Mahesh Manjrekar

Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar (Marathi pronunciation: [məɦeːʃ maːɲd͡zɾekəɾ]; born 16 August 1958)[1] is an Indian actor, film director, screenwriter and producer who works primarily in Hindi films, alongside Marathi, Telugu and Bhojpuri films.[2] He is credited with directing the critically acclaimed films Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Astitva (2000) and Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005). He has won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi for Astitva and two Star Screen Awards. He is also known as host of the reality show, Bigg Boss Marathi since 2018.[3]

Mahesh Manjrekar
Mahesh Manjrekar 1.jpg
Manjrekar in 2015
Born (1958-08-16) 16 August 1958 (age 63)[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Medha Manjrekar
Children3 (including Saiee Manjrekar)

CareerEdit

Manjrekar has acted in several films, including some of his own productions. He was first seen in the Door darshan Marathi series named Kshitij, in which he played a leprosy patient. He first gained acclaim as an actor for his performance in the 2002 film Kaante, and later played negative roles in the Tamil film Arrambam (2013), Telugu film Okkadunnadu (2007) and as the gangster Javed in the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). He played Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Marathi film Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy. He also played the role of Harpeez Dongara in the Aakhri Chunauti series of episodes in the Indian TV series C.I.D.. Manjrekar was acclaimed for the role as inspector D.R. Talpade in the movie Wanted.

He was a MNS candidate from Mumbai North West in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections but lost to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Manjrekar was married to Deepa Mehta, a costume designer but they were divorced[6] with whom he has two children Satya and Ashwami.[7][8] Later, he married Medha Manjrekar. They have a daughter, Saiee Manjrekar, who is an actress.[9] He has a stepdaughter, Gauri Ingawale, from his wife Medha Manjrekar's first husband.[10]

FilmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Year Films Role Language Ref.
1999 Vaastav: The Reality As himself in Song Hindi
2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Michael Hindi [11]
2002 Kaante Raja "Balli" Yadav Hindi [12]
2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Munna Bhai Hatela Hindi
2004 Plan Sultan Hindi [13]
2004 Run Ganpat Chowdhury Hindi [14]
2004 Musafir Lukka Hindi
2005 It Was Raining That Night Brij Bhushan English [15]
2006 Zinda Joy Fernandes Hindi
2006 Jawani Diwani: A Youthful Joyride Chappu Bhai Hindi
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Mahesh Hindi
2007 Okkadunnadu Sona Bhai Telugu
2005 Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav Advocate Prasad Pritam Pradyuman Hindi
2007 Deha Madhav Hindi
2008 Meerabai Not Out Manoj Anant Achrekar Hindi
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Don Javed English
2008 Homam Daddy Telugu
2009 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marathi [16]
2009 Wanted Senior Inspector Daulat R. Talpade Hindi [17]
2009 99 AGM (Aatmaram Gyanshekhar Machve) Hindi
2009 Fruit and Nut Khandar Zala Hindi
2010 Adhurs Don Baba, the main villain Telugu
2010 Teen Patti Dagdu Seth Hindi
2010 Dabangg Haria (Rajo's father) Hindi [18]
2010 Don Seenu Mukesh Duggal / Duggal Saab Telugu
2011 Ready Ram Kapoor (Prem's father) Hindi [19]
2011 Fakta Ladh Mhana Bababhai Marathi [20]
2011 Bodyguard Ranjan Mhatre Hindi [21]
2012 Tukkaa Fitt Hindi
2012 OMG: Oh My God! Lawyer Sardesai Hindi
2012 Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza Marathi [22]
2013 Himmatwala Sher Singh Hindi [23]
2013 Shootout at Wadala Inspector Bhinde Hindi [24]
2013 Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara Local gangster Rawa Hindi
2013 Arrambam Mahadev Rane Tamil
2013 Rajjo Begam Hindi
2014 Jai Ho Auto-Rickshaw Driver Hindi
2014 Rege Pradeep Sharma Marathi [25]
2014 Singham Returns Chief Minister Vikram Adhikari Hindi [26]
2014 Ardhangini by Abhishek Mukherjee Bengali
2015 Bajirao Mastani Shahuji Raje Bhosale Hindi [27]
2015 Akhil Divya's father Telugu [28]
2016 Vrundavan Bhumi's father Marathi [29]
2016 Guntur Talkies Jakie Telugu [30]
2016 Badsha - The Don Shyam Vhai Bengali
2017 FU: Friendship Unlimited Chilly's father Marathi
2017 Velaikkaran Madhav Kurup Tamil [31]
2018 Sanju Himself Hindi [32]
2018 Take Care Good Night Inspector Pawar Marathi
2019 Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Ajoba Hindi
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Chief Minister of Bihar Telugu
2019 Total Dhamaal Chinnappa Swamy Hindi
2019 Saaho Prince Telugu
Tamil
Hindi
[33]
2019 Mulshi Pattern Shirpya Marathi [34]
2019 Dabangg 3 Hariya Hindi [35]
2019 66 Sadashiv Marathi
2020 Kesari[36] Vastad Mehman Marathi [37]
2020 Taxi No. 24 Hindi[38]
2021 The White Tiger The Stork English

