Date of Birth: 24th November, 1944.
Address: 10th N. S. ROAD, JVPD SCHEME, Bombay- 400049
Education: Post Graduate in Fine Arts.
Debut Film: "Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe" (Marathi)
"Baaton Baaton Mein" (Hindi)
Film Awards: Best Movie Awards for the film "Akriet"
Amol Palekar was born in a Maharashtrian Saraswat Brahmin family. He
attended Sir J. J. School of art in Bombay. Amol Palekar started his
acting career with the Marathi experimental stage with Satyadev Dubey.
Later he established his own group "Aniket". Amol Palekar
introduced street theatre in Maharashtra.
Amol made his debut in films with noted Marathi film "Shantata!
Court Chalu Aahe" directed by Satyadev Dubey. He was cast by Basu
Chatterjee in the movie "Rajnigandha", which led to many other
such roles in middle-class comedies often directed by Chatterjee or
Hrishikesh Mukherjee such as "Golmaal", "Chhoti Si Baat"
and "Naram Garam". Amol Palekar turned from acting to film
direction with the Marathi film "Aakriet". Since then he has
directed many films which include "Ankahi", "Thodasa
Rumani Ho Jaye", "Bangarwadi", "Daayraa", "Anahat",
"Kairee", "Dhyaas Parva". His movie "Paheli"
was India's official entry for the Oscar Awards in 2006 but did not make
it to the final nominations.
Aks, Teesra Kaun?, Baat Ban Jaye, Ankahee, Jhoothi, Khamosh, Tarang,
Pyaasi Aankhen, Rang Birangi, Damaad, Jeevan Dhaara, Olangal, Shriman
Shrimati, Chehre Pe Chehra, Naram Garam, Agni Pareeksha, Akriet,
Sameera, Apne Paraye, Aanchal, Baaton Baaton Mein, Do Ladke Dono Kadke,
Golmaal, Jeena Yahan, Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi, Solva Sawan, Agar, Bhumika,
Gharaonda, Kanneshwara Rama, Safed Jhoot, Taxi Taxi, Chitchor, Chhoti Si
Baat, Jeevana Jyoti, Rajnigandha and Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe.