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Prabhakar Panshikar (प्रभाकर पनशिकर)
Prabhakar Panshikarप्रभाकर पनशिकर (born 14 March 1931) is one of the greatest and genius stage actors in Maharashtra. His role of 'Lakhoba Lokhande' in the drama 'To Me Navhech' is supposed to be one of the immemorable roles presented so far on the Marathi stage. He is also the owner of Natyasampada, the well-known Marathi Drama Producing Organization.

Early Life & Family

Prabhakar Panshikar was born in a Karhade Brahmin Sanskrit scholar family in Phanswadi, Mumbai. Initially, he worked and acted under the able guidence of vetern Marathi Drama Director M.G.Rangnekar. Rangnekar gave him break in the play 'To Me Navhech' by offering him the main role in 1962. The show became so polular that subsequently it was translated and presented into few other Indian languages like Gujarati and Kannada. Panshikar is married to Mrs. Vijaya Kulkarni and they have three children and seven grand children. His elder daughter Janhavi Panshikar-Singh is also a versatile actor. She is married to TV actor Shakti Singh. Noted singer and disciple of Kishori Amonkar, Ragunandan Panshikar is the second child of Prabhakarji. He is married to Aparna Deshpande who is also a famous classical singer. They have two children. Youngest child is Tarangini Khot. She is gold medalist in Sanskrit. She is married to marine engineer Narendra Khot. They have two children.

His Select Polpular Plays

  • Bhatala Dili Osari
  • To Me Navhech
  • Ithe Oshalla Mrutyu
  • Ashrunchi Zali Phule
  • Thank You Mr.Glad
  • Jevha Gavtala Bhale Phuttat

Select Plays Produced by him

  • Sangeet Madanachi Manjiri
  • Sangeet Suvarna Tula
  • Katyar Kaljat Ghusali
  • Andhar Maza Sobati
  • Kimayagar
  • Putrakameshti

His Honours & Awards

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