Upendra Limaye Biography
Upendra Limaye is a versatile actor who has performed a wide variety of roles on stage, screen and television, earning several prestigious awards for his acting.

He has acted in numerous experimental plays, Marathi parallel films, television serials, Hindi mainstream movies and a few South Indian films. He has worked with renowned stage and film directors like Madhur Bhandarkar, Ram Gopal Verma, Amol Palekar, Rajiv Patil, Jabbar Patel, Satish Alekar, Vinay Apte, Waman Kendre, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Anant Mahadevan, Karupaniannan and others.

He began acting in school, in plays organised for social gatherings. Developing a liking for the stage, in college he opted to major in dramatic art. While studying, he co-founded, with three like-minded friends, an Experimental Theatre platform called ‘Parichay’, which produced a variety of plays over the course of next 9 years. And his various roles in those plays established him as an accomplished actor and brought him into prominence. This led to parts in Marathi parallel cinema and eventually in Hindi mainstream movies.

A multi-faceted actor with an astounding range, he brings a searing intensity and honesty to his performances. When he commits to a role, he is known to go all the way to bring the character alive. His essential integrity illuminates and deepens even the most ordinary of the characters he portrays.

His fresh, sincere and inspiring approach to acting was evident in his lead role in the Marathi film, ‘Jogwa,’ directed by noted film maker Rajiv Patil. His controlled, understated yet forceful performance earned him the Best Male Actor award at the 56th National Films Awards in 2010, making him the first Marathi actor to be honoured with the distinction in the awards’ history. Besides ‘Jogwa’, he has appeared in several National award-winning films, like ‘Mukta,’ ‘Bangarwadi,’ ‘Sarkarnama,’ ‘Dhyasparva’, ‘Chandni Bar,’ ‘Page 3,’ ‘Traffic Signal,’ to mention a few. He continues to be in popular demand by Marathi, Hindi and South Indian film makers.

Upendra Limaye is married to Dr. Swati and has a daughter, Bhairavi and a son, Ved.