Age: 37 Years
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra
Some lesser known facts about Shashank Ketkar
- Shashank Ketkar is an Indian Actor who works predominantly in Marathi Television industry . He is also an accomplished theater artist. He is best known for his work in the Malayalam serials Honar Sun Mein Haya Gharchi, Sukhachya Sarini Hey Mana Baavre, and Pahele Na Mee Tula.
- According to Shashank, he belongs to a middle-class family who wanted him to become a highly educated person. Hence, he moved to Australia from India to pursue an engineering degree soon after his schooling.
- Shashank Ketkar completed his formal education in Sydney, Australia. During his stay in Australia, he was part of a swimming school owned by Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe and briefly worked as duty manager. He is a qualified swimmer who trained many famous personalities in Australia in swimming. In a media interaction, in 2015, he said that he worked in a senior position at Thorpe’s training school. he said,
I had about 50 Australians working at Thorpe’s training school and they felt better working in such a senior position.
- In Australia, Shashank Ketkar was associated with several cultural groups and used to participate in various Marathi plays and concerts organized by these groups. Soon after completing his studies, he returned to India from Australia and started indulging himself in the performing arts and took it as a hobby. Later, he became a part of a theater group named Sudarshan Theater in Pune and participated in the play Poornaveeram. This was his first play, which was directed by Pramod Kale and written by Sachin Kundalkar.
- After this Shashank Ketkar started auditioning for many Marathi television shows. He made his acting debut with the Marathi television show Kalay Tasmay Namah aired on ETV Marathi in which he appeared as Kailash who was the grandson of Vikram Gokhale.
- Shashank Ketkar appeared as a negative character in the television serial Swapnanchya Palikadale, which was aired on Star Pravah as Aniket Gedhani.
- In 2012, Shashank Ketkar made his film debut with the Marathi film Rang Maza Vegala.
- In 2013, Shashank Ketkar came into limelight when he started working in the Zee Marathi television serial Honar Sun Mein Haya Gharchi in the lead role as Srirang ‘Sri’ Gokhale. His character in the serial brought him immense popularity and fame. He received the “Best Actor” and “Best Couple” awards along with his co-star Janhvi, who played his wife in the show. The show was the recipient of a total of eleven awards for its portrayal and characters.
- In 2015, the main character of the show ‘Honor Sun Mein Haya Gharchi’ “Kahi Ha Shree!” The show became so popular on many social media platforms after its famous dialogues. Started trending.
- In 2014, Shashank Ketkar was cast in a theater drama Gosht Tashi Gamatichi in which he played the son of Mangesh Kadam and Leena Bhagwat. His performance in the play was so appreciated that it earned him the Best Supporting Actor (Commercial Drama) award at the 2015 All India Natya Parishad Awards. After this Shashank Ketkar appeared in two more theater plays Poornaveeram and Kusum Manohar Lele.
- In 2015, Shashank Ketkar appeared in a music album “Yaara”, which was released by Sagarika Music. Popular Marathi singer Dipika Jog lent her voice to the song and was featured in the video along with Shashank Ketkar.
- In 2018, Shashank Ketkar appeared in the film 31 Days. It was in the news at the time that the film’s teaser was heavily criticized by the filmmakers for revealing too much about the plot of the film. However, Shashank said in a media conference that the suspense in the promo is not completely over and there is still a lot of plot in the film.
- In 2017, Times of India ranked Shashank Ketkar 15th among the top 20 most desirable men in Maharashtra. The following year, he was ranked 12th in the same. In 2019, the Times of India ranked him 24th among the most desirable men of the year. Shashank Ketkar was ranked 19th among the top 20 most desirable men of 2020 by The Times of India. In 2018, Times of India ranked him 7th in the list of Top 15 Most Desirable Men on Marathi Television. In 2020 he was ranked 8th in the same.
- Shashank Ketkar and his wife are compassionate animal lovers. They have pet cats in their house. They often post pictures of their pets on social media.