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Amol Palekar is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 24 november 1944 at Mumbai (Inde)

Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar
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Nationality Inde
Birth 24 november 1944 (79 years) at Mumbai (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Awards

Amol Palekar (born 24 November 1944) is an Indian actor and a director and producer of Hindi and Marathi cinema.


Amol Palekar was born to Kamlakar and Suhasini Palekar in a lower-middle-class family in Mumbai. He was raised along with his three sisters, Neelam, Rekha and Unnati, by his father who worked in the General Post Office and his mother who worked in a private company. He used to work at the Bank of India before he switched full-time to a career in acting. He also does some social work. He has two daughters and married writer Sandhya Gokhale after his divorce from his first wife, Chitra. Palekar regards himself as an agnostic.

Usually with

Dina Pathak
Dina Pathak
(10 films)
Vinod Mehra
Vinod Mehra
(4 films)
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Filmography of Amol Palekar (48 films)

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Parallel Folds, 1h45
Directed by Amol Palekar
Genres Drama
Actors Amol Palekar, Sharmila Tagore, Kishor Kadam, Radhika Apte, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Makarand Deshpande
Roles Keshav Vaze
Rating70% 3.534053.534053.534053.534053.53405
Keshav Vaze (Amol Palekar) is an eminent businessman who has grown into an industrialist struggling through his life, rising from a small village. He is separated from his college sweetheart Shama (Sharmila Tagore) due to an earthquake in which he loses his family & is left to take care of several young siblings, cousins. Shama is bearing a child of Keshav & goes into a state of shock and dismay when he does not return for months at end. When Keshav returns he does not find Shama where he left her and assumes she is dead after a few years. At his 60th birthday, a glimpse of Shama strikes him of how he and his yesteryear soulmate have walked on different and parallel ways.
Happy Days
Happy Days (2007)

Directed by Sekhar Kammula
Genres Drama
Actors Varun Sandesh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nikhil Siddhartha, Amol Palekar, Sonia Deepti, Kamalinee Mukherjee
Roles College Principal
Rating78% 3.944553.944553.944553.944553.94455
Happy Days tells us a story that explores the lives of eight friends through the four years of their engineering course. Each one of them joins Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology with their own set of idiosyncrasies, eccentricities, beliefs and ideals. What starts off as a journey of individuals, slowly becomes a collective one over time. They bond over as they go through bullying seniors, stringent professors, intense examinations, over the top celebrations, love, betrayal, sacrifice and every other possible emotion that an individual can experience in a college. The movie portrays the mindset of a typical engineering student which helped youth to connect with the characters involved.
Anand (2004)
, 3h
Directed by Sekhar Kammula
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Raja, Raja Abel, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Satya Krishnan, Anuj Gurwara, Gopichand Lagadapati
Roles Anand's Father
Rating79% 3.9895253.9895253.9895253.9895253.989525
The film is essentially the story of a modern-day girl Roopa (Kamalini Mukherjee). She begins her day with classical music lessons for kids in her neighborhood followed by her day job in an ad-agency. She along with her close friend Anitha (Satya Krishna) work on weekends at a nursery. Roopa is shown as a woman who stands for her self-respect, determined at her decisions and yet lovable and sensitive. Unlike her friend Anitha, Roopa though modern, sticks to her traditional roots when it comes to dressing.
Aks (2001)
, 3h4
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Origin Inde
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpayee, Nandita Das, K. K. Raina, Tanvi Azmi
Roles Defense Minister
Rating58% 2.900872.900872.900872.900872.90087
Aks is a supernatural thriller centering on two characters — Manu Verma, the cop, and Raghavan, the shadowy killer.
Teesra Kaun
Actors Mithun Chakraborty, Chunky Pandey, Amol Palekar, Satish Shah, Somy Ali, Javed Jaffrey
Rating52% 2.6245952.6245952.6245952.6245952.624595
The story revolves around a train journey in Howrah-Bombay Mail. Three Bollywood-stricken, Nagpur-based slackers, Vijay Verma, Bingo Nagpurkar, and Khoka Ganguli, board the Howrah-Bombay Mail, to head to Bombay to watch a cricket match, and to meet Bollywood megastar Mithun Chakraborty. During this trip, they drink a lot of alcohol. Vijay notices that the people in the next room in his train coach, are a couple with an attractive young woman. He goes over to introduce himself, and finds that the man calls himself Mr. C.K. Kadam, and the young woman's name is Manjula. Vijay wants to change his seat, so that he can near Manjula, but unfortunately that seat is taken up by a young man, Pankaj Nigam. Vijay attempts to forcibly take the seat from Pankay, and a fight ensues, and Vijay is asked to leave them alone. During a stopover, Pankaj leaves the train, and when the train starts, Mr. Kadam finds that Manjula has been killed. The police begin their investigation, and they have two suspects namely, Pankaj Nigam, and Vijay Verma. They also find out that Pankaj is not who he claims to be, and that his real name is Sanjay Chopra. Further investigations prove that neither Vijay nor Pankaj could have possibly murdered Manjula, leaving the police, Vijay and his friends on one hand, and Sanjay Chopra, to hunt for the third suspect, the one who actually killed Manjula, and the one who may also kill anyone who stands in his/her way.
Baat Ban Jaye, 2h15
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sanjeev Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Mehra, Utpal Dutt, Raj Babbar, Amol Palekar
Roles Yeshwant Bhosle
Rating62% 3.144173.144173.144173.144173.14417
Baat Ban Jaye is a comedy, featuring Sanjeev Kumar, Utpal Dutt, Raj Babbar, Zeenat Aman, Amol Palekar, Aruna Irani and Shakti Kapoor. Zeenat Aman plays Nisha, a wealthy businesswoman who wants to marry a poor and honest man. Her uncle, played by Utpal Dutt, tries to find a suitable match for her, with hilarious results.
Khamosh (1985)

Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Soni Razdan, Sushma Seth
Rating74% 3.7416853.7416853.7416853.7416853.741685
Soni Razdan is a budding actress. Shah is a military man. Amol Palekar is an established actor. Shabana Azmi is a fellow actresS. Ajit Vachani is a film producer and Pankaj Kapoor is his mentally unstable brother. Sushma Seth plays Mrs. Bhal, a retired actress now doing character roles and pushing her reluctant daughter into the film industry to obtain fame and fortune.
Jhoothi (1985)
, 2h16
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Rekha, Raj Babbar, Amol Palekar, Supriya Pathak, Deven Varma
Roles Insp. Kamal Nath
Rating65% 3.2801453.2801453.2801453.2801453.280145
Kalpana, a tomboyish character, lives with her mother, sister Alpana and brother Kamal, a police inspector. Kalpana is a compulsive liar but always for a good cause, landing herself and others often, in peculiar situations and misunderstandings too. While she sets up her brother with Seema and helps her sister Alpana come closer to Rasik, she herself falls for Dr Anil.
Man and Woman, 56minutes
Directed by Tapan Sinha
Actors Amol Palekar
Rating73% 3.693.693.693.693.69
Tarang (1984)
, 2h51
Directed by Kumar Shahani
Origin Inde
Genres Drama
Actors Amol Palekar, Smita Patil, Dr. Shriram Lagoo, Om Puri, Girish Karnad, M.K. Raina
Roles Rahul
Rating68% 3.407413.407413.407413.407413.40741
Sethji (Shreeram Lagoo) is a widowed businessman who lives a comfortable life with his only daughter, Hansa, his son-in-law, Rahul (Amol Palekar), and a grandson, Munna. Rahul is Sethji's right-hand man, and his nephew Dinesh (Girish Karnad) is his assistant. Over time, petty rivalries and jealousies have grown in the family, and Sethji and Rahul feel that Dinesh is trying to undermine the business. They make a plan to get rid of him without attracting any attention to themselves and succeed, but the after-effects are not kind towards Sethji's health, which grows worse eventually leading to his untimely death. Shortly thereafter, Hansa also dies, leaving her husband Rahul to look after the business on his own. Things start to turn controversial once Rahul begins an affair with the maidservant Janki (Smita Patil), and it is soon revealed that Hansa's death may not have been a suicide, but was a cover-up. As the mysteries start to unfold, they leave a scarring emotional impact on Rahul, and test his relationship with his late wife's family and his new lover.
Rang Birangi, 3h
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Parveen Babi, Amol Palekar, Deepti Naval, Utpal Dutt, Farooq Sheikh, Chhaya Devi
Roles Ajay Sharma
Rating71% 3.587573.587573.587573.587573.58757
Ajay Sharma is a very successful entrepreneur who has now transformed into a workaholic and is seen ignoring his wife of seven years, Nirmala. Enter Ravi Kapoor, a friend of Ajay notices Nirmala's loneliness and decides to fix things by rekindling the spark in their life. Thus starts a hilarious comedy involving Ajay's secretary, Anita and her boyfriend, Jeet and a re-enactment of Pati, Patni aur Woh.
Jeevan Dhaara
Directed by Rama Rao Tatineni
Genres Drama
Actors Rekha, Raj Babbar, Amol Palekar, Simple Kapadia, Rakesh Roshan, Kanwaljit Singh
Rating65% 3.271363.271363.271363.271363.27136
Sangeeta (Rekha) is a young, strong and idealistic girl. She is 25 years old, but unlike her contemporaries, she is still not married. The reason for this is her being a member of a poor family. Her father left the family; Her mother is an old homemaker; Her younger sister Geeta (Madhu Kapoor) is a young widow; Her nephews have to go to school while their father, her brother (Raj Babbar) is an inebriated and unemployed man. All the members of this family live in one little house. She is the only one who takes care of them. She is the only one who works to support the family. She is concerned for her nephews' future and makes her best to bring them up and educate them.
Olangal (1982)

Directed by Balu Mahendra
Genres Drama
Actors Amol Palekar, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Ambika, Anju, Adoor Bhasi, Jagathy Sreekumar
Roles Ravi Chattan
Rating73% 3.671893.671893.671893.671893.67189
Life goes on happily for the couple, Ravi (Amol Palekar) and Radha (Poornima) who live with their only daughter until Father John arrives in the city with a young boy Raju, Ravi's son from an affair with Reetha (Ambika) before his marriage to Radha. Now he has to keep the boy with him for a month before Father John takes the boy abroad.