Nandu Madhav is a famed Marathi theater, television and film actor. He started his acting career in the featured film “The square circle” directed by
Amol Palekar. His breakthrough in the film industry however, came through the film “Sarkarnama” in the year 1998. He commendably played the character of a villager who fights for justice. The movie went on to become a huge hit. Nandu Madhav then acted in small roles in films like “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain” in 2000, Ashi Gyaneshwari in 2005 and had an important role in “Darpan Ke Peechhe.” After a break of 3 years, he acted in the film “Valu” which revolves around a village.
He went on to act in the iconic film titled “
Harishchandrachi Factory” directed by Paresh Mokashi. This movie was about the birth of Indian cinema when Dadasaheb Phalke made the first Indian feature-length black and white silent film titled “Raja Harishchandra.” Other lead actors were
Vibhawari Deshpande and Atharva Karve. In 2010, Harishchandrachi Factory wasIndia’s official entry to the Oscar Awards. The period film “Shala” released in 2011 ,set in the backdrop of 70’s rural India was another benchmark for Nandu Madhav. It is the adaptation of the novel “Shala” written by Milind Bokil and was directed by Sujay Dhake.
The story revolves around four 9th grade kids who are from different cultures and background. The main plot deals with Joshi’s love towards his classmate Shirodkar. Nandu Madhav plays the role of Joshi’s father. He was also cast in an offbeat film titled “
Jana Gana Mana” in 2012 which proved to be crucial film of his career. Though it is a merry entertainer, the film pinpoints the fact that India has all the processes in place to be a great nation and what it lacks is a little extra effort in execution. The tale moves around Ramchandra Sontakke (teacher) played by Nandu Madhav and Katu (student). “Tapaal” is another period film in his list of movies. He has been a part of more than 20 plays. Already a successful actor and social activist, he joined politics in 2014.
He represented Aam Admi Party and fought assembly elections in his city, Beed. Unfortunately, he lost the election by securing only 4000 votes. In 2015, he played the role of an inspector in the film”
Main Aur Charles” based on the life of notorious serial killer and conman, Charles Sobhraj. He has also acted in “Naam Hai Akira” a crime thriller which is a remake of the Tamil film “Mouna Guru” directed by A.R.Murugadoss. Recently, he played a role of an inspector in the short film “Azaad” directed by Rahul. V. Chittella. In a career spanning of numerous films of different genres, Nandan Madhav’s contribution to Indian cinema has been enormous till date.