Prasad Prabhakar Oak (Marathi pronunciation: [pɾəsaːd̪ oːk]; born 17 February 1975) is an actor, director, writer, singer, anchor, poet and film producer. In 2007 he participated in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Celebrity Round) and won, became Ajinkyatara. He received two Filmfare Awards (best director and best film; 2018) and National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi for the movie Kaccha Limbu.

Prasad Oak
Prasad Oak during the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), in Panaji, Goa.jpg
Prasad Oak at the IFFI (2017)
Born (1975-02-17) 17 February 1975 (age 47)
OccupationActor, film director & producer
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
Manjiri Oak
(m. 1998)

CareerEdit

Oak started his career as assistant director for the play Premachi Goshta, with actors Shriram Lagoo and Nilu Phule. He got a break in Shree Adhikari Brother's TV serial Badini. Mrunal Kulkarni was his costar in Badini. His critically acclaimed role was in 'Andharyachya Parambya' which was a television series of famous movie 'Barrister'. He has sung in movies including Doghat Tisra...Ata Sagal Visra and Joshi Ki Kamble. He became well established on television with Avaghchi Sansar, playing gray shed role of Harshvardhan Bhosle. This series had the nation's highest ratings in 2008. He claimed that television has had a big role in success of Marathi films.[1]

Oak has worked in more than 80 television serials. In 2008 he participated in reality show Dhinka Chika as a judge. In June 2012 his show Bhanda Suakhyabhare completed 500 episodes.

His play, Bechki started in January 2013 and was written and directed by Chinmay Mandlekar with Oak in the leading role.[citation needed]

In 2018, he played the role of popular Marathi Stage actor Prabhakar Panshikar in Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar.

Personal lifeEdit

Oak attended Bhave High School, Pune. He graduated from Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce. His Spouse is Manjiri Oak. He has two children. Sarthak Oak & Mayank Oak.

FilmographyEdit

As DirectorEdit

As ActorEdit

TelevisionEdit

Drama/TheaterEdit

  • Adhantar
  • Usna Navra
  • Ya Ghar Apalach Ahe
  • Lahanapan dega deva
  • Nandee
  • Ranangan
  • Altun Paltun
  • Wada Chirebandi
  • Magna Talyakathi
  • Aabhas
  • Maza Pati Krorepati

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aparna Phadke, TNN 7 July 2012, 04.53 pm IST (7 July 2012). "TV has a big role in success of Marathi films: Prasad Oak". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Prasad Oak to sport six looks in Farzand". Hindustan Times. 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Kaccha Limbu Movie Review: This Ravi Jadhav, Sonali Kulkarni starrer has many shades of grey, but is not weepy". Pune Mirror. 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ http://marathicineyug.com/news/latest-news/321-7-roshan-villa-will-open-on-19-feb