In the world of Marathi films, Vinay Apte is a well-known figure, who ruled for over 40 years in this line along with Bollywood movies and TV shows.He was born on 17th June 1951 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has acted mostly in Marathi films, but a talented artist like him had equally dominated Hindi movies. He began his acting career in the Marathi theatre in the year 1974. His first play was ‘MitarchiGoshta’(Friend’s Story). From the first appearance in the theatre, his acting was noticed by the audience. The play ‘MitrachiGoshta’was written by
Vijay Tendulkar. His first Hindi movie was ‘
Aakrosh’, followed by some other famous films like, ‘EkChalis Ki Last Local’,’ It’s
Breaking News’, ’, and ‘
He was a powerful actor and some of his movies are widely acclaimed, specially serious type movies such as ‘ Gandhi’,’Kalyug’, and Aakrosh, and had won critics’ applause. His acting in ‘Me NathuramGodseBoltoy’ put him to the target of heavy political controversy. But he did not stop acting in such films. His acting in ‘
Chakravyuh’, ‘YedyanchiJatra’, ’Ranbhool’, ’City of Gold-Mumbai 1982:Ek Aankahee Kahani’ are to be appreciated. His TV shows are very popular. We cannot forget his role in ‘
Lajja’, and ‘EkaLagnachiDusriGoshta’. His role in TV serials like in ‘Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon’ or the role of a lawyer in the series ‘
Adaalat’ against K.D. Pathak has been forever remembered role.
His acting was not limited to the periphery of Marathi theatre or to Bollywood films. He has also performed in English play like ‘Just Another Rape’, ‘Carry On Heaven’ and ‘Kamala’, but the most memorable role he played is in ‘Too Many to Name One’. He was associated with a production house. After a successful career in this silver world, he left us for heavenly abode. He died on 7th December 2013 at the age of 62.