Ashok Saraf is one of the Phenomenal Marathi Actor just like AJAT SHATRU who was one of the greatest KING of MAGHDA in East India, and just like that Ashok Saraf is considered as EMPEROR of people’s heart, EMPEROR of Film Industry and thus Ashok Saraf also called as MAMA is one of the VIRTUOSO artists of all times.
Ashok Saraf has occupied everyone’s hearts with his breath-taking acting skills and the way he does natural comedy is totally worth praising and thus is one of the greatest actor of all time.
When ASHOK was at a younger age he always dreamt of becoming an Actor and thus further he stepped his first step in this industry by taking part in the competitions like ONE-ACT PLAYS and from then conquered everyone’s hearts until 5 Decades and became one of the greatest ACTOR, COMEDIAN, ONE ACT PLAY ARTIST, DRAMA ARTIST.
Ashok Saraf then stepped in the film industry after doing ONE-ACT PLAYS and started his career at the age of 18 years by doing one DRAMA and doing side roles but which were very effective and started ruling everyone’s heart and further stepped in Marathi films and did many comedy and serious films like MAJHI MANSA, ATMAVISHVAS, CHAUKAT RAJA, VAJIR.
Ashok Saraf got a very true friend as an Actor who’s name was LAXMIKANTH BERDE thus they both conquered everyone’s hearts by their fabulous comedy films like ASHI HE BANVA BANVI, DHUM DHADAK, CHANGU MANGU, and many more BOLLYWOOD by doing serials and films like HUM PAANCH which was around 5 years running Serial and did many Hindi movies like ABODH, PHULVARI, I LOVE YOU, KARAN ARJUN, KOYLA, YES BOSS and many more.
And then people use to call FLUENT COMEDIAN and thus after making a mark in every field he did his DRAMAS even in foreign countries and he did the DRAMA “HE RAM CARDIOGRAM” and thus further did many films and further he became successful even in his personal life too, he married the Marathi Actress NIVEDITA JOSHI and further also opened a production house of her name and thus Ashok Saraf is one of the greatest actor of all times is the tag he has proved it all the times.
So in this blog, we will look about Ashok Saraf’s journey of becoming such a GREAT ACTOR.
|Real Name||Ashok Saraf|
|Date of Birth||4th June 1947|
|Age (as in 2022)||75|
|School||D.G.T Vidyalay Mumbai|
|College||D.G.T College Mumbai|
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
|Childhood||Spent his childhood in Chikhalwadi in South Mumbai|
|Lifestory||Struggled a lot to become such a GREATEST ACTOR OF ALL time.|
|Family||SON: ANIKET WIFE: NIVEDITA|
|First Wife||RANJANA DESHMUKH|
|Second Wife||NIVEDITA SARAF|
|Height (approx)|| in centimeters– 178 cm
In Feet 5’10”
|Networth||2.7 MILLION DOLLARS|
|Lifestyle||Lavish house in Mumbai and has INNOVA CRYTSA and AUDI Q3.|
Ashok Saraf started his career in the year 1960 when he participated in ANTAR BANK EKANKIKA SPARDHA which means ONE ACT PLAY and he was about 18 years old when he took part in this competition which was written by SHIRVADKAR and thus the name of the ONE ACT PLAY WAS YAYATI in which he played the role of VIDHUSHAK.
And thus gained everyone’s praise by his acting skills and then further he did the SANGEET NATAK in the year 1971 which was written by GAJANAN AHIKREKAR in which he did the small role and the name of that Drama was DONHI GHARACHA PAHUNA and thus his acting was praiseworthy.
And then further he got the chance to films with the phenomenal actor DADA KONDKE in the film PANDU HAVALDAR and thus by his acting he received the award from MAHARASHTRA SHASAN and thus further in the year 1977 he did the film RAM RAM GANGARAM in which he played the role of MANGYA and thus the way he acted in this film was very fantastic and thus received the FILMFARE AWARD for this film.
Ashok Saraf then stepped in HINDI FILM INDUSTRY and did many films like ABODH, JORU KA GULAM, I LOVE YOU, KARAN ARJUN, KOYLA, YES BOSS, JAGRUTI he did some side roles in these Hindi films and thus everyone use to call him a FLUENT COMEDIAN and thus he did all the roles form serious to comedy to villain, he did all his roles with perfection and thus further many Marathi films like VAJIR, in which he played the role of A POLITICIAN which was worth praising and also did films like CHOUKAT RAJA, ATMAVISHVAS, MAJHI MANSA which was totally a sign of a VIRTUOSO ARTIST.
