is a popular actor who is well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the 80's and the 90's.
He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
in 1991 for Sadak
- the first time the award was instituted. In addition to Negative roles, he has also shone in Supporting roles and more recently in comedian roles.
His birth name was Ganesh Kumar Narwode
and he was born to an Auto Driver in Nasik in 1956. He adopted the name Sadashiv after going on stage in 1974. He was a trained singer but was advised that his highly nasal voice would prevent him from achieving fame- so at the age of 15 in 1971- he migrated to theatre and the stage. In 1976- he found his first role in Marathi film Aamras and began to act in minor roles in Marathi cinema until in 1979 when he found his first major break in film- 22 June 1897
playing Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He continued to shine in Marathi cinema as an Actor and also as a Producer under the banner of Anjana Arts
(Anjana being his wife).
His first Hindi movie was Ardh Satya
in 1983 and he followed in up with small roles in many films such as Purana Mandir, Nasoor, Muddat, Veeru Dada, Jawani, Farishtay etc etc where he impressed one and all as a villain. In 1991- he appeared as a Eunuch
in a role regarded as one of his best roles to date. He won a filmfare award for his performance.
In the 1990s he migrated towards supporting roles and comedian roles such as in Aankhen