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Occupation  Actor, director
Role  Film actor
Name  Keshavrao Date
Religion  Hindu
Years active  1934–1964

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Born  1889Adivare, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
Died  September 13, 1971, Mumbai
Awards  Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre - Acting (Language Theatre-wise) - Marathi
Movies  Kunku, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Ba, Amrit Manthan, Navrang, Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani
Similar People  V Shantaram, Vasant Desai, Vishnupant Govind Damle, Bharat Vyas, C Ramchandra

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Keshavrao Date (1889–1971) was an Indian film actor, who worked in both silent and sound movies. He tried to run his own drama company but found it difficult to perform the dual roles of manager and actor.


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His role in the drama Andhalyanchi Shala ("The Blinds' School", 1933) won him rave reviews, subsequently he became a star, and also joined the Prabhat Film Company.

After the advent of talkies, he tried his hand at that medium as well, though live theatre remained his chief love. His acting in the Marathi film Kunku (1937) set a standard which has rarely been approached since on the silver screen. He followed it with another sterling performance in Prabhat Film Company's Shejari (1941). Later he performed character roles in films made in Mumbai, where he lived. He also acting in V. Shantaram's Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Navrang (1959) and Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964).

Keshavrao directed four films, Kisise Na Kehna (1942), Andhon Ki Duniya (1947), and Maali or Mali in Hindi (1944) and it's Marathi version Bhakticha Mala (1944). Maali and Bhakticha Mala (1944) were Date's the second and third of his directorial ventures, and were produced by V. Shantaram under his new banner Rajkamal Kalamandir.

As Actor

  • Amrit Manthan (1934)
  • Kunku (1937, Marathi)
  • Chingari (1940)
  • Shejari (Padosi) (1941)
  • Kisise Na Kehna (1942) also director
  • Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946)
  • Apna Desh (1949)
  • Dahej (1950)
  • Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955)
  • Toofan Aur Deeya (1956)
  • Navrang (1959)
  • Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964)
  • As Director

  • Kisise Na Kehna (1942)
  • Andhon Ki Duniya (1947)
  • Maali (1944) in Hindi
  • Bhakticha Mala (1944) Marathi version of Maali
  • References

    Keshavrao Date Wikipedia