Born into a farmer’s family, Sayaji Shinde worked as a watchman in the Maharashtra irrigation department and later as a clerk and cashier in Kurla Nagrik Sahakari Bank. But his passion was theatre.
Geetanjali Minhas | January 9, 2019 | Mumbai
Born into a farmer’s family, Sayaji Shinde worked as a watchman in the Maharashtra irrigation department and later as a clerk and cashier in Kurla Nagrik Sahakari Bank. But his passion was theatre. He started acting in Marathi one-act plays, and honed his skills. Later, it was movies – first in Marathi, and soon in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. He has made his mark: he has received Marathi Filmfare award for his role in the film ‘Aboli’ and Tamil Nadu State Award for the film ‘Bharathi’. In Hindi, ‘Shool’ and ‘Kurukshetra’ earned him Filmfare nominations.
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