Hindi

[39]
2021 The Power Kaalidas Haridas Thakur Hindi
2021 Boss TBA Bhojpuri

Film creditsEdit

Year Title Director Producer Writer Ref.
1999 Vaastav: The Reality Yes No No [40]
2000 Astitva Yes No Yes
Kurukshetra Yes No Yes
Nidaan Yes No No
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai Yes No Yes
2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Yes No No
Tera Mera Saath Rahen Yes No Yes
2002 Hathyar Yes Yes Yes
Pitaah Yes No No
2003 Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaatha Yes No No
Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Yes No No
2004 Rakht Yes No No
2005 It Was Raining That Night Yes Yes Yes
Viruddh... Family Comes First Yes No Yes
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Yes Yes Yes
2006 Matichya Chuli No No Yes
2009 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy No Yes No
2010 Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho Yes No No
2010 City of Gold Yes No No
2011 Ami Shubhash Bolchi Yes No Yes
Fakt Ladh Mhana Yes No Yes
2012 Kaksparsh Yes No No
Shala Yes No No
2016 Natsamrat Yes No No
2017 FU: Friendship Unlimited Yes Yes No
2018 Me Shivaji Park Yes Yes No
2019 Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli Yes No No
2021 The Power Yes No No [41]
Antim: The Final Truth Yes No No [42]

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Ref.
2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 Contestant [43]
2009 Monica Mogre Criminal in Case File No. 1 [44]
2009 Specials @ 10 Director of Har Kadam Par Shaque [45]
2009 Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano Himself (contestant) [46]
2010 Maharashtracha Superstar 1 Himself (Judge) [47]
2010 C.I.D. HD (Harpeez Dongra) [48]
2015 Agent Raghav - Crime Branch Dilip Chauhan [49]
2018 Bigg Boss Marathi 1 Host [50]
2018 Selection Day Sir Tommy [51]
2019 Bigg Boss Marathi 2 Host [52]
2019 TVF Cheesecake Mirza [citation needed]
2020 1962: The War in the Hills Director [53]
2021 Bigg Boss Marathi 3 Host [54]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Direction Role Language Notes
2019 Kaale Dhande No Anna Bhai Marathi ZEE5 Originals[55]
2020 Forbidden Love Yes Sudha's Husband Hindi ZEE5 Originals[56]

ProductionEdit

In 2011, he launched his own production company with Aniruddha Deshpande called Great Maratha Entertainment LLP Productions.[57]

The first film made under the banner was the Fakta Ladh Mhana which is one of the costliest marathi film.[20]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Mahesh Manjrekar awards and nominations
 
Manjrekar with Nana Patekar and Malhar Patekar at Zee Cine Awards 2016
Totals[a]
Wins21
Nominations30
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
National Film Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2000 Astitva Best Feature Film in Marathi Won [58]
Filmfare Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2000 Vaastav: The Reality Best Director Nominated [59]
Sony Best Scene Award Won
2003 Kaante Best Performance in a Comic Role Nominated [60]
IIFA Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2000 Vaastav: The Reality Best Director Nominated [61]
2003 Kaante Best Comedian Won [62]
Screen Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2001 Astitva Best Story Won [63]
Best Screenplay Nominated
Special Jury Award Won
Filmfare Marathi Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
1994 Aai Best Director Won
2016 Natsamrat Best Director Nominated [64]
Best Director (Critics') Won [65]
Zee Cine Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2016 Natsamrat Best Marathi Film Won [66]
Zee Gaurav Puraskar
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2010 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy Best Story Won [67]
Best Screenplay Won
2012 Kaksparsh Best Director Nominated [68]
2016 Natsamrat Best Director Won [69]
Maharashtra State Film Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2012 Kaksparsh Best Director Won [70]
Pune International Film Festival
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2012 Kaksparsh Best Marathi Feature Film Won [71]
Marathi International Cinema & Theatre Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2012 Kaksparsh Best Director Won [72]
Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2010 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy Best Film Won [73]
2011 Lalbaug Parel Best Director Won
2012 Kaksparsh Best Film Won
Best Director Won
2016 Natsamrat Best Director Nominated
Sanskruti Kaladarpan
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2012 Kaksparsh Best Director Nominated [74]
2016 Natsamrat Best Director Nominated [75]
Colors Marathi Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2019 Bigg Boss Marathi 1 Best Host Won [76]
2021 Bigg Boss Marathi 2 Best Host Nominated
Sakal Premier Awards
Year Work Category Result Ref.
2019 Panghrun Best Film Won [77]
Best Director Won

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