Sayaji Shinde is a Maharashtrian actor who acted in Marathi films. He moved into Hindi films including Bacchu Yaadav in Shool- which was followed by role in Market and Calcutta Mail. He was then introduced in the Tamil film industry by Gnana Rajasekaran for the critically acclaimed Tamil film "Bharathi", 2000. he received rave reviews and critical acclaim for his brilliant performance. He was then later introduced in Telugu films through the film Tagore, 2003. He acted more number of films in Telugu and started dubbing for his character in Telugu.Now he is a very well known character artist and both Telugu and Tamil film industries.