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Full Name
Gajendra Vitthal Ahire

16 February 1969 (age 55) (

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Gajendra Vitthal Ahire (Marathi: गजेंद्र अहिरे विठ्ठल; born 16 February 1969) is an Indian 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.


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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.

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Early life

Gajendra Ahire was born and brought up in Mumbai.

Personal life

Gajendra Ahire is married to Marathi cinema actress Vrinda Ahire and blessed with a son and named him Chintamani.


He has begun his career as a Play writer at the age of 23. His first play was 'Aaicha Ghar Unhacha' in which he also worked as an actor. This first ever play of his has bagged best Actress award for Neena Kulkarni. 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 Super-hit 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'.

Till date, Gajendra Ahire proudly holds more than 40 Movies on his name, and the saga continues.

Filmfare Awards 2014 (Marathi)

  • 2015 - CRITICS' BEST FILM - Shared with Paresh Mokashi (Elizabeth Ekadashi) for Postcard
  • 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

  • 2003 - Not Only Mrs. Raut
  • 2006 - Shevri
  • 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'
  • References

    Gajendra Ahire Wikipedia