Sadashiv Amrapurkar – Wiki, Movie List and Memorable Roles

Sadashiv Amrapurkar is one of the powerful character-actors of Bollywood, who did many roles including negative, cameos and comical ones. Born in Ahmednagar on May 11, 1950, the 64 year old actor began to work actively in Marathi movies and Bollywood from 1983. He was born as Ganesh Numar Narwode, and adopted the onscreen name ‘Sadashiv’ after becoming a part of few plays in 1974. He joined the theater in 1971, when he was just 21. He was also a trained singer.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar debuted in Marathi cinema in 1976 with the film ‘Aamras’. He did minor characters after which he got a landmark role, playing the titular character of ‘Bal Gangadhar Tilak’ in the movie of the same name, in  1979. He also turned producer and released quite a few Marathi movies under the banner of Anjana Arts.  Amrapurkar’s act  in the Marathi play ‘ Hands-Up’ was noticed by Bollywood director Govind Nihalani who was looking for an actor who play the villain’s role in his movie ‘Ardh Satya’. He cast Amrapurkar in the movie and the film went on to become a cult success. Amarpukar’s role in Ardh-Satya was also appreciated for the evil persona that he radiated and his unique style of dialogue delivery.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar went on to do minor villain roles in movies like Teri Meherbaniyan, Purani Mandir, Veeru Dada and Farishtay. In 1987, he got the role of the main villain in the Dharmendra movie ‘Hukumat’ which went on to become the biggest hit of the year, even surpassing the collections of Mr. India.

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Sadak however turned out to be a water-shed movie for Amrapukrar. His fantastic portrayal of ‘Maharani’ the vile eunuch, who runs a prostitution business, was appreciated by one and all.  Then by the mid-90s, following the success of his effortless played comical role in Aankhen, he went on do many comedy roles in movies like Coolie No.1, Mohra, Gupta and Ishq.  Even though his role in Ishq was that of a villain, the makers ensured that his villainous acts had a comical edge.

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Among his dialogues, Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s ‘Maharani’ line is memorable – ‘Yahan ka raja, is jism ke bazaar ka maharaja, aur naam, maharani’

Post 2000, Sadashiv Amrapurkar was not seen in movies. In March 2013, he was badly beaten for protesting by fellow residents for protesting against water shortage in his residence in Mumbai.  Following a lung infection, Sadashiv was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where his condition was said to be critical.

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Here is a list of Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s popular roles

  1. Sadak – Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s brilliant portrayal of the eunuch character ‘ Maharani’ sent a chill down the spine of many in the movie ‘Sadak’. So phenomenal was the essaying of his character, that it has been considered in the same league as Amjad Khan’s Gabbar Singh (Sholay) and Amrish Puri’s Mogambo (Mr.India). Many consider Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s ‘Maharani’  role as the best villain act ever in Bollywood, considering it was quite a tough role to play. Needless to say, he won the best villain award for ‘Sadak’.
  2. Aankhen –  Sadashiv Amrapurkar was in top form in the role of a forgetful police officer in the laugh-riot Aankhen(1993).
  3. Coolie No 1 – As Shaadiram Gharjode, he played the marriage broker, who fixes marriages in Coolie No.1. He is humiliated by Kader Khan in the movie, who wants his daughters to marry men from rich families. The comic role won Mr.Amrapurkar rave reviews.
  4. Teri Meherbaniyan- One of the villainous henchmen, Sadasahiv Amrapurkar’s character responsible for the death of Jackie Shroff’s character, become an object of revenge of the latter’s pet dog.
  5. Mohra – He played the role of a police commissioner who is content with the belief that an unknown person is eliminating the antisocial elements in the society.

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Sadashiv Amrapurkar Movies List

Khuda Kasam Public Prosecutor (uncredited)

Bachao – Inside Bhoot Hai…

Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run

Dilkhush

Mr. White Mr. Black K.G.

Tulsi: Mathrudevobhava Annoying Foster Father

Kadachit

Dosh Vijay Mehta/Kiran Bhatnagar

Aatma Advocate Khurana

Yeh Raat Police Commissioner

Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Ishwarchand Mangatram Gore (I.M. Gore)

Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen Supremo/Trikal Anna

Kunku Zale Vairi Tatya

The Guardian Spirit of the House Vadil

AK 47

Ek Se Badhkar Ek Inspector Inamdar

Taarzan: The Wonder Car Anthony D’Costa (2nd Partner)

Savarkhed: Ek Gaav Sampatrao More

Rakhiba Jadi Se Maariba Kie

Raja Bhaiya Chaubey

Parwana Inspector Hardev Singh Haryanvi

Tada

Basti Kanta

Chori Chori Chacha

Baap Ka Baap Advocate Raja Waghmare

Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari Seth Bajaj

Rishtey Advocate Katre

Devi Ahilya Bai Malhar Rao Holkar

Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge

Yeh Mohabbat Hai Police Inspector

Mawali No.1

Kasam Kala Daku

Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke Manager

Officer Lobo

Dal: The Gang Gajrak Daruwala

Master Vishnu Shikari

Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Shri Chopra (Sonia’s dad)

Hum To Mohabbat Karega Inspector Shinde

Daku Ramkali

Bulandi

Gora’s father

Aakhir Kaun Thi Woh?

