Friday, November 22, 2013

D.D.DABKE , KESAVARAO DAATE AND KHALIL

Dattatreya Damodar Dabke, popularly known as D.D.Dabke was a stage actor when he was selected as the protagonist title  role as 'Raja Harishchandra' in the first silent film of India 'Raja Harishchandra' directed by Dadasaheb Phalke in 1913.
He continued to act in some more films and later turned to be a Cinematographer and director.
He directed a remake of  'Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra' in 1924.
Kesavarao Daate (1889-1971) was an actor who worked in both silent films and talkies.He worked in Marathi films and Hindi films.
His roles in Marathi films Kunku(1937) and Shejari (1941) received much appreciation.
Later he settled in Mumbai and acted in character roles of several  films made there.
Khalil was a very popular star Of Bollywood and one who gained stardom in the early days of Indian cinema.
He became popular as the hero of Krishna Sudama of 1920.
He was a tall, energetic,handsome and versatile actor who acted in several films like 'Draupadi'.
He acted opposite all heroines of that period like Sulochana.

 

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