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Satish Alekar

Satish Vasant Alekar  born 30 January 1949 is a Marathi playwright, actor, and theatre director. A founder member of the Theatre Academy of Pune, and most known for his plays Mahanirvan (1974), Mahapoor (1975), Atirekee (1990), Pidhijat (2003), Mickey ani Memsahib (1973), and Begum Barve (1979), all of which he also directed for the Academy. Today, along with Mahesh Elkunchwar and Vijay Tendulkar he is one of the most influential and progressive playwrights not just in modern Marathi theatre, but also larger modern Indian theatre.
He then became Professor and Head, Centre for Performing Arts, Universoty of Pune from 1996 to 2009. University honored him by his nomination as Distingushed Professor performing Arts  from September 2013. Several of his students are in the Films and Television in Mumbai. At 65 he continues to be active in theatre and films. He married to Anita in 1976. Anita passed away in 2007. They have one son MIKIN. He lives in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Playwriting (Marathi) in 1994, by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama. He received the award "Padamshree"  conferred by the President of India in January 2012.


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