Upendra Limaye

Upendra Limaye (born 8 November 1969) is an Indian actor, who won the National Film Award for his role in the Marathi film Jogwa.[2][3] On the centenary of Indian cinema in April 2013, Forbes included Limaye's performance in the film Jogwa on its list, "25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema."[4]

Upendra Limaye
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Born (1969-11-08) 8 November 1969 (age 52)[1]
OccupationActor
SpouseSwati
Website

BiographyEdit

He has acted in numerous experimental plays, Marathi parallel films, television serials, Hindi mainstream movies and a few South Indian films. He has worked with renowned stage and film directors like Madhur Bhandarkar, Ram Gopal Verma, Amol Palekar, Rajiv Patil, Jabbar Patel, Satish Alekar, Vinay Apte, Waman Kendre, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Anant Mahadevan, Karupaniannan and others.

His performance in the film Jogva, earned him the Best Male Actor award at the 56th National Films Awards in 2010, making him the first Marathi actor to be honoured with. Besides ‘Jogwa’, he has appeared in several National award-winning films, like ‘Mukta,’ ‘Bangarwadi,’ ‘Sarkarnama,’ ‘Dhyasparva’, ‘Chandni Bar,’ ‘Page 3,’ ‘Traffic Signal,’ to mention a few.

Upendra Limaye is married to Swati and they have two children.

Family backgroundEdit

Upendra Limaye was born and grew up in Pune’s Sadashiv Peth.[5]

EducationEdit

Upendra Limaye studied in New English High School and Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune.

In 1988, along with his friends za Upendra founded an Experimental Theatre platform called ‘Parichay’. In the next decade, Upendra acted in numerous experimental and commercial plays.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Language Role Other notes
1994 Mukta Marathi Social Activist
1995 Bangarwadi Marathi Shekoo
Katha Don Ganpatravanchi Marathi Rohodas
1998 Sarkarnama Marathi Sapkale, Pandal (Mandap) Contractor/Decorator
2000 Kairee Marathi Deshpande Teacher
2001 Dhyaas Parva (Kal Ka Admi) Marathi and Hindi Press Owner
2003 Chandni Bar Hindi Gokul
2004 Savarkhed: Ek Gaav Marathi Surshya
2005 Page 3 Hindi Inspector Bhonsale
2006 Jatra: Hyalagaad Re Tyalagaad Marathi Ramdas Mali
Blind Game Marathi Karamchand
Shiva Hindi Bapu
Sivappathigaram Tamil Inspector
2007 Darling Hindi Inspector Bhaskar Reddy
Traffic Signal Hindi Manya Langda
Pranali Hindi Sultan
2008 Tandala Marathi Sawaishankar
Urus Marathi Mahadev
Sarkar Raj Hindi Kantilal Vora
Contract Hindi Goonga
2009 Made in China Marathi Kailash Not be confused with the 2019 Hindi-language Made in China, the 2014 South Korean film, Made in China, or the 2009 U.S. indie film Made in China
Jogwa Marathi Tayappa Won Maharashtra State Government Awards for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
2010 Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Marathi Shrihari
2010-11 Dhoosar Marathi Arjun
2010-11 Mahaguru Marathi Shankar
2011 My Name is 340 Hindi 340
2013 Kokanastha Marathi Gautam
2013 Tuhya Dharma Koncha? Marathi Kavadu
2014 Gunaaji Konkani Marathi Hindi Gunaaji
2014 Guru Pournima Marathi Guru
2014 Yellow Marathi Swimming Coach
2015 Urfi Marathi Inspector Avinash Kulkarni
2017 Vitha Marathi
2017 Sur Sapata Marathi Anna Bhosale
2017 Shentimental Marathi API Dilip Thakur
2018 Mulshi Pattern Marathi Inspector Vitthal Kadu
2020 Bansuri: The Flute Hindi Maan Singh
2021 200 – Halla Ho Hindi Suresh Patil
2021 Antim: The Final Truth Hindi Nanya
2022 Sarsenapati Hambirrao Marathi Bahirji Naik

Television showsEdit

Title Year(s) Role Channel
Tara From Satara 2019–2020 Sachin Mane Sony TV

AwardsEdit

  • Best Actor

Natya Gaurav Award Year : 1996 Play Jallai Tuzi Preet

  • Best Actor

Kalnirnaya Award Year : 1996 Play Jallai Tuzi Preet

  • Best Actor

Maharashtra Times Award Year : 2005 Film Page 3

  • Best Actor

Hamlog Award Year : 2005 Film Page3

  • Best Actor

Rashtriya Ratna Award Year : 2006 Film Page 3

  • Best Actor

Kalarang Award Year : 2009 Film Sarkar Raj / Urus

Shivaji Ganeshan Award Year : 2009 Film Jogwa

  • Best Actor

V. Shantaram Award Year : 2009 Film Jogwa

  • Best Actor

Baburao Painter Award Year : 2009 Film Jogwa

  • Best Actor

Sanskriti Kaladarpan Award Year : 2009 Film Jogwa

  • Best Actor

Maharashtra Times Award Year : 2009 Film Jogwa

  • For Outstanding

Contribution to his Profession Maharashtra Ratna Puraskar Year : 2010

  • For Outstanding

Contribution to his Profession Ninad Puraskar Year : 2010

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Upendra Limaye Profile" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ "'जोगवा'साठी उपेंद्र लिमयेला राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार". Maharashtra Times. 23 January 2010. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. ^ Bramhe, Shripad (31 January 2010). "'तोयप्पा' साकारताना..." Sakaal. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  4. ^ "25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema | Forbes India". Forbes India. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Upendra Limye - Biography". www.upendralimaye.com. Archived from the original on 25 November 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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