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Sachin Pilgaonkar

Sachin Pilgaonkar

17 Aug 1957

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Sachin Pilgaonkar Biography

Sachin Pilagaonkar was born in Mumbai in a Marathi family. His father Sharad Pilgaonkar ran a printing press in Mumbai but it collapsed from flood and heavy rain and he died shortly after. Sachin Pilgaonkar started his film career as a child artist in the Marathi film, Ha maza marg ekla (This is my own singular path) (1962) at the age of four. He won the National Film Award for the same. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan handed him the award. As a child actor he first appeared in Dharmendra-Meena Kumari starrer very emotional film 'Majhli Didi' directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and also appeared in prominent films such as Jewel Thief, Chanda Aur Bijli, Brahmachari (Hindi film) and Mela (1971 film). As a child artist, his best buddy was Junior Mehmood, with whom he first did the Shammi Kapoor-starrer Brahmachari as nine-year-old kids, and have done 15 films together as child artists.

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