Khatarnak

Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Dharamraj

Trishakti Inspector Dayal

Dracula

Jai Hind Sindhia

Jaanam Samjha Karo Daniel

Sarfarosh-E-Hind

Chief Minister Bandrekar

Kachche Dhaage

Aunty No. 1

Gopi’s elder brother (as Sadashiv Amarpurkar)

2001: Do Hazaar Ek

Bangalore Minister Ramaswamy

Do Numbri

Sher Khan

Mere Do Anmol Ratan

Mahesh

Ishq

Ranjit Rai

Ek Phool Teen Kante

Do Ankhen Barah Hath

Vishwanath Dayaram

Gupt: The Hidden Truth

Insp. Neelkanth

Ajay

Lala

Chhote Sarkar

Dr. Khanna

Jung

Chakradhari Choudhry

Duniyaa Jhukti Hai

Hasina Aur Nagina

Aurat Aurat Aurat

Bijlee

Return of Jewel Thief

Jukaso

Nirbhay

Angaara

Police Inspector

Yaraana

Beggar/Mungarilal

Sanjay

Political Leader

Sanam Harjai

Advocate K.K.Verma

Coolie No. 1

Shaadiram Gharjodhe

Sabse Bada Khiladi

Amar Singh Choudhury

The Don

Minister Parsuram

God and Gun

Satya Singh

Faisla Main Karungi

Bewafa Sanam

John

Police Lock-up

Jaiprakash

Doghi

Oh Darling Yeh Hai India

Bidder

Teesra Kaun?

Inspector Aditya Talwar

Aag

Bholaram

Mohra

Kamdev Kulkarni

Janam Se Pehle

Judge Vishwanath Mahajan

Insaniyat

Deshbandhu

Do Fantoosh

Shetty

Janata Ki Adalat

Chauraha

Kalinath

Pathreela Raasta

Ramakant Waghamare

Tadipaar

Maharani

Aakhri Chetawani

Hum Hain Kamaal Ke

Police Inspector Godbode

Aag Toofan

Khoon Ka Sindoor

Aandha Intaquam

Bomb Blast

Aaj Kie Aurat

Home Minister Anna Patil

Phoolan Hasina Ramkali (as Sadashiv Amarapurkar)

Rani Aur Maharani

Hasti

Narang

Kohra

Jakarto/CBI Officer Neelkanth Sahay

Aag Ka Toofan

Ashaant

Meharbaan

Aankhen

Inspector Pyare Mohan

Anaam

Inspector Angre

Police Officer

Badri Prasad

Basanti Tangewali

Khule-Aam

Champak Lal

Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi

Jeena Marna Tere Sang

Police Aur Mujrim Dharam Pal

Sadak

Maharani

Swarg Jaisaa Ghar

Rupaye Dus Karod

Indrajeet

D.S.P. Shyam Sunder

Shiv Ram

Izzat

Thakur

Dushman Devta

Raja

Farishtay

Raja Jaichand

Begunaah

Rajan Dada

Kohraam

Hafta Bandh

Phoolwati

Inspector Dhanush Nageshwar

Z.P.

Agneekaal Gulabchand Jhakotia

Doodh Ka Karz Bhairav Singh

Naaka Bandi Kaalia Singh

Taqdeer Ka Tamasha Sheshnaag

Kaafila Thakur

Roti Kee Keemat Jagawar aka J.K.

Veeru Dada Gul Anand

Dushman Madanlal/Kalicharan

Desh Ke Dushman Rakesh ‘Rakka’ Verma

Lashkar Inspector More

Gola Barood Davar

Elaan-E-Jung

Dana Paani Kutti

Aakhri Baazi Shaakal

Kahan Hai Kanoon

Eeshwar

Kasam Suhaag Ki Inspector Shamrao

Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá Police Inspector Nadkarni

Bandook Dahej Ke Seenay Par

Nache Nagin Gali Gali

Asmaan Se Ooncha

Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga Premanand

Zulm Ko Jala Doonga

Khatron Ke Khiladi Balbir

Aai Pahije Malhari

Kaal Chakra

Bharat Ek Khoj (TV series)

Majaal Driver Shyamu

Hukumat Deenbandhu Deenanath (DBDN)

Mohre Badrinath ‘Badri’ Chawla/Vasu Mudaliar

Muddat Bharti’s Father

Aakhree Raasta Neetaji (Prime Minister) Chaturvedi

Nasoor Raosaheb Mohite

Aar Paar

Sanjhi

Teri Meherbaniyan Sardarilal

Aghaat VP Sarnaik

Khamosh Chandran (Film Director)

Purana Mandir Durjan — Chowkidar

Maan Maryada Bhawani Singh

Jawaani Joe

Ardh Satya Rama Shetty

Hou De Jarasa Ushir2013

Bombay Talkies (film) 2013

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