He was praised by Charlie Chaplin for his Marathi film Manoos. Chaplin reportedly liked the film very much.
Shantaram was born Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre on 18 November 1901 in the erstwhile princely state of Kolhapur (in present day Maharashtra) into a reputed Jain family.Dwyer, Rachel. (2005). 100 Bollywood films. BFI screen guides. London:British Film Institute. ISBN 1844570983 p.82 During his lifetime he was honoured with Jain Samaj... Read More