In the year 1980 he got his companion LAXMIKANT BERDE their pair was ruling everyone’s heart and they both did many films like ASHI HE BANVA BANVU, DHUM DHADAKA, EKA PEKSHA EK, CHANHU MANGU, BALACHE BAAP BHRAHMACHARI, BHUTACHA BHAU, and many more.
He also got the company of the great DIRECTORS like SACHIN PILGAVKAR and MAHESH KOTHARE and they together did many films like NAVRI MILE NAVRYALA, GAMMAT JAMMAT, SHUBHMANGAL SAVDHAN, AAI NO 1 and he further did many roles in films like GOSHT DHAMAL NAMYACHI, PAHILE SHER DUSRI SAVASHER ANI NAVRA PAVSHER .
In 1987,1988 he got a lot of fame from his film ASHI HE BANVA BANVI. And he also did many DRAMAS in foreign countries, he did the DRAMA which was Directed by VIJAY KENKRE and the name was HE RAM CARDIOGRAM.
People became very crazy by his acting skills in such a manner that during his shooting for the film CHOUKAT RAJA the location of one of the parts of the film was in CREMATION GROUND and thus people left their jobs and thus went to CREMATION GROUND just to see him and thus in this way he ruled everyone’s heart.
Further when he got married to the superstar Actress NIVEDITA JOSHI and also opened a production house from which he released the film EK DAV DHOBI PACHAD and further did many DRAMAS like PREM TUJHA RANGA KASA, MANOMILAN, BANDU BATATE POHE and many more and thus his work was very fabulous along with LAXMIKANT BERDE AND MAHESH KOTHARE he did the films like DHUM DHADKA and AMCHYA SARKHE AMHI which were blockbusters.
And his role in the HINDI FILMS was totally praiseworthy and his comedy character in SINGHAM was also liked by everyone and he also did the Hindi Serials and one of the most popular serial was HUM PAANCH which was the longest-running serial about for 5 years and as by human nature Ashok Saraf is very HUMBLE and CLAM Personality and thus very different from which is seen from his movies and also did many films with the Actress RANJANA like GONDHALAT GONDAL and GUPCHUP.
Till today he has done about 226 films, 5 and more DRAMAS, and 8 Serials and thus got many Filmfare awards for his acting and this was only possible by his hard work and determination.
Ashok Saraf AND FIRST WIFE RANJANA
Firstly Ashok Saraf was in a relationship with the superhit actress RANJANA DESHMUKH in which both were seen together in the movies like EK DAAV BHUTACHA, BINKAMACHA NAVRA, GONDHALAT GONDHAL and thus their on-screen chemistry was seen good and thus further there were rumors that they had done their engagement secretly and but during shooting for the film ZUNJAR.
While traveling to Bangalore RANJANA met with an accident and thus due to which she became handicapped and thus she took the break permanently from Film Industry and thus then it is said that Ashok Saraf left her and thus she further did her last DRAMA in which she expressed her feelings towards Ashok Saraf in the form of a DRAMA and in that DRAMA the ending was that the hero of the Drama leaves the heroine in the situation in which the heroine is handicap thus further RANJANA in real life she didn’t came back in reality after her accident and thus lost her life.
Ashok Saraf AND HIS WIFE NIVEDITA JOSHI
NIVEDITA JOSHI was born on 6th June 1965 and as it is said that LOVE REQUIRES NO AGE and thus same happened in the lives of both Ashok Saraf and NIVEDITA JOSHI. During the DRAMA DARLING DARLING, they both met each other when NIVEDITA’S dad introduced Ashok Saraf to her when they both she was just a small girl and Ashok Saraf was on his way to becoming a Superstar actor.
And further, they came together in a movie NAVRI MILE NAVRAYLA but they didn’t talked with each other and thus again were together in another Movie TU SAUBHAGYAVATI HO but in this movie also they didn’t talked with each other and thus further their real love story started when they were together for film DHUM DHADAKA and thus they started talking with each other.
But in NIVEDITA’S family, her mother never wanted NIVEDITA to marry an Actor or a person who is related to the FILM Industry but as NIVEDITA’S nature was when she decides to do anything she never look back at it or never give up and in case of Ashok Saraf’S house his big brother used to look towards all the things and when he told about their relationship they both said yes.
And thus their marriage took place in MANGESHA’S TEMPLE in a very simple manner and as LOVE REQUIRES NO AGE in a similar manner the age difference between them is about 18 years and thus after their marriage Ashok Saraf had become a GREAT SUPERSTAR but NIVEDITA decided to look towards her family and then around 14 years she took a break from this industry.
Ashok Saraf’S father’s and mother’s name is not known and after his marriage with NIVEDITA they have a SON named ANIKET who is a Pastry Chef in Mumbai.
