Born in Nagpur in 1960, Nagesh Bhonsle has been in love with theatre ever since he was a child. Today, after more than 14 years in the field, he...
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Born in Nagpur in 1960, Nagesh Bhonsle has been in love with theatre ever since he was a child. Today, after more than 14 years in the field, he is a respected theatre, television and film actor as well as a director and producer. The first play that had a huge impact on Nagesh was Aata Manushya Jagne, in which he was particularly taken by critically-acclaimed Arun Nalawade's role. This was when Nagesh was in college. The following year, he acted in a play called Kondmara, in which he played one of the leads.
However, the turning point in Nagesh Bhonsle's career was after he came to Mumbai in the early nineties. He happened to meet renowned Marathi actor, poet and writer Mangesh Kulkarni, who suggested that Nagesh should audition for Vijay Bai's adaptation of Girish Karnad's Nagamandala. Nagesh followed his advice and ended up being cast in the play with a significant role. This was a hugely enriching learning experience for Nagesh as he worked with theatre personalities of great repute.
After this, there was no looking back. Nagesh entered the big league of Marathi actors and became well recognized on the commercial Marathi stage. He also started acting in television serials like Upanyas, Hasratein, CID, Aahat and Bhavar. His first appearance in Marathi films was in Bangarwadi, followed by Daayra, which was directed by Amol Palekar. His other films include Bombay Boys, Shool and Bardaast.
Nagesh Bhonsle received the Best Actor Award for Ramu Ramanathan's Cotton 56, Polyester 84 by the META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards) committee.