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Amol Palekar Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Biography

Amol Palekar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth November 24, 1944
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Amol Palekar is an Indian actor, director, producer, theatre artist, writer, painter, and singer who has mainly worked in Hindi and Marathi cinema as well as in some Bengali, Malayalam, and Kannada projects. As an actor, his film credits include Chhoti Si Baat, Shantata! Court Chalu AaheBajiraocha BetaRajnigandhaJeevana JyotiTuch Maazi Raani, Kanneshwara Rama, Chitchor, Gharaonda, Bhumika, Agar… IfTaxi TaxieBaaton Baaton MeinGol Maal, Safed JhootDo Ladke Dono KadkeMeri Biwi Ki ShaadiJhoothi, Solva SawanJeena YahanApne ParayeAanchal200 – Halla Ho, Naram Garam, Sameera, Teesra Kaun?, Agni PareekshaChehre Pe ChehraPlot No. 5Jeevan Dhaara, Gulmohar, OlangalRang BirangiShriman ShrimatiChena AchenaAadmi Aur Aurat, Samaantar, Tarang, KhamoshMr. XAnkahee, and Baat Ban Jaye.

Born Name

Amol Palekar

Nick Name

Amol

Amol Palekar as seen at the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair at Milan Mela Complex, Kolkata in 2016
Amol Palekar as seen at the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair at Milan Mela Complex, Kolkata in 2016 (Biswarup Ganguly / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Amol Palekar attended Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art (Sir J. J. School of Art) in Mumbai and studied fine arts.

Occupation

Actor, Director, Producer, Theatre Artist, Writer, Painter, Singer

Family

  • Father – Kamalakar Palekar (Worked in the General Post Office)
  • Mother – Suhasini Palekar (Worked in a private company)
  • Siblings – Neelon (Sister), Rekha (Sister), Unnati (Sister)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Build

Average

Amol Palekar pictured while recording his voice for the Marathi language version of the TeachAIDS animation in Mumbai, India in 2009
Amol Palekar pictured while recording his voice for the Marathi language version of the TeachAIDS animation in Mumbai, India in 2009 (TeachAIDS / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Amol Palekar has dated –

  1. Chitra Palekar (1969-2001)​ – From 1969 to 2001, he was married to Chitra Palekar.
  2. Sandhya Gokhale (2001-Present) – He got married to actor, writer, and director Sandhya Gokhale in the year 2001.

Note – He has 2 daughters named Shyamalee Palekar and Samiha.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Sports a goatee
  • Wears glasses

Religion

He has described himself as an agnostic atheist.

Amol Palekar as seen in 2011
Amol Palekar as seen in 2011 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Amol Palekar Facts

  1. He was born in a lower-middle-class household.
  2. As an artist, he started his career with painting.
  3. Along with Vidya Sinha, Ashok Kumar, Asrani, Dharmendra, and Hema Malini, Amol Palekar co-starred as a painfully shy young man named Arun Pradeep in the 1976 Hindi-language romantic comedy coming-of-age film Chhoti Si Baat. The film is regarded as one of the best Hindi comedy films of the 1970s.
  4. His role in Chhoti Si Baat got him nominated for a Filmfare Award in the “Best Actor” category in 1977.
  5. Amol Palekar co-starred as Ramprasad Dashrathprasad Sharma/Laxmanprasad “Lucky” Dashrathprasad Sharma in the 1979 Hindi-language comedy film Gol Maal. For this role, he bagged the “Best Actor” award at the 27th Filmfare Awards in 1980.
  6. Before he decided to pursue acting full-time, he was employed at the Bank of India.
  7. He brought to life the character of Madhu Gupta in the 1982 Hindi-language drama film Shriman Shrimati.
  8. In 1995, he directed the Marathi-language film Bangarwadi. This won him the award for “Best Feature Film in Marathi” at the National Film Awards.
  9. Amol Palekar played the role of Justice Vitthal Daangle in the 2021 Hindi-language crime thriller film 200 Halla Ho.
  10. He has done voiceover work for an HIV/AIDS education animated software tutorial created by the nonprofit organization TeachAids.
  11. He was hospitalized in Pune for COVID-19-related complications in February 2022.
  12. Alongside Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee, Simran, Suraj Sharma, and Kaveri Seth, Amol Palekar co-starred as Sudhakar Batra in the 2023 Hindi-language drama film Gulmohar.
  13. As a director, he has also worked on projects like AakreitDhoosar, Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye, AnkaheeKaireeAnahatDaayraaDhyaas ParvaPaheliDumkata…And Once Again, Quest, and Samaantar.
  14. In 2023, Amol Palekar started appearing as Madhav (Sunny’s grandfather and owner of Kranti Patrika) in the Hindi-language black comedy crime thriller television series Farzi. The show stars Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Kay Kay Menon, Raashii Khanna, and Bhuvan Arora.

Featured Image by Biswarup Ganguly / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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