Makarand Padhya is an Indian actor, dialogue writer, director, producer and photographer. He is famous for playing the character of Bal Thackeray In the 2022 biopic, ‘Dharamveer’, directed by Praveen Tarde.
Makarand Padhyay was born in Mumbai. He did his schooling at Mumbai’s Chabildas Lallubhai Boys High School and then he studied arts at Ruparel College. From 1986 to 1991, he studied at Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Makarand Padhya belongs to a Marathi family.
parents and siblings
Makrand has a sister named Shweta Tembe Vaidya and a brother named Rajendra Tembe.
wife and children
Makrand’s wife Mansi Padhye is the owner of home-made food company ‘Chatak Foods’. They have a daughter named Madalsa Padhye and a son named Mardav Padhye.
Makrand has acted in several theater plays and has worked with the Rabindra Natya Mandir, Savitribai Phule Natya Sabhagraha, and several theatres. In 2005, he acted in a Marathi drama drama ‘Bachch Ekka Ghadi Bhar Paika’ directed by Pandurang Kulkarni. She acted with Pandurang Kulkarni in the Marathi language comedy drama ‘Agabai Solva Waris Dhokyacha’, which was released on 28 November 2005.
In 2019, he acted in the Marathi film Fafuta. The story of the film is based on farmers and water resources including politics. In 2022, he gained attention after playing the role of Balasaheb Thackeray Together in the biographical film ‘Dharamveer’ Prasad Oki And horizon date, The film was based on the life of late Shiv Sena leader Anand Dighe.
Facts / Trivia
- He knows Sanskrit, Gujarati and English language.
- He has specialized in photography and has worked for several advertising agencies.
- From 1996 to 2002, he worked as the Chief Assistant Director in an advertising film production company named AAMPL for 6 years.
- For 4 years he worked in Banyan Tree Communications Pvt Ltd. Ltd. as a sound engineer.
- He works as an event organizer.
- Since 1989, he is the owner of ‘Happ Creations’, an advertising, photography, ad film and short film company based in Mumbai.
- He does sketching and script writing.
- He loves to do photography, and regularly posts pictures of animals, buildings, and nature on his Instagram account.