Gajendra Ahire

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Original short description: "Indian Marathi film maker and screenwriter"

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Gajendra Ahire
Born Gajendra Vitthal Ahire
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Vrinda Ahire (Actress)
Children Chintamani Ahire

Gajendra Vitthal Ahire is an Indian Marathi film maker and screenwriter. Till now, he has 42 movies on his name in all of which he has contributed as Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics. He is noted for his work in Marathi cinema, including a 2003 'Not Only Mrs. Raut' , 2007 biopic about Vasudev Balwant Phadke and has also worked as a television screenwriter for programs such as Shrimaan-Shrimati.[1]

International critically acclaimed and multi-award winner Gajendra Ahire won (Rajat Kamal) Silver Lotus Award and got international breakthrough when he directed Not Only Mrs. Raut and it was nominated as official entry for best regional language movie for many annual Film festivals across the globe in 2003 and won many awards too. Gajendra Ahire received numerous awards and recognition for his creative, talented literary works in field of cinema and theater. He has written more than 800 episodes for television's famous serials in Hindi and Marathi language. Later he began directing regional language movies and appeared in several significant roles in Marathi feature films and won many category awards for his story, screenplay, direction & best film.

He is highly active in theater field for which he has been recognized by Govt. of India, Govt. of Maharashtra and various Institutions across India and abroad for thirty years.

Personal life

Gajendra Ahire was born and brought up in Mumbai. He is married to Marathi cinema actress Vrinda Ahire, with whom he has a son.[no citations needed here]

Career

He began his career as a playwright at the age of 23. His first play was Aaicha Ghar Unhacha in which he also worked as an actor.After that, he wrote plays like Unch Maza Jhoka Ga, Ek Diwas Yeilach, and Janmasiddha. And after 20 years of Marathi Cinema, he has made a comeback in Marathi Play with his recent[when?] play, Shevgyachya Shenga.

After his initial plays, he moved to television and wrote more than 2000 episodes for Hindi and Marathi TV Serials. Out of which 'Shrimaan Shrimati' of Balaji Telefilms is one of his notable works.

Later, he began directing films and appeared in several significant roles in Marathi Feature Films. He is one of those rare Filmmakers who contribute to all of their films with own story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics along with directing the Film. He has made his Film-making debut in 2003 from an award-winning movie, 'Not Only Mrs. Raut' which then won numerous awards including Silver Lotus Award and Maharashtra State Film Award. In chronological order, his first movie was 2002's 'Krishna Katachi Mira' which was not released. However, this movie won 3 Maharashtra State Film Awards, too. Best Actress, Best Singer (Male) and Best Singer (Female).

He also has contributed as Music Director for his Nyiff award-winning film, Anumati.

In 2019, Gajendra Ahire directed his 50th film Kulkarni Chaukatla Deshpande, a drama starring Sai Tamhankar in titular role.[2]

Awards

Filmfare Awards 2014 (Marathi)

Stuttgart Indian Film Festival

  • 2015 - The Director's Vision Award for 'The Silence'

National Film Awards

  • 2007 - Best Feature Film in Marathi Shevri

Silver Lotus Awards

Maharashtra State Film Awards

  • 17 awards in total for film, writing, direction, lyrics, dialogues
  • Best Director to handle 'Social Subject'
  • Best Director to handle 'Rural Subject'

New York Indian Film Festival [Nyiff]

  • 2013 - 'Anumati' awarded Best Feature Film

Mama Varerkar Smriti Award

  • 1994 Marathi Play 'Aaicha Ghar Unhacha'

Filmography

Marathi films

Year Film Contribution Notes
Krishna Katachi Mira Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2003 Not Only Mrs. Raut Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics Silver Lotus Award
Pandhar Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Vitthal Vitthal Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Kandobachya Navan Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2005 Sarivar Sari Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2006 Sail Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2006 Diwasen diwas Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2006 Shevri Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Housefull Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Chanda Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2007 Vasudev Balwat Phadke Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2008 Maay Baap Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Summer Days Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Anand Bhuvan Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Chance Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Bayo Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Sawar re Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2009 Gulmohar Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Popcorn Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Anudini Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2009 Sumbaran Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2010 Paradh Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2011 Hello Jai Hind! Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2011 Eka Shabdat Sangto Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Naati Goti Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Tya Ratri Paus Hota Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Samudra Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Saale Lower Middle Class Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Pipaani Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2013 Touring Talkies Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Postcard Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2013 Anvatt Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2013 Anumati Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics, Music
  • Best Feature Film at Nyiff
  • Debut as Music Director
2013 Simhaasan Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2014 Swami Public Ltd. Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Chuup Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
2015 Bioscope Director, Dialog
2015 Nilkanth Master Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics post-production[3]
2015 Shasan Director, Screenplay, Writer Released on 22 October 2015
2015 The Silence Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics Post-production

Winner of The German Star of India 2015 in the category Director's Vision

2019 Kulkarni Chaukatla Deshpande Director Releasing 22 November[4]

Hindi films

Year Title Contribution Notes
Chanda Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics
Just 47 Director, Story, Screenplay, Dialog, Lyrics

Theater

Year Name Language Contribution Notes
1993-94 Aaicha Ghar Unhacha Marathi Writer, Actor
  • Debut as a writer and actor
  • Mama Varerkar Smruti Award
  • Actress Neena Kulkarni won Best Actress Award, Pune Gaurav, Nirmata Sangh
Unch Maza Jhoka Ga Marathi Writer
Ek Diwas Yeilach Marathi Writer
Janmasiddha Marathi Writer
2015 Shevgyachya Shenga Marathi Writer, Director Running

Television

Year Name Contribution Language Notes
Shrimaan Shrimati Screenwriting Hindi

References

External links

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