikshawali 1989
Gharkul Punha Haswe 1989
Aanti Ne Wazavali Ghanti 1989
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi 1988
Kiss Bai Kiss 1988
Rangat Sangat 1988
Majjach Majja 1988
Gholat Ghol 1988
Sarvashetra 1988
Maamla Porincha 1988
Gauraacha Navara 1987
Chal Re Laxya Mumbaila 1987
De Danadan 1987
Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla 1987
Porinchi Dhamal Bapachi Kamal 1987
Khara Kadhi Bolu Naye 1987
Premasathi Wattel Te 1987
Kaltay Pan valat Nahi 1987
Irsaal Karti 1987
Bhatak Bhavani 1987
Dhakati Soon 1986
Gadbad Ghotala 1986
Aamhi Doghe Raja Rani 1986
Tuzya Vachun Karmena 1986
Dhoom Dhadaka 1985
Lek Chalali Sasarla 1984
Saubhagyakankshini 1974
Bayko Chukali Standvar 1998
Dagina 2002
Rang Premacha 1999
Satvapariksha 2000
Hasva Fasvi 1995
Jeegar 1998
Choomantar ????
Tuzyacha Sathi 2004
Chimani Pakhar 2003

Marathi dramaEdit

  1. Thamb Taklya Bhang Padto
  2. Tour Tour (1983)
  3. Abab Vitoba bolu lagala
  4. Gharat Hasare tare
  5. Pandit ata tari shahane vha
  6. Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe (1989)
  7. Bighadale Dwar Swargache
  8. Ashvamedh
  9. Sir aale dhaun
  10. Karti Premat Padli
  11. Lele Viruddha lele
  12. Nanda Saukhya Bhare
  13. Uchalbangadi

Hindi filmsEdit

Movie

Year

Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin 2004
Ghar Grihasti 2004
Patli Kamar Lambe Baal 2004
Insan 2004
Khanjar: The Knife 2003
Baap Ka Baap 2003
Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari 2003
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam 2002
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai 2002
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata 2002
Hello Girls 2001
Uljhan 2001
Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller 2001
Biwi Aur Padosan 2001
Kaam Granth 2001
Beti No. 1 2000
Papa the Great 2000
Shikaar 2000
Sabse Bada Beiman 2000
Rahasya - The Suspense 2000
Rajaji 1999
Jaanam Samjha Karo 1999
Aarzoo 1999
Lo Main Aa Gaya 1999
Aaag Hi Aag 1999
Dil Kya Kare 1999
Kahani Kismat Ki 1999
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo 1998
Deewana Hoon Pagal Nahi 1998
Hafta Vasuli 1998
Mere Sapno Ki Rani 1997
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul 1997
Zor 1997
Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law 1997
Hamesha 1997
Qahar 1997
Nazar 1997
Ganga Mange Khoon 1997
Ajay 1996
Chaahat 1996
Masoom 1996
Saajan Ki Baahon Mein 1995
Khilona Bana Khalnayak 1995
Taqdeerwala 1995
Hathkadi 1995
Brahma 1994
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 1994 [7][8]
Dilbar 1994
The Gentleman 1994
Kranti Kshetra 1994
Janta Ki Adalat 1994
Criminal 1994
Santaan 1993
Sainik 1993
Gumrah 1993
Phool Aur Angaar 1993
Krishan Avtaar 1993
Anari 1993
Dil Ki Baazi 1993
Aadmi Khilona Hai 1993
Hasti 1993
Sangram 1993
Tahqiqaat 1993
Geet 1992
Anaam 1992
Deedar 1992
Dil Ka Kya Kasoor 1992
Beta 1992
I Love You 1992
Parda Hai Parda 1992
Kasak 1992
Saajan 1991
Dancer 1991
Pratikar 1991
100 Days 1991
Trinetra 1991
Maine Pyar Kiya 1989 [9]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b "Laxmikant Berde: Superhit comedy films of the actor you should not miss". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  4. ^ Indian Cinema - 1997. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 1997. p. 15. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Marathi actor Laxmikant Berde passes away". Rediff.com. 16 December 2004. Archived from the original on 17 November 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Actor Laxmikant Berde passes away". Outlook. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  7. ^ Ganti, Tejaswini (2004). Bollywood: A Guidebook To Popular Hindi Cinema. Taylor & Francis Group. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-415-28853-8. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
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  9. ^ Narwekar, Sanjit (2005). Eena Meena Deeka: The story of Hindi film comedy. Rupa & Co. p. 271. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

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