Ashok Saraf, born on 4th JUNE 1947 in MUMBAI but his origin is BELGAUM, KARNATAKA and thus she had spent his childhood in CHIKKALWADI in SOUTH BOMBAY.
ASHOK and NIVEDITA have a Son named ANIKET SARAF and he is known by the name NICK.
ANIKET did his graduation from CATERING COLLEGE OF DADAR, MUMBAI and did further studies from FRANCE and then returned to INDIA and today he posts the videos of his recipes on HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL and name of his channel is GET CURRIED and he is doing it since 4 to 5 years and having about more than 10 lakh subscribers on his channel and thus done something different from other star kids.
- Ashok Saraf is also called as MAMA.
- ASHOK started his career at an age of 18 years from his first Drama YAYATI.
- ASHOK started his career in Marathi film industry in year 1969 as a side role and his first marathi film JANKI.
- Ashok Saraf has done about 226 FILMS, 30 DRAMAS and around 8 serials.
As Ashok Saraf was one of the greatest actor of all times and though today he is not working much still his net worth is around 2.7 Million Dollars.
Ashok Saraf owns a Lavish house in Mumbai and thus he has numerous cars collection like INNOVA CRYTSA worth Rs 13 lakhs, AUDI Q3 worth Rs 32 Lakh.
HINDI MOVIES OF Ashok Saraf
- SINGHAM (2011) as Head Constable Savalkar.
- Familywala (Hindi) (2010)
- Qatal E Aam (2005)
- Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) as Mr. Patel
- Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (2002) as Govind
- Ittefaq (2001) as Shambhu Shikari
- Inteqam (2001) as Murli
- Jodi No.1 (2001) as Ashok Rai
- Aashiq (2001) as Constable
- Afsana Dilwalon Ka (2001) as Pyarebhai
- Joru Ka Ghulam (2000)
- P.K. Girpade
- Beti No. 1 (2000) Ram Bhatnagar
- Khoobsurat (1999) Mahesh Chaudhary (Gambler)
- Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) as Tadkalal
- Bandhan (1998) as Chillu
- Koi Kisi Se Kum Nahin (1997)
- Yes Boss (1997) as Johnny
- Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) as Havaldar Pandu
- Judge Mujrim (1997) as PA Natwar
- Koyla (1997) as Vedji
- Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai (1996) Dr. Avinash
- Army (1996 film) Pascal and many more
MARATHI MOVIES Of Ashok Saraf
- PRAWAAS (2020) as Abhijat Inamdar
- Aandhali Koshimbir (2014) as Bapu Sadavarte.
- Ekulti Ek (2013)
- Kunasathi Kunitari (2011)
- Pakda Pakdi (2011)
- Ideachi Kalpana (2010)
- Most Wanted (2010 film)
- Tata Birla Ani Laila (2010)
- Aika Dajiba (2010)
- Master Eke Master (2009)
- Nishani Daava Angatha (2009)
- Hastil Tyache Daat Distil (2009).
- Balirajache Rajya Yeu De (2009)
- Gosht Lagnanantarchi (2009)
- Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad (2008)
- Adala Badali (2008) Chandu
- Aaba Zindabad (2008)
- Baba Lagin (2008)
- Anolkhi Hey Ghar Maze (2008) .Mr. Deshmukh and many more.
- HUM PAANCH- 1995 TO 2006.
- DON’T WORRY HO JAYEGA – SINCE 2000
- JORU KA GULAM
- PROFESSOR PYARELAL- 1999.
Ashok Saraf has played in numerous plays and some of his important plays are:
- HAMIDABAICHI KOTHI
- HE RAM CARDIOGRAM
- DARLING DARLING
- SARKHA CHATIT DHUKTAY
- LAGIN GHAI
- VACCUM CLEANER
Ashok Saraf Twitter
— Ashok Saraf (@SarafAshok) July 29, 2018
Some FAQ About Ashok Saraf
IS Ashok Saraf A MARWARI?
Ashok Saraf belongs to a HINDU family and thus he is not MARWARI. His religion is HINDUISM.
HOW OLD IS Ashok Saraf?
As Ashok Saraf, born on 4th JUNE 1947 so his age according to the year 2022 is 75.
WHEN DID HE GOT MARRIED?
Ashok Saraf got married to NIVEDITA JOSHI on 28th June 1990 in MAGESHA temple in GOA.
WHY IS Ashok Saraf CALLED MAMA?
For shooting for one film the Cameraman PRAKASH SHINDE use to say his daughter that he is your ASHOK MAMA and then everyone started calling him MAMA and thus became the MAMA of Cinema Industry.
Therefore by taking alleviation from Ashok Saraf’s life one should incessantly follow his or her passion and accordingly should always work towards it by vigorously working and determination and then only one can be prosperous in his or her life.