Birthday: 09-11-1967
Age: 51
Star sign: Sagittarius
Kishore Kadam rose as a playwright and actor in Mumbai when the period was considered as age of modern Indian playwriting in Marathi. For many decades, he has been composing lyrics, plays and even had acted in theater and films too. Kishore Kadam got his introduction in Marathi stage play “Gandhi Viruddh Gandhi” where he portrayed the character of 'Harilal'. This Marathi play was also later translated in Hindi, which depicted the life persona of the Mahatma and his relationship with his eldest son Hiralal (Kishore Kadam). Seema Biswas, played the character of Kasturba in it. He had a passion for acting while he was in college even. After graduation, he met Satyadev Dubey, who took an initiative to graduate him in his own acting school. After learning the basic of acting in theatre school of Satyadev Dubey, Kishore was drawn to Dubey’s visceral work, where he realized that it was this kind of theatre he had always wanted to perform. Legendary playwright and director Dubey then gave him a chance to act in his original Hindi drama “Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak’’(a masterpiece work with mythological character), where Kishore played the role of the protagonist.. When he was engaged in theater, famous director Shyam Bengal was impressed by his talent, and offered him a role in his upcoming project (film Samar).

He began his career in films with Samar. For this film, he had to reduce the weight of his body and he impressed the director, Shyam Bengal by revealing the exact body language required to play the role of a labourer. His role in ‘Samar’, had fetched him a critical acclaim. He acted even in a Marathi serial “Asambhav”, which was a famous serial in Marathi channel where he played role of an antagonist. Later on, he got a chance to act in a biopic of Raghunath Karve (film “Dhyasparva”), written by Chitra Palekar and directed by Amol Palekar. The film was released in 2001.Though he was engaged in theater and cine activities, he never gave up his passion for writing his plays. His journey as a poet began when he was just in his teens. He took his poetic career seriously when he was just 16 years old. This effort went to place him later on, as an established Marathi poet. He also had tried penning lyrics, and his songs in “Sandhya Vela” were recorded by Suresh Wadekar and Asha Bhosale. His private album “Garawa”, sung by Milind Ingle, was a huge popular in Marathi language. He got inspiration from Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky to write plays. He started his career as an assistant director for a Marathi feature film, directed by Yogesh Datta Gosavi. In 2010, he received the Zee Gaurav Puraskar for best supporting actor and the Nilu Phule Sanman Award. He has acted in Hindi films and Hindi TV serials too. He enjoys his position as a dramatic actor like Girish Karnad. 3

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