Mahesh Manjrekar

nat.jpg

Mahesh Manjrekar is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is credited with directing films like Vaastav, Astitva and Viruddh. Besides direction he has acted in several films including some of his own productions. He gained acclaim for his performance in the 2002 movie Kaante. He recently played a negative role in Telugu film Okkadunnadu.

Mahesh Manjrekar started his acting career in 1984 with the Marathi play Aflatoon, which paved way for him as an award winning producer with more plays like Dhyanimani, Doctor Tumhisuddha, Gidhade, Akashmaat, All the Best and Asecha Amhi Sare.

He embarked on his journey as a film maker with the award winning Marathi film Aai for which he won a Filmfare for the best director and also bagged the Screen Videocon award that year.

Once there, there was no stopping for this man, and he took his vision further with the highly acclaimed Vaastav with Sanjay Dutt. But initial success then gave way to a series of not-so-memorable ventures such as Nidaan, and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rahta Hai, which flopped miserably at the box office. Some of his recent directorial ventures include Viruddh, Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav and It Was Raining That Night.

Filmography :

Actor:

1. Wanted Dead and Alive (2008) (filming)
2. Pankh (2008) (post-production)
3. Dus Kahaniyaan (2007)
4. Dayanayak: Licenced to Kill (2007)
5. Okkadunnadu (2007)
6. Deha (2007)
7. Meerabai Not Out (2007)
8. Zinda (2006)
9. Jawani Diwani: A Youthful Joyride (2006)
10. Amavas (2005)
11. Mumbai Express (2005)
12. Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005)
13. It Was Raining That Night (2005)
14. Struggler (2005)
15. Musafir (2004)
16. Run (2004)
17. Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (2003)
18. Kaante (2002)
19. Ehsaas: The Feeling (2001)
Director:

1. Deha (2007)
2. Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)
4. Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005)
5. It Was Raining That Night (2005)
6. Struggler (2005)
7. Rakht (2004)
8. Tere Pyaar Ki Kasam (2003)
9. Hathyar (2002)
10. Pitaah (2002)
11. Ehsaas: The Feeling (2001)
12. Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001)
13. Kurukshetra (2000)
14. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000)
15. Astitva (2000)
16. Nidaan (2000)
17. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
18. Aai (1995)
Writer:
1. Deha (2007) (screenplay)
2. Matichya Chuli (2006) (story and screenplay)
3. Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005) (story and screenplay)
5. It Was Raining That Night (2005) (writer)
6. Struggler (2005) (story)
7. Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (2003) (screenplay)
8. Hathyar (2002) (written by) (as Mahesh V. Manjrekar)
9. Pitaah (2002) (written by)
10. Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001) (screenplay) (story)
11. Kurukshetra (2000) (screenplay) (story)
12. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000) (writer)
13. Astitva (2000) (screenplay) (story)
14. Nidaan (2000) (screenplay) (story)
15. Vaastav: The Reality (1999) (screenplay) (story)
Producer:
1. It Was Raining That Night (2005) (producer)
2. Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (2003) (producer)
Editor:
1. Struggler (2005)
Music Department:
1. Kaante (2002) (playback singer)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Performance in a Comic Role
for: Kaante (2002)

National Film Awards, India
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Won Silver Lotus Award Best Regional Film (Marathi)
for: Astitva (2000)
Shared with:
Jhamu Sughand (producer)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Nominated Screen Best Supporting Actor
for: Kaante (2002)

2001 Won Screen Best Story
for: Astitva (2000)

Special Jury Award
for: Astitva (2000)
Also for Nidaan (2000).
Nominated Screen Best Screenplay
for: Astitva (2000)

Best Story
for: Nidaan (2000)

Leave a Reply