Makarand Deshpande was born in Dahanu, Maharashtra, India on March 6, 1966. He now lives in Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has been interested in writing since childhood and began creating plays in college. As of 2018, he had performed in over 90 plays, including both short and full-length works. He earned the South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role twice in 2012 for his flicks Dandupalya (Kannada) and No. 66 Madhura Bus (Malayalam).
Makarand Deshpande is a Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada-speaking Indian actor, director, writer, and producer. He is most renowned for his stage performances.
Makarand Deshpande Bio/Wiki
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He was born into a Hindu middle-class family. Makarand was previously engaged to his long-term girlfriend, actress Sonali Kulkarni, but the couple called it quits in 2006. After being in a relationship for a few years, he married writer Nivedita Pohankar in 2016.
Makarand Deshpande attended B. P. M. High School in Mumbai and graduated from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. He began creating plays for intercollegiate contests throughout his undergraduate years. He began his acting career in 1988 when he played Baba in the Bollywood film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Apart from Bollywood, Makarand has appeared in films like Dandupalya (Kannada, 2012), Jalsa (Telugu, 2008), No. 66 Madhura Bus (Malayalam, 2012), Rita (Marathi, 2009), and others.
He began working as a theatrical performer at Prithvi Theatre in 1990 and performed in a number of shows. Later, he met actor Kay Kay Menon, with whom he co-founded Ansh Theatre Group in 1993. After that, he made his stage debut with the full-length play Dream Man. Makarand Deshpande wrote, directed, and produced various popular plays at his theatre, including Sir Sir Sarla (2006), Karodo Mein Ek (2008), Miss Beautiful (2009), Joke (2009), Dev Vanar, Vasant Ka Teera Youvan, and others. Danav (2003), Hanan (2004), Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu (2010), Sona Spa (2013), and Saturday Sunday are some of the films he has written and directed (2014).
He was a judge in the Marathi reality TV programme Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe in 2011. Makarand appeared on the sports reality TV show Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) Season 3 as a member of the Veer Marathi squad in 2013. Because of his wonderful voice, he was given the opportunity to sing songs for films such as Jungle (2000), Ek Aur Visphot (2002), Supari (2003), and Naach (2003). (2004).
Makarand Deshpande Movies
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Makarand Deshpande Net Worth
As of 2023, he is one of Bollywood’s most prestigious actors and has a net worth of Rs 12-14 crores. As of 2023, his monthly payment is around Rs 20-40 lakhs, with an annual income of approximately Rs 2 Crores.
Aside from his worth, he earns Rs 20-30 Lakhs per year through advertisements, wages, movies, and songs. His own investments, real estate, and stocks are also included. Separately, he charges the brands Rs 10-20 Lakh rupees for endorsements.
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Makarand Deshpande published Ansh Theatre Group, a limited edition book. He consumes alcoholic beverages. He wants to portray the role of the late Indian painter Raja Ravi Verma. His favourite actors are Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor, while his favourite actress is Aishwarya Rai. Makarand enjoys singing and considers Udit Narayan and Sonu Nigam to be his all-time favourites.
He also enjoys travelling, and his favourite destinations are Jaipur, Bhopal, and Lucknow. Vijay Tendulkar, William Shakespeare, Luigi Pirandello, and Rabindranath Tagore are among his favourite playwrights. Cricket and Kho Kho are his favourite sports.
How old is Makarand Deshpande?
He is 57 years old as of 2023.
Who is Makarand Deshpande married to?
He is married to Nivedita Pohankar.
How much is the net worth of Makarand Deshpande?
As of 2023, he owes around INR 12-14 crores.