V. Shantaram est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste, Producteur et Monteur Indien né le 18 novembre 1901
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Nom de naissance Shantaram Rajaram VankudreNationalité IndeNaissance 18 novembre 1901Mort 30 octobre 1990
(à 88 ans) à Bombay (Inde
)Fondateur de Prabhat Film CompanyRécompenses
Prix Dadasaheb Phalke, Filmfare Awards, Padma Vibhushan
Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (18 November 1901 – 30 October 1990), referred to as V. Shantaram, was an Indian filmmaker, film producer and actor. He is most known for his films like Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Amar Bhoopali (1951), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957), Navrang (1959), Duniya Na Mane (1937), Pinjra (1972), Chani, Iye Marathiche Nagari and Zunj.
He directed his first film, Netaji Palkar in 1927. In 1929, he founded the Prabhat Film Company along with Vishnupant Damle, K.R. Dhaiber, S. Fatelal and S.B. Kulkarni, which made Ayodhyecha Raja, the first Marathi language film in 1932 under his direction. He left Prabhat in 1942 to form "Rajkamal Kalamandir" in Mumbai. In time, 'Rajkamal' became one of most sophisticated studios of the country.
He was praised by Chaplin for his Marathi film Manoos. Chaplin reportedly liked the film very much.
Shantaram was born in Kohlapur to a Marathi Jain family and he married thrice. His first marriage was to Vimla, with whom he has three children, son Prabhat Kumar,daughters Saroj and Charusheela, mother of actor Sushant Ray a.k.a Siddharth Ray.
Shantaram then married actress Jayashree (née Kamulkar), with whom he had three children- Marathi film producer Kiran, actress Rajshree and Tejashree.
His third wife, actress Sandhya(née Vijaya Deshmukh), was his co-star in Do Aankhen Barah Haath as well as the heroine of his films like Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje, Navrang, Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli, and Sehra. Their daughter, Madhura is married to Pandit Jasraj and mother of Shaarangdev Pandit and Durga Jasraj.
He introduced Rajshree and Jeetendra in the 1964 film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. He also introduced his niece Ranjana Deshmukh into the marathi film industry through Chandanachi Choli Ang Ang Jaali, directed by Kiran Shantaram in 1975. Ranjana dominated the Marathi silver screen in 70s and 80s. He used to live at Panhala. His daughter, Saroj has maintained his house and converted it into a hotel, Valley View.
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