Sandesh Kulkarni is a filmmaker and actor who has contributed to both Hindi and Marathi industries.
Early Life and Education
Sandesh was first introduced to theatre by his brother, Sandeep, who used to write and direct plays for Ganapati festivals. It wasn’t long before he started acting in them. He was taken aback by two plays from his childhood Mahanirwan and Tughlaq. Though he could not understand the style of Mahanirwan, he was thrilled and enjoyed thoroughly, Tughlaq used two actors to portray the protagonist to show the change in character and personality. These were his lessons in theatre style and form. Inspired, he participated in a workshop conducted by Satyadev Dubey and grew to be more serious about his interest in the theatre.
He was selected from India for an International Residency for Playwrights- A one month workshop in the Royal Court Theatre London in July 2003. His stage adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar's columns ‘Kovali Unhe’ was a unique success. He passed his college in 1991 and has devoted himself to the cinema industry since.
He wrote Pahila Vahila, a coming of age play about a small town boy in a big city. This play was performed at Prithvi Theatre as part of Writer’s Bloc Festival. Pahila Vahila is the only Marathi play to be performed in a festival organized by the British Council in association with the Royal Court Theatre, London.
He has garnered critical acclaim with his direction in Marathi comedy-drama, Masala in 2012. His acting endeavors included the fantasy comedy entertainer Andya Cha Funda in 2017 and Cycle in 2018. He has given powerful performances in films like Shwet, Lucky Man and Coffee Ani Barach Kaahi. He regularly conducts various theatre workshops, creative writing workshops for participants of all ages. He has acted in Netflix's popular original, Sense8 and was also a part of Sacred Games Season 2. He was last seen in Hundred where he plays the minister, Sunil Mule
In 2019, Sandesh donned the writer’s hat and wrote #MovingOut, a mini-series which follows an urban girl as she deals with the problems in life.
In 2020, he produced and acted in a play called Phir Se Honeymoon. It is based on a play he had written earlier, Punascha Honeymoon. The play is about Suhas and Sukanya who feel that their relationship has lost something important. The play is layered and deals with stress-inducing situations and hectic lifestyles. The play opened in Prithvi Theatre and was a part of Natyasattak Rajani 2020.
|Three Legged Horse (Post Production)||2021||Actor|
|Hamidabai Ki Kothi||2019||Actor|
|Coffee Ani Barach Kahi||2015||Actor|
|Life, Somewhere (Video)||2010||Actor|
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