Veteran actor Mahesh Kothare turned 67 today, on his birthday. He is one of the renowned and versatile veteran actors of the Marathi industry. He started his work in the film industry as a child actor in the Hindi film Raja Aur Runk in 1968. After which he started his career in the Marathi industry, later he also started directing the film. He has given many hits since then, both in acting and directing.
Thus on his birthday, we have decided to pick his top 5 Marathi films.
Starting with his first most famous Marathi hit film Chota Jawan. It is based on a soldier’s family. Mahesh played the role of lead child actor Shivaji. Shivaji in quest of finding his lost father becomes a fine young soldier.
After this his directorial debut and a hit film Dhoom Dhaka. This film is one of the most famous and evergreen comedy films in the Marathi industry. For this film, Mahesh received the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Best Film award. This film also gave Marathi film industry its famous trio of actors Ashok Saraf, Laxmikanr Berde, and Mahesh Kothare.
After that his film De Dana Dan is also one of his best films. He played the character of sub-inspector Mahesh Danke. Actor Laxmikant Berde was also the lead actor in this film.
He then played the character of CID inspector Mahesh Jadhav in his film Thartharat. This film also had Laxmikant as a lead in it. After this film, Dhadakebaaz was his next hit film. It has actors Laxmikant and Deepak Shirke in lead along with Mahesh.
Then he again appeared with Laxmikant with his next film Zapatlela. In this film also he played the character of CID inspector Mahesh Jadhav. This character became so much famous after this film that people also started calling Mahesh by Inspector Mahesh Jadhav.
All these of these five films except the film Chota Jawan was the directorial hits of actor Mahesh Kothare. He has given many hit films after these. But these are some of his evergreen works. Mahesh has also directed and written many Marathi Films and TV shows and started his production house Kothare Vision. His recent work ongoing TV show is Sukh Mhanje Nakki Kay Asta.
On the birthday of such a talented and legendary actor we wish Mahesh a Happy Birthday. May God bless him with health and more great ideas.
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