Gajanan Jagirdar

About Gajanan Jagirdar

Who is it?: Actor, Director, Writer
Birth Day: April 2, 1907
Birth Place: Amravati, Bombay Presidency, British India

Gajanan Jagirdar

First major freelance director-character actor in Marathi and Hindi cinema. Born in Amravati. Child actor on amateur...
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As per our current Database, Gajanan Jagirdar has been died on 13 August, 1988 at Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

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When Gajanan Jagirdar die, Gajanan Jagirdar was 81 years old.

Popular As Gajanan Jagirdar
Occupation Actor
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born April 2, 1907 (Amravati, Bombay Presidency, British India)
Birthday April 2
Town/City Amravati, Bombay Presidency, British India
Nationality British India

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First major freelance director-character actor in Marathi and Hindi cinema. Born in Amravati. Child actor on amateur stage. Started Arun Players in Pune and staged Chekov's Cherry Orchard and Harindranath Chattopadhyay's Returned from Abroad.

Claimed Ernst Lubitsch's The Patriot (1928) as a major influence. Started in films as writer of English intertitles at Prabhat; then bit actor. Apprenticed to Bhalji Pendharkar. Made films for Master Vinayak's Huns Pictures, briefly at Minerva Movietone as scenarist for Sohrab Modi (Meetha Zaher, Talaaq, etc.

) and at P.K. Atre's company. Best-known film: Ramshastri (at Prabhat), taking over the direction from Raja Nene and Bedekar as well as playing the lead role. Main performance was as the Muslim patriarch in Shantaram's Shejari.

Appointed first director of the FTII (1960) and became well-known pedagogue applying e.g. Stanislavski's theories to local conditions in a book about acting (1983). Published two autobiographies (1971 & 1986).

Made a TV serial, Swami, on the life of Madhavrao Peshwa, celebrating Marathi chauvinism.

Gajanan Jagirdar Movies

  • Vasantsena (1942) as Shakar
  • Suraj (1966) as Ram Singh
  • Umrao Jaan (1981) as Maulvi
  • Birha Ki Raat (1950) as Director

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