Saturday, February 1, 2014

SHAHU MODAK

Shahu Modak was a popular Bollywood actor who acted in numerous  Hindi and Marathi films from 1932 to 1986.He worked mainly in mythological films and was famous as the character 'Lord Krishna' which he played in more than 30 films.





Shahu Modak was born  in Ahmednagar in 1918.
He was admired for the Lord  Krishna and Lord Vishnu characters he played and for the title role of 'Sant Gyaneswar' for which he received accolades.
He acted in social theme films like 'Manoos.Awara Shahzeda,Dulhan,Talaash' etc  and historical films like 'Razia Sultan' also.
He sang two songs in the film 'Bharat Milap'.
One of the earliest double roles was played by him in Master Vithal's film 'Awara Shahzeda' in 1933 as the  Prince and a  Pauper.Jayashree Gadkar was the heroine of this film.
In the social film 'Bulbul-e-Punjab he acted the lead role opposite Shanta Kumari.
In the film 'Manoos'(1939) he portrayed the lead role as a  Policeman 'Ganpat' who saved a prostitute 'Maina' from police raid and falls in love with her.The film was directed by V.Shantaram.
His spouse Pratibha Modak wrote and published  his biography.Shahu Modak died in 1993.
Selected Filmography
Shyam Sundar
Bulbule Punjab
Awara Shahzeda
Aadmi
Manoos
Saint Gyqaneswar
Vasantsena
Dulhan
Ladai Ke Baad
Kanoon
Geet
Maharath Karna
Meghdoot
Shrikrishnarjun Yudha
Uttara Abhimanyu
Mandir
Maya Bazar
Bhishma Pratingya
Shri Ram Avtar
Jai Mahakali
Shri Krishna Satyabhama
Groupadi Vastra Haran
Subhadra Haran
Durga Pooja
Amar Keertan
Ram Leela
Bhakta Dhruva Kumar
Shrikrishna Bhakti
Jai Bajrang Bali
Hatyara
Jai Amba Maa
Razia Sultan
Gopal Krishna
Ashta Vinayak
Harishchandra
Laxmi Pooja
Mohini
Naglok
Raja Vikram
Chakradhari
Veer Bhimsen
Krishna Krishna

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